Who cuts with just a pick-up truck?

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  1. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
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    Apparently one of my pictures failed to upload. Let's try that again...

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  2. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Lots of creativity here and i like that. I started off this way, not bad at all. I will say its definitely only temporary but we all gotta start somewhere.
     
  3. skorum03

    skorum03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    You're right. No one needs loans coming out there ears right away, or every if done correctly. Besides, I've already got that from college haha

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  4. 944own

    944own LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I went to a isuzu with the landscape bed. Last year was my first full year with the landscape truck. I will never go back to pulling a trailer. I think anyone that tried the landscape truck would ditch the trailer.
     
  5. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
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    What's the average MPG on something like that?
     
  6. 944own

    944own LawnSite Bronze Member
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    About 10 I was getting around 12 with my f150 and a trailer. My route is pretty tight so not a real big deal.
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  7. skorum03

    skorum03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don't know if I could ever switch over to using a landscape truck. I'm sure its nice and convenient in a ton of ways but, I think I just like my truck way too much, and don't mind pulling a trailer at all really. Is anyone else like that?

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  8. 944own

    944own LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Not knocking anyone at all. Just my experience from using both. Much less hassle more compact and much easier to turn around.
    Everything has pros and cons.
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  9. Tinkerer

    Tinkerer LawnSite Senior Member
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    Starting out in the early 90s I had a two door 82 Carolla and hauled a 100 pound commercial 21" Snapper in the trunk. Then in 94 I got from my moms dead uncle a Wheel Horse 252-H with a 37" deck. The deck fit between the fenderwells of a Mazda B2000 I had just bought. I bolted cedar ramps to the tailgate with hardware hinges. Then I got a Toro 117 Groundsmaster with a 44" deck. Backed in the deck fit between the sides of the bed but the tailgate had to be down. I then got longbed F150s and the Toro 117 fit in fine backwards no matter if it had a 44" or 52" deck on it. If you rent where you live there can be limitations like I have to not have a trailer.
     
  10. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
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    When I read the subject line, "who cuts with just a pickup truck", I pictured an old ford pickup with a belly mower mounted underneath it. :dizzy: :laugh:
     

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