Your Choice of Pickup

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by rookie03, Mar 2, 2005.

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What's your choice of pickup for lawn maintenance?

  1. Regular Cab Pickup

    12 vote(s)
    13.6%
  2. Extended Cab Pickup

    22 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. Crew/Quad Cab Pickup

    16 vote(s)
    18.2%
  4. 2500 or 3500 pickup series

    38 vote(s)
    43.2%
  1. rookie03

    rookie03 LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Posts: 184

    What's your pickup choice for lawn maintenance?
     
  2. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    3/4 ton pickup or 1 ton flatbed. Like both for different reasons. I am selling my F350 flatbed (which was great for work) and got a Dodge Ram 2500 3/4 ton pickup with a Cummins Turbo Diesel, because its much better on fuel and will be alot better for running errands, road trips and personal use. You can't beat a flatbed with sides for debris capacity though. I'm gonna miss that F350 for mulching and leaf cleanups.
     
  3. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,223

    Regular Cab Longbed 3/4 ton or 1 ton for me. Single/Dual rear wheels doesn't matter to me. I am selling my '95 F-250 Super Cab to get a 2004 F-250 Regular Cab Power Stroke. I have no need for the extra seat and I will get twice the mileage with the PSD as I am now with the 460. The PSD also pulls more and has a higher payload than my current F-250.
     
  4. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    A 3/4 or 1 ton is a good choice for a LCO, especially if you plow snow. Personally, I always buy regular cabs, because I think the look cooler than an extended cab. A regular cab short box looks so mcuh, shall I say more "tuff" than an exteneded cab long box.
     
  5. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 167

    A 3/4 or 1 ton truck is better choice for daily trailer pulling. I like a flat bed myself. Take a 1 ton truck with duals, put a steel flat bed on the back, and be sure to have a bow tie on the the front for one mean towing machine. :cool2:
     
  6. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,223

    Your s/n is Bigfoot and you like bow ties???? That's not right....... :rolleyes:

    The real towing machines have a big blue oval on the front.

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  7. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    Thats awsome, good one smalltimer!!
     
  8. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 700

    3/4 ton Ford or Chevy Extended cab 4x4 shortbed v8 gasser.
     
  9. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 167

    I am Bigfoot and I drive bow ties. :cool:
    I bought a new 04 HD-3500 4x6 with a Duramax, Allison & a flat bed.
    I guess I just got a wild hair since I still have my Pappy's 1 ton flat bed that runs like a scalded dog.







    By the way that truck is a 1972 Chevrolet C-30. :p
     
  10. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,223

    Gee, I thought this was the real Bigfoot??
     

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