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  • Garth & Kim Travis
    Greetings, We need a new farm vehicle, something that can really pull a load and that has cargo space. Trucks are good, but the fuel economy is not great. I
    Message 1 of 5 , Oct 7, 2011
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      Greetings,

      We need a new farm vehicle, something that can really pull a load and
      that has cargo space. Trucks are good, but the fuel economy is not
      great. I was hoping for a hybrid, but as I understand it, the hybrids
      are not there yet.

      Does anyone have a favorite they would buy if they were in the market?
      I am looking for plain Jane, not fancy. This is a working farm truck,
      but it does make long trips sometimes, so comfort is an issue. It does
      get driven across fields etc, as well as on the road. It has to haul at
      least 3500lbs. I like the new vehicles that have no carpet. This would
      make hauling the occasional lamb or sheep inside much easier.

      Part of me is thinking SUV, especially the new hybrids, but I am not
      sure they would have the performance I need. Although they have the
      fuel economic I am looking for.

      --
      Bright Blessings,
      Garth & Kim Travis
      www.TheRoseColoredForest.com
      Bedias, Texas
      936-395-0110
    • John P. Matznick
      Kim and Garth. I have a Dodge right now and want to do an upgrade as well sometime next year so I have been asking around too. Most people that have driven
      Message 2 of 5 , Oct 7, 2011
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        Kim and Garth. I have a Dodge right now and want to do an upgrade as well sometime next year so I have been asking around too.
        Most people that have driven trucks longer than me have recommended the Chevy Duramax.
        There is another option.... not a lot of people know this but Bob Lutz, formerly of GM is now with a company called Via Motors and they are working on 3 range extended trucks and vans. 
        They are the same concept as the Chevy Volt which I think is the next step up as regular hybrids are antiquated technology now.


        Regards 
        John P. Matznick 
        Renewable Energy & Sustainability Consultant
        Green Tech Fusion
        888.642.0226
        www.GreenTechFusion.com -  Sustainable & Renewable Technologies



        On Oct 7, 2011, at 7:12 AM, Garth & Kim Travis wrote:

         

        Greetings,

        We need a new farm vehicle, something that can really pull a load and
        that has cargo space. Trucks are good, but the fuel economy is not
        great. I was hoping for a hybrid, but as I understand it, the hybrids
        are not there yet.

        Does anyone have a favorite they would buy if they were in the market?
        I am looking for plain Jane, not fancy. This is a working farm truck,
        but it does make long trips sometimes, so comfort is an issue. It does
        get driven across fields etc, as well as on the road. It has to haul at
        least 3500lbs. I like the new vehicles that have no carpet. This would
        make hauling the occasional lamb or sheep inside much easier.

        Part of me is thinking SUV, especially the new hybrids, but I am not
        sure they would have the performance I need. Although they have the
        fuel economic I am looking for.

        --
        Bright Blessings,
        Garth & Kim Travis
        www.TheRoseColoredForest.com
        Bedias, Texas
        936-395-0110


      • Garth & Kim Travis
        Greetings, It is wonderful to see that they are being built, but the price, ouch. The farm needs to be able to pay for the truck, and they are three times the
        Message 3 of 5 , Oct 8, 2011
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          Greetings,
          It is wonderful to see that they are being built, but the price, ouch.
          The farm needs to be able to pay for the truck, and they are three times
          the budget. I wish I was richer, they look great. Maybe my next truck,
          in about 15 years will be one. There is not a lot of money is raising food.

          Bright Blessings,
          Garth & Kim Travis
          www.TheRoseColoredForest.com
          Bedias, Texas
          936-395-0110

          On 10/7/2011 7:04 PM, John P. Matznick wrote:
          > Kim and Garth. I have a Dodge right now and want to do an upgrade as
          > well sometime next year so I have been asking around too.
          >
          > Most people that have driven trucks longer than me have recommended the
          > Chevy Duramax.
          > There is another option.... not a lot of people know this but Bob Lutz,
          > formerly of GM is now with a company called Via Motors and they are
          > working on 3 range extended trucks and vans.
          > They are the same concept as the Chevy Volt which I think is the next
          > step up as regular hybrids are antiquated technology now.
          >
          > http://www.viamotors.com
          >
          > Regards
          > *John P. Matznick*
          > Renewable Energy & Sustainability Consultant
          > Green Tech Fusion
          > 888.642.0226
          > www.GreenTechFusion.com <http://www.GreenTechFusion.com/> - Sustainable
          > & Renewable Technologies
          >
          >
          >
          > On Oct 7, 2011, at 7:12 AM, Garth & Kim Travis wrote:
          >
          >> Greetings,
          >>
          >> We need a new farm vehicle, something that can really pull a load and
          >> that has cargo space. Trucks are good, but the fuel economy is not
          >> great. I was hoping for a hybrid, but as I understand it, the hybrids
          >> are not there yet.
          >>
          >> Does anyone have a favorite they would buy if they were in the market?
          >> I am looking for plain Jane, not fancy. This is a working farm truck,
          >> but it does make long trips sometimes, so comfort is an issue. It does
          >> get driven across fields etc, as well as on the road. It has to haul at
          >> least 3500lbs. I like the new vehicles that have no carpet. This would
          >> make hauling the occasional lamb or sheep inside much easier.
          >>
          >> Part of me is thinking SUV, especially the new hybrids, but I am not
          >> sure they would have the performance I need. Although they have the
          >> fuel economic I am looking for.
          >>
          >> --
          >> Bright Blessings,
          >> Garth & Kim Travis
          >> www.TheRoseColoredForest.com <http://www.TheRoseColoredForest.com>
          >> Bedias, Texas
          >> 936-395-0110
          >>
          >
          >
          >
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        • russellrwarren@gmail.com
          I would get a low end diesel for a great tow capacity and good mileage (for a truck). You could then experiment with using or even making biofuel for it. Sent
          Message 4 of 5 , Oct 8, 2011
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            I would get a low end diesel for a great tow capacity and good mileage (for a truck). You could then experiment with using or even making biofuel for it.

            Sent from my iPhone

            On Oct 8, 2011, at 5:28 AM, Garth & Kim Travis <gartht@...> wrote:

            > Greetings,
            > It is wonderful to see that they are being built, but the price, ouch.
            > The farm needs to be able to pay for the truck, and they are three times
            > the budget. I wish I was richer, they look great. Maybe my next truck,
            > in about 15 years will be one. There is not a lot of money is raising food.
            >
            > Bright Blessings,
            > Garth & Kim Travis
            > www.TheRoseColoredForest.com
            > Bedias, Texas
            > 936-395-0110
            >
            > On 10/7/2011 7:04 PM, John P. Matznick wrote:
            >> Kim and Garth. I have a Dodge right now and want to do an upgrade as
            >> well sometime next year so I have been asking around too.
            >>
            >> Most people that have driven trucks longer than me have recommended the
            >> Chevy Duramax.
            >> There is another option.... not a lot of people know this but Bob Lutz,
            >> formerly of GM is now with a company called Via Motors and they are
            >> working on 3 range extended trucks and vans.
            >> They are the same concept as the Chevy Volt which I think is the next
            >> step up as regular hybrids are antiquated technology now.
            >>
            >> http://www.viamotors.com
            >>
            >> Regards
            >> *John P. Matznick*
            >> Renewable Energy & Sustainability Consultant
            >> Green Tech Fusion
            >> 888.642.0226
            >> www.GreenTechFusion.com <http://www.GreenTechFusion.com/> - Sustainable
            >> & Renewable Technologies
            >>
            >>
            >>
            >> On Oct 7, 2011, at 7:12 AM, Garth & Kim Travis wrote:
            >>
            >>> Greetings,
            >>>
            >>> We need a new farm vehicle, something that can really pull a load and
            >>> that has cargo space. Trucks are good, but the fuel economy is not
            >>> great. I was hoping for a hybrid, but as I understand it, the hybrids
            >>> are not there yet.
            >>>
            >>> Does anyone have a favorite they would buy if they were in the market?
            >>> I am looking for plain Jane, not fancy. This is a working farm truck,
            >>> but it does make long trips sometimes, so comfort is an issue. It does
            >>> get driven across fields etc, as well as on the road. It has to haul at
            >>> least 3500lbs. I like the new vehicles that have no carpet. This would
            >>> make hauling the occasional lamb or sheep inside much easier.
            >>>
            >>> Part of me is thinking SUV, especially the new hybrids, but I am not
            >>> sure they would have the performance I need. Although they have the
            >>> fuel economic I am looking for.
            >>>
            >>> --
            >>> Bright Blessings,
            >>> Garth & Kim Travis
            >>> www.TheRoseColoredForest.com <http://www.TheRoseColoredForest.com>
            >>> Bedias, Texas
            >>> 936-395-0110
            >>>
            >>
            >>
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          • Garth & Kim Travis
            Greetings, We did that back in 2005, I had a Volkswagen Gulf TDI. However, we found that making biodiesel is not fun. I have lots of waste veggie oil, as my
            Message 5 of 5 , Oct 8, 2011
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              Greetings,

              We did that back in 2005, I had a Volkswagen Gulf TDI. However, we
              found that making biodiesel is not fun. I have lots of waste veggie
              oil, as my tractor runs on it, but the new diesels will not run on it.
              My chemical sensitivity makes doing biodiesel an impossibility for me,
              unfortunately, and hubby hated doing it.

              Bright Blessings,
              Garth & Kim Travis
              www.TheRoseColoredForest.com
              Bedias, Texas
              936-395-0110

              On 10/8/2011 7:30 AM, russellrwarren@... wrote:
              > I would get a low end diesel for a great tow capacity and good mileage
              > (for a truck). You could then experiment with using or even making
              > biofuel for it.
              >
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