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Looking at a C4500 Kodiak

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by T. Matthews, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. T. Matthews

    T. Matthews LawnSite Member
    Messages: 206

    Hey everyone,

    I'm looking at a C4500 does anyone have anything to say about them.
  2. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    What are you planning on using it for ?

    Is it a gas or diesel ?

    Why do you want to buy one of the ugliest looking 1.5 ton trucks on the road :laugh:

    I don't think there is anything major wrong with the trucks.
  3. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    Too bulky. I don't mind the look of them, but I'd go with a more streamlined F450 or F550. They seem like they'd be a pain to maneuver or trailer.
  4. T. Matthews

    T. Matthews LawnSite Member
    Messages: 206

    I'm a chevy guy so I can't cross the line, I just sold my 1970 C50 chevy and im selling my 2500 hd, I got out of the landscaping biz and now I do foundation work for a monument co. SO i need something I can put a pallet of quickcrete, 55 gal of water and stone. along with tools, I was thinking of a rack body dump, but now I m thinking a dump body that has fold down sides, so we can side load the pallets and I can reach with my tractor. It will be gas,
  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    I don't think you could go wrong with a gasser. I would probaby go with a steel flatdeck if you plan on hauling pallets of concrete etc. Easier to load and strap down. You will probably be hauling other odd shaped items that is easier to load on a flatdeck.
  6. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,609

    The GM 4500's are way more maneuverable than the Ford 450's. Better visibility too.
  7. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Messages: 1,022

    don't let the size fool you, they are very manueverable and the visibility is great. i'm loving mine. can't say anything about the gas engine execpt i wouldn't expect problems.
    good luck,
  8. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    I can run circles around your F450-550! with my C4500!

    I love mine...best truck i have bought since my 02'

    Buy one and get the Duramax!
  9. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Messages: 2,331

    are we comparing the newer wide track axles on the Fords? ive always known that the C45-5500's were great maneuverability wise, but i have also heard this about the newer Fords.
  10. T. Matthews

    T. Matthews LawnSite Member
    Messages: 206

    I'm not even considering a ford

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