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Chevy 12 35.29%
Ford 14 41.18%
Dodge 2 5.88%
Jeep 0 0%
Toyota 14 41.18%
Nissan 3 8.82%
Honda 3 8.82%
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post #1 of 33 Old 12-19-2017, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Which truck would you buy to use as a truck?

Which pickup truck manufacturer would you buy to use as a work truck to get lumber, stone, bricks, sand, fences, snowblowers, mowers, rototiller, tractor, towing a boat or a utility trailer, carry the dogs (and their house), get groceries, go out shopping.

It doesn't matter if it will be a club, crew, 4 door, 6', 6 1/2', or 8' bed, 2wd or 4wd, 4, 6, 8 cylinder, plow package, "
1/2 3/4 or 1 ton", these are personal and use preference.

I listed Jeep because I read they are coming out with one.

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1986 Ariens ST522, 5hp, 22"
1995 Murray Craftsman 10hp, 29" w. 12" impeller
A 1983 Real John Deere 10hp, 32" w. 12" impeller, 16" auger, 20" high front, cast iron gear box, chains
Noma 9hp, 27" w. 12" impeller
Noma 5hp, 24" w. 12" impeller, 20" high front
Gravely Convertible, 12hp Kohler cast iron, 26" width, 600 lbs of cast iron & steel, 2 speed impeller, 4 ground speeds
Dynamark 8hp, 26", 12" impeller, for sale
Several other 5hp, 8hp, several 2 cycle, all for sale

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I have a 17 yr old Ranger, I don't which is going to last longer, me or it.
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Toyota Thundra, very reliable, very comfortable
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Toyota all day long.

We live up in the Tahoe area. It seems like every contractor has a Subaru as a family car and a Toyota for a truck and 8 out of 10 snowblowers are Honda's . ( had to get that in there.)

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Toyota all day long.

We live up in the Tahoe area. It seems like every contractor has a Subaru as a family car and a Toyota for a truck and 8 out of 10 snowblowers are Honda's . ( had to get that in there.)
"8 out of 10 snowblowers are Honda" and you have 4 of the 8? Lol I looked at your garage page. How many do you have now? Seems every year you have another one. Why is the "new" 6hp a "snow killer" and not the 8hp? Looks like the 624 has a longer chute, boy it looks taller than other makes it blowers.

Any snow yet? How much? How many days a week does it snow in Lake Tahoe? I enjoyed seeing the snow pics you posted in February.

1986 Ariens ST522, 5hp, 22"
1995 Murray Craftsman 10hp, 29" w. 12" impeller
A 1983 Real John Deere 10hp, 32" w. 12" impeller, 16" auger, 20" high front, cast iron gear box, chains
Noma 9hp, 27" w. 12" impeller
Noma 5hp, 24" w. 12" impeller, 20" high front
Gravely Convertible, 12hp Kohler cast iron, 26" width, 600 lbs of cast iron & steel, 2 speed impeller, 4 ground speeds
Dynamark 8hp, 26", 12" impeller, for sale
Several other 5hp, 8hp, several 2 cycle, all for sale
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I just inherited an '06 Ford Ranger 2.3L 2WD salvage title. At least it's a 5 speed manual. Even with weight added in the bed, it's not so good in the snow, but I really like having a truck again...and a stick

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180" to a rare 350" of snow per year (Alberta Clippers & Lake Michigan), 644' gravel driveway, 2 vehicle parking areas, 500' of trails around small house with an unheated garage.
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I don`t see GMC listed so I can`t vote.
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Ford F150 or 250 4X4. I own a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited, today. Really like the Jeep, but would like to be able to pull a 32' travel trailer I've been thinking of purchasing. The Jeep would only be good for an 18' trailer, but nothing much bigger.
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I've Had Very Good Luck with Tacoma 4wd 4cyl Trucks. I'll get another One when I find the Right Deal.
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The OP was asking about a truck to do heavy work and you guys are suggesting Toyotas. Get real Neither Toyota or Honda makes a truck Nissan may or may not with their new one but they still have the weak rear end. If I had to choose a real work truck between all of them and if I was lucky to get a good one I would have to go with the DuraMax Allison combo. Minimize any comfort options except maybe air and remote door locks. You will die before this truck does.


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