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Old 02-18-2004, 11:45 AM
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Single wheel or dually truck?

I'm going out to look at a new F350 (sorry, a Ford guy, it's a genetic thing) diesel w/ automatic and an EZ Dumper insert today. Will be pulling a 6 X 12 tandem axle trailer w/ a 7000 GVW. My questions are - will a dually increase my weight carrying capacity that much? Cost for a dually isn't that much more so is it worth it? What about gas mileage difference for a dually?
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Old 02-18-2004, 12:26 PM
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Thing I would worry about with a duelly is that big a%# fender when you go to load up that easy dumper. My advise, if you go duelly....go either flatbed, dump body, or flat bed dump.
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Old 02-18-2004, 12:33 PM
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Excellent point mike fronczak - thought of that myself.
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Old 02-18-2004, 12:35 PM
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I agree with mike what year is the truck be careful with the auto trans they had some problems go manual if you can best bet!!!

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Old 02-18-2004, 12:44 PM
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I think they had problems with the 97-2001 transmissions? (not exactly sure). Another thing to consider is, are you going to be using this truck as your personal vehicle, if you are I def. wouldn't get a dump body or flat bed. Yes, a dually will pull A LOT more then just a regular truck I think, and it wont put as much wear and tear on it.
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Old 02-18-2004, 01:04 PM
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I would go with a SRW.

Dually's are W I D E .!!!

Your looking at about 8" of rear fender hanging out on EACH side.

The trailer your planning on pulling will pull fine with a 1/2 ton truck. Todays SRW One ton trucks have 9900 gvwr's where Dually one tons are only 11-12K.
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Old 02-18-2004, 02:14 PM
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If you strictly want to mow go single wheel however if you want to haul bark mulch, pavers, wood things like that as a part of the business go with a flatbed dump dually. You have so many more possiblities Take the sideboards off and you can load a pallet of material easy, put bigger sideboards on for mulch or leaf pick up. Flatbed accepts sander for the winter. It depends on where you want to take the business.
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Old 02-18-2004, 02:48 PM
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Old 02-18-2004, 02:50 PM
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I had singles up untill 4 years ago. I will never be without a dually. I t makes a huge difference in stability. I used to feel that my trailer was pushing me around. Now the truck is the boss. I would recommend a long wheelbase with a flatbed.
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Old 02-18-2004, 03:28 PM
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I just bought a 2001 Dodge, 3500 , v-10, regular cad , dually. To replace a 1996, 1500, v-8, 318 . I am Towing a enclosed 16 foot Haulmark trailor, and a 10,000lbs.dump trailor, both with electric brakes on two axles. The dually pulls 100% better. very stable on the freeway, and around town. And will pull my dump trailor with a bobcat with no prolbem.
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