Whats the best truck for the money to pull a mow trailer ???

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lawnman79, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. lawnman79

    lawnman79 LawnSite Member
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    Whats the best truck for the money to pull a mow trailer ???

    Im looking into the nisan titan, I love the look and the power.weightlifter
    Anyone else have one?

    What do you have that works?
    What truck diddn't cut it??hammer
     
  2. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
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    G M C 3500hd pu.
     
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    we run f-350 psd's...nissan titan wouldn't cut it pulling the weight we do
     
  4. lawnman79

    lawnman79 LawnSite Member
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    How much did you pay for your truck as well.
     
  5. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A new gmc 3500 gas will run you around $30,000.
     
  6. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
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    I bought a new 2500hd for around 21,000.
     
  7. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i have a 2005 f-150 4x4 s-cab lariat with the triton 5.4 and i pull a 8x16 landscape trailer with 15,000 lb axles and gate and ramps for me to pull my L3410 kabota w/ mower ,box blade , and disc .i pull all of this with no prob at all .i paid $21,000.00 with everything you can put in a truck , definately not a stripped down model .but i also have very good friends at the dealership .
     
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Any half ton does just fine. We pull both single and dual axle trailers with full load in town and on interstate. The F150 with long bed and small V8 is probably around $20K. We have a F250 and a F350 with Duals and both are essentially parked due to high gas usage. The best unit we got is a older chev 1/2 ton that sits low to ground, easy to get in/out and you can reach into the bed and tool box. All the big units are too tall for high use.
     
  9. vanguard

    vanguard LawnSite Member
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    The Honda Ridgeline. aka the Gelding :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    REAL Trucks don't have there beds attached to the cab!!! :nono:

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  10. Duck Dodger

    Duck Dodger LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would never buy new. Thats the worst investment anyone can ever make. I like fords so I drive a F-250. I would just look for a diesel with a little over 60k miles on it. I know its nice to have a new truck but once 1/4 of their life is gone you can buy for 1/3 of the new price. I would make sure to get a 1 ton or larger.
     

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