Monday, September 9, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions...


Hey Gang,

We always get asked the same questions about our Load'N'Go Bodies that we thought we’d address here.

Such as, how do they compare to a traditional bolt on?, Will it fit my truck?...
and the ever popular, How Much?

For pricing we won’t just throw a number out at you. The reason is simple; there are too many variables involved! i.e. Which model, you truck’s bed length, what options do you need, and then there is always the shipping destination. So to be able to give you an accurate price quote we’ll need some info from you. PLEASE submit a quote with all of these variables noted and we will gladly send you a quote! We won’t spam you or email you to death like other companies (we hate that too!) we’ll just send your quote and answer any other questions you  might have.

There is also an option to receive a brochure with base pricing if you aren’t ready for a detailed quote. This can be found on our website on the get a quote page.

For some of the other questions asked, below is a little Q & A:

Q: What is a Slip-on Service Body?

A: A Slip-on service body slips into a standard truck bed converting it to a work truck in minutes with the ability to take it out again if needed. This means gaining valuable access to your pickup truck when needed. A slip-on truck body provides the flexibility of having a pickup, and a work truck.

Q: How is it better than a Bolt on Service Body?

A: Sometimes you need your pickup and not a dedicated utility body like traditional bolt on service beds. The Load’N’Go bodies are also built to outlast multiple trucks, with multiple up-fit cycles in mind…making them an even better investment.
There are many more reasons our Load’N’Go bodies are a better choice over a traditional bolt on…to see more visit Why Transferable?

Q: What kind of truck will it fit?

A: The Load’N’Go bodies are universal fit for FULL SIZE  Ford, Ram, and Chevy/GM trucks with 8' and 6.5' beds.    

Q: Why don’t you make them for compact trucks or 5.5’ crew cab beds?

A: Unfortunately we do not offer bodies that fit compact trucks such as the Tacoma, Colorado or Ranger. Payload being the biggest reason, as well as the demand is just not there.  We build our bodies for fleets…and there’s simply not enough demand for compact trucks or 5.5’ bed applications to warrant producing bodies to suit.
Size Matters!



Q: What model configurations are available?

A: The Steel Load’N’Go models are available in Roll Top, Open Top or Fixed Top Configurations as well as a standalone Tradesman Drawer.

The Fiberglass Durashell models have several to choose from including walk-in units. All models can easily be customized with options to suit your needs; such as ladder/material racks, bed slides, shelving, dividers, lifting jacks, lighting and much more!

Q: How does it work?

A: Load’N’Go service bodies can be easily removed from pickup trucks with a Fork lift, crane with lifting tubes, or by Jacks. With a four point clamping system, there is no need to drill holes for installation, so it's OK to move onto a rented or leased truck in case of an emergency or needed repairs.

Q: Where can I purchase one?

A: Visit
www.worktrucksolutions.net. We offer nationwide shipping and commercial financing is also available. 

Still have questions? 

Visit
www.worktrucksolutions.net/brochures to get a brochure or give us a call toll-free 800-274-5689 and we will answer all your questions.





Friday, August 30, 2019

2019 Tax Incentives for Fleets & Contractors...Take advantage of the Section 179 Deduction for the equipment your company needs!

September is upon us and it's time to start your year end tax planning! 


Section 179 Deduction at a glance for 2019: 


2019 Deduction Limit = $1,000,000
This deduction is good on new and used equipment, as well as off-the-shelf software. To take the deduction for tax year 2019, the equipment must be financed/purchased and put into service between January 1, 2019 and the end of the day on December 31, 2019.
2019 Spending Cap on equipment purchases = $2,500,000
This is the maximum amount that can be spent on equipment before the Section 179 Deduction available to your company begins to be reduced on a dollar for dollar basis. This spending cap makes Section 179 a true "small business tax incentive" (because larger businesses that spend more than $3.5 million on equipment won't get the deduction.)
Bonus Depreciation: 100% for 2019
Bonus Depreciation is generally taken after the Section 179 Spending Cap is reached. The Bonus Deprecation is available for both new and used equipment for 2019.
The above is an overall, "simplified" view of the Section 179 Deduction for 2019. For more details on limits and qualifying equipment, as well as Section 179 Qualified Financing, please read this entire website carefully. We will also make sure to update this page if the limits change.
Here is an updated example of Section 179 at work during this 2019 tax year.


What is the Section 179 Deduction?

Most people think the Section 179 deduction is some mysterious or complicated tax code. It really isn’t, as you will see below.

Essentially, Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. That means that if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE from your gross income. It’s an incentive created by the U.S. government to encourage businesses to buy equipment and invest in themselves.


Several years ago, Section 179 was often referred to as the “SUV Tax Loophole” or the “Hummer Deduction” because many businesses have used this tax code to write-off the purchase of qualifying vehicles at the time (like SUV’s and Hummers). But that particular benefit of Section 179 has been severely reduced in recent years (see ‘Vehicles & Section 179‘ for current limits on business vehicles.)


However, despite the SUV deduction lessened, Section 179 is more beneficial to small businesses than ever. Today, Section 179 is one of the few government incentives available to small businesses, and has been included in many of the recent Stimulus Acts and Congressional Tax Bills. Although large businesses also benefit from Section 179 or Bonus Depreciation, the original target of this legislation was much needed tax relief for small businesses – and millions of small businesses are actually taking action and getting real benefits.


Essentially, Section 179 work
s like this...

In years past, when your business bought qualifying equipment, it typically wrote it off a little at a time through depreciation. In other words, if your company spends $50,000 on a machine, it gets to write off (say) $10,000 a year for five years (these numbers are only meant to give you an example).

Now, while it’s true that this is better than no write-off at all, most business owners would really prefer to write off the entire equipment purchase price for the year they buy it.
And that’s exactly what Section 179 does – it allows your business to write off the entire purchase price of qualifying equipment for the current tax year.
This has made a big difference for many companies (and the economy in general.) Businesses have used Section 179 to purchase needed equipment right now, instead of waiting. For most small businesses, the entire cost of qualifying equipment can be written-off on the 2019 tax return (up to $1,000,000).

Limits of the Deduction:



Section 179 does come with limits – there are caps to the total amount written off ($1,000,000 for 2019), and limits to the total amount of the equipment purchased ($2,500,000 in 2019). The deduction begins to phase out on a dollar-for-dollar basis after $2,500,000 is spent by a given business (thus, the entire deduction goes away once $3,500,000 in purchases is reached), so this makes it a true small and medium-sized business deduction.

Who Qualifies?



All businesses that purchase, finance, and/or lease new or used business equipment during tax year 2019 should qualify for the Section 179 Deduction (assuming they spend less than $3,500,000).

Most tangible goods used by American businesses, including “off-the-shelf” software and business-use vehicles (restrictions apply) qualify for the Section 179 Deduction.

For basic guidelines on what property is covered under the Section 179 tax code, please refer to this list of qualifying equipment. Also, to qualify for the Section 179 Deduction, the equipment and/or software purchased or financed must be placed into service between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.

What's the difference between the 179 Deduction and Bonus Depreciation?

Bonus depreciation is offered some years, and some years it isn't. Right now in 2019, it's being offered at 100%.
The most important difference is both new and used equipment qualify for the Section 179 Deduction (as long as the used equipment is "new to you"), while Bonus Depreciation has only covered new equipment only until the most recent tax law passed. In a switch from recent years, the bonus depreciation now includes used equipment.
Bonus Depreciation is useful to very large businesses spending more than the Section 179 Spending Cap (currently $2,500,000) on new capital equipment. Also, businesses with a net loss are still qualified to deduct some of the cost of new equipment and carry-forward the loss.
When applying these provisions, Section 179 is generally taken first, followed by Bonus Depreciation - unless the business had no taxable profit, because the unprofitable business is allowed to carry the loss forward to future years.

Section 179's "More Than 50 Percent Business-Use" Requirement

The equipment, vehicle(s), and/or software must be used for business purposes more than 50% of the time to qualify for the Section 179 Deduction. Simply multiply the cost of the equipment, vehicle(s), and/or software by the percentage of business-use to arrive at the monetary amount eligible for Section 179.


I hope this information is helpful with your year end planning. You may as well buy the equipment you need and take the deduction...or you could just give it to the IRS. I'm sure they'll spend your money wisely! 

Load'N'Go, Security Top, Ladder Rack, Work Truck Solutions

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Storage that makes a difference...



Looking for the best storage solution for your truck? Finding quality truck storage equipment can be one of the biggest challenges for a business owner or fleet manager alike. Especially storage that helps technicians maintain jobsite and workflow efficiency. For companies that manage light-duty fleets in the construction and utility industries, their technicians often need to store a wide range of equipment and tools on their trucks. Your techs can lose valuable time searching for tools when they lack the proper storage they need; or worse yet, making multiple trips to get that much needed equipment.
When it comes to purchasing storage equipment and accessories, there are specific factors to consider in identifying the best products that suit the techs needs in the field. For example, utility workers may need storage shelves and compartments to organize specialty tools. While, construction tradesman may need a specific type of ladder/material rack to manage their loads.
By having the right accessories that fit the technician’s needs, they can focus more on their work and expedite their jobs in a more productive and timely manner. Not only does this boost productivity, but just as important, it keeps their tools and equipment organized and protected.
At Work Truck Solutions we address these storage challenges head on with our Load’N’Go Slip-On Utility Bodies.

The Load’N’Go bodies are available in six models with open top, roll top, and fixed top configurations constructed in 16 & 14ga steel, with a white powder coated finish, extra-large side cabinets w/shelving, and a 1,000 lbs. capacity pull out tool drawer. Load’N’Go bodies are equipped with features for increased organization, efficiency and safety.
In addition to these standard features, the Load’N’Go bodies are available with many optional accessories such as additional shelving, ladder racks, and bed slides that can be upfitted to suit your trade and industry.
Let’s not forget that all Load’N’Go models universally fit Ford, GMC and Dodge full size trucks with 6.5' or 8' truck beds and are all fully transferable from truck to truck or truck to jobsite, making them the best storage solution on the market!


www.worktrucksolutions.net
Visit our website at www.worktrucksolutions.net to learn more today!
Join the work truck revolution!

Friday, June 21, 2019

Used Load'N'Go bodies In Stock...Don't Miss Out!


UPDATE: 7/1/19 

USED Load'N'Go: Security Top Models
2 Units Left! Available for nationwide shipping or local pickup!
 8' Long Bed Models
Universal Fit for FORD/GM/RAM 
Includes:
14' Cab Over Ladder Rack w/Ratchet Straps
Side Cabinet Shelving (not shown but will include)
Drawer Dividers
Rear Grab Handles
Full set of keys, Install Kit & Owner’s Manual

A few scratches and dings, but in good condition overall.
Used units are hard to come by and go fast!!!
Check out the photos and more info

Nationwide Shipping Available! 

These ARE Ready To Work! Are You? 


Work Truck Solutions
“Revolutionize YOUR Fleet!”

Toll Free: 800-274-5689

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

We are Work Truck Solutions…




Today, there are more pickups sold in America than all other vehicle segments combined.  Trucks are not only popular for recreational use, but they are essential in almost every industry out there. 

As Tradesmen, your truck is not just a vehicle used to get you from one job to the next, but it needs to be a multi-function piece of equipment.





For independent contractors and large fleets alike, technicians need their tools and the ability to haul materials. They also have the need for a pickup bed and not be restricted to a dedicated service truck with traditional bolt on service bodies.

We have YOUR Work Truck Solution

Enter the innovative Load’N’Go and Durashell Slip-On Utility Bodies. These service bodies are a universal fit for full size trucks with 6.5' or 8' truck beds and all models are fully transferable, even when loaded with tools and equipment. This virtually eliminates downtime and offers fleets a tremendous savings in time and cost. They’re also built to outlast multiple trucks and up-fit cycles, making them a wise choice for any fleet!





The innovative and rugged design of the Load'N'Go offers the most versatile user-friendly utility body available today. The Load’N’Go bodies are available in six models with open top, roll top, and fixed top configurations that include standard features like 16ga steel construction, powder coated finish, and a standard 1,000 lbs capacity pull out tool drawer.  








The Durashell line has been a front runner in the Fiberglass Composite Body market for many years. This rugged & lightweight design maximizes storage, efficiency and fuel economy. The 2019 models now come standard with even more features that include: a plug-n-play backup camera, new venting system, LED lighting, keyless entry and more.







In addition to these standard features, both the Load’N’Go and the Durashell bodies are available with many optional accessories such as shelving, ladder racks, and bed slides that can be up-fitted to suit your trade and industry.


Contact us today and see why so many fleets are making the move to Slip-On Utility Bodies from Work Truck Solutions.


See the full line of  Load’N’Go and Durashell bodies along with all of the options available at www.worktrucksolutions.net and get a total price quote today!



Monday, April 15, 2019

What drives you?




Innovative products and concepts are what drive companies to the next level in growth and excellence. These ideas are started with just a thought or notion and it builds into something fresh, exciting and new.


 When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”    ~ Paulo Coelho


Durahell 385 
Work Truck Solutions delivers innovative fleet solutions with our slip-on service bodies for standard pickup beds. We offer a heavy-duty steel constructed Load’N’Go line in open top, roll top and fixed top configurations; and fiberglass composite Durashell line consisting of cab height, above cab and walk in models. All bodies are designed to outlast multiple trucks and be a versatile solution through a universal fit design.







Load'N'Go Truck Bodies
Load'N'Go Open Bed
What makes them so versatile?  They are 100% transferable from one truck bed to another in minutes, even while fully loaded, with a no holes drilled installation. This saves valuable man hours and reduces downtime when a service truck needs repair. As well as adding flexibility to your service fleet and savings to your bottom line.


Both Load’N’Go and Durashell lines are available for full-size pickups with 6.5’ or  8’ beds. Work Truck Solutions also offers numerous options such as ladder racks, bed slides, lift jacks and more to customize your service body to better suit your trade.




      To see the Work Truck Solutions that can help drive your company or fleet                     visit us @ worktrucksolutions.net

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Right Tool for the Job…




When it comes time to upfit a work truck, there are a couple of things to consider. Accessories and Accessories! Not only can they help with organization and efficiency, they also make for a safer work environment.

Work Truck Solutions offer the Load’N’Go and Durashell Slip-On Service Bodies as the ultimate accessory for your pickup and the first step in creating the ideal work truck.

The heavy duty 16ga steel Load’N’Go and the composite Durashell are universal fit for full size trucks with 6.5’ or 8’ beds. They feature the highest build quality in the industry and are simply the best storage solution available. 

All models are fully transferable even when fully loaded with tools and equipment, and can be equipped with a long list of options that optimize space to make your job easier and more efficient.

Options Include:

·         1000 lb. Capacity bed slides make accessing supplies easy and painless
·         Cabinets and shelving with easy side access help with proper tool storage
·         Full Coverage Cab Over or  Hydraulic Drop Down Ladder Racks for greater accessibility
·         Lifting Jacks for easy removal and installation.
·         & much, much more…

Work Truck Solutions also offers a full line of truck accessories with the best pricing and know how in the industry. We carry top brands like Smittybilt, WeatherGuard, WARN, Pro Comp, Go Power, Dee Zee and more. 

Up-Fitting your work truck for efficiency is key to helping you be the best in your trade.  

Raise the bar and take your work truck from good to great!  


Contact Us Today and see why so many fleets are making the move to
 slip-on utility bodies from Work Truck Solutions.


 800-274-5689




Tuesday, March 19, 2019

We have your Work Truck Solution!


Today more than ever, there are more pickups sold in America than all other vehicles combined.  Trucks are not only popular for recreational use, but they are essential in almost every industry out there. As Tradesmen, your truck is not just a vehicle used to get you from one job to the next, but it needs to be more of a multi-functional piece of equipment. For independent contractors or a large fleets alike, technicians need their tools,  the ability to haul materials, and have the need for a pickup bed and not be restricted to a dedicated service truck with traditional bolt on units.

We have YOUR Work Truck Solution

With the innovative Load’N’Go and Durashell Slip-On Utility Bodies. These service bodies are a universal fit for full size trucks with 6.5' or 8' truck beds. All of these units are fully transferable, even when loaded with tools and equipment. This virtually eliminates downtime and offers fleets a tremendous savings in time and cost. Also these service bodies are built to outlast multiple trucks and up-fit cycles, making them a wise choice for any fleet!

The innovative and rugged design of the Load'N'Go offers the most versatile user-friendly utility body available today. The Load’N’Go bodies are available in six models with open top, roll top, and fixed top configurations that include standard features like 16ga steel construction, powder coated finish, and a standard 1,000 lbs capacity pull out tool drawer.

The Durashell line has been a front runner in the Fiberglass Composite Body market for many years. This rugged & lightweight design maximizes storage, efficiency and fuel economy. The 2019 models now come standard with even more features that include: a plug-n-play backup camera, new venting system, LED lighting, keyless entry and more.
In addition to these standard features, both the Load’N’Go and the Durashell bodies are available with many optional accessories such as shelving, ladder racks, and bed slides that can be up-fitted to suit your trade and industry.


 Contact us today and see why so many fleets are making the move to these Slip-On Utility Bodies from Work Truck Solutions.


See the full line of  Load’N’Go and Durashell bodies along with all of the options available at www.worktrucksolutions.net and get a total price quote today!



Friday, February 22, 2019

New Year, New Truck!

We just got a new truck and wanted to post a few pics with one of our Load'N'Go Bodies. Shown with a 6.5' Open Bed model.

We'll be adding a few accessories from our catalog in the weeks ahead so stay tuned!

To see more of the Load'N'Go Slip On Utility Bodies visit our website at www.worktrucksolutions.net











Friday, August 31, 2018

Durashell - Composite Truck Body

Durashell 175
Check out the 2018 Durashell line...

  New features include Standard Keyless Entry, LED Interior Lighting, PLUS the all new plug-n-play backup camera that works with factory camera systems on Ford, GM, and Rams!

Available in Cab Height, Above Cab, and Walk In models the new Durashells are the ultimate in organization, ease of use, and return on investment for your fleet.

See the full line and all of the options available at www.worktrucksolutions.net
and get a total price quote today!


Thursday, May 3, 2018

We Make It Easy! Financing Available on ALL Load'N'Go Truck Bodies...

Small fleets and independent contractors alike face the same two initial problems when purchasing a utility body...

1.) Finding a service body to fit their trucks and their needs.
2.) Paying for it. 


Work Truck Solutions has solved number one...
With the innovative Load'N'Go Slip-On Utility Body. These fully transferable, universal fit service bodies for full size trucks with 6.5' or 8' truck beds, are available in six models in open top, roll top, and fixed top configurations. 
With standard features that are high end upgrades (or not available at all) with traditional bolt on bodies, the Load'N'Go offers much more versatility, storage, and return on your investment than any other body on the market. 

We can also help with number two!
Even when your revenues are up, it's hard to drop 6-10K out of your cash flow on a service body setup. Work Truck Solutions offers lease financing with easy terms for established businesses with a low residual (often a $1.00 buyout) at the end of the lease. Not eternal lease payments with no ownership at the end of the term like other leases. 

For short term financing, we offer PayPal credit...Take time to pay with installment payments on any major credit card. Simply select the PayPal credit option during checkout though our online invoice. PayPal credit also offers 6 months at 0% APR (o.a.c.) and longer terms are available. 

Contact us today and see why small and large companies alike are making the move to 
a transferable utility body from Load'N'Go & Work Truck Solutions.

For more information on Load'N'Go models, options, and pricing
please visit our website or call us Toll Free at: (800) 274-5689





Thursday, April 26, 2018

Diesel F-150 Reaches 30 MPG Highway

From: Work Truck Online:

The 2018 Ford F-150 fitted with its first 3.0L Power Stroke diesel engine will deliver EPA-estimated ratings of 30 mpg on the highway, 22 mpg in the city, and 25 mpg combined, according to the automaker. These are the highest EPA-estimated ratings available in a full-size pickup truck.




These benchmark figures are the result of more than a decade of work developing a lightweight high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body, a 10-speed SelectShift transmission, and robust engine construction of aluminum and compacted graphite iron to deliver durability, reduced weight, and torque, according to Ford.

"Even a few years ago, customers wouldn’t have imagined an EPA-estimated rating of 30 mpg highway would be possible in a full-size pickup, but our team of crazy-smart engineers rose to the challenge," said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford's executive vice president of product development and purchasing.


In addition to its leading fuel economy ratings, the F-150 Power Stroke diesel will make 250 hp and 440 lb.-ft. of torque. The truck can tow up to 11,400 pounds and haul payload of 2,020 pounds for XL and XLT fleet applications, and 1,940 pounds for retail applications.
F-150 Power Stroke diesel shares its technology with F-Series Super Duty’s 6.7L Power Stroke. It will begin shipping to dealers in May.
Now complete the Work Truck Package in the new F-150 with Load'N'Go Utility Body from Work Truck Solutions.

The Load'N'Go Sportsman models are available for 6.5' & 8' Truck Beds and install in literally minutes, even when loaded with tools and equipment. The 1000 lbs capacity/70% Extension tool drawer is standard, as is the LoadLiner bed liner coating. Options include ladder racks, bed slides, lift jacks, and more. To learn more about the Sportsman and other Load'N'Go models available, visit our website at www.worktrucksolutions.net. 
"Revolutionize YOUR Fleet!"

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Load'N'Go: Slip On Utility Bodies for standard truck beds.





Since 1995 the Load'N'Go has been the leader in transferable service bodies for fleets and contractors alike, with more storage capacity, higher build quality, and more features than traditional bolt on service bodies. 

 The Load'N'Go is universal fit for any full size truck with a 6.5' or 8' bed and can be removed or transferred to another truck literally in minutes!  

Open Top, Roll Top, and Fixed Top configurations available. 
Options include Ladder Racks, Bed Slides, and much, much more. 
Nation Wide Shipping and Commercial Leasing Options Available. 




Visit our website at www.worktrucksolutions.net to learn more and get a complete price quote today!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

2017 Tax Incentives for Fleets & Contractors...Take advantage of the Section 179 Deduction for the equipment your company needs!

Section 179 Deduction at a glance for 2017: 


2017 Deduction Limit = $500,000
This deduction is good on new and used equipment, as well as off-the-shelf software. To take the deduction for tax year 2017, the equipment must be financed/purchased and put into service between January 1, 2017 and the end of the day on December 31, 2017.
2017 Spending Cap on equipment purchases = $2,000,000
This is the maximum amount that can be spent on equipment before the Section 179 Deduction available to your company begins to be reduced on a dollar for dollar basis. This spending cap makes Section 179 a true "small business tax incentive" (because larger businesses that spend more than $2.5 million on equipment won't get the deduction.)
Bonus Depreciation: 50% for 2017
Bonus Depreciation is generally taken after the Section 179 Spending Cap is reached. Please Note> Bonus Depreciation is available for new equipment only; used equipment qualifies for Section 179 Deduction, but does not qualify for Bonus Depreciation
The above is an overall, "simplified" view of the Section 179 Deduction for 2017. For more details on limits and qualifying equipment, as well as Section 179 Qualified Financing, please read this entire website carefully. We will also make sure to update this page if the limits change.
Here is an updated example of Section 179 at work during this 2017 tax year.


What is the Section 179 Deduction?

Most people think the Section 179 deduction is some mysterious or complicated tax code. It really isn't, as you will see below.
Essentially, Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. That means that if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE from your gross income. It's an incentive created by the U.S. government to encourage businesses to buy equipment and invest in themselves.
Several years ago, Section 179 was often referred to as the "SUV Tax Loophole" or the "Hummer Deduction" because many businesses have used this tax code to write-off the purchase of qualifying vehicles at the time (like SUV's and Hummers). But, that particular benefit of Section 179 has been severely reduced in recent years, see 'Vehicles & Section 179' for current limits on business vehicles.
Today, Section 179 is one of the few incentives included in any of the recent Stimulus Bills that actually helps small businesses. Although large businesses also benefit from Section 179 or Bonus Depreciation, the original target of this legislation was much needed tax relief for small businesses - and millions of small businesses are actually taking action and getting real benefits.

Essentially, Section 179 works like this...


When your business buys certain items of equipment, it typically gets to write them off a little at a time through depreciation. In other words, if your company spends $50,000 on a machine, it gets to write off (say) $10,000 a year for five years (these numbers are only meant to give you an example).
Now, while it's true that this is better than no write-off at all, most business owners would really prefer to write off the entire equipment purchase price for the year they buy it.
In fact, if a business could write off the entire amount, they might add more equipment this year instead of waiting over the next few years. That's the whole purpose behind Section 179 - to motivate the American economy (and your business) to move in a positive direction. For most small businesses, the entire cost can be written-off on the 2017 tax return (up to $500,000).

Limits of the Deduction:

Section 179 does come with limits - there are caps to the total amount written off ($500,000 for 2017), and limits to the total amount of the equipment purchased ($2,000,000 in 2017). The deduction begins to phase out dollar-for-dollar after $2,000,000 is spent by a given business, so this makes it a true small and medium-sized business deduction.

Who Qualifies?

All businesses that purchase, finance, and/or lease less than $2,000,000 in new or used business equipment during tax year 2017 should qualify for the Section 179 Deduction.
Most tangible goods including "off-the-shelf" software and business-use vehicles (restrictions apply) qualify for the Section 179 Deduction. For basic guidelines on what property is covered under the Section 179 tax code, please refer to this list of qualifying equipment. Also, to qualify for the Section 179 Deduction, the equipment and/or software purchased or financed must be placed into service between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.
The deduction begins to phase out if more than $2,000,000 of equipment is purchased - in fact, the deduction decreases on a dollar for dollar scale after that, making Section 179 a deduction specifically for small and medium-sized businesses.


What's the difference between the 179 Deduction and Bonus Depreciation?

Bonus depreciation is offered some years, and some years it isn't. Right now in 2017, it's being offered at 50%.
The most important difference is both new and used equipment qualify for the Section 179 Deduction (as long as the used equipment is "new to you"), while Bonus Depreciation covers new equipment only.
Bonus Depreciation is useful to very large businesses spending more than the Section 179 Spending Cap (currently $2,000,000) on new capital equipment. Also, businesses with a net loss are still qualified to deduct some of the cost of new equipment and carry-forward the loss.
When applying these provisions, Section 179 is generally taken first, followed by Bonus Depreciation - unless the business had no taxable profit, because the unprofitable business is allowed to carry the loss forward to future years.

Section 179's "More Than 50 Percent Business-Use" Requirement

The equipment, vehicle(s), and/or software must be used for business purposes more than 50% of the time to qualify for the Section 179 Deduction. Simply multiply the cost of the equipment, vehicle(s), and/or software by the percentage of business-use to arrive at the monetary amount eligible for Section 179.

I hope this information is helpful with your year end planning. You may as well buy the equipment you need and take the deduction...or you could just give it to the IRS. I'm sure they'll spend your money wisely!