Truck and Suspension Solutions for Landscapers


Whether you’re just getting started or looking to upgrade a vehicle for your business, choosing your next truck can be challenging. Here’s a simple guide to help you gain some clarity. 

The trucks in this list have great horsepower and dimensions for hauling. All of them can easily handle a trailer and offer enough room for an aluminum bed with a dovetail. Additionally, they have excellent ground clearance for heavy-duty equipment and complex jobs.

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Ford Super Duty

Base Model: $35,000
Bed Length Options: 6.75 ft – 8 ft
Bed Height: 21.1 inches
Maximum Towing Capacity: 15,000 lbs
Maximum Payload: 4,430 lbs

This truck is also available with a diesel engine, which makes it great for snow removal. Plus, it’ll save you some gas during the summer lawn care season. Further, the front hooks make it easy to attach a snowplow. New or used, this model can deliver.

Ford F-150 XL

Base Model: $30,000
Bed Length Options: 5.5 ft – 8 ft
Bed Height: 21.4 inches
Maximum Towing Capacity: 5,000 – 8,000 lbs
Maximum Payload: 3,270 lbs

If you’re not plowing snow during the winter months, the Ford Super Duty may be a little more than you need. For this reason, the F-150 makes a great choice for your lawn care business. With its top-of-the-line towing and payload capacity, this truck has an edge over its competitors. Not only that, it’s priced far less than the competition. 

Chevrolet Silverado

Base Model MSRP: $31,000
Bed Length Options: 6.6 ft – 8.2 ft
Bed Height: 22.4 inches
Maximum Towing Capacity: 6,700 – 9,900 lbs
Maximum Payload: 2,500 lbs

The new-and-improved Chevy Silverado offers a “Work Truck” option providing you with a basic truck without all the extra bells and whistles you don’t really need.

One nice feature that sets this truck apart from the others is its taller bed that makes it a little easier to add customized racks. Plus, its large payload and towing capacity will enable you to handle the basic requirements of running a landscape business.

Ram Truck

Base Model MSRP: $33,000
Bed Length Options: 6.36 ft
Bed Height: 21.5 inches
Maximum Towing Capacity: 12,750 lbs
Maximum Payload: 2,320 lbs

The new Ram truck has a bed unlike many seen before, allowing built-in storage within the walls of the truck bed. You also have the option of choosing a barn door tailgate, which makes it a lot easier to access the supplies in the bed of your truck.

As a bonus, the towing capacity of the new Ram truck is almost that of the Ford Super Duty truck. If you’re looking for something that’s comparable to the Ford Super Duty without the bigger price tag, this is a good option.

GMC Sierra

Base Model MSRP: $32,000
Bed Length Options: 5.8 ft – 8.2 ft
Bed Height: 21.1 inches
Maximum Towing Capacity: 6,500 – 9,700 lbs.
Maximum Payload: 1,500 – 2,543 lbs.

While it might be a bit pricey, the capacity of this truck is worth the extra cash. The one thing that stands out about the GMC Sierra is its optimal horsepower and torque options. In fact, the only other one like it is the Ford Super Duty. So, if you have a higher budget and want more bells and whistles, the Sierra is a good option for you. Another great part about the Sierra is its truck bed option. Compared to the competition, you get to choose a longer truck bed.


There are good aspects and bad aspects of many decisions. And the decision to buy a new or used work truck is no exception. Let’s explore the pros and cons of new and used work trucks.

New Truck

  • More reliable
  • Less maintenance/repair costs
  • Warranty is extensive and lasts a long time
  • Usually more fuel-efficient
  • Can have lower emission levels
  • More expensive price tag

Used Truck

  • Less expensive price tag
  • Virtually no financial risk
  • Many older trucks are built to last
  • More in maintenance/repair costs
  • Unknown history and issues
  • Limited-to-no warranty
  • Usually less fuel-efficient
  • Suspension concerns


For those that opt to purchase a used work truck, the worries and woes of suspension sag and squat can be easily eliminated. Timbren offers an easy upgrade that will eliminate sag and sway without costing an arm and a leg.

Timbren SES (Suspension Enhancement System) upgrades are easy to install because they simply replace the factory bump stops on your truck. In most cases, it takes less than thirty minutes to complete the entire job.

Further, Timbren has solutions for various applications. Whether you use a truck for snowplow applications that require a front SES kit or if you use a truck to haul heavy loads that require a rear SES kit, you can find the solution for your needs with over 450 kits to choose from. 


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