3/4 ton vs. 1 ton

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by WGLandscapeMaintenance, May 25, 2009.

  1. WGLandscapeMaintenance

    WGLandscapeMaintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I already tried searching and it didn't find any about this subject.

    Which truck would be better for landscape maintenance?
    Chevy/GMC CC Standard Box 2500 HD Duramax
    Chevy/GMC CC Standard Box 3500 Duramax
    Chevy/GMC CC 3500 Duramax Dump Truck

    Ford F250 CC Standard/Long Box PSD
    Ford F350 CC Standard/Long Box PSD
    Ford F350 CC Dump Truck PSD
     
  2. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    Have you thought about cabovers? They are great work trucks. You can get into a diesel cabover for the same money as the GM/ford dumps, with 3 times the payload!
     
  3. WGLandscapeMaintenance

    WGLandscapeMaintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    who makes them?
     
  4. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I know when I was researching my Ford Super Duty (1999, mind you), I learned that the 3/4 and 1 ton are absolutely identical except for the rear leaf springs...

    Maybe my model and year were an anomaly, but perhaps that's the standard...
     
  5. WGLandscapeMaintenance

    WGLandscapeMaintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    And price, and there seems to be less 1 tons on the market
     
  6. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I bought a 99 F350, 2WD, Crew Cab Long Bed with 58k on it for $5k in February. Amazing.
     
  7. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    And the GVWR:)
     
  8. lyube

    lyube LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm jealous.

    I need a 3/4 or 1 ton truck to tow around a ferret and as a daily driver. To hell with gas prices, I'm going all out :laugh:
     
  9. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    isuzu,ford,ud,mitsu,international.
     
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
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    That is correct. Been that way from at least 1999 to present.

    But on the F350 Dual rear wheelers..not only do they have larger rear spring load, but also have larger front brakes than 250's.

    When you step up to the 450 is where the real changes start happening.

    Well if the rear spring have a higher load rating...obviously the GVWR would go up.:hammerhead:
     

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