What truck do you use ??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by arborist-28, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. arborist-28

    arborist-28 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    I am considering a newer truck for my new lawn care venture...I've done this before but I just was curious to see what others where driving and how fuel prices and the cost of doing business now play in there decisions ... I appreciate your suggestions and responses ...cc thanks again for the help ...
  2. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    2003 Chevy 1 ton dump, gas prices wouldn't steer me away from what I felt was the best truck for us.
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I agree with everything but the Chevy part. :p

  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I upgraded to a full size 1/2 ton 2wd truck this year with a v-8 engine. I had been using a small truck with a v-6 but the size equipment and weight I was carrying was making it un safe. I dont push snow so I didnt see the need for a 4wd
  5. BobR

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 714

    2001 Chevy 2500HD, 8.1 vortec w/allison transmission - nice truck after the 95 F250 it replaced.

  6. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    Right now I am using a 2003 Ford ranger FX4 with the 4.0 V6. It does a pretty good job pulling my 5 x 10 trailer for now, but I think it's going to get worn out quick. I want to move up to the F250 FX4 with the V8. I think that will get the job done.

    Hey 65hoss, beautiful truck.
  7. BMFD92

    BMFD92 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    chevy 2500HD with 4x4 plow package and 8 foot bed does it for me!
  8. twwlawn

    twwlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    1996 F250 7.3 PS, 4X4, 8ft bed with goose neck and bump hitch. This truck is doing great and when it starts the nickel & dime effect, I'll buy another brand new one.
  9. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    f350 ext cab 7.3 turbo diesel dooly
    f450 reg cab 7.3 turbo diesel dooly w/ reading landscaper bed

    even though diesel is high i would change it for anything these trucks pull anything i need them too.
  10. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    Nice wheels, Hoss!

    2001 F350 7.3 P/S diesel, 4x4, auto, steel dump. Green in color, of course! :)

    I need to upgrade my 2nd truck, 1997 F-150 to something like 65hoss has.

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