Truck and Trailer In One

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

  1. Turf Dancer

    Turf Dancer LawnSite Senior Member
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    It seams to me like a 16' with all the options 2 years ago I was quoted around $47,000 without the removable advertising
     
  2. Patrick.B

    Patrick.B LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 251

    i'd agree with you all 100% ....if my truck break down i just hook on to my other truck and keep mower alone ,,i got better thing to do with my money then buying $40.000 Lawn truck ,,,lol :cool:
     
  3. B&B Lndscpng & Lwn Srvc

    B&B Lndscpng & Lwn Srvc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    I personally think all you guys are being very closed minded about the concept of this truck. I drove 4 hrs on a Saturday to their facility and Gary Fellows bent over backwards to meet with me on a weekend. The GATE system lowers in 35 seconds (YES I DID TIME IT). I was concerned with that also. The reason the gate system is a little pricey is because its a locking rear door, a ramp, and a work platform as well and i feel it is worth the investment. The fuel storage system holds enough diesel, gas, and mix to run a lawn service all week. You just pull up and pump like at the station. I dare any of you to price the same tanks, fuel pumps and other materials used on the fuel storage system and mount it cheaper. I know i can't. If the truck breaks down get it fixed and run your pickup and trailer till it is fixed. I don't plan to sell my trucks and trailers just because i buy one of these. And finally you can get the truck loaded (truck, 16' box, all accessories and interior racks, gate/ramp, fuel stations, chrome wheels, receiver hitch) with marketing package on all 4 sides for $45,000 to $50,000. And if you think that is high go price any 3/4 ton diesel or a dually. I did $55,000 for f-350 and still have to pull a trailer. So why not have it all in one. Less maintenance, easier handling, and better in tight subdivisions and anyone can drive it and you don't have to train people to back a trailer. I PERSONALLY PLAN TO BUY ONE A.S.A.P.
     
  4. Patrick.B

    Patrick.B LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 251

    B&B i wasn't saying anything bad about the truck ..and i don't plan on buying a $45.000 or $55.000 ..i do believe that would be a great work truck but my business is not big enough to have a special truck like that ,,,if anything change in my business in next few years Its would be buying an inclosed triler ,,,,
     
  5. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    I have my own version of a super lawn truck and it was $15k. I have a $1200 gate system that is more efficient than there $6500 gate system. I think they are good trucks, but you are crazy to pay 50k for a truck you could have for 20k.
     
  6. rookie03

    rookie03 LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Posts: 184

    Show us some pics of your setup. How does your gate system work?
     
  7. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    Here is a pic of the gate.
     
  8. OBRYANMAINT

    OBRYANMAINT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 555

    lawnworks,

    can you give us some info on your gate mod to your npr?

    where was it made/installed?etc?
     
  9. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    I got the dovetail installed at K&K Manufacturing in Griffin, GA. This is really turning out to be a popular choice down here. The dovetail is 4 ft long and the gate is spring loaded and has a trailer hitch installed, but I don't think it would handle pulling something real heavy like a skid steer due to the hitch being so far out back, but I have pulled about 4k lbs or so.
     
  10. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    Lawn works that is a awesome truck at night do you just pull the door down on the back of the trailer? Also did you buy the box truck new or used?
     

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