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Truck Size

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Blades Lawn Maintenance, Apr 30, 2012.


What is th truck size you use

  1. 1500/f150

    59 vote(s)
  2. 2500/f250

    90 vote(s)
  3. 3500/f350

    30 vote(s)
  4. Other.. Please name

    21 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 645

    Now running a GMC 2500HD Reg Cab Long Box, mostly lawn maintenance but lots of mulch and soil work as well.
  2. HLM HustlerZ

    HLM HustlerZ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    '98 Chevy 1500 Extended Cab W/T 355 cu. inch

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,612

    Ive been running f150s..Like stated before, 1/2 ton trucks can only do so much, I just bought a f350 dump im going to start using soon.. For now my f150 with a 351 goes out working almost everyday!!
  4. precision8m

    precision8m LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 349

    I started with a dodge 1500 and it did a fine job. Always did what I asked it to and nothing ever broke on me. It quickly became apparent though that a diesel would be helpful for better mileage and longer lasting engines, and would be necessary for pulling heavier loads for installs.
    I paid off my dodge 1500 as quickly as I could (stupid choice to finance it but whatever) and saved up for a 3/4 ton. I love my dodge 2500 with the CTD. It pulls my maintenance trailer with ease and gets 4-5 mpg better than my gasser did.
    You Toyota guys can keep your trucks. They look alright and all but they are still light duty trucks.
    My opinion: if you plan to be doing this for many years, get a diesel. You'll be glad you did.
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  5. precision8m

    precision8m LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 349

    Yes, see above.

    Keep both if you want to, but I would save up for a 250. Go 7.3 if you go ford.
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  6. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,208

    Got a Chevy 2500HD Reg Cab Long Box Diesel, and a 1500 CHevy gas

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