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Here is my box truck setup. I don't have pics of it fully loaded with equipment and when I took these pics I had it empty because I have been moving people and doing furniture deliveries.


The truck is a 1998 Ford E-350 5.4L Triton V8. Weighs 8000 (4 tons!) with just me in it. I know this because I hauled some scrap metal to the recycling place and that was my weight on the scale when I rolled out. It's equipped with a Waltco hydraulic lift that I use to lift my 36" Exmark with, among other things.

I'm gonna get y'all some pics of the truck when its fully loaded with everything in its place. I even have trimmer traps mounted on the wall to hold my hedge clippers, string trimmer, and stick edger.

I do plan to get some graphics or maybe just vinyl lettering on the sides. I've even thought about selling some advertising space to raise some money for my business, I'm in need of a 52" walk behind hydro.
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That is a great set up and I think your idea of selling advertising is a very good one, heck the metro bus's do here and it's not cheap.

Is that a Gas or Diesel? We could use something like this in our business however with gas at $4.58 a gallon, it would be desperate expensive to run.
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It's gas, and is killing me on gas mileage. I should have gotten a diesel truck.

Plus the transmission isn't in the best of shape. I got torque shudder around 2nd gear, so I think that contributes to my bad gas mileage.

The guy I bought it from didn't take care of the truck AT ALL. Since I bought it August 1st I've had to replace the bearings on front passenger side, 8 new tires (4 on back were all bald, and one of the replacements blew out on me. the fronts kept wearing down because of the bearing problem), neutral safety switch on the side of trans, new air filter, new fuel filter.... and the brakes were metal on metal!

I also had to do some exhaust work, but that was my fault. I backed up over a root sticking up out of the ground and bent my tail pipe under the rear end and knocked the muffler off. Alls good now!
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I love the truck! It is a rolling billboard. It's going to be really helpful getting you more customers when it is lettered. I do wonder how having a cube truck like that compares with having an enclosed trailer when it comes to things like gas and total cost.

I wonder in the big picture if there is an ideal.
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Does your website work? I tryed to go to it, but it was not working. I had box truck once. It was nice I had the sides done also. It was great truck, Was Isuzu NPR. What do you plan on putting on the side?

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GORGEOUS!


I haven't finished my site yet, man. Been procrastinating. I have the first page done, I'm really stumped as to which way to go on hosting. I already paid for the domain. In fact, I've had it for a year and its time to pay for it again.

Anybody got any advice on hosting?

Also, I'm using Xara Web Designer to make it... is that compatible with other stuff? What delays might I run into?
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I have a bunch of free web templates. You can download one, edit it and get your site up and running today.

It should be really easy to do.
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well, I need hosting as well. I'm actually nearly finished designing it with Xara Web Designer.

I need to fill it with a little more filler info about stuff. Or maybe I won't. I keep thinking because the template I'm using is full of words and paragraphs that mine has to have something in that place, but I guess it really doesn't.

I'll see what I can do later today.
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