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what would be to much truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by swing blade, Aug 24, 2002.

  1. swing blade

    swing blade LawnSite Member
    Posts: 123

    I am looking at the dodge ram 3500 four door dually longbed turbo diesel with a banks turbo kit, 5th wheel hitch, load balls in front and rear for added suspension plus helper springs. It is a very big truck, and will be used for towing landscape trailer( 24 ft enclosed qualifer) and a gooseneck heave equipment trailer. Other than that i will use it for moving my horses around. Is this too big????????:D
  2. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,249

    This must be either a super cab with the half doors to make 4 or else a custom truck. Because I have never seen a Dodge 3/4 or 1 ton with full sized 4 doors. And I have seen too many Dodges.

    As far as too much truck, I doubt it. But it will be a pain if you ever want to go shopping with it. I have one vehicle, F 250 super cab long bed 4x4. It takes up a lot of room and many resturants, and other stores parking lots aren't laid out with the idea of a full sized truck.
  3. Dennis E.

    Dennis E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 349

    Never. Sounds like a nice ride. Paul is correct on the parking problem.
    A tight turn for me is going around the block!!;) :D
    My truck takes up a lot of real estate.
    Drive-thru's at banks and fast food places? No way.
    Being paranoid about dings and what not I'll park a ways away and walk anyway.
    Go for it.:D
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    Yes long trucks are a pita my F-Superduty with a 161WB and a 12x7.6 dump box isn't parking lot friendly and these 450 trucks don't turn sharp whatsoever. Most of the time I can never make a right turn into a parking lot off of the street in one pass with a entrance that is two car widths wide. I can do it in one pass if I take it wide and go in the other lane but usually there is a car there and I have some one behind me getting impatient.
    The rear right duals are always up and over the curb over the sidewalk through plantings behind the curb. :eek:

    Once your in the lot its time tobe real carefull if I ever hooked anything with the steelbox on my truck it would tear out anything it got hooked on. When I do find a slot to park in I usually always back in I can never swing in with one pass driving forwards. Its also easier to see when you leave when you back in again the steel box would wipe off a good chunk of a roof on a car if I backed into one.

    When I do find a spot to park in its usually really tight they don't make them wide enough for a dual wheeled truck but I can squeeze the back of the truck in being a commercial driver I can back into a spot with 3 inches on either side of the truck with no probs.

    It kinda pizzes the owner of the car on my left side because now they can't get into their drivers door and with most cars being shorter than my truck my drivers door clears just fine :D

    Back to the point of this posters question no you can never have a large enough truck if you are going tobe doing heavy work with it. My choice of truck definatly wouldn't be Dodge but their 1 ton truck is about equal to a 3/4 ton Ford so that should be heavy enough ;)
  5. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,249

    :D :D :dizzy: :dizzy:
  6. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

  7. swing blade

    swing blade LawnSite Member
    Posts: 123

    thanks guys, and yes it is a custom ride that my friend built up. he loves big toys and so do I, I just wish i could get me one of them Komatsu dumps from thec coal mines, take it to the mall and park over some compact cars. Only in my dreams though.
  8. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    There is no such thing as too much truck......when was the last time u said to yourself "Boy I wish my truck was just alittle lighter duty"?
    You must see my point
  9. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 611

    Actually I said that today when my F350 dump sunk into the grass I was working on. I said to myself, "Should have brought my Toyota today." Luckily 4wd and the PSD pulled the truck and chipper out. Tomorrow the Toyota 4x4 will be on the job.
  10. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    Well if only you had a Chevy to pull them both out.....

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