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Old 08-08-2014, 12:03 AM
smitty's lawncare smitty's lawncare is offline
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Looking at Trucks

Hey fellas, I'm trying to figure out what my next truck should be. Right now, ive got a gmc sierra 1500 with the 4.3 v6. it suits my needs for the time being, since i pull a 6.5X12 open trailer with 2 wb mowers on my 3 mowing days per week and i can fit 5 yards of mulch on it (with side boards) on my 3 landscaping days per week. My business is going strong and i really need to upgrade my truck. I'd like to get a diesel for my next truck and i'm also possibly looking to add a dump trailer. My dilemma is to go 3/4 ton or 1 ton..If i were to get a 1 ton, id like to get a dually and put a flatbed on it. I will be keeping my 6.5X12 open trailer for mowing days as well. This will be my only truck, daily driver as well. I really want a dually with a flatbed, but do yall think this will be the best fit for me? Also, i will be buying used, nothing brand new. I'm open to any thoughts/suggestions.
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:13 AM
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Thats exactly what I did. F350 dually diesel crew cab w flatbed. Works great
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:46 AM
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dually, flatbed, ditch the trailer.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:30 PM
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I have an aluma flatbed on my single wheel f350. Looks good and worked well holding a vbox last winter. I have a dump trailer for mulch and such and an enclosed for the mowers so.. Its very versatile and worth the money..
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:53 PM
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Hey fellas, I'm trying to figure out what my next truck should be. Right now, ive got a gmc sierra 1500 with the 4.3 v6. it suits my needs for the time being, since i pull a 6.5X12 open trailer with 2 wb mowers on my 3 mowing days per week and i can fit 5 yards of mulch on it (with side boards) on my 3 landscaping days per week. My business is going strong and i really need to upgrade my truck. I'd like to get a diesel for my next truck and i'm also possibly looking to add a dump trailer. My dilemma is to go 3/4 ton or 1 ton..If i were to get a 1 ton, id like to get a dually and put a flatbed on it. I will be keeping my 6.5X12 open trailer for mowing days as well. This will be my only truck, daily driver as well. I really want a dually with a flatbed, but do yall think this will be the best fit for me? Also, i will be buying used, nothing brand new. I'm open to any thoughts/suggestions.
I have an awesome chevy 2500hd for sale or trade for a little truck for my wife to drive.

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Old 08-22-2014, 09:57 PM
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I have an awesome chevy 2500hd for sale or trade for a little truck for my wife to drive.

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What color, engine and specs?
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:01 PM
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What color, engine and specs?
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Gold
Ext cab
6.0 gas
Pulls great
Newer tires (last fall)
165,000 miles.
Runs great.
Southern truck, no rust.
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:02 PM
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Why not get a stake dump body on a 3500. It will hold eleven yards and the dump option is worth it. It is real easy to slide mulch off a tilted bed also. There was one on here this spring by a guy out of Michigan.
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:13 PM
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it was a F550 not a 3500. This one http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=413652&page=2
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