New purchase

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by I_am_a_beginner, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    If you can justify the initial investment, a diesel should help the fuel economy of a large truck hauling a load.
  2. fireman gus

    fireman gus LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 517

    All our trucks are 3/4 ton. Just seems to be the right size for us.
  3. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,510

    Some guy on plowsite just picked up a near mint 2nd gen dodge 2500 diesel for under $10K. Thing will get near 20 mpg. Look for one like that.
  4. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,407

    The v6 4.3?
  5. tlg

    tlg LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 651

    The worst thing you can do is go with to small of a truck. There is a safety issue here as well if the truck you choose can't handle the weight you will be hauling. Saving a few bucks on fuel sure dosen't outweigh being safe. If your just starting out just make sure you cover your cost in your pricing. Fuel cost is just one thing to consider.

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