For the longest time we had a Ford 350 dually for towing a larger gooseneck (2+1 type model). It always felt super stable and easy for towing. We ended up getting a new truck a few years ago…and went with a Ford 350 4x4 (not dually)…part of the decision was so we could get a snowplow attachment to the front. Now we are not in a heavy snow area (unless we get a nor’easter). But our tractor was getting old (not reliably starting in cold weather)…and plowing on the tractor was cold. The idea of plowing sitting in the truck seemed way better! Of course, we got the plow and did use it the first year…and have not had measurable snow since (please snow gods - I am not mocking you!! Do not send a snowstorm my way!!).
Now the 4x4 hauls well, but doesn’t have the same stable feeling, and it sits much higher (maybe just a new model thing). The other day the dealer called, wanting to “buy” the truck since they know it is low miles. But, that did get us thinking, maybe going back to the dually isn’t such a bad thing.
Now, we don’t do lots of crazy miles/hauling…and if we do plow, it’s only our driveway and barn area (and a neighbor or two)…nothing commercial.
So, thoughts on staying with the 4x4 or going back to a dually? We really only use the truck for farm stuff, so it’s not that it needs to double as a primary vehicle (and fit into a parking garage or anything like that). Thanks:)