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Enclosing my spray truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by healthylawn.net, Jan 16, 2003.

  1. healthylawn.net

    healthylawn.net LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    Does anybody have any recommendations on options for enclosing a Pickup truck that has a sprayer in the back? Thinking hopeful that at some point we might get some rain. It was a struggle last season (first season) the few times it DID rain.
     
  2. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    This may sound like a stupid answer to your Q but, wouldn't a canopy work if it's just for cover. They can custom make one to fit your needs.
     
  3. greenngrow

    greenngrow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    Healthy,

    I am looking at doing the same thing. If anyone has pictures please post.

    I thought about extending the sides and putting a camper topper on the extentions ???? This would look to REDNECKISH LOL
     
  4. healthylawn.net

    healthylawn.net LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    mykster, what type of canopy are you referring to?
     
  5. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    Hope this link works. These are just examples of what commercial canopoies are out there.

    http://www.kanopykingdom.com/2054eb90.jpg


    I'm sure a local canopy dealer would be able to build one for your needs. These are just examples of what commercial canopies are out there.

    Hope this helps some.


    Mike
     
  6. sirsweatsalot

    sirsweatsalot LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 296

    westheffer Co. makes a enclosed truck body. they have an add in turf magiznes buyers guide. kind of looks like the back off of a cube van, with cut outs for where your hose reel is. they have a website but i didn't find the truck body on there but you could contact them to find out more info
    www.westheffer.com
     
  7. healthylawn.net

    healthylawn.net LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

  8. dougaustreim

    dougaustreim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 488

    We buy used cube vans, often Ryder or U Haul units. You can get them for 3-4 thousand. That means a dedicated truck, most likely, but the investment is minimal. If you put a canopy over your pickup or what have you, it has lost its utility for other uses as well.

    Doug
    Austreim Landscaping
     

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