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F350 Landscape Truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by zwhit81, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Silver Member
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    All the isuzu NPR trucks with rampbodies that i see all over the place around here, have crazy low gvwr of 12000lbs. NPR HD trucks are14500gvwr. Makes no sense to me.
     
  2. MasScape

    MasScape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 258

    Even if you stay somehow within legal weight that is still maxing the truck day in and day put. That is just asking for issues. Just my 2 cents
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  3. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Posts: 6,558

    Those cabovers are extremely lightweight.
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  4. chaseh03

    chaseh03 LawnSite Member
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    I have a '97 f-350 Dually with a 17' landscape body including dovetail. I haul a 60" Lazer, 36" Metro, 21" Commercial, blowers, trimmers & misc. tools daily. No problems to this day, but I do want to upgrade to an NPR eventually for company image reasons.
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  5. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
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    17'? Good Lord, what's the wheelbase on that thing?
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  6. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Posts: 2,552

    I feel that a 1 ton+ (350/450/550) truck is designed to haul it's limit day in and out. Around here with the mining industry you see 1 ton duals loaded with parts and equipment daily, along with 1 ton trucks with bed mount cranes that probably weigh at least a ton by themselves.

    We purchased one of our trucks used, by a gentleman that hauled feed from Mt. Airy, NC to WV daily. It's an '04 duramax 1 ton dually w/overload springs and he still had weigh receipts averaging between 3~3.5 tons in the bed. Granted like I said it's got overload springs, but it also has a 7.5x9 aluminum bed. The thing is still a beast and the front end is great, rear end too... Only thing we've done is pads/rotors.
     
  7. chaseh03

    chaseh03 LawnSite Member
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    17' including the 4' dovetail
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  8. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Silver Member
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    So if you don't know what (WB) wheelbase means, how about a picture. I'd like to know the CA measurement- Back of the Cab to the rear axle center. Just wondering if the front wheels come off the ground when you hit a bump in the road.
     

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