Isuzu Npr Opinions / Advice

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by rosenlawnservice, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. rosenlawnservice

    rosenlawnservice LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Am considering purchasing an Isuzu Npr. Its about a 94, has the 4 cyl turbo diesel and 160k miles, no body. I can get it for around 2k. It has brand new batteries, turbo and belts. Starts and runs good. Would like to either fabricate or purchase a landscape body with dovetail and fold down gate. Anybody have a setup like this? How do you like it vs pickup and trailer? Also what is the max overhang past frame before I start having issues. Don't want front of truck flying up in air when loading a 1700 lb mower.
    Sam Rosen
    Rosen Lawn Service
  2. Davids Lawncare

    Davids Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    I've heard the older model transmissions don't hold up pass 200k. That's what I read up on. I just bought and 03 NPR hd dump with 171k.
  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,050

    If you can get it for 2k and the body is in good shape right there is your money and if down the road you have to install a few things don't be surprised :waving::waving:
  4. 123hotdog

    123hotdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I purchased a 1993 npr two years ago for $2800. I have about seven in it now after working it for two years. It was used to haul cars with. It was an eleven foot flat bed with a 12000 pound winch on it. Perfect starter truck and got me away from pulling a trailer. I fabricated my own bed. Email me and I can share allot of pros and cons.
  5. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,813

    Older isuzu's are money pits IMO. Needs to be 2000 or newer.

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