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Dodge Ram 4500/5000 Heavy Duty Chasis Cab

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by jtkplc, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
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  2. turfquip

    turfquip LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wow! Nice...

    I'd set mine up with the longest wheel base, 5500 chassis, 4X4, crew cab, manual tranny, SL 145 swaploader.

    We looking at around 80K :hammerhead:

    Actually, I'll stick with my ten year old class 6 for now but it is nice to dream...
     
  3. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It's great seeing a HD Dodge cab and chassis. The looks and the specs are awesome. Next year I'll have one parked in my driveway.:usflag:
     
  4. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    I do not care what anyone says but i think Dodge is adventually going to do better then Ford and GM. Dodge really seems to be coming out with some good vehicles.

    IMO Ford and GM really only have their trucks going for them. Besides the mustang, there are no exciting cars out there. Dodge seems to keep on making some interesting cars that people can get excited about.

    I am really excited for these trucks. I love my 05' cummins. The cummins is the best desiel engine out there. I am sure dodge worked out all the bugs on these trucks since it took them so long to release it. Weren't they already being sold in mexico and other places?

    Matt
     
  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    We will have to see how well Dodge does they were never known to produce a good cab and chassis truck.

    The only think Dodge has going for them is Cummins if they didn't have that I doubt people would be buying Dodge trucks.

    Tow truck service is the toughest on a truck if the tow truck guys don't snap the Dodge frame in half the truck should be proven.
     
  6. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nice. Got to shoot this over to the owner. Were in the market of switching from Ford since they kind of ****ed him over on his F550. Blown Engine at 35K and wouldn't cover anything, after paying that off torque converter went.
     
  7. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    From what a dealer told me, they have been using the 6.7L in millitary applications for 3-5 years or so. I still would give them a year or 2 to get the bugs worked out of them. The 3500 chassis cabs drove very well and had grea power even in the upper gears. I was kinda surprised. I am wondering how the new 6 speed auto they are introducing is going to perform.
     
  8. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
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    From what I've read so far by those who own them, it's an unbelievable tranny.
     
  9. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
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    Mopar or no car baby!
     
  10. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
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    What is up with you and dodges? Did one beat your 1979 F450 up a hill one day?

    I love my dodge cab and chassis truck. It has 240,000 and hauls everyday. Hell I hauled 4000lbs in the bed yesterday... hardly knew it back there. These trucks won't die. Overloaded daily and they just keep cummin.

    Gotta love the new exhaust brake for these trucks... now ford and chevy will have to catch up!
     

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