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lyube
05-14-2009, 01:14 AM
I know my boss likes to buy them around 100k and attach a folding ramp to the rear. These are the e-350 15' trucks with box on the back.

Anyone else go this way as far as transportation? It's a relatively secure way of transporting stuff and a cinch to secure quickly.

Dirt Digger2
05-14-2009, 01:36 AM
how is your relationship with buying ex-Ryder trucks?

lyube
05-14-2009, 02:04 AM
how is your relationship with buying ex-Ryder trucks?

What do you mean?

Dirt Digger2
05-14-2009, 02:11 AM
i mean when you buy these trucks...Ryder, Uhaul, etc... do the salesmen seem to be wanting to deal? Are they like any other used truck salesmen or are they more motivated to sell because of the fact they are a large multi-national company?

do these guys seems to treat you well or is it like going into a walmart and buying something off the shelf?

lyube
05-14-2009, 02:19 AM
i mean when you buy these trucks...Ryder, Uhaul, etc... do the salesmen seem to be wanting to deal? Are they like any other used truck salesmen or are they more motivated to sell because of the fact they are a large multi-national company?

do these guys seems to treat you well or is it like going into a walmart and buying something off the shelf?

I'm not sure how he buys them, but he does. The new one still has outlines from Budget on the sides, and the old one still has Uhaul in a few places.

I will ask.

n-green
05-14-2009, 05:28 PM
Ilike the idea of enclosed trucks over trailers but need to find a ramp system locally. I can't afford an SLT. Any ideas?

fool32696
05-14-2009, 06:49 PM
I've got an ex-budget GMC3500 with 16' box. Got it with 125k and it's been great so far.

South Florida Lawns
05-14-2009, 09:15 PM
I drove a 14' u haul and if you hit the gas then hit the brake you can hop the whole truck down the road. Most fun I ever had!

lyube
05-15-2009, 01:32 AM
Inside the e-350 is a trimmer rack system, 2 diesel 60/72 ZTRS, 1 21, 2 36" walk behinds, 3 trimmers, 2 blowers, few gallons of gas, air compressor, chains, 3 bodies...

Think the truck is overloaded?

unkownfl
05-15-2009, 01:22 PM
Inside the e-350 is a trimmer rack system, 2 diesel 60/72 ZTRS, 1 21, 2 36" walk behinds, 3 trimmers, 2 blowers, few gallons of gas, air compressor, chains, 3 bodies...

Think the truck is overloaded?

I believe the down fall is needing dot number, cdl, and medical card if you go with a bigger box not sure about gvwr though on the length you mentioned. That would have to be a long ramp to get that high wouldn't it or one with a curve so you don't bottom out the mower on top. People really beat those trucks put water in the gas to return them and everything I know someone that is a mechanic for them and people tear them up engine wise.

Dirt Digger2
05-15-2009, 03:13 PM
med cards are required for 17,000lbs and over i believe...it might be 16,000

terrypiper
05-15-2009, 10:34 PM
I've got an ex-budget GMC3500 with 16' box. Got it with 125k and it's been great so far.

what kind of ramp system do you have?

lyube
05-17-2009, 02:35 AM
I believe the down fall is needing dot number, cdl, and medical card if you go with a bigger box not sure about gvwr though on the length you mentioned. That would have to be a long ramp to get that high wouldn't it or one with a curve so you don't bottom out the mower on top. People really beat those trucks put water in the gas to return them and everything I know someone that is a mechanic for them and people tear them up engine wise.

I beleive it's a 15 foot box.

The deck of the ZTRs scrap the top of the ramp. Everytime, even when you push the deck footlift pedal.

When I upgrade to a bigger truck I'm looking at getting an F150 and putting a flat panel deck on the back with a ramp (Green mesh) and using it to haul around walk behinds.

fool32696
05-17-2009, 09:26 PM
My truck is used for decorative concrete installs only, so no ramp. I run my maintenance division out of a 14' enclosed trailer.