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Old 02-07-2013, 03:49 PM
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I'd buy a real work truck with a landscaping bed- UD or NPR. Forget the pick up trucks.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:07 AM
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I would probably get a ram 4500 cummins chassis cab with a sick stake side flatbed dump. I might be over my 45,000.

But you said 3/4 ton; and I'm guessing you aren't asking which truck we would get for a work truck because i doubt most guys get brand new trucks to do their landscaping work. If it was for work, I would get a few 24 valve cummins or 7.3 powerstrokes. Great work trucks. If it is for personal use, I would get the 2013 ram 2500 with the 6.7 and do the deletes.
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:59 PM
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Start with a Ford frame and axles....put Cummins motor in it, with a Allison tranny, then pop a Chevy ext cab short box body on it. Prob cost more than 45k to make that but you did say "ultimate" haha
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:17 PM
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You were doing great until you said put a Chevy body on it lol.
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2004 Ram 1500 Hemi
2000 Ram 2500 24 valve CTD
1996 Ram 2500 12 valve CTD
1999 F350 7.3 PSD flatbed
20' enclosed, 16' open, 14' dump
2 Walker MT 48", Toro Z500 60",
Toro proline 48", Dixon ZTR 42"
Stihl small equipment
SC licensed pesticide applicator
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:47 PM
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Reg cab GM diesel w/ heated mirrors, rear defroster and heated wipers. ...but thats just me.
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