Thoughts on this box truck!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by KrayzKajun, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looking to pick up a small box truck to used for mowing/ irrigation repairs. Pulling a trailer all the time is getting old. Plus looking to save a lil money by getting a gas truck( well it sounds good lol). Plan is to put a ramp on back for mowers, no dovetail. Still want to be able to pull a trailer with the box truck is need be. Found this one local and the guy used it only for storage. He is willing to make a deal. Asking $2k obo. Its a 1995 E350, gas engine has 125k miles. In good shape. Going take some better pics now. Plan is a full wrap. tPics[​IMG]
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  2. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Seems like a great idea i don't know how much gas it would save you though especially if you throw a trailer on it. Im looking into a box truck or NPR for next season just don't know if i can swing it yet.
     
  3. larryinalabama

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    The price is ok, looks a little rough in that picture. A ramp is goung to run another 1000$

    Make darn sure that your mower will fit between the wheel wells. Most are around 48"
     
  4. KrayzKajun

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    Ive got a ramp already at my my shop tht came off my buddys boxtruck.
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  5. larryinalabama

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    Id go for it.

    Ive really liked my box truck.
     
  6. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    You may discover pulling a trailer with that truck a challenge, especially if your not skilled with the use of your side view mirrors. A rear video cam might be a good investment in lieu of no rear view mirror.
    easy-lift guy
     
  7. KrayzKajun

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    Pulling any type of trailer is no challenge for. I actually drive better pulling a trailer. I used to drive firetrucks for a living and drove big rigs hauling heavy equipment in the Army. Im a master at using my side mirrors, since my big transfer tank in the bed of my dually blocks most of the view from my rearview mirror. Plus over the next year im moving my business 45mins away from where i am now. So it would be nice to have rhe box truck to commute with to mow out there instead of dragging a trailer on the interstate. I guess ive convinced myself i its time for a dedicated mowing truck.
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  8. KrayzKajun

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    Another pic of passenger side. [​IMG]
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  9. larryinalabama

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    Did you get to drive it?
     
  10. KrayzKajun

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    Not yet. Going chek out fully on Sat.
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