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Old 08-11-2012, 10:19 AM
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If you only have a 1500, then I would go with a dump truck.

In my situation, my first truck was an S-10 and had an old F-350 C&C dump truck. The dump did all my dirty work hauling a little over a ton of material and had a plow, so ultimately it was my plow truck.

Now I have an F-150, 10K equipment trailer and C3500HD dump. With the dump and trailer combo, I can haul my mini skid and a 3.25 ton load of material around when I need to. Nice to be able to haul the equipment and material at the same time.

The dump also is used to plow large commercial lots and a few driveways. On top of it, I can haul bulk salt with an under-tailgate salt spreader.

In all honesty though, I might get a dump trailer at some point. It's nice to do light work and just pull the trailer around with the F-150, but a pain to unload brush and debris by hand off the equipment trailer.

So, ultimately you have to decide what works best for your business model.

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