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Old 09-26-2012, 09:55 PM
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Curious why you went with a regular cab? All three trucks I have right now are regular cab's and it's driving me nuts. Next work truck will be an extended cab. Next personal truck will either be an extended cab or 4 door. I'm tired of not having anywhere to throw a sweat shirt, water jug, set of wrenches, etc.
Extended/crew cabs are nice at times, but we really don't need it. We require an 8' box, and by the time you add in a longer cab, it get's really long. And Dodge no longer makes a "quad cab", it's either crew cab or mega cab. Too long for us, so we went with a regular cab. Very easy to park!
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:58 PM
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6.5" caliper is a heck of a tree, best be photos of that install!
I'll definitely have photos. Have 4 4"+ trees, and 6 others to plant at the same job as well. Should have some pics after this weekend if all goes well.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:00 PM
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The cummins is very nice! What do you think of your 6.7's? You must think pretty well of them since you have two!
We liked the '08 cummins so much, we decided to get another. Just seems like a rock solid engine, tons of torque. They really shine after they are deleted.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:01 PM
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you have a shop???
No official "shop", just our 2-car garage. Someday maybe
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:05 PM
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What was the reason for getting rid of the ford? Wasn't it an 08/09? Plow going on this one also?
The '08 Ford we were just too concerned to keep for long-term. The 6.4L powerstroke seemed to have issues. We had minor oil leaks that had been "fixed" but they kept coming back. There were other issues too that I won't get into, but we were not comfortable keeping it past the engine warranty. So we ditched it for another cummins.

This truck will be getting a plow hitch and provisions for "snow mode", but no intentions of running it full time. It will be a backup rig. It is a 6-speed manual, so it would be best to not have to use it for plowing.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:35 AM
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Six speed, sweet! Has the auto in the 08 been any trouble, I've heard that alot of those issues have been resolved with the new motor.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:41 AM
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The 68RFE in the '08 has caused us zero issues to date (knock on wood). We quite like it actually. Firm shifts, locks up early, good shifts points. We hated the Ford trans. It felt very loose, late shift points in t/h. Much happier with the Rams. Just my opinion though.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:00 PM
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any reason why the trailer isn't lettered and all the trucks are different colors? just seems strange to me that for having such a successful outfit you don't seem to brand an image...
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old school demo 9....you should get with the times and get the soon to come out carbon demo....SEXY!
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:18 AM
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any reason why the trailer isn't lettered and all the trucks are different colors? just seems strange to me that for having such a successful outfit you don't seem to brand an image...
As for the lettering, we prefer our business to come from referrals. We have a much higher success rate with bids when we are referred by a customer. It seems as though when a potential customer inquires for a bid without being referred, it is unlikely to get the job. We very much hate giving bids, so this kind of reduces the amount of time we waste doing that. Might seem stupid, but it works for us. And it's just the two of us, we are somewhat selective on what we will take on.

As for the colors, I guess it just doesn't bother us. I suppose it would be more professional to "brand an image", and we've thought about "consolidating the colors". Maybe the GMC replacement will be white. We'll see.
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