Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #41  
Old 09-04-2013, 12:27 PM
Exact Rototilling's Avatar
Exact Rototilling Exact Rototilling is online now
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Zone: 5B
Posts: 4,863
Quote:
Originally Posted by ncpete View Post
someone mentioned the Tailgators, where do I find them? Saw the video for tailgatoraccessories, but can't find them, or tailgators on the web?
http://www.tailgateramps.com Not sure if these folks are still in business but in the past this is were I found them. I have an aluminum flat bed UteLtd.com bed going on a Tacoma 4x4 short bed and I flat out need a low hassle fest quick and safe way to load and unload even side load equipment.

All options are on the table. I'm leaning towards the drop in track big boy motorcycle ramps over at discount ramps.
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 09-04-2013, 12:34 PM
Exact Rototilling's Avatar
Exact Rototilling Exact Rototilling is online now
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Zone: 5B
Posts: 4,863
Quote:
Originally Posted by ncpete View Post
someone mentioned the Tailgators, where do I find them? Saw the video for tailgatoraccessories, but can't find them, or tailgators on the web?
http://www.tailgateramps.com

Old thread from a member who had one for sale.
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=234943
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 09-04-2013, 02:16 PM
ncpete ncpete is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Hope Mills, NC
Posts: 280
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exact Rototilling View Post
http://www.tailgateramps.com

Old thread from a member who had one for sale.
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=234943

thank you! someone needs to work on their SEO, and I need to work on my spelling. Simply making it "gator" put me in the entirely wrong area.
__________________
TroyBilt 21"
Ryobi 720r
Husqvarna 350bt
Gravely ST622
Poulan Pro PP5020AV
and other stuff I forget now!

currently shopping:
ExMark Metro 48
ExMark Commercial 30
Ford F250
Ariens edger.

the bottom list should maybe get shorter, while the top gets longer, but I know there will always be more stuff!
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 09-04-2013, 08:48 PM
jrs.landscaping's Avatar
jrs.landscaping jrs.landscaping is online now
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Maine
Posts: 2,406
Quote:
Originally Posted by Valk View Post
What did you think of your demo?
I loved it, it just wasn't economical to purchase after running the numbers. I really like the truck setups with the 32"-36" WB/Standers, if we had another 1.5 days worth of work we could set up a one man crew with a setup like in the pictures. For right now there isn't enough work to pay for the truck/machine setup.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 09-05-2013, 12:47 AM
Rcgm Rcgm is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Indiana
Posts: 301
Thinking about purchasing a Exmark 30. I have been in business for 20 years and a member here for 13. Floors me that people still think you need a ztr and trailers to make money. I run 2 Wright standers 36 inch and 2 push mowers. Been doing it for years. How do you like the Exmark 30?
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 09-05-2013, 07:23 PM
newguy123 newguy123 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,051
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rcgm View Post
Thinking about purchasing a Exmark 30. I have been in business for 20 years and a member here for 13. Floors me that people still think you need a ztr and trailers to make money. I run 2 Wright standers 36 inch and 2 push mowers. Been doing it for years. How do you like the Exmark 30?
Awesome! Do you have any pics of your set-up? What are you hauling the two 36"s in?
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 09-05-2013, 11:58 PM
Liberty Lawnworks's Avatar
Liberty Lawnworks Liberty Lawnworks is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Delaware, OH
Posts: 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rcgm View Post
Thinking about purchasing a Exmark 30. I have been in business for 20 years and a member here for 13. Floors me that people still think you need a ztr and trailers to make money. I run 2 Wright standers 36 inch and 2 push mowers. Been doing it for years. How do you like the Exmark 30?
These are the people who cry about charging less than $60 for a 5,000 square foot lawn. Maybe if you weren't using a $12,000 mower to tear up a lawn that would be better served with a $1500 30-inch or heck, even a 21", you could be more competitive. I have a few small properties that I use either push or self-propelled 2-cycle Lawn-Boys on that I bought off of Craig's List for $30. After cleaning the carb, throwing on a new blade, filter, and plug, I can have that mower paid off in a few lawns and have a machine that is going to run for a decade or longer with minor maintenance.
__________________
Marc

Liberty Lawnworks, LLC

"Don't be so busy making a living that you don't have time to make a life."
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 09-06-2013, 02:10 PM
JDGlandscape's Avatar
JDGlandscape JDGlandscape is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 415
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rcgm View Post
Thinking about purchasing a Exmark 30. I have been in business for 20 years and a member here for 13. Floors me that people still think you need a ztr and trailers to make money. I run 2 Wright standers 36 inch and 2 push mowers. Been doing it for years. How do you like the Exmark 30?
it all depends on your lawns and area that you are in. in more city or suburban areas that is what i would run too, but where i am all the lawns are large and spread out. my average lawn takes me 45 minutes to mow with my 60" mower. would you like to do those with tiny mowers? you would have to drop half of my accounts because there isnt enough time in a week.

as far as using large equipment on smaller lawns, yeah i do that but only on a few. i have mostly large lawns and then a couple that are smaller, but i am not going to go out and buy a 36 walk behind for the 2% of my accounts
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 09-06-2013, 02:47 PM
grassmonkey0311's Avatar
grassmonkey0311 grassmonkey0311 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: MD/NC
Posts: 681
Quote:
Originally Posted by Liberty Lawnworks View Post
These are the people who cry about charging less than $60 for a 5,000 square foot lawn. Maybe if you weren't using a $12,000 mower to tear up a lawn that would be better served with a $1500 30-inch or heck, even a 21", you could be more competitive. I have a few small properties that I use either push or self-propelled 2-cycle Lawn-Boys on that I bought off of Craig's List for $30. After cleaning the carb, throwing on a new blade, filter, and plug, I can have that mower paid off in a few lawns and have a machine that is going to run for a decade or longer with minor maintenance.
I opted for the push mower route for this ^^^^^ reason.
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 05-11-2014, 01:09 AM
milkie62 milkie62 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: upstate NY
Posts: 814
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbljack View Post
LOL...well said sir! Another hack solo operator here running mainly my exmark 30. I aint doing that many a week, but definitely have enough to keep me busy as a part timer

Guys that cut grass for a living do not like us part-timers taking jobs away.I needed a way to help offset the cost of my Ferris 3100z which I spent $12.5k
on.What better way than to become a profession part-time grass cutter.I do not want all the extra jobs,the full-time pros can have the spraying and weeding jobs.I just wanna mow,blow and go.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:33 AM.

Page generated in 0.08243 seconds with 10 queries