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Cab overs

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by JoeFireman, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. JoeFireman

    JoeFireman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I 'm looking at dumpbody cabovers with possibly 4 wheel drive and a plow. Any Ideas?
  2. vntgrcr

    vntgrcr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    You don't have many choices if you want 4whl drive. I am pretty sure Mitsubishi is the only one that offers that. And with that you sacrifice huge on payload capability. I think maybe 1.5-2 tons payload. I may be way off on the numbers, but it isn't very good. I hear very good things about them though. I just bought a 2007 Isuzu and love it. Just have to be careful not to get into the soft stuff.
  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Your SOL when it comes to a 4x4 COE that is heavy enough. The Mitsu only has a 14,000lb gvw so that maybe leaves you with a 5000lb payload at most.

    If you want a 4x4 then your going to need to look at a conventional cab truck like a Ford Chevy or Dudge.

    OBRYANMAINT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    i was hot and heavy about a cabover dump also but ended up buying a 5500(chevy).....much more payload for the same money and it turns better than any one ton out there
  5. mini14

    mini14 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 236

    mitsubishi fe 180 4x4 17,900 gvw.
  6. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,410

    I built a cabover dump in 2003 (new) best truck i ever owned. Isuzu npr hd turbo diesel, knapeheide landscaper body with knapack toolbox, 11000 lb venco hoist, snoway 9' plow.
  7. Jimbo046

    Jimbo046 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    No fe 180 in 4x4......................fg140 is the only 4x4 in america I have a 06'. fe 180 is the old FH 17,995 gvw i had a 00'. My fg has an 11' dump bed 2' I-pac and weights 9300lb. I agree you can't haul alot legally. I had a 95 dodge ram 2500 4x4 diesel and just hated to give up 4x4. I tow 10,000lbs behind the fg and it has no power! but I really like the truck and don't really mind the lack of power. What else you going to buy???? a ford dodge or chevy? They are all junk, it don't like saying it but it is true.....all americans make are big pick-ups.....Jap cap-overs and built like bigger trucks on a smaller scale. I'll be selling a 95 Izusu tiltmaster chevy w-4 what ever its called this summer if anyone is interested.
  8. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,410

    I agree with you jimbo, my only complaint is power, i wish the npr had more horses. Plowing is not a problem, i run real good rubber, load it up with 3 ton of weight and im good to go.
  9. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    Yes, more ponys for over the road.......
  10. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,410

    When im hauling my tractor & trailer, 5300 lbs + the stock in the body, be it plants, mulch, or fertilizer, and i hit a steep incline, i loose momentum. I have to downshift & crawl back up to speed. My npr has 175 hp, the newer models have 190 hp and direct injection, i sure could put those extra horses to work! The isuzu inline 4 is awesome on fuel though! Some of the early model cabovers have 145 hp, i dont know how they get anything done?

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