2014 Lawn care Trailer Truck Set Up Equipment Pictures Lawn Care

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  1. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
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    I could see backing up on the proslide being even easier because it is rigid....

    We had a guy that used to wear those heelies, you know the shoes with the rollers in the heals... And he would drag himself down the pavement and across driveways with them... They wouldn't work in the grass though....
     
  2. THORNTON SERVICES LLC

    THORNTON SERVICES LLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yea I try to buy the trailer stuff from Jarco they seem to sell quality stuff and have good service for the stuff they sell.
     
  3. THORNTON SERVICES LLC

    THORNTON SERVICES LLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    like orinick had stated the JD walks are basically Gravely Walk Behinds with a few minor differences , as for its performance no complaints it works fine and does a good job , I really like the loop handle design for actual mowing with the sulky , much better , but on really steep hills the pistol grips are better more tiresome but better control on the steep hills. I thought JD machines were nice , there price is just to high for what you get , I put a order in for snapper pro equipment , because a local dealer started carrying that line and he has good service and turn around times so as soon as equipment comes in next month I will post a pic of the new set up , these mowers pictured will be my back up machines. Man even though snow is money uggh can't wait till summer , by the end of winter I get so tired of plowing snow its not even funny. Anyhow Orinick what set up will you be running this year? Who are you dealing with since LH Jones went out of business and as far as I know nobody picked up the Gravely line locally did they?
     
  4. orinicklawncare

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    I will be running gravely 252, my pro walk 52 scag tiger cat 48 and my john deere wide area on my 18 or 12' trailers. Mope, and preston power sports will have gravely,I never really liked mope but have started a pretty good relationship with them this winter. I really didn't buy much big parts at lh jones I would get all mine on line and fix them myself much cheaper that way( and I wouldn't have to wait forever at lhjones.) I might buy another gravely zero this summer, we will see how it goes. Lynn is up at middletown now, The jd walk behinds are nice but for 1500 less I can have my red paint.
     
  5. orinicklawncare

    orinicklawncare LawnSite Member
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    Who are you buying the snapper from?
     
  6. THORNTON SERVICES LLC

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    Childs Feed in Kingwood , Randy is a good guy and snapper pro came with the best price out of all the local dealers , and they promise quick turnaround on maintenance etc , even though now that I will have back up mowers it will not be as important. Yea I went down and talked to Lynn last week at Middletown but there turn around for service is crazy long and like you said every price they gave me was a good bit higher than the other brands and on the zero turn wich in JD defense they have some pretty sweet options but it was about 3 to 5000 difference from snapper pro s200x but there is not a lot of options on the snapper pro line just the basic mower. They seem to have a nice cut though , at some point I hope to just deal with one dealer and not have to have a bunch of different stuff but for now we will see how the snapper pro's workout. The last time I stopped at preston power sports they only had husquavarna stuff , I will have check them out again , I was curios who would pick up the gravely line.
     
  7. Armsden&Son

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    I can't stand dealers that drag their feet man....

    I swear on my son's life there was a dealer I used to deal with right outside Boston that did EVERYTHING they could to get us in and out as quick as possible...

    They were amazing!

    I am interested to see how the snappers work for you.... I have heard good things and you can't argue with the price point....
     
  8. ducnut

    ducnut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a Bravo 12' V-nose with a 6" tube frame. There's no reason why you couldn't get a 14'-16' tandem built with the same frame. Get 5K torsion axles under it and you'll never have another problem. The most important things are to not buy cheap or out of sales lot inventory. Buy it right, buy it once.

    BTW, I have nothing new to show, for '14.
     
  9. THORNTON SERVICES LLC

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    Yea the dealer really makes a big difference , they even gave me a discount off the regular price for switching to there mowers , of course I think you should get a discount when you spend over 20,000 with someone :dizzy: but JD as much as I like there equipment was kinda like yea you get green rewards la la la la and was kinda like they really didn't care a whole lot so hopefully I made a good investment , I guess we will see this summer.:drinkup:
     
  10. THORNTON SERVICES LLC

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    Yea you kinda hit the nail on the head there it was a nice sunny day and my girl and I were out driving around taking a rare day off and we went by a trailer place and there it was nice and shinny and on clearance I had gotten quotes from the trailer dealer I normally deal with and the trailer was a couple thousand less than the quotes I had gotten from the normal dealer and at first glance I thought man this is perfect , and yea you probally know the rest , buy radial tires for it , overlay the floor , lol so yea its funny how we seem to learn the same lessons over and over again :hammerhead: don't buy cheap crap out of compulsion , lol regret it every time. Oh well its an ok storage unit that's portable :laugh:
     

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