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Need advice for good towing vehicle for enclosed trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by sticklelm, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. sticklelm

    sticklelm LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    Ok... my 92 f150 is struggling pulling my fully equipped 16ft enclosed trailer. LOL. I originally bought it without knowing i was going to be in this industry. I need to find something else to replace it. Considering bumping up to a 2008 or newer superduty. f-350 maybe.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,185

    3/4 ton or bigger you'll be good to go.
     
  3. sticklelm

    sticklelm LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    Should i go with a gasser or diesel?
     
  4. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,306

    3/4 gas will pull it fine. I would go diesel for the long haul. It kind of comes down to how much cash you wanna drop... You can get a fully loaded 3/4 ton cummins for 45k. That's not to bad.
     
  5. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,185

    I have two diesels, love them other than the cost of fuel. lol Find a good clean truck at the right price, I would go with either one.
     
  6. sticklelm

    sticklelm LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    Im going with the ford line up.

    2008 or newer used in good condition. something around 8-15k

    F250-F350

    XL - XLT

    (gas or diesel)

    just started really looking tonight. pulled my trailer today and my truck has gotten worse

    here's a 2008 f350 with a custom bed

    www.carsforsale.com/used_cars_for_sale/2008_Ford_F350_171094353
     
  7. sticklelm

    sticklelm LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    May look at this tomorrow

    2008 chevy silverado 2500 4x2 123,000miles 8cylinder gas

    2008 silverado.jpg

    2008 silverado.jpg
     
  8. Curcioslawn

    Curcioslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Definatly get a diesel
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  9. sticklelm

    sticklelm LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    why do you say that? people around here dont use them. do you think a diesel is really necessary for a mowing route with a 16' enclosed vnose trailer? im looking at getting a 2500 silverado. its rated for 10,000 standard towing and 15,000 for max towing
     
  10. jackal

    jackal LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    You don't need a stinky diesel to pull a couple lawn mowers.
     

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