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Calorie

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Hello, I am interested in buying my own direct drive truck mounted system and was hoping to get some advice.

First and foremost: is it possible to have this type of equipment mounted on an actual pickup truck? the idea of putting it on a 4x4 chevy with a crew cab is very appealing to me.

I have sourced a well maintained white magic 1200 that currently resides in a chevy 3500 that needs a ton of work and instead of repairing the van, i was considering buying something else to have it mounted in.

That brings up issue number two, which will solve a ton of problems for me: who does the installation of the direct drive machines? are there specific mechanics or shops that work on them? the carpet cleaning business i worked for in the past (zerorez) had a mechanic on payroll but he wasnt trained or certified to actually install the machines on the vehicles.

Any information would be greatly appreciated. I live in the Twin Cities if anyone knows of a shop around here that does installations.
 

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Hello, I am interested in buying my own direct drive truck mounted system and was hoping to get some advice.

First and foremost: is it possible to have this type of equipment mounted on an actual pickup truck? the idea of putting it on a 4x4 chevy with a crew cab is very appealing to me.

I have sourced a well maintained white magic 1200 that currently resides in a chevy 3500 that needs a ton of work and instead of repairing the van, i was considering buying something else to have it mounted in.

That brings up issue number two, which will solve a ton of problems for me: who does the installation of the direct drive machines? are there specific mechanics or shops that work on them? the carpet cleaning business i worked for in the past (zerorez) had a mechanic on payroll but he wasnt trained or certified to actually install the machines on the vehicles.

Any information would be greatly appreciated. I live in the Twin Cities if anyone knows of a shop around here that does installations.
Not good idea to put one in a pick up truck and exposing it to the elements. Installing a direct drive is tricky compared to a slide in. Just get a Hydramaster CDS and move on. No need to reinvent the wheel. Reinvent yourself instead.
 

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Ya wont work in a truck brother
 

Calorie

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thanks for the replies guys!

im having trouble finding a used truck mount within my price range. do you guys have any advice on where to acquire one?

i havea $9k cash, and ive seen some options, but im not sure which manufacturers are reliable enough for me to turn an income before any major maintenance

ive heard butlers are pretty good.

i also want direct drive because ive heard the slide ins eat gas and have crazy operating costs.
 

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thanks for the replies guys!

im having trouble finding a used truck mount within my price range. do you guys have any advice on where to acquire one?

i havea $9k cash, and ive seen some options, but im not sure which manufacturers are reliable enough for me to turn an income before any major maintenance

ive heard butlers are pretty good.

i also want direct drive because ive heard the slide ins eat gas and have crazy operating costs.
My beast machine build is for sale powerful, sips diesel and cheap
 

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