Ford diesel dumps

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by OhioMowerGuy, May 6, 2011.

  1. OhioMowerGuy

    OhioMowerGuy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Im looking at some low mileage dumps. One is a 08 350 6.4 diesel and the other is a 05 550 6.0, both 4x4 automatics. The 6.0 is about 6k cheaper and has only 19k miles. Which truck would you guys go with? I had a 07 3500 gmc and was hauling gravel and dirt just as much as I was hauling mulch. Which motor would be more reliable?
     
  2. OhioMowerGuy

    OhioMowerGuy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ive just heard too much bad about the 6.0s, I should rule that one out
     
  3. mybowtie

    mybowtie LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
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    What happened to the 07 GMC? The 08 ford is basicly the same thing.
    I do agree with you on the 6.0's..They would have to about give it to me..
     
  4. OhioMowerGuy

    OhioMowerGuy LawnSite Senior Member
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    sold it when I got in the operators union, which didnt work out
     
  5. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you are going to haul anything the 550 size is the only choice.

    As for the 6.0, I went round and round and ended up with an 07. Some guys have had a lot of troubles and some love it. The 6.0 can be made fairly bulletproof. The 6.4 seems to be an odd duck and short lived, the resale from what I've seen is in the toilet - seems worse than the 6.0.

    Anyway, I'm happy with my 07 550 if that helps any. :)
     
  6. OhioMowerGuy

    OhioMowerGuy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ive found a good deal on a 07 chevy 5500, which may be the way to go
     
  7. mybowtie

    mybowtie LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
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    Oh how i would like to have a 5500....
     
  8. OhioMowerGuy

    OhioMowerGuy LawnSite Senior Member
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    How is your LMM? thats what this 07 has in it
     
  9. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
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    The 6.0's had their trouble.....no doubt, but it is the 6.4 you really want to stay away from. It seems that some got lemons early on with the 6.0 but ford had a couple recalls and it seems to be ok. We own two of them and they have been bullet proof. Not everyone has had the same luck though.
     
  10. mybowtie

    mybowtie LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 683

    Yes i have the nbs which has the lmm. 80k and counting.. No major issues
    tons of power and mpgs are not 2 bad for a 7000+ truck, 16 around town.
     

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