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WJW Lawn
08-11-2006, 08:04 AM
Been talking about this in another thread, and it's kind of interesting with rising gas prices and all, but what do you pull your trailer with? A truck? A Van? A Station Wagon or car? A bike? Very curious!!

Brendan Smith
08-11-2006, 09:01 AM
three homeless guys. all it costs is a couple of bottles of wild irish rose and a ham sandwich.

Aaron's Lawn Care
08-11-2006, 12:20 PM
With this:

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid210/p8dba6a472e35ee1a7cd02e72204969cc/edaf52d4.jpg

Lynden-Jeff
08-11-2006, 12:35 PM
Heres mine:

http://www.lyndenlawncare.com/portfolio/goodtruck1.jpg

JTAYLORLAWN
08-11-2006, 12:42 PM
02' Dodge 2500 (cummins) I get about 23mpg that beats the heck out of the 8 to 11 mpg i am getting with the ford

LawnGuy73
08-11-2006, 03:28 PM
a truck.....

mak2
08-11-2006, 03:45 PM
I am thinking about buying a Yak, but I hear they are not good with kids. But right now it is with an F-150 that I pull my stuff. Does anyone else think this would be a good time to buy an F 250 or 350 for snow removal? Snow is so unpredictable in Indiana. Anyway, a lot of people are selling off their big gas useing trucks. Could be good time to buy.

rfed32
08-11-2006, 04:09 PM
1996 chevy s10...love it for what i got...i do everything with it or with the trailer

LindblomRJ
08-11-2006, 04:41 PM
1996 chevy s10...love it for what i got...i do everything with it or with the trailer
I miss my s-10s well the 96 I don't but the 2000 was good pickup.

Now I pull with a 96 K2500 and 79 F-150.

ALarsh
08-11-2006, 04:57 PM
I use a 10 speed. God is it fast.

lwcmattlifter
08-11-2006, 10:35 PM
I have an 18 speed so...HA! It's a huffy.

cantoo
08-11-2006, 10:45 PM
We have a Chev cube van, a Chev diesel one ton dump truck, a minivan and 18 different trailers to use. The cube van uses fuel but saves by having everything inside and always with us. We only put about 5000 kms per year on it. It's only licenced for six months a year. We also have an ex ambulance that I out a flat bed on but haven't put on the road yet. I buy at auctions so usually get good enough deals that fuel isn't a real big concern.

mcwlandscaping
08-11-2006, 11:17 PM
I miss my s-10s well the 96 I don't but the 2000 was good pickup.

Now I pull with a 96 K2500 and 79 F-150.
you wouldn't happen to have a pic of that k2500 would you?

stuffdeer
08-11-2006, 11:21 PM
With this-

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/stuffdeer/PICT2639.jpg

stuffdeer
08-11-2006, 11:33 PM
Where's everyone getting the Step Bars?

KS_Grasscutter
08-11-2006, 11:46 PM
Where's everyone getting the Step Bars?
Well, if you HAVE to have step bars for your 2wd S10...i am POSITIVE that about any auto parts store in amerca could get them...
EDIT- didnt mean to sound like a smart@$$ about the step bars, was seriously considering it on my 2wd Ranger, but didnt have the $, but the new ranger (4x4) i got DOES got them, and it really makes it look cool, in my opinion

LindblomRJ
08-11-2006, 11:59 PM
you wouldn't happen to have a pic of that k2500 would you?
Its big and white. I call it Bubba.

Sandgropher
08-12-2006, 12:00 AM
Hey has any body seen some body walking there stuff pulling a cart set up, could work in a small service area, at the time of writing bikes are ahead of vans on the poll that suprises me, with fuel prices going up in 5 years time the polls may show most uses tandem bikes, or maybe a crew will have what the Goodies had ( british comedy show) 3 on the one bike :laugh:

Eddie B
08-12-2006, 01:11 AM
first started at age 18 with this
http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=40582&stc=1&d=1123228860

That didn't last long, ended up with a blue 1500 and this red 2500 came shortly after.
http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39212&stc=1&d=1119831462

tthomass
08-12-2006, 10:35 PM
pulls me around

KS_Grasscutter
08-12-2006, 11:31 PM
here is my truck-
http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=60918&stc=1&d=1153872933

GFTC
08-13-2006, 12:37 AM
It gets the job done...

FearThisDeere
08-13-2006, 05:50 PM
My ,current rig is overloaded I know, even though it only goes about 5 miles full, but still. A new (used) diesel will be replacing it as soon as I find a decent one.

stuffdeer
08-13-2006, 06:32 PM
My ,current rig is overloaded I know, even though it only goes about 5 miles full, but still. A new (used) diesel will be replacing it as soon as I find a decent one.


I love those body styles on the Dakota!

FearThisDeere
08-13-2006, 09:59 PM
I like them so much more that the newer ones and more than the older ones. I don't know why Dodge didn't stick with this style. The new ones look like toys. It is a good truck, but is too small for what we need it to do. It pulls that 6'x10' dump trailer (8k lbs+ loaded) about 30 or so miles a week. It does ok, but the brake rotors warp fast because of the excess weight. It does great pulling my 16' boat... this is what the truck is really meant for. The truck is my dad's. I am going to be selling my 1993 Chevy 1500 and buying atleast a 3/4 ton and then taking advantage of the 0% financing they have now at some dealerships. I was looking at a new Ram today that was $7500 off and 0% for 74 month. With the cash that I can put down, my payments were something low like $274 a month. Looks like I will be going diesel, but not sure yet. I change my mind day to day.

WJW Lawn
08-14-2006, 06:50 AM
here is my truck-
http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=60918&stc=1&d=1153872933


Nice looking Ranger KS! Its a V6 right? May switch up to one...save a little on gas!

ALarsh
08-14-2006, 10:13 AM
Nice looking Ranger KS! Its a V6 right? May switch up to one...save a little on gas!
I thought the Pinto was a joke? :confused:

WJW Lawn
08-14-2006, 11:55 AM
I thought the Pinto was a joke? :confused:


lol It is! Old F 150 here. Nothing I wanna take a picture of though... Those rides would make me look to bad!

LindblomRJ
08-14-2006, 03:47 PM
lol It is! Old F 150 here. Nothing I wanna take a picture of though... Those rides would make me look to bad!
Notice there is no picture of my F-150. We should have a contest see who has the ugliest F150.

FearThisDeere
08-15-2006, 11:02 AM
All F150s are ugly. Just kidding!!!

stuffdeer
08-15-2006, 11:52 AM
I love the look of my Dad's 2000 F-150 Heavy Duty model!

Chrome 7 Lug rims..

mike lane lawn care
08-15-2006, 12:44 PM
not to hijack this thread, but for those (myself included) with V6 and V8 engines, i was told by a guy i now who just about knows everything mechanical. That a V10 engine actualy has better gas milage when pulling heavy loads tha a v8 pulling the same weight. his reasoning was that there are more cylinders to distribute that load, making the engine work a little less hard, therefor increasing fuel economy.

If this is true, then those of us with the smaller v6's and v8's pulliong around dump trailers and heavy tandem axle trailers of equipment are actualy using more gas than if we had a v10 engine.

anyone know for sure?

Eddie B
08-15-2006, 04:36 PM
not to hijack this thread, but for those (myself included) with V6 and V8 engines, i was told by a guy i now who just about knows everything mechanical. That a V10 engine actualy has better gas milage when pulling heavy loads tha a v8 pulling the same weight. his reasoning was that there are more cylinders to distribute that load, making the engine work a little less hard, therefor increasing fuel economy.

If this is true, then those of us with the smaller v6's and v8's pulliong around dump trailers and heavy tandem axle trailers of equipment are actualy using more gas than if we had a v10 engine.

anyone know for sure?

All other things being equal, the larger the engine (the greater the volume of the cylinders) and the more cylinders it has, the greater its fuel consumption. As well, smaller engines usually cost less.

That does not mean that a bigger engine is never a good choice. For some applications, a larger, more powerful engine may be the most fuel-efficient option. If you often need to tow a heavy load, for example, a small engine may burn more fuel because it might have to work too hard and operate beyond its most fuel-efficient range.

Under normal driving conditions, smaller engines deliver better fuel economy than larger engines. Choose the smallest engine that meets your needs.

Vehicles with smaller, turbocharged engines can be efficient and may deliver some fuel and cost savings. However, most buyers select one of these devices to increase power output from a car's normal-size engine, a choice that tends to increase fuel consumption, especially if you frequently take advantage of the higher performance you've paid for.

ALarsh
08-15-2006, 05:58 PM
Yeah thats true. A v10 gets about the same mileage towing or not. It gets bad gas mileage ALL the time. A v8 will get bad towing, but ok not towing. If your only using it for work, get a v10. If your using it for personal also, get a v8.

John Gamba
08-15-2006, 06:08 PM
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G.M.Landscaping
08-15-2006, 07:04 PM
I use a Winnebago. My lawns are so far apart I have to sleep between them.
I can't complain, I'm averging $1.00/Hr. :laugh: :laugh:

South Florida Lawns
08-15-2006, 09:38 PM
i'm one of 4 that use a bicycle.

The weather down here on the outback is just so pleasant, who needs a car.

lwcmattlifter
08-15-2006, 10:19 PM
Nothing wrong with the bike. Mine tows great with a weight distributing hitch. Next year i'm going to get a tandem or a tri-bike so more employees can pedal.

General Landscaping
08-16-2006, 12:23 AM
I've just been putting up a sheet and harnessing all the hot air that gets blown my way after giving out the price on a estimate.

FearThisDeere
08-16-2006, 11:03 AM
I've just been putting up a sheet and harnessing all the hot air that gets blown my way after giving out the price on a estimate.
Hahaha... I bet you can go a long way too!:dancing:

LindblomRJ
08-16-2006, 12:52 PM
I've just been putting up a sheet and harnessing all the hot air that gets blown my way after giving out the price on a estimate.
at $3.09 a gallon that is quite a bargain.:laugh: :usflag:

WJW Lawn
08-19-2006, 07:31 AM
I use a Winnebago. My lawns are so far apart I have to sleep between them.
I can't complain, I'm averging $1.00/Hr. :laugh: :laugh:

HAHAHA Man...you're rolling in it!! A buck an hour!! Thats my goal, and maybe one day I'll get there! lol That was a good one

PGold
08-20-2006, 11:12 PM
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i113/PatrickGold/f250.jpg

mag360
08-21-2006, 01:38 PM
I love the look of my Dad's 2000 F-150 Heavy Duty model!

Chrome 7 Lug rims..

Are you sure those rims are 7 lug?
I think alot of the 1/2 tons had 7 lug center caps that covered the 5 real lugs.

lawn guy1350
08-23-2006, 05:53 PM
i pull with an 05 cummins 4x4

stuffdeer
08-23-2006, 06:18 PM
Are you sure those rims are 7 lug?
I think alot of the 1/2 tons had 7 lug center caps that covered the 5 real lugs.

Its got 7 lugs.

Look up the F-150 with the 7700 Payload package.

I'll start by saying, In 1997 I think, and through 1999 they made two models of F-250s- Super Duty, and Light Duty.

Well, in 2000 they made the light duty f250 into a heavy duty f150.

So this one can tow more, and has a plow prep on it already.

Some Specials on the 7700

- Larger rotors, I believe 13.5"
- HD shocks
- power steering cooler
- 4700 lbs rear axle
- HD rad, thicker
- HD alternator
- HD battery
- LT tires standard, load range D
- the tranny is the same as a F250 SD and the F350 SD
- 8,600 lbs towing
- 11,500 lbs GCVWR
- 7,700 lbs payload
- $ 96.00 to register!!!
- $ 1,500 to insure!!!
- And a pig on gas!!
And last but not least, special badges!!!!

More-

7 Lug Rims - You know, to carry a heavier load...Okay!
-They have a larger frame then the F150 - How much larger?
-Bigger brakes - To help stop the 35" we can put on without a lift!
-3:73 rear end from factory
-4R100 Tranny
-Extra leaf in back
-Larger Torsion bars - Will these bolt up to a F150?
-Heavier towing capacity
-Weigh more - Hmm...is that why they like gas?

Best of all, You can go with 35 in tires with no rubbing.

In 1999 this would of been considored a 3/4th ton, but when they came out with the super duty in 99 or so, they downsized this to a 1/2.

Now the 250's come with 8200 lbs payload.

PGold
08-24-2006, 11:21 AM
It looks like Fearthisdeer is pulling about 4 yards of rocks with his little dump trailer. I am about to buy a new dump trailer, but I am not sure how big of a dump trailer I want. If I am pulling with a 2003 powerstroke 250, how many yards of clay and topsoil do you think I can pull?

Brendan Smith
08-24-2006, 01:10 PM
i want to know who the person is that replied to the poll as using a car for his tow vehicle.

ALarsh
08-24-2006, 01:39 PM
I use a bike! The city here uses a crown vic to tow a toro Z500 around (why, I don't know when they have 5 GMC 3500's sitting there). I'll try to get a pic sometime.

DodgeTruckMan731
08-24-2006, 07:04 PM
Today i worked in a u haul van!!!:hammerhead: , the truck need some new wiring harness or something, otherwise an 02 dakota.

FearThisDeere
08-24-2006, 09:45 PM
It looks like Fearthisdeer is pulling about 4 yards of rocks with his little dump trailer
It is about 4-5 yards of wood shaving and horse manure. It is not really heavy unless it gets weat, then it is a bear. The truck just got upgraded to a '01 F250 V10 today. The trailer is currently 6x10 and has a GVW of 12k. I will be upgrading soon to either a 14' or 16'.

Mike33
08-24-2006, 10:06 PM
06 f-350 6.0 6sp.
Mike

mag360
08-26-2006, 11:39 PM
Its got 7 lugs.

Look up the F-150 with the 7700 Payload package.

I'll start by saying, In 1997 I think, and through 1999 they made two models of F-250s- Super Duty, and Light Duty.

Well, in 2000 they made the light duty f250 into a heavy duty f150.

So this one can tow more, and has a plow prep on it already.

Some Specials on the 7700

- Larger rotors, I believe 13.5"
- HD shocks
- power steering cooler
- 4700 lbs rear axle
- HD rad, thicker
- HD alternator
- HD battery
- LT tires standard, load range D
- the tranny is the same as a F250 SD and the F350 SD
- 8,600 lbs towing
- 11,500 lbs GCVWR
- 7,700 lbs payload
- $ 96.00 to register!!!
- $ 1,500 to insure!!!
- And a pig on gas!!
And last but not least, special badges!!!!

More-

7 Lug Rims - You know, to carry a heavier load...Okay!
-They have a larger frame then the F150 - How much larger?
-Bigger brakes - To help stop the 35" we can put on without a lift!
-3:73 rear end from factory
-4R100 Tranny
-Extra leaf in back
-Larger Torsion bars - Will these bolt up to a F150?
-Heavier towing capacity
-Weigh more - Hmm...is that why they like gas?

Best of all, You can go with 35 in tires with no rubbing.

In 1999 this would of been considored a 3/4th ton, but when they came out with the super duty in 99 or so, they downsized this to a 1/2.

Now the 250's come with 8200 lbs payload.


thats fine then. Glad to see you're excited about it.

ALarsh
08-26-2006, 11:51 PM
thats fine then. Glad to see you're excited about it.
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: *trucewhiteflag*

stuffdeer
08-27-2006, 01:40 AM
thats fine then. Glad to see you're excited about it.


Wow, way to be an as* hole to a 15 year old kid just giving you info. Seems like I have to give a freaking essay on here to prove anything. As* hole

ALarsh
08-27-2006, 11:17 AM
Wow, way to be an as* hole to a 15 year old kid just giving you info. Seems like I have to give a freaking essay on here to prove anything. As* hole
I think you misunderstood. He was saying that you don't have to list all that info. All what you had to say was....

Its got 7 lugs.

In 2000 they made the light duty f250 into a heavy duty f150.

Doesn't matter though........*trucewhiteflag*

mag360
08-27-2006, 05:12 PM
Wow, way to be an as* hole to a 15 year old kid just giving you info. Seems like I have to give a freaking essay on here to prove anything. As* hole


Hey sorry man. I didn't mean to give you a real hard time.
I took a little offense at your response, to be honest. Consider me a fellow gearhead---none of us like to be spoken down to. I'm not a ford enthusiast (although we recently grabbed an f250 with the 7.3 idi that I'll be spending some time under.)

Sometimes your enthusiasm can come off wrong, I had some posts like that in the beginning too, though.

No hard feelings from me now.

Birdhunter1
08-27-2006, 07:15 PM
I use a 2006 F-150 4wd supercab with the 5.4 and a 3.55 rear end pulling either a 16' landscape/utility trailer with my mowing equipment or a 16' equipment trailer with my MF 135 and whatever equipment with it. Of course often I'll have a piece of equipment rented and using their trailer for it.

stuffdeer
08-27-2006, 07:28 PM
Hey sorry man. I didn't mean to give you a real hard time.
I took a little offense at your response, to be honest. Consider me a fellow gearhead---none of us like to be spoken down to. I'm not a ford enthusiast (although we recently grabbed an f250 with the 7.3 idi that I'll be spending some time under.)

Sometimes your enthusiasm can come off wrong, I had some posts like that in the beginning too, though.

No hard feelings from me now.



Sorry dude, I didn't mean to be like that. Sorry.

No hard feeling.

I'm a gear head also, but I own a chevy! Lol

I'd love to have a 2500 hd or f250

mak2
08-27-2006, 07:29 PM
Beautiful man, glad you guys made up, that is sweet.

FearThisDeere
08-27-2006, 07:34 PM
Hahaha... it is better that the boards get a little mushy here and there rather than people fighting. See hoe easy it is to work things out?:waving: Afterall, you guys could be using a bike!

Rex Mann
08-27-2006, 07:44 PM
I use this truck when I pull my trailer.













Peace,

Rex

http://ArizonaPavers.Com

mak2
08-27-2006, 08:11 PM
Love those wheels. Very nice truck. I know you aint pushin snow in Phoenix, what do you pull with it, houses?

stuffdeer
08-27-2006, 08:36 PM
I use this truck when I pull my trailer.













Peace,

Rex

http://ArizonaPavers.Com


WOW...

What kind of MPG are you getting?

I think Instead of saving for any kind of other truck, I'll just save to buy that.

That is BEAUTIFUL

Gatewayuser
08-27-2006, 10:56 PM
Here is my first truck its a 01 F-350 4x4 with the 5.4L V-8 pulling a 16ft tandem PJ trailer with diamond plate fenders. On the trailer is a great dane gateway and a bobcat 2 husq 326lx trimmers a 145bt blower and a stihl 110fs edger.

Gatewayuser
08-27-2006, 11:00 PM
My second truck which gets double the fuel mileage then the ford, its a chevy 1500 with 4.3L V-6 2wd both trucks are autos. Its pulling a 16ft trailer and a 52" great dane mower. The only problem with this truck is it likes to over heat in the summer or over 80 temp. This winter I will put a new bigger radiator and electric fans in to help cool it down.

all ferris
08-28-2006, 09:58 PM
My second truck which gets double the fuel mileage then the ford, its a chevy 1500 with 4.3L V-6 2wd both trucks are autos. Its pulling a 16ft trailer and a 52" great dane mower. The only problem with this truck is it likes to over heat in the summer or over 80 temp. This winter I will put a new bigger radiator and electric fans in to help cool it down.

I'll bet you just need to clean the radiator and maybe there is som debris between the radiator and the a/c condensor

Gatewayuser
08-28-2006, 10:03 PM
I'll bet you just need to clean the radiator and maybe there is som debris between the radiator and the a/c condensor

I wish thats all it was but everything is just to small, you got to remember the trailer loaded is around 4,000lbs which is a lot for that little truck. Max tow is 5,000lbs. It has highway gears and came with no towing equipment.