What kind of Vehicles are you using?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by munypitt65, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. munypitt65

    munypitt65 LawnSite Member
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    Just about to start up a business here in VA, what type of trucks are you all using? Is a smaller truck better for residential? Thanks for any help

    RICHIE K LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    We use all FORD trucks f250 or better
  3. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,777

    Was using a '99 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L 4x4 Supercharged, but am now using an '04 Tacoma 4x4. Its a bit low on power for pulling a large trailer, but I like my Toyotas!
  4. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab Diesel.
  5. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
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    depends what type of turning radius you need and tow capacity.

    We have residential lots that vary from less than a 1/4 acre to over an acre. However, they are all located in areas that it doesn't matter what size trailer/truck combo there is cause we don't have any on dead end streets or anything were we have to turn the truck/trailer around.
  6. weeble67

    weeble67 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    Pick what suits your buisness the best. If you need a 4x4 buy one. It's your hauling capacity warrants buying a diesel then buy one. Maybe your operation is small and you only tow a 5x7 open trailer, so a mini truck will work great for you. Do what you feel is best, lay out your goals and buy what will assist you in reaching your goals the best.
  7. Rob.C

    Rob.C LawnSite Member
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    I had a 2008 ford f350 supeduty dually, but the transmmission started slipping and I blought a 2008 LTZ 3500 HD dually, what a awsome truck.:weightlifter:
  8. Horsepower Lawns

    Horsepower Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 213

    01 Ford Lightning.
    Has all the power I need to pull my trailer and run low 13s/high 12s. ;)
  9. Rob.C

    Rob.C LawnSite Member
    Messages: 157

    I would keep the lightning for play and get another work truck...but thats cool. Ford lightning is one of my favorite trucks.:weightlifter:
  10. cutbetterthanyou

    cutbetterthanyou LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,178

    I would buy a diesel izuzu or misto dump truck. They are 1 ton or larger so you won't out grow it for a long time. The diesel is pretty economical. They have a sharp turning radius. And the dump will allow you to do more landscaping if you want or if you get into bagging somewhere to put grass

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