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Trucks or van

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by extremecutter, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. extremecutter

    extremecutter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 100

    Question is trucks for service work for irrigation? We already have 5 trucks for plowing, 1 is for lawncare, 2 for doing forecloser and construction work. So we have the trucks for doing service work . But we could use a van to use for sidewalk shoveler next year. Doing alot more service work this year, so need a decaded vehicle for the service work. What works best for others?
     
  2. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,013

  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,811

    Van for snow don't forget to get it in four wheel drive.
    I hope I didn't't miss understand your post. :waving:
     
  4. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    We have two truck, and one van. I can't say there is one that is the "best". They each are best at certain things. I will try to post up pictures again, maybe in the morning.
     
  5. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,415

    We switched from YEARS of operating with vans, to SERVICE Bodies, they are the way to go!
    Pipe racks on top. 3500 Crew cabs, srw and diesels. We have an 08 and a 2010


    Im not sure all those paper cardboard dividers would last very long with us, we're constantly getting things
    wet, and i could see those deteriorating after awhile. I would have gone with plastic. Which is what we use.
    nice picture with the beer on the truck bed, i hope you're not at a jobsite!
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,415

    Something very similar to this MAY be my next installation truck.

    Throw the dingo track trencher and all the gear right on the back and NO MORE TRAILER!!

    Service body trucks are nice, but with this truck you can have ALL your gear
    on one truck and with stop and go traffic and tight places to get into, this is your meal ticket!

    http://www.wil-ro.com/content/landscpae_truc/irrigation_land.asp

    The pipe racks on this one look like missle launchers, im not sure if im crazy about that angle like that,
    although i see what they're trying to achieve. Good for short people....
     
  8. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,415

    This would look sweet loaded down heading to the jobsite!
    I'd throw a few weather tite locking bins on there for your handtools, electric drills, etc...

    Drive the trencher right up the back, and bind her down!

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  9. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,415

    single cab. id def. throw a few more locking weathertite bins on here for storage.
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