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Old 01-01-2013, 01:40 PM
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I don't know how much the SNG hyd winch unit is but if its not outrageous I'd have no problem buying it over the electric it'd greatly speed up both dumping and loading electric dumps really stink if you using the truck as a dump truck cycle times start adding up.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:52 PM
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What do you guys think of this '04 F-650? C-7 Cat, Allison auto, and 20,000lb hooklift with 10 cans. 66,000 miles for $67,500.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:53 PM
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:33 PM
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That seems like a killer deal, especially with 10 cans and automatic. Thats just a HUGE wheel base to get into some tighter areas and if the streets where you work are narrow and what not Just thinking out loud
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:44 AM
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A switch n go and a hook lift are two totally different animals. I have owned both, and I would like to emphasize how LIGHT DUTY a switch n go is.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:57 PM
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I'm in raleigh too! My next truck would be a system like that maybe but I do some trash work. I run a F-750 now tho with a 14 ft dump bed and a lined bed.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:47 AM
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A hook truck is GREAT for the landscaping industry! Do NOT go with a switch n go or cable system. SLOW and Dangerous. Hook systems are great, only need one truck and you can have many different bodies. Drop a box on a job site and guys can just wheel barrow heavy materials right into it very easily. Get a low pro box so you can load over the sides easy with small machines like a toro dingo, bobcat mt50 or vermeer s800. We had a tall box for brush as well. Flat bed for hauling things like a water tank. Landscape body for loading mowers and small equipment on. Ours was a 36 inch hook height, one cyl system. Worked just fine for what we did. One truck replaced about 5. We could drop off boxes at all different job sites all at the same time. We had a steller on a T6500. Perfect set up. Powerful cat motor and the truck was big enough to haul whatever. Just under cdl was nice so anyone could drive it. for a smaller company looking to get bigger or more efficient a hook truck will do it. Or for a larger company wanting to replace many trucks with one... this is the way to do it. They only down fall is the cost. To find a good condition truck, with a good system at a fair to cheap price is super hard. These systems are not cheap. Also the boxes and bodies are very expensive as the cost of metal has gone way up. Try and find a company going out of busn. but it right.
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