So I'm thinking of buying an older Ford F-350 with a 7.3 IDI engine in it with 138,000 miles. I've been reading that it is a solid engine and the truck is in really good shape for it's age, it's a 1988 model. I have read that this is the first year for this engine and that it has no electronics on it and that's what I'm looking for, an old school truck that will run forever. My question is though, will this truck have enough power to pull some equipment around my local area? The equipment I have weights about 14,000 without the trailer. So probably around 17,000 with a trailer, I'm guessing here about the trailer weight as I do not own one yet. The truck hae been well taken care of and I'm really interested in it but I know that it is not as powerful as the Power-stroke engines that came out in mid 1994. What do you guys think? I forgot to add that I'm driving 100 miles to look at this pickup tomorrow and I'd like some advice of things to look for with this engine. I'm new to diesel engines so any advice will be welcome. It's a 5 speed manual transmission if that helps any.