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Kmtservicesofjax
12-14-2009, 10:11 PM
Where can i buy a dovetail ramp for isuzu npr?

Elks
12-14-2009, 11:54 PM
u have to get a welder to make them

rcslawncare
12-15-2009, 07:45 AM
Im sure someone makes them, but your best bet, as said, is to get a welder to make on for your truck, it will look and perform better. I myself have been thinking of going to a box truck instead of truck and trailer.

Elks
12-15-2009, 07:55 AM
Check my truck out on my profile pics
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rcslawncare
12-15-2009, 08:10 AM
I love it, just what im looking for. Is it a diesel? What does that run you for a gate to be made and is that a 12 ft box?

Elks
12-15-2009, 08:14 AM
Yep 12 ft. Somehow it holds a kubota and stand on purfictly. 1000 for materials 1000 for labor if I remember corectly
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Elks
12-15-2009, 08:15 AM
I may get one or two 14 foot trucks in the spring and do the same thing.
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rcslawncare
12-15-2009, 08:25 AM
I think a 14 foot would be good for my 60" and 48" ztr. I was looking at the GMC vans cause I like the interior more. Just have to see.

Elks
12-15-2009, 08:39 AM
My truck is a gmc but its made by izuzu. It seats three and the turning radius is incredible. Can just about turn around in two lanes without backing up
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rcslawncare
12-15-2009, 08:41 AM
dang. That is very good!

Kmtservicesofjax
12-15-2009, 01:14 PM
Do you know where i can find some plans for Dovetail gate on Isuzu npr and a material list. Pictures anyone?

JRSlawn
12-15-2009, 04:04 PM
I was thinking of doing the same thing buying a used box truck and putting a dovetail on the back with fold down ramps. What do you guys do with the grass you bag up? I was thinking of getting a 16' box and making a plywood box for the front on wheels to roll off and dump anything the guys pic up branches, leaf, and grass we bag quite a bit but I was something easy to drive and manuver as well as something to free up some shop space. I was looking at super lawn trucks but they are so expensive 50k I think I could build a nice setup for around 20k thats a 30k savings

Drew Gemma
12-15-2009, 04:24 PM
Well we bag everything! So I am in the process of trying to build my own set up like a debris systems truck.

We are looking at a Isuz NQR / GMC W5500:
-176inch wb.

Behind the cab we are building a 4 x 8 x 7 box that dumps to the side. Behind that we want to put a 12 ft long box with a roll up door. Then a bifolding ramp gate that is spring loaded. I don't see the need for the dovetail when you can make the gate longer. That dovetail space is just wasted space. Tell me if I am nuts. By the way I think we will have about 45k in the finnished set up graphics boxes and all that other crap

If I have to run another so called work truck again I am gonna go crazy. We have bought new and used 1 tons and they are nothing but break downs and poor craftsmanship. We spent more on repairs than we did on monthly payments last year and only put 12,000 miles on the truck.

Elks
12-15-2009, 04:40 PM
That roll out box is a good idea. I have a dumptruck that gets up the leaves.check out super lawn truck.com. They have a system that fits between the cab and the box on the truck.
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johnnybravo8802
12-15-2009, 04:43 PM
We have a big local company that will build a ramp, paint it whatever color you want and install it for $1500. Nobody around does better work.

Kmtservicesofjax
12-15-2009, 07:54 PM
What is company name, and #?

T-Made
12-15-2009, 08:38 PM
I've got 2 Isuzus with dovetail and ramps. $1250-$1500. I paid Conyers Welding in Madison ,Ga $1690 and had them extend the ramps to 6 and 1/2 feet. Check out there website. Don't settle for standard ramps.

JRSlawn
12-15-2009, 09:04 PM
I agree I have dump trucks for the heavy leaves I can even have a dump go pickup a large amount of clippings at our condos. I may even go with a ford box truck if I can get the one I am looking at for the right price although I would really like an isuzu.
I figure I can buy a decent isuzu
12k for the truck
1250 for the ramp
600 for the racks and misc
1000.00 for misc
$14,850.00

I really think this is a no brainer I really do.

T-Made
12-15-2009, 09:15 PM
Check out Craigslist-- I purchased my 98 model off of Atl. Craigslist-great deal. My 05 Isuzu came from the Aarons Retail Store--North Fla. Aarons Stores send their Isuzu delivery trucks to Commerce , Ga after 3 to 4 years of use. They take off decals and change all filters,brakes and put new tires on. My Isuzu had 48k miles on it when I purchased and I sold the lift gate on it for $700 on Craigslist

JRSlawn
12-15-2009, 09:24 PM
I just don't see why you would pay 45k for a truck I can build almost the same truck for 15 and spend the rest on advertising and another truck. How much did you pay for the 05 from arrons rent?

T-Made
12-15-2009, 09:33 PM
$18,000 plus tax. Sold the liftgate and added the dovetail and ramps. They have older trucks that they wholesale. 2 months after I bought this one a big lawn maint. company sold three just like it for about 4k less on Craigslist.

johnnybravo8802
12-15-2009, 09:45 PM
What is company name, and #?
Look up www.conyerscorp.com. This company does unbelievable work.

johnnybravo8802
12-15-2009, 09:54 PM
$18,000 plus tax. Sold the liftgate and added the dovetail and ramps. They have older trucks that they wholesale. 2 months after I bought this one a big lawn maint. company sold three just like it for about 4k less on Craigslist.
I see you know Conyers Welding also. You can attest to their quality.:clapping:I need to look into the Aaron's trucks. I am going to buy in about 3 months. I may have missed it, but where in Commerce did you get the truck?

T-Made
12-15-2009, 10:00 PM
Aarons Corp. 706-336-5999 Commerce - Right outside city limits 1 mile off interstate. They have about 35 trucks. There should be quite a number of trucks for sale around Atlanta this winter due to the economy.

johnnybravo8802
12-15-2009, 10:26 PM
Aarons Corp. 706-336-5999 Commerce - Right outside city limits 1 mile off interstate. They have about 35 trucks. There should be quite a number of trucks for sale around Atlanta this winter due to the economy.
Thanks. Do you think they may have an 18' w/o a lift gate or are they all 14' trucks?

South Florida Lawns
12-15-2009, 10:43 PM
Man maybe its just me but a decent stick welder is $250 tops, steel's cheap, why not get creative and build one yourself?

Welding is so simple think of the money saved building your own.

I wish we had a welding section on this site I'd throw up pictures of all the things I've built or fixed.

I'm starting a dovetail next year for a friend we might even go with hydraulic ramps and all.

A chop saw and an angle grinder are your primary tools needed, fab work is so easy doing it yourself and worth it.

Drew Gemma
12-15-2009, 11:29 PM
You guys are buying the npr I am looking at an NQr quite a diff in payload. Which unfortunatly equals money. I was gonna spend 20k on truck rest on dump bed and enclosed body.

South Florida Lawns
12-15-2009, 11:42 PM
You guys are buying the npr I am looking at an NQr quite a diff in payload. Which unfortunatly equals money. I was gonna spend 20k on truck rest on dump bed and enclosed body.

Get the FRR (new they are now called FTR), I hear its the truck to have. Its got the 6 cylinder diesel with a 6 speed allison auto plus the cabs got more space almost an extended cab.

GVWR is under 26k so no need for a CDL at least in my state. I think its worth the extra money.

Drew Gemma
12-16-2009, 12:35 AM
I am affraid the HOA would throw me out.

Hoots
12-17-2009, 02:26 PM
The expensive Super Lawn Trucks could probably help you with the ramps. Here in Fort Worth, Tx there is a place called Industrial Power that works on and sells these trucks. They have a 2006 with low miles that already has the ramps with a 2' dovetail. Only asking 19,000. (for those looking for a truck)

TimNNJ
01-08-2011, 10:16 AM
Im on the hunt for one of these and spoke to the fellas in Texas...but trying to find something around here in NJ ...found the truck just need the ramp

TimNNJ
02-08-2011, 11:58 AM
still on the hunt...there is nothing around here..all down south...this harder then I thought it would be.....