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"new to Me" work truck

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by premiertx, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. premiertx

    premiertx LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    Finally purchased a "real" work truck. My wife is super worried that when I drive this ride around, all the hot chicks will want to jump in! She said to bring 'em home...she'll cook up a very "special" dinner for them!

    Here's what I got in it so far:

    1999 Isuzu NPR (chevy 350), with 180k miles - $3000.00
    Shipping from FL to TX - $950.00
    Dovetail Ramp, custom built - $1800.00
    Total - $5750.00

    I can't complain!




  2. bobcat48

    bobcat48 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,176

    Nice truck and setup.
  3. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,272

    Nice truck! I would like to get one but we bag all of our lawns.
  4. f50lvr2

    f50lvr2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 277

    Very nice. Hope it works well for you. I like the custom mounting of your xtreme trimmer rack. Those are the best racks out there.

  5. cubedmack

    cubedmack LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    I'm looking for the same truck. You are the second person on here who uses a box truck. Since it's not diesel, how is the gas mileage? Chevy V8's are really thirsty.
  6. Danscapes

    Danscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 331

    Looks good...........does the roof leak? Looks like like someone couldn't read low bridge signs.
  7. premiertx

    premiertx LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    The mileage is about 9/10 per gallon, but compared to what the repair cost would be if I had to repair a diesel engine, I consider it a wash. I was looking at a diesel, but decided against it after I found out it was 625.00 just to BUY an alternator. My mechanic, who services both diesel and gas NPR's said that the Chevy 350, while it is more thirsty, more than makes up for the cost in repairs and maintenance. The roof does leak (bought it like that) but plan on having that fixed this winter.

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