Some of the factors when choosing the best truck for your business is Maintenance and cost. Keep in mind Action landscape trucks are rust resistant and our bodies will most likely outlast the life of your vehicle. We also keep the cost low while keeping the quality high on our landscape upfits.
Your lawn tech just called. He’s on the side of the road about to miss his next job, because the lawn truck broke down… for the second time this week.
Your lawn and landscape business is growing, which is GREAT…
… but now it’s time to start looking at some new trucks for you and your crew.
I promise: This article will make finding your new lawn truck as breezy as possible. You’ll get a list of the best lawn trucks… as well as a few buying tips along the way.
Buying any truck is a big decision… but buying a truck for your lawn and landscape business?
You don’t want to over-invest into a gorgeous, top-of-the-line truck that your crew will rough up in the first week… And you also don’t want to under-invest by throwing pennies at a deadbeat clunker that’s going to break down before you drive it off the “used car” lot.
How to Choose a Lawn Truck
As you’ve probably already discovered, buying a new truck for your business is way different than buying one for personal use.
Unlike buying a personal truck, a work vehicle has a lot more factors to consider:
- Storage space (will you need a trailer?)
- Horsepower (how much can it haul?)
Now that you know the main factors to consider, you’ll need to decide if you want to buy a new or used pickup truck.
Should You buy a New Lawn Truck?
Pros: Perfect condition, with a very long life if you take care of it, and you (or your Team Leads) will love to drive it.
Cons: The shiny, new truck is going to cost you more money, and your guys are going to rough it up in the first week of work.
Should You Buy a Used Lawn Truck?
Pros: This not-so-perfect truck doesn’t cost as much money, and the maintenance isn’t as expensive as a new one.
Cons: You don’t exactly know what it’s been through. Did the previous owner take care of it? You don’t really know…
The Bottom Line…
If you’re strapped for cash, a used pickup truck is probably your best bet. But, if you’re ready to grow fast, and you really want to keep your employees, you might want to consider a new one.
Action has landscape truck bodies, landscape flatbeds that can come with dove tail extensions, landscape dump bodies, and hybrid bodies all of these are rust resistant and would be an excellent investment in your business. We can also upfit Rugby, Reading, and CM Truck Bodies.