Hi I've been lurking these forums a long time, and have poured over countless threads of diesel vs gas, used vs new, etc.... Problem is, most of it is by softscape guys, so its not as applicable. I'm an urban contractor, who also lives downtown. I park in a tight area, and often work in tight areas (alleys, 1 way streets, etc...). I rarely pull a trailer unless it has a skid steer I'm renting from a buddy, but most of my excavation is either by wheelbarrow (smaller jobs) or subbed out. All I really need is payload for the times where I can't get material delivered to site (no access), or the usual "lets add steps here" and I cant get delivery fast enough, so I pick it up the next day to keep on schedule. No matter what truck, its a crew cab short box (maybe regular cab long). I'm leaning toward a ram diesel 2500 ('13 or '11), but I'm worried that a) its too much engine to buy for too little work (underutilized) b) the sheer amount of city driving won't be great for a diesel (lots of short trips) c) just spend the extra couple $K and get a 3500 series d) I'm in Canada, so it'll be 4x4....might (small might) do some part time plowing. But really, how important are diff lockers. Had them on my old F-250 5.4 v8, and not sur if I'll miss them in general. Any info is appreciated. If this thread should be moved, please let me know. I typically put 20-25k per year on, mostly city. Though I'm branching out along the highway more.