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Old 01-20-2014, 10:29 PM
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I can't as the road is too narrow.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:39 PM
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Where do you work? I work in Annapolis and upper Marlboro
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:42 PM
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I seem to be the only advocate of a lift instead of a ramp but here goes. No dovetail with a lift makes truck considerably shorter with better clearance at back. Lift is very nice for loading heavy stuff. A rail lift will give added security to the equipment in the box. They are about a minute slower than a ramp. Not a good option if you are making dozens of stops a day.
Get the longest truck you can fit on your route. I have a 16 ft box and filled it up pretty quick. If you can get a side door that would be nice. Wish I had one.
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:24 PM
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After reading through some old/ current threads already, it seems like getting an NPR is a pretty good option. I am in a tough spot right now with my current truck (F350 6.4 Diesel) it has been in and out of the shop non-stop. Needed a rebuilt engine at 50k miles. I went with the diesel because I wanted reliability. After all the problems with this truck I have had enough.

I called some Isuzu dealers and got different answers to my question. I wanted to get an NPR, but I need to


fit (2) 72" mowers and (1) 60". One gentleman I spoke with said 14ft. flat w/ a 4ft. dove was the max I
SHOULD go because of the issue of bottoming out on steep driveways (I have a few). Another guy said I
could get 18ft. flat with 4ft. dove and it shouldn't be a problem? To those that have an NPR, do you fit 3
ZTRs like mine or is getting a 18ft flat a bad idea?
What you need is a truck like the one we built. Check out our thread.
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?p=4938482#post4938482
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:49 PM
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I seem to be the only advocate of a lift instead of a ramp but here goes. No dovetail with a lift makes truck considerably shorter with better clearance at back. Lift is very nice for loading heavy stuff. A rail lift will give added security to the equipment in the box. They are about a minute slower than a ramp. Not a good option if you are making dozens of stops a day.
Get the longest truck you can fit on your route. I have a 16 ft box and filled it up pretty quick. If you can get a side door that would be nice. Wish I had one.
Thank you for your input! I don't think I could do a lift though!
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:50 PM
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What you need is a truck like the one we built. Check out our thread.
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...82#post4938482
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I am trying to find it. What page is it on? Thanks O&R
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:14 PM
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Why don't you go straight bed with bi-folding hydraulic ramp.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:27 PM
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I am trying to find it. What page is it on? Thanks O&R
http://m.youtube.com/results?q=super%20lawn%20truck&search_sort=relevance&search_type=search_all&uploaded=&sm=
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:44 PM
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That video was awesome! Kinda funny how Mr. Bass commented too!
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:53 PM
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Yeah, fords haven't had a reliable engine since the 7.3. Go with a cummins as they are proven or if you have to do gas, then all big 3 have good HD gas engines. I like the isuzu I have, but it's hard to find a good one since people keep them if they are good
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