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I've been considering this truck the past few days as I drive it back and forth from my regular job. It's a nice truck and I can tell it hasn't seen much use. I've though alot about getting ramps and just using the bed to transport to save on trailer expense. I know I could get a 36WB in there no problem. Anybody do this or put any thought into it?
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You don't need a trailer at all but my advice is if you can afford one save the trouble and get it. I started out with a Toyota station wagon and a small trailer. When I got my bronco I stopped pulling the trailer but after 15 times of lifting the mower in and out of it, I changed my mind fast. Now my truck is way to high and I used ramps to push stuff into it and or even walk up them to get into the bed. I however recently purchased a new trailer from Lowes, only cost me about $650 not including licence for a nice 5X8 and I LOVE IT!!!! I can walk up the gate, up the trailer, step over the rail right into the truck bed. It's the simple things that please me lol. I can haul my tractor, mower, field and brush mower, everything on it then back in, unhook and go fishing, no need to ever unload my truck again. Not only that but you can get in trouble fast riding up ramps into the back of a truck, Riding up a lowered gate onto a trailer is much better.
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not really, the dude was inquiring if the ford was a reliable truck and i believe he said the truck was in fantastic shape and never plowed but either way a picture is not gonna tell you if it is a reliable truck or not.

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I have a chance to get my hands on a 1999 F350 xl 4x4 V8 Regular cab. Just a BARE bones truck, but thats fine. I had a few questions for you guys...
#1 Is a V8 powerful enough to pull a trailer with equipment or will it struggle?
#2 Is a V8 powerful enough to plow?
#3 Will the locking front hubs be a pain in the ***?
#4 Would you be concerned with the age... It only has 55k miles and gently used.
#5 I'm concerned with cab space. Not really a question but would like input..

Please give me some input about weather or not your would pull the trigger. Would probably be $8-10k.
The most important question I can think of is do you need this truck or are you just considering it because a deal presented itself?
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Sorry for the delay, yes a picture would not do much for you guys, not a scratch on it, no sign of rust. as for needing the truck I currently drive a 2010 Jeep wrangler, it has a hitch and I could put some equipment in it but I imagine its not meant to pull equipment all day. I have what I need to get the job done but like I said I have a pretty decent truck opportunity. I am just starting this year and have no idea how fast I will grow if at all. I really appreciate every ones feedback.
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So did you buy it?
F350 are great trucks, the suspension can handle more than it should and the brakes are over kill.
the 5.8 is bad on gas but loves to run and will pull just fine (may not be the fastest under load but will do it all day every day) and does not kill trans like the bigger engines (good if you get workers driving)
I have a 1996 bronco 5.8 plow locking hubs other than mpg love it
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Still haven't decided, I am struggling to try and start small with no debt, I could trade my jeep in and have money to spare... But I don't want to do that if my business doesn't take off. Part of me wants to jump right in and do it, part of me says be cautious. I have a 21" mower that certainly doesn't need a F350, but if business takes off it would be a fantastic starter truck. I could haul mulch, and clippings all day and pull a trailer and push a blade. I will know soon enough if I need it and I don't think it's going anywhere "family owned". How do you like plowing in a Bronco? I thought about putting a small blade on my jeep for about 10 minutes, decided not to. Haha
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