What is everyones opinion on using the Rangers as a work truck? They would have a ladder rack and probably regularly carry 500lbs. I have considered picking up a bunch of rangers for work trucks since they get a bit better gas mileage then a larger truck, but I am concerned they their transmission might not hold up to our uses.
500lbs is no big deal for a ranger, just look at the spec sheet. Most fleet buyers shy away from manual trans to cut down on abuse, but there is no reason either trans would be stressed by such a small amount of weight.