GREG R LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    Just order a new Isuzu npr with a 16 foot landscape bed
    it's loaded and auto. It's 2 wheel drive
    I need to know if anyone is currently plowing with
    one of these trucks or know anyone that is.
    I ordered it last week and should be delivered by
    march 15. I still have time to add a plow but don't
    know much about these trucks w/plows.
    We are currently using 4- meyer straight blades on 3/4tons
    any information would be helpful. Would like to try the boss v-plow (size???)
    I am located in central Ohio, we never see any snow deeper
    then 4-6" at a time. thanks
  2. 75

    75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    Mike, how would that compare to your Mitsu?

    1975 GMC C-35
  3. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    My concern would be the 16' body.
    Our mitsu has a 11' body with a 117" wheel base.That wheel base is the best to plow with.
    A friend of mine bought a UD with a longer wheel base and had to have it shortened.He said with the long wheel base even loaded he could not get traction.Now that it is shortened to a 117" and he gets plenty of traction
    Good Luck
  4. GREG R

    GREG R LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    it has a wheel base of 133"
    I measured my dodge 3/4ton w/meyers spreader
    from front bumper to back back of spreader and
    and than measured one of the local rent-a-center
    trucks that had a 16 box on it and the isuzu
    was about 10" longer. (I think I'm trying to talk myself
    into it)
    If I decide to go with a plow on it I can do away
    with one of the other plow trucks.(reducing expenses)
    What size of plow do you suggest if I do?
  5. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    A 133" doesn't seem like a big difference,but on a cabover the way the weight is distributed it is.
    Now I'm not saying you can't plow with it,but I would not expect to plow hills with it.It really comes down to what are you plowing and what do you expect this truck to do for you in the winter.
    I know you probably need the 16' body for the summer and also that is the special Isuzu is offering.
    Good Luck
  6. lawnboy53

    lawnboy53 LawnSite Member
    from Neb
    Messages: 69

    Mike, Do you have a pic of your truck? How does the mount work with the tilt cab? Who makes your plow and mount or did you have a mount fabricated?
  7. earth works inc.

    earth works inc. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Hey Greg, try calling Centerville Landscape in Dayton
    (937) 433-5395. I believe they have several Isuzu trucks that they do run boss -v's and v - boxes on the back.

    Ask for tom. They are a dealer for boss and highway so he might beable to help you out even if he doesnt have the

    Where did all of the snow go ? I liked decembers weather alot better than Jan & Feb.
  8. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    Yes the mount was fabricated and it has a 9'Boss V.The mount folds down so you can tilt the cab.
    I do have a picture but don't have a way to put it on the computer.
  9. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    I bought a Mitsu short wb. I was told that Fisher + Meyer were the only ones that made a push frame to fit.I went with a Meyer 8' Pol'y because the width of the Mitsu is narrower. Still waiting for the platform dump to be made.

  10. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    Keep in mind my gvw is 17196 lbs
    Been plowing since 1993 and no wear on the front end.
    Put new tires on it and thats about it.

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