Five Star Equipment Beefs Up Its Service Truck Fleet

Wed February 23, 2005 - Northeast Edition

Five Star Equipment is a full service John Deere, Hitachi, Timberjack and Euclid dealer and when it came time to add new service vehicles to its fleet, not just any truck would do.

The company has Deere- and Hitachi-certified technicians and it wanted service vehicles that would complement its ability to offer the best service possible. With equipment getting larger, and customers traveling farther from their home base, Five Star wanted to bring its shops to the customers and service their equipment in the field. To accomplish this, the company purchased three new service trucks.

These trucks feature an International 4300 cab and chassis and are equipped with a custom MTS-8-2-084 Maintainer body offered by Telford Fifty-Five Enterprises.

Tim Meeker. of Telford Fifty-Five, worked closely with Five Star Equipment to design the service trucks, making sure they were adequately equipped and ready for service.

The 10,000-lb. tall tower crane attached to the 14-ft. body allows Five Star’s technicians to respond to the needs of the large equipment owners, while the on-board compressor, welder, and lube equipment enable them to deliver the specialty services.

The workmanship of the Maintainer body is made to withstand the harsh New York and Pennsylvania winters as the trucks venture off-road to go where customers need them most.

The three new trucks are based out of Five Star’s Dunmore, Syracuse, and Orchard Park locations. The company also has locations in Kirkwood, NY; Rochester, NY; Waterford, PA; and Stroudsburg, PA — all offering field service.