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How about a 95 Ford F250 for plowing?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by 86 CJ, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. 86 CJ

    86 CJ Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 285

    I actually use to plow with the exact same truck in my dads company years ago but had an auto trans and I fried it plowing, but this seems in better shape.

    Here is the description: What do you guys think....Just looking for a solid commercial plow truck(Cheap)

    95 FORD F-250 RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT FOUR WHEEL DRIVE IS CRISP
    126000 ON 302 5.0L , MANUAL TRANS, MOTOR WITH MANY NEW PARTS
    THIS TRUCK WILL PAY FOR ITSELF
    COMES WITH PLOW, SPREADER AND LIFT GATE
    GREAT TRUCK AT A GREAT PRICE.

    $3300

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  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    The manual would be the price killer for me.
    I would offer $2000 and go from there
     
  3. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    That's a pretty rare find: manual and a 302. It isn't really a good rare find, but that can help you when you're trying to buy it. It'd probably be a great truck if you don't mind the manual trans and you should be able to get it cheap because there isn't much market for a truck like that. That's also something to consider if you don't plan on keeping it forever. It might be hard to sell.
     
  4. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    i would buy it if i was out there i have a 96 with auto trans there great and everybody by me is looking for that body style truck they go quick out here thats a heck of a deal plow and salter i wouldnt pass it up :jester::alien:
     
  5. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    Thats a pretty good price for out our way. Not sure how much lower he'll go probably 3000 max.
     
  6. 86 CJ

    86 CJ Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 285

    Thanks Guys

    It seems like a legit truck, the guy has plowed with it for years. It needs some floorboard repair, so there is some rust situation there. I am not sure what I am going to do yet, still looking around at options.
     
  7. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    that is a light duty F250 if it has a 302 in it. It likely has a semi floating 10.25" rear axle and a dana 44 TTB front axle.

    the heavy duty F250's had a 351 or bigger motor with a full floating 10.25" rear axle and a dana 50 TTB front axle.

    still a good truck, but if you are on the fence, I'd hold out for a heavy duty F250 or even better - a F350. always better to get more capacity than you think you'll need when it comes to trucks.
     
  8. 86 CJ

    86 CJ Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 285

    Thanks for the advice :drinkup:
     
  9. FLC2004

    FLC2004 Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    As long as you think its solid, i'd go for it. That seems like a decent reliable plow truck. Whats the worst that happens? u use it a couple years, make some money and buy some more plow trucks. In a year or two, now its one of your backups, if you blow it up who care, u paid $3300 for it (or less)
     
  10. 86 CJ

    86 CJ Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 285

    I hear you on this. If I don't end up selling my Jeep setup and DD vehicle and buying a used 06 F250 or Chevy 2500 for DD and plowing, I just might pick it up....
     
  11. bucky6981

    bucky6981 Member
    Messages: 70

    Another thing to consider is the trans itself, if its a 302 it will have the Mazda 5-speed and not the ZF. IMO the ZF is was stronger and more reliable.