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I Need a Truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by pilotcoplawnboy, Feb 11, 2003.

  1. pilotcoplawnboy

    pilotcoplawnboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 138

    I have $7000.00 to spend on a truck. I have always used my fathers equipment and now I'm starting my own side-business. Any ideas to what would be a good reliable truck? I know everyone has their own preferences to what type of truck they like(ford,chevy, etc), but I'm open to all opinions.
  2. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    We can't tell you what will be reliable or not. You'll just have to go out and find the best deal you can wether it be Ford, Dodge, or Chevy.
  3. pilotcoplawnboy

    pilotcoplawnboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 138

    Thanks!!! I guess I'll have to go with my gut! FORD.
  4. Heller Landscaping

    Heller Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    Ford all the way.:)
  5. Dennis E.

    Dennis E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 349

  6. trimmasters

    trimmasters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    I have never owned a Ford that didnt let me down atleast once,
    :angry: :angry: :angry:

    go for the Chevy. or my personal favorite Isuzu cab over
  7. G. Moose

    G. Moose LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    If there is any way you can swing a diesel, get Dodge Cummins. But with only $7000, I don't know how possible that will be.

    For gassers, Chevy rules the roost. Depending on the size of trailer you are pulling, a 1500 with the time tested and proven 5.7L 350 V-8 is one of the best trucks for light trailers. Good luck....:D :D
  8. pilotcoplawnboy

    pilotcoplawnboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 138

    I knew that by me saying I was getting a FORD would get some responses. I'm not looking for anything big. Since I am a part-timer I will be pulling a single axle, 5'x10' trailer. I have one walk behind and a 22incher. Thanks to everyone.
  9. buttaluv

    buttaluv LawnSite Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Posts: 533

    I bought a 93 f-150 last spring with the 300 I-6 (horrible fuel mileage, but reliable) 119,000 miles but it was in good shape for 4,000.00 cash, they were asking 6900.00 but cash does wonders, I could've got a lot more truck if I didn't want 4 wheel drive, not so sure that next time I will get a 4x4. you should be able to get a pretty good truck for 7,000.00. check it over real good, don't rush and good luck
  10. TedsLawnScaping

    TedsLawnScaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

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