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For the guys who run Cab Overs

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Drew Gemma, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    How many miles do you get out of a brake job?
    tires how many miles?
    What over all lengths are still able to service residential areas without being to long?
    Anything else you can provide would be greatful!

    We are tired of the so called work truck options maint. cost and inital expense just not worth it?
  2. clay duncan

    clay duncan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    i have a 06 w3500 with 35000 miles. still on original brakes, replaced tires at 25000 miles, 16 foot bed (12 flat-4 dovetail).....
  3. threeleafllc

    threeleafllc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    we tend to get around 35k miles on the brakes,tires we get about 50k miles,
    the truck is a 05 izuzu npr with a 16 ft box and dove tail with gate off the back. the truck is a res maint truck. it runs in some really tight parts and we have never had an issue..it really is the best maint truck we own..the only reason we bought the box truck was because we have no more room in the shop for more equipment. the next one will be and open landscaper body..
    im me if you have more ?
    here is a pic of ours if you wanna see more let me know

  4. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    I am looking at bying the w4500 NQR. Either a 150 or 176 wheel base. We need a debris box (some type of set up) and closed storage. Wondering if that wheel base will be to much the 176. also wanting to fit 2 ghs walkers, 36hydro then rotate days with other mowers plus other handhelds.

    Reason for the nqr is the extra payload with equipment and debris payload.

    Looking to run 3 guy crew out of the truck. Local fab guy has pretty good design for low weight dumping debris box.

    i am looking for used also so it their any model or option to avoid or that is a must have.
  5. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    one more what is the height from the ground to the floor of the box also, and how long are the ramps. what height box would you recommend.
  6. threeleafllc

    threeleafllc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    ill get the exact specs tomorrow when i get to the office.
    we run a 3 guy crew in that truck everyday and i havent had them complain.
    ill grab that stuff as soon as i can for yah
  7. EA Quinn

    EA Quinn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    Heres a picture of one of our trucks. It's the first cabover we have bought, and it is working out awesome. The flat part of the deck is 20' with a 4' dovetail. We had supreme body build it a custom size, because during fall clean-ups, we need the extra room. The turning radius is great with these trucks, and although our truck is long, we can just about take it anywhere.
  8. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    I gotta agree, these trucks are the best, my problem is I wish I had bought one sooner.
  9. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    The Isuzu/GMC trucks usually have a factory installed exhaust brake the holds fairly well. The guys with cabovers here used to get 2 years out of the brakes. Trucks driven 5 days a week about 30,000 miles a year. Other parts like clutches and tires were done at regular intervals.
  10. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    I am looking for a 14 L x 6.5 high 8 Wide roll up door box? Aluminum or FRP

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