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Old 02-05-2013, 08:17 PM
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torque is nice no doubt, you can get around that with gearing and split rear ends. I don't think anyone is trying to argue the benefits of a diesel. The reality is the entry price for one. There are many used gassers that can carry the weight tow the load for much less than a diesel. when you add repair expenses for a diesel as opposed to a gas engine, higher fuel prices, it doesn't always pay off. not all of us tow 10 or more tons in the mountains while carrying a full load in the bed. and I think even fewer of us do this on a daily basis. when that is taken into consideration and old gas engine truck may pay off. many construction companies not only started but thrived in the days before modern diesels.
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