What's the best truck manufacture today?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by steveo95, Dec 4, 2010.


What Truck Manufacture is best?

  1. Dodge

    51 vote(s)
  2. Chevy

    64 vote(s)
  3. GMC

    26 vote(s)
  4. Ford

    153 vote(s)
  5. Other

    19 vote(s)
  1. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,741

    toyota is the best in my opinion...nissan second...honda third but their truck is ugly lol...mitsubishi fourth....ford,chevy,dodge are all about equal.

    have you ever noticed on tv shows where they are out in the jungle, or up near the north pole, or some place that is far from civilization? usually they are driving a toyota. they are just the most reliable vehicles made. that's why they use them for things like that.
  2. FYS777

    FYS777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,305

    the best truck, is the one (you) like best.!!!

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  4. FoghornLeghorn

    FoghornLeghorn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 753

    Neither Toyota or Nissan offer a truck in the 250/2500 capacity. Honda? That Ridgeline could hardly be called a "truck". It has a V6 with a very very low tow rating. I'd call it a Honda accord with a truck bed.

    If you're serious about moving 2 Zero Turns, multiple yards of mulch, concrete pavers/stones, a person will quickly realize that they need a medium duty 3/4 ton truck. If all someone is hauling around is one zero turn on a 12 foot trailer with a trimmer, then yea, use a small truck.

    I think the poll in this thread was based on the assumption that someone was doing some heavy duty hauling.
  5. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,741

    yeah i don't consider pulling a lawnmower heavy duty hauling. (even 2 of them) :weightlifter:

    we aren't in the hauling business, we are in the lawn business. you dont' need a 3/4 ton truck unless you are doing landscaping/hardscaping at the white house or something lol. every mulch/paver job i've done i was able to use my truck to haul the mulch/pavers just fine and all i have is a 4cyl.

    i guess you might need a 3/4 ton truck if you do huge jobs for malls or walmart or something but if you do that you'd prolly be better off using an 18wheeler lol.
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  6. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,741

    i guess if you do large hardscaping/landscaping jobs you would need something like a 3/4 ton and up. i have a friend that has an F450 and he pulls a huge flatbed trailer with his john deere farm tractor on it. i forget how long it is. he might as well be driving an 18 wheeler the trailer is so long lol. i'm just solo so if i can't haul it in my truck then it's more work than i wanna get myself into lol.
  7. DieselHolic

    DieselHolic LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Cummins. nuff said.
  8. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,469

    We run chevy and gmc... I alwo work at a Chevy and Buick dealership...
    But i have to say Chevy is the best, after all, chevy did get the 2011 HD truck of the year this year.
  9. precision8m

    precision8m LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 349

    Ford Powerstroke or Dodge Cummins.
  10. scotts lawn care

    scotts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 468

    I like my duramax with the alison tranny. My next truck choice after chevy would be ford. I see alot of contractors with chevy's and ford's, a few dodge, and very few honda,toyota,nissan.

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