'07 6.0 F550, yes or no?
First of all, great forum!
I'm considering a second diesel (other is a '96 Cummins 12v), and have been looking at an '07 6.0 F550 dually with a Stahl utility/tool bed. Its a four door model, 4wd, and is in very good condition. Its a sinlge owner truck, and currently has 70k miles on the odometer. I know the history of the truck pretty well, and has never had any issues. Current owner occasionally pulls a Kubota backhoe, maybe a couple of times a month, but that's about it. I believe the backhoe weighs well under 10k pounds, so the truck has not been overloaded.
Here are my questions. Given the known issues with the 6.0, how concerned would you be buying one with 70k miles and zero mechanical issues to this point? Do you think it would be necessary to do any mods, or would it be safe to simply drive as is? I've done a little research, and it appears that most of the bugs were fixed by the '07/'08 models. However, being a 6.0, I am a little skeptical. I don't want to spend $15-20k on a truck, just to have to turn around and drop another $5k to make it reliable.
Also, what is the bumper towing capacity of this particular truck?