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help with purchase decision. 08 F250 V8

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by mtphoto, May 31, 2012.

  1. mtphoto

    mtphoto Junior Member
    from montana
    Messages: 3

    I am looking at a 2008 F250 SD with a V8 5.4 engine for plowing my gravel driveway (1000 feet) and a dirt road (2 miles). Truck will probably be dedicated to plowing only. No need for towing or other work.

    Would appreciate thoughts on this truck and model year. Anything I should look for specifically?

  2. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Fords come with 3 diffrent front axle ratings and they do make a diffrence holding a plow. I think 6k is the highest rating with 5600 or 5400 lb also good for plowing with the 4800 is best not plowing.Im not sure of the diffrent rating numbers but Im close.
  3. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,267

    I would find out when the last time the spark plugs were changed and take a good look at the exhaust manifolds.
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    A boss v plow!
  5. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    I wouldn't loose a lot of sleep over the spark plugs. By 2008, Ford had gotten a handle on the issue with an engineering fix. And even if it were an older truck with the famous hard to remove plugs, most good mechanics now know how to get them out without any major problems.