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Old 01-23-2013, 06:16 PM
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Who cuts with just a pick-up truck?

Just wondering how many people operate out of the back of a pick-up truck? I do, but I am a small one man operation, doing strictly small residential houses. It fits everything I need, 2 mowers, trimmer, hand held blower, backpack blower, 2 gas cans, hand tools, hedge trimmer, garbage pale, and other various implements in a small toolbox and a wooden ramp, kind in mind I have a 8ft bed.. I do own a trailer and use it for gardening jobs/mulch/soil/topdressing/stone,etc. If anyone has any pictures I would like to see your configurations, sorry I didn't take any this year. I also bought a trimmer and blower rack so next year I will have more room, hoping to get the turfmaster. Sorry to ramble, it happens.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:55 PM
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I operate "just out of the truck bed". Using a 2000 Ford F150 with a standard length bed. I think it's a 6 ft bed. In the back of the truck is one mower, one commercial grade wheeled trash bin, 2 backpack sprayers, 2 gas cans, one backpack blower, chemical locker, a Stihl HL100 articulating hedge trimmer, one line trimmer, mower ramp, and an assortment of rakes, shovels and other various hand tools. I'd post a picture of my setup, but I just got done unloading everything.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:36 PM
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I operate "just out of the truck bed". Using a 2000 Ford F150 with a standard length bed. I think it's a 6 ft bed. In the back of the truck is one mower, one commercial grade wheeled trash bin, 2 backpack sprayers, 2 gas cans, one backpack blower, chemical locker, a Stihl HL100 articulating hedge trimmer, one line trimmer, mower ramp, and an assortment of rakes, shovels and other various hand tools. I'd post a picture of my setup, but I just got done unloading everything.
What do you use the 2 backpack sprayers for?
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:25 PM
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What do you use the 2 backpack sprayers for?
Am thinking he might just use 1 for killing weeds in flower beds and another 1 for spraying grass.
I do that too

i started with a 97 dodge dakota v8 magnum 13 mpg highway and 10 city.
I built a stake rack if any one interested i can post pics

I now run a 90 isuzu 4 cyl turbo 14ft box truck. 17 mpg avg.

i bought the box truck for 2400 cash. it was the best deal i ever gotten
i have pics too am a noob here
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:02 PM
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If you have small yards and dont have to hall anything off thats what Id do.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:28 PM
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It has worked well for me personally, occasionally I would fill a couple yard waste bags or dump some stuff a a couple places that had ravines and stuff. I thought I might be the only one that doesnt haul a trailer everyday. Eventually Im sure I will but for the niche I cut, probably not. I also have a newer well organized truck, not a hill-billy rust bucket, lol.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:30 PM
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I have multiple crews and will definitely have someone driving around with a pickup truck only and a push mower setup with blowers. Can knock out a $30 lawn in 20-30 minutes. That is almost $60/hr billable for very little large expense. Gotta get routes close. Some lawns take longer to get the machines running then to cut the grass ~5-10 minutes top, some areas are hard to park truck and trailer.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:10 PM
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I did

When I started in this industry I started out of a 1989 Ford Ranger. Used that for 5 years until I bought my first trailer then grew into multi trucks and trailers. To me its a great way to start and keep a low overhead. If you have small yards its a great way to be more profitable.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:30 PM
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Hey, just down the road from you. This is how we set up our truck. Great for Snow Blowers in the winter too.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:38 PM
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Who cuts with just a pick-up truck?

I work out of the back of my truck.... My Isuzu box truck..
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