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Thank you guys so much for the advice

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Ecoscape01, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Ecoscape01

    Ecoscape01 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    I went against the advice of my close contractor buddy when buying my truck. He's a Chevy Guy and I was lookin at an F-150. I wasn't really sure what to look for in a 1/2 ton and you guys helped. I bought my truck this weekend for 1500 bucks and I couldn't have done any better. I had to drive two and a half hours to get it and with all things considered pretty much burnt up a whole day before I got home. I am so glad I did. It runs like a beast and I feel so much better about buying it after hearing some of the input from guys who have had my truck or know a lot about it and by driving it myself. ('89 F-150 extended cap 4x4 with towing package and 1-ton helper springs) Once again guys thanks so much.:)
  2. pbdlandscaping

    pbdlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    Personally I'm a Chevy guy, but you can never go wrong with a good ford, ford's are easy to fix and get parts for. There's always the brand wars but I have to say I would buy the ford you bought in a heartbeat. Throw a 7.5' Fisher on it and truck will pay off it's weight in gold....well maybe not gold but that green paper we're all after. Good Luck with your truck and I hope you have a very successful year.
  3. Tim Wright

    Tim Wright LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,034

    YUP!!! I would buy either a Ford or a GM and you got a good truck.

  4. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    Congrats on your new truck:waving: FORD BUILT TOUGH:laugh:
  5. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,234

    nice find, what engine is in it?
  6. LTDLawnCare

    LTDLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    I am a chevy guy but can appreciate anything that gets the job done.
  7. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    I have both. I am partial to Fords though. Good deal. What engine does it have?
  8. Ecoscape01

    Ecoscape01 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    It's the 302 with the AOD HD transmission
  9. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,270

    Congrats on the truck! I hope the previous owner did great maintenance on it. I hope you have good luck with it. We had a bunch of ford trucks we bought new and they were all nightmares for us so we got rid of them and now run GM trucks exclusively with zero problems. I think we just got unlucky with our fords because others dont seem to have the problems we had.
  10. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    i had an 89' F150, it was my first truck. i wouldve kept it but i took it off-roading one day and cracked the frame on it. it was a beast of a truck though, 150,000+ miles, ran like brand new.

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