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Re: New farm truck

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:29 am
by Craig Miller
Boot Jack Bulls wrote:I love my GMC 3/4 ton. It has the 6.0 Vortec. I bought it at 1 year old with 11K miles on it. I use it as a daily driver back and forth to work, then hook it up to the 8X28 gooseneck stock trailer to haul my bulls nearly every weekend. I get 18mpg on the highway with no trailer. Hooked up it is closer to 15mpg. I love that it has enough snort to get the job done with the trailer, but is economical for daily driving too. I just rolled over 67K miles, and it has only gone through one set of back tires and a set of front break pads. Aside from that, literally everything has been routine maintenance. My mother has the same truck, and has had a similar experience.


I just barely get that out of my half ton ram hemi. Put a trailer behind it and you can forget about it. I got 8 pulling my 26ft camper. I got 10 when I pulled a ten ft 2 horse with about 1000 Lbs. of hay in it home from Oklahoma.

Re: New farm truck

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:18 am
by cfpinz
Last two farm trucks we've bought have been Dodges, strictly for the Cummins engine and straight drive transmission. From my experience, there's no other reasons to buy a Dodge than those two. Wonderful engine, p*ss poor shipping crate.

Re: New farm truck

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:25 am
by BigBear
Boot Jack Bulls wrote:I love my GMC 3/4 ton. It has the 6.0 Vortec. I bought it at 1 year old with 11K miles on it. I use it as a daily driver back and forth to work, then hook it up to the 8X28 gooseneck stock trailer to haul my bulls nearly every weekend. I get 18mpg on the highway with no trailer. Hooked up it is closer to 15mpg. I love that it has enough snort to get the job done with the trailer, but is economical for daily driving too. I just rolled over 67K miles, and it has only gone through one set of back tires and a set of front break pads. Aside from that, literally everything has been routine maintenance. My mother has the same truck, and has had a similar experience.


I would agree with that statement but it 100% opposite with the 5.3. The ones built with AFM (active fuel management or something like that). Our company has done nothing but scrap trucks and replace motors in them. 2011-2015 seem to be the worst years. I'm a Chevy man and even I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Just got my company truck back after a new motor at 215k. Used to get half a mil out of the 5.3's no problem

Re: New farm truck

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:02 pm
by ALACOWMAN
Seen a dodge truck going through town,with a bent brush guard in the bed..looked to be a ranch hand..center bar bent right in the middle.. The truck had no damage to the front...and I thought about you..if I see him stopped somewhere gonna casually ask where he got it...usually mind my own bidness, but I hate a thief...

Re: New farm truck

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:51 pm
by sim.-ang.king
BigBear wrote:
Boot Jack Bulls wrote:I love my GMC 3/4 ton. It has the 6.0 Vortec. I bought it at 1 year old with 11K miles on it. I use it as a daily driver back and forth to work, then hook it up to the 8X28 gooseneck stock trailer to haul my bulls nearly every weekend. I get 18mpg on the highway with no trailer. Hooked up it is closer to 15mpg. I love that it has enough snort to get the job done with the trailer, but is economical for daily driving too. I just rolled over 67K miles, and it has only gone through one set of back tires and a set of front break pads. Aside from that, literally everything has been routine maintenance. My mother has the same truck, and has had a similar experience.


I would agree with that statement but it 100% opposite with the 5.3. The ones built with AFM (active fuel management or something like that). Our company has done nothing but scrap trucks and replace motors in them. 2011-2015 seem to be the worst years. I'm a Chevy man and even I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Just got my company truck back after a new motor at 215k. Used to get half a mil out of the 5.3's no problem

Those ecotech3 motors with afm and aluminum block are throw away motors. Half will be fine for the long haul, the other half will be sitting in a scrap yard before 200k.
Look for a iron block, they don't have afm.

Re: New farm truck

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:12 pm
by farmboy80
Haven't read anything about ford. Any opinions on fords? Mainly 3/4 tons. Gas or diesel?

Re: New farm truck

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:25 am
by Allgonoshow
The UPS guy has 532,000 miles on his 4wd Ford UPS pickup. 2012 F-350 with 6.2 gas engine. Said it was the best pickup he has ever driven. Just got a new Dodge and says he doesn't like it as much as the Ford.

Re: New farm truck

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:38 am
by Ky cowboy
After looking for weeks, and several heated conversations at car lots finally found a 2010 chevy 2500 it has 132k on it. It's the nicest truck I've ever owned just hope it will last

Re: New farm truck

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:38 pm
by jedstivers
Ky cowboy wrote:After looking for weeks, and several heated conversations at car lots finally found a 2010 chevy 2500 it has 132k on it. It's the nicest truck I've ever owned just hope it will last

Gas or Diesle. Either has a lot of life left. You should be happy and that's not many miles unless it came from the Delta. Mine is a 15 with 115,000, you wouldn't want one that's been where it's been.

Re: New farm truck

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:40 am
by Ky cowboy
jedstivers wrote:
Ky cowboy wrote:After looking for weeks, and several heated conversations at car lots finally found a 2010 chevy 2500 it has 132k on it. It's the nicest truck I've ever owned just hope it will last

Gas or Diesle. Either has a lot of life left. You should be happy and that's not many miles unless it came from the Delta. Mine is a 15 with 115,000, you wouldn't want one that's been where it's been.


It's a gas with the 6.0 it was a local truck the guys number was still on the back window so I called and he told me everything about it which was pretty nice. Theres a few things wrong with it,paint peeled off the good in a small place and trans line with a small leak. But nothing I cant fix, theyhadnt touched it at all it was still dirty. By far the nicest thing I've ever owned.

Re: New farm truck

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:55 am
by True Grit Farms
Good luck with your new truck, sounds like a keeper.

Re: New farm truck

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:19 am
by jedstivers
Ky cowboy wrote:
jedstivers wrote:
Ky cowboy wrote:After looking for weeks, and several heated conversations at car lots finally found a 2010 chevy 2500 it has 132k on it. It's the nicest truck I've ever owned just hope it will last

Gas or Diesle. Either has a lot of life left. You should be happy and that's not many miles unless it came from the Delta. Mine is a 15 with 115,000, you wouldn't want one that's been where it's been.


It's a gas with the 6.0 it was a local truck the guys number was still on the back window so I called and he told me everything about it which was pretty nice. Theres a few things wrong with it,paint peeled off the good in a small place and trans line with a small leak. But nothing I cant fix, theyhadnt touched it at all it was still dirty. By far the nicest thing I've ever owned.

It even better when you get to seem them before they are cleaned up. I'd like to have one just like it.

Re: New farm truck

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:03 pm
by fnfarms1
We had an 02 6.0L Chevy 3/4 4x4. Gutless wonder. It was a lemon from day one. Even had the extended warranty. The rear seal went out of the transmission, my dad took it to the dealer, they refused to warranty it 'cuz it has a fuel transfer tank in the back and is clearly a work truck'. It's an F'n truck, we use it like one. Anyway it always had issues. 4x4 was push button, sometimes worked sometimes not. I was stuck more in it than any other vehicle. Like I said I feel it was a lemon and not the best experience but I'd be leary of an older 6.0L.
I currently drive a 05 Cummins that I traded the 6.0L for, but when I trade again I'll go gasser for same reasons. I like the diesel power but can't justify the cost.