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greenscapes,inc.
03-24-2007, 07:43 PM
Finally my truck is finished!! 2007 Isuzu NPR with the 6.0 Gas. Picked it up on thursday and drove it back home almost 800 Miles. I have been installing trimmer racks and a few other things today. I was pretty impressed how it drove home. The only down side is the best MPG I got was 8.2

PearceLawn
03-24-2007, 07:51 PM
Man is that sweet!!! I hope you have good luck with it and just so you know, I am officially jealous!!!

Stay safe.

JG Landscaping
03-24-2007, 07:52 PM
Very nice!...(yet very thirsty)
Congrats:clapping:

greenscapes,inc.
03-24-2007, 08:49 PM
I got it loaded up and snapped a few pics.

Lawn Enforcer
03-25-2007, 12:27 AM
Nice lookin' truck and mowers. If you don't mind me askin', how much did that set ya back?

Kickin Your Grass
03-25-2007, 12:58 AM
It looks great! How much did it set you back?

syzer
03-25-2007, 09:12 AM
Very nice, why did you prefer not to go diesel?

Duekster
03-25-2007, 09:35 AM
I would say mid twenties. I priced one with a custom Box on it and it was in the low 30's.

However, it looks like he Bought it from Deere.

greenscapes,inc.
03-25-2007, 11:14 AM
I paid a little over 29k with the fold down sides and all the trimmer racks. 20 Ft bed.
The diesels are about 4k more. Diesel is more expensive and they only get maybe 12 or 13 mpg. The gas motor has more horse power and just a little less torque.

It was just more economical to buy a gas. Yes a diesel will last longer but I could drop a new motor in when this goes out and still be cheaper than the diesel option. Not to mention it alot easier to find parts for a 6.0 Chevy.

Flow Control
03-25-2007, 01:32 PM
Diesel is more expensive and they only get maybe 12 or 13 mpg.


So gas is 8mpg and diesel is 12-13mpg? If you take 8 x 1.5 = 12 so a savings of 50% if figured that way or 33% the other way. I am seasonal but we average 15-20K miles per a truck for the 7-8 months. So it would be a savings of 412.5 gallons - 550 gallons or $1,175.63-$1567.5 per a truck per a year or $5878.15-$7,837.5 over 5 years (plus the labor cost of having your guys at the gas station and not making money), I realize that maintenance is more on diesel and the selling point of the truck was the bed and you are on a budget and I would have done the same thing by not going over the budget but if one can afford the diesel and can do the maintenance themselves they are a good option to consider.

Congrats on the new truck, was not trying to be negative if I came off that way I did not mean to

Tim Wright
03-25-2007, 03:17 PM
Hooolllllddddddd It! I see Huskavarna mowers on the truck with JD mud flaps!!!!!! LOL

Tim

topdog
03-25-2007, 03:50 PM
looks great!

garrettlawn
03-25-2007, 07:30 PM
since when have diesels been more maint. than a gas? i must have missed something growing up in the trucking industry

Duekster
03-25-2007, 07:33 PM
since when have diesels been more maint. than a gas? i must have missed something growing up in the trucking industry

The cost of an oil change is a bit high. *trucewhiteflag*

Gaturf
03-25-2007, 07:58 PM
come on guys.....is this going to be ANOTHER debate about diesel vs. gas? get over it guys.....there are selling points to both! just give the man a congrats on his new purchase and wish him luck on a great season. find one of the 100 other threads about diesel vs gas!

ga turf

lawnangel1
03-25-2007, 09:09 PM
I saw a truck similar to yours in a catalog and they called it a john deere edition. Is yours a deere edition? If so besides the mud flaps what else does the "deere edition" include?

garrettlawn
03-25-2007, 10:00 PM
I admit I do like the truck. Just didn't know there was more maint. to be done on diesel trucks.

Gaturf
03-25-2007, 10:06 PM
Im thinking about making the switch to landscaping truck. would you mind me asking about how much you pay for insurance? or if anyone on this site drives a similar truck, could you tell me alittle bit about the cost?

gaturf

Duekster
03-25-2007, 10:21 PM
I saw a truck similar to yours in a catalog and they called it a john deere edition. Is yours a deere edition? If so besides the mud flaps what else does the "deere edition" include?
It's green. :hammerhead:

Duekster
03-25-2007, 10:22 PM
http://www.j-rod.com/truck_beds_detail_landscape.htm

http://www.j-rod.com/brochures/landscape_beds_brochure2.pdf

I guess we are luck they are so close. There is also one of the bigger box body companies close too.

greenscapes,inc.
03-26-2007, 12:04 AM
The bed was made by Supreme Corp. They teamed up with John Deere and I got $1000 rebate from John Deere also $500 off a John Deere Z Track.

Insurance I think I will be right around $100 per month.

Thanks for all the comments guys.

Duekster
03-26-2007, 12:06 AM
The bed was made by Supreme Corp. They teamed up with John Deere and I got $1000 rebate from John Deere also $500 off a John Deere Z Track.

Insurance I think I will be right around $100 per month.

Thanks for all the comments guys.


Supreme is the name I was looking for.... They do a lot of box trucks..... J Rod does a real nice job on the flat bed stuff. Both are in Texas.

Lawn-Scape
05-17-2007, 09:40 PM
Awesome Truck! Congrats!!

LawnMowerBoy48
05-22-2007, 11:15 PM
Great looking truck, at the place I work at we now have 5 Isuzu's NPR's. Our's are diesels and have dump bodies on them, but they are great trucks. Awesome for plowing, you can see the whole blade with the cab-over. I cannot think of a problem that we have has with them other than a guy pressure washing EVERYTHING in the cab and losing the radio and me backing into a door with a skid steer. The only thing that I do not like about them is that I feel they are a little under-powered. Overall great trucks, other than what I feel as under-powered, they have such an array of body options to chose from, you will certainly enjoy this truck, congratulations!!! I am still trying to convince my boss to lose the pickup trucks and enclosed trailers and switch to them.

Rons Rightway Lawncare
05-23-2007, 12:08 AM
I have the same truck, only with a black bed and only 18 foot long bed. I paid 26,500$ put the door and pay statefarm about 65$ per month for full coverage.

My gas milage was in the low to mid 8's till lately and it is now doing a impressive 9.2 to 9.6 mpg! Wow.... no not really

yeah, diesel would have saved me some money on fuel, but I think overall the Gas engine option was the better choice for me. If you drive both the diesel and the gasser, it is pretty hard to want to pay more for a slower and louder engine!

Marek
05-23-2007, 09:30 PM
what mpg are the diesels getting ?

Rons Rightway Lawncare
05-23-2007, 11:29 PM
I was told they get around 10-12 MPG depending on type of bed - box or open - and load and how they are driven.

Echelon
05-24-2007, 12:51 AM
ive got an old 1990 gmc/isuzu. its a normally aspirated 6.5 ltr. six cylinder with a 4spd auto. i get between 11-13 mpg. its bed is similar to yours but shorter. dont know how id get along without it. great trucks.