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    I saw this lawn care truck and snapped a quick shot through the window. What a neat design! I don't think I have seen anything like this one on the forum yet. With such a design, you wouldn't need a trailer and it seems it would be perfect for a mow,blow, and go crew of 2.

    What's your view on this?
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    I saw this lawn care truck and snapped a quick shot through the window. What a neat design! I don't think I have seen anything like this one on the forum yet. With such a design, you wouldn't need a trailer and it seems it would be perfect for a mow,blow, and go crew of 2.

    What's your view on this?
    Truck with a trailer would give the owner more options to use this truck to haul product, the design it's self is interesting but I wonder how hard it is to get on and off as it must be very heavy.
    Andy
    Halifax, Nova Scotia

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    • #3
      That is exactly what I'm planning for my truck. In lieu of a trailer I think it's much more convenient and efficient to run a flatbed with a built in ramp.

      Mine will be a much lighter version though as I will be using it for a one-man crew on a 1/2 ton truck.
      Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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      • #4
        Those types of trucks are becoming more popular in my area.

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        • #5
          What kind of advantages do you feel you would gain from them versus having a trailer? Or a box truck?
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          • #6
            What kind of advantages do you feel you would gain from them versus having a trailer? Or a box truck?
            The only advantage I see is not having to hook up a trailer.
            Personally I would rather have a trailer. More flexibility that way for clean ups etc.

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            • #7
              What kind of advantages do you feel you would gain from them versus having a trailer? Or a box truck?
              You don't have to have the extra insurance, registration and inspection if you don't have the trailer. A shorter platform is safer and easier to control. Besides, if needed you can still attach a trailer if for some reason it did become necessary. For me it all comes down to one major point; I just don't have room for a trailer.
              Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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              • #8
                With such a truck, How can you attach a hitch? It seems the rear would be very weak hanging the way it does off the end of the frame like that.
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                • #9
                  With such a truck, How can you attach a hitch? It seems the rear would be very weak hanging the way it does off the end of the frame like that.
                  If Most of them don't have such a radical overhang. I can get mine done, I'll show you.
                  Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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                  • #10
                    I'd love to see it! Keep me posted!
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                    • #11
                      I would love to have one of those type trucks. I do a lot of houses that are on main roads and they usually have very small driveways where it is had to park or get off the side of the road. With this type truck you can just pull into the drive and not have to worry about backing a trailer up into a busy street.

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                      • #12
                        Have you considered fabricating one yourself?
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                        • #13
                          I've seen a truck similar to this only it was a newer (2000 or so) chevy crew cab here in Indianapolis. It is unique but I have to say I'd rather have a truck and trailer any day of the week.
                          Albert Kessinger

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                          • #14
                            We have them around here in NC. Except they are small Isuzu or GMC cab-overs
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                            • #15
                              What is your view on them? How do they compare to what you are currently using?
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