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Anybody use closed in trucks?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Sauls1686, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. Sauls1686

    Sauls1686 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    Does anybody use a truck to haul their equipment instead of a trailer?

    I know some of you use closed in trailers but what about an X U-Haul van?

    (just curious--i kinda like the X U Haul idea)
  2. Leaping

    Leaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Don't use one but have thought of that.
  3. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    I've thought about it also, but some one said something about the wheelwells inside.
  4. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

  5. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,430

    I use an Isuzu NPR for my lawn care company. You'll find a buch of info on it, and pictures in the post titled, "Pics of my Cuttin Rig".

  6. pottstim

    pottstim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    To eliminate the wheelwells in the cargo area, you need a "high cube van". The boxes on these trucks are mounted higher up on the frame so you have a nice flat floor without any intrusions. I have one of these trucks at my full-time job and it is very handy for loading and unloading at docks. We are unfortunately having problems with carbon monoxide getting into the cab of the truck. There is a pass-thru door between the box and the cab. The fumes are coming up through the box floor somehow, then going into the cab. I would like the owner to trade for an Isuzu NPR diesel w/ a 14 foot box. The owner has the money, but he just doesn't want to let go of it. :rolleyes:
  7. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    I've check around on prices on a Isuzu NPR, and equivalent type trucks, I'm leaning pretty heavy towards that set-up this spring.
  8. Sauls1686

    Sauls1686 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    Yeah Im realy liking this the more i check into it. Of course I think it would be a slight problem in the fall for cleanup.

    I was thinking that maybe this would be a contributor to winter income as well? Hauling? (either as your own business or subing out to haul for stores etc)

    I don't have many $$ so the best i could do would be an old (late 80s) Ford cube van.

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