small diesel trucks

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by tnmtn, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Posts: 1,017

    http://www.mahindrana.com/indian-cars-and-trucks.html

    like i am sure with others on here i have been looking for ways to minimize expenses. it seems a truck like this would be ideal for carrying a extra fuel tank, tools, generator, compresser and other things that seem to stay in my trucks bed. beng able to use this and get the milage this one does would be a huge bonus. not to mention being able to use it for bidding and pricing jobs. i hate the idea it is from a foreign company. it seems chevy and perhaps ford already build trucks simialr to this for use in Australia and other places. i just sent a note to chevy asking for a truck like this and was politely told they would pass the info on. maybe if enough people send notes someone will hear. just seems someting like this could be a great service truck. granted it may not be the best towing a trailer but i have big trucks that do that fine already. whats everyones thoughts?
     
  2. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Posts: 912

    I would like a truck like that one. I think that one looks ugly, but maybe they will have better looks for the second generation. I read somewhere that the Mahindra truck will have a factory snowplow option.
     
  3. Ecoscapes

    Ecoscapes LawnSite Member
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    Hey what about a diesel VW truck; Been looking for one of these but they all need extensive work done, or their totally rusted out. But all tuned up I heard they get around 50mpg! That'd be nice, throw the tools in the back or go do estimates very economical.

    Tnmtn, how do you like your 4500? I just test drove a 5500 it was big but the turning radius was impressive; can't decide between bigger 45-5500 or just a 1 ton dump, I'm sick of going back and forth for loads but could always get bigger loads delivered.
     
  4. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Posts: 1,017

    i love my 4500. it has been bulletproof so far and tows much more stable than the 1 ton. make no mistake though these aren't good for daily drivers but for hard work, towing and carrying a load thay are tough to beat. i really like the versatility of the dumping flatbed
     
  5. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    There is supposed to be a dealer here for them, actually the dealer isn't selling GMC anymore but is picking up Mahindra. I do want a truck that size and think it would be very useful. I am afraid that the fit and finish or quality of the Mahindra is going to be lacking, hope I am wrong.

    I also agree that Ford and GM should have sold something like these years ago. I was excited a couple years ago for that retro Ford Bronco concept but was very disappointed it didn't happen.
     
  6. PROPERTYLAWNSERVICELLC

    PROPERTYLAWNSERVICELLC LawnSite Gold Member
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    I think it will steal thunder from the big three car mpg in a 4x4 heIl yes .
     
  7. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    that thing looks like a toyota rav4 witha truck bed!!!!
     
  8. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Posts: 912

  9. PROPERTYLAWNSERVICELLC

    PROPERTYLAWNSERVICELLC LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,169

    YES I bought my 08 Dakota cause unloaded it gets 26mpg 15mpg lightly loaded at 55mph so a small 4x4 truck with that type of hauling capacity :)
     
  10. pitrack

    pitrack LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,049

    I thought Dodge was talking about putitng a smaller diesel in half ton trucks in a couple years? Anybody hear about that?
     

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