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Should I buy it? F150 is it also big enough?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by GLM5, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. GLM5

    GLM5 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Well this will be my first truck I own. I'm looking into something that could pull a 12 trailer and possibly 2 mowers. This has the 4.6 but I'm just not sure if it's enough. I have a 6 by 10 and my dads Tacoma pulls it decently but it's time for me to buy something I need. I don't plan to be pulling anymore that 2700 pounds of mowers and debris with it. If it can do that. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! The link is below to the truck.

  2. Pietro

    Pietro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 855

    Yea, it will pull it. Its a 150, so just take it easy, keep the trans fluid and oil clean and youll be fine.
  3. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,111

    wish i had a picture of when i was pulling my equipment with my motorcycle.

    itl do it, the question is when you do landscaping. my half ton dodge carries 2.5 yards of rock (im probably pushign it there) and only 1 yard of soil. you can beef up the suspention cheaper than getting a bigger truck.

    so then the question is what landscaping you do and what is hte total tow capasity of the truck. in my case, i need shy of 200 yards of sod, my half ton is 1500 short of that so i have to make 2 trips.

    if you plan on doing this kinda stuff alot youll want a bigger truck. if all you want is a couple mowers that one will do great and will be better on gas.

    and remember leaves weigh alot.
  4. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,111

    found it
  5. Spring Valley Lawn Service

    Spring Valley Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    I got a f150 4.6 4 x4 super crew. I pull two ztr on a 6 x12. Keep it out of overdrive.
  6. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,738

    If your using it as a daily driver its nice but i know my 1500 with the 4.8 doesnt like to stop with my 12 footer. Also my foot is in it constantly with the hills around here
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  7. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 774

    A half ton will do fine as long as you don't treat it like a 3/4 ton. I used a half ton the first 5 years and I still use the same tuck as my primary plow truck.

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