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bobcatnj
09-16-2004, 08:17 PM
what wou you rather buy a new f 250 or 350 with a dump trailer or a f 350/ 450 mason dump?

Itsgottobegreen
09-16-2004, 09:08 PM
I got the same problem.

Here is what I decided.
F-250 with dump trailer or dump insert or customer built bed dump.
or
F-350 8' folding side dump body (so my kubota can reach into it.)
or
F-450 10' dump body and buy a new tractor at some point.

I currently am leaning the most on the F-350 on price. If you plan to start doing more install work, a dump truck is a must.

Liberty Lawncare
09-16-2004, 09:11 PM
I would not buy anything with F starting in front of the numbers. The F means you are F***ed. Get a chevy. :nono:

Itsgottobegreen
09-16-2004, 09:16 PM
Can we please not turn this into a ford verses chevy argument. He is asking about ford trucks not chevy's.

fga
09-16-2004, 09:26 PM
i'd go for the pick up/ dump trailer combo. i think its more versatile. you can leave guys at a job site with a trailer full of pavers, sod, etc. then l'd take the truck to go pick up some other materials. not everything can get dumped, especially if you get into hardscapes. plus you get a nice daily driver out of the deal.

Gilla Gorilla
09-16-2004, 09:54 PM
Adam, that is what I decided to do. I picked up a 2002 F350 PS dually crew cab and love it. I will hopefully be getting a enclosed trailer for the mowing equiptment in late winter or early spring and selling my open trailer, then pick up a nice 14 or 16 foot dump trailer for doing installs and mulching. I am so tired of having to shovel debris, dirt into a wheel barrow then dumping it into the trailer then shoveling that crap back out of the trailer. It will be nice when I can pull up to the dump and just hit a switch and have a trailer full of debris dumped in about two minutes.

fga
09-16-2004, 10:04 PM
Adam, that is what I decided to do. I picked up a 2002 F350 PS dually crew cab and love it. I will hopefully be getting a enclosed trailer for the mowing equiptment in late winter or early spring and selling my open trailer, then pick up a nice 14 or 16 foot dump trailer for doing installs and mulching. I am so tired of having to shovel debris, dirt into a wheel barrow then dumping it into the trailer then shoveling that crap back out of the trailer. It will be nice when I can pull up to the dump and just hit a switch and have a trailer full of debris dumped in about two minutes.
cool plan. i'd like to get a small dump trailer some day, like a 6 x 10 or 12 if they make them that small. tight areas we have here.

ZX12R
09-16-2004, 10:37 PM
"I would not buy anything with F starting in front of the numbers. The F means you are F***ed. Get a chevy"


LOL,thats funny.

Old Red
09-17-2004, 12:04 AM
Adam, I have a 6 x 12 dump trailer with a 10M GVW, in NY if you go over 10M on your trailer you need a CDL.

fga
09-17-2004, 12:17 AM
Adam, I have a 6 x 12 dump trailer with a 10M GVW, in NY if you go over 10M on your trailer you need a CDL.
good to know! i would like to keep it smaller anyways... 6 x 10 would be ideal i think. do you use yours to carry equipment with daily? mowers,etc.

Old Red
09-17-2004, 12:28 AM
I do installs, no mowing. I use it to haul away sod from renovations, stone that's been raked and sometimes the tractor when I'm shuffling equipment. I bought it before I went into the lawn business for taking construction debris to the landfill.

DuallyVette
09-17-2004, 02:44 AM
I've got one of each. A GMC 3500HD 15,000gvw 12' dump. A 3500 4x4 crew cab & a 3500 4x4 regular cab. You wouldn't play golf with just one club, would you ?

meathead1134
09-18-2004, 01:23 PM
according to cady shack all you need is two clubs :p