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Brought home a new monster torquing hauler

Post in 'The Gear' started by BrianK, May 11, 2013.

  1. BrianK

    BrianK Guest

    Well, actually this one is just something for my 16yo to haul his push mowers, trimmers, etc. He's trying to grow his neighborhood lawn service and needed something simple and cheap to haul his gear. Its a 1992 Dodge Ram 50 which we picked up for $1200. The Ram 50 was a Mitsubishi Mighty Max re-badged as a Dodge. Its rear drive, 2.4 liter 4 cylinder with auto trans. It only has 65,000 original miles and it ran great on the drive home. We put almost 200 miles on it yesterday and today and averaged 22mpg. It hauled all my firewood cutting equipment to my dad's to work on a big fallen oak today.

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  2. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood Minister of Fire

    Dec 24, 2009
    southern NH
    Looks like you got a good deal on that truck for your boy - seems to have been well taken care of - congrats and congrats on having an industrious boy! Cheers!
  3. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    I see a father son business starting. Your sons landscape customers may have wood for you to cut up, and when your out on a scrounge, they may need their grass cut. Nice hauler!
  4. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

    Oct 26, 2011
    Great buy.....a 16 y/o looking to expand his neighborhood business is great....that boy is gonna go places with that kind of thinking
  5. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

    Feb 12, 2012
    Northern Kentucky along the Ohio River
    Nice little truck and should serve your son well. Keep an eye on head gaskets. Not uncommon for them to blow. Had it happen to mine and it was just out of warranty. Took some discussion with Dodge to get it fixed, they agreed to cover 80% of the bill.
  6. BrianK

    BrianK Guest

    Thanks all. Lawn service was one of my first "jobs" growing up in Altoona PA. One of my best customers was Nancy Sheetz. Her husband owned Sheetz Inc. Anyone who has shopped or bought gas at a Sheetz convenience store should know the name. They were well off back then, 30 years ago. Now they have almost 500 stores.

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