Work truck

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by SharperImage, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. SharperImage

    SharperImage LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    What do you guys think is the best work truck for landscaping and snow removal? Ford, Chevy, or dodge?
  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,510

    This will go nowhere fast. They all have their strengths and weaknesses.
  3. tclandscape

    tclandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I think it has more to do with quality maintenance. Take good care of your equipment and it will treat you good. I have used all 3 makes, and they all did fine. JDiepstra is right, they all have strengths and weaknesses. You are going to have repairs and maintenance no matter what.
  4. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,725

    Brand names will all have their pluses iv had very good luck with my dodges and my gmc. I think a better area to focus on is the size trucks and what size meets your needs. After 22 years in this trade and 9 years in business for myself I have found our trade tends to get trucks smaller then our needs. We recently got our first 4500 and couldn't be happier other then 3500s for our personal picks ups in the future my partner and I will only be getting 4500s for our dump trucks.

    ALEX'S LANDSCAPING LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 675

    GMC sierra 3500 hd dually Dmax diesel

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  6. RGM

    RGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Baltimore Md
    Messages: 979

    Are you buying a new or used truck
    Ford was the best for me a few years back but think Chevy is overtaking truck market today.
  7. SharperImage

    SharperImage LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    I was going to buy a used RGM since I'm not that big yet and looking to do some plowing.

    Messages: 1,343

    Began using Mitsubishi cab over. About five years ago we couldn't be happier.
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  9. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,336

    2000 or so and newer Chevy 2500HD, 6.0 gas, 4x4.
  10. TJC Lawn-Care

    TJC Lawn-Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    only get ford if you like having your truck at the shop every other week. get a dodge ram, strong, you will get your moneys worth.

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