I have been tossing and turning the idea in my head about the viability of buying a tandem axle truck. I would like to have one but I'am not so sure if its a good idea to go out and buy one and try test the waters with it. I was driving my 95 F-450 today and its getting to the point I have to get rid of it. I know the transmission has seen some tough times and I have a coolant leak somewhere and I can't find it. And I have a nagging steering problem that I can't figure out what the problem is. Some days I driving down the road and the steering wants to stick especially when your making a turn then try pull the wheel straight it sticks. So sum it up I think I need to get rid of the truck I have now before it turns into a money pit so I have been thinking about a F-550 and stick with my landscaping. I started building a dumping flatdeck for the truck I have now its 1/2 done. I have 3000 bucks invested so far with the hoist and steel I do plan on using it. My question for you guys would it be better to stick with something I know I can get work with. Everybody has junk to get removed from their yards and there is aways landscaping work. Would a F-550 would good in combination with a mini ex ? I know I'am flipping back and forth but I don't think I can nurse my F-450 along a reman transmission is 4000 bucks to fix my steering will probably be another 2000 bucks. What has been going through my mind about the tandem is I can't drive it for a daily driver so if it turns out to be a flop there is 30 grand sitting there. Its not easy to get rid of a dump truck.