Originally Posted by zabmasonry
won't buy a V8 diesel, after looking a dozens of them 7.3, 6.0, 6.4, 6.6Dmax. A v8 is great for higher rpm horse power, which is great for a few applications like tub grinders or boats, but stupid for a truck. I get why people buy them, but I'm not interested in owning one.
That's probably one of the oddest things I've seen on here. Any one of the V8 diesels you named on here has more torque than a stock 12V Cummins, and much more than the 6.0 Chevy gas.
I actually own a 2005 Chevy 6.0 gas, and it's the perfect truck for what I do. Diesel would have been a big waste of money for me. But I would not want to tow 12,000 pounds with it on a daily basis. I would scratch that off your list. The newer ones have much better transmission gearing for towing and would probably be fine.