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Dually trucks

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Drew Gemma, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    What are the different maintenance issues and such since I have never owned one previously. Just want to make sure I take care of my new investment.
  2. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,435

    more tires to buy.
  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Two extra tires and a heavier truck other than there isn't much difference than a srw truck. On a dually you should check the lug nut torque depending on what year or brand you have the trucks with stud pilot wheels have a bad habit of getting loose rear wheels. Trucks with hub pilot wheels are not so bad but you still should check the lug nut torque.
  4. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,463

    just two more tires
  5. DodgeRam1985

    DodgeRam1985 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Something that hasn't been mentioned, it is a wider vehicle, so you have to drive accordingly (ex. taking turns wider at the drive-thru, etc.)
  6. Snyderserv5060

    Snyderserv5060 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 194

    Since my truck is covered under a warrenty I added when I got it, it sometimes becomes hard to locate places who can/will work on a DRW truck. Other then that its 2 additional tires, a bit more fuel and slightly different (from what ive found) more expensive brake rotors. I have also found that you need to go to truck service centers to get tires mounted and balanced as the offset on the dually rim is too much for most places and ive been turned away by places, even large companies like Mr. Tire.

    All in all the differences ive encountered are minimal and I love the added stability my truck has over my past SRW trucks.
  7. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,162

    I almost didn't get a DRW this time. I hate not being able to go through a typical car wash. The DRW really shines when towing heavy so in this case form does follow function. I did not want to lose the stability. I have never had a problem with getting someone to work on the tires, but this is farm country. A CC, DRW is a lot of truck.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    if u dont need it dont buy it as stated above it all cost more to use
    but it is nice to tow with and haul stuff and it is wide and a bear to trun with a super cab
  9. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    ....and they often wear out faster since it's usually not cost feasible to have them rotated.

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