IMO there is no reason to have a huge dump truck if your just doing lawn care. Im in school at the moment and was just looking at what im going to offer for services when i get out. Im not going hauling anything but mulch and i can load my trailer up before truck even feels it. I have a ford ranger now and a 4x12 trailer. I can mow, do light tree care, mulch beds exc and i dont have any trouble with it at all. I see these new guys go out with there new f550 crew cab dump trucks and laugh because when im getting 20 mpg they are getting 5 plus they have a $60000 truck to pay off and mine was $6000. I know that in order to do hardscaping you will need something bigger but im talking about your property management guy who does not have more than 2000 pounds worth of equipment on the truck. How many of you guys are running around with 1/4 and 1/2 ton trucks and how are you making out?