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Old 05-14-2009, 02:39 PM
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Isuzu builds tough commercial trucks

So I have narrowed my search down to the NPR HD for my lawn and landscape business. I always wondered just how well these trucks hold up to commercial use and abuse. A good friend of mine runs a water softener business and their son does the salt delivery's. Now I have seen what these trucks will do first hand as they typically run 3 pallets of bagged salt on the 12' flatbed, that's over 7k. Their son is very hard on everything, trucks included and where previous 1 ton's have rusted in half and had many broken axles over the years, the Isuzu has only seen regular oil changes and 4 sets of tires during the 5 years they had the truck and about 250k miles. I think that a cab over like this will be a wise investment for me running a 48" and a 60" Z.
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:01 PM
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So I have narrowed my search down to the NPR HD for my lawn and landscape business. I always wondered just how well these trucks hold up to commercial use and abuse. A good friend of mine runs a water softener business and their son does the salt delivery's. Now I have seen what these trucks will do first hand as they typically run 3 pallets of bagged salt on the 12' flatbed, that's over 7k. Their son is very hard on everything, trucks included and where previous 1 ton's have rusted in half and had many broken axles over the years, the Isuzu has only seen regular oil changes and 4 sets of tires during the 5 years they had the truck and about 250k miles. I think that a cab over like this will be a wise investment for me running a 48" and a 60" Z.
I have an Isuzu which is a 1996 and it is a little beast. They are extremely easy to maneuver in traffic and the turning radius is great. They are extremely tough trucks. Mine is not even the "HD" but I have had unreal amounts of mulch on the back of it.

What kind of 60" Z do you have?
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Old 05-16-2009, 03:55 PM
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I have an Isuzu which is a 1996 and it is a little beast. They are extremely easy to maneuver in traffic and the turning radius is great. They are extremely tough trucks. Mine is not even the "HD" but I have had unreal amounts of mulch on the back of it.

What kind of 60" Z do you have?
I'm looking at the new G3's
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Old 05-16-2009, 07:27 PM
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Season 7 on my NPR HD diesel, She pushes a 9' snoway plow & hauls snow during the winter. She doe's everything from spraying to hauling during the season. Hands down, the best work truck we have ever run in 31 years of business!
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Old 05-16-2009, 07:32 PM
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LawnKing do you have the auto trans? If so have you ever expirenced the truck surching for a gear with a real heavy load?
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I have the aisain 4 speed, no gear searching issues.
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