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Pics of our 2004 Isuzu

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Shadetree Ltd, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. Shadetree Ltd

    Shadetree Ltd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    Here is our 2004 GMC W4500 (the Isuzu's are labelled GMC in Canada for some reason, I do not know what this is badged in the US)
    The tool box is 5' front to back and the dump is 9'. The truck was new in September 04.





  2. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 927

    There are Isuzus and GMC's in US too. They are the same animal but sold as GMC or Isuzu. Nice truck!
  3. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 698

    I'm guessing that is your lawn maintenance truck? What is the load rating on a truck like that?
  4. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 854

    Nice looking rig. Couple of questions. How do you like that Knapheide bed? How about a picture of the inside stroage?


  5. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    nice truck i also am curious to see the inside of the storage and to know they payload of the truck. also curious to know how it performs when loaded down. good looking truck.
  6. Shadetree Ltd

    Shadetree Ltd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    The W4500 series has a GVW of 6577 kilograms (14,500 pounds). The truck empty weighs approx. 4100 kgs (9050 lbs) leaving me with a payload of 2477 kgs (5450 lbs). The truck has the 4 cylinder diesel/auto and it drives great, right up to its max weight. It towed our 18' enclosed with 2 lazers, 1 walkbehind and other equipment fine. I have not towed the Bobcat with it yet. The truck on a steep incline does slow down a bit but nothing I mind. The mileage is pretty good (haven't converted numbers).

    I have no pictures of the inside yet because we are still trying to figure out the best method of storage. This truck services our smaller sites and has a 36" walk behind, 2 21" mowers, 2 line trimmers and 2 blowers in it.

    The Knapheide box has been good so far. It is not meant for hardscaping or heavy material delivery on a regular basis. For maintenance it is great. Depending on the weight, the box holds over 8 yards of debris. If I were to get another I would make sure that all seams are completely welded and not spot welded. I am sure my spot welds will hold, but I would prefer full seams. The tailgate and side door are way more useful than I ever thought they would be, and the pull tarp was money well spent.

    All in all I am very happy. The truck cost less than a conventional cab and chassis, gets great mileage and everybody loves driving it. The turning radius is way better than a regular cab shortbox pickup. It eliminated my need for a second trailer for the second crew. Remember that this truck has a wheelbase of only 150". That is shorter than my extended cab, long box pickups.


    The only down side is that they do not have 4X4, it just means that the truck doubles as a salter in the winter (8' V-box).
  7. Ollie3

    Ollie3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    Nice GMC! What did that thing set you back? Did you buy it new? I'm looking at an NPR King Cab now, but I'd really like a dump that I could haul a trailer.

  8. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    That is a sweet tool box! I'll take that tool box on a 26gvw truck with a roll off body please!
  9. phototropic1

    phototropic1 LawnSite Member
    from MS
    Messages: 118

    Did you fix that tire rut ya'll made?

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