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Old 12-27-2013, 07:53 PM
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Box truck or F350 dump/trailer for mowing/landscape installs

Sold my Skidsteer today. Decide to use the money and invest in another truck & vinyl wrap. Plus marketing materials for major push for growth this year.

Lil run down of current trucks & trailers.
11' Ram 3500 Crewcab dually (my personal truck & main work truck).
02' Chevy 1500hd Crewcab shortbed (backup & my brother drives it home)
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2010 8.5' x 18' enclosed, 16' dual axle mowing/landscape open, 25' deck over gooseneck, 18' gooseneck dual tandem dump.

I do a mix of mowing, landscaping(new installs & renovations). I bag 75% of my accnts with my 48" Walker(plan to add a 36" walker this spring).

I found a nice 01' F350 Crewcab diesel w/ contractor dump bed for a good price w/ low miles. Would be perfect for pulling my enclosed trailer. Could throw grass clipping in bed of truck instead of piling bags up in front of trailer. Could order bulk much/soil and store it at my shop

Selling the dump trailer also. Pick up a bumper pull 14k trailer to pull tractor and Skidsteer on. ( new tracked machine coming by summer ).

I guess I've already made my decision while typing this. A box truck would be good if we did just mowing.
Another advantage, the dump would be usefull to my sandbag & flood/erosion service company if needed.

Pic of the F350 dump I'm going look at.

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Old 12-27-2013, 08:06 PM
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It looks like the front bumper is rusty. How's the rest of the truck? By the way it looks and having low miles I'd assume it's a city/state surplus truck?
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:20 PM
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It was a govt truck. There is actually 3 identical trucks to choose from. Has all maintenance records. Plus the 7.3l diesel. Here is an interior shot.



The rear gate was a Lil rusty on this one. Nothing a Lil primer/paint can't cleanup.


This one the rear gate is pretty clean

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Old 12-27-2013, 08:29 PM
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Looks like the body is PTO driven instead of electric over hydraulic.
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:34 PM
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Going check out the trucks on Mon/tue.
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when i get to the point, im going box truck. it can be used for installs too. nothing gets wet, etc. i have the luxury of leaving vegetation on site so i have no need for a dump.
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:16 AM
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when i get to the point, im going box truck. it can be used for installs too. nothing gets wet, etc. i have the luxury of leaving vegetation on site so i have no need for a dump.
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The dump will pull a 18' enclosed trailer. Plus allow to bring soil for small installs and renovations.
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The dump will pull a 18' enclosed trailer. Plus allow to bring soil for small installs and renovations.
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yea thats my point that i guess that i didn't make...i want to get away from trailers. all of my yards take a 36" mower or smaller so i don't need a huge trailer. if i ever need bulk much or soil i have it delivered on site...
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:35 AM
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I sorta wanna get away from trailers also.
Seems it may be a tight fit in some of the communities we are targeting with a large truck/trailer setup.

If I go box truck route this is the one I'm looking at.
It's a 03'

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Old 12-28-2013, 12:04 PM
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I've been thinking more and more and I really wanna build up our mowing accnts over the next 2 seasons.

Seems boxtruck may be best fit.
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