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Which is more professional looking?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by angnak, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. angnak

    angnak LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 30

    Getting a truck like this or this
    or maybe just a new truck, maybe f-250, with a nice covered trailer?

    Thanks
     
  2. MrFangs

    MrFangs LawnSite Member
    from Zone 8
    Posts: 119

    What type of business?
     
  3. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,929

    I think that as long as your truck is nice looking and mechanically sound (not leaking fluids onto customers propertry), you will look professional. Now, to throw a wrench in there, I think it looks unprofessional when you have 2 trucks on a site that are different colors. Choose a color scheme and stick to it. People will start to recognize you by your truck colors.

    Chris
     
  4. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    Really, I like the W3500 better. but if its mechanically sound, doesnt leak fluids all over the place, and goes, its professional enough for me. other than that, I dont know what to say.
     
  5. Thirdpete

    Thirdpete LawnSite Member
    from Chicago
    Posts: 236

    I think that's over-doing it a bit for your standard lawn-maintenace. I would say, a 250 with a dump insert would be big enough if you're just cutting, or if cutting is most of your revenue.
     
  6. TWUllc

    TWUllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 406

    W3500 looks good, but the question would be if you really need it.
     
  7. angnak

    angnak LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 30

    Well, it is for Lawn care right now, but I will be expanding into landscaping next year. Nothing to big yet. I agree with everything being the same color. I figured white trucks. I was worried about getting loads of dirt or whatever if I went with the w3500. I just figured I could get the all in one for a little less than a truck and trailer, i am just not to sure about the look of the all in one.

    I just realized the links defaulted to the first trucks on there. I was interested in the cubes just in case no one picked up on that.
     
  8. ProLawns

    ProLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 476

    I would feel really intrusive parking something with that big of a profile in the nice neighborhoods that I service lawns in. Commercial accounts wouldn't be a problem. For just mowing you really don't need that type of vehicle. I use a F150 and a twelve foot trailer to pull a Z and a WB. Anything more is overkill for a solo or a two man operation.
     
  9. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    What ever fits your budget and gets the job done.
     
  10. Master Po

    Master Po LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    I certainly would not purchase one of these for just mowing. I tow a sixteen foot trailer with a Silverado and that is just right. If you plan on delivering a lot of rocks, straw, mulch, debris, or topsoil I would seriously look into the Stake C7500. Just for mowing it is a little too big a clunky to be driving around on tight neighborhood streets, especially if you plan on towing a trailer.
     

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