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Old 11-24-2012, 06:32 PM
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3500 dmax right truck?

I'm looking at a gmc flatbed 3500 dmax dually think its an 010? This truck would be for towing equipment, materials w/dump trailer, and plowing residential drives. This is my first year plowing and I keep hearing stick with the single rear wheel truck, but I seem to be towing more and more weight and my with my f350 I'm probably overweight most of the time, it'd b a shame to throw a plow on it when I'll probably be selling it anyway.. be able to tow more and safer too with the flatbed but what about weight in winter without a sander? Was impressed when I tried a dmax recently, the power was all there. Thanks for any tips!
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:36 AM
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I want a new GM 1 ton dump next year. In 11 they uped to the much needed heavier front end (1000 extra GAWR). Really nice for plowing, especially with heavy diesel motor. A 10 is still a nice truck. Id buy one if I found a good deal.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:46 AM
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We run a 2011 3500 crew shortbed d max and it is an awsome truck so far. Its at 34k now with 24k of that towing. The 11 and up trucks have alot heavier frame ,brakes and suspension than previous years
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:48 AM
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Thanks 4seasons, yea its an 09', I'm also thinking of a Kubota 121 ffor next season, I have a bobcat 334 now which is almost 2000lbs lighter than the 121 no problem for the F350 but that 121 is gonna be heavy! It would be nice to have that heavier front end in the 11, don't want to buy another truck for a long time after.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:51 AM
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Maybe I should start looking for a slightly used 2011 cab n chassis.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:32 PM
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Thanks 4seasons, yea its an 09', I'm also thinking of a Kubota 121 ffor next season, I have a bobcat 334 now which is almost 2000lbs lighter than the 121 no problem for the F350 but that 121 is gonna be heavy! It would be nice to have that heavier front end in the 11, don't want to buy another truck for a long time after.
That would be no problem. I have a 161 and my uncle has towed it with his 2011 GMC 1 ton several times. Does just fine and is a gasser. Ive towed it plenty times with my 2500. Thats not so fun though. Get a good trailer. Thats just as important.
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