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Just test drove a 2004 or 2005 (can't remember already lol) F250 6.0 diesel. That thing was massive. Felt like I was driving a bus (have a bus license from the military but thankfully didn't have to drive one outside of the training course). Ride was super bumpy too but maybe that's normal. Looked underneath and there was rust everywhere. It was close to $17k with 134k miles. Kinda pricey for a really old truck I think. That diesel sound was pretty cool though, have to admit.

Doesn't someone make a model called "work truck?" I think it may be Chevy. I actually just want crank windows, have to have AC though and heat. No carpeting at all. I want it all rubberized for easy cleanup and I won't have to worry about getting it dirty lol. Don't think I could live with a regular cab though, I need some kind of back seat. I have too many kids for a regular cab. Actually I probably should get a regular cab as is truck will only be used sporadically.


So you couldn't have passenger plates on a 3500 until now? why is that? sounds ridiculous.

Umm, not sure about the face cord for full cord honestly lol. I know what they are but was trying to figure on the weight it could carry.

Just test drove this thing: https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for...l?listingId=578932473&clickType=myATCsavedcar
Went there after I test drove the F250. I kinda like it but it's almost $18k for a 2012 Sierra 1500 with 117,357 miles. Previous owner did a lot of mods to it. Very nice truck but it's kind of high off the ground, may be a pain to load ****. Also it feels like I'm driving a tank.
The payload on your average half ton chevy or ford pickup is usually around 1700-1800 lbs. nowadays according to manufacturers data no matter what box length you choose. You can bet there are fleet vehicles running around all day every day with twice that much weight in them.
 
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What! So can a ordinary resident get a commercial plate if they don't own a business? That's mind boggling lol. Trucks are all over the place here.

It’s not about owning a business, it’s about how much weight the vehicle can move. I’m sure there are many many more trucks here.
 
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Got the rest of the box elder all down and cleaned up, then dropped a couple smaller locust and two smaller cherry's. Cleaned up the cherry and will do the locust tomorrow(if the weather holds out). Nice big load of cherry on the pile of locust. Cut everything today with the little ms201, not as fast as others, but it got it done. I have 4 larger HDBL I will be dropping tomorrow too, 2 are green and two are dead standing, so I'll be adding a bit to the piles out front. I'm also pushing these with the tractor to loosen them and then removing the stumps, nice to set the lean up right were they need to go :happy: .
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Got the rest of the box elder all down and cleaned up, then dropped a couple smaller locust and two smaller cherry's. Cleaned up the cherry and will do the locust tomorrow(if the weather holds out). Nice big load of cherry on the pile of locust. Cut everything today with the little ms201, not as fast as others, but it got it done. I have 4 larger HDBL I will be dropping tomorrow too, 2 are green and two are dead standing, so I'll be adding a bit to the piles out front. I'm also pushing these with the tractor to loosen them and then removing the stumps, nice to set the lean up right were they need to go :happy: .
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Is that your yard/property? If it is, I hate you. So jealous
 
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The deer helping with clean up 4250B483-1219-4886-9315-69775A39EBCC.jpeg Took the scrounge locating tool out for a ride A1222CC9-9EE8-468A-9AA8-9B388EDCB02A.jpeg 05904081-145B-4271-8DA1-DDB8D7553248.jpeg First ride of the season, sure was nice out. Found some nice dead standing red fir along the road on the way to the trail head that I hadn’t noticed before. Hopefully I’ll remember where they are when firewood season opens in May, probably should start writing these places down so I don’t forget.
 
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The payload on your average half ton chevy or ford pickup is usually around 1700-1800 lbs. nowadays according to manufacturers data no matter what box length you choose. You can bet there are fleet vehicles running around all day every day with twice that much weight in them.
People actually break the law? :laughing: 20160326_174544_resized_1.jpg
 
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Are you talking about a face cord or a full cord? If you stack it carefully, you can get 1 and 1/2 face cord on a short box Chevy and that's about all your suspension and brakes want if you're going any distance.

I've been on the hunt for a pickup too. Used trucks are fetching ridiculous prices and I've entertained the thought of a new one. Chevrolet has a database of all the new inventory in the USA. Last I checked, there were a grand total of 3 2021 standard cab, long box, 4wd, 1/2 ton, V-6 Chevy pick-ups in the entire state of Michigan. There was a red one in Lansing that I would have pulled the trigger on but it was gone before I could even get down there to look a

People actually break the law? :laughing: View attachment 899790
Mmmm, Mulberry?
 
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Back to trucks. It took my dealer a few weeks to find my truck. He told me they were hard to find until I told him I found several in Baltimore area and I could buy there. I had my truck the next week. Take a guess where it came from? Not sure about the other mfg's. but ford has shut down production due to a shortage of plastic and computer chips. This has driven up the price of used trucks for the time being. My dealer had 2 F-250 regular cab 8 foot bed trucks on the lot but they were only 2WD.
 

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Back to trucks. It took my dealer a few weeks to find my truck. He told me they were hard to find until I told him I found several in Baltimore area and I could buy there. I had my truck the next week. Take a guess where it came from? Not sure about the other mfg's. but ford has shut down production due to a shortage of plastic and computer chips. This has driven up the price of used trucks for the time being. My dealer had 2 F-250 regular cab 8 foot bed trucks on the lot but they were only 2WD.
Interesting as the only dealers with a lot of stock on their lots around here are Ford dealers. GM dealers are pretty sparse and their new vehicles often sell before they arrive (And I’m talking about their lot vehicles, not special order.) And trades are selling before they’ve even been put on the lot.

The pandemic is interesting because you have one subset hurting because they are out of work and the other subset who are either in an industry that’s booming because of the switch in spending or people who are forced to stay home and can’t spent their $$ at bars or on vacations are now making discretionary purchases with their saved money.

Used prices are insane for late model boats/atv’s/snowmobiles etc, very few new available. Saw prices on eBay have gone insane. Gun and ammo prices (obviously driven by multiple factors) are crazy even if you are lucky enough to find what you need.
 
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Gun and ammo prices (obviously driven by multiple factors) are crazy even if you are lucky enough to find what you need.
That's because of all us conspiracy theorists, I got mine.
I'd say it does have something to do with the 24 million guns sold last yr, and the records we've been setting this yr on sales.
8.1 million new owners last yr, and we have been setting pace this yr to beat that.
Joe is supposed to make an announcement this week yet I heard, I don't care what he says, I'll keep buying and selling.
Shall not infringe.
 
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Is that your yard/property? If it is, I hate you. So jealous
Yep, and the neighbors, I can cut there if needed too currently. Last yr spring I filled both sides of the woodshed with dead standing and deadfall BL(it doesn't rot much at all). Don't be jealous, you're welcome to come by anytime, as far as the black locust, you'll have to get your own :laugh:.
 
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The deer helping with clean up View attachment 899786 Took the scrounge locating tool out for a ride View attachment 899785 View attachment 899787 First ride of the season, sure was nice out. Found some nice dead standing red fir along the road on the way to the trail head that I hadn’t noticed before. Hopefully I’ll remember where they are when firewood season opens in May, probably should start writing these places down so I don’t forget.
Those deer look fluffy, kinda like I feel/look right now :sucks:.
I have lost some weight this spring, good thing I have the elastic chaps:laughing:.
Can you put those spots on a gps app as saved locations so it will take you right back to them.
 

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That's because of all us conspiracy theorists, I got mine.
I'd say it does have something to do with the 24 million guns sold last yr, and the records we've been setting this yr on sales.
8.1 million new owners last yr, and we have been setting pace this yr to beat that.
Joe is supposed to make an announcement this week yet I heard, I don't care what he says, I'll keep buying and selling.
Shall not infringe.
Sucks that Federal cartridge did mass layoffs at the beginning of the Trump presidency due to what they said was lack of demand. According to them, they produced more rounds than ever last year and most stores have zero stock.

Secret tip to all of you gun folks....gas stations off the beaten path that sell sporting goods usually have ammo and often it is still priced at old prices. Fleet supply store in the largest town near me has ZERO centerfire rifle or pistol cartridges. Little gas station on the north end of the small town 6 miles away has enough ammo to fill a short box pickup.
 
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