i guess for me it's hard to imagine having a skid and mini ex without some kind of dump truck. with that in mind it's hard for me to justify a truck payment for a 1 ton dump truck when starting a new business direction. when for less than half of the prices the op was quoting he could get a single axle and not worry about weights and towing. it does involve a cdl but those trucks are built to work hard and not complain. when the biz is established and making money get whatever truck can make the most money. the older gas C65 sized trucks can tow the skid or mini ex without breathing hard.