Pulling a small 2-horse slant load trailer with two 1200 lb. It was known as the Sierra 3500 Classic for 1999 and 2000. I had an '01 F350 which was a great truck, but had some reliabilty problems and the brakes were not up to the task. Fuel mileage non towing is not bad for a ton dually at 13 mpg. I traded a Powerstroke in and I am pleased that I did. Always check oil level after filling crankcase. Hauling horses I routinely discuss trucks with other guys at horse events.
Information about that truck can be found here. Neither Ford nor Dodge can touch it. Tow mileage is terrible and the truck is at its maximum performance on the interstate at 70mph. Edmunds© is a trademark of Edmunds. Engine Weight: ~ 750 lbs Max Engine Speed: 3,400 rpm Peak Horsepower: Introduced at 180 hp 3,400 rpm. User Reviews: Showing 1 through 10 of 32. She'll be paid for in a couple of months, and I plan to keep her for a long time.
Changes to this truck were minimal during its production run. If you are looking for a real work rig, this is it. The engine is often considered an attractive balance between performance and fuel economy, although it arguably became outdated in the wake of its direct injection competition. When power is cut from the fuel solenoid, fuel flow abruptly stops and the engine will stall. Subject to approved buyer credit.
It became a six-speed for 2006. I tow 10 to 13K pound loads on a daily basis. The cabin noise level is lower than most of the cars that I have owned in the last 15 years. It was a reasonably comfortable truck for everyday use, but don't expect the plush ride of its light-duty siblings. My biggest complaint about the truck is the gray steel rims with cheap trim rings. As a near-identical twin to the Chevy Silverado, the Sierra 3500 was a sturdy workhorse thanks to upgrades over the regular 1500 model such as a more rugged frame, a stiffened suspension, more powerful engine choices and the availability of dual rear wheels.
Overheating is also an issue with the 6. The standard engine was a 6. Actual purchase terms may vary. There were two optional engines: an 8. Tax, tags, title, administration fees, and license fees are not included in price or payment. Our principal beef with the Sierra 3500 concerned the shoddy interior design, materials and build quality. We have a horse ranch and haul 12,000 to 15,000 trailers.
Peak Torque: Introduced at 360 lb-ft 1,700 rpm. Six 6 miles per gallon is the average for this 6. Any of the three available engines will provide swift acceleration for a full-size 1-ton truck, that is and ample towing power, but the diesel V8 is probably the best choice for those who tow heavy loads -- especially the more powerful 2006 Duramax. × Estimated monthly payments based on 3. Offered as high as 215 hp 3,200 rpm.
It's quite and rides and handles a lot better then my old Ford. It is also eztremely quite, but due to the towing capacity a little hard riding. This diesel was upgraded for 2006 with more power and refinement and fewer emissions -- it made 360 hp and a whopping 650 lb-ft of torque. These engines carried over for the 2007 Classic. Offered as high as 440 lb-ft 1,800 rpm.
Without pulling, I get between 21 and 25 miles per Gallon. I almost went for the Ford again because of this. I am getting around 12mpg at freeway speeds with this load. When power is supplied to the fuel solenoid, fuel flows to the injection pump and the engine is allowed to run. Updates were made to exterior styling and the interior for 2003, with further exterior tweaks for 2005. It absolutely has no power left.