What do you keep in your truck?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by archie, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. archie

    archie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Hey All,

    I am trying to come up with a checklist of all the things to keep in your truck while you are working (certain tools, first aid kit, etc). I thought I'd put the question out there to see what you all think.

    So... what do you keep in your trucks.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    Assorted screw drivers, alan-wrenchers, a few kinds of hammers, shovels and stuff like that. 3 tow straps and a bunch of ratchet straps.

    I also keep a 2 gallon thing of roundup and a 2 gallon thing of brush killer in the bed of my truck in case I go and do and estimate that will require those liquids. That way, since I'm already there I can go ahead and spraay everything down without wasting another trip. Found that to be time saving.

    Also a few tarps as well incase i get really muddy I can put those on the rubber floormats in the truck so the mud wont slide off and get on the carpet.

    Dont really carry a first aid kit, I make do with what I have on me. (ie just let it bleed).

    If you just have a basic set of tools on you that will take apart your pieces of equipment, that'll be just fine.

    Maybe a portable air compressor as well for airing up wb tires if you have walkbehinds.
  3. Garden Panzer

    Garden Panzer Banned
    from Seattle
    Messages: 313

    Hand pruners, loppers, first aid kit, water, extra socks, sweats, rain gear, towel, tooth brush kit, beer.
  4. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,905

    Extra shirts, tools, lots of water.
  5. Ray & Karen

    Ray & Karen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    You never know when you can use fix a flat,
  6. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    first aid kit, rain gear, a few beach towels, fire extinguisher, too many hand tools to list, recovery strap, bungy cords, extra blades for the mower and edger, trimmer buttons already strung and ready to go, battery jump start/air compressor/emergency light (all in one), extra motor oil, hydro oil, filters, tarps, headphones, flyers, and a partidge in a pear tree
  7. EZTarget

    EZTarget LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    my 9 :gunsfirin and a pack of smokes
  8. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,793

    business card toilet paper electrical tape duck tape phone book pads of paper
  9. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,218

    Add a measuring wheel to your list.
  10. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    Really don't keep a whole lotta tools and stuff other than the essentials. I try to keep my equipment well maintained and just plan for unpredictables like getting stuck and emergencies: toilet paper, 5 gallon bucket normally used for trash because you never know.

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