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Working Man's Trucks Let's See 'Em!

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by acdronin, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. acdronin

    acdronin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    In all respect to you LT guys, the lifted ones, the lowered ones, I figured I'd start a thread for the Working Class Heroes out there who are using their Tacomas for what they were meant for...work!
    Someday I hope to reward my truck with making her my Toy, but right now, with a kid in college and bills that don't pay themselves, I rely on my truck to bring in the checks. She has never let me down, did everything I ever asked of her with no complaints and on top of that, dayum if she doesn't make me look good!
    So what do you do for a living and post some pics of your Tacoma working hard!

    I do landscaping and anything that gets a check through the door.

    Here's mine with a baby Bobcat on the way to the job.

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  2. acdronin

    acdronin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    acdronin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Late finish in the dark, had to use the rear KC's for light to clean up the jobsite

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  4. Manwithoutaplan

    Manwithoutaplan the full Monty

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    you do not want people posting their trucks that solidly haul air most of the time :p
     
  5. acdronin

    acdronin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Estimate load weight with cap and shell about 3500 lbs with airbags, AAL and Billie 5100's, I don't recommend trying this at home, I am a deranged professional

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    Total chaos UCA's, icon coils, deaver long travel leaf pack with icon resi's, k and n intake
    My work truck only a few weeks old, still has the dealer plates on it. I service and sell fire extinguishers

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    Off Road tow pac. GTCovers wetskinz seat covers, Direct wired Escort 9500xi, Leer 180 w/ARB awning, bed mat, extra d-rings, rear dif breather relocated, Weathertec mats, Elite front with Warn M8000-s and Rigid D2's, BAMF sliders, ABS killswitch, Kicker Hideaway sub, UltraGauge, ATO rear with flush mount duallys, FJ Trail Team black rims w/Duratracs.

    I've wondered how these trucks do hauling a skid steer. Do you know the weight of yours off hand?
     
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    acdronin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Always good to have one of those on board!

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    acdronin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It's a rental but I think the trailer was 1200 and the Bobcat was 3200? Could be wrong though.
     
  10. precoma

    precoma Well-Known Member

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    Total chaos UCA's, icon coils, deaver long travel leaf pack with icon resi's, k and n intake
    Absolutely i have put out 3 diffrent car fires, 2 on the freeway and one driving up the mountain
     
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    acdronin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I drive a lot, I figured at some point the odds are good I may need this one day, didn't want no wussy 2.5's or 5's, this has almost 30 seconds of runtime, imo worth the extra weight and size
     
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  13. acdronin

    acdronin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    That a whole stack of Werner ladders?
     
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    Total chaos UCA's, icon coils, deaver long travel leaf pack with icon resi's, k and n intake
    Absolutely, when a whole engine bay or cab of a car is on fire its going to take alot more then 2.5-5 lb of powder to put it out
     
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    4 of em'. Finished at a site for the season. The next season the contractor out there that "ended up" with all of them!?!?!
     
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    Best ladders out there
     
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    I was hoping to end up with one when the job ended.
     
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    I'm a roofing contractor, my little tacoma is always loaded! All pro expo springs do a great job!

    About 1300lb's of flat roofing material
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    no THAT'S what I'm talking about! Nice truck!
     
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    Some beastly trucks posted on here! Very nice!!

    I wouldn't say I purchased my..what I call.."mighty mouse" 1st gen double cab primarily as a working man's truck but I did haul 450 sq ft worth of laminant flooring + rolls of under-layer pads with ease today from Lowe's that included driving the entire family home. I used a 10% Lowe's coupon plus they had a pretty sweet sale on flooring, got everything under $500 out the door. It was a hefty load of fake wood but the taco pulled everyone and everything home without hesitation! With the wife and I plus the 2 kids filling up the entire cab, I think that is pretty impressive. I just LOVE the utility and off road joyfulness our tacos bring!

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