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Which truck would you buy for a

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by PLS-Tx, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,383

    8.5x20 Pace enclosed trailer, with 2 60" ztr's? The trailer empty is just under 3,000 lbs.
  2. DuraCutter

    DuraCutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 806

    a 3/4ton or a 1 ton. We have a 24' trailer with 10k gross weight and it is heavy.

  3. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    A 3/4 or 1ton I just bought a 8.5'X18' with three mowers and i pull it with my 3/4 Ton Silverado...Just make sure you get the towing mirrors
  4. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    3/4 ton. :)
  5. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    There's a guy around town that has a 8x20 that he pulls with an F150. With two snapper Z's in it he looks hella stupid going down the road. He says, "but it will tow 10.5k". I would hate to see it in a panic stop.
  6. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    Get at least a 3/4 ton and replace the stock hitch with a real class V hitch. I bought an Ultra Frame from DrawTite and it's a beast. 1200 lb. hitch weight and 12,000 tow capacity without weight distribution. Most stock hitches have 500/5,000.
  7. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,808

    these questions boggle my mind. assuming you use 2 60" ZTR's you must be fairly busy, and to get that busy you must have a bit a knowledge on how to run a business (compliment). so how, after doing all of this, do you not know how to make an educated descion on what type of truck to pull a trailer?? maybe i woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning but if came on here and asked "hey guys, i do over 100 lawns a week and im finally buying a trimmer, what is the best one for trimming 100 lawns??"....that would come across plain stupid

    did i miss something???
  8. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    I agree with the above. I would be looking at a 1 ton truck!
  9. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,383

    Sorry wasen't trying to boggle anyone's mind.:confused:

    I wasn't asking if I could pull this trailer with a 4 cyl., and I don't remember asking anything about a trimmer, but thanks anyway. :dizzy::dizzy::dizzy:

    O.k., I was in a bit of a hurry when I asked this question, let me be a little more specific.

    I have a Dodge 1 ton, with a Cummings, and I'm thinking about getting a new truck. I don't want another Dodge, I'm looking at Ford and Chevy. I will probably get another diesel, but with the cost of diesel being what it is, I was thinking about a gas engine, but I suppose the fuel mileage would suffer considerably.

    I'm sure diesel vs. gas has been beat to death on here. I know I could do a search, but I'm to lazy :laugh:. Seriously, the treads that I may find in a search may be back when diesel was much less than gas, besides it's more fun to talk about it.

    Thanks for any replys!!!:waving:
  10. DK lawn care

    DK lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 763

    What kind of equip do u pull in urs?

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