Separate names with a comma.
Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
Catch up on the conversation with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns in the Franchising forum plus sign up to receive a FREE eBook on how to grow your landscape business.
Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Feb 1, 2011.
If I found a good deal on a basic truck would this be worth doing?
A truck that is set up will be a much better value.
This would depend mostly on if the tranny has provisions for a PTO. A manual tranny is usually easier than an Auto
Just run an electric pump, power up, gravity down.
Posted via Mobile Device
If the tranny has provisions for it, do the PTO driven pump. If you are hoisting a lot of weight, it will be way faster.
Ive heard pto is alot better, especially on larger trucks. Im going to get a 26 gvw.
what I meant was buy a truck with a bed on it. I priced a 14' dump recently and it was 7k or so depending on how it was set up you add a 10k truck to that and you got 17k. If you can find a similar truck that has a bed on it you can buy it for 12 to 14 and put it to work tomorrow.
so your saying, find a dump truck and sell the dump and put the hook system on.
It would probably be much easier and cheaper to install a belt driven hydraulic pump if you don't necessarily need all of the power a PTO unit can produce. The belt driven pump would work much better than an electric unit at least.
Nothing to it really. Any truck that size should have a PTO provision off of the side of the tranny. We did the same thing about 10 years ago with an International 4700. IIRC, the PTO drive & pump was around $500 or so. Then you obviously need to purchase a hoist package (this had the tank, valves, control, etc..) and a dump box. It's been so long and we did the install ourselves, so I won't through a total number out there. I could probably find the old invoice if you're interested though.