is the box truck a good idea

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by CJC LAWN, Feb 8, 2011.


    CJC LAWN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    hello is the box truck a good idea? i have now a 83 c-30 one ton dump truck with a plow and sander, the truck is almost done. a 18ft enclosed trailer, 5x8 open trailer, 98s-10 6'6" plow. and a 06 f-350.
    since i need a new truck to replace my dump, i was thinking of box truck, and a dump trailer. i dont take much in the way of grass, so i dont always used the dump. i would get the dump trailer for the times i need a dump mulch, clean ups, etc. and i hate to say not all of our employess can all drive a truck and trailer.
    i would sell both of my trailers and the dump truck. i still need to figure out what to do about the s-10 and the 350. the 350 was an impulse purchance and a dum one. the truck is to nice to be a work truck.
    so in long does anyone have a box truck for there weekly maintanence, and any pointers thx sorry for any miss spelled words:hammerhead:
  2. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,384

    A box truck may not work for everyone but I think it would work great for us. We plan to get one, I had thought of getting one this winter but I think I'm going to hold off for now.

    We use a 8.5X20 enclosed trailer now and it works great but I think a box truck would work even better.

    We don't bag anything so that is not a concern. We have an open trailer with 4' sides that we use for hauling green waste when needed.
  3. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    Best setup in my opinion is a 14ft cabover dump and 20ft enclosed trailer. Mow all day drop the trailer off the guys off and run to the dump and ready for the next day.

    CJC LAWN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Thank you for the responses. After more research today I think a hook lift truck or the winch pull with a box and a platform will work best thx again
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