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texas
04-09-2006, 10:34 AM
i have a choice: (btw, im gonna drive either one until the axles crack and the engine explodes, OR some idiot buys it for $100000)

a new chevy 2500 ex cab 6.0L 4x2 power everything $29000

OR

a new chevy 2500 crew cab diesel w/ allison 4x4 power everything $35000

which one?

the biggest trailer ill pull will be either my 14 foot dump or 24 goose w/ skid and mini ex.

thanks.

texas
04-09-2006, 10:37 AM
sry. the first one is 27500.:)

Allen's LS
04-09-2006, 10:58 AM
I'm not a Chevy fan, but that isn't the point here. Always, if you can afford it go with bigger/more power. Its better to have too much and not need it, than to have to little and not have it. Just my 2 cents. :drinkup:

Kev

TURF DOCTOR
04-09-2006, 11:00 AM
True the worst thing in this biz,is to buy some thing and not be pleased with it.

qualitylawnmanagement
04-09-2006, 12:44 PM
Why not just use your f-250 diesel?

rfed32
04-09-2006, 01:24 PM
#2 by a long slide in my book....was looking at them last night...

texas
04-09-2006, 03:23 PM
using that for my second crew. this one's for me.:cool2: :cool2: :walking:

Travis Followell
04-09-2006, 04:44 PM
Definately get number 2. You'll be a lot happier with it than a gasser.

ripple
04-09-2006, 05:55 PM
DURAMAX is the way to go

efaubert1
04-11-2006, 08:33 AM
I am not a Chevy fan, but given these choices, Duramax. Even my wife, who HATES the sound and smell of a diesel, missed it when pulling any of our trailers large or small. And honestly, the engine is well built, and the Allison transmission.........well being a Ford guy I won't be to nice, it would look bad.

ALarsh
04-11-2006, 08:39 AM
How many miles per year will you be driving?

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=141484

The Yard Barber, Inc.
04-11-2006, 10:25 AM
I have a 6.0 and love it. If I had the money to trade or have a 6.6 Duramax then i would take it in a heart beat over the 6.0 the Duramax and Allison is a way better set up and the mileage is better too. get the diesel

hosejockey2002
04-11-2006, 11:15 PM
When I bought my '05 2500HD, I got the 6.0 and couldn't be more pleased. Since I rarely tow more than 5K and drive less than 10K a year, I couldn't justify the extra $8000 for the Duramax. However, if I towed the kind of loads you do any distance, I'd go for the diesel.

Itsgottobegreen
04-11-2006, 11:34 PM
Get The Diesel!!!!!!!!!!!!!11:)

jtkplc
04-12-2006, 12:03 AM
Go diesel :weightlifter: