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    Default F-450 update (8 mos & 20k miles later)

    Well I've had my 2008 F-450 for just over 8 months now and have put over 20,000 miles on it. I have been very happy with it. It pulls my mobile shop trailer very nicely.

    I have had a couple of problems but they were handled under warranty. I had the high pressure fuel pump fail and the 4wd shift motor and module.

    I tow a lot with it. My trailer weighs 17,000 lbs and get towed nearly everyday. Probably better than 70% of the miles are towing and the mileage average has been roughly 8.5 mpg.

    I'm not a Ford guy, I would have bought a 2011 Chevy/GMC 1-ton dually if I could have justified the additional $20k. I think I made a smart purchase, the 450 platform is much better suited for what I am doing in my opinion.

    Brian
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    Default Re: F-450 update (8 mos & 20k miles later)

    Os it a diesel? Do you have any pictures?

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    Default Re: F-450 update (8 mos & 20k miles later)

    Oh yeah, it is the 6.4l diesel with the automatic trans. Sorry.

    Brian

    Here's a pic too.
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    Default Re: F-450 update (8 mos & 20k miles later)

    Wow!!! Now that's a truck! What kind of stuff do you work on that you need that many tool? Your trailer so big you could fit wood working tools metal working tools and a million more!

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    Default Re: F-450 update (8 mos & 20k miles later)

    Quote Originally Posted by farmall 55a case View Post
    Wow!!! Now that's a truck! What kind of stuff do you work on that you need that many tool? Your trailer so big you could fit wood working tools metal working tools and a million more!
    I'm an equipment mechanic and do strictly onsite repairs, the trailer has a full shop inside.

    Here is the link to a thread I posted awhile back with inside pics and my last truck.

    mobile shop link

    Brian

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    Default Re: F-450 update (8 mos & 20k miles later)

    Thanks for the update. I recall your initial thread. It's nice to see someone get something that works out so well for their needs.

    Really nice looking truck. Thanks for the picture.

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    Default Re: F-450 update (8 mos & 20k miles later)

    Brian, I think for your uses the F-450 would be a much better solution than a 1-ton.

    I have a friend that hauls one of those big Horse trailers with living quarters with a 450 and it does a great job for him.

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    One of my good friends grew up around the construction business, he and all of his buddies have big trucks and always have. He told me I was the first guy he's known with a 450 that actually needed one (with a pick-up bed).

    Brian

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    Default Re: F-450 update (8 mos & 20k miles later)

    brian, that's a fine looking shop you have.

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    Default Re: F-450 update (8 mos & 20k miles later)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob77064 View Post
    brian, that's a fine looking shop you have.
    Thank You

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