2001 chevy 2500 HD Vs. 2001 HD diesel ??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by enoorman, May 20, 2007.

  1. enoorman

    enoorman LawnSite Member
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    I'm wondering which truck you guys think is best for lawn & plowing.I have no
    knowledge about diesels.
  2. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,640

    I'm a diesel man. Especially now that it's nearly $.60 cents cheaper. I can plow all night and only burn about 1/2 tank. The truck never shuts off during a storm.
  3. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
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    well you still pay more for the diesel truck, but youll save an extra 15-20 bucks everytime you fill er up plus you get better milage
  4. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,001

    I bought a gas truck because at the time I bought my truck I didn't have money for a diesel. But now I wish I would of just take a small loan out to be able to get a diesel because a $100 bucks to fill up Evey two days is adding up pretty quick. But if you are looking into diesel get a duramax, IMO they are the best motors out there but hey thats just me. O and on the 01 duramaxes watch out because they had bad injectors problems.
  5. Post Mowing

    Post Mowing LawnSite Member
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    i had a 01 Gasser and then sold it for an 01 duramax i love the duramax.
  6. watatrp

    watatrp LawnSite Senior Member
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    If it's a Duramax it probably has an Allison transmission to go with it. That will be the last transmission you will need. I had two Chevy 1/2 tons and was going thru transmission on average every 25k miles. With proper maintenance, the diesel will last far longer than the gasser. Where I'm at, northern Indiana, gas is selling for $3.59 per gallon. Diesel is $2.65. You do the math. One other thing to consider is the diesel will always have a higher value in the future. My duramax/ally 2500 hd is a rock. Never been a day it hasn't started. Plows snow like a tank. Pulls a trailer likes it's not even workin.
  7. enoorman

    enoorman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    I am looking at a 2001 hd diesel with 200000 mi. on it ,very good condition.
    regular cab long box the guy wants 11,000.00 what do you think.
    Are these better than gas - fewer repairs - longer lasting ?
  8. enoorman

    enoorman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    I am looking at a 2001 hd diesel with 200000 mi. for 11000.00 it looks good
    its a regular cab - what do you think ? Do diesels last longer than gas motors
  9. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 792

    a lot of it depends on you also, some people love diesel and will never switch back, i really wanted a diesel but couldnt justify the price of one, i usually get something new every couple years also and cant justify the upfront cost of it, with the rising gas prices it seems better and better
  10. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 2,593

    Run. Diesels last alot longer than gassers in the motor department, but the rest of the truck is the same. 200k miles is a bunch on front end, rear diff, suspension, all the electronics, etc etc. That truck is at the end of it's useful service life for all intents and purposes.

    These things are true, but for some reason everybody is leaving out that diesel being cheaper than gas is a recent development. About from about this time in '04 to now, diesel has been at least a little, some times quite a bit, higher than gasoline in cost.

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