Which light duty dump truck?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by JLL25, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. JLL25

    JLL25 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 200

    Age old question "who makes the best truck?". I really like the Chevy styling, and I drive an F-350 dump truck now which is a DOG. I think its an '01 its got the V-10 in it and this damn thing won't push a chipper or bobcat up a slight hill in reverse, I mean it just stops!!! Our '05 GMC with the 6.0 does better than that.

    So anyhow those trucks are my ft employers, I am going to buy my own and I want the best for around 25k. I want a dump bed and a plow, and I think I'd be best off with a diesel. Any suggestions???
     
  2. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    Do a search, this has been beat to death and causes so many arguments...Any of the diesels on the market now will do just fine with that. Just go drive em and feel which one you like the best. These threads have got to stop...
     
  3. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 2,246

    almost every thread on here has been discussed before...if we searched and found everything there would be no LS...now some of these people need to think before posting...
     
  4. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    I guarantee there are still plenty of good topics that have yet to be discussed, but the which is better?? Thats just, yeh..
     
  5. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 2,246

    thats where common sense comes in...go drive a few and see...

    now "how does the new f-150 tow 10k compared to the new tundra?" is a legit question (though we know a jap truck cant do it) since we cant go tow 10k to try it out...but i agree, go drive a 1 ton dodge, ford, and chevy and see which motor responds best...
     
  6. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    Ill agree with that.
     
  7. JLL25

    JLL25 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 200

    Thanks for the input. If it bugs you so much to see such an over asked question then why don't you just ignore it? But no you just had to show somebody how irritated you were.

    I did a search on my question, I don't feel like reading volumes of posts to get answers. I go try to do a search and then I've gotta sort through all the little bickering and tangents that everyone gets into. Seems like someone asks a question around here that might require one page of responses, but then for that one page of responses you've got 4 more of just off the subject material and arguing that gets so far away from the original intent of the thread topic!

    I don't live in an area with alot of work truck dealers so I thought I'd get the heads up on what the general preference is out there and why. I know you can't tell me what I'll LIKE, but maybe what seems to be the better truck lately--you know like probs with the tranny, hydraulic hoist, 4-wheel drive systems, which diesel is better for pulling a trailer, etc, etc, etc..............
     
  8. duke12

    duke12 LawnSite Member
    from midwest
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    Ok, heres what I did before I bought my truck.(dump truck)
    I brought to the house hooked up a trailer with a loader on top then, I took it around the block to see if it was able to pull it.
    I currently run all duramax diesels and have my reasons why.
    Just like my compitior runs all fords. He has his reasons I have mine.
    Seeing how this is your money, only you can deciede whats best for you.
    Not trying to be an Ahole but, the question sounds like its comming from a fourth grader. Again, I'm not trying to be a smarta@#
    Good luck
     
  9. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    If your going to spend 25 grand, dont rule out cabovers?
     
  10. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 727

    Lawn King ,Im with you I really like the cab overs and in my area you really need too have good manurerabilty to get down some of the narrower streets. My future truck will most likely be a cab over.
     

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