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What truck should I get?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by matt25738, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,355

    My 07 diesel and 08 gas f250 are for sale!
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  2. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,597

    get a diesel 3/4 ton if you want a cool truck. Get a gasser if you want to make money.
  3. poolboy

    poolboy LawnSite Silver Member
    from earth
    Posts: 2,408

    Yeah, but you get 6 gear transmission.

    Get a 3/4 ton.
  4. mowcrazy

    mowcrazy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 884

    Couldnt agree more with this. Diesel sounds cool and yes may pull a little better but for the money you spend on them. Sheesh. Ive done made that mistake.

    Everyone bragged on how good these 7.3 powerstrokes were so I bought one. The maintanance bills surpass the amount it saves me in fuel when comparing toour 6.0 chevy gassers and the gasser 6 litre chevrolets have been CRAZY dependable for us......

    Yes the 6.0 gasser eats fuel but I can buy A FREAKIN bunch of fuel with the money saved buying a gas truck. And when you have a maintanance issue its always a lot less to fix....

    That 7.3 powerstroke truck lives at the shop. Always something with that thing. Chevy 6 litre trucks we have get tires and oil changes. Thats it.... with that said, pulling enclosed 16fters your looking at 8-10mpg with right gearing.

    By the way, before anyone saids anything, our 6 litre trucks will pull side by side with our diesel any day of the week, up hill or not. Maybe not if I was pulling a cattle trailer but were pulling lawnmowers for goodness sakes.
  5. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,597

    my 6.0 has been great too. Do you have any 1 ton duallys? Im a die hard gasser guy for pickups but for a 1 ton dump that Im looking for I could go either way. Have you owned any DuraMax's?
  6. SRT8

    SRT8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CA
    Posts: 1,294

    I have a couple diesels, but I also have several 6.0L Silverado 2500's , they are great trucks
  7. mowcrazy

    mowcrazy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 884

    Actually the 7.3 is a f350 but single rear wheel.

    As for the duramax's, I cant afford one. With that being said i have a few buddies that have them and say they are amazing but of course the friends I speak of are the nimwitts pulling 2 sea-doos to the lake. LOL Supposodly there some power houses but I just cant see paying twice as much for a duramax when I can get a 6.0 gasser for roughly half the price (im speaking of a few year old trucks, i buy used mostly)........

    I actually wouldnt mind having a duramax but heres the other thing that stinks about the diesel chevy. I plow snow also and because the duramax engine is so heavy you cannot run as big of a plow as if you had the 6.0 gasser because of weight......... Crazy huh....:dizzy:
  8. mowcrazy

    mowcrazy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 884

    I think the diesels are a cool truck to drive honestly..... they sound cool, turbo spooling is awesome also.

    I found a one owner 97 f-350 flatbed with 7.3 (it was a turd, had to do a chip)and you could tell it had been taken care of but when things that needed attention came around (injectors for one thing) its just a fortune to have these things done.

    As I was paying for a glow plug and injector job handing over thousands to my long time mechanic I was thinking the whole time how that tune up on my gasser would have been a fraction for tune up.........

    If I made tons of money Id have diesel trucks because I like them, but to make money and for dependabillity, ill stick with the tried and true gassers that are cheap to work on.....

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,223

    If you only tow a tiny landscape trailer then buy a gasser, If you actually use your truck like some of us do and tow 10k+ pounds up hills then buy a diesel.

    The people who preach that their 6.0 liters/Gas jobbers can tow As good as diesels clearly don't tow enough weight on a daily basis.
  10. Blades Lawn Maintenance

    Blades Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Baton Rouge, La
    Posts: 1,233

    So what yall are saying is buy a 2500 gasser For basic everyday towing?

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