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Old 07-23-2014, 03:15 PM
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what are the rates like on the skids?
272 is $437 for 5 years and the 242 is $406 for 5 years. 500hr per year limit. Both have a power train warranty for the length of the lease.
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:40 AM
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Our new leaf loader was delivered the other day. We were able to save a few hundred dollars by ordering it now.
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:42 AM
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Not a great picture but here is a new retaining wall/planter/front courtyard that was finished a couple weeks ago.
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:54 AM
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Our new leaf loader was delivered the other day. We were able to save a few hundred dollars by ordering it now.
Is that a 10" or 12" intake? Any reason you chose little wonder?
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:34 AM
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It is a 14" hose for the intake. It's a 27HP motor.
Went with the little wonder because price and dealer support. We buy most of our stuff from Waconia farm supply and it is what they sell.
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:38 AM
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Just finished your thread. Great work and amazing fleet! Congrats!
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:54 AM
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:19 PM
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Thanks.

Here is a project the guys finished today. Nothing exciting but some of the homeowners in this association wanted to move the landscape out around the decks and some small retaining walls. Hard to see but put this small wall in for 3 of the units.

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Old 08-10-2014, 03:20 PM
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How do yo like that 550 with the hook? I've seen a couple trucks similar to that around here being operated by a hauling company and a pole barn contractor. Haven't seen one in use yet as you use yours. I think it would make life a whole lot easier. What size boxes do you have for it? I really like that setup and would like to move in that direction in the next couple of years.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:05 AM
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How do yo like that 550 with the hook? I've seen a couple trucks similar to that around here being operated by a hauling company and a pole barn contractor. Haven't seen one in use yet as you use yours. I think it would make life a whole lot easier. What size boxes do you have for it? I really like that setup and would like to move in that direction in the next couple of years.
We were searching for a 550 a few years ago and this was the best deal. IT just happen to have a hook. Now that we have it I would never go back. It has given us the ability to have one truck replace 2 or 3. At the very least it made it so we were able to have a truck fit each situation better. It does cut payload a bit but not a ton on this size truck. GVWR is 19k I believe and the trucks weighs between 11-12k depending on box and such. Our other 550 (standard contractor dump) same GVWR and weighs 10-11k.
For boxes we have a 10 yard dumpster, a 20 yard dumpster for leaves and such, a 12ft contractor box, and a 10ft contractor box with a tailgate salter used only for salt.
We are currently building a flatbed also.
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