Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 02-14-2013, 04:15 PM
dstifel's Avatar
dstifel dstifel is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: des moines ia
Posts: 776
I know people with one tons who can get 20 not pulling. 25 in a light duty truck should not be a problem. Plus lets not forget dodge introduced a full air ride suspension this year that could be a great combo.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-14-2013, 04:55 PM
Patriot Services's Avatar
Patriot Services Patriot Services is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Tampa FL
Posts: 8,357
Now they will just have to improve the trannys to hold up.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-14-2013, 06:18 PM
Kelly's Landscaping's Avatar
Kelly's Landscaping Kelly's Landscaping is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Milford CT
Posts: 3,672
I am really excited about this it finally gives me some options on a smaller estimate and errands truck. I can't stand being in cars so I will always be in a truck and wanted something other then my ram 4500s to do light driving with. My choices were not that good I wanted a diesel and although 2500s do offer the option the cost was actually higher then the diesel on a 3500 on several of the truck building simulations I tried on the Ram site. Which begs the question why bother getting the 2500 when it costs the same or slightly more than the 3500.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-14-2013, 06:31 PM
clydebusa's Avatar
clydebusa clydebusa is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Tulsa Oklahoma
Posts: 1,621
Quote:
Originally Posted by nnusskern View Post
Its probably more targeted to people who want to own a diesel than those who need one for work.
Posted via Mobile Device
Ding, ding we have a winner. My thoughts exactly!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-14-2013, 06:59 PM
dstifel's Avatar
dstifel dstifel is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: des moines ia
Posts: 776
Quote:
Originally Posted by clydebusa View Post
Ding, ding we have a winner. My thoughts exactly!

I think it would be awesome for me i run 99% of my business mowing. Once a week i carry a 72" diesel and that is the biggest thing i pull. Believe me i use my truck for work and their are about 2-3 times a year i curse myself for not having a 3/4 or bigger but the other 99% of the time i laugh at buddies who are bouncing around in their big trucks while mine is quite comfortable to ride in. Someday I'm sure i might need a bigger truck as i grow but for everyday work 1/2 ton suits me fine. Give me the life and mpgs of a diesel in a half ton even better.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-15-2013, 12:08 AM
GQLL GQLL is online now
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Hampton Roads, Va
Posts: 732
I actually find my crew cab f350 is a better ride then my f150. I still like the Eco boost gas motor I don't think I would ever own a diesel in a half ton just to much upfront cost for not much gain.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-15-2013, 12:37 PM
BrandonV's Avatar
BrandonV BrandonV is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Asheboro, NC
Posts: 3,631
It's the same engine as the jeep grand Cherokee so hopefully they'll get some mileage out of it.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-15-2013, 01:04 PM
dstifel's Avatar
dstifel dstifel is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: des moines ia
Posts: 776
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrandonV View Post
It's the same engine as the jeep grand Cherokee so hopefully they'll get some mileage out of it.
Posted via Mobile Device
That's not what I was hoping for that engine isn't made by cummins. Where did you find this info?
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-15-2013, 02:37 PM
BrandonV's Avatar
BrandonV BrandonV is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Asheboro, NC
Posts: 3,631
That's what it said in the article. It's an Italian v6
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-15-2013, 02:41 PM
dstifel's Avatar
dstifel dstifel is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: des moines ia
Posts: 776
Oh interesting
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:11 PM.

Page generated in 0.07676 seconds with 9 queries