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Dedicated lighting truck

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by pete scalia, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 960

    I'm spinning off a new dedicated lighting division spring 2008. I'm looking at trucks and I am seriously considering this one. What is your opinion?
    Thank you. Pete

  2. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    link isn't any good.
  3. Plant Buyer 83

    Plant Buyer 83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    Just take out the double http://


    I've been seeing alot more of those around lately. Dodge ones on the beltway especially.

    Have you priced any out yet??
  4. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 960

    40-45K equipped not stripped
  5. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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  6. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,843

    never mind....
  7. klkanders

    klkanders LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 849

    hmmm 40-45k for it or maybe a new shop to park the old truck in?
  8. bmwsmity

    bmwsmity LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Ohio
    Messages: 276

    I'm of the opinion that spending as little as possible on a vehicle is the best route...of course, while still having something that looks professional.

    I believe there is a certain GVW that gives you better tax breaks as well (100% depreciation 1st year I think). I may be wrong, as tax laws change so much.

    As for the truck itself, they're supposed to be awesome...great capacity and great longevity due to diesel engine. I mean, UPS uses them, so they must be decent to get the use those dudes give them. Just not sure if they're the best alternative for the money.
  9. Firefly Lighting

    Firefly Lighting LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    We use Izuzu NPR box trucks for my crews and they work great. You can buildout the inside and they run about 32K. The sprinters are nice but its a work truck and I would rather have the proven izuzu versus spending an extra 10-14K. Not to mention, the lower the overhead the better.
  10. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 960

    I drove a Dodge one today. They want sticker and no negotiation. They claim the 08's aren't arriving till spring. they said alot of things. I'm gonna try another dealer and see what they say.

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