1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns in the Franchising forum plus sign up to receive a FREE eBook on how to grow your landscape business.

    Dismiss Notice

GM manual five speed feedback.

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Brandyanna, Oct 9, 2004.

  1. Brandyanna

    Brandyanna LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Looking for a freeway rig with a overdrive that gets good gas mileage for hauling only 6x10 trailer and a 36 & two 21's and usual extras during mulching season. Chevy or GM 1500 with 292 with a five peed manual.

    I want to stay away from the auto with lockup so is anybody running this tranny and are they reliable?
  2. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,223

    A Chevy with a 292 will be extremely hard to find, they haven't been made since 1981 or 82. You'd be better off with a Ford F-150 or 250 with a 300 straight 6 with the ZF-5 if you can find one with the ZF (the ZF will only be found in the F-250's), look for a fleet special, for the F-250's with 300's. The Fords with 300's were made up until 1997. When properly maintained, a Ford 300 is good for over 300,000 miles, sometimes 400k.
  3. Brandyanna

    Brandyanna LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    My mistake, I am looking at the Vortech 4800 or the 293.

Share This Page