Chevy 2500 vs ram

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by dstifel, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Let's hear it which is better will be pushing alot of snow both 2013s
     
  2. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
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    Gas or Diesel? The 2013 Rams won't even be available until Feb or March of next year.
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  3. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Gas solely because I can work on it myself. Are you sure about that I test drove a ram today that I was told was a 13? Maybe I misunderstood? It had no window sticker and dealer told me it was because it just arrived and was a 13 I thought.
     
  4. dareo

    dareo LawnSite Member
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    Well since the ram 2500 2013 isn't out till who knows, i'd say Ford F250. Chevy's truck design is quite old now. I like what they are claiming about the next Ram 2500 but an all new design with a Dodge name is not something i'd be first in line to test out.
     
  5. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
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    The 2013 1500 Rams are available.

    I would go with the 6.2 Ford F250 in a gasser.

    Chevy is outdated and not as much leg and head room as the F250.

    The Hemi in a Dodge is underpowered for a 3/4 ton truck IMO.
     
  6. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
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    I have never owned a Ford 6.2 or a Chevy 6.0 but my Ram 5.7 Hemi has more than enough power.

    I pull a 16' open and a 8.5X20 enclosed. With no trailer it's a blast to drive.
     
  7. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
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    Maybe they have raised the hp on them. A friend of mine had an 08' model that I pulled my tractor and 10' cutter with on a 24' GN last year. It struggled and had to keep the rpms high to stay at 60 to 65. My dad has a 6.0 GMC it pulls it with no problem. A neighbor of mine recently traded a 6.0 for a 6.2 Ford. He said it has a little more power than the 6.0 but not much.
    I havent actually looked up the numbers on any of them. I've never trusted the numbers anyway.
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  8. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ford dealer here is no good no discount offered for business owner or anything. Looking at the Chevy also found a 11 cummins for a great price with only 12 k on it
     

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