Thanks for the comments guys. The benefits of a stander are all over this site. Which is the reason I was even turned on to them in the first place. Basically, they take up less room on the trailer, they are fast and nimble, you can get off and on very easily, you can see very well what your cutting when your on them, and it takes the stress off your back and lets your legs do the absorbing when riding around.
DLAWNS, your review thread of the scag was very insightful. Helped in my decision as well.
Grassman, no lie, the truck cost me less than a night out drinking. I did not know that at first, and I sort of had passed on it before asking the "How much is it" question..but when asked again a few days later if I wanted the truck, and that I could pretty much.."have it"..I went back over and the deal was made. The previous owner is 92 years old. Definately does not need it and his family members didnt want it either since they have their own dump trucks and did not want to pay insurance for it once it ran up in June. It was luck on my behalf to end up with it, especially for as little as I paid.
NewJerseyLandscaping, I have been part time for about 2 years. Last year I really got busy with working after work and on weekends. Almost every weekend really. Ive been landscaping for the same company about 8 years full time. And for those wondering yes I have insurance. I am not the lowballer, under the table guy.
MikeRi, I work in West Seneca, Cheektowaga, & Elma and I have some jobs lined up for spring in Lancaster and Amherst. But West Seneca & Cheektowaga mostly.
I plan to get more official this year, letter my trucks, beef up on the tools and get organized. So far no advertising. All word of mouth. I get alot of people coming to me as far as getting work goes. One job usually leads to many more for the same person, or doing work for someone that person knows. Plus everbody knows what I do, so its usually me they come to when they want something done. Asking for my advice can easily turn in to "do you want to just do it and we'll pay you". I pretty much have to work after work a couple times a week, and every weekend if I have it in me. Its tiresome but satisfying.
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