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isuzu npr

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ckratina, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. ckratina

    ckratina LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I'm looking at purchasing a 1999 isuzu npr flatbed dump with a 2000lb lift gate. Its gross vehicle weight is only 12000lbs. Will this truck be undersized for landscape construction, hauling river rock, mulch, dirt, and boulders.
  2. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    quite simply yes..... You will not be able to put very machine material in it legally. Try to find out what the truck weighs.....
  3. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,279

    Its probably going to have around a 4000 # legal payload. Im guessing as you neglected to give us basic information such as engine,tranny,length cab to axle, length of bed, weight of lift, type of hoist, etc. How do you haul topsoil and mulch on a flatbed without a dot encounter?
  4. mudwisr2

    mudwisr2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 252

    I think you could put a bulldozer on a trailer and try to pull it with a honda civic and DOT wouldnt say anything around here. haha

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