toyota 1 ton

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by GLC, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. GLC

    GLC LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 175

    Does anyone use or have any information on the old toyota 1 tons? I have seen several with uhaul bodies and wondered how are they on gas. And just general hauling. I bet that would be a great chassis to build a lawn bed on...I see one is for sale here in alabama and was thinking about purchasing...
     
  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 16,450

    They werent that good, and the gas mileage was poor. The exhaust would get so hot on them it would burn your feet literally, Im surprised they all didnt catch on fire. The v6 was a terriable engine, the 4 while realiable could pull a heavy payload. The transmissions were realiable, but super expensive to repair, the rear ends were reailable and Toyotas design they werent hard to change. Strick shifts would wearout clutches in less than 10000 miles.

    Brakes would wear out in 3 to 4 thousand miles, as well as the front tires because the front was too light and it made it impossible to align one, they were also difficuld to keep on the road due to the light front end.
     
  3. NIXRAY

    NIXRAY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 511

    The uhauls were stout and the above discription sums that up, watch out for the camper ones. The word is its not a true dual rear end
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  4. GLC

    GLC LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 175

    wow...thanks alot. I wont be buying one. I thought for sure it at least got good gas milage. thanks...saved me
     
  5. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 16,450

    You can buy old Chevy box trucks real reasonable.

    Just curious where in Bama are you?

    ROLL TIDE
     

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