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Looking for a new truck GAS or DEISEL

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by grasshopper13, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. grasshopper13

    grasshopper13 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Looking to get a new truck, had an '83 1/2 ton Chevy and now I am using my Z71 Tahoe. Looking for 3/4 ton and need some help. I know that deisels are great for high miles, but is it the best choice for a small business owner staying within 25 miles of home on most days? Only pulling 52" z turn and usually no more than 5 yards of mulch. I like the GMC and Chevy, but you see a lot of F250's on the road.. Any oppinions would by great...
  2. climber

    climber LawnSite Member
    Messages: 247

    Did you read about the guy with the 250 and after 800 miles his tanny fell out! Id stay with gmc/chevy and a 2500 duramax will last you forever.

  3. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 949

    If you are going to put on less than 20k miles per year and don't plan on towing heavy loads then save your money and buy a gasser.
  4. PerennialSuccess

    PerennialSuccess LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Yea that was one time that a tranny blew. Buy a Dmax if you want an Isuzu engine, but they are really all decent trucks. I will always recommend Ford, as will the majority of the people on this site, they do control about 50% of the commercial market (if that says anything).
  5. Bustus

    Bustus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 181

    Stick with gas in your situation. If your concerned with cost of gas consider putting in natural gas conversion. I'm not sure how it works down in the States, but we can get grants for that sort of stuff up here in Canada.:canadaflag:
  6. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 767

    I was planning to a buy Ford until I found out about this, http://www.boycottford.com/ so, my next truck will most likely be a Dodge diesel, 3/4 ton.
    Never had much luck with chevys.

  7. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    Boycotts are such stupid things.

    I'm surprised you have a computer since parts of it were manufactured in communist countries!.

  8. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    Yea Fords are nice trucks, but how many old Fords VS. GM do you see on hte road???

    I'd be willing to bet that there are almost as many 20 year old Chevys on the road as 2006 Chevys, GM speaks for it's self, and always did. Ford is just a bunch of hype and good looks.
  9. elmo1537

    elmo1537 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    You know it is stuff like this that makes me think that there are way to many people out there that have way to much time on their hands. Ford makes an incredible truck plain and simple. So what if they want to support gays and lesbians at least they arent supporting terrorist. There are so many more things in my daily life that I should be worrying about. Than who or what the makers of the best work truck I have ever had support. I would like to point out that yes I am straight and will be until the day I die. But come on why isnt everyone allowed to make there own decisions and do what they believe in. Isnt that why your great grandparents came to america for in the first place.:hammerhead: :usflag: :hammerhead: :usflag:
  10. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    if you want a trouble free long lasting truck-get a toyota tundra

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