new truck help

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lsu03, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    i am in the process of buying a new truck. i really want a little ranger w/ a 4 banger, but am also looking at new 150s and used 250s. i will be pulling a 14 foot open trailer w/ 1 or 2 ztrs. any help?
     
  2. PearceLawn

    PearceLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have an '01 Ranger Edge with a six in it and it tows all of my stuff like a champ, and it is awesome on gas. I even plow with it using a poly SnoWay.

    You wouldn't be disappointed with the Ranger.
     
  3. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
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    if you ever want to grown, dont buy a mini truck, id go with a half ton at least, a 14ft trailer should be towed with a truck not a toy
     
  4. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    what kind of mpg do you make pearce? is it the 4.0?
     
  5. PearceLawn

    PearceLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Loaded I average about 18 mpg. Plenty of power. I used to have a full size Chevy but gave it up in favor of the mileage.

    Contrary to what you have read here,it is not a toy. I also plow 40 plus resi's and 3 commercial lots with it. It is much better to get in and out of smaller driveways that any full size.

    Iguess it all comes down to what your personal needs are. I am not sorry I gave up the full size.
     
  6. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    thanks pearce. is your truck 4x4? my dad's old worker had a 4x4 4.0 v6 ranger and that little sucker went EVERYWHERE b/c it was so darn light!
     
  7. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    consider the tundra with a v6- i get 16 mpg with mine and it tows better than my v8 chevy
     
  8. PearceLawn

    PearceLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 290

    Yup. 4 wheel drive is an absolute must if plowing and it's just plain fun to have if you aren't!!

    lawnboy dan- Those Tundras are a good breed of truck also. I used to have a v8 Chevy and my Ranger out does it as well.
     

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