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Drew Gemma
11-29-2009, 07:23 PM
How many miles do you get out of a brake job?
tires how many miles?
What over all lengths are still able to service residential areas without being to long?
Anything else you can provide would be greatful!

We are tired of the so called work truck options maint. cost and inital expense just not worth it?

clay duncan
11-29-2009, 09:42 PM
i have a 06 w3500 with 35000 miles. still on original brakes, replaced tires at 25000 miles, 16 foot bed (12 flat-4 dovetail).....

threeleafllc
11-30-2009, 06:55 PM
we tend to get around 35k miles on the brakes,tires we get about 50k miles,
the truck is a 05 izuzu npr with a 16 ft box and dove tail with gate off the back. the truck is a res maint truck. it runs in some really tight parts and we have never had an issue..it really is the best maint truck we own..the only reason we bought the box truck was because we have no more room in the shop for more equipment. the next one will be and open landscaper body..
im me if you have more ?
here is a pic of ours if you wanna see more let me know

Drew Gemma
11-30-2009, 09:11 PM
I am looking at bying the w4500 NQR. Either a 150 or 176 wheel base. We need a debris box (some type of set up) and closed storage. Wondering if that wheel base will be to much the 176. also wanting to fit 2 ghs walkers, 36hydro then rotate days with other mowers plus other handhelds.

Reason for the nqr is the extra payload with equipment and debris payload.

Looking to run 3 guy crew out of the truck. Local fab guy has pretty good design for low weight dumping debris box.

i am looking for used also so it their any model or option to avoid or that is a must have.

Drew Gemma
11-30-2009, 09:13 PM
one more what is the height from the ground to the floor of the box also, and how long are the ramps. what height box would you recommend.

threeleafllc
11-30-2009, 09:26 PM
ill get the exact specs tomorrow when i get to the office.
we run a 3 guy crew in that truck everyday and i havent had them complain.
ill grab that stuff as soon as i can for yah
Allen

EA Quinn
12-18-2009, 09:17 PM
Heres a picture of one of our trucks. It's the first cabover we have bought, and it is working out awesome. The flat part of the deck is 20' with a 4' dovetail. We had supreme body build it a custom size, because during fall clean-ups, we need the extra room. The turning radius is great with these trucks, and although our truck is long, we can just about take it anywhere.
http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=107530&stc=1&d=1209478631

JB1
12-18-2009, 09:21 PM
Heres a picture of one of our trucks. It's the first cabover we have bought, and it is working out awesome. The flat part of the deck is 20' with a 4' dovetail. We had supreme body build it a custom size, because during fall clean-ups, we need the extra room. The turning radius is great with these trucks, and although our truck is long, we can just about take it anywhere.
http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=107530&stc=1&d=1209478631



I gotta agree, these trucks are the best, my problem is I wish I had bought one sooner.

Gravel Rat
12-18-2009, 10:46 PM
The Isuzu/GMC trucks usually have a factory installed exhaust brake the holds fairly well. The guys with cabovers here used to get 2 years out of the brakes. Trucks driven 5 days a week about 30,000 miles a year. Other parts like clutches and tires were done at regular intervals.

Drew Gemma
12-18-2009, 10:47 PM
I am looking for a 14 L x 6.5 high 8 Wide roll up door box? Aluminum or FRP

mdlwn1
12-19-2009, 08:03 AM
My 02 w-3500 had 55,000 miles before it needed brakes and front tires. Thats me driving it on flat roads, 16' trailer with no trailer brakes.

Brad Ent
12-23-2009, 08:15 AM
Quin,
What do you do with the truck in the winter?
What are your thoughts on the dumping landscape body with detachable beaver tail made by Wilro?

lawn king
12-23-2009, 10:05 AM
My factory brakes are finally done, i got 68000 out of them. I always use the jake brake & the trailer brakes!