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Old 11-17-2013, 05:22 PM
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Best Truck / Trailer Setup for Landscaping / Lawn Care ?

Hey guys,
Looking to do about 60% landscaping 40% lawn mowing. I have tundra and 6X10 10k dump trailer right now. Occasionally ill cut a tree down too and need to haul it away.

Looking to hear what is the best most versatile setup with 1 truck and trailer (not possible to have more than 1 truck or 1 trailer).

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Old 11-17-2013, 06:15 PM
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1ton dump crew with a 16' tandem utility
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:07 PM
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thanks for your contribution. I am leaning towards a f350/450/550 crew with dump and enclosed trailer. I know open trailer offers more versatility but I like the option of a 'portable shed' type setup.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:56 PM
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how many people do you need to move around? I would go with an extended cab f450 dump, 08-10 due to having an extremely sharp turning radius, bigger brakes, bigger axles. or crew cab if you are gonna need seating for 4 or 5 all the time. in ct an 450 is the biggest you can go without needing a cdl I think and dot numbers. then for an enclosed trailer I would go with at least an 18' but I don't know how much stuff you have to haul around for mowing either.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:48 PM
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Thanks RSK, I think ext cab would be best, but hard to find so may have to go with crew cab. I don't mind getting DOT numbers, although I guess CDL wouldn't be that difficult. I was thinking 14' trailer. I do a lot in the city.. on a day when no landscaping is occurring, don't bring the trailer and use ramps for the truck.
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