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Old 03-24-2013, 10:53 PM
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It is a decent enough setup. I like the plow. Set it up with a flatbed and dovetail. Make the dovetail removable and you don't need a trailer. That is winning and not that Charlie Sheen winning either.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:54 PM
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I've been happy w/ my F350. My flatbed gives me lots of versatility. When it's not pulling my lawn trailer or plowing snow in the winter, I can put my truck camper on it and use it to go camping. Having had 3/4 ton trucks in the past, I can say I've not had anything I couldn't tow or haul with the 1 ton.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:14 PM
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Perfect truck in my opinion. I'd throw a dumping flatbed on there or even a contractor dump bed.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:29 PM
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depending on what your towing trailer wise double/single axle and single mower (ztr,walk behind). The cost mostly with a true 1 ton is the tires will cost you between 1000-1500 for all 6. the next thing will be the bed either a dump bed of some sort. Imo the best bed i would use is a flatbed with removable sides,probably best would be just a basic flatbed with pockets, so you can build sides. The other thing is just basic mechanical not really much goes wrong with these trucks.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:44 PM
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thanks for convincing me lol, i really liked the idea of it but wasn't sure it would be worth it like i said but if i do a dovetail setup and park my scag right up high on the back where everyone can see it, i think that would be an attention grabber. Also not having to tow would immediately put that gas money i was worried about right back in my pocket. that plus a cab vinyl wrap, and i'm in business.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:52 PM
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i think im going to try to buy this truck, and rig up a wood flatbed setup on it with metal framing on all of the sides that have stakeholes in it and then rig a detachable dovetail extension. i will be able to do anything.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:12 AM
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You might even wanna look at something similar to a split ramp in the middle long ways like a landscapeing trailer. With hinges that able to be bolted and unbolted.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:39 AM
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Gas mileage is going to suck, and suck really bad. On a good day, going downhill, with a 50 MPH wind at your back you might see 12 MPG.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:20 AM
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with the versatility of that truck, it's all you'll need. the money you save by not towing a trailer, or purchasing a trailer or multiple trailers will go a long way in gas.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:33 AM
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He's still going to have to purchase/rent at least one trailer. There is no way he's going to get a skid steer on the back of that truck. I think he'd be much better off with a 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton pickup. Chevrolet makes a heavy half ton pickup that is an incredible performer. My 1/2 ton Chevy doesn't even need helper springs to hold my trailer up where-as my 1/2 ton F150 did require them. And I'm getting over 20 MPG on the highway.
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