Dodge 4500/5500 vs. Mistubishi 4x4

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by jbell36, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
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    doing some research on trucks and what our plan is for the future...we are looking at switching from the truck/trailer combo to strictly trucks with the landscaper body on the back for mowers etc...we would need 4x4 because we plow in the winter...the cab/chassis new are about the same price, but if we bought used dodge would have more options as mitsubishi just came out with an automatic 4x4 option in 2012 i believe...

    which one is better?

    turning radius
    MPG's

    we have a great relationship with the dodge dealer, and they are in town, our mitsubishi dealer is 30 miles away, service could get a little tricky

    what do you guys think?
     
  2. BJWLAWNCARE

    BJWLAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was wondering myself. I am interested to read the responses.
     
  3. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I think you'll have a hard time finding a used 4x4 canter. I'm also under the impression the Japanese trucks don't like road salts you northerners use so that may be an issue.
     
  4. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The Mitsubishi will have a way better turning radius, likely better payload (lower curb weight vs. GVWR) and maybe a little better mpg. The Ram will have much more power, be more comfortable to climb into and drive and have much better towing capability.
     
  5. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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    While this is true on the reg cab it isn't on the crew cab. The 16k gvw Ram crew cab has a 49.2 ft turning radius The Mitsubishi 16k gvw crew cab has a turning radius of 49.5 ft. Now the mpg will vary by the gear ratios and whether its 4wd or 2wd all things being equal my 2011 2wd ram 4500 gets 2-4 mpg better mileage that her 2012 twin sister with 4wd.
     
  6. ScubaSteve728

    ScubaSteve728 LawnSite Member
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    most people absolutly love to plow with their cab overs because of the amazing visibility... and the turning radius is not too bad because you sit slightly in front of the wheels
     
  7. dbear

    dbear LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don't see where the Mitsu FG comes in a crew cab configuration. The OP is only wanting 4x4 comparisons.
     
  8. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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  9. BJWLAWNCARE

    BJWLAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think the newest canter 4x4's are automatic but I'm not 100% sure. They are also shorter in length which could help plowing, parking etc.
     
  10. dbear

    dbear LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes but the OP did say 4x4, and in the Mitsu line, the only 4x4 is the FG.

     

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