Isuzu Open bed vs. Box bed?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by S. Scapes, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. S. Scapes

    S. Scapes LawnSite Member
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    I know I'll purchase one of these next season but I was wondering which style to get. There's alot of pros and cons on each although both are very good to have in this business. I was wondering which one do you guys prefer for those who one?
     
  2. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
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    If it were me I would have enclosed. Mainly for the rolling billboard, security and keeping stuff dry. Plus in the winter I would be able to use tractors with blowers and or brooms.
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  3. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    That makes two of us.
     
  4. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I just bought one. I got an open bed so I can haul mulch and stuff on it too. The same reasons I have an open trailer instead of enclosed. It's just a personal preference really.
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  5. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    Yup, personal preference on this one.Thumbs Up

    For those of us in the northern areas where they salt the piss out of everything all winter long, having your stuff protected from the salt spray is a big plus.:drinkup:
     
  6. wstrick1

    wstrick1 LawnSite Member
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    Depends on the work you want to do. With my open bed there is nothing I can't do that an enclosed can do. With enclosed you don't have to worry about straps, tarps, etc it also provides advertising. My open bed I can get more straw, bigger equipment, sod, mulch, tree work/stumps, branches, and I don't have to worry about hitting tree limb's with enclosed.
     
  7. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Don't forget not having to run to a gas station every time you need to take a leak. Nothing like having to hurry and do the potty dance on the way to the truck
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  8. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'd get an enclosed box if you can swing it.
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  9. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
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    I like the opens, but I like open trailers too. I guess I just like being able to access my entire trailer while inside and outside it... But it's my opinion.
     
  10. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
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    Open trailer but enclosed box for me.
    There are trade offs for sure but I think the pro's win on the enclosed box
     

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