Looking at Trucks

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by smitty's lawncare, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. smitty's lawncare

    smitty's lawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 165

    Hey fellas, I'm trying to figure out what my next truck should be. Right now, ive got a gmc sierra 1500 with the 4.3 v6. it suits my needs for the time being, since i pull a 6.5X12 open trailer with 2 wb mowers on my 3 mowing days per week and i can fit 5 yards of mulch on it (with side boards) on my 3 landscaping days per week. My business is going strong and i really need to upgrade my truck. I'd like to get a diesel for my next truck and i'm also possibly looking to add a dump trailer. My dilemma is to go 3/4 ton or 1 ton..If i were to get a 1 ton, id like to get a dually and put a flatbed on it. I will be keeping my 6.5X12 open trailer for mowing days as well. This will be my only truck, daily driver as well. I really want a dually with a flatbed, but do yall think this will be the best fit for me? Also, i will be buying used, nothing brand new. I'm open to any thoughts/suggestions.
     
  2. crusty_crab80

    crusty_crab80 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alaska
    Posts: 403

    Thats exactly what I did. F350 dually diesel crew cab w flatbed. Works great
     
  3. slowleak1

    slowleak1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 532

    dually, flatbed, ditch the trailer.
     
  4. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    I have an aluma flatbed on my single wheel f350. Looks good and worked well holding a vbox last winter. I have a dump trailer for mulch and such and an enclosed for the mowers so.. Its very versatile and worth the money..
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  5. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,342

    I have an awesome chevy 2500hd for sale or trade for a little truck for my wife to drive.

    205-617-2145
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  6. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    What color, engine and specs?
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  7. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,342

    Gold
    Ext cab
    6.0 gas
    Pulls great
    Newer tires (last fall)
    165,000 miles.
    Runs great.
    Southern truck, no rust.
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  8. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from NJ
    Posts: 1,652

    Why not get a stake dump body on a 3500. It will hold eleven yards and the dump option is worth it. It is real easy to slide mulch off a tilted bed also. There was one on here this spring by a guy out of Michigan.
     
  9. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from NJ
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