OK, my ford explorer is getting old and leaking 1 1/2 quarts of oil per month. It has come to the time where I want a truck for personal and business use. My mowing setup is in my sig and weighs about 2k max. Once a week I will Have a load of mulch (5 yards at a time yards all my explorer can handle 10 total) I will also have a trailer full of leaves in the fall along with a plait of sod every once and a wile. I also would to like to plow snow with it but not too much snow considering I live in MD. This truck will need to last my next two years of high school and 4 years of collage. I am looking to spend around 16k. I want a reg can long bed with 2 wheel drive for the 3/4 ton or 4 wheel drive for the 1/2 ton. If I was to get a 3/4 ton it would need to be about 2004 with 40000 to 50000 miles. But if I got a 1/2 ton I could get a new or almost new truck. I don't want to start a Ford vs Chevy war or anything just looking for size. Preferably I want a ford or Chevy. If I did not give enough info just ask.