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extra stuff to carry on truck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kirkny1018, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. kirkny1018

    kirkny1018 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    i saw a post one time of extra styuff people would carry on there trucks just in case . what are some things i might need just in case ?
  2. nnusskern

    nnusskern LawnSite Member
    Messages: 214

    My truck is packed with tools here basic list
    Jumper pack
    Jumper cables
    Ratchet straps
    About 150 piece socket set
    Battery drill and bits
    Basic hand tools like pliers and hammers
    Bolt cutters
    Zip ties and related
    Fluids for truck

    I need to add a few tow straps fire extinguisher and first aid kit
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  3. 4slservices

    4slservices LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    Great list. The only thing I have to add is black bags for trash on customers property or to use if you just have a handful of weeds or leaves.
  4. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,016

    I don't think you can have everything but I try to carry as much as I can. Add to the list.
    Spare mower parts
    Irrigation fittings, heads, pipe, drip, wiring, etc.
    Chemicals depending on what you use
    Oil for truck, mower, 2-cycle.
    Always carry round and irrigation shovel, rake
    Dewalt 18volt drill, sawzaw, light, impact
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    Fix a flat
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  6. hi_speedreed

    hi_speedreed LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Everything that has been named plus

    change of clothes
    change of undies (don't laugh so very thankful if you ever need them)
    spare bandanas
    floor jack
    5lb sledge
    grease gun
    bar oil
    paper towels
    spare ear protection
    spare eye protection
    phillips screwdriver
    flat screwdriver
    lineman pliers
    needle nose pliers
    wire cutters
    electrical tape
    star bits
    spare chainsaw chain
    100' electric cord
    100' rope
    tow strap
    bungee cords
    flat shovel
    push broom
    leaf rake
    garden rake
    scoop shovel
    A form of personal protection especially if you work alone.
  7. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,529

    My entire shop is my truck. So everything anyone could ever need to fix anything possible. I can deliver babies mutha f*%er!!!!
  8. hi_speedreed

    hi_speedreed LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 534


    Is that something you have experience in? lol
  9. KG26

    KG26 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    The Fix a flat is a god send!
  10. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,563

    It's been a pretty exhaustive list so far.

    Rain Gear
    Mill Bastard File
    eye wash
    1-2 inch scraper to clean clippers, shovels, boots, etc.
    hoof pick and boot brush to clean boots if you need to enter a customers building
    Sod or pruning knife for cleaning up tree wounds-hone stone as well
    Hedge clippers
    Gallon or so of oil dry
    bailing wire
    duct tape
    prepacked lengths of trimmer line
    cones, flares, or flags
    extra truck keys and cash, well hidden
    small spray bottle of alcohol to disinfect pruning equipment
    Fluid Film
    Spare set of blades

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