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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    You guys all seem to be under the impression I don't know what a trailer can do, I own large 82"x16' trailers
    It is a " lets try it" idea. My objection is I don't have a objection I just have this. It was faster then going 75 miles to get a trailer for 1 mower.
    Even now I haul my mulch in my beds so I can back right up the driveway from the busy street or what ever and never need to worry about a wreck.
    My helper I don't feel safe with him pulling 16' trailer but a truck he is fine.
    ( he pulls one fine but backs like sh.... You get it.
    Mulch is not a major issue either way mulch is few and far between here more just cut the grass then add on work.
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  2. DXN1EL

    DXN1EL LawnSite Senior Member
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    Read it AGAIN
     
  3. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    It a 2002 single wheel 1 ton looks just like a 3/4 ton with 1 ton lugs in rear
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  4. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    Tell you what, you read it again yourself. You seem far more qualified providing a viable solution to the OP's thread.
    easy-lift guy
     
  5. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    As far as a lot of though and my mind is made up, I thought about it a few hours now and when I welded the gates on I would say I had made up my mind to do it yes. Can mowing be productive as set up
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  6. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    last question for me, will the mower even fit in the back of the pickup being a 52in deck and isn't the area between the wheel wells only 48 in..good luck to you
     
  7. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah the mower fits right in. Backed on the wheels fit up th the front edge of he wheel well, the deck stops when touching the back edge of the wheel well and when sitting in the truck it has 2" clearance from the gate when up. I could send a pic to a member here and he could possibly post it if he would , it was before I put the gate on showing th mower on and tail gate shut.
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  8. RodneyK

    RodneyK LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok. Moving on. Question with one 52" mower on some of larger properties (as you said up to one acre) is there enough for the second guy to do consistently throughout the season while guy one is mowing? Seems like non mowing guy will have things to do but maybe not enough to really be efficient consistently. Limitation may be only able to carry one mower. I understand you are full service at accounts with trimming, etc.

    No way a two man / one mower crew can mow as much as a two man/ two mower crew.
     
  9. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    same time 2 men standing on mowers can't weed beds durring the same time, that's a trade off indeed . Anything else guys?
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  10. RodneyK

    RodneyK LawnSite Senior Member
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    Keep us posted on how it works out. What will happen is non mowing guy will dick around trying to look busy half or more of the season while he could be cutting. Not all the time as there is stuff to do, I get that. You end up with really a 1.5 man crew. Maybe that is ok since you don't have to put another mower on a trailer that you don't want to get. I lived the one man crew out of a back of a truck. It is just not efficient. I also lived the two man/ two mower crew doing full service including bed maintenance weekly. Other mower and trailer was vital to being very efficient which meant probably 3-4 more properties a day.

    To add another crew on the cheap and easy of course it will work. Depends on your goals to determine how well it works in the end.
     

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