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Shorelandscaper

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
MD
Feel your pain on the space. I have turned the house into climate controlled storage for materials. Wife on the verge of homicide lol. Looking forward to seeing glimpses of the new shop
 
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etwman

etwman

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
central PA
The last two Freightliners have been new. The previous one have all been used. I’d rather not get into pricing online.
 

PLLandscape

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Western New York
So you buy these trucks used and outfit them? You have a ballpark cost of doing this?
I'm not ETWman but I have been looking into this type of truck, used.

Truck - $20K+ for a nice 150kmi truck chassis / $13-$15K for a 200+k/mi truck
Switch N Go - ~$20K (quotes from dealers)
Custom storage box (if you want it) - $5-8K
All the other misc stuff - $5k
Painting, Logos, wraps..........

So it could get into the $50-$60K range quick.

New truck, add the price of the new truck vs used. Gives you a roundabout figure.
 

knox gsl

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
knoxville, tn
I'm not ETWman but I have been looking into this type of truck, used.

Truck - $20K+ for a nice 150kmi truck chassis / $13-$15K for a 200+k/mi truck
Switch N Go - ~$20K (quotes from dealers)
Custom storage box (if you want it) - $5-8K
All the other misc stuff - $5k
Painting, Logos, wraps..........

So it could get into the $50-$60K range quick.

New truck, add the price of the new truck vs used. Gives you a roundabout figure.
What's the lifespan of the vinyl and extra storage boxes in the rust belt? These would be something to consider with new or used chassis.
 

PLLandscape

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Western New York
What's the lifespan of the vinyl and extra storage boxes in the rust belt? These would be something to consider with new or used chassis.
I'm not doing the truck as its just way too much for me right now. But if I did, that truck wouldn't see a salty road unless it was some late spring snow or fall snow.

Plus that's what fluid film is for.

Winter work vehicles have a definite shelf life. That's why I hope to grow without ever needing snow work.
 

Triple L

LawnSite Senior Member
I'm not ETWman but I have been looking into this type of truck, used.

Truck - $20K+ for a nice 150kmi truck chassis / $13-$15K for a 200+k/mi truck
Switch N Go - ~$20K (quotes from dealers)
Custom storage box (if you want it) - $5-8K
All the other misc stuff - $5k
Painting, Logos, wraps..........

So it could get into the $50-$60K range quick.

New truck, add the price of the new truck vs used. Gives you a roundabout figure.
I would imagine etwmans Eby toolboxes were much more then 5-8k, I'd imagine atleaat 10 if not 12... Also add in shortening wheelbase and driveshaft to most trucks, central hydraulics?

Good question, does etwman use electric switch and go or hydraulic?
 

PLLandscape

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Western New York
I would imagine etwmans Eby toolboxes were much more then 5-8k, I'd imagine atleaat 10 if not 12... Also add in shortening wheelbase and driveshaft to most trucks, central hydraulics?

Good question, does etwman use electric switch and go or hydraulic?

Right. My point being they’re expensive.
 
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etwman

etwman

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
central PA
The first trucks were electric setups, the last ones are hydraulic. In my opinion hydraulic is the way to go, but you’ll have to put a PTO on your truck.

You’ll be tight to do a used truck setup for $50-$60k. Maybe 10 years ago.

Our Freightliners never go on salty roads. They are bunkered down inside when the snow flies.
 

BrandonV

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Central NC
If you have a moment, i'm looking at getting another medium duty truck w/ a switch n go. The past two we've had are the biggest electric units. Love them to death but was wanting this next one to replace our single axle dump that we typically load down with 7-8 tons of gravel/soil etc. Our electric SNG will sometimes really struggle w/ 7 tons especially when the quarry loads forward. Do you find the hydro units are a bit stonier in reality? They're rated the same but ratings are just on a sheet of paper and sometimes are worth as much. Have never gotten first hand experience w/ a hyd unit and there aren't many around here.
 

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