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2007 GMC C5500 Topkick Propane

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by The1gmcboss, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. The1gmcboss

    The1gmcboss Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Paint completed! Just waiting for the plow and v-box spreader

  2. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Looks good! Schwans truck?
  3. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    Nice looking truck! Any advantage to propane VS gas or diesel?
  4. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Nice looking truck.
  5. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Is it a dump, or just a flat bed?
  6. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    The "big" company around here uses old Schwan's propane trucks without beds, just the V box on the frame. I guess they like them, they're up to 12 of them now I think. Looks good!
  7. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    The engine stays much cleaner, right? No carbon or soot build up vs gas or diesel. How volatile is propane if that thing were to get kissed from the side?
  8. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,008

    Paint looks good!
  9. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Propane is a very clean burning fuel. The oil will look exactly the same when you pull it out as when it went in.
  10. fireside

    fireside Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    No problems with the propane tanks. Go to youtube to see the testing. they even shot at them.
  11. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 409

    what kind of horsepower ? how long will a tank of propane last?Size of tank?
  12. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    So many ???, so few answers...
  13. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    My question has always been where do you fuel up at 3am?
  14. K&L Salting

    K&L Salting Member
    Messages: 58

    fuel as a road fuel

    Buy your own 500 or 1000 gallon tank and pump. A used setup will cost you about 2 grand. When using propane as road fuel the Fed.Gov. will give you a .50 per gallon tax credit. But then you have to pay .15 per gallon road use tax. That is what I did for my three propane trucks. My propane cost is between a $1.00 - $1.50 per gallon put in my tanks. To get the best price I have to buy during the summer.
  15. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    I wonder how they fare in the cold. I have heard mixed reports...
  16. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    At $1.50 per gallon price it's probably just a matter of time before they have a pump at the gas station and jump the price to $4
  17. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,218

    Uncle Sam is reading this ... be quiet!!!
  18. rjk512

    rjk512 Member
    Messages: 43

    Very interesting concept.

    Curious how it will serve you.

    Best of luck.
  19. absolutely

    absolutely Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    We have one for a couple of years now. The Power is pretty close to the gas but you can tell the difference. Ours holds 120 gallons and when the second tank gets to 1/2 we fill up in the winter and 1/4 in the summer. Averages 4 - 4.5 mpg. For the price they are a nice truck.
  20. Winter Land Man

    Winter Land Man Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    Looks good! Always loved the fact they have a shorter hood than the 1-tons but with more hauling capacity.