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lawncare
01-13-2002, 12:24 PM
Had a rough 1 yesterday my favorite truck went down about 500 bucks to fix it broke the front defferential on the 4wd. Had 2 get 2 tow trucks 1 for the trailer 1 for the truck geez. Get the trailer hooked up to the other truck get to the destenation do 2 yards crank up nott. Had 2 call 2 more tow truck one for the truck one for the trailer. some kinda fuel problem on the 2nd few hundred on that 1 also. i think ill get another truck if i can find a use 1 cant have to many back up trucks:cry:

mdb landscaping
01-13-2002, 01:37 PM
hey, at least you know tomorrow will be a better day. it doesnt get much worse than that:D

Green Care
01-13-2002, 01:57 PM
I didn't know they made a EL CAMINO in 4 wheel drive:) :)

Things happens
Keep up the maintenance

Randy Scott
01-13-2002, 02:57 PM
Instead of having three trucks, two backups if I understand you, get one good one.

SLSNursery
01-13-2002, 04:36 PM
I'm not sure I understand the problem, but I guess you couldn't drop the driveshaft? Also, with 4 wrecker bills, and 2 broken trucks, I agree with Randy. Either cash it all in as is and head to the casino, or get one good one. Hope you have a better day tomorrow.

John DiMartino
01-13-2002, 06:04 PM
Sounds like tis time for a truck upgrade,sel off those trucks,and get one that you can get 3 good years out of,it will pay off in the long run.

stslawncare
01-13-2002, 06:05 PM
new good trucks have problems too

vipermanz
01-13-2002, 07:08 PM
Originally posted by lawncare
2 21inch electric Craftsman mower
1 18inch Black and decker with bag
1 Eletric hedge Trimmer
2 Craftsman Electric handheld blower
350ft xtension cord
few rakes and shovels and a broom
el camino with a 454 motor
Pickup truck bed with wheels

now all you need is an electric truck!

Randy Scott
01-13-2002, 07:11 PM
Originally posted by stslawncare
new good trucks have problems too

Yes, but it's the point of doing all that you can to eliminate the chance of problems.

65hoss
01-13-2002, 08:41 PM
Some days are just like that. If those things are really the only problems with those trucks, invest in fixing them and go on. A few hundred here and there is still much cheaper than $30,000 for new truck. Not to mention, insurance is more expensive on new vehicle.


As a former finance guy, I never advocate continuing to buy new vehicles. What you spend in increased insurance, interest, and principle payments is HUGE. An old finance rule of thumb is keep a vehicle no less than 10 yrs. Anything less it cost you money. Not worth paying notes on. Some disagree. Some people feel that they need to have new trucks often. Status symbol I guess.

"Big hat, no cattle."

ohiolawnguy
01-13-2002, 09:07 PM
insurance is more expensive on new vehicle.


I've been thinking about this one lately. Why is it that full coverage insurance on a brand new truck is X amunt of dollars, and five years down the road, to maintain that full coverage the cost is still the same X amount of dollars? By then the truck is close to, if not paid for, and has depreciated some.

My point is, if the truck were to be totaled after five years, the insurance company isnt about to give us the amount we paid for it. But yet, We still are expected to pay the same premium as though it were new. IT MAKES NO SENSE!!