MUNICIPAL USE: The Glenview Park District located in Glenview, IL has been relying on the Switch-N-Go™ system since 2008
Brent Carpenter- Fleet Services/Mechanic of the Glenview Park District says “We decided to buy the Switch-N-Go™ system to make our truck more versatile. Instead of having a wood chip truck that sits around most of the year, we have a chipper box that can be interchanged with other boxes making our truck useful all year long. We liked the benefits of the Switch-N-Go™ so much that we bought a second system for our next truck!”
Glenview Park District now has two Switch-N-Go™ systems and five Switch-N-Go™ body types. They own a dump bed, a chip roof, drop box, and two customized flatbeds.
“With all the different Switch-N-Go™ applications we are able to use our trucks every day which we weren’t able to do before. We have a sprayer unit mounted to one of our flatbeds that we use for watering trees. We start the trees from seedlings in one of our five nurseries and when they grow to about six feet tall, we use our dump bed to transport them throughout the parks for transplanting. Our other flatbed, we use as a viewing station for parades and other events. We put a railing on it and a staircase next to it during an event so that the local cable company or city commissioners can stand on it to get a good view. Most of the time we use the drop box, because it will hold the most material, which allows us to deliver mulch our playgrounds and also to pick up pallets of salt and sod. We are also looking into purchasing another dump body for spreading salt in the winter.”
“Switch-N-Go™ has allowed us to save a lot of time and money, because of the versatility and the ability to accomplish so much with only a few trucks.”
Glenview Park District has experienced these approximate savings with Switch-N-Go™
Goal: Trucks that can do 5 different things. Dump Bed, Chip Box, Bulk Box, Spray Tank, & Flatbed
Assumption: The average price of a bare cab chassis is $40,000
Two Trucks=80,000 (estimated)
Two Switch-N-Go™ systems with 5 bodies= $40,000 (estimated)
Total truck investment with Switch-N-Go™= $120,000
Five Trucks= $200,000 (estimated)
Five permanent mount body up-fits (at an average of $7,000 each) = $35,000 (estimated)
Total truck investment $235,000
The Glenview Park District has saved the Glenview tax payers approximately $115,000 by purchasing two Switch-N-Go™ trucks with multiple bodies rather than needing 5 trucks to do the same work!