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To clarify again if the skidsteer weighs basically 12k and you are doing bumper pull or gooseneck? any trailer rated at 12k and above is gonna be heavy 3-6k etc. so you are hauling a skidsteer with assuming a bucket, fuel/oil and the trailer. a 12k skidsteer is probably closer to 13.5k with bucket and fuel, then a trailer weighing at minimum 3500lbs your already pulling 16k plus.
That's basically what the truck has to be honest. Also regarding the ficm tune. It gets things hot! anything above an atlas 40 for your situation is probably gonna get egts up to high to really benefit from the power. You could just send in your ficm to flash it for an atlas40 but its not going to make a noticeable difference with that much weight.
And again comparing to a 6.7L cummins isn't fair. that's like getting a 2005 5.9l and comparing to a 2011+ 6.7L powerstroke. Unless that cummins has 10k into it with tuning, injectors, engine, transmission it simply wont keep up with even a stock 6.7L.
Enjoy the truck because it sounds like its running great, its just a lot of weight for tunes and a turbo on that platform etc. I've had three 6.0Ls, a 2004 f350, 2006 f350, and 04 excursion and they would all walk circles around my current 7.3l even with tunes, intake, exhaust, and aftermarket turbo compressor wheel. Just the way it works etc. Keep on taking care of your truck.
ps 10k miles is way to soon to change your coolant save some money and extend it to 30k at least. originally most if not Ford agreed on 30k interval if you are running ford gold premium.
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