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Larger 4x4 trucks

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    Who makes a larger than 1 ton 4wd other than F 550?
     
  2. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,325

    Chevy and gmc.....use to. In my eyes iyts useless on a truck that big.
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  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,719

    You can special order any of them as long as you've got some big cash. Oshkosh and freightliner both make a 6 wheel drive chassis and can handle 60,000 plus pounds. In all reality its not really a good thing to have one just get a diff locker. The extra weight means less payload and you will most likely will still get stuck. Save the extra money and call a tow truck a few times.
     
  4. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    why is 4wd useless on a 5500. On a tandem, sure but Im not really looking at those.
     
  5. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,719

    On a 5500 is different I thought we were talking big trucks. It wont be like 4x4 on a 2500 but would be great for plowing or just a little extra. I've seen it on F650 and F750 but its not really going to get you out of any nasty spot on one that big. Check the new dodge 5500 they may have 4x4 as well.
     
  6. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    The ONLY time 4 wheeldrive is usefull on a F450/550 4500/5500 Chev/Dodge is in the snow. Get into anything soft or mud forget it these trucks sink like the titanic. I have asked people with 4 wheeldrive trucks bigger than a dually F-350.
     
  7. Lawn Man Dave

    Lawn Man Dave LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 420

    Because they weigh as much as the titanic! :dizzy::usflag:
     
  8. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    You look at it this way the empty weight of a 450-550 is 9000-10,000lbs any bit of tire spin the truck sinks.
     
  9. CLS LLC

    CLS LLC LawnSite Senior Member
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