question on truck?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by born2farm, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. born2farm

    born2farm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,149


    heres my situation. right now im 15 and im looking for a truck to pull my trailer around next year. im looking at a 12 foot trailer that will haul a WB and other small stuff. i found a truck near me and im wondering if you guys think it will get the job done. its a 1997 ford f-150 4wd V-8 and it as a 5spd manual transmision. it has 184,000miles on it and the guy wants 4,500 for it. hes a friend of the family so i thnk he will come down a little. what do you guys think about this truck?

    also i cant driver till this december so it will sit most of the year and prolly get driven like once a month just to keep it moving. is there any warning on this that i should watch for?

  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,049

    do you have pictures from truck:drinkup:
  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,061

    I sold a 97 f 250 4x4 with and 8ft fisher plow , 186k for $ 2300 a few months back.
  4. born2farm

    born2farm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,149

    what condition was you truck in AI?

    ill try and get some pics maybe today but idk
  5. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,463

    is it the 5.4 or 4.6?
  6. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    I don't think I'd buy a truck to let it sit for a year. Can you handle a 5 spd with a trailer? I don't know how much $ you have to invest in a truck, but that is a lot of money to spend without seeing any use of the investment for about a year, or even more since you won't be using it much in December. There are always used trucks for sale, so I wouldn't rush into anything.
  7. born2farm

    born2farm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,149 gonna do some more shopping and see what i can find. im looking for somethng that i can put a plow on or has a plow so i can get off my dumb tractor and plow with a truck.

  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Right on, and I recommend start looking at 250 / 2500's, you really want a 3/4 ton if you're pulling a trailer 24-7, and believe me in this business you can padlock the trailer to the hitch... That's how hitched it stays, that trailer almost never comes off and for this you'll want something better than the smallest rated full size truck.

    Because since you got some time, and you certainly have enough money for either, the 3/4 tons are considerable harder to find because the 1/2 ton is the most common truck out there, but the 3/4 ton is way better built for this type of work.
  9. born2farm

    born2farm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,149 plan is since im still in school is to leave the trailer in the barn till after school go out hook it up, then at the end of the day put it back.

  10. scooterdayton

    scooterdayton LawnSite Member
    Male, from Wisconsin Rapids
    Messages: 46

    i agree with a 3/4 ton, midway through the season you'll wish you had a bigger truck

Share This Page