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Old 04-07-2013, 09:27 PM
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Thoughts on this NPR?

http://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/3710100460.html

Or

http://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/3705991307.html

I'm beginning to look for an additional mowing set up. I currently run one setup and do all the mowing and applications. Business is growing and i will need the extra set up to hopefully split me and the help up in order to complete the spray rounds.

I will either go the traditional trailer/truck route or a fuso/NPR.

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Old 04-07-2013, 11:47 PM
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I think you will prefer the closed if you are mostly maintenance. For install or serious landscape work/ management i would go for the enclosed. Also, thanks for the referral. I'm sorry it didn't work out
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:08 AM
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To be able to leave your equipment on the truck is really convenient. Anti theft too. If you need flexibility for landscape projects, have your truck and open trailer do the work. Only downside to the enclosed is the high miles.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:59 AM
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That is alot of miles, the us lawns truck has been on there since January. I saw it before i bought mine. You will love the box for maintenance route. Keep looking you can find a better deal out there. I drove to Wilmington N.C. To get mine and saved about half of the average price for comparable trucks.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:22 PM
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Thanks Eric. Yeah the miles worry me. I'm just having a hard time finding them online anywhere.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:25 PM
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I also found this one

http://www.commercialtrucktrader.com...F550-108555399

It has 100k miles but many I find do mim wondering what specs you look for in buying a rig? We aren't likely to find a 5 year only truck with 50k miles. What is a good price on a used truck?
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That F-550 is pretty sweet. Price seems a little high though. It's been on CTT for a little while, so you might be able to get him down on the price.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:31 PM
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They both look nice in the pictures. Prices are high, imo, considering the mileage. I found mine thru http://www.truckpaper.com/
$16000 with 68000 miles, diesel. At this site you can select just the options you want and it searches listings for you.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:28 PM
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I also found this one

http://www.commercialtrucktrader.com...F550-108555399

It has 100k miles but many I find do mim wondering what specs you look for in buying a rig? We aren't likely to find a 5 year only truck with 50k miles. What is a good price on a used truck?
100k miles for a diesel is just getting broke in good. Just make sure it was maintained on a regular basis. I would say a good price is one you are comfortable paying. IMO I didn't want to sink alot into a truck that was already used as a commercial vehicle. I searched CL from Maryland to N. Florida to middle Tenn. for about 4 months non-stop. But it payed off. The great deals don't last long, as soon as they are posted someone is looking for it. It is as much luck as anything to find a good deal on CL, but then you have to call right away or it's gone
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:24 AM
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Man these things are hard to find. It seems they are in limited supply or either overpriced new.

Must be worth it since no one wants to give one up!! Seems if you were in the marketing dept of these truck companies you would be trying to crank up production.
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