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integrityman
01-24-2013, 08:54 PM
You have $45k to spend on a 3/4 ton.

What would you get and why?

deerewashed
01-24-2013, 08:57 PM
2006, or 2007 classic chevy 2500hd duramax lbz, super low miles in whatever size you like, with rubber floors, and power windows/locks and seats/interior converted to leather.(like what i have now minus the leather)

gallihergreen
01-24-2013, 08:57 PM
I'd buy a RAM. Why? Most of the GM & Ford diesel trucks I've seen with any options at all are above $45k.
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KrayzKajun
01-24-2013, 09:01 PM
Ummm for that i could buy a 1 ton or three used 3/4 or 1 tons. Now if you gave me $45k to go buy a 3/4 ton. I would get a ram 2500 megacab, 4x4, Cummins Diesel HO loaded to the max.
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LandFakers
01-24-2013, 09:13 PM
Ram 2500 cummins megacab, maroon red with a factory western plow. Oh, and the truck would have all options except power windows... I love to crank windows....

TeamYardsale4
01-24-2013, 09:37 PM
07 classic crew cab duramax like I have now with the LBZ motor! Only diff I wouldn't mind it fully loaded mine is work truck package so all I have is AC and cruise control but I still love it

knox gsl
01-24-2013, 10:13 PM
1993 dodge 250. 12valve, 5 speed 4 wheel drive. Paint it up black with tan interior and put $25K in the bank.

shepoutside
01-24-2013, 11:19 PM
chevy 2500hd duramax as I own, and love now!

PROPERTYLAWNSERVICELLC
01-27-2013, 11:17 PM
is this free money ?aka lotto
I would buy a 2012 4x4 cc st for $38k then put the rest of that into free spinning hubs,edge tuner ,arp head studs, aux fuel tanks , radar jammers,radar, and enclosed trailer to pull

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-2012-DODGE-RAM-2500-ST-CREW-CAB-SHORT-BED-AUTOMATIC-CUMMINS-DIESEL-L-K-/110998580207?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item19d807ebef
http://www.edgeproducts.com/product.php?pk=140&pvk=390

I would want to see the quality in person ,but get the idea across
http://wellscargo.com/wellscargo-trailers/landscape-trailers/landscape-trailers/gallery/
http://www.8lugtruckgear.com/Dynatrac-2012-Dodge-2500-3500-Free-Spin-Hub-kit-with-Dynaloc-hubs-p824.html


http://wellscargo.com/wellscargo-trailers/landscape-trailers/landscape-trailers/gallery/

https://store.valentine1.com/store/closeup_00040.asp
http://www.blinderxtreme.net/HP-905-Compact-Dual-p/bldm2.htm

CHARLES CUE
01-28-2013, 08:55 PM
2500 HD 4x4 air power windows AM raido and cloth seats

[And stick shift] if they still made them

I would be all set

Charles Cue

Mowingman
01-28-2013, 09:09 PM
Well, is that just the downpayment money? You sure won't be buying a fancy new diesel 3/4 ton for that amount of money.
I would buy several older 7.3 Powerstrokes, or several older Duramax diesel pickups. I have no interest in blowing that much money on a work truck. My first 2 homes did not cost that much, combined.

LindblomRJ
01-28-2013, 10:31 PM
A Ford F250 with the 6.2 gas 4x4 and 6 speed auto.

rvon99
01-28-2013, 10:42 PM
A Ford F250 with the 6.2 gas 4x4 and 6 speed auto.

I will second that.

dstifel
01-29-2013, 11:04 PM
Cummins in the power wagon platform. One hell of a truck and a factory winch could think of several times that would be handy.

PROPERTYLAWNSERVICELLC
02-01-2013, 10:31 AM
Well, is that just the downpayment money? You sure won't be buying a fancy new diesel 3/4 ton for that amount of money.
I would buy several older 7.3 Powerstrokes, or several older Duramax diesel pickups. I have no interest in blowing that much money on a work truck. My first 2 homes did not cost that much, combined.

you can get a new Dodge crew cab diesel 4x4 for 38k:)

ReddensLawnCare
02-01-2013, 10:53 AM
Chevy 2500 4x4 utility bed crew cab. Heated mirrors, Bluetooth, power windows locks and mirrors. Diesel. Vinyl floors and seats
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JDGlandscape
02-01-2013, 12:15 PM
You can get a 2013 or 2012 F250 regular cab or even supercab with the new 6.7 diesel without too many options for that price, easily. And if you have that much money to spend, why the hell not get new with a warranty?

JDGlandscape
02-01-2013, 12:25 PM
and if you are not a huge company with quite a few trucks going out, i would not do what others have stated and go and buy three or four older trucks.. IMO that is a terrible idea. 3x as many vehicles to pay insurance for, 3x as many registrations to pay and 3x as many oil changes and upkeep.

smitty's lawncare
02-06-2013, 10:59 AM
id get a used chevy or gmc 2500 4wd 6 speed manual duramax. then id put the rest of my money into the bank, or to equipment upgrades

Mr.LaVere
02-07-2013, 02:37 PM
For 45k I could pay off my 2001 Cummins 4x4 with leather and ALL options(truck was 10 used) then put 35k into a superior suspension, tires, wheels, already has a stage 3 ATS trans, custom interior and lettering on the outide for the business. I would then have a perfect truck with all wear parts brand new and capable of another 2-300,000 miles and STILL have 25K left to put in the bank! I can NEVER justify a new truck like that for work!

jsslawncare
02-07-2013, 03:49 PM
I'd buy a real work truck with a landscaping bed- UD or NPR. Forget the pick up trucks.

precision8m
02-16-2013, 10:07 AM
I would probably get a ram 4500 cummins chassis cab with a sick stake side flatbed dump. I might be over my 45,000.

But you said 3/4 ton; and I'm guessing you aren't asking which truck we would get for a work truck because i doubt most guys get brand new trucks to do their landscaping work. If it was for work, I would get a few 24 valve cummins or 7.3 powerstrokes. Great work trucks. If it is for personal use, I would get the 2013 ram 2500 with the 6.7 and do the deletes.

RLS24
02-16-2013, 01:59 PM
Start with a Ford frame and axles....put Cummins motor in it, with a Allison tranny, then pop a Chevy ext cab short box body on it. Prob cost more than 45k to make that but you did say "ultimate" haha

precision8m
02-16-2013, 06:17 PM
You were doing great until you said put a Chevy body on it lol.

TriCountyLawn
02-16-2013, 06:47 PM
Reg cab GM diesel w/ heated mirrors, rear defroster and heated wipers. ...but thats just me.