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Old 12-17-2006, 10:05 AM
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Nice Equipment. It looks like business must be going well. Keep up the good work.
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Old 12-17-2006, 03:46 PM
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Very nice equipment, and good luck to your business! How much did you pay for the stander, and how do you like it?
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Old 12-17-2006, 09:40 PM
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GLS, I noticed in your signature that you had a STIHL FS85 as well as a FS110RX. I was looking into purchasing one of these and have a few questions that I thought you might be able to help me out with...

1. how does the flex cable drive do on the FS-85 compared to the solid drive on the FS110RX? Any noticeable difference?
2. Does the FS85 seem to have enough power for everyday maint?

I would really like to purchase the FS85 because I just don't care for the 4-MIX trimmers. Let me know what your take is.

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Old 12-18-2006, 02:27 PM
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How much did you pay for that enclosed trailer?

GLS just wondering how you like the change from a open trailer to a enclosed trailer? i am in the same spot that you were in i have a 12 foot open and think i want to upgrade but dont think i want a open becuase i dont want to have to put the equipment in the shed every night.
1- do you think a 16 foot would be enough room for 2 John Derre ZTR?
2- what is the gas mileage with that enclosed?
3- is it hard on the blue chevy to pull that enclosed?
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Old 12-18-2006, 04:52 PM
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Nice stuff, my question is about the pro wings on your plow. Do they add any extra stress to the king pin and cylinders? Also how were they to install?
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:35 PM
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Hey scottsQLS I would like to look at/buy your trailer you have for sale,.
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Old 12-18-2006, 08:57 PM
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Thanks for the comments.


The Wright stander was around $4500 if I remember correctly. We love using it. It cuts great and it is very comfortable to use. I would recommend one to anybody. The only reason I would consider another walkbehind is if I had steep inclines to mow.



The fs85 actually has the solid shaft, I think it was the fs80 that had the flex in it. So I couldn't tell you what the difference is. I believe that there is a lifetime warranty on both types though.

The fs85 definately has plenty of power for normal use. We have several accounts that include trimming weeds/tall grass on steep slopes/ravines every month or every other month and it has ample power for that also. The 110 I do like better though. It is slightly heavier, but it has a lot more power, especially at the bottom end.



I am very pleased with the transition from an open to enclosed trailer. It is really nice to have everything inside and the ability to lock it up. The walls add so much room for miscellaneous tools. And best of all no unloading equipment at the end of the day.

I would think a 16' would hold 2 z's, just depends on what else you want to fit in there. Our trailer holds everything, but I wouldn't mind an extra 2' for stuff we don't always carry like spreader, fert, etc.

I really don't know what the fuel mileage with the enclosed is. It's all city driving for us and all I know is the mileage sucks. Enclosed doesn't really make a difference for us, it doesn't see the highway that often.

The blue truck pulls the enclosed fine. It is a bit sluggish going up hills but it does a descent job. The duramax tows it like nothing is back there.



The prowings don't seem to put any extra stress on the plow parts, at least I haven't seen any negative effects. They were fairly simple to install, a little tricky to get everything lined up. I do recommend replacing the rubber edge that comes with it with a polyurethane edge. It will hold up better. Wings are a great addition to a straight blade if you have to move the snow (rather than windrow) or want some extra width.
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:50 PM
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Hey I was wondering why you bought the Toro Proline? Did u trade the JX 75 in? Also What do u guys have planned in terms of buying next year? Thanks! -Mitch-
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:26 PM
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The JX75 was getting old and we were replacing a lot of parts. We also were looking for a better mulching mower (the proline mulches A LOT better than the jx75). We kept the jx75 as a backup mower. There were many times a backup mower would have been nice when the jx75 was the primary--cables broke, belt loose, etc..

Not sure what we'll buy next year. Hopefully we'll have a good winter to pay off some loans. Might be looking into a dingo next year. We'll just have to see how the season goes.
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:04 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GLS
The JX75 was getting old and we were replacing a lot of parts. We also were looking for a better mulching mower (the proline mulches A LOT better than the jx75). We kept the jx75 as a backup mower. There were many times a backup mower would have been nice when the jx75 was the primary--cables broke, belt loose, etc..

Not sure what we'll buy next year. Hopefully we'll have a good winter to pay off some loans. Might be looking into a dingo next year. We'll just have to see how the season goes.
Did you ever have problems with the transmission on your JX75? Mine is just about done for. I know mine will have to be fixed before next season.
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