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Old 01-11-2019, 11:27 PM   #141
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Yep, that was actually part of my original design until I scrapped the idea for reduced height. Here's a pic of the one they we're going to copy. Permanent ladder and catwalk with 4 horizontals.



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Nice. One truck has an aluminum ladder and racks with a cat walk and the other is all stainless with just a board down the middle


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Old 01-12-2019, 08:12 AM   #142
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Nice. One truck has an aluminum ladder and racks with a cat walk and the other is all stainless with just a board down the middle


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Nice, one body builder wanted to charge 2500 for that option, another one it was like 500 bucks. I don't ever carry an extension ladder so I don't think I'll bother. Hopefully my extension ladder days are over.

Here anything under 10k# can go on all roads, over 10k and you can't go on "no truck" roads. My truck CC is 5900 and change, but I got the body built with aluminum rear frame, aluminum sub frame and Rigatex floor so shed all the weight I can.

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Nice, one body builder wanted to charge 2500 for that option, another one it was like 500 bucks. I don't ever carry an extension ladder so I don't think I'll bother. Hopefully my extension ladder days are over.

Here anything under 10k# can go on all roads, over 10k and you can't go on "no truck" roads. My truck CC is 5900 and change, but I got the body built with aluminum rear frame, aluminum sub frame and Rigatex floor so shed all the weight I can.

I guessing gutter coils and the extruding machine probably weighs a ton.

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Machine is like 1400lbs and usually carry a 350/400lb coil.


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Machine is like 1400lbs and usually carry a 350/400lb coil.


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Old 01-12-2019, 08:29 AM   #145
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Do you keep different colors of coil on the truck?

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No I get delivered the exact amount of a color that I need plus accessories for a job and have a 16’ box at the yard I keep it in till I use it.

One of my supply houses is also on the other side of the parking lot at the yard so just grab what I need that day sometimes.


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More in my range. We only do 10k a year max. Was also thinking about trying to find a 16’ cube van with about 20-25k miles on it.


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I keep telling my wife I'll pull the engine and bring the cab and chassis to scrap. Its just fantastic storage for the machinery I'm not using that's also supposed to be sold

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It's a pleasure to drive until you hit a pothole or speed bump.

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That wouldn’t work in chicago then

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It's a pleasure to drive until you hit a pothole or speed bump.

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Yeah speed bumps are tough especially if you do not notice them your head will hit the cab ceiling
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Yeah speed bumps are tough especially if you do not notice them your head will hit the cab ceiling
And send your coffee a foot in the air.

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No I get delivered the exact amount of a color that I need plus accessories for a job and have a 16’ box at the yard I keep it in till I use it.

One of my supply houses is also on the other side of the parking lot at the yard so just grab what I need that day sometimes.


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A truck with a body on it, 2 machines, ladders, coil, couple big guys and a cup of coffee and you would need something with an 8K+ payload.

Fuso would fit the bill well...not a 4x4 though it's wheelbase is too short for a 16' box. You would be looking at an FE160 or 180 with probably a 151' wheelbase.

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A truck with a body on it, 2 machines, ladders, coil, couple big guys and a cup of coffee and you would need something with an 8K+ payload.

Fuso would fit the bill well...not a 4x4 though it's wheelbase is too short for a 16' box. You would be looking at an FE160 or 180 with probably a 151' wheelbase.

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FE145 with a 16' box is what I had
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FE145 with a 16' box is what I had
Would you ever get another?

Around here Fuso is not a popular brand what so ever. Way more Isuzu and Hinos.

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no need for it anymore, as I got older I scaled back the type of work i was doing. When I needed a large truck it was great, but the dealer really did not know much about them. I had an issue with the ABS pump and they had it for a month and had no idea how to fix it but throw parts at it. 2 hr drive to the dealer

I had 2 Isuzus before the Fuso, 1 gas Chev 350 good power sucked gas like crazy 5-8 mpg and 1 diesel good also but lacked power. Those I leased.

Like I said earlier as tires wear down get them rebalanced, death wobble right under you will make you change your underwear.
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no need for it anymore, as I got older I scaled back the type of work i was doing. When I needed a large truck it was great, but the dealer really did not know much about them. I had an issue with the ABS pump and they had it for a month and had no idea how to fix it but throw parts at it. 2 hr drive to the dealer



I had 2 Isuzus before the Fuso, 1 gas Chev 350 good power sucked gas like crazy 5-8 mpg and 1 diesel good also but lacked power. Those I leased.



Like I said earlier as tires wear down get them rebalanced, death wobble right under you will make you change your underwear.
The one saving grace is the dealer here is a commercial truck shop that also sells them. None are stocked here they all get ordered in from NJ. But the local shop is great to deal with.

It's only a matter of time before I'm rebalancing...I have knobby traction tires front and back...

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This ones for you Inner...4x4
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This ones for you Inner...4x4
Nice, I have a client with a 4x4 Econoline, I would have loved to get my hands on one.

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Nice, I have a client with a 4x4 Econoline, I would have loved to get my hands on one.

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I'm not a van guy but I'd drive that one for sure
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is that a Quigley? Are there alternatives to Quigley?
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is that a Quigley? Are there alternatives to Quigley?
There are a few others, Sportsman and Quadvan come to mind...and many after market kits for DIY.

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I think Quigley is the only one that doesn't void warranties.

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