Your opinion on this truck.

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by nautiq544, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. nautiq544

    nautiq544 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23
    Please check out the truck listed above. I need a truck for my lawn company here in Orlando. I think I want an old Toyota dually. Was the dually a factory option, or is it something people did. WhatÂ’s your opinion of the 22RE motor? I probably will weld a ramp on the back of the truck to drive my mowers up on.

    Any info on this kind of truck would be appreciated. I am not familiar with old Toyota Pickups. New to Toyota in general.
  2. DodgeTruckMan731

    DodgeTruckMan731 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 414

    looks like you could push it to jobs, i wouldn't buy it a Toyota mason dump just doesn't seem right. if your looking for a mason dump look at the ford F-350's you can get them used for fairly cheap.
  3. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,154

    I think is would be more of a PITA than it is worth. You can't turn a 1/4 ton truck into a 1 ton just because that is what you put in the title. I think if you loaded that truck up even with leaves you would bust the engine. I would stay clear of that one. I doubt you would even make it back from NJ to FL with that one. It is a 1988 and had 14" wheels; enough said. Those wheels would not hold up to anything.
  4. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    WOW, that is something else... Yes, those little toyota trucks are hard to kill, but that dosn't make them indestructable! The weight of that dump bed ALONE is overloading the payload capicity of that frame. I do not want to be on the road in front of you when you have a trailer on it and a load, well for starters you wouldn't make it over 30 mph, then the clutch would be burned up, then when you wne to stop the poor little brakes would heat up red and thru the intersection you would slide...

    In other words that is a Frankentruck... Someone scabbed it together with parts from a salvage yard and tried to make a real truck out of it. The 22R engines will last a long time, usually way longer than the body and frame, lol.
  5. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    forget it. you couldnt haul a yard of mulch and be safe in traffic. No power from a 4 c engine. to much hassle. save your money and buy a biger truck

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