Your ultimate 3/4 ton

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by integrityman, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'd buy a real work truck with a landscaping bed- UD or NPR. Forget the pick up trucks.
     
  2. precision8m

    precision8m LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would probably get a ram 4500 cummins chassis cab with a sick stake side flatbed dump. I might be over my 45,000.

    But you said 3/4 ton; and I'm guessing you aren't asking which truck we would get for a work truck because i doubt most guys get brand new trucks to do their landscaping work. If it was for work, I would get a few 24 valve cummins or 7.3 powerstrokes. Great work trucks. If it is for personal use, I would get the 2013 ram 2500 with the 6.7 and do the deletes.
     
  3. RLS24

    RLS24 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Start with a Ford frame and axles....put Cummins motor in it, with a Allison tranny, then pop a Chevy ext cab short box body on it. Prob cost more than 45k to make that but you did say "ultimate" haha
     
  4. precision8m

    precision8m LawnSite Senior Member
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    You were doing great until you said put a Chevy body on it lol.
     
  5. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Reg cab GM diesel w/ heated mirrors, rear defroster and heated wipers. ...but thats just me.
     

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