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lawncare3
08-22-2005, 12:29 AM
I will be lookin to get a new truck soon. I am thinking of a 1/2 ton dodge 4 door long bed. The reason is I don't use my truck for pullin enough currently. I mean I pull a dump trailer maybe 3 times a year. I was thinkin of a 3/4 t diesel BUT I only travel 8-12 k a year. Hell my ram I got in NOV now has just hit 8600 miles. I don't do much scapin but when it is done I have all delivered. I use the bed to haul leaves in the fall and occasionally grass. What u think? I tow a 5x10 and furthest lawn is 9 miles the rest all are within 3 miles of eachother

lawncare3
08-22-2005, 12:30 AM
Btw this would be a 5.7 l hemi with the auto

Ironmower
08-22-2005, 12:58 AM
Just be ready for the Hemi-ed up gas bill. :D

lawncare3
08-22-2005, 01:18 AM
don't worry there iron. I already be payin around $300-350 a month with my current hem i. already planned it :0

ALarsh
08-22-2005, 01:56 AM
I don't get it. Your going to down grade to a 1/2 ton because why?

Travis Followell
08-22-2005, 07:42 PM
Get a 3/4 ton diesel. You don't need it but diesels are a lot more fun to drive than a gas. :D

ALarsh
08-23-2005, 01:02 AM
Did the 3/4 get repoed?

i_plant_art
08-23-2005, 02:09 AM
Did the 3/4 get repoed?


LOL - good thought

tnelsongmc
08-23-2005, 04:10 PM
I would suggest a 3/4 ton crew cab gas long box, if you are watching your budget. A diesel engine will add up to $7K to your bill. If you are only traveling 8-10K a year the gas would be best choice, with diesel prices being more than regular gas and the low miles you are traveling it would take years to recoup the cost of the diesel.

lawncare3
08-25-2005, 02:56 PM
The 3/4 didn't get repoed. I just thought for the price of the 1/2 ton I could get the crew cab long bed for the same price of the 3/4 std cab. My price is already $570 a month. I figure the price savins I could go get an old beater 1 ton to beat around in and the 1/2 ton to do estimates after it's paid off. Plus I don't use the 3/4 near enough/ I towed a dump trailer 4 times in the past year. Not worth it. I can rent one if needed.