perfect treatment truck revisited

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by James Cormier, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    http://gmccommercialtrucks.com/landscape.html


    Here is the link for what I think is the perfect truck for guys using ride on fert machines.

    Its the bottom truck, vanscraper, I would need a side swing out or roll up door to be able to load a pallet of fert. Also a curb door on the side to beable to walk in with out opening the back door.

    Sometime this season I will be pricing this out So I will let you all know how much this perfect set up will cost me.
     
  2. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    That's one nice size billboard. Let us know on prices.
     
  3. NJemerald

    NJemerald LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 121

    I really like that Vanscaper setup. The 1/2 ramp on the back is also a very nice idea. You could work out of rear without having to lower ramp EVERY time!
    That side door would have to be pretty wide to fit a pallet of fert through it, Do they make a door wide enough? A roll up door on the curb side would be great AND you would not have the door swinging out / hanging in your way!
     
  4. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    Ive seen some swing out doors on sides of other box trucks that would be wide enough for a pallet, Roll up would work but It may be in the way of the back roll up door (tracks)
     
  5. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    my friend has a vanscaper style truck
    it is great i was going to order 1 last year but things changed
    the only thing i saw as a problen was the last 4 feet of the deck in the box is sloped so u cant put anything on it or u cant oppen the door if it slides into it
    16-4=12ft of usable space just a thought
    i was looking to put it on a isuzu chassy got costly fast
    u also cant tow a trailer with this setup
    my final thought was i could get a ford cube van all set up with the body 15 ft usable space and a 351 gaser for 25k then weld on a ramp and still pull a trailer if needed.
    all together i had a new truck for 27 grand out makeing money
    the cabover and the vanscaper body was what i would like to have in the future but the cost was about 10 grand more
    in the end i ended up with a van oh well
     

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