So, I gotta buy a bucket/boom truck for work, and I wanted to get some opinions on what to get. It's going to be used since it's something that will only be used a couple times a month. My options at this point are: GMC Topkick - 366ci V8 gas engine - only 4k miles on it Ford F450 or F550 - 7.3L V8 PowerStroke diesel engine - 130-160k miles newer Ford F450 or F550 - 6.0L V8 PowerStroke diesel engine - 60-80k miles Ford F450 - 6.8L Triton V10 gas engine - 120-140k miles I was also considering an International 4700 with either the DT466 or T444E engine, probably around 100k-130k miles on it. There are also some GMC and Chevy trucks with a CAT diesel engine as well. Any thoughts? EDIT: Also consider that as a boom/bucket truck, it's going to spend a lot of time idling.