View Full Version : Transportation on commercial sites

10-27-2004, 10:54 PM
Wow, I just picked up my 1st commercial account..

Boy, this is a change from residential work due to the fact that you must walk far, far to get work done...

Anyhow, I just went to my dealer today and I saw a mini-golf cart / riding mower for sale for $500...

I picked this up immediately because I knew this would come in handy for this account and more accounts to come..

Anyways, what do you guys out there use for transportation within the same commercial account?

You guys just drop off all the tools/equipment in one spot and then get the guys to pickup and do their job or do you have golfcarts as well?

10-27-2004, 11:00 PM
I ride the mower around and make everyone else walk.

10-27-2004, 11:04 PM
I do all the trimming first. You're going to have to walk it anyways. The only thing that does suck, is when you're walking 1-2 blocks back to get to the gas can. Even then, it SHOULD only be a 1 way walk, since you can drive the truck back to where you were and finish up.

The only time that this happens to me, is when I'm trimming one school I do, about 80 acres of turf, with about 2 miles of chainlink fencing. The Wal-Marts that I do, along with the other commercial properties, just grab the trimmer, and start walking the properties. If you do them all in a pattern, so you're not skipping areas and walking back to them, you're really not walking all that much.

The golfcart / riding mower isn't going to do you anything, unless you only have 1 tree every 1000'. Anything closer than that, you're going to trim stuff, then walk back to the riding unit to drive it to the next place, to trim for a while, to walk back to it.

You're going to be covering the same turf more than once. Not efficient.

10-27-2004, 11:04 PM
Good God man, how big is the account?

10-27-2004, 11:11 PM

LOL, well I dont know what big is to you but its not that big..

I just couldn't pass up this offer, lol :p

takes a few mins of walking from place to another.. it has like 3 sections. probably 2-3 acres?

10-27-2004, 11:18 PM

LOL, well I dont know what big is to you but its not that big..

I just couldn't pass up this offer, lol :p

takes a few mins of walking from place to another.. it has like 3 sections. probably 2-3 acres?

Um..... my front yard is that big. It's gotta be bigger than that. I'll give you 5-6 acres, but even at that, you're going to find out it's just as easy to walk.

I agree though, for $500, you need to increase your cylinder index.

10-27-2004, 11:21 PM
Well, I'm sure it will come in handy later on anyways when I pick up larger accounts that require a lot of walking and picking up equipment lol..

10-27-2004, 11:47 PM
when i had bigger accounts, i have 2 fourwheelers with equipment mounts we used to use till the guys thought it would be funny one day to race up and down the neighborhood (homeowneres LOVED that) lol i guess i should have put a governer on the 650, he was clocked at 50+.... i mainly do home owners now

10-27-2004, 11:53 PM

What can ya do?

10-27-2004, 11:59 PM
Can you post a pic? Sounds interesting.

10-28-2004, 12:05 AM
I'll post one when I pick it up this week..

Its a cool little machine, lol...

Shadetree Ltd
10-28-2004, 02:15 AM
Sounds like a good buy, but I don't think it is needed on a site that small. We have a 12 acres, 18 acres and a 25 acre site and have no need for a utility vehicle. I am looking into am/fm earmuffs with the two way radio input though. It sucks trying to find up to eight people when it is lunch.


10-28-2004, 02:21 AM
Yes, it must suck finding 8 people lol.

25 acres out in surrey? What is that a freaking City of surrey park?

Shadetree Ltd
10-28-2004, 02:25 AM
25 acres is industrial in Langley, the 18 is in Surrey with 300 units (150 townhomes and 150 apartments)


10-28-2004, 09:54 AM
there is a company that makes racks for gator type vehicles and utility vehicles. Those would come in handy for those big commercials.

10-28-2004, 10:25 AM
If you get a walker and you put a mulching or sd deck on it, you can use the hopper to carry stuff around in. Works pretty good.

10-28-2004, 11:58 AM
We've got HOA's that cover 6-8 acres and we don't need golf carts.However, if landscaping ever takes a dump on you, you're alrady set to take up golf.<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZSXXXXXX44US' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/18/18_12_5.gif' border=0></a>

Eric 1
10-28-2004, 01:01 PM

Were did you get an 80'' Dixie Chopper? I was not aware they made them bigger than 72''.

10-28-2004, 06:36 PM
http://Trimmer rack

11-07-2004, 12:16 AM
Here's my mini mower and golf cart... You'll see my new cruiser in a fe wmonths, I'm going to get it lettered, re-painted and there will be a rear hopper installed..

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: