Anyone using a LeeBoy 7000

Discussion in 'Seal Coating Forum' started by joesauers, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. joesauers

    joesauers LawnSite Member
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    I may be going to look at a 2004 leeboy 7000 in the near future. Just looking for feedback on this machine. I will be using it mainly for driveways and small parking lots. Is it too big for residential work? Any thoughts are appreciated.

    Joe
     
  2. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
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    we've got a 7000 and a 8816 where i work here in the winter i'll ask details next week when i get back from christmas break
     
  3. joesauers

    joesauers LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for looking into it, i'm anxious to hear what your crew's thoughts are. Have a good holiday.
     
  4. Pave_A_Lot

    Pave_A_Lot LawnSite Member
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    The only thing i can say about the 7000 is its AWESOME we woulden't have any other than Leeboy now.
     
  5. joesauers

    joesauers LawnSite Member
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    Pave-a-lot, thanks for the reply. Do you use it for residential and commercial, or is the 7000 too big for residential. How about that BOMAG paver you have? I remember one of your posts on lawn site I believe that you were looking into getting into lawn maintenance also. We do both landscaping and paving, and can tell you that paving is more profitable for us personally. Did you decide to take the jump into landscaping?
     
  6. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
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    we use the 7000 mostly for driveways and patchwork on parking lots
    it is more maneuverable than the 8816 as the controls on it are too touchy but the 7000 requires a propane bottle for the heater
    that's kinda inconvenient
    the 7000 is about 12,000 lbs,
    a heavy dump truck makes things a little trickier
    all of the trucks we have now
    are 62,000 GVW loaded w/ 18-19 tons of hot mix
    btw: we normally use #2 surface asphalt

    i'll get back to you with more
     
  7. joesauers

    joesauers LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the info. Why do you say it gets tricky with a heavy truck? Are you implying not being able to dump the whole load in at once?
     
  8. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
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    the 7000 isn't heavy enough to push the truck up very much of a grade
     
  9. joesauers

    joesauers LawnSite Member
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    Ok, makes sense.
     
  10. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
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    pm me i'll explain more
     

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