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joesauers
12-24-2006, 12:40 AM
I may be going to look at a 2004 leeboy 7000 in the near future. Just looking for feedback on this machine. I will be using it mainly for driveways and small parking lots. Is it too big for residential work? Any thoughts are appreciated.

Joe

Potchkins
12-24-2006, 08:50 PM
we've got a 7000 and a 8816 where i work here in the winter i'll ask details next week when i get back from christmas break

joesauers
12-25-2006, 01:26 AM
Thanks for looking into it, i'm anxious to hear what your crew's thoughts are. Have a good holiday.

Pave_A_Lot
01-10-2007, 08:34 PM
The only thing i can say about the 7000 is its AWESOME we woulden't have any other than Leeboy now.

joesauers
01-10-2007, 09:57 PM
Pave-a-lot, thanks for the reply. Do you use it for residential and commercial, or is the 7000 too big for residential. How about that BOMAG paver you have? I remember one of your posts on lawn site I believe that you were looking into getting into lawn maintenance also. We do both landscaping and paving, and can tell you that paving is more profitable for us personally. Did you decide to take the jump into landscaping?

Potchkins
01-15-2007, 01:50 AM
we use the 7000 mostly for driveways and patchwork on parking lots
it is more maneuverable than the 8816 as the controls on it are too touchy but the 7000 requires a propane bottle for the heater
that's kinda inconvenient
the 7000 is about 12,000 lbs,
a heavy dump truck makes things a little trickier
all of the trucks we have now
are 62,000 GVW loaded w/ 18-19 tons of hot mix
btw: we normally use #2 surface asphalt

i'll get back to you with more

joesauers
01-15-2007, 02:00 AM
Thanks for the info. Why do you say it gets tricky with a heavy truck? Are you implying not being able to dump the whole load in at once?

Potchkins
01-15-2007, 04:39 PM
the 7000 isn't heavy enough to push the truck up very much of a grade

joesauers
01-15-2007, 05:28 PM
Ok, makes sense.

Potchkins
01-15-2007, 06:33 PM
pm me i'll explain more

Pave_A_Lot
03-01-2007, 12:35 AM
Pave-a-lot, thanks for the reply. Do you use it for residential and commercial, or is the 7000 too big for residential. How about that BOMAG paver you have? I remember one of your posts on lawn site I believe that you were looking into getting into lawn maintenance also. We do both landscaping and paving, and can tell you that paving is more profitable for us personally. Did you decide to take the jump into landscaping?

We use our 7000 for Both res and com, The bomag is not a great paver i wouldn't recommend one, lays a good mat just too many Mechanical problems Most likely will get rid of it and get another leeboy in the spring

I did make the jump into landscaping Trimming & pruning trees stump removal and Mowing are the services we offer. Its been so far so good but like you Pavement work is our bread and butter, Not dissing it it is a great way to keep busy when slow weeks come around