New Truck Gives Small Landscape Contractors Competitive Edge : Super Lawn Trucks to Introduce SLT Pro 12GL at October's GIE+Expo

Share Article

Green industry landscape contractors and business owners looking to efficiently enhance productivity, reduce fuel consumption, and improve safety and security measures on their equipment and for their employees, now have a more affordable, all-in-one solution.

News Image
We talk to contractors and owners every day about their business and equipment needs and they want to get into the Super Lawn Truck family, but at a lower price point

The SLT Pro 12GL by Super Lawn Trucks (SLT) is the newest member in the brand's line of vehicles engineered specifically for green industry landscape contractors and business owners. According to Tony Bass, president and founder of SLT, the new truck gives small lawn and landscape companies the competitive advantage needed to survive in today's economic climate.

"We talk to contractors and owners every day about their business and equipment needs and they want to get into the Super Lawn Truck family, but at a lower price point," said Bass. "We listened and have responded with a vehicle that not only positions a company to better handle the current economic downturn and rising fuel costs, but also supports the long-term success of their business."

According to the United States Census Bureau's Statistics on Business, more than 75 percent of landscape firms in 2005 had fewer than five employees (65,286 firms), businesses that Bass considers ideal for the new truck.

"The SLT Pro 12GL is a perfect fit for businesses with annual revenues under $250,000 – one to three-man operations – because of its well organized, practical system," said Bass. "But to benefit even more from the efficiencies offered by the new truck, it is critical that these companies have a handle on their routing and scheduling, and labor requirements between commercial and residential clients."

Features, Benefits, Cost:

The SLT Pro 12GL marks the company's initial entry into the light duty truck arena, which offers the same security, safety, efficiency and marketing benefits as its medium duty line of trucks. Starting around $32,000, the SLT Pro 12GL comes with the following features:

GMC Savana Cutaway cab and chassis with a Vortec 4.8L V8 engine offers 15 miles per gallon/city and 18 mpg/highway, which allows contractors to get a better handle on their fuel consumption. And with a GVW rating of 9,600 and payload capacity of 5,263, the SLT Pro 12GL can carry all the equipment needed for commercial or residential jobs. A 12' enclosed dry freight truck body which essentially provides a warehouse on wheels, mobile billboard, and added security. SLT's complete tool organization system allows contractors to organize and transport tools needed for all landscape jobs. On-board fuel station transport system carries enough fuel to last a week, reduces the need to stop for fueling equipment and eliminates the need for gas cans. Complete product features and benefits on the SLT Pro 12GL can be found in the Press Room section of the SLT Web site at http://www.superlawntrucks.com. Contractors and business owners can build their own SLT by visiting http://www.superlawntrucks.com/truck-builder.

The SLT manufacturing facility in Fort Valley, Ga., is set up for full production of the SLT Pro 12GL. The first truck will be introduced at the GIE+Expo, Oct. 23-25 in Louisville, Kent.

Founded in 1998 by Tony Bass and his father, Buddy Bass, with the support from investors in Bonaire, Ga., Super Lawn Trucks manufactures specialty trucks that add efficiency for lawn and landscape contractors on the job. With the patented Super Lawn Truck system tasks that normally consume 568 hours per year can be completed in just 84 hours, leaving 484 free hours for contractors to serve additional clients. Today, Super Lawn Trucks are owned and operated by landscape companies, municipalities and university campuses in 35 states and in Canada.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Joel Kessel
Visit website