Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-09-2008, 09:18 AM
nosparkplugs's Avatar
nosparkplugs nosparkplugs is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 3,445
Satisfied Dodge truck owners post

I have been running at least one Dodge 2500 gas truck since We started in 2000, and have sold a 02 Ford F-350 7.3L crew cab dually long list of problems continued problems with front brake rotor warping, to a failed sprag gear in the transmission at 45,000, Cam postion sensor failures, poor HEUI injector performance.
I have had absolutly no problems with our Dodge trucks: no electrical problems, the cabs are air tight, Beds are soild, front end's are or did hold up well, the suspensions/leaf springs are Heavy duty. I don't know what other folks consider quality fit & finish, we are happy with how the Dodge interior has weathered commercial use.

The 5.9L Cummins diesel option & 48RE Transmission, are a dependable & soild seller here in the Midsouth, thier are many nice rigs Dodge 2500/3500 towiing & hauling heavy loads down the interstate.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-09-2008, 09:49 AM
WalkerMike98's Avatar
WalkerMike98 WalkerMike98 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Senatobia, MS
Posts: 167
I have a 01 and an 02 2500 diesel. These trucks are built for hard work. They have been abused and misused. Each has over 150000 miles and have had few problems. I have replaced one injection pump and two lift pumps at 130000 miles. They still have a few years left in them and I feel there are no better work trucks on the market.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-09-2008, 09:58 AM
cowboytim cowboytim is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: MN
Posts: 180
they are the best would not run anything else
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-09-2008, 11:16 AM
pclawncare pclawncare is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 993
I have 2 dodges 1996 2500 v 10 120000mi and a 1995 dodge 12v diesel 215000 mi relativly little problems to speak of fuel pump and starter on the v 10 both have been worked hard pulled trailers almost every day of their life and i have been very pleased. The diesel did get a small rip in the seat but 110 bucks at an apolstry shop got it recovered and the door is sagging a little on drivers side i think a little wind noise at 70 but for a truck that is almost 14 yrs old i really cant complain nothing major yet
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-09-2008, 12:55 PM
mag360's Avatar
mag360 mag360 is online now
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Southeast Pa
Posts: 2,365
Quote:
Originally Posted by nosparkplugs View Post
I have been running at least one Dodge 2500 gas truck since We started in 2000, and have sold a 02 Ford F-350 7.3L crew cab dually long list of problems continued problems with front brake rotor warping, to a failed sprag gear in the transmission at 45,000, Cam postion sensor failures, poor HEUI injector performance.
I have had absolutly no problems with our Dodge trucks: no electrical problems, the cabs are air tight, Beds are soild, front end's are or did hold up well, the suspensions/leaf springs are Heavy duty. I don't know what other folks consider quality fit & finish, we are happy with how the Dodge interior has weathered commercial use.

The 5.9L Cummins diesel option & 48RE Transmission, are a dependable & soild seller here in the Midsouth, thier are many nice rigs Dodge 2500/3500 towiing & hauling heavy loads down the interstate.
Good trucks. I just bought my 7th in the past nine years. No truck is perfect though. The pre-01.5's that I had were prone to warping the front rotors---not the end of the world. We've put 2 lift pumps and 1 injection pump in the '99 in 142,000 miles so far---could have been a lot worse.
__________________
Our trucks, mowers, leaves, plows sale thread
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=416316
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-10-2008, 09:55 AM
bibbo's Avatar
bibbo bibbo is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: nashua NH
Posts: 58
i want one so badly... seeing this and knowing there going to hold up to the abuse makes me want one even more
__________________
"lifes short ride hard ,fast and Harley-Davidson...live each day like its your last have no fear.. go big"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-10-2008, 09:59 AM
wriken's Avatar
wriken wriken is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Mid-Michigan
Posts: 2,161
I have a 94 2500 ctd, just got a 08 ctd dually 6.7, traded my 05 ctd in on it. I used to be a ford man, but after driving and pulling lawn care and 5th wheels, dodge is the way to go.
__________________
Wright's Lawn Service
285 S. Clare Ave.
Harrison, Mi. 48625
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-10-2008, 10:35 AM
TXNSLighting's Avatar
TXNSLighting TXNSLighting is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: DFW, TX
Posts: 6,460
I guess dodges are finally getting to be a little better quality. as of 05 they still were pretty ify but 06+ seem to be pretty good. my 05 was terrible and my 03 wasnt that good. but i still like the looks.
__________________
Ryan

Always a lesson, never a failure.

www.meangreenlawncare.com
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-10-2008, 11:43 AM
ffemt1271's Avatar
ffemt1271 ffemt1271 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Shreveport, La.
Posts: 1,281
i got a '03 had to replace a radiator hose, brake pads, and shocks. it's held up very well though
__________________
Deep South Lawn Service
www.deepsouthlawn.com
2003 dodge 2500/ cummins
20' landscape trailer - 6.5x12 landscape trailer
5x10 utility trailer
3- 60" lazers, 1- 72" lazer 1- 36" W/B
15 shindaiwa handhelds, 3 echo saws
36" stihl chainsaw
2 fs100rx's, 2 br600 magnum FS94R, KM90
'92 long 2360/6'king kutter w/7.5x18 trailer


lawn sprinklers save your grass, fire sprinklers save your -----
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-10-2008, 03:32 PM
Gravel Rat Gravel Rat is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 9,544
Let the oil fields or the mining operations have a Dodge and see how long it lasts

Ford trucks are bought by Mining companies and other resource based operations for a reason. For one Dodge has a very unreliable 4wheeldrive system the axle interlock isn't reliable you need manual hubs. Dodge has bad problems with wheelbearings. Dodge uses cheap sheet metal that cracks and fails.

If you are using a truck for offroad use like mining operations don't buy a Dodge if your truck never leaves pavement maybe a Dodge is okay. There are trucks in resource based industry that never see a paved road. Some were bought brandnew took into a Coastal gravel mine where the only access is by boat. Same with forestry operations. The trucks run on rough roads and on sharp blast rock which is hard on tires and beats the h*ll out of the truck.


You Dodge lovers can keep your truck I seen what happens to Dodge truck when used for serious work they fall apart. If you have resource based operations using almost exclusively Ford it must say something and no its not because they are cheaper. Ford is one of the most expensive truck to buy Dodge is always 4-5 grand less even diesels.

I LAUGH so frigging hard when you guys brag about your Dodge working hard. Put it in a forestry bush camp or a mine for a year and see how well it does see if it comes back out of camp in one piece.

You look at some of the older Fords 92-97 F-350 4x4 SRW trucks that have had heavy loads on them all the time the overload spring tips are almost worn right through. The bump stops are worn thin. The F-350 4x4 dually service trucks that haven't seen a day since new with 4000lbs of welding gear on its back since new. These trucks were bought as cab and chassis a steel welding deck was put on then a gas powered compressor along with a 400 amp gas welder and toolboxes. Some of these old Fords are 84-86 and have spent all their life in tough conditions.

Untill Dodge lives up to that which they never have and never will you can't class a Dodge as a work truck.

What resource industries do to their work trucks make tough truck competitions look like a cake walk.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:51 PM.

Page generated in 0.08766 seconds with 10 queries