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Xpertise Lawn & Landscape
06-24-2009, 10:15 PM
Okay so im 16, got my license, in the landscaping biz, and i need a work truck. Nothing big im pulling a single axle trailer with a z on it. I searched around and i finally found a pic of what i wanna get. It's an 09' GMC Canyon 4x4 with the box delete, and a dump bed on it. What do you think of this considering my use. Also gunna hang a BOSS plow on it already checked with dealer. Here it is...

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N.TX
06-24-2009, 10:17 PM
How much is it $$?

Xpertise Lawn & Landscape
06-24-2009, 10:25 PM
19,680 to 22,610 depending on options and thats minus the dump body. id say about 5 grand for a dump body. This is what i wanna put on it.... http://www.truckcraft.com/productDetail.asp?id=24&cID=

SfTD_service_CENTER
06-24-2009, 10:26 PM
you will ruin that with a plow. buy a truck that can handle plowing, i wear out parts on my f350 and dodge2500 hd. you can get a 2500 hd dodge for the same price yeah gas is more but it wont break like that will and you will defifnently be better off. plus it will actually plow snow that couldnt move a bank back like afull size truck

Xpertise Lawn & Landscape
06-24-2009, 10:45 PM
Its gunna be used to plow residential only...
and its got the I5 in it with 242 hp

Icepuck72
06-24-2009, 10:48 PM
Buy a beater....why drop that much on a work truck?

SfTD_service_CENTER
06-24-2009, 10:58 PM
sorry kid it aint meant to plow! go ahead put one on im just telling you from being a mechanic and working on those trucks that it isnt built to carry any weight on the front end! none! most half ton truck arent. like i said you can buy a really nice f250, chevy 2500hd that will do all you ever wanted for alot less! i also want to tell you that buying a truck right now you should be able to get 30% off !!!!! new trucks arent selling at all any dealer trying to sell you that for 20000 should be shot! you can buy a loaded 2009 dodge 1500 that retials for 40000 for 28000 right now. im in this business my advice is good please dont write me off as a jerk ! im just telling you the truth.

Xpertise Lawn & Landscape
06-24-2009, 11:11 PM
Hmm you do have a good point with trucks not selling... i guess i should look into a 2500HD GMC/CHEVY. Sorry no other brands here im a GM only guy lol

G. Ramey
06-24-2009, 11:21 PM
I have a chevrolet trailblazer. It is basically the same chassis as the canyon. I also have a 2500hd. I stopped driving the 2500 due to gas prices and started pulling a 12ft trailer with the trailblazer. The trailer had a ztr 2 blowers and 2 trimmers on it. In 6 months time I have worn out the brakes and you can really tell there has been a lot of wear and tear on the trailblazer. I have since went back to the 2500. It has 145000 miles on it and I have never put brakes on it. It is a much better choice. I know you need to get as good fuel milage as you can. Why don,t you look at 05-06 2500 dodge rams. That 5.9l cummins diesel gets 20 mpg unloaded and it will be strong enough to carry that plow. I think that canyon will be worn out before it's paid for.

Green Machine Mowing
06-25-2009, 12:09 AM
i was looking at a 2005 Sierra 4 door, duramax, 5 speed allison, flat bed and brush gaurd, 100 and something thousand on it. all for 14,000, thats a way better truck, for less and still has more miles left on it then a brand new "canyon" lol

topsites
06-25-2009, 12:13 AM
Buy a beater....why drop that much on a work truck?

I try to tell them...

Hawg City Lawns
06-25-2009, 12:29 AM
Buy a beater....why drop that much on a work truck?

i agree you cant start with the finest equipment youll have to much overhead plus once you drive that sucker off the lot it loses about 5k or more off the msrp

soloscaperman
06-25-2009, 11:11 AM
Focus on equipment first, that's what makes you the money. My choice would be a Chevy 1500 from 1990-1994. They do use some gas but man a monkey can work on this motor blind folded and the parts are cheap and is a solid truck. Chevy still makes the TBI 350 motors and Jegs does also with a 3 year warranty for like only $2,000 LOL Love my truck and I put this thing through hell and she has 181,000 miles and still runs like a virgin. I also do alot of snow plowing, gravel, and mulching.

http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu340/Demetrez28/truck019.jpg

http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu340/Demetrez28/truck014.jpg

SfTD_service_CENTER
06-25-2009, 05:39 PM
i was looking at a 2005 Sierra 4 door, duramax, 5 speed allison, flat bed and brush gaurd, 100 and something thousand on it. all for 14,000, thats a way better truck, for less and still has more miles left on it then a brand new "canyon" lol

ill say dodge is pretty much junk if it has been beat, everything from the dash to the drietrain is sorta throw away.

gotta say i dont own one but i dont work on alot of chevy trucks compared to ford or dodge, i would go with a chevy with a 6 liter 2500hd and a snowway plow with down pressure nice for doing driveways and is lighter than a steel or poly.

mike lane lawn care
06-26-2009, 09:53 PM
I used that truck for one afternoon to haul 2 small ATV's on a trailer. it was an I5 with auto and tow/haul, and it was god awful. no pickup and no breaks with a load, and the fuel economy was only slightly better than my MUCH larger 3/4 ton truck.

lyube
06-28-2009, 12:58 PM
Do you really expect to do much with a compact truck?

For that much you could get 2-3 usd 3/4 tons and those would function much better.

Avoid GM like the plague son, words of wisdom. Since the government owns them and your tax dollars paid for the take over you should definetly get a MUCH better deal thanthat.

J&R Landscaping
06-28-2009, 08:30 PM
Take it from one who knows, that body will most likely cost you more around $10,000. The alloy dump inserts are close to $6500-$7000, but they are well worth it!

spencer087
07-04-2009, 03:23 AM
i was looking at a 2005 Sierra 4 door, duramax, 5 speed allison, flat bed and brush gaurd, 100 and something thousand on it. all for 14,000, thats a way better truck, for less and still has more miles left on it then a brand new "canyon" lol
where was this at??????

SfTD_service_CENTER
07-04-2009, 03:53 AM
some have issues! sont buy the cheapest you will regret it 75% of the time!

dadertgf
07-15-2009, 04:40 PM
lots of money for a little first truck