Are diesels right for lawn servicing?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by scagman, Mar 14, 2002.

  1. scagman

    scagman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    I love diesels the sound and torqe the beefiness, but they dont seem right for stop and go lawnservicing. I know a guy that owns a 94' F-250 powerstoke and he told me at the time of my truck purchase (2000 F-250 SP XL V8) to not buy a diesel, he ses their not made for starting and stopping. That seems to make sense, but everytime I pull up next to a powerstroke or cummins or duramax, I wish I would of bought a brand new 2002 F-250 powerstroke XL. If im wrong I will definetley trade this one in next year for the powerstroke.


    ADLAWNCUTTERS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    buy one i own three new f-350 diesel's .there great . don't listen to the other people. it is a lot better on fuel ,and the power is great.also there are very low mantience. but if they break it's big money to fix .so buy one you wont be sorry. i NEVER buy a gas truck again. good luck.
  3. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    Would't drive any thing but my 2001 XLT PSD !
  4. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    diesel is deffenitly the way to that 250 in for the 350PS I love mine.didn';t know how i ever di with out one.:)
  5. danzig

    danzig LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    Nothing wrong with a gas engine but a diesel is nice to have. If you only haul a few mowers stick with gas. If you have a lot to pull then get a diesel.
  6. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,486

    Works for me, I'll never own a gas engine truck again.
  7. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    Words to live by! Same here.
  8. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    I just got my first diesel last september and i dont ever want to go back to gas. the mileage, sound, torque, and even horsepower are so much better than the gas. especially when pulling a heavy load, the diesel will allow you to pull it with ease.
  9. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    Power from a deisel is great, no question. My only remark tho is this....Have u ever spent 22 hours in a deisel backing through that horrible stink while plowing snow?
  10. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    yeah it's great ."Nothing like smelling diesel in the morning"

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