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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Gravel Rat, Apr 18, 2003.

  1. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    I think I will go for a 350 4x4 I don't do that much gravel hauling its too hard on any light truck I do mostly rubbish removal and hauling lumber for a local mill.

    I was hauling demo waste on sunday the heaviest load I got on my truck was 2000lbs I ran out of deck space before the truck was overloaded. A 1 ton could do that job most rubbish hauling jobs are in this range having 4x4 can enable me to get closer to the piles of junk. There are times where I have to carry the trash the truck because I can't get down a road or on a part of the person property without getting stuck in 2wd drive.

    If the demand for the gravel hauling my dad and I may buy a tandem axle gravel truck we have been wanted to for awhile now.

    A tandem axle dump will darn near go where a 5 ton single axle will the other thing with a tandem you don't have to worry as much about getting stuck. Single axle 5 tons are known to get stuck easy with only two tires driving just don't have the traction even with a locker.

    The problem what I have now the homeowner wants me to get into a tough spot with a 2wd drive and I'am always concerned on getting back out.

    If I never left the pavement with my truck I would probably keep the F-Superduty but I live in a rural area where jobsites are tough to get to.
  2. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,151


    Just to correct a misstatement, All Ford diesels are International engines from the 6.9 to 7.3 NA to 7.3 IDI and the Powerstroke. Navistar is also making Fords heavy trucks.
  3. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    They offer a 4x4 and a crew cab.

    Duramax diesel + allison auto.

    $4000 cash back offered now plus the new Section 179 tax-break for new purchases after 9/11/01.

    C-4500 = 17,000 +/- GVW

    Should get 12-15 MPG unloaded.

  4. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    Where did you see 4x4 in the new 4500 and 5500 .chevy does not have that option yet on them.
  5. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    i think they were gonna be available with the 4x4 option around this time. I read in a post somewheres on the thedieselpage.com that they would be available early spring.

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