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Does anyone else use a small truck for route work?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by minilawn, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,111

    no pun intended. so you mean you actually put a dime out on the road and stop with your wheel on it?
     
  2. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,111

    Arnt 2 axles required once you get above a certain length? 16ft i think
     
  3. PROPERTYLAWNSERVICELLC

    PROPERTYLAWNSERVICELLC LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,169

    Here is my small truck 2008 Dodge Dakota cc 2x4 Auto 4spd 3.7 V6
    110,000+ miles only had the water pump go bad so far and I am hard on my truck. gross weight on scale was 12,000 pounds pulled more another time.:laugh:

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  4. minilawn

    minilawn LawnSite Member
    from CO
    Messages: 65


    I was referring to the s10... Dime. :hammerhead:

    It's been a good truck, I was wondering if other professionals are trying something other than 3/4 ton trucks for cutting grass.
     
  5. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Messages: 6,825

    I'm looking at trying cabovers with landscape bed as opposed to 3/4 Ton p/u with a enclosed trailer. I've been wanting to for a long time, only thing that stopped me thus far was price.
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  6. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,111

    i want to see a video of you stopping on a dime!
     
  7. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    How do you explain single axle semi trailer?
    Yes, smaller pickups can be useful. Use what works for you.

    Asking whether or not something to work is prudent. Yes, don't always need a 3/4 to pull a 12 foot trailer with two mowers.


    Some want videos, others would rather see an intelligent well thought out post instead. :rolleyes: :hammerhead:
     
  8. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Messages: 6,825

    I don't think my rigs can stop on a dime :laugh:
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  9. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    You're still a step ahead.
     
  10. Tennesseepowerstroke

    Tennesseepowerstroke LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    If you can get this kind of mileage towing, I have made a big mistake. My 3.0L Ranger gets 10.5 towing my rig.
     

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