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Isuzu box truck for walks?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ryde307, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. ryde307

    ryde307 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,145

    We have one Isuzu box truck we use in the summer but have always parked for the winter. We are also looking at another one right now. We are at the point we need to use them for sidewalk crews this winter.
    I see a fair amount of them running around for sidewalk crews but wondering others experience. How well do they get around in the snow? They will have a pallet or 2 of salt, blowers, ect so I am not worried about weight. The tires are good. I think it is just the illusion of looking at them that makes me think they are very top heavy and should one start to slide or spin it's going over.
    Anyways looking for feedback on how they work out.
  2. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,306

    They will work fine. That box is very light and all the weight is at frame level. We use cube vans with no issues.
  3. TGS Inc.

    TGS Inc. Senior Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 569

    Awesome trucks for sidewalk work! Like a mini warehouse. Ramps for quad!s, pallets of salt....excellent
  4. badabing1512

    badabing1512 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    plug them in if u have the diesel, hard start in winter... excellent for walks esp with lift gate... trying to find a second one now