The Top 10 Best Work Trucks

The ‘ten best work trucks’ listed below include everything from medium-sized pickups to big diesel ‘one tons.’ It’s recommended that one pay particular attention to required torque and power train warranties when investing in a work truck. Keep in mind that most major truck builders will also offer numerous bed accessories to adapt the truck to particular construction trades.

Silverado 1500/GMC Sierra

Chevy and Ford have squared off in the work truck arena for some time now. Chevy’s entry, the Silverado, is notable in that its power train warranty is good for 100,000 miles and it is transferable. Such a warranty is a particularly strong selling point for anyone needing a work truck.  Many competitors only offer a 60,000 mile power train warranty.

Silverado HD

The 2500 and 3500 are the Heavy Duty trucks in Chevy’s full-size pickup line. If your work truck needs include massive torque, a Diesel Silverado is the way to go. If towing will put serious pressure on the back end of the truck, a one ton ‘dually’ with tandem wheels in the back is often right choice. The Silverado or its GMC counterpart can tow as much as 22,700 pounds depending on how it’s configured.

Ford F-150

The F-150 has been the best-selling truck in the U.S.A. for a long time. Many families have been using Ford’s durable half-ton truck for several generations now. The F-150 can handle a payload of almost two and a half tons while still getting over 20 mph on the highway.

Ford F-250 and F-350

These heavy duty pickups include both gasoline and diesel engine options. These three quarter ton and one ton behemoths can perform many demanding duties on the farm or at the construction site. These Fords can transport equipment with ease.

Dodge Ram 1500

The Ram half ton work truck is a particularly tough and durable competitor in the crowded full-size pick up market. Its suspension is particularly capable in harsh environments.

Dodge Ram HD

Dodge teams up with Cummins to offer heavy duty diesel-powered work trucks. The three quarter and one ton pickups from Dodge can handle tough assignments and transport equipment that is extremely heavy.

Toyota Tundra

The Tundra is a competent competitor when it goes up against the American Chevy-Ford duo of work trucks. Toyota has built particular toughness into its Tundras even at the expense of some fuel economy.

Nissan Titan

The Titan has been a worthy competitor to its U.S. counterparts since

its introduction in 2004. The Titan can tow up to 9500 lbs. The cabin has received some creative attention from Nissan’s engineers. The rear seat completely folds to expand cargo space in the cabin. Also, the passenger seat folds into a work table, which is a nice feature for the busy contractor.

GMC Canyon/Chevy Colorado

This has been a medium-sized stalwart among work trucks for some time. One can get a lighter duty 2wd or a 4×4 complete with skid plate and other off-road features.  Production of the Canyon and Colorado will be shifting to Missouri as the next generation is introduced in 2013.

Nissan Frontier

The Frontier can be a good work truck for those that only need a medium-sized pick up. Nissan’s engineers have designed a particularly durable truck in an effort to compete in the American market. It carries the distinction of carrying particularly modest insurance costs.

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Carson is a blogging enthusiast as well as a big truck aficionado. Away from the computer, he enjoys attending monster truck rallies with his family and attending concerts with his cousins.

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