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Your opinion on vehicle for service work?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by garciajj612, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. garciajj612

    garciajj612 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 114

    What type of truck or van do you guys prefer to use for service work and why?
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,650

    Maybe the Low-VOC cement and primers might have changed conditions, but there might still be good reasons (spelled O-S-H-A) to not have those items occupying the same airspace as the service vehicle occupants.
  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

  4. Oakman

    Oakman LawnSite Member
    Male, from Cincinnati, OH
    Posts: 2

    We use Ford Ecoo-Line 150 vans, we ony do service work, we have a full shelving and drawer system inside and that works very well for us.
  5. HanktheCowdog

    HanktheCowdog LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    I like Chevy Astro Vans. Unfortunately GM quit making them in 2005. It figures.
  6. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,415

    We're still using service body trucks.

    Crew cabs for the install crews
    and Extended Cabs for service guys.
  7. Without A Drought

    Without A Drought LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    i have a utility body, one of my service techs drives a van with a service body, the other one drives a transit.
    they all have they advantages and disadvantages. i like the truck because its more quiet. the van can hold more stuff, and the transit had very good gas mileage.
    think about what you need the vehicle to do and outfit accordingly.
  8. HardRain

    HardRain LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    Cadillac Escalade. It handles better and gets better mileage than a van. Solvents go in a converted cooler that seals them up quite nicely.

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