toyota tundra

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by scott's turf, Jan 31, 2002.

  1. hustlers

    hustlers LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 257

    FOREIGN ALL the way.

    The reliability ratings for
    chevy, gmc, and dodge are pathetic.

    Id rather go with the JAPANESE.
    They just know how to make something
    run for a long time.
    My friend got a dodge2500- lost a tranny at
    60k miles.
    other guy. F-250-99
    already blew a motor and rebuilt tranny
    at 40k miles.

    Me-88 toyota- 180k miles replaced
    tires and brakes once. pulls ok not
    as good as f-250 but sufficient.
  2. JFCizek II

    JFCizek II LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    :D I have owned eight Toyota trucks so far with 80,000 miles on my 1999 Toyota Tacoma 4X4 extracab. Even that I live in rural Pennsylvania and I live about 80 mile from my closest dealer. I have used Toyota's in my lawn care business since 1978. They have pulled my trailers. I use 1-6' by 12' with a drop gate to haul my Kabota 4X4 B 7200 with a 60'' deck. My other trailer is a 6' by 14' dual axel that carries either my other Kabota 4X4 B7200 or my Kabota 4x4 B2400 with 54" or 60" belly mowers along with all our tools. Both of my brothers drive Toyotas, one brother is driving his 4th toyota a 1998 T100 extracab 4x4 and the other brother is driving his 3rd Toyota a 1995 Tacoma extracab 4x4. I also have a 1989 Toyota regular cab with 196,000 miles that I ran in the business. They may not be the fastest truck or biggest towing truck around but they never let me or any of my brothers down EVER!!!! All the trucks are set up with Reese 5000lb. class III recevers and electric brakes and ordered new with the Toyota tow package. Thank you Joseph
  3. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 611

    I use them too.

    Can't beat them.
  4. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,712

    Why are your guys comparing a Tundra to 250, 350, 2500's etc???

    Of course it is not in that class. Comapre it to a 150 or 1500 series truck and stick with gas to gas.

    They are not the big dog, but if a 1/2 ton PU meets your needs they will compete very well.
  5. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 611

    I think what they are saying is that they will beat those bigger trucks. Kinda like David beat Goliath. I run both and know that the Toyota can do just about any job the bigger truck can. Even towing. Maybe it won't accelerate as fast but it can pull most loads.
  6. bubble boy

    bubble boy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    i don't know...i mean sure the toyotas will get the job done, but so would say a lesser brand x mower compared to an exmark. but most here would say they use exmark cause its THE best equipment for the job

    im sure the toyotas have their uses. but admitting that doesn't make them equal to 3/4 tons.
  7. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 611

    Yeah they are better!

    I use Scags and Grasshoppers. Exmarks are junk! At least that has been my experience.
  8. bubble boy

    bubble boy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    i've often wondered why toyota doesn't have, say, a one ton.

    theyre a huge company, and they certainly have a wide line up of trucks and suv's.

    seems like they would naturally try the so called heavy duty class, i wouldn't doubt they could pull it off. looking at they volume the big three do in trucks toyota must want to increase their piece of the pie.

    but i'm not sure i would switch, but would be tempting
  9. JFCizek II

    JFCizek II LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    :D Toyota has built a 1 TON truck but I don't think it is imported here any more. I remember that when I ordered my 88 Toyota,they were making a duel wheel 1ton utility truck with V-6 auto or 4 speed. I have seen the Toyota campers around all I can think of is it was made by SunLine . They are factory duel wheel trucks. I saw one last summer at the campground where the better half and I have a campsite. Can anyone else remember about the Toyota duel wheel trucks????? Thank You Joseph
  10. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,712

    I remember th diual wheel job and I think some rental place had some.

    What we don't know is what trucks anyone is producing abroad for other markets. That can vary quite a bit from what happens here.

    Factor in not only the big 3 one tons but Mitsubishi & Isuzu and you have about all you need.

    I'm sure Volvo & Mercedes are the same way.

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