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mbella
03-15-2005, 10:13 PM
What truck and trailer do you guys have for your hardscape crews. Last year was my first year and I really didn't have a truck and trailer designated for hardscaping. This year, I'm thinking of going with an 15,000 lb GVW mason dump and a 14' enclosed trailer.

cgland
03-15-2005, 10:33 PM
We have 2 trucks designated for the hardscape crew. We have a 2001 Chevy 3500hd (15,000 gvw) dump and a 2004 GMC 4500 (17,500 gvw)dump. The 4500 pulls the skidder and the 3500hd pulls our 14 ft enclosed. If you can have at least 2 trucks on a site it makes things alot easier.

Chris

mbella
03-15-2005, 10:36 PM
Not all of us have as much of the green stuff as you. I saw your rigs. Maybe someday???.

For now, I'm looking for another one in the weeds.

bigviclbi
03-15-2005, 11:41 PM
Yeah I definately need an f-450. We use a dump trailer that can haul 4 tons, but it's hell on our trucks pulling it. There was a great deal on ebay for an f-450 but I need to get busy again before I go throwing $$ around. We start our first job of the season Friday and I'm almost booked through mid-may.

jreiff
03-16-2005, 12:15 AM
We have a Ford L9000 dump truck and an International dump truck that goes with the landscaping/hardscaping crew. Each can pull a bobcat if needed, or we have a ford F 450 that pulls the bobcat. We have all of our tools in a Cube van. Work out pretty good. Van has every tool possible that we need for any landscape/ hardscape job.

cgland
03-16-2005, 05:00 PM
payup :p :help:

If, by green stuff you mean the trees that were made into paper that the bank gave us to sign, then yes we have a TON of green stuff.

Chris

vntgrcr
03-16-2005, 07:55 PM
payup :p :help:

If, by green stuff you mean the trees that were made into paper that the bank gave us to sign, then yes we have a TON of green stuff.

Chris
Touche'! the "paper" I have spent in the last 2mos makes me stay awake at night, 2000 Bobcat 331 excavator, 2003 CAT 257, 1995 Isuzu Cabover, 2005 18' equip trailer! Very scary but must be done to stay in business. Keep on, keepin on
David

LawnsRUsInc.
03-24-2005, 10:55 AM
We use a 3500 diesel Dump and a skid loader and trailer. Total cost $65,000. We will be switching to isuzu cabovers though the price of the truck is less than the trucks higher gvw and i can put a skid loader on top of it.

neversatisfiedj
03-24-2005, 02:49 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4536826366&fromMakeTrack=true

LawnsRUsInc.
03-24-2005, 06:24 PM
Yea with a 10 cyl i heard from people that own them they are worthless. Also a 99 with 75,000 miles on it for $18k. I just bought one similar with 25k miles 4x4 dump diesel for $19k.

MidAtlantic
03-27-2005, 06:32 PM
Our hardscape crews use Hino FB's with 14' dump bodies uprated to 24000gvw. Have a derated f-750 with a 16' compsite body ordered for heavier loads.

D Felix
04-02-2005, 08:49 AM
We don't have a specific "hardscape" crew yet, but hope to have one that specializes in it a little more in the next couple of years. For now, we have (are getting anyway, should be here in a month or so) an F-550 with an 11' bed (Henderson), tool storage between the bed and cab, side lift, etc, etc, GVWR of 19k.

Plans call for a heavier truck in a couple of years to do more of the hardscaping work with, and also a piece of heavier equipment. Unsure at this point what that will consist of; it'll either be a skidsteer, articulated loader or a mini-ex....


Dan