Tools in a Service Truck

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ben
October 29th, 2009 2:30pm
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I’m looking for some perspective: What kinds of tools should be in a Service Truck for a field technician servicing and repairing heavy equipment?
tank
October 29th, 2009 2:34pm
I know one...ahh a wrench :silly:



It depends though, would this be for a mobile lube truck technician, mobile trailer technician, heavy equipment technician, crane technician?
kenneth
October 30th, 2009 10:49am
My first job wrenching was for a mobile service. I worked out of a box van. I had the company generator, welding equipment & air compressor. As for my personal tools I left nothing out. you might carry something forever and not need it but the minute you leave it out you'll need it. Besides I got to take the truck home so I was never without my tools. :)
will-tilley
October 31st, 2009 12:39am
KN16 is right the more you can carry with you when you go out in the field the better.My theory is if you can go over the scales without a ticket,you may have enough to do do the job.No doubt if you get to a jobsite you may not have enough tools to do the job but if you have enough junk you may be able make what you need.For example today I needed a 1 5/8 crowfoot and didn't have one so I cut off a wrench and welded a socket on it to do the job.Those are the things you have to do when you are kilometers from anywhere.
ben
March 13th, 2011 4:46am
My service truck has everything my shop tool box has and more. think of your service truck as a mobile shop. In the field you either have to have all the tools you need or the abillity to make what you need. Going to the shop for something you don't have is not an option
ben
May 13th, 2011 6:52pm
Would totally agree, everything you have in the shop kit & then some. Once you've frozen your butt off on the top of a Snow covered mountain for 2 hours, tackling a job that should take 10 minutes with the right tool you'll carry all sorts of things just in case.

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