I am looking to buy a new 2005 Ford Ranger XLT 2-wheel with a 3.0 liter V-6, and a 5 speed manual tranny. I was wondering if anyone has a truck like this that they could tell me how it was with power and durability, and what they think about the truck. Now for my towing questions. I have a 16 foot double axle trailer that i carry two John Deere ZTR mowers om and some other basic mowing equipment(3 weed whackers, a blower, and a few other things) that i pull daily. is this truck big enough to handle this kind of work load daily? I have about 20 lawns that I cut currently but I am starting to expand rapidly Also I have a 1986 Ford 1510 2-wheel drive diesel tractor with a 5' bushog that i have to pull occasionaly, no more than twice a month, not more than 10 miles on level road. will it be able to get the tractor moving and more importantly will it be able to stop it. I currently have a 1990 F-150 2 wheel drive with a 300 hp Inline-6 mated to a five speed manual with overdrive. I am the second owner of the vehicle, the first owner was in lawn care also, and I didnt find out till after I bought it how little maintenance the truck had seen. I love the truck, and I plan to put a new motor in it and rebuilding the transmision, but I need to update to a newer more powerful truck pretty soon. Also, if this affects your opinion, If I do get the ranger, I will only have it for about 1 year. the 2'nd month of 2006 I am going to purchase a F-250 4-wheel drive with a Power stroke. I guess if i needed to I could just keep the ranger for a run about truck. Will it hold out for a year according to my needs? thanks in advance for any feed back.