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Isuzu Open bed vs. Box bed?

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

  1. S. Scapes

    S. Scapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    Ok thanks for all of these opinions. How about fuel mileage? Keeping engine sizes the same, does a box bed harm fuel mileage from drag enough to notice?
  2. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Posts: 4,137

    I would say yes. It's a big sail sticking up in the air
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  3. 2k1yzfr1

    2k1yzfr1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    We have a NPR diesel with 18' box and will be adding another in few weeks. They work excellent for mowing and saves an incredible amount of labor not having to load and unload 5 times a week. MPG is 9.5-10 WFO for the past 30k miles.
  4. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,385

    Box, you gotta have a place to pee. :rolleyes:
  5. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,218

    Fuel wise out 2013 mitfuso super lawn truck is avg ~12
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  6. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    That's what the bushes are for! :laugh:
  7. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,385

    I think there is a few threads about that. :laugh:
  8. bolc5150

    bolc5150 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 155

    Gotta have a place to pee...I like that.. I run 16 enclosed trailer and having a private place for those most intense time of days, when there are no bushes.. I'm going with a 16ft. box. Nothing like a billboard and garage on wheels.
  9. T Scapes

    T Scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,212

    your almost in the open vs enclosed trailer debate. If i ever ran a npr of similar truck i would get an enclosed model and then buy a trailer for mulch and other stuff.
  10. agent walker

    agent walker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 460

    I recommend a box. keeps all your equipment out of sun and rain and you don't have to unload it every night. I have 2004 isuzu npr hd 20ft box and 4cyl diesel and get around 11.5mpg. Got the valves set and hopefully that will help.

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