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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by zimmatic, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. 5.0

    5.0 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 120

    very nice!
     
  2. Irrigation Contractor

    Irrigation Contractor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 380

    Thank you!

    Every contractor out there has been where I was at the end of last year. You know, cleaning out trucks during the winter, finding buckets upon buckets of parts that we once new. Throw in a couple clocks along with a lighting transformer and I had had enough.

    Guys were going to do simple repairs, only to either have to run to a supply house or hardware store wasting valuable time in the spring which was costing the company money.

    Getting the entire office / warehouse organized, then the trucks took some time and some money, but the entire company FINALLY realized that being efficient benefited everyone.
    The hard part was implementing the process which was refined a couple of times. We also do most of the work on our trucks and equipment, so we did the same for all of the parts, fluids and filters needed to make repairs.
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2012
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 553

    Yeah I was responsible for our irrigation service vehicle and I know how frustrating it is when you can find things because nobody cares and in my case all I ever heard when I mentioned I needed something was "I know" or "the season is winding down and I don't want to spend money". What kind of service vehicles are your running? We had a 1 ton van.
     
  5. Irrigation Contractor

    Irrigation Contractor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 380

    We basically run Chevy 2500/3500 HD's with service bodies running Kargo Master racks.

    We stopped building our own racks and switched since they have a pretty cool system with all the accessories.
     
  6. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 553

    Nice, I hated the van setup after a while with all the crap that accumulates in the middle. Gonna try and get my boss to get a truck or van with a service body or maybe a small enclosed trailer for now.
     
  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,770

    I always had service bodies, loved them. Have the bossman look for one of these babies. royaltruckbody.com
     
  8. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 977

    Here is ours, it started as an install truck but now is the repair truck.

    Truck 2.jpg
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,770

    My kind of advertising! :laugh:
     
  10. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 977

    Yeah, ever since we added the white blocks on the truck our sales have increased 19.210928347%. It has been a real surprise and IMHO it's a real head turner.
     

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