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i need help picking out a new truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lawnwizards, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,434

    i currently have a 95 ford ranger 4 banger. it pulls the trailer o.k. except on hills and stopping is hard. i'm planning on getting a new truck. my problem is i don't wanna get TOO MUCH truck. if that makes sense. i want a truck that does the job its intended too. i don't do snow plowing and i have a 5x10 tilt trailer with a 48" bobcat and i'm planning on getting another smaller walkbehind like a 36". i found a truck i'm interested in. its a 2001 chevy 2500 3/4 ton. would this be a good truck or should i go smaller or larger? thanks for all opinions...
     
  2. lawnjockey51

    lawnjockey51 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 132

    You're gonna get 1500 different opinions, so here's mine ... I LOVE MY NEW 2005 FORD F-250 Diesel Crew Cab.
     
  3. TWUllc

    TWUllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 406

    Depends on your budget, and if you have anymore plans to expand. If you have the money, go for it. If not, you could get away with a 1/2ton.
     
  4. Tyner Lawn Service

    Tyner Lawn Service LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 328

    If you get the chevy jpocket and uniscaper will be sending you Christmas cards:)
     
  5. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    Lol......:)
     
  6. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    Honestly I think all you need is a 1500 Chevy or Gmc, you can get one with 2wd for a pretty good rice esp. if you get the base model. It should be plenty of truck for you, however I would get 4wd even if your not plowing.
     
  7. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,434

    i know the whole 4x4 things is pretty necessary but what about extended cab? do you think i'll utilize it or is it just a waste?
     
  8. TWUllc

    TWUllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 406

    For a play/personal truck? Might as well if the price is right. For a work truck? Not for me.
     

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