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GTLC
10-06-2003, 09:56 PM
What brands of trucks do you use?

Flex-Deck
10-06-2003, 10:25 PM
If you want a truck to use, and have it do the heavy work you require, get a Dodge. If you want a truck that has a nice ride, and are only driving your kids to school, get a Chevy. If you want a truck that will do both, but is squirrly on the road, get a Ford.

I drive a Dodge.

J.Gordon
10-06-2003, 10:31 PM
Ford and Chevy. by the way Flex Deck the Chevy has 238,000 miles on it and has No motor or AutoTrans. work(not saying that Dodge has weak automatic trans. problems)lol

NCSULandscaper
10-06-2003, 10:40 PM
Nothing but Ford trucks.

Flex-Deck
10-06-2003, 10:47 PM
Zip63 - LOL before I start - Had a chevy - trany went out every 39,000 miles pulling a big trailer - Up to three 455 JD mowers. Went to a used Dodge (Had 32000 when I bought it and I had to replace 2nd gear at 126,000 miles. No other problems) You would have to give me a Chevy LOL.

lawncare3
10-06-2003, 11:02 PM
Mazda b-2600i Planninbg to get something bigger. Maybe a f-450, Chevy/Dodge 3500 diesel?????????

landscaper3
10-06-2003, 11:38 PM
2 Ford f350 4x4 Powerstrokes
1 Ford f250 4x4 Powerstroke
1 Chevy 2500 4x4 gasser
1 Chevy 3500 4x4 gasser
I had 4 Dodges with Cummings in them but with 9' blades 2 of them devolped front frame horn bends and are very well known for this problem! But I love the Cummings and would buy another in a heartbeat for a tower, gobs of torque!!!!!!! speacially the new 5.9 HO cummings beats the Fords and Duramax in HP and Torque!

J.Gordon
10-06-2003, 11:51 PM
I have to agree the Cummins is my favorite engine.
Also Flex Deck I have owned all the major three and a few of the Imports.
Canít really complain about any of them. Guess I have been extremely lucky!

Movinfr8
10-07-2003, 12:51 AM
Mitsufishi Montero
Backed up by Dodge Quad-cab

Dan's lawn care
10-07-2003, 02:52 AM
dodge boy right here

little green guy
10-07-2003, 09:57 AM
I have chevy and fords. I love chevy, i'm not a big ford fan. I'd never be caught dead in a dodge.
I have,
chevy 3500 pickup
ford F250 pickup
ford F450 rack dump

phillylawnking1
10-07-2003, 04:36 PM
Ford,Chevy and Mack. Mostly all diesel.

pottstim
10-07-2003, 05:53 PM
I run a chevy K1500 and like it very much. If I could not get a Chevy, I would definitely buy a Ford. Dodge would be at the bottom of the list. I've had too many family members and friends have lots of major problems out of Chrysler cars and trucks.

GTLC
10-07-2003, 08:10 PM
Well, I am definitely not a Dodge man b/c my parents have owned new Dodge vehicles and it seems that when we hit about 125,000 miles the transmission went and we had to have it replaced which was very expensive. Also, the door fell off a few times. Also, I have a good friend that had a Ram and every year they had it they had to have the transmission replaced. Then after they realized this was becoming an issue, they got rid of it and got a nice Chevy.

HarryD
10-08-2003, 08:26 AM
FORD PSD all the way

mag360
10-08-2003, 12:58 PM
Dodge---although the new ones are not built like the older ones.

I would rather use late '70's with 318's and 440's or '89-'90 with cummins for a fleet than brand new ones. My '97 is not designed as well as my old power rams.

My next choice is chevy.
Older fords (late '70's) are also well built.

tyuslawncare
10-08-2003, 05:58 PM
Prefer Ford Powerstrokes but got a great deal on the 90 Dodge and love the fuel mileage on the Cummins. The 85 Ford we just use as a backup.

Gravel Rat
10-08-2003, 07:29 PM
I have been a Ford man its all I ever would buy they build the best Cab and chassis trucks that you can run a flatdeck on or gravel box. The older Chevys are good but they seem to get the red cancer and the cab rots off of them the front suspension wears fast 2wd and 4wd.

Dodge being used for work is pretty much unheard of you see the odd P/U truck used but no cab and chassis trucks running flatdecks etc.

paponte
10-08-2003, 08:35 PM
I own both Ford, and import trucks. I love fords, always have, but they really have to do something with their trannys. A nice power stroke matched with an Allison AT500 would be a nice combo. Blows their cr@p ford trannys away.
Have a UD that just hit the 225,000 mark. Starts and purrs like new. :cool:

lawn perfection
10-09-2003, 05:26 PM
Ford

Southpaw
10-09-2003, 07:35 PM
My first truck was a Nissan Frontier. It seemed more like a car with a bed (El Camino), but it sure came in handy. But I needed a truck that I can drive everyday and use in my business. I always do my research on items that cost more than $500. Consumer Reports and several others gave Dodge low ratings overall. I've never been a Chevy man, checked out the GMCs, thought about Tundra, and came away with the F150 Triton V8. I'm tickled pink!

z_clark
10-09-2003, 11:38 PM
Nissan Frontier 4 banger! Plan to move up next season as I grow my business, but will always love my Nissan! Can't wait till the the full size Nissan Titan comes out.

myoder
10-10-2003, 04:28 PM
GMC

chip tn
10-10-2003, 05:05 PM
1988 Chevy 1 ton with landscaper bed

SGLawn Care
10-10-2003, 05:25 PM
Dodge all the way.This one has 220,000 miles on engine/trans still going strong.

MTR
10-14-2003, 02:08 AM
94 Ford Ranger XLT with 104k miles on it, pulling a 5 by 10 trailer with eXmark Metro/jungle wheels, Stihl trimmers and edgers, blowers, and hand tools, garbage can and tool box. So far so good finishing 2nd season with flying colors. Never look for other brands except Ford truck. May be a few years down the road, that now new '04 F 150 XLT , V 8 will be the buy cause it's the "bad **s" truck.

mklawnman
10-14-2003, 12:57 PM
I have a 99 GMC Dumper 454 in it, that thing sucks gas like no other but i got a good deal on it from another landscaper when i bought it. First work truck I have but plan on going all Fords in the future, wanna get a F450 Diesel Dump 4x4. Have a 2000 F150 for personal use and plowing with the 5.4L V8.
Matt

landscaper3
10-15-2003, 03:30 PM
3 Fords 2 Chevys

troblandscape
10-15-2003, 07:14 PM
If I was a girl I would drive a Ford

GarPA
10-15-2003, 07:51 PM
I like my Fords but wish I could pass a gas station without always having to fill em up...man they suck gas...with or without a trailer..You;d think I was driving a REAL truck like a 450 given the pzz poor mpg

Expert Lawns
10-16-2003, 06:02 PM
The oxymoron.........................DODGE RAM

Expert Lawns
10-16-2003, 06:04 PM
FORty people have voted FOR FORD

GarPA
10-16-2003, 06:11 PM
Speaking of FORD, guess what the most sold vehicle is in the United States? Trucks, cars, suv's ...all of em....which model sells more units than any other???

Not exactly a tough question, I know....

MTR
10-17-2003, 01:08 PM
According to JD Associate recent publication, Ford F-series especially the F-150 had been sold about 390,000 something trucks almost 400,000 by the first 6 months of 2003. Silverado is in 2nd place with a gap of around 70,000 trucks to catch up with Ford ... ....after that Dodge ram or Honda Accord, Camry, Civic, BMW 3 series and last of top 10 is Explorer( ranked 10th) if I am not wrong for the first 6 months of this year.

NorrisG
10-17-2003, 01:36 PM
Originally posted by troblandscape
If I was a girl I would drive a Ford

Hey!!! ...I resemble that! LOL!

GarPA
10-17-2003, 05:03 PM
yep MTR you are right....the f150...lord help Ford if they ever screw up that vehicle

Expert Lawns
10-17-2003, 05:28 PM
F.O.R.D.
Fast only rolling downhill

F.O.R.D.
F_ _ _ed over re-built dodge

F.O.R.D.
Found on roadside dead

MTR
10-18-2003, 12:09 PM
One more...
F.O.R.D= Fix- Or- Repair -Daily

Does anybody use Tacoma or Tundra pulling your equip trailers?
If I have to choose an alternative to my Ranger, I think Tacoma Prerunner V6 is my choice, any experience on Toyota?
I heard that truck never die before 200,000 miles... is it true?

nelbuts
10-19-2003, 07:19 PM
I bought my Chevy Z71 new in 1996 it has 225,000 miles on it no engine problems. Carry five yards of mulch on it too.

Am going to buy a 2500HD as a back up

I have had a few fords with over 200,000 too

harvestmoon
10-20-2003, 09:51 PM
new Dodge 2500 with a Cummings. WoW what power and great on gas. 14-15 mpg when towing and 17-19 on the highway.

GLS
10-21-2003, 03:31 PM
new Dodge 2500 with a Cummings. WoW what power and great on gas. 14-15 mpg when towing and 17-19 on the highway.

It's so good on gas that it doesn't take a drop of it:) And its cummins (without the g).

Sorry, couldn't help it.