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This is what I will be pulling my JD 4410 with. It is an 88 F350 with a 460, 5 speed w/ low 1st, 4.10 gears, LS rear with a goose and class V hitch. Now I just need the trailer to go behind it, hopefully a 20' with dove tail. I wont be going to a gooseneck trailer though as I hope to make the bed a dump.

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Looks like that truck has plenty of beef.
 

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Nice truck. They seemed to hold up well. That bed and truck combination was and still is popular with both farmers, contractors, and welders in this area.

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Well if you make the bed a dump bed you will loose the ability and the gooseneck hitch anyway.
 

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That is one tough looking truck. Other then REALYYYYYYYYYYYYY sucking down the gas, that should handle any pulling needs that could ever come up. Those old 80-90's F truck, wile a little crude by todays standerds, were REAL strung, and rugged. MANNNNN I mis my old 84 F250HD!!!!!!
 

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You got that right Ingersoll. I get 8 mpg in town and 10 on the interstate. The funny thing is I get the same mpg if I am loaded or not.

I pulled a bobcat trailer 240 miles unloaded at 75 and got 10 mpg. Coming back with the trailer and about 7000 lbs of stuff on the trailer and truck I got 10 mpg.

I hope to do a few things to help raise it a little. Maybe a GearVendor overdrive transmission, it would help.
 

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Nice truck! And I am a bit amazed at how little rust you have on it. Up in my neck of the woods, that vintage vehicle would be 300-400 pounds lighter from what rotted off due to the exposure to all the salt they use on the roads.
 
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