I need to replace my current 89 F-450 its getting tired it will be replaced with a 89-97 truck with lower kilometerage I'am not looking to spend big bucks on a new truck. I would like to have 4wheeldrive to make some of the jobs I do its also a peace of mind that the extra traction is there when I need it. My current truck is 2wd I have been doing fine with it but 20-30% of my work I should have a 4wheeldrive it can be done in 2wd just have to be more carefull. My jobs hauling seem to be getting away from the heavier loads I'am trying to stick with the rubbish removal and the yard clean up jobs. I have been avoiding the back breaking lumber hauling jobs where I have to hand load 2000-6000lbs of wood. With a F-350 I will be close to the manfactures gvw with some of the heavier loads but for the rubbish removal jobs most loads are 2000lbs and less which would put the gvw around 9500-10,000lbs.