1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community on the Franchising Forum.

    Dismiss Notice

GMC 5500 4x4

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Sharky, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. Sharky

    Sharky LawnSite Member
    from Ida, MI
    Posts: 20

    Just ordered a 06 GMC 5500 4x4 with Duramax and Allison Trans. I am not obligated to purchase the truck when it comes in but would like feed back on the Duramax & Allison.
     
  2. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    IMO, the Allison tranny isone of the best out there, I dont know much about the Dmax motors though, so I'm not commenting on those. good choice though in a truck.
     
  3. Sharky

    Sharky LawnSite Member
    from Ida, MI
    Posts: 20

    Thanks, I have not had luck with Powerstrokes or the trucks they were in. The 03 chevy I have is the worst vehicle I have ever owned. So the duramax and the GM combination worry me.
     
  4. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,640

    Nothing to worry about at all. Don't "break it in". Drive just like normal. Check out dieselplace.com it's dedicated to the D/A.
     
  5. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Posts: 1,017

    sharky,
    i have a duramax/allison chevy. i love the combo so far. good luck with your truck. i am planning to get one just like it in hopefully a year.
    metin
     
  6. Sharky

    Sharky LawnSite Member
    from Ida, MI
    Posts: 20

    Thanks for the info.
     
  7. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,097

    What kind of body are you going to put on it?
     
  8. Sharky

    Sharky LawnSite Member
    from Ida, MI
    Posts: 20

    knap-pack behind the cab then either a 10' or 11' dump with fold down sides. Or the knapheid landscaper body.
     
  9. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    Lets see some pics when you get it!!!!:cool2:
     
  10. Sharky

    Sharky LawnSite Member
    from Ida, MI
    Posts: 20

    Will do. It is one tough looking truck with just cab and chassis
     

Share This Page