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what truck?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by jacob land and, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. jacob land and

    jacob land and Member
    Messages: 36

    if you had no budget for a 2005-06 3/4-1 ton 2 door truck what would you get, ford gmc chevy dodge. i was looking at the dodge 2500 standard package. so i could afford a new plow and hopper spreader to go with it...
  2. meyer22288

    meyer22288 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    ford. period. thats all we run are fords and have always had good luck. my 1993 f-250 has 140,000 on the clock with the original motor, trans, rear end, you name it. still going stong.

    if i were you i would get the 2006 ford f-350srw xl 4x4 6.0lpsd, 6spd trans, and put a 8ft or bigger plow on it and any 2 yard spreader you want/need.
  3. jacob land and

    jacob land and Member
    Messages: 36

    is the 2006 ford f-350srw xl 4x4 a diesel? what is the srw, qould you get the manual or automatic?
  4. meyer22288

    meyer22288 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    they come in the 6.0l diesel, 5.4l gas, and the big v-10 gas. srw means single rear wheel or not a dually. you can get the 6spd manual trans which is what i would get, or the 5spd torqe shift auto trans which is an ok trans as well.
  5. Groundskeepers1

    Groundskeepers1 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I'd say whatever you get, don't get the big v-10, tons of power for a gas engine however i think i normally get between 4-8 mpg plowing and about 9 pulling a trailer or driving around daily. If i could do it again i would get the power stroke. In my opinion i would get an auto trans also, a manual is just alot of clutching on a 10-20 hour route.
  6. Sweetpete

    Sweetpete Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    For the record...I love my 04 5.4 V8 ext. cab. I bought it new in 04 and have had no problems with it. Looking back, I probably would go with a diesel also, even though the price was a little out of my range.

    In either case, however, I would DEFINATELY go with the manual 4x4 lever, not the electronic shift on the fly. I have had no problems with it, but I've heard some strange stories, ya know?

    Let us know what you decide. :bluebounc
  7. ICindrich

    ICindrich Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    I second sweetpete, I have pushbutton 4wd and it failed when a vacume hose went. I will always buy stickshift 4wd on future trucks! Furthermore, I sort of wish that GM still offered manuel locking hubs.
  8. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    06 F-350 super cab dually pick up with a 7.3 diesel (I know they don't make it, but thats what it would be) 9' western pro plus with pro plus wings for a 10' plow with a downeastern hydraulic V box.

    for a dump same set up on a F-550 frame with swenson muilt purpose body.