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Possibly a new to me log go getter
« on: August 13, 2019, 11:46:56 PM »
Iím looking at this F550 dump bed truck.  Itís a 2007 with a 6.0 power stroke.  I always said I wouldnít own a 6.0, but I may change my mind.  Itís got 180,000 miles.  The bid is at $3,800 right now, but I expect it will go up tomorrow.  Itídbe nice to have....not have to drive my really nice truck when Iím all sweaty and dirty after getting logs.  I doubt Iíll get it, but who knows.


 
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Re: Possibly a new to me log go getter
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2019, 05:11:17 AM »
Truck does look good. But looks don't keep it running good either. :)
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2019, 06:20:01 AM »
07 was a short year. only a few months for ford trucks. so the 08 6.4 could come early. o7 was the last yr in the f series for the 6.0 but was still used in the e series. egr coolers were the weak point. they leak coolant motor burns it that lifts the heads. bad things happen. egr problems are not just a ford thing they all had it. if it has 180k on it its been taken care of. 

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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2019, 07:34:56 AM »
Another thing that concerns me is that I think it was used to spread salt in the past.  The frame looks quite rusty in other pics.  Iím gonna go look at it today.  I hadnít thought about 07 being the last year for the 6.0.  I had an 08 with a 6.4,but it was a late build in 08.  Bought it still new in 09.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 07:48:21 AM »
 The 08 6.4 F550 the town highway truck I used to plow with a few yrs ago burned up 2 yrs ago because of the exhaust burn off B.S. I was alway scared of it when it started smoking when it was burning the exhaust out.
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2019, 09:12:17 AM »
Iím going to pass on this truck.  Timing will not work with the auction site.  Iíd have to pick up tomorrow or the next day and I have to work both days.  Oh well, Iíll keep my eye out.  Thanks for replies.
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 10:54:38 AM »
I keep some dropcloth around to cover the seat in the nicer vehicles when I'm dirty.  Cheaper than tags for a 2nd vehicle.  ;)  

All kidding aside, check with your car insurance carrier to see if they will cover an F550 before proceeding.  Will likely require either farm or commercial coverage in Missouri...  I got a lot of hassle with my IH S1900 even with farm coverage through Farm Bureau.   >:(  
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 11:11:33 AM »
I wouldn't worry too much about the engine if it's still going after 12 years but the salt concerns me. Probably best to let it become someone else's problem.
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2019, 04:20:45 PM »
I keep some dropcloth around to cover the seat in the nicer vehicles when I'm dirty.  Cheaper than tags for a 2nd vehicle.  ;)  

All kidding aside, check with your car insurance carrier to see if they will cover an F550 before proceeding.  Will likely require either farm or commercial coverage in Missouri...  I got a lot of hassle with my IH S1900 even with farm coverage through Farm Bureau.   >:(  
Good thought.  I hadnt thought about whether they would cover it.  Iíve been trying to find a decent seat cover, but I canít find something decent that works with airbags.
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2019, 06:59:20 PM »
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Have you checked out marathon seat covers we put them on all our vehicles 
They fit very tight and can be removed to wash .
I do not know if they fit ford trucks but we just got a set for our ram 3500
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2019, 08:05:44 PM »
I think so, but Iíll check again.  Itís good to hear a recommendation.  Thanks.
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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2019, 08:03:31 AM »
Another thing that concerns me is that I think it was used to spread salt in the past.  The frame looks quite rusty in other pics.  Iím gonna go look at it today.  I hadnít thought about 07 being the last year for the 6.0.  I had an 08 with a 6.4,but it was a late build in 08.  Bought it still new in 09.
Why'd you sell the 08 with a 6.4?  I just picked up one, has some front end issues, ac compressor out..otherwise ok.
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