- Dec 1, 2015
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- Middle Georgia
Caustic Burno":yc0yk6cd said:JMJ Farms":yc0yk6cd said:Caustic Burno":yc0yk6cd said:Looking at a Z71 has 11000 to 12500 lbs towing capacity depending on power plant.
These were always my favorites. Drove them for years. Biggest problem for me was moving hay. I’ve got a 10 bale in-line hay trailer. Gooseneck. Had several Z71s with 5.7s. And then bought one with the 6.2. Plenty of engine. But the suspension couldn’t “tote” the weight and would try to run it hot very quickly. That’s the only reason I ever went to a 3/4 ton.
I am not getting rid of my 7.3.
Was just wanting something if I got in a bind and had to pull a load of calves to the salebarn.
Seriously thinking about doing this with my Cummins. Make it my work truck and buy a half ton for everyday. Gonna probably wait another year or so. Hard to be those Z71s. I’ve had a dozen or so. Never had to walk. I do like the FX4s better as far as looks. I need to sell all the cows, farm, equipment, dogs, and everything else that doesn’t involve hunting and fishing and find me an old worn out Toyota and get my priorities back in order. Raise cows and be broke or hunt/fish and be broke? :?: