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Old 07-16-2011, 07:19 AM
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I have an 03 and a 2011. I like the 2011 but I love the mileage of my 2003. I have 185000 on it and it gets in the low 20's empty. This new one only gets in the 15 range. Both have plenty of power in my opinion. I would look for a 2006 or 2007 with low mileage and buy it.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:20 AM
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Don't buy a diesel if you don't tow heavily on a regular basis. I traded my 2007 diesel for a 2010 hemi. Saved money on both fuel and maintenance. Love the hemi.
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I've always liked threads like this one. Take a moment and look at each persons vehicle they own. Gassers are pro gassers, and heavy oil will most always be for heavy oil.

Now, there's another group, the 'who cares - I'll get what 'I' really need group'.
Notice that, 'want' .......... 'need'.
Do you want it or do you need it.
I need certain things for myself and my family. I want a heck of a lot. So 'I' need to figure out when I can kick in the 'want factor'.

Figure what you really need in;
horse power and torque,
either gas or diesel,
roughly how long you really keep vehicles,
you should know by now what you really can afford,
and there isn't a heck of a lot difference in the cabs from what I seen,

then ... GET WHAT 'YOU' DESIDE.
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Ya well said. Another thing you need to consider is that the diesel especially the cummins, needs to be worked to stop plugging from build ups on injectors, valving and what not. Theres also more to go wrong in a diesel and the repair bills are through the roof! Fuel pumps, injectors computers are very expensive. I got a 2011 High Output Cummins and I love it but Im already planning to buy a gas job for the winter and for my normal day to day.
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Oh an when you ask which diesel motor is best? John Deere for sure not only because they've been around for 250 years but my whole life I've used them. Detroit Diesels and CAT Diesels are pretty good to. More specifically in a Dodge Ram the Cummins is the best you'll get in a pick up so far over the Dirty Max and Power Joke... thats just my opinion though.
Im still waiting for the day when you open a one tons hood and theres a green deere block in there ha ha
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Oh an when you ask which diesel motor is best? John Deere for sure not only because they've been around for 250 years but my whole life I've used them. Detroit Diesels and CAT Diesels are pretty good to. More specifically in a Dodge Ram the Cummins is the best you'll get in a pick up so far over the Dirty Max and Power Joke... thats just my opinion though.
Im still waiting for the day when you open a one tons hood and theres a green deere block in there ha ha
Theres a few things I dont really like about this comment and it doesnt help that I dont like John Deere lol(I live on a 75 acre farm and I'm majoring in Agricultural Engineering with a minor in off highway equipment, I will be the last one to say I know everything and the first one to try to learn more but I spend alot of time working with every manufactures tractors here at school, taking them apart, operating them and trying to make them better)
John Deere is only 175 years old, the diesel engine is only 115 years old and Ford, Allis-Chambers and Case all have been building tractors longer the John Deere.
You will probably never see a john deere diesel engine in any highway vehicle, and I can guarantee it will never be green. John deere green is only associated with there agrictultural products. Although they have diesel engines that meet marine and mining emissions, highway emissions standards are really hard to meet anymore, this is why CAT no longer makes highway motors. If john deere isnt in the game by now, highly doubtful they ever will be.
I grew up on John Deere tractors, but ever since Robert Lane became CEO and pretty much since they started selling John Deere lawn equipment in home depot, I dont feel like their products quality is anywhere near what it used to be. Its all hype anymore in my oppinion.

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okay well sorry to burn your parade. I work on my families 2600 acre farm and we still got deeres from the 60s all the way to the 90s and for tractors their pretty good. expecially when your putting 100s maybe even 1000s of hours on them every year. If your talking about harvesters thats a different story
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btw i think the first ford tractor was early 1900s so how can they been making them longer than john deere?
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Because John Deere didn't start building tractors till 1918 when they bought Waterloo gasoline engine company.
Like I said I don't like john Deere because of the extreme commercialization outside of there machines in the past 10-15 years ad it's just my oppinion.
With that much land I hope your machines are getting that much use, I almost put 1000 hours on a skid steer alone since may haha
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hows your back from operating that machine for that long? almost like owning an old 1 ton dodge!
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