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thinking about going box truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Plow God, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    seems like security would be great with this. you could do some really neat things with lettering on it too
     
  2. T-Made

    T-Made LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 91

    Aarons Retail Stores buys their Isuzu box trucks for delivery. They run them for 3 years and sell them in Commerce , GA off of I-85. I purchased one (isuzu diesel-48k miles-14 ft. box) for 18,500. I sold the waltco liftgate that came with it on Craigslist for around $600 and had Conyers Welding put a 4 ft. dovetail with extended ramps on back.
     
  3. threeleafllc

    threeleafllc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    yes it is very nice to know your stuff is inside and safe.. Also its great if your like us and dont really have much room for mowers in the shop..We lettered ours up after the pics were taken.Its like a big billboard going down the road....
    Allen
     
  4. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,010

    Just curios what that costs? My uncle has an Isuzu box truck that he is not using because it is an automatic and he likes his standard. He was talking about selling it. Auto, air, nice stereo system and that 4 cylinder turbo diesel runs sweet.
     
  5. threeleafllc

    threeleafllc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    we paid around 1800 for ours...
    Allen
     
  6. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,010

    Not bad at all.
     
  7. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,060

    How about this question to you guys who have bought a new box truck or close to it....
    Has anyone done a comparison of prices between one of these compared to buying a new F250 or bigger plus add a new 18' open trailer....

    I am thinking that buying one of these new box trucks would not be that much more if any at all than the said ford truck above. I would think that insurance price would be way cheaper on a box truck than the ford cause they know your not going to use the box truck to pick up kids at school and what not. When you add all this stuff up, would it not be better to get the box truck? Heck, a new ford like that would cost what, 45,000
     
  8. CMU07

    CMU07 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    JayD, youre in IN. If it was a primary truck for you, heck even a secondary, how practical would it be for plowing. I like the idea of a box truck personally but thought I would throw my .02 in.
     
  9. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,060

    I will still have my first truck but would like some day to get a box truck's. Believe it or not, I have seen the land scape box trucks here have snow blades on it.
     
  10. threeleafllc

    threeleafllc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    we ran cost between trucks that we had in our fleet already... and what it wouldcost to put another into service.. ford f350 drw with 18ft ope trailers with all the gear(trim racks etc) the cost diff was almost 20k off from new ford and trailer to new npr...
    yes the diff is the npr is not being used in the winter but i couldnt come upwith anymore good plowing accounts.. so i run 12 trucks in the winter i have enough troubles without adding another.. so that was another benefit... the npr actually sits at a winter account with all the side walk stuff in it(blowers,bagged product)
    it works well for some i guess
    Allen
     

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