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Old 03-07-2013, 07:54 AM
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Well no more f350 did a vehicle report because the frame was cut it had been in an accident after the dealer swore up and down that it was not. And the suburban can tow 8100 pounds but the trailer is maxed out at 2000 to clear up confusion I think I'm going to upgrade the trailer to a bigger flat bed and if this work keeps up then a bigger truck

Quit insisting on getting a smaller truck (less than a 1500) If I say the suburban is to small for the job what makes me think a mini truck will do better
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Well no more f350 did a vehicle report because the frame was cut it had been in an accident after the dealer swore up and down that it was not. And the suburban can tow 8100 pounds but the trailer is maxed out at 2000 to clear up confusion I think I'm going to upgrade the trailer to a bigger flat bed and if this work keeps up then a bigger truck

Quit insisting on getting a smaller truck (less than a 1500) If I say the suburban is to small for the job what makes me think a mini truck will do better
You ask for help, but don't want to listen?? Come on young man, WAKE UP!

Now that the above paragraph got your attention, listen to these guys. Many on here have made it a career. A lot of guys here are around your age and seem to be doing well....listen to them! They know what works...especially for an age comparison!

While we can all agree a suburban isn't too practical, neither is a big *** truck. Grow in equipment as your business grows! Start small and work your way up. Whats the need to buy a big truck when your towing a 5xwhatever trailer and a few mowers? Is 4x4 something you must have ir can you live without it? While buying a big truck is always fun, it's not smart. A used big truck with high mileage could be a disaster. Imagine if you did buy that truck...and midway into your season it broke down. Now you need the money to fix it, and still make payments, but aren't making any money because the one thing you need the most is broken! Start with a smaller practical truck with lower miles and less gas/expenses. There is a big difference between NEED and WANT. Do you NEED that truck right now, or do you WANT that truck right now? If you need a big truck right now, write down on a piece of paper the reasons why and ask yourself "Was there a lot of jobs I had to turn down because my truck was too small?"


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Quit insisting on getting a smaller truck (less than a 1500) If I say the suburban is to small for the job what makes me think a mini truck will do better
How much mulch can you put in a suburban? What are you putting in the trailer that needs more than 2K?
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You ask for help, but don't want to listen?? Come on young man, WAKE UP!
NO NO NO It's just funny that a suburban is the upgrade not the I have it and it will do for now till I can get a truck.
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Well no more f350 did a vehicle report because the frame was cut it had been in an accident after the dealer swore up and down that it was not. And the suburban can tow 8100 pounds but the trailer is maxed out at 2000 to clear up confusion I think I'm going to upgrade the trailer to a bigger flat bed and if this work keeps up then a bigger truck

Quit insisting on getting a smaller truck (less than a 1500) If I say the suburban is to small for the job what makes me think a mini truck will do better
Listen up, you come on here acting like a big shot, ask for advice, we give it to you and now your disrespecting us? Yeah, ok that makes sense.

I believe I said the f350 would be a peace of shi* didnt I?


Steve please close this thread.

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Look around how many serious companies work out of a suburban?? 2500 series or a dump nothing less. you will find a dualie pick up truck to be a liability with the wide rear. 2500 0r a 3500 is the minimum requirement for a bob cat rental. Show up with a 1500 and they will send you away. You will never regret getting a 2500 but a 1500 will be money not spent wisely.
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I use 4x4 on about every landscaping job i do. I understand its new to you. i was there myself once. Diesel is a great choice they last a long time but a 2 wd pick up is not good for landscaping. You will live in the dirt and mud, if you want to make a living at this get the right equipment. I started back in 97 with a 150 4x4 at 98000 it was shot and so was i. I whent to a 2500 4x4 diesel and never looked back.
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The thing is, when you are younger and just getting into this business or any business, you have a lot to learn. I think this thread is a great example of going through those growing pains.

Sure you might look for advice on some things, but at times you have an idea in your head for whatever reason, that you are going to go some other route.

Do you think this is the case and this is a growing process full of all the kicking and screaming that goes along with growth or not?
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The thing is, when you are younger and just getting into this business or any business, you have a lot to learn. I think this thread is a great example of going through those growing pains.

Sure you might look for advice on some things, but at times you have an idea in your head for whatever reason, that you are going to go some other route.

Do you think this is the case and this is a growing process full of all the kicking and screaming that goes along with growth or not?
It is part of the growing process.i have jobs to big for the suburban but not enough of them yet for a big truck

To anyone else I don't mean any disrespect and i value your opinion which is why I started looking at used and looking for a flat bed trailer but all of you seem so negative and bring age into it as for this thread I am done with it so Steve delete it if you wish
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just get yourself a 10k open trailer. It ups your hauling, can use as a bed, will haul the equipment you need, and chances are the suburban could pull it loaded. If you really want to invest in something get the dump trailer instead.
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