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even if it would fit, you couldn't use all that torque in the Super Duty Chassis. Power to weight ratio sucks there. Better off with a 6.4 Dual turbo :D
 

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Dunno...

Back when I was towing for a living, using SuperDuty tow trucks, I would have loved to have that much weight up front every time I hooked to a Mercedes..
 

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even if it would fit, you couldn't use all that torque in the Super Duty Chassis. Power to weight ratio sucks there. Better off with a 6.4 Dual turbo :D
But a modded PSD or Cummins can make that kind of power and people do use it in those chassis.
 

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The mining co. that I work for hired an individual from Cat about 14 months ago to be our "equipment specialist". Myself and a buddy of mine were quizzing him one day about a year ago, he said Cat was currently testing a super duty dually with an inline 6cyl/auto with 385hp and 850tq. Havent heard or seen anything since.
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So I take it this is the closest thing to a cummins 6bt that CAT makes? It would be neat to see one swapped in, but I knew a guy who had a CAT bulldozer and the parts were outrageously expensive for it.
 

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I knew a guy who had a CAT bulldozer and the parts were outrageously expensive for it.
Ditto that, we complain about parts we have to pay for from Cummins, but CAT parts are much more!
 

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Autoworld did one

There used to be a pic on their site.
 

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Putting an engine that is larger than it needs to be in a commercial truck doesn't make much sense. All that extra weight is not making the owner any money.
 

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Putting an engine that is larger than it needs to be in a commercial truck doesn't make much sense. All that extra weight is not making the owner any money.
Quoted for truth. I'm sure anyone put a Semi Engine in a VW Bug, but it's pretty pointless when the engine weighs more than the entire vehicle & serves no useful purpose. Bragging rights? Maybe, but then if you found someone that cared, two fools would have met :grinpimp:
 

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Power to weight ratio would be an issue and more specifically the polarity of the weight throughout the vehicle. Ford uses the C7 and Cummins ISB but engineers are very careful to power-match the layout so the HP/torque gets to the ground. Rear drivetrain weight is almost that of the engine when under load. Location of the axle is very important as well. More than likely in a smaller vehicle with a giant diesel, the tractive limit will be exceeded. It will make a bunch of fuss and steadily grind away the tires.

Scroll about 1/2 way down this page for examples of the poserplants and layouts:

http://www.f650pickups.com/08ford.html

A guy in our neighboorhood has one of these lifted and tricked out, total glam style:puke: Should attract attention to oneself though...:D
 

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I know Ford is has a very large law suit against International/NavStar for all the problems they had with the 03-06 SD. When I worked for the Ford/Dodge dealerships here I lost count how many 03-06 Fords came in on the hook. Maybe the move to Cat is due to that, although I do know for a fact that Toyota has been in talks to with Cat to down size an engine for there new Tundra line.

I remember reading about it in a recent Petersons 4Wheel Drive. Hope Ford makes the move, of course any other motor would be better than the BOAT ANCHOR their using now;)

I have seen Dodges come through the dealership with well over the 300k mark, as long as one changes oil on time and keeps up with the valves every 100K.

Just my loose change on the matter.:beer:
 

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Well I am only slightly smarter than your average dumbass and even I can see that whoever makes a deal with Cat will have the lions share of the market just because of the name. Even more so if its Ford or Chev. Dodge has a good engine.
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Whomever makes a deal with Cat will have the lions share of the market just because of the name.
All of the big three (C, F, D) have been trying for years, Cat has never wanted to cooperate. I hear that GM got the closest to an agreement, but it fell through due to a disagreement in engine paint color!
 

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Speaking of dodge's - There's a guy who goes to my Dad's church - he's got a 93 W250 4wd cummins, SLICK old truck. 98k miles. Unbelievably clean. Looks like new.
 
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