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Old 05-02-2013, 05:44 PM   #1
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Who uses their tacoma for landscaping? Photos?

I plan on using the new truck to pull a 6x12 enclosed trailer with a zero turn and push mowers. Who on here uses their Tacoma for Landscaping/Handyman work? Do you have photos of your truck and equipment?
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:25 PM   #2
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Does pulling bushes count as using it for landscaping :-)
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:27 PM   #3
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Put a light on that flag.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:38 PM   #4
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Got one. Redoing all the beds then will be shining bright
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:51 PM   #5
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I will take some pictures tomorrow. I own a landscaping company in colorado and use my '13 double cab as a work / play truck. I I usually pull my 12x6 with 2 walker riders. Pulls it just fine. Was pulling my trailer with a dura max but was a bit over kill so that truck is used for pulling our 14' dump trailer
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The 4x2 base Tacomas seem really popular with landscaping and pest control companies in the southwest.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:08 PM   #7
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No way! My taco might get dirty
Or even worse a scratch!
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:13 PM   #8
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Lots of gardeners in my area have tacomas.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:19 PM   #9
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I put a full yard of compost or soil in the bed every spring and have loaded it with 1200 pounds of lime in 50lb bags. All trips without any problems, but I have had the leaf spring TSB done
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2400lbs of concrete

pouring a wall, finish at 9pm

my irrigation set up


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Great pictures. Looks like mine
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:02 PM   #13
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I do my own landscaping. A few weeks ago I accidentally had a ton of dirt dumped into the bed of my truck. I was only going to have him dump half in but he dumped it all before I could say anything. Oops! Had about an inch between my bump stops and the frame. I only had a few miles to drive, but I felt bad about it.
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Great pictures. Looks like mine
Thanks! Yeah, I have airbags, and I wouldn't suggest loading it like i do
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This landscape is about 6 months old now


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Not sure if this counts, but am posting it anyway. I only do this in the fall for picking up leaves. We have a 2 acre yard and it has 7 gigantic cottonwood trees in it, all are over 100 years old so you can imagine the leaf output! It took an entire weekend to do it all this year. I use the lawnmower with the bagger to drive laps around the yard picking up leaves. This time, due to a snowstorm a couple weeks in advance it took longer because it had packed the leaves all down really bad. As you can see, my dog is my lil helper, her job was to pack the leaves down in the bed so I could get the most out of the loads. I've found this is the best method since the bags on the mower fill up so fast, sometimes they are jammed full in 20 yards of mowing. Before, I had to make thousands of trips back and forth to the much pile and it was not only time consuming, but burned up a bunch of gas in the mower. Using the truck method is way better. This load pictured was the last of the day, and it was also the worst because all those leaves were the wettest, they were up against the house in the shade so the sun couldn't dry them out like the others. Pulled a muscle in my back trying to wrestle them out. Good thing it was the last load because I couldn't have done any more for a few days. I also use it to haul firewood up to the house in the winter, but haven't got any pictures of that. Maybe next winter, but woodstove season is over. I only burn firewood in the dead of winter when it's bitterly cold, otherwise the natural gas heater does fine.


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Not sure if this counts, but am posting it anyway. I only do this in the fall for picking up leaves. We have a 2 acre yard and it has 7 gigantic cottonwood trees in it, all are over 100 years old so you can imagine the leaf output! It took an entire weekend to do it all this year. I use the lawnmower with the bagger to drive laps around the yard picking up leaves. This time, due to a snowstorm a couple weeks in advance it took longer because it had packed the leaves all down really bad. As you can see, my dog is my lil helper, her job was to pack the leaves down in the bed so I could get the most out of the loads. I've found this is the best method since the bags on the mower fill up so fast, sometimes they are jammed full in 20 yards of mowing. Before, I had to make thousands of trips back and forth to the much pile and it was not only time consuming, but burned up a bunch of gas in the mower. Using the truck method is way better. This load pictured was the last of the day, and it was also the worst because all those leaves were the wettest, they were up against the house in the shade so the sun couldn't dry them out like the others. Pulled a muscle in my back trying to wrestle them out. Good thing it was the last load because I couldn't have done any more for a few days. I also use it to haul firewood up to the house in the winter, but haven't got any pictures of that. Maybe next winter, but woodstove season is over. I only burn firewood in the dead of winter when it's bitterly cold, otherwise the natural gas heater does fine.


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how many yards of mulch did you guys fit in a 6.5ft bed? 1yrd?
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how many yards of mulch did you guys fit in a 6.5ft bed? 1yrd?
I hauled home 1 yard of mulch a few days ago.. filled it right to the brim but not over. I was about 1.5" above the bump stops. Like moondeath said above.. felt a bit bad, but it rode fine the whole way home.
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