2004 F-350 Joy To Drive Workhorse
By Jim Paglione on
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4dr Crew Cab XLT 4WD LB DRW (6.8L 10cyl 6M)
F3-50 Crew Cab Long Box 4X4 V-10 Power. An absolute BEST BUY at $26,000. Single rear wheels capable of 10 tons on a 40' gooseneck tandem dually trailer.True gas mileage not as good as diesel. Factory rated tow capacity is 1400 pounds more than dually diesel and costs $12,000 less. You can buy a lot of gasoline for $12,000. And you can see where you are backing up. Now for the CONS: The steering radius on this truck stinks! We have owned 5 Power Stroke 1 Ton Duallys. All of them were 7.3 liters. The 6.0 liter engine failures are well documented . For heavy usage the 6.0 is not the way to go. The 6.0 will never equal the 7.3! The V10 325 hp & the torque are far superior to the 6.0.
The responsive V 10 with 325 hp is fantastic. The torque at 487 foot pounds under load will let you fall in love with this F-350. The noise level will really blow you away. No diesel clatter to drive you nuts.
The crew cab long wheel base F-350 is in need of steering improvements. I just got rid of a Duramax diesel 3500 4X4 Crew cab long wheel box that out steered the Ford by a noticeable margin.