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Oxmow
05-24-2006, 08:40 PM
Been my rig for about 6 years.

Oxmow
05-24-2006, 08:42 PM
Back of my trailer.

Oxmow
05-24-2006, 08:44 PM
Side door of trailer

Oxmow
05-24-2006, 08:47 PM
Another back shot.

lawncare18
05-24-2006, 08:47 PM
Is that a toro in there? just the toro only mower???

Oxmow
05-24-2006, 08:50 PM
Another shot from the side door.

Oxmow
05-24-2006, 08:50 PM
No..would be kinda overkill for a little toro. Next pic is my rider.

Oxmow
05-24-2006, 08:52 PM
My wright stander (a little modified).

Oxmow
05-24-2006, 08:55 PM
Front shot of stander.

lawncare18
05-24-2006, 08:58 PM
you mow.. then spray weeds with that??? that is a neat setup.. best of luck!!! you do irrigation to????

Oxmow
05-24-2006, 09:06 PM
Yup...i'm a one stop kinda guy i guess. Better to pay me than 3 or 4 guys I say.

blakeg314
05-24-2006, 09:41 PM
how many transmissions in the 350? ford has had a lot of problems with the powerstrokes

Oxmow
05-24-2006, 09:58 PM
I have the NV4500 in it. Big gas guzzling 460 as well. Haven't had a problem with it.

okiest8
05-24-2006, 10:35 PM
i just got a used toro just like whats in your trailer do you know what year it is or do you know how to tell what year it is?

mcwlandscaping
05-24-2006, 11:03 PM
i just got a used toro just like whats in your trailer do you know what year it is or do you know how to tell what year it is?
check serial number through toro, you may be able to check through TOROs website.

zim bob the landscaper
05-25-2006, 02:22 PM
nice setup you got there man.

Brendan Smith
05-25-2006, 03:57 PM
i'm officially jealous :)

FrankenScagMachines
05-25-2006, 05:32 PM
Cool setup. How do you like working out of a lifted truck with oversize tires? Those look like about 35's? A buddy of mine has a company he and his dad and they have a few guys work for them, the father and son's trucks both are lifted, runnin 4-6" lift and 35's, two other trucks are stock height/tires... I wouldn't wanna jump/climb into it all day I don't think... Dunno never done it. Whats your take?

EagleLandscape
05-25-2006, 10:11 PM
how many transmissions in the 350? ford has had a lot of problems with the powerstrokes

The problems are with the new 6L engines, not the older ones.

ToroLandscaper
05-25-2006, 11:02 PM
how many hours is on the stander?

ALarsh
05-25-2006, 11:17 PM
Yeah thats a big jump. The jump up to my 2500 hd w/ plow prep is big enough.:dancing:

Oxmow
05-27-2006, 12:25 AM
It officially has 8" and those are 37 inch hummer tires. The jump is alittle bit bigger since my nerf on my side rusted and i took it off. Really was a stretch when i had 42's on there. Not too bad getting in and out all day. But then i'm used to it.

FrankenScagMachines
05-30-2006, 09:55 AM
Nick,
I guess I meant, how is the practicality of working from a lifted truck? Do you find any inconveniences associated with the height, such as hard to get stuff in and out of the bed, or do you just not use the bed a whole lot? I usually work mostly out of the trailer, but it would be a major pain IMHO to ever have to use the truck bed when its chest height... Also how is towing with a lifted truck (as far as vision), how is the mirror situation are they too tall to work well or do convex mirrors take care of that mostly? How is it plowing out a truck that tall, hard to see? I'm sure you run raised A frame mounts on your plow to compensate for the height right? Do you run those tires in winter to plow with as well or do you use smaller tires?

I'll probably get some 33" M/T's next season for my truck, but later on maybe 4" lift and 35's or something...

Sorry for all the questions.
Thanks
Eric

Oxmow
05-30-2006, 11:17 AM
Eric,

There are some drawbacks working from a lifted truck, but dang it looks cool.

No, really, If you noticed from the pictures i have limbs, bags of trash and so forth in the bed. Not much of a problem tossing stuff up in there. I also have one commercial property that keeps a 40 yard dumpster on site permanently and it is nice being level with the top of it and being able to throw waste down into it as opposed to "up" into it.

As for towing i have had a few problems. First the back of my truck around the frame ripped the bottom of the c-channel loose where my class 3 hitch was attached.(mounted by a professional trailer company) After repairing it myself i found that the drop hitch i used was placing too much leverage on the mount. (12" drop). I fab'd a new lower mount onto my original mount and put a lesser drop hitch onto it. (6") I haven't had a problem since. (I'll get a pic soon as i can).

As for the mirrors i do use a 1" convex on my side and a 3" convex on the passenger side. They are what i use mostly as i am VERY careful about my blind spots. They eliminate them.

As for plowing it is a little different using my truck as opposed to say my FSD dump. I hand built the truck mount and use a lowered A-frame mount that is removable during the summer. (I'll get a pic of that as well). I just use extended hydraulic hoses andan extended chain. I do run the 37" tires all year round. It was really fun and quite a head turner when i was doing it with 42" tires.

Oxmow
05-30-2006, 07:33 PM
Eric,

Here are the pics.

Oxmow
05-30-2006, 07:35 PM
another shot of my dual hitch

Oxmow
05-30-2006, 07:38 PM
snow plow mount