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Old 02-09-2013, 04:11 PM
kirkny1018 kirkny1018 is offline
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extra stuff to carry on truck

i saw a post one time of extra styuff people would carry on there trucks just in case . what are some things i might need just in case ?
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:38 PM
nnusskern nnusskern is offline
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My truck is packed with tools here basic list
Jumper pack
Jumper cables
Ratchet straps
About 150 piece socket set
Battery drill and bits
Flashlights
Basic hand tools like pliers and hammers
Bolt cutters
Zip ties and related
jack
Fluids for truck

I need to add a few tow straps fire extinguisher and first aid kit
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:48 PM
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extra stuff to carry on truck

Great list. The only thing I have to add is black bags for trash on customers property or to use if you just have a handful of weeds or leaves.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:31 PM
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I don't think you can have everything but I try to carry as much as I can. Add to the list.
Spare mower parts
Irrigation fittings, heads, pipe, drip, wiring, etc.
Chemicals depending on what you use
Lubricants
Oil for truck, mower, 2-cycle.
Always carry round and irrigation shovel, rake
Dewalt 18volt drill, sawzaw, light, impact
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:32 PM
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Fix a flat
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:58 PM
hi_speedreed hi_speedreed is offline
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Everything that has been named plus


change of clothes
change of undies (don't laugh so very thankful if you ever need them)
spare bandanas
floor jack
5lb sledge
grease gun
grease
bar oil
paper towels
gloves
spare ear protection
spare eye protection
phillips screwdriver
flat screwdriver
lineman pliers
needle nose pliers
wire cutters
electrical tape
star bits
tarp
spare chainsaw chain
100' electric cord
100' rope
tow strap
bungee cords
mattock
flat shovel
push broom
leaf rake
garden rake
scoop shovel
A form of personal protection especially if you work alone.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:03 PM
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My entire shop is my truck. So everything anyone could ever need to fix anything possible. I can deliver babies mutha f*%er!!!!
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:08 PM
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My entire shop is my truck. So everything anyone could ever need to fix anything possible. I can deliver babies mutha f*%er!!!!


Is that something you have experience in? lol
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:42 AM
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The Fix a flat is a god send!
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:23 AM
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It's been a pretty exhaustive list so far.

Rain Gear
Mill Bastard File
eye wash
1-2 inch scraper to clean clippers, shovels, boots, etc.
hoof pick and boot brush to clean boots if you need to enter a customers building
Sod or pruning knife for cleaning up tree wounds-hone stone as well
Hedge clippers
Gallon or so of oil dry
bailing wire
duct tape
prepacked lengths of trimmer line
cones, flares, or flags
extra truck keys and cash, well hidden
small spray bottle of alcohol to disinfect pruning equipment
Fluid Film
Spare set of blades
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