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Oil pits

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by SLC LLC, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. SLC  LLC

    SLC LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    Does anyone have oil changing pits inside of their shops? If so - pros/cons or pictures????
  2. ArkansasLawns

    ArkansasLawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    One thing I would include would be a oil change- work under the truck- type bay area. Kind of like they have at the speedy oil change places where you just drive over the opening and don't have to jack up the truck.

    The one I saw was about 4 feet deep and 4 wide. The guy had 2 by 12's covering the hole,. There was a ledge inset so the 2x12 were even with the floor. Also had wire grate that fitted over the same hole. Was storage space when not being used.
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    I'm sorry. Oil changes just do NOT make up that much of our use time. I would much rather have the usable floor space. That's what jacks, stands, and lifts are for.

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