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Lets see your "ultimate" service truck!

Discussion in 'Showtime!' started by DirtySouthTruck, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. DirtySouthTruck

    DirtySouthTruck Active Member

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    I am sorry to say I never took any pics of my service trucks over the years. :Banghead

    The last earth company I worked work, Prince, the boss gave me a brand new truck, all the gear, and said rig her how I want and with what ever I want!

    I would go back to work for Joe any day!

    Now that I own my own company, so far a service truck is not in the picture or budget, if anything it will be a service trailer for recovery jobs. I own a trucking company by the way.

    Well, lets see what you drive around the job site!

    Sean
     
  2. tonka

    tonka Senior Member

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    I like this one!:cool:
    Or if any of you guys in Cali could find a pic of Foster & Sons service trucks, they are the nicest I have ever seen!
     

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  3. hvy 1ton

    hvy 1ton Senior Member

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    Something between these two. Truck setup like the first one and the bed off the white one with royal blue/powder metallic. Smaller welder(500 amp), big enough air compressor to run airarc. A pintle trailer with diesel, oils, grease, and small set of tools would handle the refueling and fuild changes. That any of the big trucks could perform morning service, and the truck could be free for whatever is needed. It'll be a while before i get the truck, but i already have a smaller version of the trailer.

    HJ Deaton.jpg

    Mine Service Truck.jpg
     
  4. DirtySouthTruck

    DirtySouthTruck Active Member

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    Opps, by service trucks I mean more on the mechanics service trucks, but lube trucks are cool also.

    Is there a way to edit posts? :bash

    At Prince we had that same Curry set up mounted on a Mack Granite.
     
  5. GA_RR

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    Now that is a clean work truck! My personal vehicles rarely look that good.
     
  6. KW Kat

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    Service/Utility Truck

    Here is our 2005 F550,6.0,5-sp auto,19000gvw---When it was new!!! The bed has 32 drawers,gen compartment,removable vice stands,line-x bed liner, rear lower boxes have flip-top lid's.The overhead rack rear crossbar swings out of the way and next crossbar is removable for tall loads.:drinkup
     

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  7. skata

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    tonka, why are the axles so far back on that truck?
     
  8. tonka

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    it's got a huge diesel tank on it i :beatsme its not mine.
     
  9. GOINGBROKE

    GOINGBROKE Well-Known Member

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    Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done. 1999 ih 4900 and a 2007 sti service bed with a 10,000 lb IMT crane, and 40 cfm hyd air compressor.
     

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  10. radd16

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    This is mine.
     

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  11. tonka

    tonka Senior Member

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    foster and sons clovis california
     

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  12. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member

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    i like this one i saw at a RB Auction the other day
     

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  13. PSDF350

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    Yup like the 4x4 also:)
     
  14. gmads01

    gmads01 Well-Known Member

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    Do you work out of the McKinney branch or the Irving branch (or)?
     
  15. hoeman600

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    ok I got some
     

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    3 more of 1 of our bigger trucks
     

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  17. radd16

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    I work out of the Ft. Worth store. But I do work other areas if needed.
     
  18. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    I like that all-wheel as well, although I would want some "floats" on the front. I wonder why more service trucks aren't all-wheel drive, other than the obvious requirement that the mechanic be tall to reach the upper tool bins.:cool2
     
  19. Dualie

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    Probably the extra $40,000 the 4 x 4 option adds to the cost of a medium duty truck. with all the weight over the rear axle on most service trucks the front axle rarely digs in. a full locking rear end on a single axle and decent traction tires would give you enough traction to put it into some stupid places.

    I have seen more F-450 sized service trucks that were 4 x 4 but I think these were more for driving on ice and snow than getting around on the jobsite. plus the cost of the 4 x 4 on the super duyts is much much less than adding that option to an MDT.

    And as far as I know International and Chevy are the only company's offering an assembly line installed 4 x 4 option. ALL the others are done by after market up fitters.
     
  20. Bellboy

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    Tonka, I must say that I like your taste! That first service truck, mmmm, thats my baby. For me, just put that body on a DAF CF85, 6x4. Put a Fassi or Ferrari crane on the front behind the cab, than I'd be happy.