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View Poll Results: What is th truck size you use
1500/f150 59 31.55%
2500/f250 90 48.13%
3500/f350 30 16.04%
Other.. Please name 21 11.23%
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:41 PM
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Now running a GMC 2500HD Reg Cab Long Box, mostly lawn maintenance but lots of mulch and soil work as well.
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Old 09-08-2012, 01:32 AM
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'98 Chevy 1500 Extended Cab W/T 355 cu. inch
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:32 PM
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Ive been running f150s..Like stated before, 1/2 ton trucks can only do so much, I just bought a f350 dump im going to start using soon.. For now my f150 with a 351 goes out working almost everyday!!
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Blades Lawn Maintenance View Post
Hey y'all I got a quick question. I started this thread cause I was thinking I need a bigger truck but what do y'all think. I have a 2002 dodge ram 1500 that pulls a 6x12 with a 50" ztr and a 33" walk behind. I plan on making this my career so should I try to invest in a Bigger truck right now or am I good with the truck I have?

I started with a dodge 1500 and it did a fine job. Always did what I asked it to and nothing ever broke on me. It quickly became apparent though that a diesel would be helpful for better mileage and longer lasting engines, and would be necessary for pulling heavier loads for installs.
I paid off my dodge 1500 as quickly as I could (stupid choice to finance it but whatever) and saved up for a 3/4 ton. I love my dodge 2500 with the CTD. It pulls my maintenance trailer with ease and gets 4-5 mpg better than my gasser did.
You Toyota guys can keep your trucks. They look alright and all but they are still light duty trucks.
My opinion: if you plan to be doing this for many years, get a diesel. You'll be glad you did.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:40 AM
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Does any one use a f250 just for lawn care and landscaping
Yes, see above.

Keep both if you want to, but I would save up for a 250. Go 7.3 if you go ford.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:14 AM
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