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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by CELawn, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. CELawn

    CELawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    I am getting ready to bite the bullet and buy a new truck. I am leaning toward the Toyota Tundra long bed extra cab. My trailer (loaded) is about 5000 lbs. What do ya'll think? Is this enough truck?
  2. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    no its the wrong truck. have you seen one? it looks like a weiner! ha! go 3/4 ton.
  3. lazer 46

    lazer 46 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 521

    Don't want to get in a flaming war here but i priced out a Tundra with what i wanted on it and I wound up ordering a Silverado 3/4 ton. If you are in business and can prove it with a licence you will be eligible for $900 worth of add ons for a silverado(bedliner,rail caps,mud flaps etc) and the list price of the silverado was about the same as a Tundra and you are getting a 3/4 ton truck. And right now there is $1500 rebate on an o8 Chevy.
  4. CELawn

    CELawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    OK... I have just started looking, but I haven't seen a Ford or Chevy/GMC 3/4ton crew cab, which is what I really want, for less than 40k. I just want something that can haul my equipment and my kids for under 35K and I don't want to buy another truck for 10-15 years.
  5. lazer 46

    lazer 46 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 521

    You need to order a truck with exactly what you want. Weather it be Ford,Chevy,Dodge etc. you can eliminate a lot of options that these dealers put on trucks that they stock.
  6. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,758

    I have a 2000 tundra that I use every day to tow with and it does fine with no problems. However, if I was going to tow a big load like a dozer or backhoe I would go with one of the big 3. The new Tundra's have a different tranny and I don't like a vehicle in its first year production.
  7. mower&more1986

    mower&more1986 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 524

  8. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,570

    The F650 setup as a pickup. Ah yes for the man who is trying to make up for his "sort comings"
  9. mower&more1986

    mower&more1986 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 524

    my truck is only half of that truck I guess it being a f-350
    as for short comings no one is perfect lol
  10. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 2,517

    Go test drive them ALL. I was between a 2008 diesel F250 and a 2007 Tundra. They both have there advantages, and the tundra outweighed the Ford for me. If all you plan to haul is a 5,000 trailer than the Tundra is way more than adequate for you.

    The 5.7 has so much power it's not even funny. Mine has 1600 miles on it and it just keeps getting better. It has break neck torque for towing.

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