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Catos
04-14-2004, 11:33 PM
What is the average cost of an 16' or 18' Super Truck. I was in the market for buying a new truck and wondering what the prices some of you paid for one. Thanks.

GTLC
04-16-2004, 09:51 PM
Don't know but make sure that you get it built on an American truck chassis. The Isuzu NPR's are junk. Trust me they are.

BanksPower
04-16-2004, 11:21 PM
DIESEL!!!
I just happen to use a Dodge for my work truck.
I installed a Banks Power Pack in it and it does nicely OTR!

jbt
04-16-2004, 11:27 PM
Check out the website of SLT (Super Lawn Truck) www.superlawntrucks.com Tony Bass has done some great things with Trucks.

BanksPower
04-16-2004, 11:40 PM
Awesome Rigs!
Thank you for that post.
I'm a part-timer but have thought alot about an enclosed rig.

hosejockey2002
04-17-2004, 09:59 PM
Isuzu NPRs are not junk. They are an excellent chassis for stop and go city driving. I sure there are many other guys who are actually old enough to legally own a truck who will agree.

mrusk
04-17-2004, 10:19 PM
n1alx- You are ignorant when it comes to trucks. Do not comment on stuff you don't know. I am tired of reading your bs, and i think many other people are.

matt

lbmd1
04-18-2004, 08:09 AM
Ditto on the above 2 posts! I've already been around this issue with the "child" and he's not a fast learner. People come here for help and answers from experienced others in the landscaping field, not for misinformation from someone who still watches Spongebob Squarepants.

Mike

DUSTYCEDAR
04-18-2004, 08:50 AM
i looked at the SL trucks last year and they r great
however the cost was high and i felt it was more than i wanted to spend on 1 truck
there r other companies that make van bodies with beaver tails that will do almost the same thing cheaper u have to lift the gate
oh well
if u can afford it the SL truck is a sweet ride

mrusk
04-18-2004, 07:52 PM
Your better off going to your local UD, ISUZU ETC. dealer and ordering a truck with the van scaper body. That is a dove tail body with a metal ramp.

Matt

Victor
04-20-2004, 09:53 PM
I have a 16' Isuzu NPR diesel. I don't like the idea of losing all of the storage space that a dove tail takes away, so I'd highly recommend getting a truck with a normal box on it and installing a set of ramps like mine on it. You'll absolutely love having this set up. Just ask the other guys on here that run rigs like this.

To see pics of my set up, go to the post titled "My cuttin' rig."

I see that N1alx is still at it, even after I tore his uninformed argument apart last time. His attacks on Japanese trucks are pretty tiresome. It's pretty obvious that he doesn't know any more about trucks, than he knows about fornicating with a pretty woman.

Vic

GTLC
04-27-2004, 04:34 PM
yeah just can't wait till International comes out with their new CF cabover trucks for 2005....Sorry Vic, I have been growing up in a truck family, we only have about 200...

GTLC
04-27-2004, 04:37 PM
Like I said 200 trucks, and they are abused more than any landscape truck will ever come close to. And we have tried all of the Japanese trucks, and they don't even come close to the American trucks in quality, durability, and overall performance.

GTLC
04-27-2004, 04:38 PM
But after all, I don't ever know what I am talking about, I am just a teen.

rookiemower
04-27-2004, 07:25 PM
n1alx what biz is your family in? just asking

Midwest Mower
04-27-2004, 07:29 PM
Fwiw...My best friend owns a plumbing & HVAC company and they have about 40 diesel NPR's. He said over the last 40 years he has gone through every box truck made and won't own anything but an Izuzu.

lbmd1
04-27-2004, 08:24 PM
Originally posted by n1alx
But after all, I don't ever know what I am talking about, I am just a teen.

A wise man once said: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt" Give up while you have a chance!

hosejockey2002
04-29-2004, 12:31 AM
But after all, I don't ever know what I am talking about, I am just a teen.

Hey for once you're right!!

ALBsun1
05-02-2004, 10:12 PM
Originally posted by n1alx
Like I said 200 trucks, and they are abused more than any landscape truck will ever come close to. And we have tried all of the Japanese trucks, and they don't even come close to the American trucks in quality, durability, and overall performance.

I value and respect anyone who has used and abused over 200 trucks, as you say you have. Just want to know what line of work you are in. We are all here to learn and share info, so lets keep this a friendly and informative forum.

lbmd1
05-03-2004, 07:04 AM
ALBsun1,
the reason people come to this board is to get EXPERIENCED viewpoints from other who have real hand use and information on a certain subject. What people don't know about the poster N1ALX is that he is 16 years old and HAS NOT DRIVEN ANY OF THE TRUCKS HE SPEAKS OF!!! It is not him that uses these trucks, it is a uncle that owns a trucking company in Vermont called LandAir Express. Noticed I said TRUCKING company that uses 80-90% tractor trailers. So out of these 200 so called trucks, a majority of their business is heavy trucking, not light to medium duty use that all of us who use these so called Japanese crap trucks. Lets compare apples to apples. I guess Airborne Express, Corporate Express, Staples, Ryder, and hundreds of other Forune 500 companies who use these japanese cabovers don't know what they are doing but N1alx does. That is the problem sometimes with these boards. People post on things that they have no experience with and you get alot of misinformation. An opinion is one thing, but posting like you know what you're talking about like trucks when you can barely drive is another.

Mike

Superior Lawn Care
05-08-2004, 07:05 AM
Originally posted by mrusk
Your better off going to your local UD, ISUZU ETC. dealer and ordering a truck with the van scaper body. That is a dove tail body with a metal ramp.

Matt

If you did that it would not be enclosed.

Tea to Green
05-09-2004, 01:56 PM
A "Vanscaper" body is an enclesed body. It's a box that has a dove tail built into it's floor. I would much rather prefer a normal flat floor box, because you lose a lot of storage space for your equipment. You can store equipment on the ramped section of the floor, but your going to go through a lot of roll-up doors if you don't tie your mowers down each and every time you put them on the truck.

Vic

The C Man
05-09-2004, 05:29 PM
I went looking for some vanscaper body pics & found this link...

http://www.supremecorp.com/html/service_bodies/vanscaper/main.html

steve225
05-09-2004, 11:32 PM
How much is a Landscaper body 16' with a 1997 mitsubishi 64k miles on it worth? From Supreme Body co.


Steve

GTLC
06-03-2004, 02:20 PM
Myself, I am not in the LTL trucking business yet, however my entire extended family is, and when we are using these trucks 24 hours a day and 5 days a week, we know which ones are reliable and which one's aren't. I don't think that a landscaper's truck is something that doesn't take any abuse from mowing crews to towing heavy trailers..It's sort of amazing how badly we can all differ on our opinions...

Wow Mike, Staples does heavy-duty trucking now, amazing..Office products and trucking...a great combination!