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View Poll Results: What is th truck size you use
1500/f150 59 31.72%
2500/f250 89 47.85%
3500/f350 30 16.13%
Other.. Please name 21 11.29%
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:57 PM
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For years I used a Ford Ranger with the 2.3 liter 4 cylinder. Only had a 32 inch mower though that I used ATV ramps to put in the back. Great setup for my part time business.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:59 PM
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I just bought a ford f250 on Tuesday. Its going to be my first ride when I turn 16 in September.
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:01 PM
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:30 AM
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Thanks I be even more excited once I get it inspected and replace brakes rotors and tires. And it should be rather inexpensive since I found the tires on craigslist and a buddy of mine owns a towing company/ garage so hes going to show me how to do everything.
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:36 AM
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We've had tug of wars up here between 3/4 ton and tundra and tundra has smoked em' time and time again.

The only thing a tug of war proves is who broke traction first (the loser), so it's not a good measurement of a truck's capacity. A Tundra is still a half ton, but even the 1/2, 3/4, and 1 ton classes are almost meaningless these days.

I run a F-150 with the 5.4, it does everything I need it to do. Next truck will be an F-250, it's a bit more pleasant to tow my toy hauler with. Not to mention I can get the super crew cab with an 8'' box.
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:23 PM
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since i started full time the only truck i run is an f350. it was only 3500 it has a 7.3 turbo diesel in it, pretty clean body for having 265,000 very very little rust on the body. needs 2 fenders but they are just starting to flake. and the truck has been a plow truck its whole life. extremely reliable, and I do landscape maintenance and installation. in the spring time I tow 10,000lbs multiple times a week, and even when i'm just towing the chipper which was 2-3 days a week, that is still 6500lbs. so anything lighter duty wouldn't work well, and the chipper has no trailer brakes. only surge. also i was doing quite a bit of tree removal and hauled away a lot of logs and wood. 3-4 times a week the bed would be filled to the top of the cab with wood, sometimes the 16' landscape trailer would be filled too, with logs. for bigger stuff, like when i need haul 15 yards of mulch or 3-5 yards of dirt i would use my dads 05 Mitsubishi cab over dump truck 12ft long 4ft high sides and 7 ft wide which can hold the same as an f450. it gets great fuel economy, holds 15 yards of mulch, and a lot of shrubs and flowers. but I really need to buy a newer f350 like 08-10 or even an f450 dump 08-10 or a dump trailer and a newer f350-450 pick up something with more power then my 96 7.3 which tows 10,000 lbs alright, but i would like another truck for plowing, and something with dual wheels that is 4x4 and i can put a sander on. i'm really considering an 08-10 f450 crew cab dually 4x4 pick up truck as my next major purchase, not having a sander prevented me from giving bids to over 6 commercial accounts last season alone which was my first year plowing in a pick up truck, and this year i have increased my advertising alot. dollar amount last year per month was 188, this year its up to 600 a month except i paid for all it in full when i had the money because i knew the summer would be slower for me. so i'm expecting to double the amount plowing accounts i have this year so a back up f-350 wouldn't be a bad idea, anything lighter probably won't push well if we get some wet snow.
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:14 PM
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Does any one use a f250 just for lawn care and landscaping
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:49 PM
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S-10s with 12 ft trailers for res. maint....f-150s for light landscaping and irrigation....f450s for heavy hauling and tree work.....isuzu npr's with dump for comm. maint...using the right trucks makes us more efficient all the way around....
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:20 PM
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Now I'm running the 2011 Dodge 2500... I'v just bought a 95 Isuzu NPR with a landscape bed and will be running that for the next 2 years...
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