Sterling Bullet/Dodge 4500/5500 owners

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bobcat_ron, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Speak up here please, any issues on these trucks, I know Sterling is done and over, but how are they holding up, reason I ask is I need to start planning for a new/used truck purchase and a Dodge 4500/5500 cab and chassis with a 6 speed is what will work for me, all you 1 ton and under sissies need not answer.
     
  2. stuvecorp

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    I asked awhile ago and they are just not out there, don't know why not because the specs look great.
     
  3. bobcat_ron

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    I've seen more Dodges and new Fords here, so I am getting antsy now.
    I had to get it towed this morning due to a hot start issue, it's all warranty, but it runs out in 2010, so I need to start looking now.
    It's a shame too, I've only got 43,000 kms (26,718 miles to you Yanks) and it's my baby.

    I distinctly remember saying that about my T190.
     
  4. bobcat_ron

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  5. stuvecorp

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    Maybe I shouldn't tell you about some Bullets I saw for $29,000? They were auto though.
     
  6. Gravel Rat

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    John at Dams is trying to get rid of the Sterlings they are not selling.

    As for a truck keep fixing the Ford when it breaks. The newer trucks are not worth it.

    If I was in your position I would be looking for a bigger truck. A truck that you could get rid of the trailer and have a ramp deck on a single axle 5 ton that way you load the skid steer on with what ever attachments and off you go. Easier to get to the jobsite etc.
     
  7. Mini man

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    Happy with my 5500 GMC so far....too soon to know if there will be any issues though
     
  8. bobcat_ron

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    I have thought of the bigger truck, but insurance is huge, I am already paying $1500 a year, and my Dad is paying nearly $3000 for his mid-liner Mack, so if I got a slightly bigger truck, I can anticipate around $2200 a year, that's too much, plus trying to find an Automatic in a truck that big is tough, and yes, an Auto is a must in a truck like that, the "pick up" style trucks are not a big deal. My brother's buddy has a little Kenny and he wishes it were and Auto, he hates shifting so little with all that torque.
     
  9. Mini man

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    Insurance for mine was only a couple of hundred dollars more them my 2500HD Duramax Allison.
     
  10. GMD1984

    GMD1984 LawnSite Member
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    Mine is comeing for my towing compeny i wanted an auto and 4X4 and the chevy 5500 is to big so i hope its a good truck, i have fords and chevys
     

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