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Trucks:Isuzu vs. Domestic?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by quietone, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. quietone

    quietone LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    We are currently in the process of buying a newer dump truck. We were looking at F-450, and C4500. Then I noticed the isuzu cab over. I was wondering what your opion on these were. We do maintenance and hardscaping with our dump truck. Can the isuzu handle the heavy tear-out? Is one a better move than the other?
  2. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,342

    I have the c4500 with the duramax and allison. I hual a 600 gal hydroseeder on the back+ supplies. Truck pulls great loaded or empty. My brother owns the Ford, for me no comparison, I'll stick to the Duramax over the powerstroke any day of the week. As for the Isuzu, never drove one so no opinion there.
  3. Repairs

    Repairs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 113

    DO NOT BUY A 6.0 Powerstroke if you need a realiable long lasting truck!
  4. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    The Izuzu Cab-over is the same truck as the W series cabovers that Chevy sells. Isuzu builds both.

    They are excellent trucks, but they are geared low so you won't get them over 70mph.

    They are designed to be reliable performers, not to be a performance truck, they definitely don't have the balls of the C4500.

    I wouldn't touch a F-450 with 10 ft pole.
  5. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,804

    Yes don't buy a ford with the 6.0...to many problems!!
  6. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    If your looking at a new work truck that is strictly for work I would suggest look at Hino the little conventional cab trucks they build are good trucks.

    If you need 4wheeldrive or you do allot of offroad work the Hino prolly wouldn't do but if your on the pavement and city work not a problem.

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