Need opinions...

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by TXNSLighting, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    As some of you have noticed im looking for a truck for a maintenance crew. I had it narrowed down and almost went and got the chevy i posted a couple days ago. But after hearing all the negatives about fuel economy, i just dont think i want to go that route. What would you rather have?

    2005 Chevy reg cab LB 6.0 2wd, with i think it was 85k miles? $9k

    2004 F-150 5.4 2wd SC SB with 75k miles? $7500

    Or 2000 F-250 SC LB 4x4 powerstroke with 145k miles. $7500-8500ish

    All white, and all auto's.

    I know its a wide variety but this is what ive narrowed it down to..

    Thanks!
     
  2. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    I'd go with a 2wd powerstroke. Your guys don't need 4x4 price is good too.
     
  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    To get any fuel economy you will have to tell your employees if they have a lead foot the fuel costs comes off their wages :laugh:

    Buying a diesel could end up costing you more in maintenance or problems when the truck gets filled up with gas and wipes out the injectors.
     
  4. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    :laugh::laugh::laugh:

    Yeh i worry about how employees will treat the diesel..They usually dont think about what theyre doing to the truck. And ill have huge stickers everywhere, that says DIESEL ONLY!! Lets hear some more opinions.
     
  5. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    If i had a 2wd option up there id have it as a choice!! I havent found a 2wd powerstroke that i liked either..but thats what id rather have..
     
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,466

    Personally I'd rather work out of the 7.3 powerstroke 2000 f250...

    Towing with a 7.3 kicks arse.
     
  7. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    Yeh the truck is awesome. Tows with ease, and has been very reliable. This is the powerstroke for those who havent seen it:

    SD533336.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2010
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,466

    ya...get that.

    mileage on both gassers will suffer towing, as you know.

    and the 150 is a short bed.

    There is no question in my mind...unless the oasis report is jacked up.
     
  9. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    Nope, only had two small oil leaks fixed at 62k miles and 89k miles. Since then pretty problem free. Its had front end issues from spending some time in alaska, but thats hopefully getting corrected soon.
     
  10. flairland

    flairland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 640

    Powerstroke buddy! Employees will drive any truck you own harshly, the powerstroke can probably put up with it the best. My second choice would be the chevy reg cab, looked real clean!
     

Share This Page