Cost of ownership compairison.

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  1. Onfire_02_01
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    I am interested to know if anyone knows the cost of ownership between an aerotech box and a cds style van? Thinking about what would be more efficient to operate 2 vans or 1 aerotech when doing large commercial but then also having residential work that the aerotech might be overkill for but the two vans could be doing two jobs or 1 if you are mark Saiger.
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    How is a machine overkill??

    There are many companies running multiple big at/v for residential and haven’t seen one rip out the carpet just the dirt and grime?
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    This is just my opinion so take it for that...
    We used my Butler as a dual wand machine doing mainly upholstery at last MF.
    If it was an occasional Commercial job and set up right...like Mark's 2 and a half from the van. 500 CFM at the blower is not bad if using 2 inch hoses into the job.
    Thinking that 2 conway wands would work OK if both Operators knew to keep the wand to the floor as much as possible. One Zipper and one Tom wand might be a good combination as well. Butler would also be plenty of heat.
    Or get the Aerotech if I have this backwards and you do mainly commercial and are going to do a lot of dual wanding.
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    1299 a month AT lease makes sence if you are ok with always javung a payment



    and a fresh truck to go with it
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    Mikey, what do you use your AT for? Do you feel that bringing one big truck to a job site, residential or commercial, is worth it? Or would two vans attacking from two sides be better? Or buy a box truck and put in an el diablo/870/titan or maybe two?
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    And a loaded butler truck is a cool 90000 ain’t it?

    How much is your supreme body/van with the Everest?
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    He uses it for all of the walk up business it provides.:lol:
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    Im an owner operator with 2 part timers, so take my opinion as just that.

    But wouldnt your "everyday average job" dictate your "everyday average setup"?

    Big setup for big crew on big jobs with big production necessary is how I'd see it.

    What is the true benefit of a big truck on average residential?
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    $90,000!!!!! Really?
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    thats it? 1299/month? wow I should just trim some advertising and get an aero tech lol

    although we do mostly residential and the customer doesnt know the difference between our TNT box truck and an Aero tech
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    76K Fully Saigerized... 1,1oo. a month lease. 30k residual...to purchase. This is the 4.8 Blower and extra heat exchanger 240 degrees at the van...or whatever...it's hot. Fully Insulated and stainless steel everything. Basically everything Butler has added including 210 gallon stainless steel waste tank. Not 90k.
    The basic model is much cheaper.
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    Sorry I meant a butler box truck but don’t know how much it is but I think it was around 90000.
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    You ain’t got no ideas, how goods yous gots it! No idea, I tells yous!!!
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    Are you going to sell it at the end?
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    Most likely - turn it in and start a new lease. Keep it all new and it's 100 percent business cost.
    Waiting to see how my business develops over time... not sure what the needs will be yet.
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    What does Butler give you for it on the turn in?
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    It’s a lease so I don’t think anything. Turn it in to lease company... Butler probably sells it. Next payment from me is on the new one. Slap the logo on and go to work.
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    Or I’ll just pay it off and run it another 5 years. Add another new one, get an extra starter and run 2 vans. I have no idea what I’m going to do.
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