Which would you get 3/4ton or 1/2ton truck

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by TheHammer, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. Bill S

    Bill S LawnSite Member
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    3/4 ton or 1 ton; nothing less
     
  2. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
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    3/4 or 1 Ton!!
     
  3. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
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    Nothing less than 3/4 ton. Otherwise you'll regret it. Check and see what rear it has too.
     
  4. KACYDS

    KACYDS LawnSite Senior Member
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    At least a 3/4 ton. 1 ton is even better.
     
  5. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have both! 1/2 ton for pulling mowers/equipment. 3/4 ton for leaf/mulch etc. If i could only have 1 however it would be the 3/4. The half ton with my hemi and tow package is rated to haul 7100lbs. Thats a few ztr's. 1/2 tons are more capable then people give credit for. But they cant be loaded with alot of weight.
     
  6. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    Most serious business owners choose 3/4 ton. While 1/2 ton's do haul a decent payload, many business owners will/do overload them sooner or later. I pass so many overloaded 1/2 tons on the interstate regardless of the business type. All I can so is shank my head at the overloaded trucks, some folks just don't listen.
     
  7. spooln6

    spooln6 LawnSite Member
    from OK
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    The newer 1/2 tons are just as beefy as the mid 90's 3/4 tons. I would consider an 07 Tundra or Titan if I wanted a 1/2 ton. If your looking between 1/2 or 3/4 your probably going with a gas motor. If thats the case, the Hemi is not a heavy duty motor or good for pulling, The Ford 5.4 is gutless, the Chevy 6.0 is ok but a bit thirsty from what I've seen (haven't been around it with the new 6sp auto). Now the new Tundra has big brakes, 10.5" rear end, and more power that the 3/4 ton motors above and gets descent mileage. The Titan has some downfalls but the motor and tranny are good for pulling.
     
  8. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
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  9. spooln6

    spooln6 LawnSite Member
    from OK
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    That is the first I have heard about the Tundra. Everything I have heard talked about their good acceleration, descent mpg, and their stoutness. I'm sure Toyota will get the problems figured out, they just about always do. The Titan I had pulled like a beast, but it did like to drink as well.
     
  10. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hemi is not good for towing? Not heavy duty? Thats interesting because my hemi pulls better than my 250 with the 360. It also out pulled many diesels i have had. My 07 1500 with hemi and tow is rated for 7100lbs towing. Tow package comes with heavy duty oil coolers. I do hear the nissan titan tows well but when it comes to big purchases go AMERICAN.
     

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