Trucks or van

extremecutter

LawnSite Member
Location
west michigan
Question is trucks for service work for irrigation? We already have 5 trucks for plowing, 1 is for lawncare, 2 for doing forecloser and construction work. So we have the trucks for doing service work . But we could use a van to use for sidewalk shoveler next year. Doing alot more service work this year, so need a decaded vehicle for the service work. What works best for others?
 

NC_Irrigator

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Near Raleigh NC
We switched from YEARS of operating with vans, to SERVICE Bodies, they are the way to go!
Pipe racks on top. 3500 Crew cabs, srw and diesels. We have an 08 and a 2010


Im not sure all those paper cardboard dividers would last very long with us, we're constantly getting things
wet, and i could see those deteriorating after awhile. I would have gone with plastic. Which is what we use.
nice picture with the beer on the truck bed, i hope you're not at a jobsite!
 

NC_Irrigator

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Near Raleigh NC
Something very similar to this MAY be my next installation truck.

Throw the dingo track trencher and all the gear right on the back and NO MORE TRAILER!!

Service body trucks are nice, but with this truck you can have ALL your gear
on one truck and with stop and go traffic and tight places to get into, this is your meal ticket!

http://www.wil-ro.com/content/landscpae_truc/irrigation_land.asp

The pipe racks on this one look like missle launchers, im not sure if im crazy about that angle like that,
although i see what they're trying to achieve. Good for short people....
 

NC_Irrigator

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Near Raleigh NC
This would look sweet loaded down heading to the jobsite!
I'd throw a few weather tite locking bins on there for your handtools, electric drills, etc...

Drive the trencher right up the back, and bind her down!

 

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