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Truck and Trailer In One

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Sean Adams, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,597

    If you have not looked into the Super Lawn Truck System, take a look at www.superlawntrucks.com today. I have personally had the pleasure of meeting the creator, Tony Bass, and I have been in several of his (and his client's) Super Lawn Trucks.....sweet! A business on wheels and they have great deals and financing options as well.
     
  2. The C Man

    The C Man LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 527

    I've been to their site before and watched the video too. I'm not saying this in a confrontational way, but what is the advantage of getting a truck from them as opposed to getting the truck elsewhere and customizing it yourself? (like in the offseason for us northern guys)
     
  3. gator-town

    gator-town LawnSite Member
    from bfe
    Posts: 92

    sean ... do you have a general idea of cost ... say within $5K .
     
  4. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,597

    You can get new or used which obviously has an impact on price....as well as the marketing that can come with it (custom painting/signage)....so, to be honest, no I cannot come within $5k.....check out their site....you will get an idea there....

    The C Man - I know what you are saying, but I think a lot would disagree....guess it depends on what one is capable of both financially and time-wise
     
  5. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    They seem like great people, but I priced their gate system and gas system and it is ridiculous!! $6500 for the gate and $2500 for the gas system!! No thanks I think I will try to be a profitable business.
     
  6. Gautreaux's LNG

    Gautreaux's LNG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 379

    Super Lawn Trucks seemed to be a bit overpriced!

    The gate system alone cost what a new mower would! I finally got to see them first had at GIE in Charlotte. Some of the wood "pretty" cabinets with clear plastic fronts would take some abuse with a crew! They actually had a briefcase in a slot inside the bed of the truck like a prop! God know all us lawn care guys need a secure place for our briefcases! They have some good ideas but remember if you have money for a truck like this most likely the owner will not be the operator and a crew can be abusive.
     
  7. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 732

    While the concept is pretty cool..... I have a couple of trucks... So if one of them is down I just hook up the other one.... What would happen if the SLT was broken down... Cant do any work until you get it back......
     
  8. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,640

    How long does it take for that gate to go down...watching that video it seems to take forever. In that time on a postage stamp lawn i would be finished and driving off with my regular trailer ramp gate before that thing was down. I just don't see how it saves time.
     
  9. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 558

    joplin i agree wiht you on the gate thing compare to an enclosed trailer i would be WELL on my way to mowing by the time someone who had a SLT got their on the ground. also ztoro has a good point what happens if it breaks down. im like him one breaks down switch trailers on the trucks and roll out. minimal down times. if a SLT broke down i could be days behind b4 i got it back on the road again. lots of lst $$ to me .. good idea but it doesnt seem usable in the market to me. and what about plowing HA RRIIIIIIIIIGGGHHHHHTTTTTTT
     
  10. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,640

    totally agree. plowing might not be too bad if all you do is drive forward. forget about backing up!
     

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