f350 or f550

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by boba, Nov 1, 2000.

  1. boba

    boba LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    I am in the market for a new truck.Should it be a 350 or 550. Naturally powerstroke w/auto and 4x4. Posi rear?
    What else?
  2. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    What are you gonna haul rock and dirt go 550 grass and mulch most of the time get the 350.Put and airflow dump on it 9' with a big cab gaurd and a good plow set up if plowing and set up a sander.
  3. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,651

    If you are going to do any sanding or plowing:

    I would go with

    Dual alternators
    The F 550, if you are going to sand a lot. However if you only plan on having a 1.5 yard v-box i think the F 350 would be fine.
    The AIC is a good option if you want to spend an extra 200 bucks.
    Plow pre package

    The F 550 would provide you with great hauling and towing abilities. It really comes down to if you want to spend the extra money or not. Also look at the capabilities of both models, and decide what capabilities ya need most. If you need a high payload and towing capablities all the time Go F 550, if these demands are only once and a while, go F 350.


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