2004 Chevy Colorado

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by michindi, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. michindi

    michindi LawnSite Member
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    Just bought my new work truck. Its the I4 engine with 175 hp. Anybody eles use a mid size truck for work?
     
  2. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    An s-10 or Sonoma with 4x4 and probably a ZR2 package would not be bad if you are pulling a small trailer and limited equipment. Colorado's are the new S-10s but I personally dont like the look of them. Of course I thought Avalanches were not that appealing when they came out but I would love to have one as a 2nd vehicle. Probably also what people thought when Ford went with the rounded front end back in 97(?). Once you see things enough you usually change your tune about them. I guess I just dont like plastic design around the wheel wells.
     
  3. michindi

    michindi LawnSite Member
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    Do you think that the 4 cylinder is stong enough to pull my trailer? I have a 50' dixie 32 walkbehind. The trailer has racks on the side and a cage in the front to hold the blowers.
     
  4. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would not do it with a 4 banger, but in my case, I would not buy a 4 banger in a truck. Try it and see, best way to find out.
     
  5. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    is it a manny tranny or auto. If it's manual I would think it's fine. It all depends on your shifting. It will be slow but it shoud get u there.
     
  6. michindi

    michindi LawnSite Member
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    Its a manual trans. The trailer is 6x12 also
     
  7. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
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    I wouldn't wear out a new 1/2 ton or smaller, pulling a load on a daily basis. Nice truck though.
     
  8. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do you think that the 4 cylinder is stong enough to pull my trailer? I have a 50' dixie 32 walkbehind. The trailer has racks on the side and a cage in the front to hold the blowers.



    You already bought the truck.. so whats the question again??
     
  9. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
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    It will pull it no doubt, but the tranny and suspension just aint built to pull on a daily basis. Don't they offer a 5 cyl. engine on the Colorado's and Canyon's?
     
  10. michindi

    michindi LawnSite Member
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    They do but my pocket book good not afford it.
     

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