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Would a 3/4 or 1 ton truck be better?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by NYH1, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,979

    If the new Nissan does have 300 HP and 550 TQ it will be the new bad azz 1/2 ton. With any of the new DPF equipped trucks you get no smoke, haze, or even Diesel smell. The inside of the tailpipe is clean as can be instead of being black. Ram is going to be having to step up their game is the numbers hold true for the Nissan. The big C under the hood is going to give them a huge advantage from day one.

    I'm from up north originally in Main myself. Gas is king up their mostly due to economics. Many contractors can barely afford any truck let alone a Diesel. Here in Texas there are a lot of people doing well who can easily afford and justify the extra expense of an oil burner. If it fits in the budget and your a long term thinking person it's easy to justify the extra expense.

    Here you get a lot of people who do not even user their truck for work or pulling much but they like the truck and are willing to shell out $50 - $60K for it for their office commute.
  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,352

    Segway is venturing into the truck market. :laugh::laugh::laugh:
  3. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
    Posts: 1,064

    I feel like if the 1/2 ton diesels and diesel cars go over well in the states as gm has the Cruze car out now with a diesel to compete with the VW. The price of diesel will continue to go higher than gas and make it a wash on the fuel savings for the diesel.
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  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,352

    You feel or think? You feel with fingers, so you are going around touching diesel trucks and cars?

    Sorry, just a PC pet peeve of mine.
  5. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
    Posts: 1,064

    Sorry, I'm just a country boy from east TX and I didn't "think" about what I was typing.
    I sure "feel" bad I bothered a smart azz yankee from MI with one of his pet peeves....
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  6. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    Things you don't know dual rear axle truck and dual rear axle dually


  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,352

    :drinkup: Easy there big fella. While I may be from the north, I am a Southerner in beliefs. I would have been on your side fighting in the war of Northern Agression.

    \/\/\/ You may want to click on the link that I provided.

    FWIW, the first pic of the T Rex was a concept truck, the second is photoshopped.

  8. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
    Posts: 1,064

  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,352

  10. NYH1

    NYH1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    I'm going to keep my current '07 Ram 1500 4x4 QC SB, SLT 5.7L Hemi, auto, 3.92 gears w/anti spin rear end, tow pkg. I'm going to buy a Fisher 7.5' SD snowplow for it and use it this season which will be really slow for me at first.

    As spring turns into summer and summer turns into fall 2014 my work load should start picking you. That's when I'll buy my new truck. I'll use my current Ram as my day to day driver and my new truck as my work.

    I'm going to go with either a '14/'15 Ram 3500 SRW[/]4x4 Reg. Cab. 8' box (probably a) ST/Tradesman 6.4L Hemi, auto, 4.10 gears w/anti spin rear end.

    -Heavy Duty Snow Plow Prep Group
    -Protection Group
    -Smoker Group (I like having the extra lighter outlet and the ashtray double as a change holder)
    -380-AMP Rated Dual Alts
    (160-Amp Secondary Alt)
    -Popular Equipment Group
    -Power And Remote Entry Group

    -6.4L Hemi V8 MDS Engine
    -6-Speed Automatic Transmission
    -GVW Rating- 10,300 lbs.
    -4.10 Rear Axle Ratio
    -Engine Block Heater

    -18"x8" Steel Chrome Clad Wheels
    -LT275/70R17E OWL On/Off Road Tires
    -Clearance Lamps
    -Trailer Brake Control
    -5th Whee/Gooseneck Towing Prep Group
    -Spray in Bedliner

    -Uconnect 3.0 AM/FM
    -Cloth 40/20/40 Bench Seat
    -Delete Carpet
    -Instrument Panel Mounted Auxiliary Switches
    -Single Disc Remote CD Player
    -Parkview Rear Back-Up Camera
    -Electronic Monitoring Module.

    I'll probably put a 8.5 or 9 ft. Fisher straight plow on the 3500. Put the required DOT numbers on it and play that game and not have to worry about it when not working because I'll be keeping my current Ram and will be using that when not working. I'll keep the plow setup for my '07 1500 QC Ram so a back up but won't use it much after I get the 3500.


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