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How to Choose a Truck for Your Homestead

How to Choose a Truck for Your Homestead

Are you looking for a new homestead truck? If you are, it needs to be an all-around truck and reliable, but just like any homestead, also unique to you. Whatever you want in a truck is based on what you're going to be using it for. Here are some of the questions you can ask yourself before you start your quest.

What Will You Use the Truck For?

Trucks are versatile. There are tons of different types of trucks, from pick-up trucks to full-sized trucks, and the kind of truck you need depends on what you're using it for. The first thing you may want to consider is whether you're going to need a new truck or a used truck.

There are benefits to both. If you're investing in a truck that you want to work hard for a long time to come, a new truck can make sense; even though you're spending more, it comes with a warranty. A used truck costs less, but there is a possibility that it will break down sooner compared to a new truck.

The size of the truck is also going to factor in. Do you need a four-door cab or a two-door cab? Do you need a full bed or can you have a half bed? How much do you move and how many people will you be driving with? All of this helps you narrow down your selection.

Do you need a lot of torque? Are you going to be hauling or mostly just transporting small amounts of goods? Don't forget that trucks are almost infinitely customizable. Take a regular Ford or Chevy truck, and you can get them in nearly any package.

Do You Need a 4WD or 2WD?

How rugged does your homestead truck need to be? 4WD trucks aren't always necessary. If you aren't going over particularly rough terrain on your farm — if it's mostly packed dirt or asphalt — then you won't need a 4WD truck. But a 2WD truck may not be suitable for you if you're going to be going over rougher terrain. 

This directly relates as well to the towing power of your engine. Do you need a lot of torque? Are you going to be hauling or mostly just transporting small amounts of goods? Don't forget that trucks are almost infinitely customizable. Take a regular Ford or Chevy truck, and you can get them in nearly any package.

So what are some of the favorite trucks for farms and farmers? The Ford F-Series and the Chevy Silverado both topped the list, which is understandable; they have a reputation for being both safe and reliable. These trucks were followed up by Ram trucks, the GMC Sierra, the Toyota Tundra, and the Nissan Titan.

Are you ready to find the homestead truck with the features and performance that you need? Come down to Chillicothe Truck and Accessories to start your hunt for your next farm truck. 

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