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super lawn trucks reviews?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by BrandonV, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,813

    Did you get the truck? I have had an slt before, and i was not impressed with the ramp. Mine was the double folding. I would much rather have the one piece with the slight box dovetail. I am just as happy with a dovetail for 5k less.

    I think the debri dumper has got to be awesome. Even for guys without walkers. I know my guys spend 15 minutes everyday cleaning out the box trucks. I might try to build one for my next box truck set up. Got any pics?
     
  2. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,586

    Ordered a mitfuso, will be here next month. Got the single piece ramp, 16' box and large 5yd dumper. Going to be a big truck but i think itll work for us.
     
  3. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    How is it working out and what did you end up paying for it?
     
  4. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Messages: 1,022

    How does the side dump do with heavier stuff like dirt and smaller rock? What is it's weight capacity?
     
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,297

    Why are these so tall.....couldn't they cut a foot or more off height. The seem a lot taller than a closed trailer am I wrong.
     
  6. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,586


    I believe it dumps 2000# but I'm not sure, we bought it for debris so it won't be loaded down with stone etc... it's not a dump truck but for ops that bag clipping (like us) it'll find lots of use.

    In terms of height I'd say its the same as a normal box truck. It'll be taller than a trailer simply because it's above the axles and not between (deck-over)

    In terms of do we like it, yes we do very much. We actually went back to the folks at slt and bought a used one that I saw on the lot when I picked this one up. The new unit should be delivered friday and will be going to our construction division.

    slt.jpg
     
  7. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,586

    Here's their photo of our "new" used one. I also want to point out that I love the fuel tanks, with our construction crew we'd haul around several diesel 5gal cans and a clear gas. no more! think of all that floor space:dizzy:

    MVC-302S.JPG
     
  8. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,388

    See you went with the side door also. Hows you mpg working out ?
     
  9. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,586

    i believe its getting about 12, also had them install a side door on the "new" one but without the steps
     
  10. LawnGuy110

    LawnGuy110 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,105

    I have heard good and bad...I personally do not have one but all the landscapers around here that I have talked to that have one all love em
     

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