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need to add a new truck to the fleet

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by snowsniper1, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. snowsniper1

    snowsniper1 Senior Member
    Messages: 239

    what do guys think about these trucks?i need 4x4 and a dump box.f550,chevy5500,or a cab forward converted to 4wheel drive.i will probly run a 10' boss v or a 8611 blizzard i run smaller versions of both now
     
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    i sense the ford vs. chevy battle beginning in yet another thread.................:D
     
  3. jazak

    jazak Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 83

    F-550 has the same power of the 5500 but the dump is lower to the ground and not as big of a truck which is great when plowing driveways, parking lots or doing anything in tight areas.
     
  4. Potomac Lawns

    Potomac Lawns Member
    Messages: 90

    A 5500 turn better than an f550
     
  5. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    Depends if you want to use the truck in a pinch for driveways or not.....that would be done easier with a F-550 than a 5500. Do you want a bigger framed truck or smaller? Thats the question, both will do the job very well.payup
     
  6. snowsniper1

    snowsniper1 Senior Member
    Messages: 239

    thanks for the input guys
     
  7. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    chevy 5500 is more truck than the f550........duramax, and more importantly an ALLISON tranny cannot be beat.
     
  8. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    Fords have a stronger frame and i feel like you can bet them up more although chevy has a much better transmission. Cant go wrong with either one. Let us know what you end up getting
     
  9. jazak

    jazak Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 83

    Yes a 5500 has a better transmission (engines we can discuss later;) ) but a 5500 is MUCH bigger then a F-550. A F-550 is better for places liek here in NJ where there is so much stuff around you you need a powerful heavy duty truck in a smaller package. Also the F-550's body sits MUCH lower to the ground.
     
  10. snowsniper1

    snowsniper1 Senior Member
    Messages: 239

    bump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11