Using a Toyota Truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by fgpylant, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. fgpylant

    fgpylant LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Hello
    Getting back into the lawn care business after 15 years of not doing it.
    I was wondering if anyone was using a Toyota truck to pull there trailer with.
    I have a 1500 Chevy and was wanting something that got better gas mileage.
    The Toyota is a 4 banger.

    Thanks
    Greg
     
  2. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,711

    How big of a trailer and how much equipment?
     
  3. fgpylant

    fgpylant LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    My trailer is just a 5x8 and all that will be on the trailer will be a riding mower
    All of my other equipment such as weed eaters and blowers, I plan to put in the back of the truck.

    Thanks
     
  4. buttaluv

    buttaluv LawnSite Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Posts: 536

    well check real close, I've had several people tell me that for the room, and payload/towing, it wasn't worth messing with...for instance, I get 16/17 with my extended cab GMC V8 4x4, I have a buddy with a regular cab 4cyl 4x4 toyota gets 18-20..if I was going to give up that much interior/exterior space, that thing better do better than that IMO!
     
  5. Giragosian Landscape

    Giragosian Landscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    fgpylant,

    I tow my trailer (77x14) with a 06 DBL Cab Tacoma. It is a 6 cylinder 4.0 and it tows about 6500 pounds and i think that it handles really well with all of my equipment on the trailer. I will probably get a bigger truck and trailer once i am out of college but for now i am good and i get decent gas mileage out of it too. What ever works for ya tho!

    Andrew
     
  6. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 611

    See my post in the Ranger Tacoma S10 thread. I tow a 16ft with ZTR and Wb all day with a 4cyl Toyota 4x4. Pleanty of room for my two guys, great mileage and I have never had a problem other then maintenance. make sure you have brakes on the trailer, I run them on all my trailers regardless of whats pulling them.
     
  7. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 LawnSite Member
    from denver
    Posts: 15

    it should pull it just fine your not talking too much weight your gonna feel the trailer back there for sure and on a highway your gonna be in the slow lane but for around town you shouldnt have a problem
     

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