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F550 service truck

I am looking at getting a 550 chassis for an aluminum service body the truck will end up weighing 19000lbs with tool. I will put about 20000-30000 mile a year on the truck and was wondering if I should go gas or diesel.

How are the 6.7 holding up and better then the 6.4.

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I am looking at getting a 550 chassis for an aluminum service body the truck will end up weighing 19000lbs with tool. I will put about 20000-30000 mile a year on the truck and was wondering if I should go gas or diesel.

How are the 6.7 holding up and better then the 6.4.

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If you're going to be weighing in at 20k everyday, you're going to want diesel hands down. It is much more expensive, but with that weight and the miles you put on the truck, diesel will come out on top. The gas could probably pull the weight adequately, but you could forget about double digit gas mileage and if you have to hook a trailer onto that already strained gasser, it's gonna be hairy! Do yourself a favor and go diesel.


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With a heavy truck and probably 4.88's he can forget about double digit mileage anyway.


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Resale will be waaayyyy better too

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If someone has to ask whether they should have diesel or gas for 20K, they probably shouldn't own either.

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If someone has to ask whether they should have diesel or gas for 20K, they probably shouldn't own either.
I don't see it that way. This guy is making a business investment and both the V10 and 6.7 can handle that weight. If I was faced with an 8k premium for diesel and I wasn't sure the advantages and disadvantages of it (which I do and would go diesel all day), I would be on here asking the same question.

Even the resale value on a diesel will be much better OP. While the value of the truck as a whole will depreciate, the price of the diesel truck is still around 8k more than the gas counterpart at resale time.

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