Trucks down

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawncare, Jan 13, 2002.

  1. lawncare

    lawncare LawnSite Member
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    Had a rough 1 yesterday my favorite truck went down about 500 bucks to fix it broke the front defferential on the 4wd. Had 2 get 2 tow trucks 1 for the trailer 1 for the truck geez. Get the trailer hooked up to the other truck get to the destenation do 2 yards crank up nott. Had 2 call 2 more tow truck one for the truck one for the trailer. some kinda fuel problem on the 2nd few hundred on that 1 also. i think ill get another truck if i can find a use 1 cant have to many back up trucks:cry:
     
  2. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    hey, at least you know tomorrow will be a better day. it doesnt get much worse than that:D
     
  3. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    I didn't know they made a EL CAMINO in 4 wheel drive:) :)

    Things happens
    Keep up the maintenance
     
  4. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,915

    Instead of having three trucks, two backups if I understand you, get one good one.
     
  5. SLSNursery

    SLSNursery LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 442

    I'm not sure I understand the problem, but I guess you couldn't drop the driveshaft? Also, with 4 wrecker bills, and 2 broken trucks, I agree with Randy. Either cash it all in as is and head to the casino, or get one good one. Hope you have a better day tomorrow.
     
  6. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,555

    Sounds like tis time for a truck upgrade,sel off those trucks,and get one that you can get 3 good years out of,it will pay off in the long run.
     
  7. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    new good trucks have problems too
     
  8. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    now all you need is an electric truck!
     
  9. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,915

    Yes, but it's the point of doing all that you can to eliminate the chance of problems.
     
  10. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Some days are just like that. If those things are really the only problems with those trucks, invest in fixing them and go on. A few hundred here and there is still much cheaper than $30,000 for new truck. Not to mention, insurance is more expensive on new vehicle.


    As a former finance guy, I never advocate continuing to buy new vehicles. What you spend in increased insurance, interest, and principle payments is HUGE. An old finance rule of thumb is keep a vehicle no less than 10 yrs. Anything less it cost you money. Not worth paying notes on. Some disagree. Some people feel that they need to have new trucks often. Status symbol I guess.

    "Big hat, no cattle."
     

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