Your Ultimate Landscape Maintenance / Install truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by CrewCutEnterprises, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok, New truck for 2006 in the late summer/fall

    I needs to be capable of carrying 3 people, alot of weight/volume and towing a 10000 lb trailer for installs.

    Im opting for a f550, f450 or international 4700.

    Here is a list of ALL tools to go with the crew and to "STAY" on the truck at all times, Not to unload all equipment to load mulch, i want to have a place for everything and not have to remove it. I dont want to take a trailer everywhere with this truck, only when we have the tractor.

    3 rakes
    2 flat spades
    2 back pack blowers
    ez ebed edger
    10 ft gorrilla a frame folding ladder
    2 tarps
    stihl 250 chain saw
    echo hc 150 hedge clippers
    3 wheelbarrows
    5 gallon gas
    2.5 gallon mix


    The bed will have a rugby landscape dump with the dump through design for the rear.Now i thought about having a man cab like this installed but it really doesnt give me much rooms.

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  2. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
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    DUDE, Brickman has been using trucks just like this for YEARS
     
  3. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 893

    A local truck runs like this, a crew cab.... and everything over the cab....

    It might work, I would love some pictures of everytones ideas
     

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  4. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    International crew cab 4700 w/ switch n go system! check out ETWman's setup.
     
  5. Travel'n Trees

    Travel'n Trees LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would do anything but the FORD!! I have a F 550 xlt, crew cab.4x4, powerstroke, auto (new) dump for sale.
     
  6. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 893


    Yea, buy what, a chevy.... I bet your truck is a 2004 0 06 with the 6. liter powerstroke......
     
  7. jreiff

    jreiff LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 402

    I would also say to take a look at etwmans thread. Awesome thread. That truck is the ultimate setup.

    For us, we have all of our tools in a cube van. Everything that we need is in that van for any type of install. Works out really well. Never have to worry about switching tools or taking them out. Also run a F450 dually dump box and a international dump truck for hauling material.
     
  8. The landscaper

    The landscaper LawnSite Senior Member
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    That wouldn't be a bad idea to put some storage above the cab to save from having the truck too long.
     
  9. janb

    janb LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 254

    what page? ... 25 pages :dizzy: and a very slow modem + paying by the minute for time...payup

    definately get the most HD truck you can afford (and is practical) There is significant difference between 'industrial quality' and a 'homeowners version'

    I do my evaluations by counting plastic parts... they would last, no one is gonna be 'restoring' the current 'disposable' commodity
    jb
     
  10. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 893


    Ive seen his truck very nice, but.... tooo big.. its like driving a 20 ft box truck.

    I have several of my own thread about buying a international 4700 with a switch n go, there are several for sale in the 30,000 range.

    Problem is, Im unsure i want to make the step to go that large, or to stay 550 range with the option to tow a 10,000 lb trailer or a 7000 lb trailer.

    The international would work, i would have to derate it so my guys could tow a trailer without a cdl... or we could never tow a trailer.

    Right now we take our f350 with a dump insert and our 16 ft trailer for spring clean ups etc. But its overkill hauling a trailer everywhere when I really bought it for mowing grass.

    Im very particular about storage... Help me out, give me some ideas.. The man cab idea is a good, but i would fill it with tools.
     

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