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f550 or f350?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by gstros2, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. gstros2

    gstros2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Hey guys, need some help. I am currently between two vehicles, a 2005 f350 4x4 gas for 26,000, or a 2006 f550 diesel 4x4 with 56,000 miles that comes with a blizzard power plow and tailgate drop spreader for $26,000. which one do you think?

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Thats easy. Id get the 550. You are getting more truck and a diesel for the same money. The 6.0 PSD was a great engine is 06-07. The only reason they discontinued it was because of the emissions bs.
  3. gstros2

    gstros2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    thanks brother
  4. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    That depends on what you want to use the trucks for. The 350 and 550 are very different in capability, so I couldn't say which is better without knowing what you want to do with them.
  5. ParkWelding

    ParkWelding LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    What are you going to tow with it?
  6. KCLawnTamers

    KCLawnTamers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    It depends. What trailer do you have. The gvwr on the f550 is probably 21000 gvw. add your trailer gvw to it and if it is over 26000 pounds you have to have a class a cdl without airbrake. I would go with the f350. Check your gvwr. It is a whole new world when your cdl. Dot numbers, dot health exams at your expence. Think about it. Do your research.
  7. Coastal Lawn Maintenance

    Coastal Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 485

    Also you have more tax on a bigger truck and insurance gose up on the higher gvw
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  8. f50lvr2

    f50lvr2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    I'd vote for the 350 if you will be within the gvw with your equipment. But I prefer gas engines over diesels for most tasks :eek:
  9. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,245

    As said it really depends what you need the truck to do. Personally I would always go for the truck the can haul the most, the 550. I've had 350, 450, and 550 and they have all towed fine. The 350 got the best mileage of the three.

    The 350 weighed 9700 and can carry 12,000 so you can only carry 2300 pounds. My current 550 weights 9400 and can carry 20,000 so it can carry 10600 pounds. All were regular cab with 11' contractors box or 12' flatbed dump. All were diesels also.

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,526

    only if your trailer is over 10K

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