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What type of truck?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Carolina Classic, Aug 15, 2002.

  1. Carolina Classic

    Carolina Classic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    We are getting ready to start up in the next 3 weeks. I need input on what size truck to use for towing a 7x 16 enclosed trailer? 1 ton,1/2 ton 3/4 ton?
  2. Currier

    Currier LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 564

    At least 3/4. If I had it to do again I'd go 1 ton with diesel.
  3. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    Personally, I wouldn't go with anything less than a 1 ton like an F-350/ GM-3500. I have an F-350 with a dumpbody insert ... works great and I have a 6x12 enclosed that is pulls.
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Ya nowwadays anything less than a 3/4 ton doesn't cut the mustard if you are pulling a trailer or packing heavy loads a 1/2 ton is good for if you just use the truck for travelling to the jobs and using the truck for light work.

    Good luck
  5. beck

    beck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    Ive got a 7X16 and pull it with the half ton, power wise it is no problem, but it is a little heavy.
    that is why I am looking for a 3/4 ton.
    since it is still a work/personal vehicle i do not want a dually, anyways I already have a 1-ton stake bed.


    It is better to have too much truck as opposed to too little.
    Go atleast 3/4 since you have the opportunity to choose. The price difference is minimal.
  6. m&m

    m&m LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    at least a 3/4 ton.....nowadays , them 3/4 tons are built pretty darn good...nice suspension on them......... me personally, i prefer a one tone or bigger, but then again, i also pull a 30 foot flatbed at times with big tractors or skid steers on it....... if ya get a 3/4 ton, i dont think you will be unhappy at all

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