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SVA_Concrete
01-21-2013, 10:12 PM
Any succssful stone slinger businesses out there?

In my concrete business i could really benefit from one installing porous fill under slabs.

I wonder if anyone has had success in marketing them as a service?

Bleed Green
01-21-2013, 11:19 PM
It seems thats the way that they fill all the slabs for the Jagoe homes around this area. Somebody is doing pretty well for themselves with it, guess that's the secret get in with a big housing contractor.

alldayrj
01-21-2013, 11:26 PM
You could use it in the winter to deliver salt into shipping containers
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NEUSWEDE
01-22-2013, 09:23 AM
You could use it in the winter to deliver salt into shipping containers
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I had the same thought the other day when I saw a company loading theirs with a tiny conveyor, it looked like it was taking forever.

Downside would be the investment of the truck, they don't seem to be cheap.

Bleed Green
01-22-2013, 11:37 AM
Around here they just mount the stone slingers on the back of a regular dump truck
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alldayrj
01-22-2013, 08:38 PM
I've seen the guys who do sidewalks and curbs for the town use the slingers to throw topsoil too when all the forms are pulled
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P.Services
01-22-2013, 08:42 PM
you can get a used slinger body for 5,000-15,000 easy. Of coarse it will be used and have issues here and there but i would get a used one over a 80k new body and then try to find work for it.

SVA_Concrete
05-19-2014, 09:44 PM
Bumping this thread back to the top,

Anyone have opinions on the Stone Slinger type trucks, we do a lot of concrete work (600 cu yd a month) and of course pump alot of that. slinging stone seems natural and maybe a bit cheaper than a telebelt.

One company around here had a truck ($100k) and sold it "for lack of work"

I am looking for a used truck/body, i would like advice on what to look for on the slinger bodys

Thanks

mxridernorth
05-19-2014, 11:06 PM
Slingers are everywhere here. I live in a town with less than half a million in the regional district and they're everywhere. A few of the large excavation companies have at least one slinger in their fleet and one company in town operates an entire fleet of slingers. There's even a couple of independents running around - always busy. Honestly they are so useful I'm not sure why they aren't utilized more everywhere? I use them for stone and topsoil. A good operator can paint a yard with topsoil so evenly that it barely needs touching with a rake. Basically, if I can get a slinger into the site, I'll always recommend a slinger vs. me trucking and then spreading with equipment.

The brand of slinger body that most use around here is Soil-King http://www.stonespreader.com/canam/ and you can read about them here: http://www.fgiltd.com/pdf/MPRSoilking.pdf

Here's a recent pic where I used one:
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meets1
05-20-2014, 12:32 AM
There is a company by us that uses a 4 x 4, all terrain indepentant self leveling wheels. Runs via remote with one guy holding the laser grade. Usually one guy filling hopper. I think more productive than the truck, but they come in with a low boy trailer, the rock shooter and small jd wheel loader. The there truck drivers come with needed amount of material and they load from there. They bought this used 3 years ago. They keep a two man crew busy with this setup, they say it cost around $350k used.

Mark Oomkes
05-20-2014, 07:47 AM
I have an acquaintance who had half a dozen of them around here. Then a couple other companies started up. Then the building market tanked. He also bought a live bottom trailer to feed the slinger so they're not running back and forth.

I think the work is there, people just need to realize how useful they can be.

mxridernorth
05-20-2014, 08:14 PM
There is a company by us that uses a 4 x 4, all terrain indepentant self leveling wheels. Runs via remote with one guy holding the laser grade. Usually one guy filling hopper. I think more productive than the truck, but they come in with a low boy trailer, the rock shooter and small jd wheel loader. The there truck drivers come with needed amount of material and they load from there. They bought this used 3 years ago. They keep a two man crew busy with this setup, they say it cost around $350k used.

I would think an setup like that is quite specific and limited in its usefulness. The benefit of truck mounted slinger is that it replaces the dump truck and necessary equipment on the delivery end.

KTM
05-20-2014, 10:59 PM
Couple guys around here were pretty successfull with the telebelts until the economy crashed. Both companies would use them for their own concrete company, then sub it out to others when they could. Both companies cut down on their crew size with the telebelts

w900snowman
05-21-2014, 07:34 AM
I don't know much about slinger rigs but I stumbled across this one this morning if your interested. First I've seen for sale in a while, at least around here. I can defiantly see where they could be useful.

http://appleton.craigslist.org/hvo/4479207115.html