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PROCUTSLAWNCARE
08-30-2005, 07:33 PM
Anybody own one of these trucks? If so could you please tell me if this is a good choice for a truck. I will be pulling my lawncare trailer with it and in the winter I will plow with it.

Thanks

wissel_landscaping
08-30-2005, 09:05 PM
my cousin had one, nice truck he traded it in on a 05 dodge dually the dually had less than 2k miles on it and the motor blew (diesel) the dealer put a new motor in it then the tranny was acting up so he had the dealer buy it back and he got a 05 f350 dually (diesel) and the turbo blew right through the hood the dealer fixed it and he traded the ford in and now he has a chevy 2500hd (duramax diesel) he loves it he said his dodge 2500 was a nice truck but this new chevy has way more power.

nobagger
08-30-2005, 09:24 PM
My neighbor just bought one last month. He bought it for towing his 31ft camping trailer, he said you wouldn't even know its there. They have I think 365hp and 610 ft lbs of torque! Plenty of power for towing any size trailer.
Plus he said he averages over 20 miles per gallon. towing or not.

Smalltimer1
08-30-2005, 10:07 PM
my cousin had one, nice truck he traded it in on a 05 dodge dually the dually had less than 2k miles on it and the motor blew (diesel) the dealer put a new motor in it then the tranny was acting up so he had the dealer buy it back and he got a 05 f350 dually (diesel) and the turbo blew right through the hood the dealer fixed it and he traded the ford in and now he has a chevy 2500hd (duramax diesel) he loves it he said his dodge 2500 was a nice truck but this new chevy has way more power.

That fish was this <------------> big! Nice one.

mosmgras
09-01-2005, 04:56 AM
The turbo blew through the....? What? That would have to be a first.


I'd say that fish was <--------------------------------> this big! ;)

wriken
09-01-2005, 08:44 AM
a chevy 2500hd (duramax diesel) he loves it he said his dodge 2500 was a nice truck but this new chevy has way more power.



I think the fish size is off the scale. :)

Grassmechanic
09-01-2005, 01:05 PM
Duramax has more power than a cummins??? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA..., whoops, sorry, I fell on the floor I was laughing so hard.

cmckinney
09-01-2005, 01:15 PM
Duramax would beat the Dodge in a drag race and even up hills but for best fuel mileage and power the Cummins is the better engine. Leave the V8's to race cars and give me my I-6 to pull.

The Chevy has the better tranny Auto but for the money difference in the 2 trucks you can upgrade the Dodge 48RE transmission with a new torque converter and have all the power/torque put to the ground. Plenty of info on other forums such as TDR and DTR website about the Dodge.

-CM

efaubert1
09-01-2005, 01:27 PM
In the realms of trailer pulling the new Dodge does great. My buddy has the 05 3500 Dually, and pulls a 36ft, 17,000 pound horse trailer weekly with it. For a 8,000 pound enclosed trailer including equipment I bet the 2500 would work great. And though a Ford lover I am, the Cummins is a great engine.

lawnmaniac883
09-01-2005, 02:33 PM
I have a 2500 srw 2wd with a auto cummins. Fast ass truck when you get into it. Only problem is the torque converter is really crappy. 1150$ for an aftermarket upgrade but it makes a world of difference.
BTW, i think the fish was this
<------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------> big LOL

PROCUTSLAWNCARE
09-01-2005, 10:39 PM
Do you know if the SL model has a different power train then a SLT model? I test drove a SL model (work Truck) and it had a 4 speed auto in it? I dont know the cummins had some getty up but the dura had way more smooth shifts and smooth excelaration. (sp)

Thanks,

Whats the website I can view for more info?

Dirty Water
09-01-2005, 10:58 PM
I've seen turbocharger turbines shred off the shaft and get sent down the exhaust, blowing out the catalytic converter, but I've never seen one explode :)

In my opinion, the Cummins is the only true truck style diesal engine. The other two have gasoline engine heritage.

lawnmaniac883
09-02-2005, 05:42 PM
ProCuts, the SL has the same powertrain when the Diesel option is chosen. Only difference is interior styling. The shifts get smoother when the tranny is broken in, however, a firm shift is normal for a real diesel engine. After the break-in period of 15,000 to 20,000 miles, the engine gets improved fuel economy and has much better acceleration. Once the hx-35 turbocharger gets moving, you will be haulin ass down the road.

Smalltimer1
09-02-2005, 11:03 PM
The PSD break in is complete at around 12k miles.

Scag48
09-03-2005, 04:08 AM
Cummins builds one hell of an engine, but the trannies on Dodges is what sends me running, heard too many bad stories. Now I realize some guys have good luck with their Dodges, but the majority of the folks I talk to say the Dodge automatics are worthless when it comes to reliability.

lawnmaniac883
09-03-2005, 03:41 PM
The newer Dodge autos are a little better than the old, but, with the dang pos torque converter they use it really isnt that terrific of a tranny. There is good news though, they make a manual 6 speed :blob3: