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New addition to the fleet

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by LAWNGODFATHER, Mar 10, 2003.

  1. Give me 11 feet baby. 8611.

    It came with a cheasy make-shift hitch on the back, so I have to cut it off and make a new trailer plate hook up with d rings and a 2" reciever.

    Right now it's a bumpy ride with no bed, but this truck will flat out get up and get. Thought a few times it was going to throw me threw the back.
  2. tjg

    tjg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    LGF you got mail, hope it wasn't sent pony express.
  3. Awilkinson

    Awilkinson LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 96

    Nice Rig LGF! Sure beats my 76 IH grain truck!!!! :D :angel:
  4. fatboy5803

    fatboy5803 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    My full time job is a School Bus Mechanic and most of our fleet is Int., with the DT 466, auto, Allison. Good strong motor. What kind of Miles are on it ?? These bus's are going on 200,000, with a good maint. history.. Good Luck !!

    Lou :cool:
  5. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    Good looking rig, I hope it works out well for you.payup
  6. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    That will be a sweet machine when it is all setup. I wish I got Christmas presents in March!

  7. Thanks guys.

    fatboy5803; it's got 280k, but doesn't blow much smoke on initial start up which is a good thing on a diesel. It's just barely broke in.
  8. Nick

    Nick Banned
    Messages: 180

    www.Rugbymfg.com They have a landscaper body that has a side door for pallets.
  9. I looked at them with a buddy for his truck.

    9'6" or 12'3" no other sizes. Plus I have a buddy who has one, and he doesn't use the sides anymore due to once they get bent, they are unusable. Also a 48" pallet wont fit threw a 46" opening. They claim to have a 48" door, but it has an overlapping lip to keep the door from going into the bed.

    I have another buddy with steel sides for his stake bed, once they get bent they get weak fast.

    I will stick with the old fashion hardwood oak sides. My past experience with richers has been pretty good with their wood stake sides, but I will build my own this time around.

    However they have good prices on their comp[lete body kits. Ruffly $6k installed. They are not bad bodies, just don't suit my needs.
  10. hoagie

    hoagie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222


    I have that rugby body... IMO it's not a great body for winter use. I'd go stainless, or a wood top stake.

    The sides DON'T come off. Unless you torch the welds then unbolt them. They're welded all around pretty good.

    Other than that, the body is great for landscape use... mulch, soil, brush... awesome.


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