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The Eagles Have Landed!!!!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by JohnnyRoyale, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Bought 3 trucks from Salt Lake City Utah.Importing them from the US was quite a challenge but very well worth the effort. For your viewing pleasure are 3-2003 International 7400 S/A 16F/23R, Cummins Auto, with 20,000 lb Stellar Shuttle hooklifts. Trucks have approx 70,000 miles and are in near mint condition. Salters and frames should be ready next week. Sold a couple of the older guys to make room for these. More pics to follow. :drinkup:




  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    You should be able to remove those lifts and re-sell them. I've seen used ones go through auctions for a couple thousand each.

    So far so good, post pics when they're done.
  3. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Don't want to sell the lifts. The idea is to make the trucks as versatile as possible.
  4. GMC Driver

    GMC Driver Senior Member
    Messages: 740

    Well on your way - very nice rigs, good luck getting set up.
  5. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Those will be work monsters.
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,238


    Keep us posted.
  7. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    V nice versatility is the way to go.
  8. pushinpaul

    pushinpaul Member
    Messages: 67

    Awesome looking rigs. Congrats on the purchase. I am very intrigued by the hooklift concept and have been for some time. Do you happen to know how much just the hooks (no chassis) cost new? The versatility we would be able to achieve with a hooklift would replace close to 5 or 6 rigs in our current fleet. Congrats again. They will be great assets to add to your team.
  9. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    Lawnsite has a bunch of threads with all kinds of good info on the hooks/switch and go.
  10. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    I was quoted low 30's for hooklift systems alone. Mind you they were 24,000 lb capacity, these ones are 20,000lb capacity. Trucks cost me about 45K each, with transportation, duty, exchange and service done on our end. I was at about 110k+ to build a new one here, then came across these ones-so I jumped on it.
  11. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,039

    I love those trucks. I have always had good luck with them.
  12. pushinpaul

    pushinpaul Member
    Messages: 67

    Thanks for the info grn mtn. Ill take a look.
    So for a 20 K lift we could assume high 20's?!?! I was thinking I could put a new 20K hook on a used/shortened Ryder or Penske 26K (under CDL) chassis. Maybe I am completely of base in my practicality of doing this, but assuming its feasible from a weight/protocol perspective, that upper 20K hook plus the used chassis would put me somewhere between 40 and 55 thousand. That being said I would have no bodies... I looked at these rigs on truckpaper's site a couple months back but didn't pursue them because they were so far away. Im glad someone did though because they are quite the deal. What bodies did they come with again? If I remember correctly there was a leaf box in one of the pics that was photoshopped or whited out or something. Thanks for all the Info and help.
  13. DellDoug

    DellDoug Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    Nice Trucks
  14. pcs

    pcs Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    What salters are you going with? I went with the swenson 5yd.
  15. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Putting 7 yard Downeasters on them. Should be on next week. I'll post pics when done.
  16. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Drool everywhere! Beautiful trucks!
  17. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Thanks for your nice words.
  18. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Swee trucks, I love the hook lift idea. I'd like to get one in the next few years it would be handy as heck. Allison equipment makes nice hook and lift salters but they are kind of pricey.
  19. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Congrats Johnny, trucks look real nice. Hope you have a great season.
  20. Dan85

    Dan85 Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    Those trucks look great! Did they come with any containers/bodies? I see the one has a flat bed on it.

    We have a switch n' go on our F-550 (not even close to these guys) but being able to drop and swap bodies has been much more handy than I initially expected.

    - Dan