Well, mainly I got a good deal on it and needed the 4 wheel drive and power. As much as I love my 96 C2500, I just needed a little more capability. If I can get my stuff in order, I hope to find a welder helper job on the pipeline this spring and eventually start welding.What are you gonna use it for? Looks like it could have been a portable welding outfit at one time. Sure has enough tool/storage space!