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Pics of GMC 5500

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Foz, Dec 1, 2002.

  1. Foz

    Foz Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Pics of one of our new twins:

  2. Foz

    Foz Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Side View:

  3. Joey D

    Joey D Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    How do you like it? What size plow? Looks good.
  4. TrailK10

    TrailK10 Member
    from NH
    Messages: 74

    Thats Gotta be a Fun Toy!!!!!!
  5. BWhite

    BWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 496


    you need some CHROMIES for that
  6. TrailK10

    TrailK10 Member
    from NH
    Messages: 74

    Id take that over a 550 no doubt about it.
  7. stslawncare

    stslawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    awesome truck, i agree it neeeds some chrome
  8. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    Nice truck Foz .How is the overall performace of the truck? Have been hearing that it gets very bad millage because of some defect that they have to fix.So what is the set up on the truck what kind of dump is it an auto.How does it drive and is it easy to manuver?
  9. Foz

    Foz Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    1. Plows are 10 ft wide vee, approx 35" tall

    2. I did take it over a 550. Needed to add a second dump so we ended up trading 1 F550 for 2 of the GMC 5500. F550 wasn't a bad truck, but local service is not even in the same ballgame as our local GMC dealer. The GMC trucks are a completely different class of truck, more like a larger truck as oppossed to the Ford being an overgrown 1 ton. Time will tell, we had 4WD on Ford & GMC are 2 wheel, but we spec'd to our needs. Will update as we get more use of them.

    3. Trucks have a 6 speed manual tranny & first couple of tanks we are getting about 10 MPG as seen in pic - loaded with salt & plow on front. To compare, the Ford F550 was getting 7 - 8 MPG.

    4. GMC are as manuverable as a reg cab pickup, in fact I think they turn better than my pickups
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2002
  10. TrailK10

    TrailK10 Member
    from NH
    Messages: 74

    Chrome don't get ya home and definetly doesn't get any work done. It would sure look good and may get you laid though.
  11. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    too bad gm dosen't have them in 4 X 4 yet i like the way you can get at the engine and the cab console.
  12. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Is it a gas or diesel?
  13. Foz

    Foz Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Both are 6.6 Duramax Diesel
  14. myo

    myo Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    Those are some nice trucks, Chrome would be nice but it looks good the way they are. I plan to get one in the spring.:D
  15. Fine Lines Lawn

    Fine Lines Lawn Member
    Messages: 38