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TMAC669
01-20-2013, 02:10 PM
I was thinking about buying a 8x16 trailer and just pull it with my half ton Nissan Titan but I love the Isuzu Box Truck. Th box truck looks more professional, beats pulling a trailer, great turning radius, advertising, etc. How does this sound for a commercial set up? 16ft Isuzu Box Truck, 61 Scag Turf Tiger, 52' Scag Tiger Cat, and a 32' scag walk behind? Does this sound like a money maker?

TMAC669
01-20-2013, 02:28 PM
Hate to spend $30k and we end up with a drought this summer.

LandFakers
01-20-2013, 02:47 PM
I'm not sure if the Isuzu can be bought off the lot with the dovetail... So that will have to be an upgrade, plus wrapping or lettering. They are great though. They are good on fuel, and you will have no problem with room inside. And you have your truck to move materials, ie: brush, mulch, loom

TMAC669
01-20-2013, 03:27 PM
I'm not sure if the Isuzu can be bought off the lot with the dovetail... So that will have to be an upgrade, plus wrapping or lettering. They are great though. They are good on fuel, and you will have no problem with room inside. And you have your truck to move materials, ie: brush, mulch, loom

I have seen a few already with the dovetail installed. I think it would be a good investment. Heck i spent $30k on a brand new envoy a few years back and it doesn't earn me a penny. Thanks for the feedback....

mainstreet1984
01-20-2013, 11:43 PM
i have a box truck set up. It is e-350 12' and I did ramps my self (took me 3-4 days) If you gonna go this way you will be happy! Your tractors will love being in dry box instead of under the rain/tarp stuff. At this time I am looking to upgrade for 16 ft and it is probably gonna be savana box truck. Don't get me wrong, isuzu is a great trucks but they cost a lot more. Another thing is all your stuff can be locket in the box. many of my friends (also landscapers) moving towards the box trucks

TMAC669
01-21-2013, 09:47 AM
i have a box truck set up. It is e-350 12' and I did ramps my self (took me 3-4 days) If you gonna go this way you will be happy! Your tractors will love being in dry box instead of under the rain/tarp stuff. At this time I am looking to upgrade for 16 ft and it is probably gonna be savana box truck. Don't get me wrong, isuzu is a great trucks but they cost a lot more. Another thing is all your stuff can be locket in the box. many of my friends (also landscapers) moving towards the box trucks

If and when I get mine I will be one of the first in this area, everybody else is running truck and trailer set up. I want a nice looking truck, I'm thinking 2006 or newer with a fairing on the top.

knox gsl
01-21-2013, 10:12 AM
i have a box truck set up. It is e-350 12' and I did ramps my self (took me 3-4 days) If you gonna go this way you will be happy! Your tractors will love being in dry box instead of under the rain/tarp stuff. At this time I am looking to upgrade for 16 ft and it is probably gonna be savana box truck. Don't get me wrong, isuzu is a great trucks but they cost a lot more. Another thing is all your stuff can be locket in the box. many of my friends (also landscapers) moving towards the box trucks
Will you post pics, mainly the ramp. I am interested in one of these.
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cclllc
01-23-2013, 01:02 PM
Wil-ro here in Tn. can build you a ramp set up.
http://www.wil-ro.com/

cclllc
01-23-2013, 01:10 PM
I really like the Isuzu dump bed.:)

mainstreet1984
01-24-2013, 09:26 PM
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=245544
this is the thread where pictures are.

bolc5150
03-09-2013, 11:08 AM
How about the inside of the box? I have been looking for days for inside setups for a npr. I am getting a dovetail put on and have a few ideas on the inside from having enclosed trailers, but im sure it's going to be a little different. So, Help!!!

bolc5150
04-07-2013, 04:50 PM
Well finally got everything done, I think..... Just lack the decals and simulators.

TMAC669
04-14-2013, 04:13 PM
The Rig looks good, I was wondering when you were going to put up the pics. Now you just need the decals and simulators. I'm just finalized the design for wrap. It's hot is all I can say!!!!!!

grassmasterswilson
04-17-2013, 09:16 PM
I assume with a box truck you keep your equipment in them all the time? Do you unload for the weekend? My worry is gas cans and hot mowers.

I'm trying to decide between a box and open NPR type.....if I can find one

ed2hess
04-17-2013, 09:26 PM
Good use of the Etrack.....can you show closeup showing what the blower is sitting on?

bolc5150
04-19-2013, 03:09 PM
I assume with a box truck you keep your equipment in them all the time? Do you unload for the weekend? My worry is gas cans and hot mowers.

I'm trying to decide between a box and open NPR type.....if I can find one

I leave all equipment inside. I have 2 vents in the truck that helps with any fumes etc. I used this same venting on my 16ft. enclosed trailer that I had.
I really like that fact that especially if it starts to rain that your equipment is
already inside. And in the winter just leave everything in it also.

bolc5150
04-19-2013, 03:10 PM
Good use of the Etrack.....can you show closeup showing what the blower is sitting on?

The blowers are hanging actually by thick metal hooks I bought at home depot. I have them screwed into the metal frame that's behind the wood.

kswiney
02-17-2014, 01:34 PM
Do you ever drag/scrape the dovetail getting out places? How do you get pallets of sod etc. back there?
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exmarkking
02-17-2014, 08:44 PM
We have two trucks, open and closed. One is a fuso and the other is a npr. I don't really care for the fuso because we had a lot of trouble with the trans. The isuzu has been the best truck ever. Once we got these, I realized I will never own another truck/trailer unless it's just a have to. Here are some pics.
http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc490/jmotes123/CA70FD65-5426-483B-BF03-2903B2A49C0C-6643-0000043AD786AFAB_zps3cee9cca.jpg
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precision8m
02-19-2014, 08:06 AM
I bought my 2005 isuzu 16 ft box on dec 31st and we will be building the ramp this coming week. I can already tell that it is going to be one of the better decisions for the company. Trucks/trailers are good for flexibility with landscaping and maintenance but for dedicated maintenance, you can't beat a cabover.