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Landscapers are gearing up for the spring and summer jobs at hand.  Landscaping Trucks all across the country are revving up their engines, getting ready to dig in.  But some may need a little TLC before they’re up for the work.

From salt spreading and snow removal to salt spreading in the winter to hauling plants and trees in the spring and summer, Landscaping Trucks are invaluable to the Landscaping industry.  If you have a Landscaping Truck, you’ll want to ensure your vehicle is in prime condition for the peak months ahead.  Here’s how:

Get Your Tires Ready to Roll

Whether you’ve been using your Landscaping Truck through the winter months or not, take time to access, rotate, and align your tires.  But first, make sure they are in good condition [...]

When you need to work up high, both a Scissor Lift and a Boom Lift will get you there because they are high platform vehicles.  But, that’s where the similarity ends.  The Lift Truck that will work best for you greatly depends upon your job requirements and a few other details.

What is a Scissor Lift?

A Scissor Lift is defined as a high platform mobile work vehicle that is designed to reach heights while driving safely without tipping over.  It is perfect for jobs involving lighting, fitting and retro-fitting, window cleaning and replacement, external signage maintenance, exterior painting, and racking system work. 

What a Scissor Lift does not do is reach out further than a small roll-out deck will go, typically increasing the deck size by around 0.5m to 1.2m.  A Scissor Lift operates vertically and must be on [...]

Cool Summer Start-Up: IN the Box (Truck) Ice Cream Biz

Bring Your Ice Cream Dream to Life

Seriously…what could be cooler than starting your own mobile ice cream business this summer?  Find out how to do it and hot tips to ensure your success.

Why Start a Mobile Ice Cream Business?

People can’t get enough of the mouth-watering creamy goodness, especially when the weather’s warm.  According to recent statistics, 291.09 million individuals in the United States enjoyed ice cream last year alone.  That’s a lot of potential customers!

It is estimated that ice cream vendors have an average of $200 to $300 dripping in every day during the summer months.  Gross monthly averages in the peak months are around $5000 with $2500 or better being the net average after supplies, employees, [...]


Isuzu makes some of the best Spray Trucks in the world.  They make a lot of them too, not only do they produce mass quantities, they make a wide selection of different models too.  Deciding which Isuzu Spray Truck is right for you can be overwhelming.  Read on to make choosing your perfect fit can be made simple.

About Isuzu

Isuzu is a leading name in the Commercial Truck industry and in in the personal vehicle line too. In 1984 the first Isuzu Truck arrived at the Port of Jacksonville, Florida.  Today, over 500,000 have made their way to the US. 

Isuzu Commercial Trucks are wildly popular among those who make their living behind the wheel.  Economy, reliability, and comfort are some of the main reasons workers all across the [...]

Are you looking for a Dump Truck?  What you’ll be dumping is the main factor to consider when choosing a new or used Dump Truck.  The manufacture, year model, and other details won’t matter much if you don’t choose according to your load size and type.  It’s imperative to buy not just the perfect truck but the perfect truck for you. 

For instance, you may have your eye on a sweet deal on a Dumper, but if it’s larger than you need, you’ll be using excess fuel and power.  But, if it’s too small for your loads, you will have wasted your money altogether.

Vital Specs for Choosing a Dump Truck

Don’t be stuck out with a Dumper that is over or under-qualified for the work you’ll be using it for.  Consider these five things before you commit [...]



If you’re in the market for a used Commercial Truck, you may be dreading the hunt.  There’s so much to think about.  On top of that, you typically have to deal with pushy salespeople. 

Here are 10 tips that will help you pick out an awesome used work truck and eliminated obnoxious sellers in the process.

  1.  Check Mate!  Know what you’re looking for before you venture out.  Jot down your requirements and the price range you need or want.  Have a good idea of what kind of vehicle you’re after – Dump Truck, Box Truck, Boom Truck, Cab and Chassis, Flatbed, and so forth.  Having a list in hand will give you something to refer back to when pesky salespeople try to persuade [...]



Many Box Truck owners don’t think much about what type of liftgate is on their truck.  That is until they go to use it and it’s not the best kind for the job they’re doing.  If you are in the market for a Box Truck, it’s good to know the main types of liftgates to make sure you get the one that will serve your needs.  If you already have a truck but want a more optimal liftgate, you can have one put on for a lot less than you may think.

What is a Box Truck Liftgate?

A liftgate is located in the back of a Box Truck.  It is a platform that’s used for raising and lowering various items.  A liftgate is controlled by a hydraulic system.  Liftgates provide a safe [...]

Day Cab Trucks offer a lot of advantages over trucks with sleeper cabs in many instances.  If a sleeper would just be taking up room, why foot the expense?  If you drive locally or prefer stopping to get a room anyway, check out all the great reasons a Day Cab might be a great fit for you.

What is a Day Cab?

A Day Cab is also known as a Semi-Truck Cab minus a sleeper area.  They come in tandem drive axels and single axels.  You can find them in many makes and models with different specifications.  Day Cabs were around before Sleeper Cab Trucks were invented.  They served the sole purpose of transporting heavy loads across town or across the nation.  Day Cabs are commonly seen in heavy distribution areas like airports, distribution sites, industrial sections of town, and around ports. [...]


Hino.  It’s a name that’s been around since 1942 and when it comes to diesel engines, we’re beginning to believe that “they’ve got this”.   You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better manufacturer. 

About Cab and Chassis

Cab and Chassis are some of the most versatile work trucks on the market.  They are the choice of scores of professional drivers and workers and independent contractors too.  There are many models to choose from so you’re sure to find one that suits your needs in a commercial vehicle. 

A Cab and Chassis is a truck with a front cab but no trailer or bed.  The back axle is in plain view, ready to hook on to a trailer or whatever hook-up you need if you require one at all.  That’s the beauty of a Cab and Chassis, while most work vehicles are limiting, a Cab and Chassis leaves the [...]

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