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Old 12-29-2012, 09:51 PM
Colin C Colin C is offline
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Need a truck recommendation

Ok guys, I need help figuring out what I NEED. Here's my current setup.

4x7 open trailer
21" Toro Recycler
Stihl FS40
Stihl BR200

I pull it with my Jeep right now, and it really sucks towing even this small load, plus I have nowhere to easily throw debris. I plan to move up to a 5x10 trailer soon, and ill be buying a grandstand in the future as well as a spare trimmer and blower. Think I could get by with a 1/4 ton truck like a Ranger or Canyon?
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:03 PM
sjessen sjessen is online now
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The trucks you listed will probably do the job just fine but eventually you will want a 1/2 ton or larger. Do plenty of research so you get the right truck. Some are more reliable than others. Have been personally looking for a small truck for one of our daughters. while the gas mileage is a bit better they are not all that much cheaper than 1/2 tons.

Good luck on your search!
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:21 PM
Colin C Colin C is offline
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Thanks for the reply! Yeah I'm definitely noticing that the pricing is marginally better, if at all.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:16 PM
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Need a truck recommendation

I work out of a Dakota payload is not much lower then a half ton but mpgs aren't much better either. That being said I love it I'll drive it till it drops
2011 chevy 2500
2012 chevy 2500
2012 ford f250
00 chevy 3500 dump
03 dodge dakota
4 ferris wb
1 ferris ztr
2 exmark ztr
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case 1845
western plows
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