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Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by newkidonthebloc, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. newkidonthebloc

    newkidonthebloc Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Is anyone using an F350 gas? If so - how do you like it? Enough power to get the job done?
  2. J.P. Riker

    J.P. Riker Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Got Diesel

    Ran this last storm with F-350 Dump 6.0 diesel.

    No problem pushing 12' uphill in some tough driveways.

    Runs sweet!
  3. Greensway

    Greensway Member
    Messages: 97

    F 350 GAS.

    I have a 350 w/ v-10, GAS plenty of juice to tow 10k fifth wheel camper through the mountains this summer.
    Have not plowed yet - believe it will be more than adequate.
  4. neversatisfied

    neversatisfied Member
    from ct
    Messages: 73

    i just got a powerstroke but do have some 97 ford gassers.the 351 is a strong motor and plows just fine with an 8 footer and a sander in back.
  5. psdiesel24

    psdiesel24 Member
    Messages: 95

    We have a v-10 and it has plenty of power. Great truck if you dont mind the bad mpg.
  6. Tom Smith

    Tom Smith Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 149

    How can u all afford to plow with a gas truck? I would think that would make you broke...... Deisel is the way to go
  7. Greensway

    Greensway Member
    Messages: 97

    There is not much difference between a night of plowing fuel cost.
    If it will make or break you, then we have just found one of those "lowballers";)
  8. rmartin

    rmartin Member
    from mass
    Messages: 68

    have a 2002 f350 witha fisher mm2 8'er ran mint last storm. plowed for 36 hours. used 2 tanks of gas but made much more than that......
  9. newkidonthebloc

    newkidonthebloc Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    The post about "affording of the gas" is quite disconcerting....the way I look at it - fuel costs are a factor that you would be figuring into your prices anyway.......Sure to God nobody out here would be plowing just to cover fuel costs??? Maybe I'm missing something.....but when I price a job - I do it to make money not just break even.
  10. Tom Smith

    Tom Smith Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 149

    I meant to say that over time.... plowing and general driving.... u save alot... sorry i misspoke
  11. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    Tom Smith; ssssssssssshhhhhhhhh. we are making more profits than the gassers do for the same bid$.
  12. Tom Smith

    Tom Smith Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 149

    Yea your right.... Better keep my business secrets to myself.....
  13. Manx

    Manx Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    I still have the 5 grand that I saved from not buying the diesel
    and that will buy allot,allot of gas.
  14. JasonJ

    JasonJ Member
    Messages: 34

    I use a 95 F350 with 460/auto/4wd and have a Boss V blade. It works very well, my only limitation is traction. As long as I have grip, it will push a mountain of snow. I chain up on some of the steep long driveways I plow, but otherwise it works good.
  15. Team_Yamaha

    Team_Yamaha Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    You may be 5 grand ahead when you buy the truck, but when someone sells thier diesel and get that 5 grand back plus all the money that they saved by getting almost twice the mileage and the fact that gas here is at $1.59 and diesel is at $1.48. I think that I will keep plowing with my diesel and let my gasser sit until I need it. But don't get me wrong, I have a gasser and it was great to plow with, but now that I have got my diesels there is no going back.:D :D

    But to answer the original question, most gassers will have enough power to to push snow. I know of guys that plow with 4cyl Jeeps with 6.5' blades all the way up to my 97 with a 460 that has 450+hp. The original truck that I started plowing with was a 92 F-150 with a 300-6/ 5spd combo and a 7.5 footer hanging of the front. The truck had enough power to push the snow, but just not enough to push a foot of snow with the sander in the back, that is the reason that I got my 97.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2003
  16. Tom Smith

    Tom Smith Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 149

    No need to respond.... Team Yahama.. said it all... No question that i will get the 5 grand back included in resale

    Nice to have all that deisel torque too !
  17. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    I have a sub with an 03 F 350 and the 5.4 gas engine. Plenty of power for plowing. I dont see the need for another gas vs diesel war thread tho. Just answer the persons question and leave it at that.
  18. dag-otto

    dag-otto Member
    Messages: 77

    I have a F250 5.4 gas, no problems here, plents of uhmmp! To run an 8 Footer.
    I find the pedal is a little touchy to plow with compared to a diesel, but you get used to it in a hurry :)