Mowing from a truck bed help

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 35DollarLawns, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Come again? What loading unloading? What?
    I am confused what do you picture I am doing?
    Please explain. Thanks .

    I have never brought a mower to do mulch and that is all I would be unloading?
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  2. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    whenever is mulch completely dry? That would be a lot of weight in the truck. I agree with easy-lift guy, get a trailer.
     
  3. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have no doubts if grass was bagged everyone here would be in trouble. I own walker and a half dozen mowers for this truck it is 1 mower and bagging grass is not needed period here, not me but no one bags grass. My walker dumps maybe 50 dumps of grass a year and then leaves is 100s but this crew is not bagging.
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  4. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    I did miss the part about a small trailer to carry your walk behind, sorry. Not really sure how big your trailer is for your walk behind mower?. In spite of the fact that you have a trailer for your walk behind, size unknown I believe having
    more room would be better for you.
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  5. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would guess it to be dry sitting in my shed for a season? I hauled mulch plenty this year without issues thanks though, I don't use half ton trucks or toyotas. What else is there?
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  6. DXN1EL

    DXN1EL LawnSite Senior Member
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    Are you giving advice without reading post one? :hammerhead:
     
  7. RodneyK

    RodneyK LawnSite Senior Member
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    It sounds like you already have your mind made up that this will work for quite some time. Not really even sure what the question is. You can make anything work. I used to work out of a truck bed too. Need ten yards of mulch? Make five trips!

    I then upgraded to a HUGE 6' by 10' trailer and became way more efficient. Biggest mistake there was not going to the 7' by 16' that I have now.

    Guys are here telling you to get a trailer, I say the same. We aren't in trailer sales. We are telling you this for a reason. Buy a used one, if it doesn't work sell it.

    What is your objection to a trailer? You just don't think you need it? Storage? You can do so much more with one.
     
  8. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    what kind of truck did you get?
     
  9. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    What kind of Limitation when mowing will I have , will 1 52" mow several yards a week the size I posted? How many a week would be normal ? I ask because I never have ran 1 single mower on properties.
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  10. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    I reread the OP's first thread, missed the part about a trailer for his walk behind mower. The OP should buy a trailer big enough to handle work in the present and for future growth of his business.
    easy-lift guy
     

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