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ford E450 dump van

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by fargotruckman, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. fargotruckman

    fargotruckman Member
    Messages: 35

    is this strange in eruope they have van dump truck ever seen it in us just sometime a flatdeck





  2. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    have never seen a dump combined with a van, interesting
  3. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,097

    funny you post this, I saw a flatbed one today, very weird. the driver looked like he was hating life
  4. Sabsan84

    Sabsan84 Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    yeah, they are rare, but I have seen a few being used, always a ford, same as that one, cant be that bad if they are a powerstroke diesel, same as a f350 just cant have 4x4

    DIRISHMAN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,250

    Sorry I beg to differ. they do make a E350 quadra van = 4x4 2009 guy down the street from me is a Electrician and use it for a work truck. Ok I agree it is not a Dump so yes you are correct but they do still make a 4x4 E250 / E350 just a special order.:salute: The 4x4 van was very popular back in the mid 70's till mid 80's and then kinda dwindled to a few due to the fact more pick up truck were being used so the van kinda went by the way side
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2011
  6. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    I rather had that van with dump over truck.

    You know why? smaller front end where you can see front bumper/ BEST turn radius than you can do with Truck.

    Easy to work on engine behind doghouse if it V10 or diesel then not going fun work.
  7. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    A plumber up the street has bought old box ambulances. He take's off the box and add's a dump bed. Paints them red. REAL weird looking setups's!
  8. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    those 4X4 vans are aftermarket, not ford factory built
  9. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605


    DIRISHMAN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,250

    Ok Being that you get a chance to work on all of those engines. What one have the most ISSUES and what are the fixes?????????
  11. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    First of all, i'll tell you that the 7.3 is great. Virtually no problems other than a few minor oil leaks here and there. Ive run them to 300k without any issues.

    The 6.0 really hasnt been as bad as i expected it to be. Hear alot of horror stories about them but then again ours are 14 passenger busses, its not like were pulling them hard or anything. One 05 had a high pressure oil leak, had to be towed. another is sitting in the shop as we speak in need of an egr valve, but it made it to 170k mi which is pretty good. Some of our newer 08's have had issues with the turbo, over/underboost, one actually had to have the turbo rebuilt, all those under 30k mi at the time. Our 09's havent had any issues but they're just under 40kmi , so we'll see.

    Then come the v10. We only have two, both 08's one has round 70k other just about to 100k. Not too many problems, fuel pressure codes about it. But most of our drivers dont like them. Very jumpy off the line, and they have to scream up hills. Not much for problems yet but time will tell.

    DIRISHMAN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,250

    Hey Holland thanks for the info interresting. Just wanted to see another prospective from someone other than a plow guy,and dont take this wrong way plow guys it was clearly just a new point of veiw I was looking for. Reason being is I am in the market for a newer used diesil
    4x4 for plowin thanks DirishmanThumbs Up