So, we just got our hands on a 2011 F550 that was a heavy equipment service truck.
The truck had belonged to a heavy equipment dealer. This company installs TigerTough seat covers on their trucks when they’re brand new so we were pretty excited to see how everything looked.
It was pretty clear this thing wasn’t somebody’s grocery-getter. Even if you ignored the service body and the crane.
But what do you expect from a service truck that’s eight years old? Broken equipment is never clean and rarely easy to get to!
This truck had over 235,000 miles on it and hadn’t been touched since it was decommissioned.
But what does it look like under the covers? Are they worth the money?
We peeled the covers off to see how everything had fared over 235,000 miles of being on the road, eight years of bouncing across construction sites, and countless dirty mechanic entries and exits.
Those pictures pretty much speak for themselves, don’t they?
The buyer of this truck *technically* could have spent a ton of time and money getting the seats shampooed. That would have taken out some of the stains.
The shampooing wouldn’t have touched the wear on the edge of the seat from eight years of getting in and out though. You don’t see any because the seat covers prevented it from happening. The original owner invested a little bit to prevent a costly problem
Seems like a good idea, doesn’t it?
If you operate a service truck (or a bunch of them), seat covers are a pretty cheap way to keep the inside of your truck in good shape. They’re inexpensive and often overlooked but you just saw what they’ll do.