View Full Version : 2002 Mitsubishi FG!

03-27-2005, 10:41 AM
Any body have or had one of these truck's I am picking one up for a great price just wanted some input!

03-27-2005, 01:27 PM
Nice trucks overall...

Damn near no payload capacity....... only 12,500 gvw

No pulling power

No speed

With that aside.... They are good for what theyre designed for......getting a small amount of material off road,...

The biggest problem with the FG's and the mistubishis overall are the guys that own them think they are a much bigger truck than they are and put the boards on the side and load them right up.... You cant put a yard of topsoil in one of those and be legal..... They look like huge capicity trucks but the truth is you can put more payload on an f-350 mason dump..

I had one it was a 2002 as well....... It got to the point that no matter what i would carry it would be overweight and the fines here are not pretty....

Got rid of it and got an international

03-27-2005, 02:53 PM
Check out the GMC W5500. The GVWR is 17,950.

Albemarle Lawn
03-27-2005, 03:30 PM
Mine is a 2000, have not had problems with it.

14,050 gross without the 4-wheel drive so the truck weighs less.

The 12,000 gross really hurts, because with the 4-wd gear the basic truck weighs more.

FG is a great plow truck....super visiblity.

The 2005 FG trucks have a 14,500 or so GVW but no longer offer the automatic transmission.


03-28-2005, 10:23 AM
Procut is that what the payload is ? I did not get all the info yet but I did go out with him last week's snow storm with a 3 yrd salter on it loaded and it did pretty good! mostly I will be using it for towing enclosed trailer , and leave pickup , mulch so mostly on the lighter side. I just couldn't refuse the deal he was giving me, he is an LCO getting out of biz giving me this truck with a 6 month old fisher stainless steel salter w/fisher plow for $14,000 cash only 40k on truck.

Planet Landscaping
03-28-2005, 11:54 AM
If U dont buy it let me know please :waving:

03-28-2005, 12:08 PM
the truck empty weighs almost 11,000

do it barely gives you a ton for payload......

The truck pulls a load pretty well but you wont be legal

Ive had 4 yards of soil in mine and it moved it okay but im sure glad i didnt get stopped by DOT

Planet Landscaping
03-28-2005, 01:20 PM
Heres my thought, Take off body and mount Hydroseeder in summer,Sander in winter. All terrain sprayer, Good plowing. :cool2: A little more power and payload on the FG and U have a competitive truck, MAYBEE???? :waving:

03-28-2005, 07:27 PM
Sorry Planet just bought it home this f@#%^& is nice I guess I will live with the payload thing , I have other dumps that will handle anything heavy thank's for input guy's.


Planet Landscaping
03-28-2005, 08:13 PM
Good luck with it.