/ F250 6.2 V8 vs F150 Ecoboost #1
- May 6, 2009
- South Mississippi
- 2008 John Deere 5303 MFWD
My current tractor with heaviest single implement weighs around 9000 lbs. I use a 82" x 22' 12K bumper pull equipment trailer when I move it. Total combined weight of tractor, implement and trailer is approximately 11,500 lbs. I don't know the exact weight on the trailer but estimated 2500 lbs. I usually tow this set up three or four times each year approximately 30 miles to the hunting lease. My current daily driver and tow vehicle is a 2004 F150 with the 5.4 V8 and 3.73 gears. I am not currently in the market to buy, but like to plan ahead for major purchases. I have been torn over whether to consider a F250 for my next vehicle or stay with the F150. I typically keep a truck 10 years so want to make the right decision. I like the idea of the diesel, but see them as too much maintenance and cost. I currently get around 14-16 mpg with the average closer to 14 mpg. I think the F250 gas burner would be very close so mileage not a deal breaker. Curious to hear thoughts on this and why.