3500HD GMC/Chevy or Ford F450?
First off- I know these trucks are in different classes (1 ton versus 1.5 ton). I'm a die hard GM guy at heart, and if GM still made a 4500 truck, I'd jump right on it. However, they don't. So I'm torn between a GMC/Chevy 3500HD and a Ford F450. I'm looking for it to be able to pull 10K everyday without any hiccups. Will load with mulch, leaves, topsoil, and occasionally stone- looking for one with a 10-12' dump body on it.
I guess my question is- is it worth it to go to ford for a "little" weight capability increase? Or are the new GM 3500HD's comparable in actual payload to an F450?
Thoughts? I'd likely be going gas with either as I'm deathly afraid of Ford Diesels and not in love with all the emissions stuff on either the Duramax or Powerstroke Diesels.
Matt Koski Landscape and Design, LLC
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2003 GMC 2500HD 4x4, 6.0L Fisher 8' Plows
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