View Full Version : How about Isuzu trucks

05-12-2002, 07:45 PM
My GMC truck keeps breaking down, Nothing but problems form when i got.

The truck is 98gmc 76,000 miles.

Must of went thru 5 fuel pumps

Two days ago i broke down. they said I needed a tune up and that would fix the problem. Cost of tune up $532.00

Yesterday I broke down again:angry:

So what about Izuzu truck? Would that be a way to go? Would be the only truck i use.


05-13-2002, 12:14 AM
I think we need more info. What would the intended use be? Dump? Pulling a trailer? Factors such as these can assist people in telling you what will work best for you.

05-13-2002, 08:38 AM
What I do is,

Plow and sand in the winter, Leaf removal, haul a 14' landscape trailer and would need a dump body. I haul mulch, stones, dirt, brush.

I think that cover everything.


05-14-2002, 10:21 AM
Isuzu make a good reliable truck. My personal preference is for
Mitsubishi. The Canter (FE) range are a good truck for the landscape industry. You can get a factory tipper body for them and they are very good. A lot of landscape supply yards use them
for deliveries.

karl klein
05-14-2002, 05:30 PM
isuza is part of gm

Brian Logee
05-14-2002, 08:08 PM
I am assuming you are asking about the Isuzu cab over. I have had one for 4 yrs. and I love it. I opted for the V8 gas engine. We work in mostly urban areas and the truck is very manuverable and easy to drive. You probably won't be able to use it for plowing or sanding, though.

05-14-2002, 10:48 PM
How about this one?

mitfuso (http://www.mitfuso.com/4wheel.htm)

05-16-2002, 12:28 AM
If you really want a workhorse buy a Dodge or a Ford. Pushing snow and towing heavy loads is tough on a truck. I have had gm trucks and they ride nice but they are not mules like dodge or ford. That is my opinion and my voice of expirience. Get a diesel you will love it. I dont see many isuzu trucks doing any lawncare or landscape work in my state.

05-23-2002, 09:40 PM

I have owned my Isuzu NPR Hd since 1998(bought new)...... I'm currently looking to sell it. It has the 5.7 GM gas engine, auto trans, white cab/black stake dump body. 26,000+/- miles, 10' Stake/dump body with tail gate. Full snow aux. lighting kit, 10' Swenson Stainless steel MDV salter for $23,000.00

I have sub-contracted my way out of this truck.

E-mail me if your interested?




05-26-2002, 10:47 PM
Bridges, the first thing I would do is go to the shop where you got the $500+ tuneup and tell them they are going to fix it NOW for only the wholesale cost of the parts. A 98 truck should not be breaking down like this unless it has over 150K miles unless you are just abusing the heck out of it. I have a 98 Ram 1500 that I work hard and have had to replace the differential and 1 sensor. Thats it, in 65K miles; knock on wood.

05-29-2002, 10:33 PM
Nice truck.

I wouldn't need a sander, I already have one, but yours is in better shape.

Did you have a plow on that.

What kind of side boards do have for it?

the first thing I would do is go to the shop where you got the $500+ tuneup and tell them they are going to fix it NOW for only the wholesale cost of the parts

Everything was covered under the waranty

06-04-2002, 08:48 AM
1990 Mitsubishi Canter FE444. 486000km (or 301000 miles) on it
Motor and driveline never touched.Still runs quite well.Used daily.
I flog the guts out of it.

06-22-2002, 04:07 PM
Way to go southside!

Nice high miles on that beast. Cars last so long without rust.

People in the northrn U.S. tend to go through trucks and never see a full lifespan. I bet you can keep driving it for another 150-200k miles.


06-23-2002, 04:42 AM

Yeah thats the plan. The truck still has a top speed of 115 kph
(or 72mph).It stays on that speed most of the time. Mostly highway travelling. Accelerates well,like a dog shot in the arse.:D

06-24-2002, 01:04 AM
Way to go Karl,

Thats great.