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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by djlawn, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. djlawn

    djlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    Does anybody have any opinions on the Mitsubishi or Izuzu trucks. I am thinking about purchasing a new truck and I like the cabover design, but don't know much about them. They are both cabovers. I think that would be nice for plowing to see better what you are doing. They nice thing for the summer is they have a shorter wheelbase and can put a 10 foot dump box on. How reliable and cost effective to run are they in relation to a ford f550 or chevy equivelant?
  2. SherrillsfordLS

    SherrillsfordLS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    I Have a 2000 Nissan Cabover UD 1200 4-cylinder turbo diesel with s 16ft landscape bed. I really like my truck it does real well. I get about 13mpg towing my equipment around town. What I like best is the turning radius and how easily you can manuver in tight areas. I got a good buy on my truck, bought it new in the fall of 2001 from a dealer in Charlotte. It was a cancelled order and had been on their lot for year and half. Bought the truck for $19,000 and the bed cost me $3300. They also gave me a three year warranty on the truck.
  3. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    There has been a lot of discuession in the past about these trucks.Try a serch. I have a Mitisi with a 10' dump and a Meyer 8' C-8 plow. My biggest problem has been the wireing. The wires are small and poor quality so they corroade and lose connection and if you add any lights then you over load the wire size and have other problems.

  4. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    We have had zero problems with our 2002 Isuzu NPR HD crew cab diesel.It has a 12 ft dump bed on it. Not a power house but works well for my lawn business. 12 mpg is it. We have loaded more than just a few times with 5 tons.
  5. terracare

    terracare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 353

    If we had to get a cabover, it would be the mitsubishi. Only cabover I know of that has available 4 wheel drive. We considered a cabover this year for snow removal work at a condo complex but eventually ruled it out and got the JD 4510 tractor.


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