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older plow trucks?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by mulcahy mowing, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing Senior Member
    Messages: 718

    Who here plows with a mid-early 90's truck (or older)?

    I have always loved the body style of the early 90's trucks. I'm a ford guy and have the chance to pick up a 1993 7.3 powerstroke for cheap money. I'm not sure if it is worth it though. can anyone prove me wrong? Show and tell your older truck!



    heres a photo of one of the trucks forsale..

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  2. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    i can prove you wrong, there is no such truck. powerstrokes didnt start til mid year 94. somebody could have put a powerstroke in that truck but it didnt leave the plant that way. the 94-97 f350s were one of the best trucks ever built i think. the 250s can be after you put a real front axle in them. i have a 91 dodge that i plow with (not this year though)
     
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  3. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
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  4. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
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  5. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing Senior Member
    Messages: 718

    Good looking out! I didnt even relize that they didnt start that early! truck looks mean!
     
  6. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    that dodge looks rugged very cool
     
  7. wolfmobile8

    wolfmobile8 Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    Yea 95 was the strart of the 7.3 with the turbo in it. the 94 was still the idi withput the turbo. I would try and and find a 1997 f350 psd. I must have looked at at a dozen of those before I decided to get my duramax but I love the obs psd fords and plan on still someday getting my 1997 f350 xlt black reg cab with greay interior and of course with a fisher setup haha and use it as my second plow truck. it's benn my dream truck forever.
     
  8. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    Powerstroke mid year 94
     
  9. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    The non turbo powerstroke doesn't make a lot of HP but has torque.
     
  10. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    There was no non turbo psd. It was a 7.3 idi and before that it was a 6.9 idi. There as a 7.3 idi with a turbo offered for a short time also iirc.


    And torque is generally the idea behind a diesel in a truck.
     
  11. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Yep, but the 6.9/7.3 was a dog. Only real power was in the 1st gear.

    I had a 87 6.9 (mid-year they put in the 7.3)that I blew. No way was I dropping money on a truck with the miles it had on it and rotting out.

    During the destruction of the truck and selling parts, I found out I probably had 6 months left on all the body mounts as they were about to fall apart.


    .....
     
  12. mustangman02232

    mustangman02232 Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    I miss my 90 f350 Idi, however everything is for sale for the right price so off she went, pushed good
    With the sander in the back even in 2 wheel and real good on fuel economy
     
  13. BOSS LAWN

    BOSS LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 497


    I've always loved early 90's trucks, Ford, Chevy & GMC. If I could figure out how to post a photo on here, I would. :)
     
  14. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    My Fords are all 89's all 5 running strong. 3 at the house 2 at dads shop.:mechanic:

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  15. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    For any that say the non turbo 7.3 is a dog........................you're nuts. I assumed the same till I got one. Those trucks are animals.
     
  16. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing Senior Member
    Messages: 718

    Thanks for the info guys!

    dude, love the trucks!

    keep em cominwesport
     
  17. BOSS LAWN

    BOSS LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 497


    Very unique trucks!
     
  18. cascade powder

    cascade powder Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    90's isnt old! How about a 1969 Toyota FJ40! Still going strong all stock running gear!

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  19. GMC25004x4

    GMC25004x4 Member
    Messages: 41

    Sweet plow truck, do you have any more pictures of that beast!
     
  20. cascade powder

    cascade powder Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    In her "summer trim"

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