2002 Mitsubishi FG!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by aries, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. aries

    aries LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 334

    Any body have or had one of these truck's I am picking one up for a great price just wanted some input!
     
  2. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Posts: 4,909

    Nice trucks overall...

    Damn near no payload capacity....... only 12,500 gvw

    No pulling power

    No speed

    With that aside.... They are good for what theyre designed for......getting a small amount of material off road,...

    The biggest problem with the FG's and the mistubishis overall are the guys that own them think they are a much bigger truck than they are and put the boards on the side and load them right up.... You cant put a yard of topsoil in one of those and be legal..... They look like huge capicity trucks but the truth is you can put more payload on an f-350 mason dump..


    I had one it was a 2002 as well....... It got to the point that no matter what i would carry it would be overweight and the fines here are not pretty....

    Got rid of it and got an international
     
  3. cet

    cet LawnSite Member
    from Toronto
    Posts: 89

    Check out the GMC W5500. The GVWR is 17,950.
     
  4. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,544

    Mine is a 2000, have not had problems with it.

    14,050 gross without the 4-wheel drive so the truck weighs less.

    The 12,000 gross really hurts, because with the 4-wd gear the basic truck weighs more.

    FG is a great plow truck....super visiblity.

    The 2005 FG trucks have a 14,500 or so GVW but no longer offer the automatic transmission.


    KB
     
  5. aries

    aries LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 334

    Procut is that what the payload is ? I did not get all the info yet but I did go out with him last week's snow storm with a 3 yrd salter on it loaded and it did pretty good! mostly I will be using it for towing enclosed trailer , and leave pickup , mulch so mostly on the lighter side. I just couldn't refuse the deal he was giving me, he is an LCO getting out of biz giving me this truck with a 6 month old fisher stainless steel salter w/fisher plow for $14,000 cash only 40k on truck.
    Thank's
    Guy's
     
  6. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 607

    If U dont buy it let me know please :waving:
     
  7. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Posts: 4,909

    the truck empty weighs almost 11,000

    do it barely gives you a ton for payload......

    The truck pulls a load pretty well but you wont be legal

    Ive had 4 yards of soil in mine and it moved it okay but im sure glad i didnt get stopped by DOT
     
  8. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 607

    Heres my thought, Take off body and mount Hydroseeder in summer,Sander in winter. All terrain sprayer, Good plowing. :cool2: A little more power and payload on the FG and U have a competitive truck, MAYBEE???? :waving:
     
  9. aries

    aries LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 334

    Sorry Planet just bought it home this f@#%^& is nice I guess I will live with the payload thing , I have other dumps that will handle anything heavy thank's for input guy's.

    Joe
     
  10. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 607

    Good luck with it.
     

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