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Old 08-06-2014, 08:19 PM
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Cab over box truck set ups

Looking to purchase a cab over box truck at some point soon, just trying to get ideas together, what size people are running, gas or diesel, I definitely would like a diesel, given all our trucks are. Generally we carry one push mower, one push blower, one rider, one walkbehind on a 16 ft trailer. Obviously, bigger the better in some cases. Let's see what you guys got!
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:22 PM
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I've got a 16' box. It is usually full, but I'm carrying a lot more than you listed. Diesel engine will last longer. I've managed for 3 years and really never wished I'd bought a bigger box.
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:30 PM
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2014 isuzu 19' bed. Best investment made.
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:44 AM
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Mine is on my avatar

Mine is really old and I love it. I put two eight foot tool boxes on one side. They hold everything except the mowers and backpack blower. I get 16 miles to the gallon loaded down. That's on a calculator not a guess. I am the only one driving the truck. That helps allot.
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:07 PM
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TRD07 - that is an amazing ride!

Touch of grass - I see that you said box truck - are you considering an open body style like the above 2 guys or are you fixed on the enclosed box - just curious. I run 2 open bed Dodge trucks. I have an enclosed trailer - I just feel like the open bed style works best for me. I can see strong advantages to both styles.
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:56 PM
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03 gmc w3500 18ft box 5.7 gasser. For what you are hauling you can get by with a 16ft gasser 12000-14000 GVWR. Easy! Mine is overloaded as it sets in the pic.
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Old 08-11-2014, 03:38 PM
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:51 PM
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Awesome set ups guys, for those of you who run diesel trucks, do you have an in house diesel mechanic or do you take them somewhere or fix them yourself?

Wondering because I hear that diesel engines are much different to work on than gas?

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Old 08-11-2014, 06:06 PM
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We fix them ourselves. These trucks I feel are the best in the business for lawn maintenance. But let me tell you the only downfall I have found since running them. You won't be replacing a flat tire on the side of the road like a normal truck. They are so heavy you have to have a serious jack to lift it up and the lug nuts are so big and on so tight you'll never break them loose by hand. So keep that in mind
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Old 08-11-2014, 06:19 PM
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So are you a diesel mechanic or did you just learn how to work on diesels from experience? My reason for asking is I know enough to do most any work on gassers but wouldn't know where to start on a diesel
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