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Mini trucks

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV' started by weeze, May 31, 2014.

  1. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,800

    i saw one going down the road in the middle of town today. i wanted to stop him but he was going the opposite way. :laugh:
     
  2. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Alabama
    Posts: 3,793

    I seen one near me today it didn't even cross my mind I think its for sale possibly was parked off in the grass.

    I will look tomorrow and let you know if it is and give you contact info.
     
  3. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,800

    ok thanks. i don't really have the money to get one right now though but it would be cool to check it out.
     
  4. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,195

    I think it depends on what you want to use it for. My dad had a Suzuki mini dump truck at his place in Montana and while it had its uses it had really low ground clearance and tiny tires that didn't work with the rocky ground at his place. He didn't want to lift it as he was concerned with stability off-road. It was street legal, but going more than about 40 mph on the road was a white knuckle experience. He now has a Kubota RTV and likes it much better. Diesel, hydrostatic drive, a/c, heat and a dump bed. It's also licensed in MT for the street. The main disadvantage is the 25 mph top speed but he mostly uses it on his place. It cost about twice as much as the mini truck but he felt the advantages of the RTV were worth it.
     
  5. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,087

    That's why I was wondering why you would even consider a mini truck for around your property.

    Riva have heat dumping beds etc. Higher ground clearance
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  6. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,800

    mini trucks are lifted most often and have atv tires put on them. you can also get dump bed models. all mini trucks have heat and you can get them with a/c too.
     
  7. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    So do rtvs
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  8. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    to each their own. i like japanese stuff better than gators or kubotas. it's just my personal preference. same reason i drive a toyota instead of a ford, chevy, or dodge.
     
  9. PROPERTYLAWNSERVICELLC

    PROPERTYLAWNSERVICELLC LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,169

    Kubota
    Manufacturing company
    Kubota Corporation is a tractor and heavy equipment manufacturer based in Osaka, Japan. One of its notable contributions was to the construction of the Solar Ark. The company was established in 1890

    :)
     
  10. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,800

    yeah i thought about that after i posted. :laugh:

    i've never owned anything by kubota. probably never will.

    the point i was making is the mini trucks just look better and are just awesome. the rtv things just look like a side by side with a cab on them.
     

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