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Thinking about buying this truck for maintenance.. Advise please.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CollegeMowers, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. CollegeMowers

    CollegeMowers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    Looking to buy this truck for one of our maintenance routes. I am going to have it painted white or get it wrapped for $1k

    http://bend.craigslist.org/cto/3614693774.html

    Any experience with these things?

    Apparently it gets 20-22 mpg pulling a trailer...?

    Would it look super professional if it was painted? We run an upscale landscaping and lawn-care biz and I am very aware of our image.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2013
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    ??????
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  3. CollegeMowers

    CollegeMowers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

  4. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,306

    Im sorry but that is not something I would look at purchasing for maintance, maybe for once in a while dump runs but not for mowing lawns day in and day out
     
  6. CollegeMowers

    CollegeMowers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    Thanks for the advice. But why not?
     
  7. onlythebest

    onlythebest LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don't get it is this a joke?
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  8. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,306

    You said you were worried about image? That will not look right, or professional rolling down the road. Keep in mind that it is only a toyota, so it may have the big dump box but it cant legally, or illegally haul much down the road. For 4 grand you can find a nice Ram or chevy 1500 and pull and haul more, and also look way more professional. Just my opinion but I really dont think that vehicle is suited for lawncare
     
  9. CollegeMowers

    CollegeMowers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    Why would I waste my time and post a joke?

    I am wondering if anyone has ever used one of these/ offer some advice.

    Thanks a bunch guys!
     
  10. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,738

    not a chance i would use that for maintenance especially because I am like you and tend to be image conscious. look at that hitch? that shouldnt dump with the truck. i see a destroyed trailer if you accidentally put the bed up with a trailer on or an accident waiting to happen with that. i would not get it
     

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