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Mitsubishi fe hd

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Planet Landscaping, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    Anybody running 1?, Will be multi purpose hauler,light puller(Kubota) Run around laborers,and tools.Mulch and nursery runs ect. What aya think?
     
  2. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    Any help from cabover owners would be helpfull:waving:
     
  3. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    For the purposes you listed one would be great.... Very manueravable, great on fuel and can hold a lot of material.

    Cons

    Low gvw.... They can hold much more in volume than weight... DOT loves getting these trucks because people think because the have a 8 yard capacity that the truck can carry 8 yards...Most of these trucks are overloaded with a yard or two of topsoil.

    Power...... One will pull your kubota fine all day long but with the 4cyl engine it will be a slow ride....Still not a reason not to get one..

    I recommend getting an automatic, anyone can drive it and the standards require an abnormal amount of linkage maintenance and lube for some reason, plus the synchros have a tendency to fail, at least every mitsu that i have owned or seen....

    Basically for mulch, mowers and an overall light volume hauler, they are great.

    Just dont let the size fool you, they are LIGHT DUTY trucks.

    I had a 2003 FG the 4wd model and liked it, the only main problem was the GVW, I could only legally put a one yard sander in it, which was rediculous for the size of the truck.

    I recently acquired a 1993 FH 2wd with the six cylinder and air assist brakes..
    This thng is a REAL TRUCK.... 10 times the power. We run a 10 ft v-plow and a fully loaded 5 yard sander and the truck begs for more..

    Hope this helped
     
  4. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    Thanx procut.
     
  5. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    The 4 cyl,135-145 HP, is a flat lander truck. The wireing is a night mare if you run it in the winter. Salt juice corroads the connections very bad.

    Gene
     

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