Full Size truck vs. V6

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by FineScapes, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. FineScapes

    FineScapes LawnSite Member
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    SO WHAT DO THINK GUYS IF YOUR PUTTING A TEN YEAR PLAN TOGETHER OF COURSE WE WILL NEED ATLEAST ONE FULL SIZE TRUCK WITH FULL TOWING CAPABILITY BUT WHAT DO YOU THINK IS BETTER 3 $20,000 V8 OR 10 FORD RANGER XLT's?

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  2. Cut 2 Please

    Cut 2 Please LawnSite Member
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  3. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I think that you need a minimum of a 3/4 ton, preferably with a diesel. Anything with a six cylinder is under powered for this type of work. It's not that it just can't pull it, but it doesn't have brakes heavy enough to stop it safely. Also, make sure that the trailers that you are going to be towing have trailer brakes.

    Adam,
    Lovell's Lawn Care
     
  4. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    I agree. 3/4 ton with a diesel.
     

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