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Old 09-20-2007, 10:26 PM
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What is the most capable beater tow truck? Capable as handling/towing 12500lb on Florida flat country. Most of the time is are gonna be 10 miles back and forth to the ramp.

Let me elaorate. I need to buy a truck within the next 30 day to haul my rig around. Something to keep for a year or two until Toyota comes out with their 1 ton diesel truck.

I want to budget this beater at around 10k. The less the better.
Old 09-20-2007, 10:29 PM
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A mid 90's 12 valve cummins should fit the bill with high mileage. Look at ebay out of texas and have it shipped. I think those motors had a 200,000 mile warranty on them. And are pretty easy to resell. Also a higher mileage ford with the 7.3 is pretty much bullet proof if it has been maintianed.

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UaVaj, I am in the process of doing the same. I have been looking for a month now. I am looking to spend a little less than you so I have been looking at big gas motors. For 10K, I think you should find something very decent. Most all these trucks have high mileage, as they are used mostly for work. The ones that seem like good buys have had the chit beat out of them and are very rough. Good luck with your search!
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Since this is gonna be a beater. I could care less how rough it is. As long as it runs good. The cheaper the better. Chances are I will only use this truck ~2-3 times a month.

I want me a new Toyota full ton. I just can't see me in a new FORD. At least not yet.

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