Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 08-17-2008, 10:07 AM
zMaster225 zMaster225 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rockville, MD
Posts: 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by KrayzKajun View Post
Always go bigger. i regret ever getting a 1/2ton!!!!
You seem to have trouble picking out a truck in the 1st place
__________________
Chevy, Toyota; Top Brand; Toro, Bunton, Lawn Boy; Shindaiwa; Echo
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 08-17-2008, 03:10 PM
cowboytim cowboytim is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: MN
Posts: 180
one ton all the way especially if you will plow or pull bobcat. 1/2 ton for odds and ends
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 08-17-2008, 03:45 PM
George Mason's Avatar
George Mason George Mason is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 185
Just yesterday I got the title to a 2001 Ford F350. I hated to get a new truck when my old and faithful Dodge Ram 1500, aptly named "The Beast," was still doing the trick. I knew a guy down the road from me that had to get out from under the payments on the Ford and was down to $7,800 on his advertised price and I threw some interest out of curiosity more or less and he called me back asking what I'd give him and I said $6,800 because I really don't need a truck and he took it. Pay off was $7,100 and some change. Today I will have to take the tags off "The Beast," with her 5.9 V8, 11 mpg/8mpg with trailer, 202,000 miles and place them on my new Ford. It only has 58,000 miles, but its the workers model with the stiff seat, no power windows or locks, but it does have an 8 foot bed which should be nice. My boss (wife) made me sell it, but luckily my brother in-law is the one buying it so I know she'll go to a good home.

You all know when you get 200,000 miles on a truck, you get tied to it, right?
__________________
Just tryin' to make it!
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 08-17-2008, 09:36 PM
punt66's Avatar
punt66 punt66 is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Simsbury CT
Posts: 8,540
Quote:
Originally Posted by George Mason View Post
Just yesterday I got the title to a 2001 Ford F350. I hated to get a new truck when my old and faithful Dodge Ram 1500, aptly named "The Beast," was still doing the trick. I knew a guy down the road from me that had to get out from under the payments on the Ford and was down to $7,800 on his advertised price and I threw some interest out of curiosity more or less and he called me back asking what I'd give him and I said $6,800 because I really don't need a truck and he took it. Pay off was $7,100 and some change. Today I will have to take the tags off "The Beast," with her 5.9 V8, 11 mpg/8mpg with trailer, 202,000 miles and place them on my new Ford. It only has 58,000 miles, but its the workers model with the stiff seat, no power windows or locks, but it does have an 8 foot bed which should be nice. My boss (wife) made me sell it, but luckily my brother in-law is the one buying it so I know she'll go to a good home.

You all know when you get 200,000 miles on a truck, you get tied to it, right?
I know exactly what you mean. I still own my first car. 1966 mustang conv. Bought my 1991 dodge 250 new and still use it. These things become part of the family haha.
__________________
JP Landscaping


SOLO OPERATION
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 11-16-2008, 09:48 PM
STIHL GUY's Avatar
STIHL GUY STIHL GUY is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 5,159
if i was buying a new truck i would go with a 3/4 ton
__________________
2005 Chevrolet 2500HD LS 4x4 6.0L
8' Fisher MM Snowplow
6.5' x 14' Big Tex Open Trailer
61'' Scag V-Ride 29 HP Kawi
48" Exmark Lazer Z HP
48'' Bobcat Ransome Mower
21'' Husqvarna Mower
Stihl FS55R Weedwacker
Stihl FS100RX Weedwacker
Stihl BR600 Backpack Blower
Stihl MS180C Chainsaw
Giant Vac Walk Behind Blower
Kawasaki KHT600S Hedge Trimmer
Giant Vac 16HP Leaf Loader
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 12:48 AM.

Page generated in 0.07770 seconds with 8 queries