Before the superduty the high pinion Dana 60 front end on the F350's was fine, nothing spectacular. The Dana 50 IFS mess wasn't the best but I've never been around one personally.
The 99 and up superduties use a different Dana 50 and Dana 60 (All Dana 60 since 2002 but the outers are the same on both anyways) The newer 50/60 has some issues with seals and needle bearings due to people and even dealers thinking they are maintenance free due to the sealed unit wheel bearings but other than that they are rugged units.
The Chevy 2500HD/3500 4wd IFS up until the last couple of years, most brands of plow were too heavy and you really had to have something like a sander behind the rear axle or you exceeded your front axle weight. Even still they eat through ball joints, bushings, idlers arms and tie rods ends like crazy when wearing a plow. Friend had two landscaping companies which do snow removal in the winter with a half dozen 2500/3500's and he loves the nice ride of the chevs. Over and over the sealed ball joints went first, so in go lifetime greaseables that last a bit longer but at least have warrantee and bolts instead of rivits so they change out faster.