Just in time for summer, Nutmeg Truck Center in Hartford has launched a new series of aluminum mower bodies for the landscape and lawn care industry.
“This is a purpose-built, industry-specific body, that we have developed with our manufacturing partner after decades of working with landscapers all over the country,” said Craig Judge, director of business development at Nutmeg.
While the concept of driving equipment in and out of a box truck isn’t new, the fact that these XS Series bodies are constructed entirely of aluminum is, according to company: The moniker XS stands for No Steel. The aluminum construction means the elimination of rusty steel and increases payload. This allows some customers to purchase a lighter GVWR truck and carry the same payload, saving customers thousands of dollars. It also means better fuel economy—a “win/win,” Nutmeg says.
The Nutmeg Landscaper XS Series is available in two versions: the XS1 Enclosed and the XS2 Open. Both bodies can be installed on Isuzu N-series chassis in gas or diesel, regular and crew cab, and in a variety of lengths ranging from 14’-20’. Due to the volume of customers switching from pulling trailers to moving to a truck-mounted solution, Nutmeg boasts the XS Series has a price point at or below the pricing of a traditional body with steel understructure.
Nutmeg is a dealer for Isuzu and International trucks with six locations across Connecticut and Massachusetts.