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Old 04-02-2014, 05:49 PM
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Quite the operation you have!
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:43 PM
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Very nice equipment!! Love the new crew cab Chevy on the first page and all the rest of the trucks!!! Just wondering how long you keep trucks and mowers? Is it based on years or mileage or hours for mowers. Not trying to hijack you thread, but for you and the readers check out http://www.meangreenproducts.com/ and http://coreoutdoorpower.com/. These guys make commercial lithium ion mowers and cordless hand tools that run of batteries for professionals in mind. For a size company you are this would really cut fuel costs for you. I could only imagine how expensive that is. Plus its a way to get more businesses because people will get attracted to the eco friendly part! Plus they make less noise and don't pollute! Have a good day!
Electric powered mowers are coming along but, they still can not compete with the production of the gas. With the size jobs we do, I would be crazy to switch to electric. Perhaps will work well for small residential work.

It will be interesting to see what we will be using in 20 years.
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:08 PM
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Electric powered mowers are coming along but, they still can not compete with the production of the gas. With the size jobs we do, I would be crazy to switch to electric. Perhaps will work well for small residential work.

It will be interesting to see what we will be using in 20 years.
Ya, For Residential work their great! They run like 6 hours on a charge, sometimes is not enough for those big jobs like apartments and huge HOA's. It should be interesting in 20 years, if only you could plug them in on the trailer between jobs or have long lasting batteries!
I don't think you said but how long does a truck and mower last in your fleet, is it by mileage or years? Just wondering
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:45 PM
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Ya, For Residential work their great! They run like 6 hours on a charge, sometimes is not enough for those big jobs like apartments and huge HOA's. It should be interesting in 20 years, if only you could plug them in on the trailer between jobs or have long lasting batteries!
I don't think you said but how long does a truck and mower last in your fleet, is it by mileage or years? Just wondering
Depends. Mowers from 3000 to 4000 hours. Trucks 200,000 miles or 12 years..
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:07 PM
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:58 PM
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Is that Chevy with the bark blower 4x4? 5500 i think it was if i remember right been looking for one for a while now
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:21 PM
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How do you load the blower at your sites. Just have a skidsteer there to load it? Assuming most of the sites you do are large.
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:43 PM
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How do you load the blower at your sites. Just have a skidsteer there to load it? Assuming most of the sites you do are large.
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Idk about him but we used to push it off the truck into hopper. The front would fold down and you can just push it off.

His machine looks bigger than the one we had so I'm not sure
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:38 PM
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I'd kill for that 5500 and bark blower setup! Happy Easter Landscraper!
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:46 PM
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Idk about him but we used to push it off the truck into hopper. The front would fold down and you can just push it off.

His machine looks bigger than the one we had so I'm not sure
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Yours was the same as his if the front folded down. A 302 is the only one that does that. He has custom built sides on it though making it look larger
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