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garricksanto
01-26-2008, 09:06 AM
I’m new to this board and looking into the Switch-N-Go system.
Does anyone have any feedback?
What do you like, dislike?
How much did you pay for the unit and any upgrades?

Thanks for any help.

lawn king
01-26-2008, 09:20 AM
What gvw. did you have in mind?

ZX12R
01-26-2008, 12:22 PM
Where in the northeast are you? If you are in or around NJ,I will give you two SNG dealers that I have recently spoken to.Here's some information I will pass on to you,but ,I am sure others on this forum that have SNG's will chime in.

I was quoted prices of between 14 and 15k,for a 12' system(not the body,but the frame the body will sit on).This was for a GMC 4500/5500 with a 176" wheelbase and a 108 CA. Price included the body,trailer wiring,brake controller,fenders,lights,and hitch.......basically,everything you needed to put the truck to work.

lawnMaster5000
01-26-2008, 12:40 PM
search swith-n-go and you will come up with a fair amount of information.

There are at least two guys that have a thread dedicated to there swtch-n-go trucks, one is tthomas, and I cant remember the other ones name, but it is a black truck.

garricksanto
01-26-2008, 01:26 PM
I'm from Boston area? truck that I'm thinking about is c5500 ca 108".

etwman
01-26-2008, 03:18 PM
We have 2 systems, 6 bodies, and are about to go to a 3rd setup. All in all they have been a great asset.

Here's the thread that talks about our setups. Its a long thread but we started talking about the SNG's around page 21.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=37810

P.Services
01-26-2008, 04:26 PM
there is a f750 with a sng on it for sale on ebay.

ZX12R
01-26-2008, 05:18 PM
"I'm from Boston area? truck that I'm thinking about is c5500 ca 108"."


How much is the C&C on that C5500? What year?Are you willing to buy one out of state? I know where you can get a 2007 C5500(188 " wb) for 37k. If you want pre-emission,I was offered a 2007 C55OO(176"wb) for 39k,but,I bet you can get that for 37k. If you do not want to post prices,pm me.

lawn king
01-27-2008, 10:45 AM
I cant see setting up a hooklift in anything lighter than 19500#. By the time you deduct the weight for the hydraulics, piston & all the steele, then add the body, what will be left for payload?

Gravel Rat
01-27-2008, 01:25 PM
A switch and go is probably the lightest rolloff system you can get and I don't mean weak I mean not adding a whole lot of weight for the strength of the system. A conventional rail system will always be stronger and a little lighter.

As for gvw and legal payload you have to go with a larger truck to get any payload. A F-550 with the 19,000lb gvw is not really enough a 5 ton truck is a better choice. Your dropping the body on the ground so it is easier to load so lifting height isn't a concern.

tthomass
01-27-2008, 10:24 PM
Send me a PM and I can forward anyone interested contact information through a dealer that I am 99% positive is cheaper then others. I did not pay close to $15k for the hoist.........its been a year but I would guess $13,000. Just because you purchase through the dealer I used doesn't mean you have to go get it from them. They ship to whatever address you give them and not to mention the dealer I used is great to work with.

ConstSvcs
01-28-2008, 08:38 AM
I cant see setting up a hooklift in anything lighter than 19500#. By the time you deduct the weight for the hydraulics, piston & all the steele, then add the body, what will be left for payload?

AGREED don't be sold on a light chassis. The curb weight of a 17500 gvw cab forward chassis is 9,500 #...add 2,400# for a Switch-n-Go 12' light wt. can and frame unit and your up to 11,900# for payload and......fuel.

When all is done 15+K gets you a 3t legal load on an under 19,500# chassis. In my business the numbers didn't work, especially if your towing a trailer. Go heavy on the chassis .


Tom

garricksanto
01-28-2008, 12:04 PM
Thanks for all the info so far

garricksanto
01-28-2008, 12:05 PM
I dont have PM yet i need ten posts

P.Services
01-28-2008, 06:50 PM
look on ebay, there is another f650 with a hook lift and a f550 with a sng.

oakhillslandscaping
01-28-2008, 08:50 PM
i have been looking into these as well i would like to make my first big truck a six wheeler and my second a switch n go type system i was a little curious to the guys who have them do you like the arm or cable?