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arborist-28
11-29-2004, 04:10 AM
I am considering a newer truck for my new lawn care venture...I've done this before but I just was curious to see what others where driving and how fuel prices and the cost of doing business now play in there decisions ... I appreciate your suggestions and responses ...cc thanks again for the help ...

LB Landscaping
11-29-2004, 08:14 AM
2003 Chevy 1 ton dump, gas prices wouldn't steer me away from what I felt was the best truck for us.

65hoss
11-29-2004, 08:31 AM
2003 Chevy 1 ton dump, gas prices wouldn't steer me away from what I felt was the best truck for us.I agree with everything but the Chevy part. :p

grass_cuttin_fool
11-29-2004, 08:51 AM
I upgraded to a full size 1/2 ton 2wd truck this year with a v-8 engine. I had been using a small truck with a v-6 but the size equipment and weight I was carrying was making it un safe. I dont push snow so I didnt see the need for a 4wd

BobR
11-29-2004, 09:05 AM
2001 Chevy 2500HD, 8.1 vortec w/allison transmission - nice truck after the 95 F250 it replaced.

BobR

Mo Green
11-29-2004, 09:44 AM
Right now I am using a 2003 Ford ranger FX4 with the 4.0 V6. It does a pretty good job pulling my 5 x 10 trailer for now, but I think it's going to get worn out quick. I want to move up to the F250 FX4 with the V8. I think that will get the job done.

Hey 65hoss, beautiful truck.

BMFD92
11-29-2004, 09:54 AM
chevy 2500HD with 4x4 plow package and 8 foot bed does it for me!

twwlawn
11-29-2004, 10:03 AM
1996 F250 7.3 PS, 4X4, 8ft bed with goose neck and bump hitch. This truck is doing great and when it starts the nickel & dime effect, I'll buy another brand new one.

i_plant_art
11-29-2004, 10:04 AM
f350 ext cab 7.3 turbo diesel dooly
f450 reg cab 7.3 turbo diesel dooly w/ reading landscaper bed

even though diesel is high i would change it for anything these trucks pull anything i need them too.

GreenMonster
11-29-2004, 10:08 AM
I agree with everything but the Chevy part. :p

Nice wheels, Hoss!

2001 F350 7.3 P/S diesel, 4x4, auto, steel dump. Green in color, of course! :)

I need to upgrade my 2nd truck, 1997 F-150 to something like 65hoss has.

dishboy
11-29-2004, 11:49 AM
I just purchased 04 Ford f-150 Heritage V-6 manual to address the fuel price question. Was using Chevy 1-tons which were getting 10.5 mpg.

I have not towed the mowers yet but got 22.4 mpg on the highway empty so it looks promising.

ZaK18
11-29-2004, 12:45 PM
2004 Nissan Titan. For the work I do, I only needed a half-ton. after alot of research and test drives, The Titan was a no brainer. Besides looks, It has 305 hp/385lbs of torque. Five speed trany and a tow capasity of 9000lbs. Also I get an average of 17 mpg mix city/highway, and cruising at 70 on the highway I get 22mpg. Pulling my 4000lb 6x12 inclosed I get an average of 14 :cool2:

sildoc
11-29-2004, 02:14 PM
2004 Dodge 2500 4x4 HO Diesel. pulls just about anything and if it cant well I don't need it. I get 15-17 pulling the trailer around town and get upto 21 on highway at 70. Will probably put a dump insert in it next spring.

grassredneck
11-29-2004, 02:29 PM
A GMC 2500HD w/6.0 and a 5-spd, 8 ft bed, I don't recommend this truck unless you really enjoy working on your vehicle. I may give the duratec/allison combo a try though, after driving a friends, but he's had to have it in the shop much more than any of our friends with Fords

richard coffman
11-29-2004, 04:18 PM
I been using my 1986 k20 chevy silverado 4x4 for years. wanting to upgrade to a newer truck but still keep the 86 for snow plowing and as a spare. when i do most of the work myself, I go with what's been reliable for me. Wouldn't mind a ford powerstroke, but figure if they break down, it's going to cost some doe.

Respectfully,

Richard/Owner

jt5019
11-29-2004, 05:34 PM
1990 ford f250(old faithful) 4x4 reg cab about to be retired....

2000 Dodge 2500 4x4 reg cab 8 foot bed,8 foot fisher plow.
Coming very soon 2002 or newer dodge 2500 4x4 or ford f250 4x4

No Chevys on my list :)

Shuter
11-29-2004, 06:33 PM
I have a Ford F-250.

John P.
11-29-2004, 06:37 PM
Chevy is the way to go. I have a 1997 crew cab one ton dual rear wheels silverado. It is a great truck and i will be getting a dump insert for it.

grassman2001
11-29-2004, 06:43 PM
Gmc 2500hd

Team Gopher
11-29-2004, 06:47 PM
Hi arborist-28,

A little while back we had a best truck challenge. There are many many pics here (http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=1;t=883;r=1) that might give you some ideas.

Lux Lawn
11-29-2004, 06:48 PM
We pull the trailers with a 95 Chevy 3/4 ton or a 97 GMC 1/2 ton,

rdran5
11-29-2004, 07:01 PM
2001 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab,(just got it 2 months ago) Wife got tired of me using her Ford Excursion, and my 18 ft Big Tex looked really funny behind my Tacoma..

olderthandirt
11-29-2004, 07:08 PM
Just ordered a new 1 ton ford dump, psd 4x4 XLT. It depends if its your only truck that you need to use for bidding , or just running around. If there was only 1 truck I needed it would be my F350 psd 4x4 with a dump insert. Will tow most anything you would need and the insert makes it a nice little dump truck.

Mac

kturner
11-29-2004, 07:20 PM
'99 ford ranger for bids
'72 ford 250 and
'88 ford 150 for the work

the '88 has a shock kit

moremowing4me
11-29-2004, 07:49 PM
2004 Chevy Silverado Super Cab here. just put 2000 miles on it :waving:

stevesmowing
11-29-2004, 08:38 PM
97 f150 2wd extended cab and 8 foot bed 4.6 v8.

cantoo
11-29-2004, 08:42 PM
1989 Ford F250 gas with dump box and 89,000 kms on it for back up only.
1993 Chev 3500 with dump flat bed, diesel daily driver and pulling trailers.
1990 Chev 1 ton 16' cube van for hauling mowers and supplies.
1994 Chev lumina van for estimates and write offs.
I don't mind driving old stuff as long as it's reliable and looks good enough. If anything happens I can pick another one up at an auction and have it on the road in a couple of days.
Just bought a 2003 Yamaha V star 1100 that I have to try to write off as a business expense. I used my 750 Magna to do estimates and run pick stuff up so I could write it off, not sure about the 1100 yet.

LB Landscaping
11-29-2004, 08:49 PM
I agree with everything but the Chevy part. :p
Ouch!!! Actually I have been unhappy with the Chevy and contemplating getting an F-350 dump, had great luck with GM's until this one.

Lawn-Scapes
11-29-2004, 09:05 PM
I've been pleased with my '00 Dodge 2500 but I'd like to have a 3500 diesel.

Eric 1
11-29-2004, 09:08 PM
2001 Chevy 2500HD, 8.1 vortec w/allison transmission - nice truck after the 95 F250 it replaced.

BobR

8.1 !!!!! Holy cow, what is that about a 502-509 and about 4 mpg? :alien:

Hoss and Lawn scapes, those are both vary nice trucks.

I have a 92 chevy 1500 5.7 5 spd 4x4. And NO PAYMENTS!!! :p Just cant see working out of that nice of a truck, mine gets beat up after a year or two.

Carolina Cutter
11-29-2004, 09:14 PM
For now.......2002 Ford Ranger Ext Cab 2wd

BobR
11-29-2004, 09:31 PM
ERIC 1 -- Milage is closer to 8 uphill - down hill - loaded or not it hangs right around 8 mpg. If I really put on milage I would get a diesel, bought the truck new and it is just getting ready to flip 25k on the clock (zero problems).

BobR

Eric 1
11-29-2004, 10:19 PM
ERIC 1 -- Milage is closer to 8 uphill - down hill - loaded or not it hangs right around 8 mpg. If I really put on milage I would get a diesel, bought the truck new and it is just getting ready to flip 25k on the clock (zero problems).

BobR

Hay if it works.

But really thats not much less than my 5.7 gets, it hovers around 9-10.

Flex-Deck
11-29-2004, 10:50 PM
2001 Dodge 2500 diesel cummins - 18 mph pulling.

Lawnworks
11-29-2004, 10:57 PM
Isuzu diesel NPR box truck and a Dodge 3500 diesel. It is really nice not having to worry about a trailer back there.

FrankenScagMachines
11-29-2004, 10:59 PM
1989 Ford F350 dually long wheelbase, with 12' flatbed. XL trim package. 7.5 liter 460 big block EFI V8, automatic transmission, and a very nice custom sound system (Sony Xplod cd/mp3/am/fm head unit w/flipdown face, MTX amp, two 10" Sony Xplod subs + 2 extra 4" speakers and the original Ford speakers in the doors).

Transmission cooler on it, 2" hitch, brake controller, etc. Great work truck love it, and so does the Sunoco gas station down the road!!! 6.5-7.5 mpg. Once got 9 in it, had about 1,000# in the bed no trailer, on the highway doing about 50 mph. Anything over that it starts to drop as it does not have overdrive (that i do not like about it).

Envy Lawn Service
11-29-2004, 10:59 PM
I run a 5 speed V-6 Ford Ranger XLT short bed regular cab.
Nice neat compact powerful little package that gets decient gas mileage and gets the job done for me.

Metro Lawn
11-29-2004, 11:03 PM
2005 Dodge 2500 4x4 Hemi red (just bought it today)
2004 Dodge 2500 4x4 Hemi white
1995 Chevy 2500 4x4 350 white
1991 Dodge 3500 4x4 Cummins white
1990 Dodge 2500 4x4 Cummins blue
1989 Dodge 2500 4x4 Cummins blue
1989 Dodge 2500 4x4 360 brown
1989 Dodge 2500 4x4 318 green
1988 Dodge 2500 4x4 360 silver
1985 Dodge 3500 Dump 360 red

EJK2352
11-29-2004, 11:14 PM
1994 Chevy K-2500 w/ a 6.5 Turbo Diesel and new Bagley Dumper insert (bought the insert last week because they will have a price increase the first of next year due to steel increase). This truck replaced a 1989 Ford F-250 w/ a 351 gas engine. I have been getting 17 MPG towing & 20 MPG empty w/ the 6.5 Diesel. The Ford MPG's were about half of what the Chevy gets. The company that builds the dump insert is about 10 miles from my house, their website is www.bagleyinc.com

EJK2352
11-29-2004, 11:16 PM
The pic is from last winter. I'll have to get a more recent photo to show my new dump insert.

lawnkid
11-29-2004, 11:46 PM
1999 Ford-F350 Lariat package Offroad 4x4 with 7.3L Stroker and a 6.5ft. bed. Pulls the enclosed trailer real nice. In the sprin gI will be leasing a new 2005 F-550 Stroker with a Rugby Landscaper body and then in the summer I will purchase another. I've already signed several contracts for installation work on home associations and condo's so I need somethign with a dump. If I can find this cd of mine, I'll post a pic of my truck. It's all stock. :cry:

mowerman90
11-29-2004, 11:54 PM
2003 F-150 4.6 v8 Auto that pulls my 12 ft open trailer like it wasn't even there. I get about 13mpg (reg gas) pulling trailer and between 15 - 17 without the trailer. Remember, this is Florida, no hills or snow.

valley boy
11-29-2004, 11:54 PM
I use my Dodge Dakota 2003 V8 4X4 , pulls 10 x 5 ft trailer just fine even with the box full of clipppings branches etc.

zmowingmaster
11-29-2004, 11:57 PM
i run a 97 ford ranger v6 4.0 4x4 for lawncare
the same truck for snowplowing
and still same truck for personal use
at the end of the week, wash it and go downtown with it :cool2:

Albemarle Lawn
11-30-2004, 12:06 AM
2004 Chev C5500 Crew Cab Duramax (18' enclosed landscape truck 22,000 GVW)
2000 Mit-Fuso landscape truck (open).

others:
2005 E320 CDI turbo diesel (estimates and fetcher).
1989 Chev 2500 Suburban (trailer toter, plow rig, troop transport)

Lawnworks
11-30-2004, 07:50 AM
Did you ever get a pic of that chevy 5500?

arborist-28
11-30-2004, 08:45 AM
hey thanks everyone ...I've yet to make a choice but this gives me a place to start and research, I'm leaning toward something smaller to start w/ but ya never know ...c

FrankenScagMachines
11-30-2004, 11:27 AM
Ok honestly if i had the money and could only have one vehicle to do EVERYTHING in, it would be a late 90's or new 3/4 ton extended cab long bed with a dump insert. I'd either get a V8 gas engine or a diesel, depending on what mood i'm in and how good of a deal it was LOL. Some of the newer gas V8's are capable of good gas mileage and are cheaper to buy, maintain and repair than diesels... My uncle has a '01 F250 crew cab long bed, 2 wheel drive, a/t, with a 5.4 Triton V8 gasser. Gets 17 mpg on the highway empty, probably 15 or so around town. He pulls a 24' gooseneck trailer with antique tractors usually but said with a 16' or so landscape trailer it would get about 12 or 13 mpg around town, 14 or 15 on highway. thats pretty good to me, not much off of a diesel really and consider that where i'm at right now gas is 1.79 and diesel is 2.13. You show me the savings of a deisel since its $5-6k more to buy new plus increased maintenance and repair costs. Yeah they run longer but very few people keep their vehicle for 300k miles anyway. The extended cab would be really nice to have extra interior space and if you have 2 other guys with you its crowded in the front seat, also its helpful if you have to go somewhere (road trip) to have room for luggage out of weather. Crew cab would be good if you constantly had extra passengers but it also makes the truck a little longer (less maneuverability). The dump bed is a must-have. i would probably put some removable sides on it to increase capacity. If i needed to plow snow i would get a 4x4, if no plowing, i'd go with a 2wd to increase fuel mileage. how often would you really need 4x4? if you need it, get it. My truck would be an a/t, have a/c, cd player, power windows and locks, maybe tilt steering. other than that i don't want anything else in it (more to go wrong IMHO). Vinyl seats are good, very quick and easy to clean up on them and no stains. Or else cloth seats second choice. I would get a heavy duty class 4 or even class 5 2" receiver hitch and a really good trailer brake controller.
One ton trucks are nice, but very large to just drive around and are harder on fuel. I have one so i'd know! Its great for work but too costly and large to drive for anything else. A 3/4 ton is the same size as a 1/2 ton basically but you have heavier transmission options, bigger brakes, bigger tires and bigger springs, so this means you can pull and haul more. Big enough to get r done! Yet its not so huge that its a pain to drive for estimates, errands or personal use.
Buy used if you have a tight budget and worry about keepin a new truck looking new. Get new if you can afford it and don't want to worry about where its been or how its been treated, and if you want a warranty.
Thats my 2 cents.

AL Inc
11-30-2004, 11:41 AM
I have a UD 1400 cab over with the 14,250 GVW. It has the 6 cyl. diesel. To me, this is the best landscape rig. It is great on fuel and is much more manueverable than my Chevy 3500 dump. The truck is almost 10 years old and has been extremely reliable for me. Only downside is parts are pricey.

Lawnworks
11-30-2004, 11:33 PM
I almost bought a UD before I bought my Isuzu. The fact that they have a 6-cylinder is awesome. What kind of body do you have? What kind of mileage do you get? Also what is top speed and how does it accelerate? My Isuzu gets around 10 and accelerates ok around town, but is a little sluggish on interstate hills and tops out at about 70mph.

YardPro
12-01-2004, 08:49 AM
04 chevy 2500hd
with utility body, man, i could not do without the utility body. it's like having a mobil shop.

since my mowing crew is small they use a 99 s10 with the vortec 4.3
next year we will get an isuzu npr with landscape bed.
i know a guy that sells several every few years for about $10K. and next year is one of those years.

BOTURF
12-01-2004, 04:40 PM
1996 chevy 3500 crew cab dually 454 vortec 2 wheel drive
2001 chevy 3500 crew cab dually 8.1 votec 4 wheel drive


Just canned a 99 3500 dodge dually with a v-10 what a pos!!!! looked good but mechancal nightmare to say the least

FrankenScagMachines
12-01-2004, 07:15 PM
1996 chevy 3500 crew cab dually 454 vortec 2 wheel drive
2001 chevy 3500 crew cab dually 8.1 votec 4 wheel drive


Just canned a 99 3500 dodge dually with a v-10 what a pos!!!! looked good but mechancal nightmare to say the least

Instead of "Boturf" we should call you "BigBlockMan".... you must love the big guns! I admit i love the power but man they are hard on fuel (not much worse than other gassers when towing big trailers, but when empty is when it really hurts ya).

lawncare3
12-02-2004, 12:39 AM
2005 3/4 ton Ram 5 sp HEMI

lawncare3
12-02-2004, 12:46 AM
It is broke 15--------------------------------- Screw it here's the link http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=89255

BOTURF
12-02-2004, 07:41 AM
Ya FSM i love the big guns . When i call for power i want it and iam will to take a little hit on milage but all in all i used to pull with a 90 ford f 150 with a 351 and it only got around 12 mpg and looked kinda bad but now i got 2 good looking trucks and have only gave up maybe a mile or 2 per gallon .Besides some of my commercial sites dont want a pos sitting in front of their location doing work so image is a plus

Eric 1
12-02-2004, 01:54 PM
Ok honestly if i had the money and could only have one vehicle to do EVERYTHING in, it would be a late 90's or new 3/4 ton extended cab long bed with a dump insert. I'd either get a V8 gas engine or a diesel, depending on what mood i'm in and how good of a deal it was LOL. Some of the newer gas V8's are capable of good gas mileage and are cheaper to buy, maintain and repair than diesels... My uncle has a '01 F250 crew cab long bed, 2 wheel drive, a/t, with a 5.4 Triton V8 gasser. Gets 17 mpg on the highway empty, probably 15 or so around town. He pulls a 24' gooseneck trailer with antique tractors usually but said with a 16' or so landscape trailer it would get about 12 or 13 mpg around town, 14 or 15 on highway. thats pretty good to me, not much off of a diesel really and consider that where i'm at right now gas is 1.79 and diesel is 2.13. You show me the savings of a deisel since its $5-6k more to buy new plus increased maintenance and repair costs. Yeah they run longer but very few people keep their vehicle for 300k miles anyway. The extended cab would be really nice to have extra interior space and if you have 2 other guys with you its crowded in the front seat, also its helpful if you have to go somewhere (road trip) to have room for luggage out of weather. Crew cab would be good if you constantly had extra passengers but it also makes the truck a little longer (less maneuverability). The dump bed is a must-have. i would probably put some removable sides on it to increase capacity. If i needed to plow snow i would get a 4x4, if no plowing, i'd go with a 2wd to increase fuel mileage. how often would you really need 4x4? if you need it, get it. My truck would be an a/t, have a/c, cd player, power windows and locks, maybe tilt steering. other than that i don't want anything else in it (more to go wrong IMHO). Vinyl seats are good, very quick and easy to clean up on them and no stains. Or else cloth seats second choice. I would get a heavy duty class 4 or even class 5 2" receiver hitch and a really good trailer brake controller.
One ton trucks are nice, but very large to just drive around and are harder on fuel. I have one so i'd know! Its great for work but too costly and large to drive for anything else. A 3/4 ton is the same size as a 1/2 ton basically but you have heavier transmission options, bigger brakes, bigger tires and bigger springs, so this means you can pull and haul more. Big enough to get r done! Yet its not so huge that its a pain to drive for estimates, errands or personal use.
Buy used if you have a tight budget and worry about keepin a new truck looking new. Get new if you can afford it and don't want to worry about where its been or how its been treated, and if you want a warranty.
Thats my 2 cents.

Great minds think alike. My feelings exactly!

Albemarle Lawn
12-02-2004, 11:44 PM
2004 model year
22,000 lbs gross weight
Duramax LLY Diesel
"BIG" Allison LCT2400 5-spd automatic
4.78:1 axle ratio
2 nutz

The trailer in tow is a 16' dual axle trailer with a little JD 1600 WAM on board. Looks tiny being towed by the monster. :cool2:

Lawnworks
12-02-2004, 11:50 PM
That is awesome man. Looks like you would have plenty of room in there.

Albemarle Lawn
12-03-2004, 12:20 AM
This truck is so big it can be incovenient to drive, it is mainly for our "Jumbo" jobs....typically all day jobs.

The "little" Mitsubishi-Fuso is for small jobs.

I had the "attic" built for extra room above the big cab, it is great for fertilizer and spreaders, backpack blowers, spare tires, bales of straw, etc.

The WAM and my skidsteer are able to ride INSIDE the truck, too.

Eric 1
12-03-2004, 10:14 AM
Jeez thats a huge truck! :dizzy:

Lazer_Z
12-03-2004, 02:11 PM
Albemarle if ya don't mind me askin what did that setup set ya back???

And can you get some pics of the inside??

Thanks
Rob

Albemarle Lawn
12-03-2004, 07:07 PM
Will get more pictures. Those are regular prints scanned in, I have better pics but can't get the file size down enough to post.

I bought the chassis-cab, then had the body built. It has a beaver tail and a ramp gate like a typical landscape truck.

The truck is huge but its really easy to drive, just have to watch the height and cramped driveways, etc. All in all, I think its easier to drive than a pickup truck plus 16' - 18' trailer.

KB

Lawnworks
12-03-2004, 07:30 PM
What is a WAM? Is it a huge finishing mower?

Albemarle Lawn
12-04-2004, 02:40 PM
Ours is the JD 1600
Also, I can drive a skidsteer into the truck, with lots of room and gross weight to spare, no trailer needed.

Albemarle Lawn
12-04-2004, 03:00 PM
cab and chassis, 235" wheelbase

Albemarle Lawn
12-04-2004, 03:29 PM
Yes, it burns DIESEL
2005 E320 CDI, turbocharged, intercooled, direct injection diesel, straight-6.
369 lb./ft of torque
37 miles per gallon from 4,000 lb car, 0-60 in 6.6 seconds, top spd 155 mph if speed limiter is defeated, otherwise 130 mph.

Lawnworks
12-04-2004, 04:20 PM
Hell yeah man. The grass business must be good for you! How much more efficient is that WAM versus a 72" Chopper/Exmark? I am bidding a 75-100 acre property and may have to consider more mowers.

Albemarle Lawn
12-04-2004, 07:32 PM
Faster and smoother.

Fewer "stripes" mean fewer overlaps, so if the WAM is twice the width of a 60" mower, it is more than twice as fast.

The 4 cyl diesel engine has so much torque it will smoke a belt (if a little loose) or overwhelm and stall the hydraulic deck before the engine stalls.

The decks are rear-discharge, so the quality of cut is not quite as nice when examined up close, but just fine on a large job. The good thing about rear discharge is that if the grass gets too tall, when you cut it you are not re-cutting clippings from a previous pass.

The machine is so smooth you feel like you are riding a chainsaw if you dismount the WAM and ride a ZTR.

For 75-100 acres it is a must, in my opinion. I bought the one in the picture 2 years ago, it was 2 years old at the time, got it for under $20K, with 800 hours, not bad, +/- $53,000 new if you pay full price, $40,000-45,000 new on average if you deal.

mission007
12-12-2004, 01:40 AM
98 dodge1500 v6 magnum 5 speed with heavy duty trans 5x10 open trailer with drop gate & fuel rack. I put a utility service shell on it with a side that opens on right for tools & opens on left for intry wire mesh on back locks all a round its a nice cheaper way to keep your blower & trimmers in to reduce load & unload time.

GTLC
02-28-2005, 12:48 PM
99 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0 Liter SOHC V6 (210 HP). Its an SUV but its got a Ranger engine and it pulls my 6x8 trailer with my Z and other equipment fine. The trailer probably weighs in at about a ton. I have pulled about 2 cu. yard of mulch with it a few times and thats when it begins to struggle. With 120,000 miles pretty soon she's gonna crap out and it will be time for a 2500HD or F-250 gasser.

Indydirtfarmer
02-28-2005, 01:19 PM
I have a pair of identicle 2004 Dodge 2500 extended cab, HO Cummins, 5 speed, trailer package, 4:10 gearing, 4WD, longbeds. They both are mated to identicle 25' Ridgeline gooseneck 14,000lb GVW dovetail trailers. :D

Around 13MPG city 16 MPG hwy. That's usually with a 7500lb tractor and impliments on the trailer. :cool:

VERY happy with both trucks. :D

We have a 2005 Dodge 2500 Hemi/auto extended cab/long bed that my wife drives. 11 city/16 hwy empty. It's a real tire smoker too! :cool2:

Gilla Gorilla
02-28-2005, 01:29 PM
Here is what I started last season out with. A 2003 F150 5.4L Auto tranny.

Gilla Gorilla
02-28-2005, 01:33 PM
And here is what I upgraded to back in the end of July. I was not looking for a crew cab or Dually but came across a deal that I could not pass up on and once it was cleaned by the dealership it was in great shape on the inside but had some smaller dents on the outside of the cab and small scratches on the bed and the tail gate was so smashed up that it would not even open, but after a hours worth of work it opens and latches just fine now.

Mow"N"Bud
07-30-2006, 04:43 AM
IMO Ford is the only truck to own

Envy Lawn Service
07-30-2006, 01:04 PM
IMO Ford is the only truck to own

Ford has treated me good and I feel the same.

I see you have 2 F150's. Chevy and Dodge really don't seem to have a competitive truck for the 4.6-5.0L V-8 Ford trucks. I have been eyeballing some of the late model Chevy 1500 2WD LWB trucks because I like the way they sit a bit lower for towing. But the ones I have seen are all full size V-6 trucks, not V-8's.

Frosty_03
07-30-2006, 01:16 PM
It sucks the gas but love the power, can't even feel the trailer back there. :weightlifter: :cool2:

J&R Landscaping
07-30-2006, 11:39 PM
I have an 1988 Ford F-150 with the 4.9 straight 6 and a heavy duty 5 speed manual out of an f-250. It has been a great truck!

Frosty_03
07-31-2006, 02:36 AM
Here is a pictures of my truck:weightlifter: :cool2:

Envy Lawn Service
07-31-2006, 02:52 AM
I have an 1988 Ford F-150 with the 4.9 straight 6 and a heavy duty 5 speed manual out of an f-250. It has been a great truck!

I have a late model F250 LWB 2WD 5 speed manual with the 4.9 straight 6 also.
How's that for an odd combo?

But it was made that way and I haven't seen many. It's a unique setup and a really good one for a lot of stuff. It's been a bulletproof truck, but it's not the monster some of the big diesels are by any means, and it's not the most fuel efficient either.