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madness0827
09-19-2012, 11:25 PM
Has anything one used the Monster brand? I am planning on buying one this year. Thank you

http://www.monsterpowerequipment.com/home.aspx

krzys555
09-20-2012, 09:59 AM
i tried one but it was not the best. try the fradan.
it has the same HP but a better design.

it also about200-300 cheaper

DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING
09-20-2012, 11:33 AM
Just saw them at the dealer. Giant vac copy. They look o.k.m
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Mr. Force™, Billy Goat Industries
09-21-2012, 10:18 AM
Don't forget to try a Billy Goat. We've got the DL25 and the new DL35 Debris loaders.

WorldsStrongestLandscaper
09-21-2012, 07:57 PM
Monster is giant vac. Giant vac went out of biz in 2011. Monster is what the employees started when the lost their jobs. Smart entrepreneurs they have the new patent for the serrated fan blades. They look sick. Look for a giant vac 2011 left over for 25% off cost. I almost spent 7200 on the monster 28 hp subaru but instead I think im buying the giant vac left over 29 vanguard instead for 5250 The dealer will fully warranty it.
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Puddle of Oil
09-22-2012, 04:29 PM
Don't forget to try a Billy Goat. We've got the DL25 and the new DL35 Debris loaders.

Can the 35 suck up bed edges?

Mr. Force™, Billy Goat Industries
09-25-2012, 09:41 AM
Can the 35 suck up bed edges?

I've never done it personally but I don't see how it couldn't. We're shooting a video tomorrow where were going to suck up a Thanksgiving dinner, whole pumpkins, and even a blow up doll at the end. Are you going to GIE/EXPO? We'll have hole pumpkins there for customers to suck up to see/feel the incredible power.

Puddle of Oil
09-25-2012, 12:12 PM
lol, you guys have too much fun with your products. I won't make it to the expo but hopefully I can demo the loader sometime. I'll be looking forward to your video!

Kelly's Landscaping
09-25-2012, 03:19 PM
Monster is giant vac. Giant vac went out of biz in 2011. Monster is what the employees started when the lost their jobs. Smart entrepreneurs they have the new patent for the serrated fan blades. They look sick. Look for a giant vac 2011 left over for 25% off cost. I almost spent 7200 on the monster 28 hp subaru but instead I think im buying the giant vac left over 29 vanguard instead for 5250 The dealer will fully warranty it.
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Can you link a news story or something to verify that. That's the first iv ever heard of them out of business and their site a year later is still functioning. I could find nothing on them going out with a quick search. Brigs an stratton owned them which is some serious backing did they really let them fail and go? Or what I suspect in this case did you dealer just give up the giant vac dealership and has an ax to grind.

WorldsStrongestLandscaper
09-25-2012, 11:08 PM
No I cannot link a story sorry. You cannot buy giant vac anymore they said. I'm just relaying what our dealer told us. So I guess it's hear say. I could be totally wrong but being a family friend for over20 years. No reason to lie like that to me. So I believe what he said.
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Kelly's Landscaping
09-26-2012, 12:22 AM
Mr Force I know your the voice of billy goat and Giant Vac is a competitor but if you could set that aside for a moment. Do you know anything about Giant Vac going out of business?

Mr. Force™, Billy Goat Industries
09-26-2012, 09:48 AM
Yep, no problem. Herman Deil (sp?)started (49'?) and ran Giant-Vac until he died around the late 90's. His wife ran it after that. They sold out to Briggs and Stratton in the sometime in the early 00's. Briggs was not able to make a go of it and sold it off (we bid on it). Some past Swisher execs and a financier out of Tennessee bought it and started running it in the old Murray plant 3-4 years ago. They failed miserably getting it off the ground and closed their doors. They then tried to find someone to buy it (including us, again) but after going through that many corporate hands with older technology, weak sales, and a brand name that's weakened due to years of neglect there's nothing of interest to buy.

SDLandscapes VT
09-27-2012, 09:16 PM
So I ll weigh in on this discussion

I am in the market for a new truckloader--we currently have a 12 LCT billygoat filling our one ton dump--this has worked wonderfully, but we are doing tremendous leaf volume and are looking to expand. We now have a switch and go roll off truck on an international cab/chassis

I need a trailer mounted unit--contenders currently are

Fradan 31 Vanguard
Monster 29 Vanguard
Billygoat 35 Vanguard

Who owns these and what are your experiences?

Mr. Force™, Billy Goat Industries
09-28-2012, 09:26 AM
Well, uh... I own a Billy Goat... ;)

These are the list prices I've got including trailers

The Fradan 31hp is $6,579
The Fradan 35hp is $9,899
The Billy Goat 35hp is $7,224
The Monster 35hp is $10,999

Watch the weight on these units. Hauling around almost twice the weight of the Billy Goat will add up with fuel consumption.

The 31 Fradan is not in the same class as the 35. If you're serious about the Fradan 31 look at the Billy Goat 25. Performance wise I'd put the 25 up against that 31 all day long. In dry leaves the 14" hose Fradan will consume higher volume than the Billy Goat because of the hose, but in wet/moist conditions the 12" hose Billy Goat superior lift will run circles around the competition. Don't take my word, get a demo before you drop your hard earned cash.

madness0827
10-02-2012, 10:22 PM
Thanks for your info.

xtreem3d
10-03-2012, 09:39 PM
Just a FWIW here's a link to what we run http://www.odbco.com/products/lct600.htm

SDLandscapes VT
10-04-2012, 12:03 AM
xtreem

I have run that very unit and love it--little big for where I am at right now, but a friend of mine owns one and will sell it to me right when the time comes

xtreem3d
10-04-2012, 07:20 AM
The one I own I bought from a guy in Kansas City. He needed to get rid of it and it couldn't sell it because his price was too low and people thought there must be something wrong with it but I took a chance and went to look at it. It was in great shape and hardly used. I only paid $2900.00 !!!!! That was easily the best bargain purchase I have ever made for the business even though you only use it a few months of the year. I think he said it cost $14,000.00 new. I asked the guy why it was so cheap and he said he just wanted it out of his shop.
Steve