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Discussion in 'Nurseries and Growers' started by bsmithalc, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. bsmithalc

    bsmithalc LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 39

    what delivery trucks you guys and gals use? I'm looking into a International 10 yard dump truck and was wondering what some others used.Also thinking about a dual axle, gooseneck dump trailor also for smaller stuff.
     
  2. bsmithalc

    bsmithalc LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 39

    Hello....crickets! ;)
     
  3. Imulchmore

    Imulchmore LawnSite Member
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    I use a International Dump if you pack it it hard enough you can get 12 yards on it without much fuss. I also use a f-350 with a e-dumper and on the really busy weekends in april and may I hire out a 10 wheeler and anothe r f-450 stake body. It works out pretty well
     
  4. Imulchmore

    Imulchmore LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    I use a International Dump if you pack it it hard enough you can get 12 yards on it without much fuss. I also use a f-350 with a e-dumper and on the really busy weekends in april and may I hire out a 10 wheeler and anothe r f-450 stake body. It works out pretty well
     
  5. bsmithalc

    bsmithalc LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 39

    thanks for the response!
     
  6. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    Do you have your CDL? If you don't have your CDL but you have a good budget, I would invest in an International or Freightliner. You can get a good truck for a decent price!
    If you have your CDL, Get a heavier spec truck but I would go with a Kenworth. Get CAT power and a great truck! JMO
     
  7. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
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    The company I use to get mulch delivered uses the roll-off container (switch-and-go), its great because he can deliver 15 yards at a time. Just right for my size projects. This allows me to get almost the job done, and then if I need a tad more I just put it in my trailer. This saves the customer money because they only have to pay one delivery fee, and I don't make the mistake of ordering too much. I believe the truck is an international. He also uses it with a flat bed to deliver a rental SkidSteer and to operate a container service.
     
  8. SLSNursery

    SLSNursery LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 442

    Here is a note about a few delivery trucks we run set up as follows:

    Mitsubishi FE Cabover with 10'6 dump body - high sides - can do 3-4 yards of soil or stone, and up to 9 or 10 yds of mulch.


    Triaxle Dump - for heavy loads, obviously.

    (Here is a recommendation) International 4900 Conventional Roll off - with an air tag axle set behind the drive axle. For this vehicle we have dumpsters for materials delivery, a flatbed for pallet loads or equipment, and a flatbed/piggyback for self unloading - ALL on one truck. The tag axle set up helps hold the weight, but can be lifted to negotiate tight turns. I even have some boxes set up to be dual pick between this truck and our hooklift Isuzu.

    Isuzu NQR - with Stellar Hooklift. For small cans (8-12 yards) and equipment moves. This truck is super for getting in and out of tight places. Plus, it is just a little heavier (17,000 GVW) for increased payload.
     

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