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Isuzu NPR question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by grasscutter24, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. grasscutter24

    grasscutter24 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 148

    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?
  2. grasscutter24

    grasscutter24 LawnSite Member
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    And I need it to be a crewcab
  3. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,012

    Dude that thing is going to be 100 feet long!!! But seriously, you'll have to measure your riders and see the length. I carry two laser zs, a 21" and a 36" and it's pretty packed.
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  4. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    What size was your F350.:waving:
  5. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,385

    If you already have a trailer set up that you are using and like then maybe its just time for a new truck. The Isuzu trucks have their benefits but they are pricey and are very sparse . My biggest pet pev with them are the lack of safety features they have. No air airbags or anything , only a seatbelt. Over seas they have all the the safety equipment in them but the models they sell here in the US do not.
  6. grasscutter24

    grasscutter24 LawnSite Member
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    I am more worried about the back end bottoming out. The last thing I need is an expensive repair to a driveway!
  7. grasscutter24

    grasscutter24 LawnSite Member
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    Hey Marek thanks for the reply. I have been going back and forth about NPR vs. another truck (never another Ford btw). I do have a 24ft enclosed trailer that I have been using. However, I like the thought of doing without the trailer for maintenance purposes (brakes, new tires every year, brake lights, etc.) I didn't know about the lack of safety features in them. Do you have a preference on trucks?
  8. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,119

    You could look into one of the super lawn trucks with the two-piece ramp it doesn't have to dovetail.
  9. grasscutter24

    grasscutter24 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 148

    Thanks Brandon. I will check it out.
  10. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Park on the street
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