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How are the v10 trucks pushing snow?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by pipelayer, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. pipelayer

    pipelayer Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 132

    Hey all, looking at getting a f350, with the v10 to push some snow. I know the v10 is a reliable engine, and I don't believe they spit plugs like their 5.4 counterparts, but how are these torque wise, and pushing snow? It's a regular cab long bed with 102k, and it's going for price cheap enough for me to buy a second truck. Just need something reliable, also, how's it compare on gas, my hemi was terrible, 10.. 6 when the plow hit the ground. But i can deal with that. Just wanted to get everyone's 2 cents. I'm no stranger to these f series superduty trucks. I've had two 7.3s, rust just got the better of them. Thanks
  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,425

    I never had a Furd V10, but I did have the Dodge.

    It's about as close to a diesel as you're going to get, torque wise. The biggest difference is weight.

    The early V10's had the same problem with plugs that the 5.4's did, and the 3 valves are better on fuel than 2 valve.
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,739

    As long as its not a Toyota 4 cylinder it'll plow just fine. Bahabaha
  4. pipelayer

    pipelayer Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 132

    Ok, yeah this is as early as it gets it's a 99. So I'll have to watch that. Trucks a steal, 2 grand. It's either a steal or a pile of garbage lol
  5. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,468

    Why would you buy something like that if you need something reliable??
  6. porabjr

    porabjr Member
    Messages: 73

    Hate to be a pessimist, but for $2K, something MUST be wrong with it. Post a few pics and let us know how you make out.
  7. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    if the 5.4 pushes snow with no problems, there will be no problems with the V-10 either.
  8. pipelayer

    pipelayer Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 132

    Oh no doubt it's going to need some wrench time, it's got a fair share of bed rust, but I need an all around reliable platform, and everything I've been told so far is that a spat plug from a v10 is more few and far between from a 5.4. I'll know by tomorrow for sure. I just got a superduty mount, and wiring for my fisher with a controller for free tonight, talk about a score.. Let's see what tomorrow holds.
  9. Buck331

    Buck331 Member
    Messages: 79

    I currently run a 2008 V-10 Super Duty with 4:10 rear end. I love the truck..., no issues whatsoever. Don't expect any great gas mileage results though.
  10. Pit Crew

    Pit Crew Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    My last 13 years I plowed with a truck like you described ,2000 and 2003 both v10`s there was never a power issue. Any truck will loose traction before power.
  11. porabjr

    porabjr Member
    Messages: 73

    How'd you end up making out?
  12. Buck331

    Buck331 Member
    Messages: 79

  13. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    It will push snow just fine!