Isuzu or Mitsubishi

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ztrguy, Jul 19, 2003.

  1. ztrguy

    ztrguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE FL
    Posts: 466

    Does anyone have an Isuzu or Mitsubishi commercial truck? If so, post some pictures of your setup.

    Thanks
     
  2. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    2003

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  3. ztrguy

    ztrguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE FL
    Posts: 466

    Nice rig KenH. How much would something like that cost? Also, how much weight can it carry?
     
  4. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    $38000. That can carry a little over 6000LBS. The bed is more for volume (14 yards) than weight.
     
  5. BRIMOW525

    BRIMOW525 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 215

    All you can carry is 3 tons? I thought they had a better payload than that. 14 yds isn't more than 3 tons? I was thinking about an Isuzu dump myself for next year. Maybe I need to look into the payload capacities.
     
  6. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    14500 GVW, Truck weighs 5500, body 1800....payload is 7200lbs.....sorry.


    Wait, Im confusing myself now. I have to look at the door sticker....I dont think the truck weighs 5500lbs....that doesnt sound right.
     
  7. That truck weighs about 8000#. plus

    This one will do 14,000 pounds of payload, and still have room for more, but that would go over the plates and put it in the CDL category.

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    This one will handle 28,000 pounds payload.

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  8. ULTIMATE LAWN

    ULTIMATE LAWN Banned
    from AL
    Posts: 656

    Mits offers a 4wheel drive, Isuzu Does Not.

    I don't think LGF's truck has Quite the same Turning radius or Fuel eFFiciency.
     
  9. Since you know almost nothing about these trucks much less diesels, I WILL correct you.

    Mits only has 4x4 available in the 12,000 gvw truck. In my opinion it is a waste of a truck.

    These trucks get 14 mpg equivalent to all of my diesels.

    The short wheel base 4700 turns rather well, but it won't turn the same as a 109" wb Isuzu, Nissan UD or Mits.

    On the flip side, the small cabovers loose front axel loading, they are light weight springs, and have very few options like you can get on the bigger standered straight trucks.

    5,000# front axel vrs 8,000#. They don't drive very well loaded heavy, much less with the weight up front.
     
  10. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    How does that tarp work with the leaf vac? Do you get alot of blowout?? Is it just one of those mesh plant tarps???

    I have to start thinking about my leaf setup for the new truck.
     

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