Most versatile triaxle ever?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by stuvecorp, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    When I was at Versa-Lok today getting some pavers, this pretty 357 came rolling in. Didn't notice anything special till the driver started opening the box, and started loading some product. It has a high lift tailgate too. They haul hardscape stuff, bulk material, boulders and trees, what do you think? I'm going to see how spendy the box is.

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  2. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    The only problem I see with that is if you do haul boulders and the sides bend out it will affect the doors.

    The same box in CND funds would be a easy 25,000 a regular gravel steel gravel box is 20-21,000.
  3. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you redesigned the box with dual barn doors and heavier frames, I think it would great, the Euro's use them alot.
  4. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    They gave me a quote on the box with installation(and tax/fet), it comes out to approximately $27,000. That is kinda steep but is the versatility worth it?
  5. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    isnt it just a bigger contractors dump body?
  6. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yah, I guess. You swing the side out not down. It is probably cheaper to just buy a regular big dump truck and run a contractor truck like I have.
  7. SiteSolutions

    SiteSolutions LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Dang that's slick. I like it. Might work better with barn doors like the other guy said; probably easier to open and easier on the hinges than one big door.
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Man, I'd hate to see THAT baby come open going down the road!:eek:
  9. NateV

    NateV LawnSite Senior Member
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    doesnt it have barn doors?? to me it kida looks like there is another door swung towards the cab in the pic. its kinda hard to tell though. only reason im thinkin this is there are what look to be hinges (but they could be what holds the door shut) and if you look towards the cab it apears that the paint is rubbed off like it would be the inside of the bed. could be wrong though.
  10. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes it does have barn doors I never looked at the picture closely but if you do look at the bottom sill off the box in the center you can see what looks like lock hooks you would find on a van trailer or a shipping container.

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