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New Truck

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by ClippersLC, Jan 22, 2012.


    GARDENGATE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    well are you ?
  2. ClippersLC

    ClippersLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 130

    Under normal circumstances I don't pull anything other than what's in the pics. But I wanted something powerful enough that didn't know it was pulling anything... Lol
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  3. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    Whoa. lol

    Nice truck. But if I had 71,000 to spend towards a truck, you'd better believe I'd be buying a $30,000 pickup that would functionally serve as a daily driver and work truck.... AND a 450/550 dump body for dedicated work and hauling. I think $41,000 would cover that end.
  4. TinMan1

    TinMan1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from SC
    Posts: 519

    Looks like you did it right
  5. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 2,517

    That's a sweet looking truck for sureThumbs Up
  6. ClippersLC

    ClippersLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 130

    Yeah, funny story, I learned about a month after I had it that the rear seats are heated as well. One of the guys got in and saw the buttons and pushed it to see what it did and that's how we figured it out. Now that its winter time when one of the guys asks for a raise I reply with "would you rather have more money, or arrive on site in style with a hot and toasty a$$?" No raises have been issued yet... Lol.its nice not having 4 big guys crammed in the regular cab of my last truck... Especially after a hot sweaty day...
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  7. FoghornLeghorn

    FoghornLeghorn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 752

    Looks like the economy is really hitting you hard!
  8. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
    Posts: 1,065

    Are you gonna swap out the 68rfe for an Aisin tranny to complete the 4500 conversion....?...lol. JK, you probably won't have any problems out of the 68rfe no more weight than your pulling.
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  9. ClippersLC

    ClippersLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 130

    Nah. Cause with the warranty I got when I blow the first tranny up, I'll know what to not do next time! Lol. This truck will rarely see more than 4 tons on average. Unless I have my goose behind it with pallets of sod, rocks, or a mini-x. I just got tired of always hearing "if your truck was a 3/4 you could probably pull it" so I bought one of the biggest and most loaded up Ton trucks the Dodge makes! Now I can say "are you sure you have enough to make a full load?" Lol
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  10. Oakleaf landscape

    Oakleaf landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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