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Old 04-17-2013, 08:56 AM
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I've heard that you need a big truck so you can drive fast... I don't drive fast, so that doesn't bother me.

As for stopping, in 3 years I've had my fair share of idiots pull out in front of me. This truck stops my ZTR and Walkbehind with various hand-helds on a dime... no pun intended.

no pun intended. so you mean you actually put a dime out on the road and stop with your wheel on it?
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wait why do you prefer Scag? I thought you owned a Bobcat that mowed the first American Colonies
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:58 AM
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Yeah, that's a good price except... there's not too many single axle trailers out there with a 7,000 pound axle and 6 lug wheels.
Arnt 2 axles required once you get above a certain length? 16ft i think
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:02 PM
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Here is my small truck 2008 Dodge Dakota cc 2x4 Auto 4spd 3.7 V6
110,000+ miles only had the water pump go bad so far and I am hard on my truck. gross weight on scale was 12,000 pounds pulled more another time.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:54 AM
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no pun intended. so you mean you actually put a dime out on the road and stop with your wheel on it?

I was referring to the s10... Dime.

It's been a good truck, I was wondering if other professionals are trying something other than 3/4 ton trucks for cutting grass.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:14 AM
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It's been a good truck, I was wondering if other professionals are trying something other than 3/4 ton trucks for cutting grass.
I'm looking at trying cabovers with landscape bed as opposed to 3/4 Ton p/u with a enclosed trailer. I've been wanting to for a long time, only thing that stopped me thus far was price.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:08 AM
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I'm looking at trying cabovers with landscape bed as opposed to 3/4 Ton p/u with a enclosed trailer. I've been wanting to for a long time, only thing that stopped me thus far was price.
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i want to see a video of you stopping on a dime!
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:17 PM
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Arnt 2 axles required once you get above a certain length? 16ft i think
How do you explain single axle semi trailer?
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I was referring to the s10... Dime.

It's been a good truck, I was wondering if other professionals are trying something other than 3/4 ton trucks for cutting grass.
Yes, smaller pickups can be useful. Use what works for you.

Asking whether or not something to work is prudent. Yes, don't always need a 3/4 to pull a 12 foot trailer with two mowers.


Some want videos, others would rather see an intelligent well thought out post instead.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:29 PM
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i want to see a video of you stopping on a dime!
I don't think my rigs can stop on a dime
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:33 PM
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:34 PM
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I've been reading bigger is better, always talking about "growing" into your business. Does anyone else like the idea of keeping money in their pockets and growing the business?

I've been using this rig for 3 years 40k miles in that time. 19mpg towing. It's a 4cyl 5spd work model 2001 s10. Maintenance has been regular, amsoil once a year, fuel filters etc.


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If you can get this kind of mileage towing, I have made a big mistake. My 3.0L Ranger gets 10.5 towing my rig.
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