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How much did you spend on your FIRST truck??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by twins_lawn_care, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 932

    Hey there everyone,
    I was just curious to see how much you guys spent on your first truck for your LCO?

    I mean, the very first, not the first one you liked!

    I am looking to get a truck to better handle the workload this year, and am out to the market. I know none of what you have will affect my decision, but I am curious to see where everyone started.
    This could be fun, so....

    If you have a picture, and some info on your first truck (car:eek: ) put it up here.

    Thanks for the input guys!
  2. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    I spent $30,000 on my first truck. It was a 2000 f0250 ext cab. I thought that was alot for a truck.....my current truck was $40,000 :eek:
  3. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,174

    I don't know if my first truck can be considered my first "lawn" truck or not. Business wasn't really official at the time, but it hauled around a 6x12 trailer for a few months.

    $3,500 for the old '89 Silverado C1500 4.3L auto

    The first "official" lawn truck I guess is my current one.

    $10,000 1995 Chevy K2500HD with dump/plow.

    -- Old vs. New --

  4. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    $200 63 chevy 3/4 ton 283 and 3 on the tree and I have no pics and if I did I would never let anyone know lol

  5. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,449

    1st 86 ford e350 van............ $1200
    2nd 86 chevy 30 Box truck....$1000 ( JUNK JUNK JUNK)
    3rd 89 ford f 150 pick up........$500 ( awesome , miss it)
    4th '86 f250 pick up........$2500 (useing it now)
    5th '84 dodge 350 dump truck w/ plow ...$3000 (just bought, love it so far, can't wait for the season to start!!)

    Are you pulling a trailer, or putting your equipment in your truck? That makes a difference. If your putting it inside your truck, a van is excellent. as a matter of fact, my first van above i sold to a family member 6 years ago, i'm debating buying it back from him soon.
    I guess if you're alittle handy with the wrenches, you don't have to spen as much on a truck. I could never calculate the money I've saved turning wrenches myself.

    UNISCAPER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,426

    '63 Chevy shortbed, 3 on the tree, 235 six. Short bed. Painted infected cut green metalic with rust trim. Paid $100.00 in 1975 for that puppy....
  7. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    Must have been a popular color that year, Mine even had the same rust trim. But they were built like a tank and weighed as much too.

  8. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 599

    1st 91 F-150 $ 800.00 (great truck just ran out of nuts)
    2nd 03 F-250 $33000.00 Diesel love it!!!!!

  9. Justcutslawnserv

    Justcutslawnserv LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 21

    My first truck for lawn maintenance was a 1990 F-150. Bought it for $1,400.00.
  10. jsr2741

    jsr2741 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 392


    Dodge 2500 HD quad 4x4 Diesel 5 speed. It should last me a good long time.

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