Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by True Harbor, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. True Harbor

    True Harbor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    I'm brand new and going to start into full time lawn care starting next year. I've been reading a lot and I was wondering if my 2002 toyota tacoma v6 would be ok to pull a small trailer containing a 36' exmark hydro wb, 26 inch snapper, trimmer and back blower without putting to much strain on it. I believe my towing limit is 5000 lbs.
  2. Howie's Lawn Care

    Howie's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    You're fine, the equipment doesn't even reach 1,000 lbs in combined weight.
  3. True Harbor

    True Harbor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    Allright sounds good, thanks for the help.
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    The equipment may not add up to a 1000 but what about the trailer?
    I pull a 6x12 which weighs 1000 pounds empty and I would not use anything less than a 3/4 ton truck like a 250/2500 series for that.
    now, perhaps with a 5x8...

    GREENITUP LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    True Harbor - I have both a Tacoma and a 2500 Chevy..... both will pull what you describe fine without much wear n tear. When you decide to get more and heavier equipment as your business grows, move to the larger truck. Good luck.
  6. eshreve1234

    eshreve1234 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 184

    Toyota makes a truck?
  7. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,924

    My 96 Toy does fine pulling both trailers, my 12 enclosed and 16 open....your will do fine, I am getting tired of having to clean it out everynight....grass clippings, I might get an older Dodge work truck with vinyl seats....but you Toy will do just fine..... :)

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