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2004 F250 6.0 Diesel is it good for a plow truck

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by daninline, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    Hey everone I'm looking at 2 trucks one is a 2004 F250 6L Diesel are they good or run away? The truck looks great but I don't know how many miles they are good for and how they are to plow with?

    Thanks for any info
  2. DCSpecial

    DCSpecial Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 408

  3. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    i love mine..plows liek a D8 cat
  4. jdo150

    jdo150 Member
    Messages: 55

    we love our 6.0l in our 2004 F350. its a great plow truck
  5. Can-Boy

    Can-Boy Member
    Messages: 46

    Mine is great.Noproblems with 121k.Still has original brakes.
  6. redneck farmer

    redneck farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    I Love mine the 6.0 has plenty of power, it plows like a tank. Just be ready to put new ball joints in it as the SD are known for eating ball joints.
  7. Sweetpete

    Sweetpete Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Yep, I second what Redneck said. Especially with the heavier diesel engine, you'll be putting new BJs on there in no time, unless they've already been done. That'd be nice.

    I don't own a 6.0, and honestly, I probably never will. But that's my choice. Too much bad press. But as you can see, there are alot of very happy owners out there who truly work that engine.

    It seems like either you love 'em or hate 'em. But I can imagine that they're probably great to plow with.
  8. massfirefighter

    massfirefighter Senior Member
    from mass.
    Messages: 128

    A+++ Highly recommended. My '04 F350 6.0 outplows the 3/4 ton dodge gasser I plow next to like crazy. I always get comments on how she pushes through the snow like it isn't even there.
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    I love my 04f250 6.0

    Pushes like a dream.,,

    Tons of power.
  10. Eronningen

    Eronningen Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    I have a 2006 6.0 and a 2001 7.3. Both have plowed since they were new. I set of ball joints in the 2001. Thats not too crazy? Both plow great. there is nothing wrong with the 6.0 especially in there later years. In the 04' I know they had a few problems that needed updating.
    I added a 08' CTD to the fleet and it spanks the super duty's. :p
  11. snow game

    snow game Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 255

    I just got a new 08 5.4 but my 06 w/ the 6.0 is still running strong w.over 113,000 milea and no major problems. Avg 14mpg city and hwy
  12. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    I got the truck tonight thanks guys.. I'll post some photo's Sat it drove great on the way home and it didn't have any ball joint sounds so they might be good the place that had it kept it up to date.
    I only paid 10,000 I think it's a good price for the truck.
    Now I have to sell the old one and get a plow ASAP for this one.
  13. Lucky Star

    Lucky Star Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    good truck but beware of the egr system
  14. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    Here's some photo's of the new truck we got. drove it around for a bit today boy it rides nice.


  15. TurfToppers

    TurfToppers Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Good looking truck love my 06 F250 6.0 six speed not a single problem yet has 89000 miles
  16. jayman3

    jayman3 Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    I had a 03 6.0L and loved it but 173k on it then traded it in,now have a 05 and love the truck,pushes better than my old gas job.wesport
  17. 04f250fisher

    04f250fisher Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    Looks just like mine. I had a cap on mine but made the dealer take it off and put a bed liner in. I love plowing with my truck.
  18. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    You will be happy with the 6.0L, I have 137k on mine, and it wasn't driving to church on sundays or going to get groceries. It pulls 20k trailers on a daily basis and pushes snow 4 months out of the year. I almost feel sorry for the guy that buys it after I'm done lol
  19. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    I got lucky mine looks like it was driven by a sales man it's whole life :) never a plow on it.

    It's good to hear there are people who use the truck and like them, all I ever here and the whining, but I guess that's what the internet's for LOL
    I think I'm going to get a Curtis 8 foot plow, I told them I want a trip edge I don't like the whole plow flopping over.
    Did you know Curtis stopped making V plows :dizzy:

  20. Ford445

    Ford445 Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 243

    Buy a Boss, they still make v plows. wesport