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FIRESCOOBY
08-25-2006, 03:33 PM
Here are some pictures (if they work) of my stuff. First up is my old truck (2004 Toyota Tacoma double cab, 4wd, V6). I am in the process of trading it for my new truck (2006 Chevy 2500HD, Crew, 4wd, Duramax/Allison). Also pictured is my little trailer (5X10 open) with my stuff...mainly the 2005 Hustler Mini-Z. Hoping to upgrade to a 6X12 enclosed trailer before next season.

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l172/Premierlawn/DSC00914.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l172/Premierlawn/DSC00924.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l172/Premierlawn/DSC00931.jpg

Kickin Your Grass
08-25-2006, 03:43 PM
Nice trucks! But why would u need that big truck to pull that equipment?

kc2006
08-25-2006, 04:38 PM
You did well on getting rid of the yota!

I feel stupid pulling my trailer around, I have an f250 powerstroke pulling a 10' trailer...just not right.

ed2hess
08-25-2006, 04:46 PM
I am curious why a high percent of people in lawn business get 4x4 trucks?

FearThisDeere
08-25-2006, 05:03 PM
Do you know what kind of rims are on the Toyota? Those look great on there.

stuffdeer
08-25-2006, 05:09 PM
Also, Why are you getting rid of that truck, when it would of puller a 6x12 enclosed fine?

J/w

Also, I'd also like to know what kind of rims are there.

mkwl
08-25-2006, 05:11 PM
Looks good! Just curious...what did you pay for that 2500HD?

Brendan Smith
08-25-2006, 05:50 PM
i dig the old truck. especially for pulling a trailer that small. don't get me wrong, the 2500 is sweet, but you WILL have more problems out of it than the yota.

scagwildcat
08-25-2006, 06:03 PM
I am curious why a high percent of people in lawn business get 4x4 trucks?
most of us plow snow..

jazak
08-25-2006, 06:09 PM
I am curious why a high percent of people in lawn business get 4x4 trucks?

Plow snow and it comes in handy many more times then you think.

Jacob's Yardworks LLC
08-25-2006, 06:13 PM
Sweet 2500 man. Im planning on getting the exact same thing this fall. How do you like the Duramax?

FearThisDeere
08-25-2006, 09:54 PM
I am curious why a high percent of people in lawn business get 4x4 trucks?
I would never consider a 2wd truck other than for summer fun. Plowing in the winter, wintery New England roads, muddy roads and driveways, weekend fun in the woods, pulling the boat out of the water on a wet ramp, the list goes on. You never need four wheel drive until that day when you really need it in the middle of nowhere. I know that the guys that do not have to deal with snow would look more into a 2wd truck, but not me.

FIRESCOOBY
08-25-2006, 11:59 PM
I'll try to answer the questions:

Wheels: If I remember correctly, they are American Racing 058's. If not AR, they are the same style. Only downfall are they are polished aluminum and to keep them looking good, you gotta polish them every 2-3 months.

Truck: I'm paying about $41k out the door. This truck had alot of stuff I DIDN'T want (onstar, power seat, carpet), but had to take what I could get with an 06 in this color. Haven't even done any paperwork at all yet, gonna do that tomorrow probably.

I'm hoping to "expand" into installs with a skid steer or tractor within the next couple of years and wanted to get a truck capable of that.

The Tacoma would do better if in areas that are flatter. I pull in a very mountainous area and my brakes were taking a beating. I've pulled my buds 6X12 once and it was not fun AT ALL!! Also, we occasionaly get snow, but not that often anymore. PLUS, I'm just a redneck...this is my 6th 4wd truck.

I'm the type that would rather do things safely instead of "adequately". Yes, this truck pulling my trailer probably looks a little out of balance, but who cares. Now I've got a truck that's capable of doing anything I wanna do.

Thanks for the comments.
I LOVE the Duramax

Idealtim
08-26-2006, 12:17 AM
nice railer, looks right for the equipment, but not much room for expansion. And a plow will look great on the truck.

tacoma200
08-27-2006, 02:41 AM
i dig the old truck. especially for pulling a trailer that small. don't get me wrong, the 2500 is sweet, but you WILL have more problems out of it than the yota.
Mechanically the Toyota is hard to beat. I just couldn't stop mine with a trailer as well as I would have liked. Yes I could have put brakes on every trailer I had but it was easier to get dad's GMC with low miles and sell the Toyota. I sure miss it sometimes. Notice my member name tacoma200, guess I should change it to GMC200. I may get another toy one day though.