ok, I went out looking for a new truck today and i am very interested in Gm's Kodiak C4500. I was really only planning on purchasing a 1 ton but it wasn't that much more cost to get a larger truck like the C-4500. I looked at ford and there comporable truck is either the F-450 or 550. The price difference is around 1500 betewwn the two so if I were to purchase a ford it would more than likely be the F-550. I had it quoted with a crew cab, 200 inch wheel base, 4x4, Deisel torqueshift transmission. It will also have a 12' dump body on it. Do any of you use either the Ford F-450 or F-550, or the C-4500, and if so, how do you like them? Would you recommend any certian options? Are there any items we should look out for? We currently are doing a lot of lawn care and are doing around 25 landscaping accounts each year. These landscaping accounts are full service, meaning we do all the weeding, watering, fertilizing, planting, pruning, etc. I also work closely with my partners step father who is an excavator, and we are beginning to utilize his equipment so I need to ability to tow a backhoe or anything along those weights. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.