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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by GrassRoots Grounds, Mar 28, 2004.

  1. GrassRoots Grounds

    GrassRoots Grounds LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    I am looking to buy a new truck on Monday. I have looked at all 3 Ford, Chevy, and Dodge. I just about got the same price on all 3 of them with the same options. I am looking at a 3/4 with 4x4 and 4 door to pull my enclosed trailer 7x16. The Dodge Hemi has the highest horsepower and torque than any of the other ones. Anyone using the Hemi and what do you think. The Ford has 260 horsepower and 350 torque, the Chevy hase 300 horsepower and 360 torque and the Dodge is at 345 horsepower and 375 torque. Which one would you go with as far as motor goes not looks????
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I think if i was gonna go 3/4 ton i might consider a diesel but that is my 2 cents worth, any reason you want a gas engine over a diesel?
  3. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    I'm a diesel man, and a ford man. I would have to go with the one with the most torque, and pray these are correct figues.
  4. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 2,128

    I don't own one but I have driven a few and towed a few trailers with the hemi. I like it. It will do what the chevy and ford can't. If not the hemi, go with the ford though. If you want a gas engine, go with the hemi. I am thinking along those lines too when I go to buy a new truck.
  5. GCMow

    GCMow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    get the Hemi.I have a 2003 dodge Hemi.It has around 14,000 miles on it and gets around 10-12 mpg with trailer.The growl of the engine sounds great.
  6. Bill Davis

    Bill Davis LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Maybe im just biased to a diesel but my straight piped Ford has got a mean growl and that turbo sounds so nice next to a gas burner.:)
  7. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC.

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    I am also looking into the Big 3 for my truck. Just lost a chance at a 97 Silverado 4x4 with 98 grand on the truck, all the bells and whistles for $9700. My mechanic buddy said offer him $8500, dont go over $9000. I offered the guy $8700, he said I paid $9200, I need $9700. Funny thing is, he has had the truck for 6 weeks! Its a guy my dad knows pretty well so we were intrigued by the truck. I said have fun, you wont see $9700 at all, especially since it has some electronic fuel pump issues and the fact you keep telling people what you paid for it. Idiot.
  8. sgallaher

    sgallaher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    I'm a Dodge fan. Just test drove a 2004 Dodge 2500 HEMI the other day and loved it. It will tow almost 11,000lbs that should be more that plenty for most landscapers.

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