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procut
01-13-2005, 09:27 PM
What type of truck do you use on a regular basis to pull your lawn/landscape trailer?

cgland
01-13-2005, 09:36 PM
We have all Chevys and GMC :D

2 2003 2500hd p/u w/ ez dumper inserts
1 2001 3500 dump (8' bed)
1 2001 3500hd dump (10' bed)
1 2004 GMC 4500 dump (10' bed)
1 1989 GMC C7000 26,000gvwr (Finn Bark Blower)

MDLawnman
01-13-2005, 09:39 PM
Nissan Titan :cool2:

mownredneck
01-13-2005, 09:42 PM
If u can't DODGE it RAM IT!!!!

j fisher
01-13-2005, 09:43 PM
Chevy 2500 HD duromax.

stumper1620
01-13-2005, 09:54 PM
ford s/d 250 7.3 p/s dsl. with a few mods. :blob3:

Harleyboy52
01-13-2005, 10:06 PM
97 Ford F150 V6 pulls my 16X7 enclosed trailer loaded with 60" exmark lazer z, jd 275 and echo trimmers, edger and blower just fine.

Smalltimer1
01-13-2005, 10:09 PM
The Best Never Rest......only Ford power here.

Luscious Lawns
01-13-2005, 10:21 PM
ISUZU NPR Turbo Diesel

Cracker
01-13-2005, 10:30 PM
ford s/d 250 7.3 p/s dsl. with a few mods. :blob3:

ditto.....

PTP
01-13-2005, 10:36 PM
Ford Ranger - No trailer, everything fits on the back.

MudslinginFX4
01-13-2005, 10:48 PM
I use a 03 Ford f150 and a 05 Ford f250 that I just bought a couple of months ago. Great trucks, I wish I would have bought the desiel first though!

Cobra Jock
01-13-2005, 10:53 PM
I have a 1997 Ford F150 with 59,000 miles on it. I got it from my dad when he passed recently. Dad, thank God you didn't like Dodge! :)

Greg

ProSvcs
01-13-2005, 11:05 PM
01 Dodge 2500 Diesel QC SB (530 HP - 850+ ft lbs to RW) towing 30' enclosed trailer.

Who says Diesels are slow :)

captaingreen
01-13-2005, 11:31 PM
2002 Dodge Ram 1/2 ton 4wd for now. Once paid off I'm going to get a 3/4 ton, unless we have the four kids my wife is planning on, then it will be a team of goats.

Metro Lawn
01-13-2005, 11:41 PM
9 Dodge trucks and 1 Chevy

LLandscaping
01-13-2005, 11:45 PM
We have two chevys: 2004 2500HD Duramax and a 2002 1500. We use the 2500HD mostly to pull the trailer.

jajwrigh
01-14-2005, 12:07 AM
chevy here

fairwayCuts
01-14-2005, 01:20 AM
Chevy - LIKE A ROCK!!! :cool2:

richard coffman
01-14-2005, 01:21 AM
I've got a 86 chevy silverado 3/4 ton, 1 ton suspension, 4x4. Good work truck. nice cause trucks generally don't rust here in desert climate. wanting to get a ford e-250 4x4 here in the furure.

Richard/Owner
salt lake city, Utah :D :D :D

Greenstar Services
01-14-2005, 01:39 AM
02 Ford F-150 with the payload package and an EZ Dumper in the box.

franniedog
01-14-2005, 08:19 AM
2005 nqr 4 cylinder turbo diesel no trailer because my truck is outfitted with custom dump and go body.I can haul all equipment plus haul debris.

rodfather
01-14-2005, 08:21 AM
Ford only.

Mo Green
01-14-2005, 09:02 AM
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 with the Hemi. Can't beat it. I can't even tell when I'm pulling my trailer. Very strong.

BobwithECLC
01-14-2005, 09:47 AM
2004 F-350 6.0 diesel crew cab lariat

aries
01-14-2005, 06:19 PM
Ford F-350 2002

lawnrangers
01-14-2005, 06:27 PM
2002 dodge cummins 5.9 H.O 6 speed 2500 4x4 with a lot of performance goodies....

Ol'time Lawncare
01-14-2005, 06:40 PM
I use a 95 Toyota 4X4, it's powered by a chevy 350 , 4 bolt main, 5 speed trans. never had a problem with this combo either!

jimslawns
01-14-2005, 06:48 PM
04 Chevy 2500HD
95 Ford F250
with plows and spreaders!!

Flex-Deck
01-14-2005, 07:01 PM
2001 Dodge - 3/4 ton - Cummins diesel - Gets great mileage.

TurfGuyTX
01-14-2005, 07:03 PM
Chevy right now. Ford in about a month.

Avery
01-14-2005, 11:33 PM
All Chevy's.

desert rose gardening
01-14-2005, 11:44 PM
I'm glad to see most of us are using American made trucks!

green814
01-15-2005, 12:02 AM
2000 Chevy 1500 ECSB 4X4

ProLawns
01-15-2005, 12:24 AM
I'm using an '89 Ford F150 with 198,000 mile on it that just won't quit. But I just bought an '04 F150 just in case it does.

MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC
01-15-2005, 02:17 AM
1991 DODGE RAM 250
1996 DODGE RAM 1500
1998 FORD 150

I'm a true Dodge fan at heart.

MacPhersonlawn
01-15-2005, 08:45 AM
2003 Tundra.

RedWingsDet
01-15-2005, 09:24 AM
was pulling my 10ft trailer with a 98 dakota v6 from about march-june and then a 16ft trailer from july-september. Then upgraded and got a 94 f150 and used that till the end of the season... And now im trying to sell the f150 so I can get a new chevy diesel.

ITL
01-15-2005, 08:10 PM
Chevrolet 2500 HD with 6.6 Duramax and Allison 5 speed Automatic Transmission. Better fuel economy than the gas engines with increased torque for improved towing.

N.H.BOY
01-15-2005, 08:22 PM
Ford 250 crew cab(to haul all the kids) and 150 single cab. Wife has a expediton

Jusmowin
01-15-2005, 09:53 PM
94 2500HD CHEVY
350 w/ tow cam, H.O.throtle body, K&N filter and shorty custom headersw/dual flow masters and royal purple oil
400 turbo tranny w/ rv shift kit and royal purple atf fluid
STOCK TRUCKS are just no fun!

FrankenScagMachines
01-15-2005, 11:14 PM
1989 Ford F350 XL 1 ton dually long wheelbase, 12' flatbed, 460 EFI big block, a/t
1976 Dodge M880 1 1/4 ton military issue pickup full time 4x4, 360 4 bbl, a/t

The Ford is the daily work truck (and it can work hard when ya need). The Dodge is a toy/snow work truck/backup trailer pulling truck (tough old tank). So I voted Ford since you asked what is the daily work truck.... I just got the Dodge cuz it was cheap and it caught my eye (my uncles both have Dodge trucks of that age so i have a lot of memories of those trucks, and I think they look really cool and tough) and I needed something to get my snow removal equipment around to jobs and had planned to put a plow on it.

65hoss
01-15-2005, 11:23 PM
Ford F250!!

sgallaher
01-16-2005, 12:31 AM
2001 Dodge Dakota 4x2 with heavy duty suspension.

aardvark1
01-17-2005, 08:35 PM
If u can't DODGE it RAM IT!!!!

Most women would rather be stroked than rammed, so no better truck than the PowerStroke diesel. Always remember, "real trucks don't have spark plugs"

I use a 1995 Ford F350 Crew Cab Long bed 4X4 PowerStroke Diesel with propane injection! Best truck I've ever owned!

smlavin
01-17-2005, 09:45 PM
Ya knew 65hoss had to be a Ford man. :D

Ford F250 here too. My family's been haulin' cattle and horses for years and they will quickly tell you there is only one brand of truck built to take that abuse. :D

Got to go with what works for you and saves repair payup

FORD all the way!

RedWingsDet
01-17-2005, 09:57 PM
Im sure all trucks will last a while with proper maintanence. I had a dodge, yeah its a dakota, but I towed a 6.5x16ft trailer with it a good portion of the summer and drove 600 miles one afternoon with the trailer loaded down (helping a freind move to college). And I change my oil every 3k and change my tranny fluid and filter every 15-20k. I havent towed with the dakota sense july and dont plan on it ever again, now that I have the ford, however im selling the ford and hopefully getting a new 2500hd or 3500 with the duramax/allison combo.

Its mainly a matter of maintanence and how much your abusing it IMO. And once in a while you get a lemon car, monday car (everyone comes to work with a hangover at the plants), or a friday car (everyone wants to hurry up and leave work so they do a crappy job operating the robots and machines).

kturf
01-17-2005, 10:07 PM
we run GMC Cargo VAns

lawn perfection
01-18-2005, 11:50 AM
Ford F250 Powerstroke

Lux Lawn
01-18-2005, 11:56 AM
99 Z71 Ext. Cab
97 Z71 Reg. Cab
95 K2500 long bed

GreenMachine102
01-18-2005, 01:07 PM
I am the proud new owner of a 2004 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty 3/4 ton cummins diesel. Can't beat that cummins! :cool:

Gmgbo
01-18-2005, 02:33 PM
89 gmc 2500, 383 short block, edelbrock multi port fuel injection, holley throttle body, flowmaster exhaust=vroooooooom :cool2:

Mowmoney00
01-18-2005, 02:56 PM
(2) Izuzu NPR 1400 - Gas
Ford F-150

Travis Followell
01-18-2005, 07:03 PM
I am the proud new owner of a 2004 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty 3/4 ton cummins diesel. Can't beat that cummins! :cool:
Just curious but did you get an auto or a 6 spd?

alpine692003
01-22-2005, 10:37 PM
Dodge Dakota
Dodge Ram!

Grab It By The Horn!

laborador
07-22-2005, 08:14 PM
97 Ford F150 V6 pulls my 16X7 enclosed trailer loaded with 60" exmark lazer z, jd 275 and echo trimmers, edger and blower just fine.

whats your gas mileage.

TWUllc
08-21-2005, 05:48 PM
GM is the only way. Though I'd take a Ford if someone gave me one.

Ironmower
08-22-2005, 12:57 AM
All Fords here learned that cheapening up the fleet with GM's just doesn't pay.

1972 F-100 Custom Longbed all-original, 300 I-6/C6, 320k, bought new, but it is my 32 yr. old son's now, but he still lets me drive it every now and then. :D He is planning to restore it soon.

1979 F-250 Reg. cab, Ranger XLT Camper Special, 460/C6, dang near toughest truck I've ever owned, it has about 215k on all original engine and trans. This one pulls my hay wagons in the fields when I'm getting up feed and for delivering wheat straw bales when I sell it. I'm never letting this one go.

1985 F-350 XL 6.9L Diesel Reg. Cab 4x4 w/4spd. stick, 207k, great on fuel, gets about 18mpg empty, not bad for a 6900lb. machine. I bought it new, now it is my other son's truck, he's 27 yrs. old.

1997 F-250 XL Power Stroke/E40D, 235k on all original engine/tranny. This one pulls my small antique tractors to local shows and fairs. Gets a good 19mpg empty and 13 loaded. This is now my personal farm work truck.

2005 F-550 XLT 6.0L PSD/TS auto, hauler body. This is one helluva truck. Its got balls. It's a real nice truck and it pulls my larger antique tractors to competitive pulls across the country.

Had a 2004 Chevy 4500 hauler last year and its frame cracked when I had the gooseneck loaded on it, trailer had 18k on it. Learned my lesson there, never will own a GM again.

Those are just for the farm operation.

For my lawn and landscape operations, there are 12 Ford F-250 V-10's and Power Strokes between the years of '96 and '04 with 16' landscape trailers for mowing, 4 F-550 PSD/ZF-6 and one 5R110 for small mulch/gravel jobs as well as small loads of top soil for residential yards. For the large jobs, the company uses a '87 Ford Louisville LTL-9000 dump truck and a Peterbilt 378.

RedWolf
08-25-2005, 12:27 AM
67 Chevy C60 dump truck
76 Chevy pickup
82 isuzu diesel pup with dump kit
Ive out run brand new ford dump trucks with my C60 and the guys in the fords try to keep up but cant.CHEVY FOR EVER :gunsfirin FORD

climber
08-25-2005, 11:17 AM
Most women would rather be stroked than rammed, so no better truck than the PowerStroke diesel. Always remember, "real trucks don't have spark plugs"

I use a 1995 Ford F350 Crew Cab Long bed 4X4 PowerStroke Diesel with propane injection! Best truck I've ever owned!

I'd rather take her to the max. With the chevy or gmc duramax deisel. But rate now we just have the gmc 1500.

Ironmower
08-25-2005, 11:24 AM
I'd rather take her to the max. With the chevy or gmc duramax deisel. But rate now we just have the gmc 1500.

Aluminum has no place on a diesel engine.

climber
08-28-2005, 10:18 PM
Whats that suppost to mean? Plz inform me on this.

UNISCAPER
08-31-2005, 12:24 AM
"Aluminum has no place on a diesel engine."

In the old school of thought, I felt the same way, and was apprehensive about diesels and aluminum..
However, in the new school, we are seeing more and more of it. For example, the 14 and 16 liter Mack engines in our heavy haulers are both aluminum cylinder heads. Why? one migt ask. We save 700 lbs which is more we can carry or a grace when being rolled over the scales.
he cylinder heads on the Perkapillar in our pad foot roller has aluminum cylinder heads. And, the cylinder head on the Hatz 15 Hp diesel in or Wacker vibratory plate is aluminum.

Only time will tell if the engineers got it right this time, but I'm betting they did.
Mercedes used aluminum on their marine engines back in the 60's and it was a disaster.. But, then saltwater and aluminum have never been a good match.

not2sane
09-04-2005, 04:47 PM
I use a Ford 350SD 05

John_Deere Nut
09-26-2005, 03:21 PM
1989 4x2 f-150 with 302

outlaw1960
10-04-2005, 12:35 AM
ford s/d 250 7.3 p/s dsl. with a few mods. :blob3:
Same here with more than a few mods, fast sleeper

outlaw1960
10-04-2005, 12:39 AM
by the way, ford owns cummins and in 2007 they will have a cat twin turbo 6.4

Lawn Masters
10-04-2005, 12:59 AM
by the way, ford owns cummins and in 2007 they will have a cat twin turbo 6.4
SWEET! I Simply MUST have a diesel engine in my ranger. Looking at a 4045 series JD 4 cyl for it, but havent found a transmission that I can bolt to it yet.

My current ride, is an 82 ranger, which is soon to be replaced by a CUCV with better power, and less miles.

Lawn Masters
10-04-2005, 08:18 AM
by the way, ford owns cummins and in 2007 they will have a cat twin turbo 6.4
BTW, Ford DOES NOT own Cummins. I checked into this last night after reading this thread, and realised this isnt true. besides, if ford DID own cummins, wouldnt we be seeing the engines in F series trucks instead of dodges?

JasonX
10-04-2005, 06:22 PM
BTW, Ford DOES NOT own Cummins. I checked into this last night after reading this thread, and realised this isnt true. besides, if ford DID own cummins, wouldnt we be seeing the engines in F series trucks instead of dodges?

Ford does own Cummins. I have talked with sales representatives for Ford and Ford bought Cummins, but Cummins diesels were already on Dodge trucks prior to Ford acquiring Cummins. Cummins had a prior agreement with Dodge for use of the Cummins diesel engine. Yes, you can get a Cummins diesel on a Ford. It is available as one of three engine choices on the Ford F-650 and F-750. http://media.ford.com/newsroom/release_display.cfm?release=871

newlooklandscp
10-04-2005, 06:29 PM
01' F450 Dump 7.3 Diesel
01' F250 Pickup 7.3 Diesel
06' F350 Pickup 6.0 Diesel

mini14
10-04-2005, 07:12 PM
Hino Fb1817

Smalltimer1
10-04-2005, 10:33 PM
Ford does own Cummins. I have talked with sales representatives for Ford and Ford bought Cummins, but Cummins diesels were already on Dodge trucks prior to Ford acquiring Cummins. Cummins had a prior agreement with Dodge for use of the Cummins diesel engine. Yes, you can get a Cummins diesel on a Ford. It is available as one of three engine choices on the Ford F-650 and F-750. http://media.ford.com/newsroom/release_display.cfm?release=871

Just because Ford offers the Cummins in the F-650/750 does not mean that Ford owns Cummins. Ford owned roughly 10% stock in Cummins back about 15 years ago but sold it off and only uses Cummins as an OEM supplier for the F-650/750 trucks. Same goes for Cat with the use of their C7 diesel in them.

Expect to see a F-850 coming in '07 with ratings up around 80k.

Rumor also has it that Ford has bought Sterling truck back from DC and will be returning to the Class 8 market in late '07-early '08--Long Live the Louisville Trucks!!!

Lawn Masters
10-04-2005, 11:53 PM
Ford does own Cummins. I have talked with sales representatives for Ford and Ford bought Cummins, but Cummins diesels were already on Dodge trucks prior to Ford acquiring Cummins. Cummins had a prior agreement with Dodge for use of the Cummins diesel engine. Yes, you can get a Cummins diesel on a Ford. It is available as one of three engine choices on the Ford F-650 and F-750. http://media.ford.com/newsroom/release_display.cfm?release=871
Ok, WHEN did that happen, every Ford rep I've talked to, tells me NO, Ford doesnt own cummins. though I mean the cummins will be not only in the BIG F series trucks, but the F250, and 350 SD series rigs probably in 2007. then Dodge will supposedly be using mercedes diesels in their trucks, and cummins will be in Ford pickups.

UNISCAPER
10-05-2005, 12:32 AM
What is interesting about all this is UPS in our area is running 6.0 PSD's in their vans coupled to Allison R-2000 6 speed trannies. The same tranny that will be coupled to the new 50 HP larger Dmax.

I have seen a number of Dodge Sprinters running around with Mercedes diesel emblems on the front fenders. Just like the Freightliner trucks. Seeing as Mercedes is the second largest producer of diesel engines in the world, (second to Caterpillar and 50% behind them in production numbers) I wondered when using Cummins engines in Dodge trucks was going to stop. I mean think about it. MB dropped the Plymouth line (long live the Superbird)
because they don't believe in doubling brands as they also belive in building everything in house.

Then you have GM. We just finished an 18' high retaining wall for the former VP for Isuzu America. He was hired as a consultant after his retirement for the Duramax project when GM planned to get rid of their 6.5 junks.

Isuzu had progressivley lost money since the 80's, and, GM has been bailing them out. When Isuzu could not pay GM back, GM accepted 25% holdings as payment. As Isuzu gets deeper and deeper into the tank, GM will continue bailing them out and some day, all they will be is a parts manufacturing companyfor GM.

Personally, I do like for a minute all this hug a tree globalization crap in the auto industry. Metric bolts suck and the idiots who invented the torqx bolts (thusly dubbed A$$hole bolts) should be shot. Real engines are and always will be measured in cubic inches not liters and if the europeans don't get that they can go pound sand.....
Computers have no business in cars or trucks, nor do anti lock brakes. If you need a car with anti lock brakes, you have too much car for your driving skills and should look to other methods when you want an extension for your unit...

Smalltimer1
10-05-2005, 09:02 AM
What is interesting about all this is UPS in our area is running 6.0 PSD's in their vans coupled to Allison R-2000 6 speed trannies. The same tranny that will be coupled to the new 50 HP larger Dmax.


That is an International chassis and the engine is the VT-365, which is the lower rated IH version of the PSD, but they are not identical. That is the reason that they run the Allison behind it.

Don't know if there's any truth to it, but rumor has it that Ford will be getting Eaton/Fuller autos within the next couple of years.

Eclipse
10-07-2005, 09:57 PM
Ford does own Cummins. I have talked with sales representatives for Ford and Ford bought Cummins

I can't belive the "Ford owns Cummins" crap is still floating around.

Right from the horses mouth:
"Does Ford own Cummins?
No, Ford does not own any part of Cummins Inc."

This quote was taken directly from the Cummins website. It can be found on this page:
http://www.cummins.com/cmi/content.jsp?siteId=1&langId=1033&menuId=6&overviewId=29&anchorId=30&index=0&menuIndex=4#Q27

outlaw1960
10-21-2005, 08:14 AM
by the way, ford owns cummins and in 2007 they will have a cat twin turbo 6.4
Sorry,my mistake,ford offers cummins in larger sd's and sold off their stock in the 90's

J & B Lawncare
11-07-2005, 01:57 PM
1989 Dodge 8 ft bed
1989 Dodge 8 ft utility bed

J & B Lawncare

lawnboy dan
11-07-2005, 02:41 PM
toyota tundra(93 chevy silverado backup)

qps
11-07-2005, 03:47 PM
2001 F450 XLT 4x4 11' heil dump 7.3
2005 F350 Lairat crewcab 4x4 6.0

zim bob the landscaper
11-07-2005, 08:19 PM
CHEVY OR GMC!!!!! i think there the best of the best i like them so much better than ford and dodge but i would use ford or dodge if i had to and my dad had to use a f350 dump it sucked so bad!!! well just my opinoin