Need a truck recommendation

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Colin C, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Colin C

    Colin C LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Ok guys, I need help figuring out what I NEED. Here's my current setup.

    4x7 open trailer
    21" Toro Recycler
    Stihl FS40
    Stihl BR200

    I pull it with my Jeep right now, and it really sucks towing even this small load, plus I have nowhere to easily throw debris. I plan to move up to a 5x10 trailer soon, and ill be buying a grandstand in the future as well as a spare trimmer and blower. Think I could get by with a 1/4 ton truck like a Ranger or Canyon?
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  2. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Posts: 3,334

    The trucks you listed will probably do the job just fine but eventually you will want a 1/2 ton or larger. Do plenty of research so you get the right truck. Some are more reliable than others. Have been personally looking for a small truck for one of our daughters. while the gas mileage is a bit better they are not all that much cheaper than 1/2 tons.

    Good luck on your search!
  3. Colin C

    Colin C LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Thanks for the reply! Yeah I'm definitely noticing that the pricing is marginally better, if at all.
  4. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 920

    I work out of a Dakota payload is not much lower then a half ton but mpgs aren't much better either. That being said I love it I'll drive it till it drops

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