Ranger or F150

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lawnkid14, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. lawnkid14

    lawnkid14 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 232

    Hello, I was looking around and was wondering what is better for me. This will be my first truck and i dont want to empty the banks in gas for the f150 but some people say the ranger is no better on mpg. Is this true and can a 4x4 ranger haul what i need it to (6x12 trailer) please help out.:confused:
  2. fredmullegun

    fredmullegun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 317

    If you are buying new the F150 can often be found for the same price or even cheaper if you get the specials on the strip models. Even the base F150 would be loads better for a trailer. If not just for the weight alone.
  3. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,186

    It's simple a smaller truck has to work harder when pulling trailer bigger truck works less in return saves fuel...

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    i have a ranger and it will tow that fine but the gas mileage on the rangers sucks
  5. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,684

    Had a ranger also, had the 3.0 V6. Power of a 4 Cylinder and gas milage of a V8. Get the F-150. Much more capable truck.
  6. Hawg City Lawns

    Hawg City Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,070

    not sure about the fords but i know that if you get a chevy silverado with the 4.3l v6 it actually uses more gas than a silverado with a 4.8l v8 its almost like the v6 has trouble pulling its own weight might want to look into that if youre going with the f150 from what i see the 2010s are pretty nice looking trucks but also shop around unless you are partial to fords id look at them all ford chevy and dodge see who has the better prices on what youre wanting
  7. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,684

    I have a buddy that had a regular cab, long bed, 2wd Dodge Ram 1500 with the 4.7 and does fine with his trailer with his lawn rolling stuff. Might be another option, saw that Fastenal was selling there fleet trucks and the had decent prices on them!
  8. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    How will we be able to help you when you give no information about what you plan to do with the truck.

    We don't know whats better for you, so give us details and we'll help you out.
  9. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,238

    If you're doing normal landscape and lawn care, ge the 150, I don't believe that te ranger can even haul a load of dirt which us very important some times! And if you decide to expand, they can't tow as much as the 150.
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  10. lawnkid14

    lawnkid14 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 232

    thanks for all the help

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