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Old 10-11-2013, 01:40 PM   #15
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Wildbob, watch the engines if you want the unrestricted engine. The chassis cab trucks were limited to 300 HP and 660 for torque. If that is not an issue, no problem. Just make sure you are getting what you are looking for.
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:25 PM   #16
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What about this 2012 Truck also? Wonder why the dealer cann't sell either truck?

New 2012 Ford F-350 Dually Super Duty RWD XL Pickup, Crew Cab, Flat steel bed. Price is 37,000



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VIN #:1FD8W3GT1CEB59051, Exterior Color:Oxford White, Mileage:5, Engine Size:Turbocharged Diesel V8 6.7L/Trans:6-Speed Automatic w/manual

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Alxe for this truck is a 4.10 ratio

 

I thought the highest axle ratio was 3.73 with the 6.7L diesel in an F350. F450 has a 4.30 ratio. However if it really has a 4.10 (might be a dealer typo), it would pull just about anything but it will also get worse fuel mileage. Also, what length is the flatbed? If it is longer than 8ft and doesn't have notched rear corners, then there is the possibility the corners will hit the 5th wheel when making a turn. Also a special shorter height hitch will be needed since the flatbed sits higher than a stock pickup bed. Finally any gear/supplies you want to carry will have to be strapped down very well with that flatbed.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:52 PM   #17
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I would remove the flat bed and sell it and buy a new 11/13 take off.
Or modify the bed.

Seam to be a great deal. Program it to increase power.
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For the chassis cab it is 3.73, 4.10, 4.30 and 4.88.
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:55 PM   #19
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Program it to increase power.
Guys on the ford forums have had some luck with the dealers fixing the program.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:47 PM   #20
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New 2012 Ford F-250 4WD XL Pickup



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The F250 with the 6.7 diesel makes a excellent tow vehicle.
First off trucks don't pull trailers determined by the trailers length.
Looking at Fords '12 Fleet service spec shows F250 6.7 4x4 payloads from 2420 lbs with the crew cab up to 3380 with a regular cab. The '12 tow rating run from 15200 lbs to 16700 lbs determined b y the cab selection.

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What about this 2012 Truck also? Wonder why the dealer cann't sell either truck?

New 2012 Ford F-350 Dually Super Duty RWD XL Pickup, Crew Cab, Flat steel bed.
Another good choice however this truck will handle payloads up to 6200 lbs again depending on cab selection and 15500-16600 tow rating which is about the same as the F250.
This would be a good truck to sell the flatbed if you don't need it and have a custom haulers bed installed.

There are many reasons these '12 work trucks are still on the market. I would ask the dealer directly about these particular trucks.
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:03 AM   #21
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I would remove the flat bed and sell it and buy a new 11/13 take off.
Or modify the bed.

Seam to be a great deal. Program it to increase power.
Will a stock pickup bed fit on a chassis-cab? And even if it will fit, will the bed rails sit taller than normal making level towing more problematic?
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Here is the window sticker on that truck:

http://fordlabels.webview.biz/webvie...8W3GT1CEB59051
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I like both of those! Probably didn't sell because the dealer ordered too many of them, or they are missing one option people wanted. Who cares? Take advantage of a good deal if the trucks work for you.
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What gets me is sales person said two months ago they are trading both trucks to other dealers and never have done it yet. I think know other dealer wants these. This dealer has a history of going up in price when someone shows interest. One time it's up to 7,000 dollars and down 7,000.

The truck bed is a 8ft with a built in ball.
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We tow a 30' 10500 lb gvwr 5'er with our 3/4 ton and love it! Tows it with ease. Did not need the added expense of the 1 ton when we bought our truck. A 3/4 ton is perfectly fine if it fits the trailer you wish to tow. Otherwise what about a 1 1/2 or 2 ton or?? Depends on how big of trailer you want.
That is the most I would tow with our Ram 2500 diesel, even that is pushing the limits. Our 24 1/2' fiver grosses 5600 lb, the truck doesn't break a sweat.
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That is the most I would tow with our Ram 2500 diesel, even that is pushing the limits. Our 24 1/2' fiver grosses 5600 lb, the truck doesn't break a sweat.
Towed similar 24 ft unit 3 years and over 15k miles with a 2.8l V6 Ford Ranger STX.
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