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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Slugger, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. Slugger

    Slugger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Ford vs. Chevy vs. Dodge
    Which is best for this type of job? Hauling? Towing? Overall?
  2. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,587

    which ever you already own with no payments...
  3. Slugger

    Slugger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    None actually, looking to buy a new one
  4. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,195

    They're all good and they all have problems. Ford and Chevy have more to offer in the commercial department.
  5. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,152

    Toyota.. all the way :p
  6. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,646

    You can't go "wrong". Every brand has their lemons. Go drive some, see what options you want, see what engine you think is best.

    There will always be the Chevy guys that say get a Chevy, the Ford guys will say get a Ford and the Dodge guys will say to get a Dodge.

    I will make one recommendation, the Cummins diesel engine is the best diesel engine for pulling, being an I-6. They also have the highest resale value of any of the diesel engines.

    How much equipment and trailer are you going to be pulling and will you plan on getting a bigger trailer in the future, maybe an enclosed trailer? A purchase like this warrants the need to think about the future. Diesel engines will cost more upfront, but will retain their value more, same with 4x4.
  7. Ol'time Lawncare

    Ol'time Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 497

    I'm working on a custom 1979 dodge warlock that i will be using for my business next season i hope.
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    that is going to be my next purchase. Even though my family has worked for GM for over 35 yrs, I am moving on
  9. Lugnut

    Lugnut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 551

    It all depends on what features you are looking for and what price is most appealing to you...I would recommend nothing less than a 3/4 ton though...and keep in mind what dealer is closest to you and would be most convenient to deal with in the future...Personally I would go with a GM - GMC Sierra 2500HD
  10. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    You know what, I have had all three Dodge, Ford and Chevy and I honestly can't say one was really any different then the others when it was all said and done. So, it really just boils down to what YOU like.

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