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Old 01-08-2014, 02:16 AM
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1 ton or larger?

I have been working out of my extra cab long bed 2500hd 6.0 gaser for years... its time for a new truck...used truck.
I want a dedicated work truck with a lumber rack and tool boxes to be used for... work only. I havent decided if i am going to use my current truck towards a down payment or try and keep it.

I have been getting larger jobs which requires hauling more material to and from the job site. I plan on getting a 12-14' dump trailer this spring which i hope to put to work weekly if not daily.

I would like a 4 door vs and extra cab. I usually have at least 2 workers with and have a 2 year old child which i pick up from Grandma's in the afternoon. I have noticed you can buy single cab trucks with the longer bed (10' i think) all day long, but the 4 door with the longer bed are rare.

Anyways... do I go 4 door 10' bed 1 ton?
Do I go 4 door with an 8" bed? 1 ton
or try to get in the F450 range?
diesel or gas?

Here is what i want, an F450 4 door with longer bed, diesel. Can I afford it? Do I need it? Not sure.

I don't care Chevy vs Ford or Dodge. I just want a truck that will work for me.


This is the single cab with the longer bed and body i want

this would work too... horrible video and only a 2 cylinder engine.. huh/// haha

This one is the four door but with the shorter bed..
Growing my business by 100% in the next 2 years.
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:59 AM
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How much material are you needing to haul?
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:34 AM
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Just remember that the bigger the truck in class, cab, and bed length; the harder it is to drive around.

I recently started looking for a 450 dump to supplement my f250 Super duty crew cab (which can be a pain to maneuver on some residential streets) and can find many crew cabs with 10' beds but they are pretty massive for the roads I'll have to be driving down.

Don't know what your area is like but that is something to consider. That and how much you want to haul. Personally I'd prefer the dump truck vs a trailer (Again for size reasons)
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:35 AM
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Material varies. Some times 2-5 yards mulch sometimes a few ton of rock.

I will have more use for the truck with a utility bed than a dump bed.
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