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Why big Cab Overs over Box Vans?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,597

    Ive noticed that alot of guys that want to go the non trailor route get the cab over trucks, usually diesel. Isnt this a bit excessive? Why not go with the cargo vans with box backs that are really cheap and get relatively good mileage? This is what I would like to get. Even a box on a regular HD truck would work just the same (Silvey, F-series,Ram etc.)So my question is basically, why cabovers?
  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    Cab overs equal shorter wheel base, more GVW, bigger box, and the small diesels are good on fuel.
  3. GreenSouth Landscapes

    GreenSouth Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    because the turning radius on the cab overs is bananas. its like a Zero turn truck, lol not really but the turning radius, visability, drivability etc. is much better than van set ups.
  4. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,297

    I have an f350 12' box van. It is alot easier than pulling a trailer, a it cost about half the price of a truck and a trailer. It has an electric liftgate on the back, lettering, enclosed, safe.
    What is not to love?

    Let hear from others who have these things?
  5. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,597

    nice set up, thats what i want. Is it 4wd? Do you tow with it? Plow?

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