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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by meets1, Aug 8, 2013.
Another difference is axle gear ratio.
That's a lot of options! Another concern is class D lic. I think at this point I would go either 350 or 550. After looking the 450 is grey compared to white or black in regards to 350-550 debate. Thanks for the all the info.
550 all the way, you just can't haul anything with a 350. I also liked the bigger brakes with the 550. My 550 is around 9800 empty so hauls 10,000 pounds. It has the 84" cab to axle with a 11' box, I think that is about the perfect size on a 550.
Plus 1 on the 550.
not much diff between 450 and 550 big diff from a 350 though. I looked at so many overpriced 1 tons but glad I never found one the 5500 is so much better. Hard to find any used, reasonably priced
You do have to check because there is some 550's that are only 17,500 gvw.
I would like to know, what is 'reasonably priced' for a 550?(although that could be a whole 'nother thread...)
When starting out, found a great deal on a 350.
Very short sighted, but you live and learn.
Have added 2 550's since then. 350 is great for mulch, but sooo easy to overload with anything else.
350 can take some equipment to site. 550 can take equipment and materials.
new cost minus age, miles, and condition. That's a pretty broad question. When I look at used items I look for half the cost of new and add or subtract additional value as needed.
Are you looking for a cab chassis or one set up?
At this point if I can find used would be best - what is used you may ask - not sure. So in that regards I would entertain the thought of a complete set-up.