2012 F-550 or Ram 5500?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ClassicLawnCareInc, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Very well said Clipper. I bought my 3500 on 8/29/11 as of today i have 29545 trouble free miles. [​IMG]
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  2. ClippersLC

    ClippersLC LawnSite Member
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    Kajun, you bought yours 4 days after me. i got mine on 8-25-11. had 13 miles on it when i signed the papers and drove it off the lot. great minds think alike :waving:
     
  3. ClassicLawnCareInc

    ClassicLawnCareInc LawnSite Senior Member
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    I do like my 2500 and 3500, but is there alot different on the 5500's? I know there's not many around here.
     
  4. ClippersLC

    ClippersLC LawnSite Member
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    Engine and tranny is the same, just more suspension. More leaf springs and bigger tires, basically. My 3500 has the 4500 suspension under it, plus airbag overloads so its technically a 5500 lol
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  5. KrayzKajun

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    Do a search for Kellys Landscaping. He has a 4500 & 5500 i think.
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  6. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Also remember the chassis cab have alot less hp then the pick ups in all three . One big deal breaker for me is the lighter axle on the pick ups from dodge. Alot of tow truck guys around here went to Dodges after having 6.0 and 6.4 trucks, they are now back to buying Fords. Its a crap shoot any way you look at it. What type of body are you looking to put on it ?
     
  7. ClassicLawnCareInc

    ClassicLawnCareInc LawnSite Senior Member
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    either way Id have a 12' landscape dump put on it.
     
  8. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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  9. ClassicLawnCareInc

    ClassicLawnCareInc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ha I actually had 2 snowplows put on by these guys, they were great lol
     
  10. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They are building a really nice body for the landscape guys about the best I have seen. You bought from the guys in Boonsboro ? or the guys in northern VA ?
     

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