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hockeyman20
03-20-2010, 04:12 PM
So last week my dads Suv finally went. He works for this church that gave us a deal. They said they will buy another Suv that the church will give to the pastor(my dad). But i will be getting my license in a year and we needed a truck that can pull are trailer. My Dad Decided that he would purchase the truck. but he gets to use it until i get my license. I decided on a DODGE RAM 2500 Cummins Diesel. The thing is a tank. Here is a picture.

http://www.pbase.com/rottweiler/image/71961637.jpg

Assuredlandscape
03-20-2010, 04:23 PM
Nice truck man

fritowrdo
03-20-2010, 05:02 PM
Pretty sweet!

M & MD Lawn
03-20-2010, 05:24 PM
that dayum thing is nice man, only thing is its a dodge, engines great but the rest ehhhh, but regardless thats a nice truck man!

AOD
03-20-2010, 05:29 PM
Keep an eye on the tranny. It is, or at least was, the weak point in the newer Dodges.

M & MD Lawn
03-20-2010, 05:33 PM
Keep an eye on the tranny. It is, or at least was, the weak point in the newer Dodges.

agreed, I have a friend with one and he just tuned it and added quadzilla and bam he had to get a new transmission

yardguy28
03-20-2010, 05:46 PM
very nice truck, i love dodge pick ups. chevy and dodge are the only 2 i will buy.

it looks like it sits a little high though.

DoetschOutdoor
03-20-2010, 07:17 PM
Your dads a pastor and got a new suv for free so bought you a tricked out cummins to use for a few lawns? Hmmm....
Nice truck tho, just got an 06' cummins myself but I paid a few dues before gettin her.

Junior M
03-20-2010, 07:22 PM
agreed, I have a friend with one and he just tuned it and added quadzilla and bam he had to get a new transmission
any diesel that is modded like that, will eventually need a trans. The tranny's were built for nothing more than the stock horse.. You start throwing 500 horse to a tranny that was only built for 350.. You are going to tear something up eventually..


That new of a Dodge, has no worries of tranny problems, until you add a programmer and crap like that.. Besides, I believe that truck has the 46RE in it and its one hell of a tough transmission. I've yet to see one come in for a rebuild.. Unlike Ford and Chevys competition..

WH401
03-20-2010, 07:22 PM
Nice truck, does it have the 5.9 or the 6.7?

Drive it smart and the transmission will be fine. For instance, don't hot rod it from stop light to stop light, especially not when you've got a load behind it, combined with the larger tires you've already added. Anytime you add larger tires you add stress to the drivetrain. Extra stress on the drivetrain is going to shorten the life of parts, particularly the transmission, and it'll effect any manufacturer, Ford, Chevy, or Dodge. In stock form either automatic that was offered behind those two engines during which ever model year your truck is, will be very reliable in stock form. But, like I said, if you start getting stupid with it then any truck will break on you. Take care of it and it will treat you well. The Cummins Dodge is a highly reliable and capable truck.

agreed, I have a friend with one and he just tuned it and added quadzilla and bam he had to get a new transmission

It's amazing how many people blame the manufacturer when the transmission breaks because they've add more power to the engine and the transmission was built to only handle stock engine power levels in the first place.:rolleyes:

Green Feet Lawn
03-20-2010, 07:48 PM
What happened to the days when we bought our own trucks and had to learn how to fix em when they broke because we weren't given newer vehicles. No disrepect, I just think you learn more by doing it on your own.

AOD
03-20-2010, 07:53 PM
There is a reason around here you rarely see a Dodge plow truck unless its a 93 or older. The 94-01 styles were notorious for tranny problems, not just with the big motors either, even with the 318. Fords and Chevys still have problems, but it seems like a lot more Dodges had them.

Hawg City Lawns
03-20-2010, 08:44 PM
So last week my dads Suv finally went. He works for this church that gave us a deal. They said they will buy another Suv that the church will give to the pastor(my dad). But i will be getting my license in a year and we needed a truck that can pull are trailer. My Dad Decided that he would purchase the truck. but he gets to use it until i get my license. I decided on a DODGE RAM 2500 Cummins Diesel. The thing is a tank. Here is a picture.

http://www.pbase.com/rottweiler/image/71961637.jpg

so youre 15 well say in a year youll be driving a beast of a dodge pulling a trailer that has a full commercial mower a lawn tractor probably decked out with the best handhelds and you also have a compact tractor.... did you buy any of your equipment? because trust me its much more rewarding to buy your own stuff than just having it given to you

yardguy28
03-20-2010, 10:35 PM
so youre 15 well say in a year youll be driving a beast of a dodge pulling a trailer that has a full commercial mower a lawn tractor probably decked out with the best handhelds and you also have a compact tractor.... did you buy any of your equipment? because trust me its much more rewarding to buy your own stuff than just having it given to you

that depends on the person........

i have bought all my stuff but to be honest i could have cared less if it was all given to me, or if the money was just handed to me to buy the stuff. in fact i would have rather had everything handed to me on a silver platter so i could have kept more of the money i had saved from my previous job.

i feel no more pride that i bought all my stuff than if it were all handed to me. it's just equipment. what i take pride in is the quality work i perform with that equipment.

JFGauvreau
03-20-2010, 10:55 PM
that depends on the person........

i have bought all my stuff but to be honest i could have cared less if it was all given to me, or if the money was just handed to me to buy the stuff. in fact i would have rather had everything handed to me on a silver platter so i could have kept more of the money i had saved from my previous job.

i feel no more pride that i bought all my stuff than if it were all handed to me. it's just equipment. what i take pride in is the quality work i perform with that equipment.

Exactly its the work you do that counts. The real human craftsman skills.

topsites
03-20-2010, 11:11 PM
My only question is, how are you going to get any work done?

yardguy28
03-20-2010, 11:26 PM
What happened to the days when we bought our own trucks and had to learn how to fix em when they broke because we weren't given newer vehicles. No disrepect, I just think you learn more by doing it on your own.


i'll tell you what happened..........

not everyone wants to learn how to fix there own equipment or vehicles. if the economy were booming and money grew on trees for me, i'd pay someone to do all that stuff. change my oil, fix the broken stuff, sharpen mower blades, clean the mowers up, etc.

doubleedge
03-20-2010, 11:38 PM
i'll tell you what happened..........

not everyone wants to learn how to fix there own equipment or vehicles. if the economy were booming and money grew on trees for me, i'd pay someone to do all that stuff. change my oil, fix the broken stuff, sharpen mower blades, clean the mowers up, etc.

You say that you don't want to learn how to fix stuff, but also say that you can't afford to have everything maintained?

Also, your dad bought the truck, but he "gets" to drive it until you get your license? It is still his truck and he can drive it whenever he wants.

yardguy28
03-20-2010, 11:46 PM
You say that you don't want to learn how to fix stuff, but also say that you can't afford to have everything maintained?

Also, your dad bought the truck, but he "gets" to drive it until you get your license? It is still his truck and he can drive it whenever he wants.

thats correct. i can't afford to pay someone to changing my oil in my truck all the time or change the oil in my mowers, or sharpen my mower blades, or clean the machine up when it's dirty or replace a broken hydro line.

i do all of this stuff myself. because i have to. i learned because i had to, NOT because i wanted to.

if it were up to me i'd get in the truck every day, do my mowing and park the truck at night and have someone else cleaning out the deck and sharpening the blades. i'd run the mowers over the dealer when the scheduled maintenance needs to be done. same thing with my truck.


secondly i'm not the dude with the new truck so i can't answer that part of your post.

hockeyman20
03-21-2010, 10:15 AM
Your dads a pastor and got a new suv for free so bought you a tricked out cummins to use for a few lawns? Hmmm....
Nice truck tho, just got an 06' cummins myself but I paid a few dues before gettin her.

Its not just mine and we switch off on each monthly payment. I have about 20 lawns. But they all are not in my town. And we need a big truck to pull my dads boat

hockeyman20
03-21-2010, 10:17 AM
Nice truck, does it have the 5.9 or the 6.7?

Drive it smart and the transmission will be fine. For instance, don't hot rod it from stop light to stop light, especially not when you've got a load behind it, combined with the larger tires you've already added. Anytime you add larger tires you add stress to the drivetrain. Extra stress on the drivetrain is going to shorten the life of parts, particularly the transmission, and it'll effect any manufacturer, Ford, Chevy, or Dodge. In stock form either automatic that was offered behind those two engines during which ever model year your truck is, will be very reliable in stock form. But, like I said, if you start getting stupid with it then any truck will break on you. Take care of it and it will treat you well. The Cummins Dodge is a highly reliable and capable truck.



It's amazing how many people blame the manufacturer when the transmission breaks because they've add more power to the engine and the transmission was built to only handle stock engine power levels in the first place.:rolleyes:

the dodge is a 6.7

hockeyman20
03-21-2010, 10:19 AM
What happened to the days when we bought our own trucks and had to learn how to fix em when they broke because we weren't given newer vehicles. No disrepect, I just think you learn more by doing it on your own.

I agree 100%. Its just that the Suv wasnt worth it. I love working on trucks and learning my way through things. Its just that sometimes you catch a break. And that is exactly what happened to us.

hockeyman20
03-21-2010, 10:21 AM
so youre 15 well say in a year youll be driving a beast of a dodge pulling a trailer that has a full commercial mower a lawn tractor probably decked out with the best handhelds and you also have a compact tractor.... did you buy any of your equipment? because trust me its much more rewarding to buy your own stuff than just having it given to you

Ya it is i have purchased alot of equipment. Bt for the alot of the accounts i have i needed help they are very big.

hockeyman20
03-21-2010, 10:23 AM
You say that you don't want to learn how to fix stuff, but also say that you can't afford to have everything maintained?

Also, your dad bought the truck, but he "gets" to drive it until you get your license? It is still his truck and he can drive it whenever he wants.

Of course he can still drive the truck it smy dad why wouldnt i let him? I am saying that i will be the one that drives the truck the most.

TXNSLighting
03-21-2010, 02:04 PM
the dodge is a 6.7

aw now thats a shame...:)