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Old 10-16-2011, 09:45 AM
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golf cart or gator platforms to assist with high hedge over 12ft

As my commercial accounts continue to increase i am finding hedges over 12 ft are slowing down my crew.

I am tring to find pictures or suggestions on what could replace the typical ladder. does anyone have any pictures or can direct me to a website that can convert an older golf cart to a moving platform?

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Old 10-16-2011, 09:55 AM
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What part of south fl you in? This is a good topic that I am interested in getting some answers for.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:27 AM
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I am in the boca/boynton/delray area and the majority of the hedges are ficus and well over 12 ft tall. they are currently trimmed by ladder, but I have seen a few companies that use an old vw tucked with a scafoling(sp)
welded in the back and they drive along the sidewalk.

I was hoping to copy this with a golf cart or gator.
I was hoping someone had some pictures of there set up or give me some pro's and con's
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:27 AM
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http://www.armlift.com/prods_p.htm Check out the patriot its a 23 foot aerial lift that mounts to utility vehicles like the gator might be just what you need why copy some one when you can surpass them.
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:42 AM
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We also have a lot of hedges that size, Oleanders and Ficus. We use an aluminum scaffold on wheels. This seems to be the best balance between speed and economics.
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:52 PM
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Anybody try anything like this? Dont know if it would be tall enough.

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=310351962924
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:57 PM
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This look's mighty handy. http://www.armlift.com/prods_p.htm I saw the little downriggers on the toro workman. Do you think it is stable? I wonder how much one cost's?
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:21 PM
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Aluminum scaffolding works well for really big jobs. It can be a pain to set up and take down though. Where I used to work we used 2 guys on these ladders with extended shaft trimmers. These ladders are great because they get you close to the hedge and are very stable.

http://www.wernerladder.com/newprods/ftp.php
I have an eight foot one now but I have used the twelve footers and love them. Much easier to use than my 12' stepladder. I am going to step up a 12' tripod next year.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:00 PM
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We also have a lot of hedges that size, Oleanders and Ficus. We use an aluminum scaffold on wheels. This seems to be the best balance between speed and economics.
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Is the scaffold adjustable meaning can it go up to higher heights and what does it run cost wise?
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:18 PM
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What about a camera cart, I know a guy here in Knoxville that has a bunch of these that his shop built. They go up to about 10' and are built on a chassis about the size of a golf cart. He uses them for football games and some nascar races but they could be stripped down of the camera wiring to be a trimming platform.
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