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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by vanncann, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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  2. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was just asking why it was worth $15k more? You obviously gave me your opinion on why you think it is better. I just dont see it. My guys have no trouble driving with the trailers on. That is a BIG truck that many guys would be intimidated to drive. And yes we can buy a 14ft trailer for $2k or a 16ft for $2400. A little 1500 would probly be cheaper to insure also.
     
  3. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That is an awesome rig, we plan to switch to these type of trucks in the future. Only change i will make is adding a side dump to the front of the bed, we bag most of our lawns.
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  4. vanncann

    vanncann LawnSite Senior Member
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    You would be surprised @ what I pay for insurance... VERY LOW....
     
  5. vanncann

    vanncann LawnSite Senior Member
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  6. vanncann

    vanncann LawnSite Senior Member
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    It's a 2012...
     
  7. grassbutler

    grassbutler LawnSite Member
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    I know his brother......Has a mulch blowing company here in Jacksonville, Fl.... ( and a fleet of landscape trucks...)... he is good people!
     
  8. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    You say you have these mythically competent men who are above industry standards if capability with a trailer , but the same drivers would be intimidated by "such a large truck"
    That's an oxymoron
    Like saying I have the best drivers, they drive neons , but they can't drive station wagons.

    The green industry as a whole moved to cab over trucks in the last decade and a half
    They by far have more utility, less maintenance and less cost of ownership than any truck/trailer combo
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  9. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    I didnt say MY guys would be intimidated to drive it I said "many guys" in general. Hey if they would save money then I am all for it. Im not saying you are wrong, but are there any side by side comparisons on costs? $15k is alot of money to make up. What is the average life span on one of those? I guess if you say its 10 years, then you would only have to save $1500/yr minimum to make it the better option. You think it would save $1500/yr?
     
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am kinda with you that platform has limited space for mowers. We carry 2 36" units, a 48" vride and a 21". We got multiple trailers for hauling limbs, mulch, a dump trailer. Crew unhook and get another trailer as needed. And most people want crew cab, not 2 door.and gas mileage on a big engine probably less than 10mpg.
     

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