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polecat lift

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CHUCK'SLAWN, Apr 29, 2004.


    CHUCK'SLAWN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 81

    Does anyone own or have rented a trailer mounted bucket man-lift for trimming trees. I was thinking about getting one for trimming palm trees. seems to be alot of work in south Florida trimming palms.
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    in CT you need an arborist license to work on trees. you might want to check into the legalities.
  3. GeeVee

    GeeVee LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 421

    Polecat is an okay device.....

    Count on still having to use ladders in the back yard, you will have a sudden realization of just how many Concrete block privacy walls you have on your customer list after you buy it......

    On the other hand, there are SO many (light) commercial potential clients that you could maybe make the thing pay for itself in two and a half years, that it would be worth it- considering the lifespan of that device may be more than ten years.

    Tree trimming is a real competitive game down here, you must know this, just as there is a million lawn care wannabees too.

    Maybe just do what you do real well, rather than try and open up various segments and be marginal at those......

    CHUCK'SLAWN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 81

    My question was about a machine, not a license or how competitive palm trimming is!!!!!

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