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Anybody run a F-550 landscape dump to tow their mowing trailer?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Chris_NC06, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,686

    Outfitting was 8000 in 2011 then in 2012 it jumped to like 8400 for the same thing id gotten the previous year. The dealer took care of it so its wrapped into the price of the truck. I have the slt package and put the money into the rims and running boards where it would look the best. I didn't go for the audio upgrades they pushed but it is a work truck after all.

    The trucks with out the beds with all the options I had were about 50,000 for the 2011 and about 55,000 for the 2012 that year we added 4wd. A decision I do regret I seldom ever need it and it hit the fuel mileage hard about 3 miles a gallon less than her older sister.

    All said and done with all the little charges they tack on they ran us 60k and 65k. We been paying them off quickly though I think were down to about 75k left on them.

    I just spent my Sunday washing them the 2011 now has 19,400 miles on her the 2012 has a very low 4,600 miles on her. My guess is they may last a few more years :laugh:
  2. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,855

    I like your trucks. I too am not a ford person but I run all gm and they don't have them. Been looking at the dodge. Are you happy with them? Gas or diesel? 4 door or ext or reg. cab? To me though I would use the 4x4 as I would also run them for snow.
  3. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,686

    Yes I am happy with them I plan on adding more Rams in the coming years. They are diesel in fact in the 4500-5500 class they do not offer a gas option so its the turbo 6.7 cummins. Both of mine are crew cabs so 4 full doors. It's nice when you can put tools in the back seat to protect them from rain or just a bad area.

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