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An Idea who's time has come

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Ric, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,376

    I did give the pictured rig an A for being creative. Business is not what it use to be in Venice say 20 years ago. I have had to adjust my types of services offered but I don't believe I could ever be a mow and go knowing there is so much more that can be done
    before I can say the job is done.
    easy-lift guy
  2. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    It's called have a specialty rig. You can have two or three of these and one full service rig for the perodic services. That would be my plan.
  3. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,376

    I like that plan. Like having a mowing and pruning division.
    easy-lift guy
  4. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    Moving that direction as fast as I can. Again, I would not send this rig to a large commercial account either. I would like a box truck.

    The truck trailer rig is around 40 feet long. I could back up 2 NPR's in the same space in the shop.
  5. Del9175

    Del9175 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    I have a 2010 350 dually with this set up. Their are quite a few fabrication shops that are building these.
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  6. Johnagain

    Johnagain LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 381

    If you had a dually with the inner tires removed then you could get a wider deck mounted on the frame that would sit much lower than one mounted above the tires. Lower to the ground could use a shorter gate and possibly make the bed longer to get 2 ztr's turned sideways.
  7. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,939

    Stupid rig....
  8. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    I agree this one is not the best set up but I have seen similar designs with good layouts. I do not think they are putting Z on them but 36" WB too.

    Some cages and tool rakes as well would go a long ways. If you put some stakes on the sides you could deliver some mulch or rock with it was well like a stake truck.

    I see a lot of stake trucks and flat beds in the NE.
  9. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,956

    Look who is talking.

    I never said this particular rig was A 1. I only post the picture as a sample of what could be done. I don't cut grass or trimm Green bushes, Only hairy ones. So this rig wouldn't work for me.

  10. mjlcare2

    mjlcare2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 200

    Not for me or my company but to each his own.. Too bad he doesn't put a little effort into the appearance of his equipment/truck.. having a nice clean rig goes a long way with your customers.

    somebody said something about taking the inner tires off the dually.. why buy the dually then.. blah blah blah.. more width for a bed.. you gotta have something in there otherwise it will be a single tire unit just like the non dually

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