Anyone used a SEGWAY to deliver FLYERS?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by CrazyBlonde, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
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    I dont know how well it would work but it definitely sounds fun.
     
  2. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    if you think about it, what battery has every lasted as long a people think they should? cell phones....PDA's, laptops, toys, ect....never last as long as we would want/expect them to...:)
     
  3. CrazyBlonde

    CrazyBlonde LawnSite Member
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    Marc, is the university using them at all? If so, Any input from them? Thanks much!
     
  4. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    one of the project managers has one, and he uses it a few times a month. but our campus isn't that big 114 acres...

    they di have a segway tour service in dc..
    http://www.capitalsegway.com/tours?gclid=CIrH86_ug6ACFSFy5QodfzBklA

    ive never done it...and the segway does look like a neat ride...but you still end up looking like some silicon valley techno weenie while riding it...
     
  5. CrazyBlonde

    CrazyBlonde LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the link, Marc. I WILL NOT look like a weenie! Only the guys do!:dancing:
     
  6. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
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    I have an X2 Segway. I use to spray large industrial/commercial accounts. I don't care what I look like riding it....it gets a lot of work done with it. Had it for 2 years now and would be lost without it. Saves huge amounts of time. All I can say about it.
     
  7. CrazyBlonde

    CrazyBlonde LawnSite Member
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    Morturf, THANK YOU! I'm so glad someone who has one responded. Do you think it would work out for delivering flyers door to door? I will park it in the driveway and walk up. What do you think?
     
  8. AdamChrap

    AdamChrap LawnSite Senior Member
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    You use it to spray!? I need pictures! Do you use a backpack sprayer or have some kind of rig?
     
  9. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
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    They don't just park....sort of have mind of their own when left and they take a bit to spin back up.....but you can figure it out. I let it rest against something so it won't wonder off.

    I use a backpack to spray. Works well and I like it. Sorry no pictures and none too soon due the the crappy weather. Thanks
     
  10. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
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    why would you want to spend 4k just to pass out flyers?
     

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