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buying a new truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by peeklandscaping, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. peeklandscaping

    peeklandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Posts: 306

    Wow thanks for all your help guys...that's a lot of information. In answer to questions: yes, I'd like to go brand new. Truck will be used as my sole work vehicle- plowing, hauling lawn mowers, mulch, and sometimes topsoil, a leaf vac mounted to the front, a leaf box at the back... you get the picture. I don't know if I should keep the truck or trade it in 3-4 years from now and get another new one.
     
  2. peeklandscaping

    peeklandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Posts: 306

    I'm leaning toward the diesel engine. I've heard the maintenance is more tricky and expensive- is that true? Diesel gets how much better milage during regular trailer-hauling use? Approx how many miles to a gallon?
     
  3. peeklandscaping

    peeklandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Posts: 306

    Hey landfakers been in business just under a year and loving it in CT!
     
  4. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Posts: 6,553

    With those questions answered, I'd go with a 350 DRW diesel with either a dumping flatbed, or a mason/contractor dump body.
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  5. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,204

    Ummmm a few things to throw out about ford after reading some stuff on them. The new ford start out in second gear instead of frist putting more wear on the trans and I remember that if the turbo blows on the diesel you have to take the whole body off the truck or pull the motor to get to it.
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  6. SP Landscaping

    SP Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    I have a 2012 350 diesel and mine starts out in 1st......
     
  7. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,204

  8. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,204

    I guess now rereading what they said a few times over is that if you put the shifter in second it will start in second and stay in second. If you put it in third it ill start from a stop in third and stay in third.
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  9. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 6,227

    Well that sounds stupid, not saying your wrong but it just seems like a stuoid idea
     
  10. Dually00-00

    Dually00-00 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    Guess since Ford still has muffler bearings they find a need to have there trucks start out in the wrong gear also . :laugh: . That being said from a Ford owner.
     

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