New truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by AL Inc, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    I bought this truck this week, time to step up to a medium duty truck. I am setting it up for my landscape install/detail crew. It is a 2001 Freightliner FL60, automatic, Cat 3126, 26K GVW, 152K miles. The box is already off, I'm having a custom dump body built with underside tool boxes on both sdes, as well as a rack to hold the compactor. The cab shield will have a rack to hold long tools and 3 wheelbarrows. Truck probably won't be ready until Jan/Feb, so we'll have it for the spring. Looking forward to it.

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  2. Fordsuvparts

    Fordsuvparts LawnSite Senior Member
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    Cool truck, Good luck with the new purchase, hope it pays off big.
     
  3. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    what body are you going with? familar with etwman? hoping to get my truck tomorrow:weightlifter:
     
  4. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    tthomas..you are going with the FL70? I thought I read that in another thread.
    Yes, ETW's thread is very inspiring..the trucks and the way of doing business in general. I considered the switch and go system, and it is a good idea, I just can't justify the need right now. My hardscape projects are not nearly what he is doing. This truck I'm going with a 14" landscape dump body wiith 4' sides and a 48" side door. The tailgate will have the asphalt chute for gravel, etc. I figure with the underside tool boxes, I should have most of the tools the guys need on the truck at all times.
    Who knows, eventually my maintenance guys will get this truck, and I will go with the FL70 with hook lift for the landscape crew.
    Good luck with your truck, I would be interested in seeing the pics. I'll try to get some of mine in progress.
     
  5. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    i'm go'n this afternoon for the test drive.......'02 Intl 4300.........they cost more but have a longer/better track record...........6spd too
     
  6. mow king

    mow king LawnSite Senior Member
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    How much did you pay for that? If you don't mind me asking.
     
  7. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    mow_king.............i just made a post, check it out for info

    All_Inc........keep us posted, nice to see some big trucks coming together
     
  8. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
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    it seems like its gonna turn out nice whys it going to take so long to get finished
     
  9. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    Tthomas..good luck with your truck, I'll try to keep the pics coming. Mow King, right aroun 18K as is. DBL, my friend is a welder/fabricator, he is doing all of the work, so he is using my truck as "fill in" work. I know it'll be done before that, they are building the body already, but I am being conservative.
     
  10. A.D Services

    A.D Services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 224

    thats a nice truck ya got there i wouldnt mind finding something like that in the future
     

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