Matt- you are correct. They detune the 450/550 chassis. Why, I don't know since it would make more sense to have the power and capability in the trucks that actually get worked. The detuning was actually a major factor in why I chose to get a F450 pickup versus build a F550 from the chassis up last summer. The mgp is the only thing I'm not happy about with the F550.
Paul- well hopefully this Friday turns out to be more than what they are talking about now! Plaza gigs aren't bad, just have to have a good amount of manpower available to handle the places. How many guys do you bring in for a typical storm?