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Which is a better truck?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by CJL, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. CJL

    CJL Junior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 18

    I have a chance to get a 1987 ford f 250 with a 7.3 diesel it is 4x4 it has a western snow plow on it.

    Also I can get a 1988 ford bronco with a plow also.

    I still have to check them out for more info but I was wondering which would be a better plow truck?

    My concerns is I dont know to much about diesels. Is working on them hard? I also hear it is hard for them to start in cold weather?
  2. PabstBlueRibbon

    PabstBlueRibbon Senior Member
    Messages: 733

    87 used the International 7.3 that is IDI (indirect Injection). I have the same motor in my truck. This motor is bomb proof. Diesel is based on the same concept of gas. Also these motor are extremely easy to work on and parts are cheap. What trans is with the F-250? If it is the C-6 you have found your self an amazing truck. As for starting Diesels come with block heaters. Plug it in when it gets cold below 20 and make sure your glow plugs are good and she will start all the time. A word to the wise always have a 1/2 full tank it makes the fuel harder to "gel" because of the quantity.
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    it depends on what you will be plowing
  4. CJL

    CJL Junior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 18

    Thanks for the detailed post. Any reason the C-6(3speed) is better than the manual or an AOD?

    Does plugging it in become an inconvenience? How long does it have to be plugged in for?

    Some resi and small commercial lots.
  5. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Please explain "diesel is based on the same concept of gas".
  6. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    get a truck then. The Bronco is great for drives and tight places
  7. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    im wondering the same thing....completely incorrect on all levels. except that they are both liquids....??? lol
  8. alwayz-plowin

    alwayz-plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    Your customers wont like to hear a diesel in their driveway at 5AM.........
  9. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Too effin' bad.
  10. Dlongerman

    Dlongerman Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 299

    get the diesel like stated thats an indestructible truck. I Have a 7.5 or 8.5 Boss Vee blade with pump that would fit on that truck if u want it