To diesel or not to diesel?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by barney14, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. barney14

    barney14 LawnSite Member
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    Towing a 20ft tandem trailer in summer and plowing in winter. Is the extra cost and maintenance of a diesel worth it? :canadaflag:
     
  2. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    for all that towing a diesel would be well worth it
     
  3. Greenboy24

    Greenboy24 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 297

    I won't be getting a gasser for work ever again...so yes its def worht it
     
  4. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'd buy even buy a diesel corvette if they made one :)....So YES
     
  5. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My next truck will be a diesel. I have a 1/2 ton right now and a 16ft trailer. I get about 10mpg and the truck struggles when that trailer is loaded down with mulch.
     
  6. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    same here. :drinkup:
     
  7. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,385

    We pull a 8.5x20 enclosed with a 6.7 Cummins, can't tell the trailer is back there.

    Is your trailer open or enclosed?
     
  8. MikeTA95

    MikeTA95 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    my 06 silverado 5.3 gasser is a great truck until I put some weight behind it. I'm keeping that truck until I can afford a diesel, then I never plan on going back to gas. If your pulling a trailer or anything you really need a diesel.
     
  9. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,710

    me too.... will look at used.... but will be an oil burner.
     
  10. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,385

    I just wish the new diesels didn't have all the emissions junk on them. :cry:
     

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