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Is this too much truck for me?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Element Property Mgmt, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Element Property Mgmt

    Element Property Mgmt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    my business is mainly lawn care so i will be towing light to moderate loads on a daily basis, small trailer & single mower. i do however do small landscape projects, tree work, mulching, lot clearing, and plowing. i never know when i will need to tow a skid steer or a ton of wood.
    here is the truck i am looking at

    everything seems good about the truck as far as what i want, but my main issue is going to be fuel costs for a rig like this running daily. is it worth it?

  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    What are you going to put on the back?
  3. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Messages: 6,826

    You can never have too much truck. I'd run a friggin' 18-wheeler if I could. :laugh:
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  4. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    It's never too much truck.
  5. Element Property Mgmt

    Element Property Mgmt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    on the back i would rig up some kind of flatbed with removable side gates
  6. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 926

    Rig up a dovetail on it and eliminate the trailer if your only running one mower.

    Messages: 1,343

    Looks like it will work just fine
    Definitely not to much of a truck for what your doing
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  8. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,130

    as stated theres no such thing as too much truck. all that fuel burned is well worth it when you really need it
  9. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,021

    Perfect truck IMO. You can set it up exactly how you want it on the back. What does something like that sell for if you don't mind me asking?
  10. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 803

    looks like a great truck. Plus that 5.7 350 motor is tough. And parts are cheap. And the 4l80e tranny is bullet proof behind that motor.

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