Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #741  
Old 01-01-2014, 02:44 PM
SDLandscapes VT SDLandscapes VT is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Essex, VT
Posts: 574
For those inquiring about the Ditch Witch SK 650

We have one and we have 1500 ish hours on it. Very low maintenance commitments, rugged rugged machine

We have a hybrid light materials/grading bucket, the soil cultivator, a claw/rake grapple, forks, and a home made snow pusher.

We run the doors off of this machine and use it for a myriad of planting and grading jobs. We have a switch and go roll off which is a beautiful paring for the machine much like GLS's dump trailer.

He is not in any way overselling this machine
Reply With Quote
  #742  
Old 01-01-2014, 03:03 PM
GLS GLS is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Moline, IL
Posts: 1,132
SD - no employees, we are a 2-man operation. Just not ready tackle the headaches associated with employees.

We are predominately maintenance. I don't really keep track of the percentage, but I would say only 10% landscape install. We just don't have time to tackle many big projects. Obviously we need employees for that.

The miniskid was one of our best purchasing decisions. I won't go into all the benefits, but every landscaper should own one.

SD, your posts about the sk650 were very persuasive when we were researching the machine, DW should give you a discount for promoting them!



Here's yet another use of our miniskid. Picked up this used 810 about 6 hrs away. Pull the miniskid out of the garage (takes up little space) and offload it. 950#, no sweat.

__________________
Ryan

Lawn & Landscape Maintenance -- Landscape Installation -- Snow Management

Work / Equipment Thread
Reply With Quote
  #743  
Old 01-01-2014, 07:58 PM
94gt331's Avatar
94gt331 94gt331 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 962
Everything looks really awesome!
__________________
2006 Dodge 3500 dually cummins diesal
2004 Chevy 2500 HD dump insert
2003 Ford f350 lariet powerstorke Utility bed
1997 Ford F250
2010 John Deere 315 skidloader
44inch Toro Z-master
44inch Toro walk-behind
36inch Toro walk-behind
48inch Exmark Metro walk-behind
Stilh and husqavarna power equiptment
haulin 16 ft enclosed trailer for mowers
haulin 18 ft enclosed trailer for landscaping
Reply With Quote
  #744  
Old 01-01-2014, 08:45 PM
S-205's Avatar
S-205 S-205 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,165
Right now, which truck do you personally use the most? It appears to be the Cummins?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #745  
Old 01-01-2014, 09:02 PM
SDLandscapes VT SDLandscapes VT is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Essex, VT
Posts: 574
@GLS my Ditch Witch guy takes care of me.
Reply With Quote
  #746  
Old 01-01-2014, 09:05 PM
SDLandscapes VT SDLandscapes VT is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Essex, VT
Posts: 574
@GLS per your recommendation we went to rubbertrax with the hope that we could order those tracks like you have, except they were have quality issues and directed us to the factory "turf friendly" style. I m hoping that they get that issue sorted out so we can try the ones like you have...have you had a good experience?
Reply With Quote
  #747  
Old 01-02-2014, 03:12 PM
GLS GLS is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Moline, IL
Posts: 1,132
Quote:
Originally Posted by 94gt331 View Post
Everything looks really awesome!
Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by A.T.T. View Post
Right now, which truck do you personally use the most? It appears to be the Cummins?
The '08 cummins is my plow rig. It also is the primary lawn maintenance vehicle. The duramax is my brothers plow rig. Summertime it serves mostly as a landscape truck (towing dump trailer, etc.), and lawn apps. Wintertime they are 50/50. Summertime it's probably more like 60% cummins, 40% duramax.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SDLandscapes VT View Post
@GLS per your recommendation we went to rubbertrax with the hope that we could order those tracks like you have, except they were have quality issues and directed us to the factory "turf friendly" style. I m hoping that they get that issue sorted out so we can try the ones like you have...have you had a good experience?
Actually, we are using Prowler tracks, not rubbertrax. They are great so far. We haven't had any trouble, and they are very gentle on turf.

__________________
Ryan

Lawn & Landscape Maintenance -- Landscape Installation -- Snow Management

Work / Equipment Thread
Reply With Quote
  #748  
Old 01-02-2014, 03:27 PM
Barrett Landscaping Barrett Landscaping is online now
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 962
x2 on the prowler tracks. I use them on my vermeer s600tx and i really only need to plywood areas where I am turning unless I am going back and fourth alot. they are alot smoother on concrete as well IMO.
Reply With Quote
  #749  
Old 01-02-2014, 08:35 PM
Kennedy Landscaping's Avatar
Kennedy Landscaping Kennedy Landscaping is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: El Dorado Kansas
Posts: 5,607
Looking good here! Glad to see you've got some snow to shove around. I sure would love to have one of those mini skids.
__________________
Kennedy Landscaping


1994 F-150 XLT 4X4 8' Uni-Mount
1995 7.3L F-250 XLT 4X4 9' Uni-Mount & Pro Flo Spreader
2009 7x14 Trailmaster
2003 7x18 Trailmaster

48" Walker MT GHS
36" Walker MC GHS
48" John Deere Hydro W/B
21" Husqvarna XT7
Stihl KM-90 W/ FS-KM
Stihl FS-85R Trimmer
Stihl FC-95 Stick Edger
Stihl BR-550&600 Backpack Blower
Stihl BG-86 Handheld Blower
Stihl HS-45 Hedge Trimmers
Snapper Commercial Power Rake/Slit Seeder
Ryan Aerator
Husqvarna 235 Chainsaw 16" Bar
Reply With Quote
  #750  
Old 01-02-2014, 09:14 PM
SDLandscapes VT SDLandscapes VT is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Essex, VT
Posts: 574
Just FYI--mini skid does not move snow well in a pushing capacity--blower or broom different story, but pushing not so much
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 11:56 PM.

Page generated in 0.07557 seconds with 8 queries