View Full Version : what truck Do I need?

tony Schardt
11-17-2001, 11:43 PM
Hello I'm starting a lawn and landscape business next season. I'm only 18 and don't have a whole lot of cash. What would be the perfect start-up truck? I was thinking of a 1/2 ton with a 350 motor.

Tony Schardt

11-17-2001, 11:50 PM
Id go with a good used 3/4 ton ,every thing will be more heavy duty than a half ton but just starting out a 1/2 probaley will do awhile. Get a chevy, former gm worker talking

11-18-2001, 12:11 AM
A 3/4 ton won't work as hard as a half ton pulling the same load, and so, will last longer with fewer break downs. ;)

little green guy
11-23-2001, 01:34 AM
get a 1 ton, If your gonna have it as a work truck only, buy a ford, if it's gonna be a work/ personnal truck get chevy. Chevy's are much more comfortable to drive around in all the time, but fords have a heavier suspension and hold up better to abuse. Definitly get atleast a 350/351 engine. Better yet if you can find a good 1 ton dump you'll be better of with that. The best start up truck would be a nice used f350 4x4 mason dump with a 460 or a desiel engine maybe a 95'-97'

11-23-2001, 09:01 PM
Little green guy

THE supensions on the 99 chevy on are much tougher than before and the frames are now hydroformed and much tougher

bubble boy
11-24-2001, 02:49 AM
will you be plowing or towing large loads? factor this in, if yes go at least 3/4 ton.