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my dad actually called these to my interest..i figured there pretty cheap (averaging 9500) and have all the same features as a normal truck only there tiny..

Heres some of the features.. 4x4 that compares to other trucks, Heating, AC, Dump capabilities, radio, power steering, and removable doors.

ill include some photos so you can see what im talking about but if you wanna learn more you can just do a google search

The driving wheel is on the right side cause they are all japanese made.

I figure its small so it will gain alot of attention cause no one around here has them or likely has never seen one.

Also it would be cheap to wrap the entire thing in a graphic and i can just drive it around as an advertisement truck even.. I dont have alot of equipment..so hauling it wont be an issue.

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We looked at these last year for the lawn care guys and backed away, could not get them serviced locally and no parts.
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Here in indiana i believe they are but if not you can get it tagged..
Ive seen them drive around in indiana but not in my area..

it varies from state to state so im not sure youd have to look into it

and as for parts and not being able to get worked on i havnt looked that deep into them i just thought it would be a great advertisement gimmick and more efficient than running a big truck to pull a acouple 22" mowers a trimmer and blower
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if i had one of these, i would totally grow a mullet!
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We looked at these last year for the lawn care guys and backed away, could not get them serviced locally and no parts.
Were their any parts available on the web? Or no? I see that they are Mitsubishi? I am guessing they are manufactured in Japan? Would parts have to come from there? That could be a HUGE pain.
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if i had one of these, i would totally grow a mullet!
HAHA, it would spend more time in the mud then hauling the mower if I had one.
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I think for where your at right now it may seem like a good idea, but if you grow more business and equipment, I could see it becoming impractical very fast. Your not going to be able to haul any mowers probably bigger that ur 21". If I was you, I would spend the $9500 on a regular truck, get some vinal on it, and you'll be set. In the future, get a enclosed trailer and wrap the trailer.
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I think for where your at right now it may seem like a good idea, but if you grow more business and equipment, I could see it becoming impractical very fast. Your not going to be able to haul any mowers probably bigger that ur 21". If I was you, I would spend the $9500 on a regular truck, get some vinal on it, and you'll be set. In the future, get a enclosed trailer and wrap the trailer.
I agree with the big truck but not the price. Mine was only 2,860. On that note I do use a Ram 1500 for business and still find myself short on space. Guess I should have got a long bed.
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It would stand out though and potentially get people talking. You might even be able to wrangle out a newspaper article on it.
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