View Full Version : Isuzu or Mitsubishi

07-19-2003, 01:29 PM
Does anyone have an Isuzu or Mitsubishi commercial truck? If so, post some pictures of your setup.


07-19-2003, 01:32 PM

07-19-2003, 03:01 PM
Nice rig KenH. How much would something like that cost? Also, how much weight can it carry?

07-19-2003, 03:30 PM
$38000. That can carry a little over 6000LBS. The bed is more for volume (14 yards) than weight.

07-19-2003, 08:51 PM
All you can carry is 3 tons? I thought they had a better payload than that. 14 yds isn't more than 3 tons? I was thinking about an Isuzu dump myself for next year. Maybe I need to look into the payload capacities.

07-19-2003, 08:57 PM
14500 GVW, Truck weighs 5500, body 1800....payload is 7200lbs.....sorry.

Wait, Im confusing myself now. I have to look at the door sticker....I dont think the truck weighs 5500lbs....that doesnt sound right.

07-19-2003, 09:24 PM
That truck weighs about 8000#. plus

This one will do 14,000 pounds of payload, and still have room for more, but that would go over the plates and put it in the CDL category.


This one will handle 28,000 pounds payload.


07-19-2003, 09:51 PM
Mits offers a 4wheel drive, Isuzu Does Not.

I don't think LGF's truck has Quite the same Turning radius or Fuel eFFiciency.

07-19-2003, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by ULTIMATE LAWN
Mits offers a 4wheel drive, Isuzu Does Not.

I don't think LGF's truck has Quite the same Turning radius or Fuel eFFiciency. Since you know almost nothing about these trucks much less diesels, I WILL correct you.

Mits only has 4x4 available in the 12,000 gvw truck. In my opinion it is a waste of a truck.

These trucks get 14 mpg equivalent to all of my diesels.

The short wheel base 4700 turns rather well, but it won't turn the same as a 109" wb Isuzu, Nissan UD or Mits.

On the flip side, the small cabovers loose front axel loading, they are light weight springs, and have very few options like you can get on the bigger standered straight trucks.

5,000# front axel vrs 8,000#. They don't drive very well loaded heavy, much less with the weight up front.

07-19-2003, 10:22 PM
How does that tarp work with the leaf vac? Do you get alot of blowout?? Is it just one of those mesh plant tarps???

I have to start thinking about my leaf setup for the new truck.

07-19-2003, 10:25 PM
I got one inside and one on the outside.

No blowout. Yes 80 mesh. Works great, you only need one, I have a buch of them from when I had a greenhouse set up.

I tried the greenhouse for a year, way to much work and not enough profit for the work. Better to just buy the plants.

07-20-2003, 07:40 AM
A friend of mine was in Landscape Construction forever, and started a nursery about 5 years ago. He told me he was used to 10-15K$ jobs, now he has customers complaining over a $2.99 petunia. He says it takes some adjustment going retail, but he stil has his Land. business and gets killer discounts on mulch/stone/plants, etc. I agree it is too much work/headache for the money...(I live right next door)

07-22-2003, 07:58 PM
I have an 83 gmc C3500 and can haul a 5 ton load with no problem. Its pto driven hydro system, can dump at idle. I really like the iszuz style trucks but if I'm going to loose that much load capacity maybe I should look into something else. But then again I will only really need it for mulching and hauling an 18' trailer around. I don't think LGFs stuff would be very good for daily mowing for me. My truck empty weight 7200lbs. Its nothing for me to go over the scales at 16- 17000lbs.

08-23-2004, 03:31 PM
My mitsubishi fuso had almost 15 tons on it one day at the quarry. wasn't squatting too bad, but turned around and dumped a bunch off. No sense in killing the truck. We try to limit our loads to 8 tons max.

If you get a cabover in the 25000gvw category (under CDL in Maryland), it doesn't matter what manufacturer is. You can only legally weigh 25000 or less fully loaded. My Fuso has a better turning radius than my wifes mustang or my dakota pickup. In metro areas, the cabovers are the way to go. It's no wonder that Chevy/GMC get their truck from Isuzu and Ford is bringing a cabover to the market this fall.

Smart and savy owners will see the benefits of this style truck. yes there is less horsepower in my Fuso (210hp) compared to the International 4700 or Ford 650 (optional engines over 300hp), but I'd rather not give my employees the capabilities to drive much more than the speed limit, fully loaded or not.

08-09-2005, 05:48 PM
Lawngodfather bought several of those Isuzu cab overs, I got to drive one. They are sweet little trucks. I think they were used TGCL trucks. And that one above now dumps. he and I spent a whole Satuday puting a hoist on it.