5 Myths About Service Trucks
When looking for a mechanic/service truck for sale, many buyers only consider the upfront cost and base their decision on various service truck myths they run into online or hear from other buyers. Unfortunately, such decisions can greatly reduce the benefits you can get from a service truck and prove quite expensive in the long run.
In order to help you make an informed decision when purchasing a service truck for your business, we’ve prepared a list of 5 common service truck myths. Keep on reading.
What are some misconceptions about service trucks?
Just like many other buyers, you may have come across a number of misconceptions regarding mechanic/service trucks and wonder whether to take them into consideration when choosing a vehicle. Here are some of the service truck myths we hear most often:
1. Longer booms are a good choice for all truck sizes
Extending reach is often an important consideration for truck owners, but longer booms are not always the right choice as they can increase weight and decrease payload capacity (critical equipment, tools, parts, and so on). Make sure that you consider how the additional boom weight will affect your payload before making a decision.
2. All truck manufacturers offer the same body and crane options
Not all service truck manufacturers are equal. There are substantial differences between the products and services they offer, as well as variations in terms of their design and manufacturing approaches. Before you make a decision, make sure to do your research and explore the product offering of each potential manufacturer. Keep in mind that considering performance, safety, and dependability can all help you ensure a great return on your investment.
3. The body size and chassis don’t have to match
Exceeding the gross vehicle weight (GVW) of the chassis can lead to a wide range of costly consequences. This means that the truck body weight and payload need to be matched to the chassis GVW. Make sure to evaluate the specific application of your service truck before making a decision, as this will help you properly size the truck body for the chassis and crane.
4. You can reduce operational costs with smaller trucks
Many owners choose smaller trucks because they are attracted to the lower upfront costs. This is not always a good idea since smaller trucks are actually more expensive to run. The ongoing operation costs, cost-per-mile, and other incidental costs of these trucks tend to be higher, which means that a larger truck may make more sense financially, although they may be more expensive initially.
5. You’ll get the most value if you run a service truck until it breaks down
As your service truck nears the end of its lifespan, its maintenance costs will rise exponentially. It is better to establish a replacement cycle that will keep your fleet in good running order and save you a lot of money and effort in the long run. Instead of waiting for all of your trucks to die before you replace them, consider replacing two or three trucks each year, even if they’re not nearing the end of their useful lives.
Who can offer me the best mechanic/service truck for sale?
Choosing a reputable service truck manufacturer is crucial for getting the most value out of your fleet. At Curry Supply, we offer ready- and custom-made mechanics/service trucks with a wide range of chassis and crane options, as well as other specialized features. Whether you’re looking for ways to optimize your service truck storage space or add extra lighting options, our expert designers and craftsmen will go above and beyond to meet your needs. Contact us now to learn more about our service truck offer.