View Full Version : Using a Toyota Truck
03-12-2008, 01:28 PM
Getting back into the lawn care business after 15 years of not doing it.
I was wondering if anyone was using a Toyota truck to pull there trailer with.
I have a 1500 Chevy and was wanting something that got better gas mileage.
The Toyota is a 4 banger.
How big of a trailer and how much equipment?
03-12-2008, 01:58 PM
My trailer is just a 5x8 and all that will be on the trailer will be a riding mower
All of my other equipment such as weed eaters and blowers, I plan to put in the back of the truck.
03-12-2008, 02:13 PM
well check real close, I've had several people tell me that for the room, and payload/towing, it wasn't worth messing with...for instance, I get 16/17 with my extended cab GMC V8 4x4, I have a buddy with a regular cab 4cyl 4x4 toyota gets 18-20..if I was going to give up that much interior/exterior space, that thing better do better than that IMO!
03-12-2008, 03:23 PM
I tow my trailer (77x14) with a 06 DBL Cab Tacoma. It is a 6 cylinder 4.0 and it tows about 6500 pounds and i think that it handles really well with all of my equipment on the trailer. I will probably get a bigger truck and trailer once i am out of college but for now i am good and i get decent gas mileage out of it too. What ever works for ya tho!
03-12-2008, 10:02 PM
See my post in the Ranger Tacoma S10 thread. I tow a 16ft with ZTR and Wb all day with a 4cyl Toyota 4x4. Pleanty of room for my two guys, great mileage and I have never had a problem other then maintenance. make sure you have brakes on the trailer, I run them on all my trailers regardless of whats pulling them.
03-13-2008, 11:03 AM
it should pull it just fine your not talking too much weight your gonna feel the trailer back there for sure and on a highway your gonna be in the slow lane but for around town you shouldnt have a problem
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