Principle truck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowin4cash, Jun 7, 2000.

  1. Mowin4cash

    Mowin4cash LawnSite Member
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    Right now, I operate out of a Dodge Dakota, V-6 gas hog, pulling a 6X14 single axle trailer. Was thinking of getting a 12 - 14 dumping stake body truck (Dodge cummins or an Isuzu NPR Diesel) so that I could haul yard debris w/o having to go to the dump 2-3 times a day when doing shrubs and stuff. Do you think a one man operation using this type of truck is overkill? Thanks.<p>----------<br>When the mowing gets tough, sharpen your damn blades!<br>
     
  2. OBRYANMAINT

    OBRYANMAINT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 555

    TOO MUCH FOR ONE MAN OPERATION<br>GET 3/4 HD W/ INSERT DUMP,BUILD SIDE BOARDS <br>WILL HAUL 5 YARDS OF ANYTHING(NOT STONE OR DIRT)I DUMP MINE EVERY OTHER DAY MOSTLY GRASS BUT A FEW TIMES A YEAR W/ BUSH CLIPPINGS <br>DOUG<br>
     
  3. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,910

    I use a 88 Chev extended cab with an 8' box and pull a 12' trailer, I am thinking of buying a chipper to reduce the volume of brush and branches so that I don't have as many trips to the dump a day. I have an 18' flat bed that I am presently building into a trailer but will still be getting the chipper because it will help alot I think. Something to consider to reduce the volume.
     
  4. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    International ACCO 6 tonner 22'6&quot; beavertail<br>tray + Mitsubishi Canter 3 tonner 15' tray.<br>Hard to tell which is the principle truck as<br>they both get used equally.<p>Karl<br>
     
  5. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,117

    Mowin4Cash, why don't you just get a 6x18 trailer. This will give you a lot of extra dumping space in the front of the trailer and with tandem axles you will get the added benefit of trailer brakes. Total cost 2 grand and you could probably get 800 to 1000 for your current trailer. By far the cheapest solution.
     
  6. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
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    i have a ford 94 f-250 with a 16' trailer
     
  7. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 445

    87 Ford 350 diesel with 16' beaver tail landscape body.
     
  8. Greenkeepers

    Greenkeepers LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Posts: 695

    WE HAVE A 99 DODGE RAM 2500 4X4 WITH A E-Z DUMPER INSERT AND A 16FT. TRAILER.
     
  9. lawnboyil

    lawnboyil LawnSite Member
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    we use a 92' f-250 ford with a single axle 14' trailer. big would be better
     
  10. The Mowman

    The Mowman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    We use a 96' Dodge 3500 extended cab with insert e-z dumper with built up sides. Works great.<p>----------<br>Stephen<br>
     

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