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Frontstreetlawns
12-04-2005, 03:48 PM
just curious what all of you have, i need to get a new truck and just contemplating weather or no i need a 3/4 ton pickup or not, i have a single axle trailer and a small gravely zero turn i want to step up to an exmark 48 or 56, just seeing what you all think

METRO 36
12-04-2005, 04:01 PM
I ave a chevrolet z71 with a v-8
on a daily equipment on a 6-8 trailer is a emark mtero 36-commercial snapper
trim mower- trimmer's-etc.Which is very much weight but i haul horse's at least twice a week in and it pull's fine just this morning I had 1600 pounds of hay loaded on the truck and had no problem running 70 mile's an hour.In the spring im going to by a 1 ton, for hauling my 30 foot horse trailer half ton will do it but it doesn't like it.but for what you want to haul a half ton will be fine
but a three quarter ton would be better because when you get a bigger trailer
and more equipment, or do land scaping you have the power to pull 3 ton's of dirt,mulch, etc and it will be easier on your truck.

Sharp Services
12-04-2005, 04:28 PM
I have a 2003 Ford F-150 with the 4.2 V-6 Super Cab. It gets great milage and pulls everything I have tried it on. Had it for 40,000 miles and not one problem.

Travis Followell
12-04-2005, 04:57 PM
If thats all you'll be pulling then a half ton will be fine but if you plan on expanding and pulling more equipment or plow snow or anything like that then you would be better off to go ahead now and step up to a 3/4 ton truck.

PaulJ
12-04-2005, 05:10 PM
Unless you plan on hauling rock or dirt a 1/2t sould bhe fine. I have two. I pull a 12ft tandum trailer with no problem. You might want to consider trailer brakes just to save some where on your trucks brakes. The only time I wish for a bigger truck is when hauling rock or dirt or maybe alot of mulch.

Jpocket
12-04-2005, 06:36 PM
A 1/2 ton will be fine, But personally I prefer a 3/4 ton.

MOZE4MUNY
12-04-2005, 09:01 PM
For what you described a half ton is fine. My mow rig is a single axle trailer hauling a Walker and associated trimmers, I tow with a 1500 Silverado, 5.3, auto and hardly know the trailer is back there. Since I bought the truck I've expanded some and the heavy duty 18ft skid steer trailer is more than I like to tow. Thank gawd for trailer brakes but it's still too much load for towing with a half ton.

Jpocket
12-08-2005, 01:11 PM
For what you described a half ton is fine. My mow rig is a single axle trailer hauling a Walker and associated trimmers, I tow with a 1500 Silverado, 5.3, auto and hardly know the trailer is back there. Since I bought the truck I've expanded some and the heavy duty 18ft skid steer trailer is more than I like to tow. Thank gawd for trailer brakes but it's still too much load for towing with a half ton.

I don't care what size chevy you get it 's gonna be a workhorse, it's in there heritage. I've seen c10's do the work of 1tons

Trinity Lawn Care, LLC
12-08-2005, 01:23 PM
For what you are hauling 1/2 ton should be no prob. If you are buying used just make sure that it hasn't been beat to heck. I have a Chevy 1500 4x4 and a F350 Dump and both pull a full trailer just as easy.

POPO4995
12-08-2005, 02:10 PM
My Dodge 360 pulls everything fine and the F-450 pulls anything and everything and you cannot even tell. I am going to replace my Dodge with one of the following this next year: 2500HD, F-250, or F-350 SRW. I just like big trucks!:D

lawnboy dan
12-08-2005, 02:15 PM
another chevy user here 93 1500 305 v8- its adaquite for most jobs

RedWingsDet
12-08-2005, 03:27 PM
01 Chevy 3/4 ton. I put a ton of miles on it these past 6 months (over 25,000) and its still great. During the spring and summer I pulled a 20ft enclosed trailer with it just about everyday, including several pallets of sod per week. Not to mention all the dirt and topsoil I hauled around during that time period.

IMO if your going to be buying a bigger trailer or hauling alot of weight, get atleast a 3/4ton. At times I wish I had a 1ton, but the 3/4 did its job.

YardPro
12-10-2005, 08:50 AM
we pull a 44 hustler (1300lbs) a wb, 2 21" weed eaters, blowers..etc.. on a 7X12 trailer with an s 10 with no problems....so no you don't need a 3/4 ton for what u are hualing.....

If you are looking forward and thinking of growing ur business then the 3/4 ton may be the way to go... it is more expensive to run though.. more fuel... tires are more expensive ( load rated E) etc.

NC Scaper
12-11-2005, 11:37 AM
This be my rig

RedWingsDet
12-11-2005, 11:40 AM
Lots of chevy owners on here :cool2:

TWUllc
12-11-2005, 11:57 AM
Lots of chevy owners on here :cool2:

What happened to your center caps? :eek:

RedWingsDet
12-11-2005, 12:49 PM
Train Tracks ate em.

Jamesgateslandscaping
12-11-2005, 02:25 PM
These are mine, with plows on ofcourse:cool: .
Thanks
James

Tadams
12-15-2005, 05:24 PM
I'vegot a 95 chevy 1500 that I pull a 16x7 trailer with a 60" lazer with ultra vac, a 48" TTHP, push mower, 2 BP blowers, 1 edger, 2 trimmers, 2 chainsaws, trash can, tarps, ladder, rakes & shovels, BP sprayer, 4 gas cans, jungle jack, & hedge trimmers. The truck has 225,000 miles on it and keeps on going. The trailer has brakes on one axle and the truck has extra springs on it. You can pull a lot with a 1/2 ton truck.

South Florida Lawns
12-15-2005, 05:42 PM
If you can find a 1 ton for cheap get that, then you will be able to pull almost any trailer and never have to worry about overloading the truck. Thats what I would do.