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Your Choice of Pickup

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by rookie03, Mar 2, 2005.


What's your choice of pickup for lawn maintenance?

  1. Regular Cab Pickup

    12 vote(s)
  2. Extended Cab Pickup

    22 vote(s)
  3. Crew/Quad Cab Pickup

    16 vote(s)
  4. 2500 or 3500 pickup series

    38 vote(s)
  1. rookie03

    rookie03 LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Messages: 184

    What's your pickup choice for lawn maintenance?
  2. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    3/4 ton pickup or 1 ton flatbed. Like both for different reasons. I am selling my F350 flatbed (which was great for work) and got a Dodge Ram 2500 3/4 ton pickup with a Cummins Turbo Diesel, because its much better on fuel and will be alot better for running errands, road trips and personal use. You can't beat a flatbed with sides for debris capacity though. I'm gonna miss that F350 for mulching and leaf cleanups.
  3. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,223

    Regular Cab Longbed 3/4 ton or 1 ton for me. Single/Dual rear wheels doesn't matter to me. I am selling my '95 F-250 Super Cab to get a 2004 F-250 Regular Cab Power Stroke. I have no need for the extra seat and I will get twice the mileage with the PSD as I am now with the 460. The PSD also pulls more and has a higher payload than my current F-250.
  4. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    A 3/4 or 1 ton is a good choice for a LCO, especially if you plow snow. Personally, I always buy regular cabs, because I think the look cooler than an extended cab. A regular cab short box looks so mcuh, shall I say more "tuff" than an exteneded cab long box.
  5. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    A 3/4 or 1 ton truck is better choice for daily trailer pulling. I like a flat bed myself. Take a 1 ton truck with duals, put a steel flat bed on the back, and be sure to have a bow tie on the the front for one mean towing machine. :cool2:
  6. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,223

    Your s/n is Bigfoot and you like bow ties???? That's not right....... :rolleyes:

    The real towing machines have a big blue oval on the front.

  7. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    Thats awsome, good one smalltimer!!
  8. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 700

    3/4 ton Ford or Chevy Extended cab 4x4 shortbed v8 gasser.
  9. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    I am Bigfoot and I drive bow ties. :cool:
    I bought a new 04 HD-3500 4x6 with a Duramax, Allison & a flat bed.
    I guess I just got a wild hair since I still have my Pappy's 1 ton flat bed that runs like a scalded dog.

    By the way that truck is a 1972 Chevrolet C-30. :p
  10. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,223

    Gee, I thought this was the real Bigfoot??

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