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lesco spacesaver in a van??

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by cat1, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. cat1

    cat1 LawnSite Member
    from wi
    Messages: 22

    Will a spacesaver fit inside a cargo van? I'm looking to add a sprayer this year (already have a PG) Lately I'm thinking of a van would be nice to keep it out of the weather.

  2. kandklandscape

    kandklandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 341

    Dont really see why not? Would need to figure something out for the exhaust though thats deff for sure. Other then that the only other thing i would worry about is weight? 1600 # for a van is a good bit.
  3. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,430

    I'm in the process of selling the F250 I used up until now for my application business >> http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=56542 because I too am going to be using a van for applications this year. While I have a Gregson-Clark V200 skid sprayer (that I can't say enough good things about by the way :)), I don't see why a Space Saver wouldn't fit too. Rhett at G-C warned me that certain full-sized vans have a relief for their fuel filler pipes that intrudes enough into their cargo compartments that modifications will sometimes have to be made to certain skids to get them to fit. After carefully measuring newer E350 vans, I know that my skid will easily fit. While I'm no expert on Space Savers, I can't see why one of those wouldn't also fit nicely in a full-sized Ford van. I have no idea if you'd have clearance issues in Dodge, or Chevy full-sized vans though.
    Because of the advantages a van has over a pickup for doing apps, I think you're making the right choice by using one.
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,723

    Consider heat and exhaust fumes from the motor. Plus the pesticide fumes and odor. If you want to keep everything dry you might consider a pickup cap.
  5. cat1

    cat1 LawnSite Member
    from wi
    Messages: 22

    I'm not worries about the weight in a 3/4 or 1 ton van. I was more worried about the motor and hose reel in the way when closing the side doors. A truck with a cap would be nice also, I could plow with it. But I can buy a used cargo van cheaper than a pick up. Does anybody have pics of a truck with cap on it, with a spacesaver?

    Thanks again
  6. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,430

    Exhaust fumes won't be a problem as long as you have a properly designed bulkhead that seals the cab area off from the cargo area. On my skid, the exhaust will blow right out the side door anyway.

    As far as payload goes. An E350 weighs in at 4773 lbs. It has a GVW rating of 9500 lbs. That's a 4727 payload! I think that would do the trick. :)

    Besides, you'll have more room in the back of a van (9 feet between the seat backs and the back doors on a standard-length van and 11 feet between the seat-backs and the back doors on an extended like I'm going to get. This doesn't even mention the extra height you have inside a van, compared to inside of a cap on the bed of a pick up.

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