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New Truck(Gas)Ford or Chevy

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by RONK, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. RONK

    RONK Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 126

    I might be buying a new truck to replace my 2005 Dodge.I've had two diesels and want a gas truck,for me the added expense of diesel isn't worth it.The two trucks I'm lookin at would be a 2012 Chevy 2500 W/T and a 2012 Ford F350 ,both regular cab.What are the pros and cons of each truck,how do they compare?What options would you suggest?I did have a 1999 F-350 disel and it was going on it's fourth set of ball-joints when I traded it in at 167,000,I'm concerned that the new Ford will have the same problem.Thanks for any help.
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    If your going to drop that much cabbage ,spend a little more and get an extended cab it will be worth it.
  3. gtstang462002

    gtstang462002 Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    I have 25000 miles on my 2011 with no issues thus far. Mine is a diesel though. I average 15-18MPG in it, it is a dually with 3.73 gears and a limited slip differential.
  4. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    I would buy the one you like the best. Test drive them and see what one is more comfortable and has the best visibility for you. The one I think is the best may not be the same for you.
  5. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,988

    Can't go wrong with either IMO, both have very comparable front end ratings. Drive both and buy whichever you like best or can get the best deal on.
  6. mike custom

    mike custom Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    i say if it's a 3/4 ton vs a one ton you've answered your own question
  7. firefighter1406

    firefighter1406 Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    I feel the ford is the way to go. Solid axle and no need for timbrens right off the lot.