The "new" Walker Hi-Dump, for those who have never seen it.

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Jason Rose, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thoght I'd post the pics I took of the machine I had for a whole 2 days... I bought this thinking it was going to be perfect for me, but then found out that it barely would clear the sides of my truck, and sometimes it wouldn't clear the side at all... The added weight was going to be a hinderance on slopes and ditches as well. It's an AWESOME piece of engeniering for sure though. Darn cool to watch it lift up and dump into the truck. A far cry over the old All Seasons lift that raised the box into the stratosphere. The walker design lift you can barely tell it's there from apperance on the outside, they list it raising the box 3 inches, but I doubt it's even that much.

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  2. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    Very nice machine!! How much would something like that run a guy if you don't mind. Thinking about getting some type of a Walker.
     
  3. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    The MTGHS with 48" deck was $9,400, the rapid height adjuster was $400 installed, and the comfort seat was $200 to swap it out for the standard seat. The Hi-Dump is $3,000, but that's only if you order it from the factory pre-installed. If you want one to put on your existing machine it's around $3,800 for the lift, labor, and tax.

    Yes, makes for one very expensive mower...
     
  4. Chestnut Oaks Prez

    Chestnut Oaks Prez LawnSite Senior Member
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    Man! That thing is crazy.:dizzy:
    Was it too late for your truck when you found out it wouldn't clear?
    So the dealer took it back. Right!
     
  5. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
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    Man, that sure looks like one sexy machine- I'd love to have a Walker next year
     
  6. Jason Rose

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    Wel, the truck I use had a flat-bed dump on it with steel sides. They are custom fabricated, 2 feet tall, and have my graphics on them. They are light, but pretty tough. I was watching CLOSE to make sure I didn't damage anything though. Wasn't much fun when half the load of grass ended up on the ground a few times though!

    Yeah, the dealer took it back in exchange for another new unit minus the hi-dump. I'm happy, but the dealer isn't too thrilled with me.
     
  7. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    That thing dosent even look like it would clear my truck and i have a standard 2wd gmc sierra 1500. mhmmmmm
     
  8. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    I should have got a pic of it next to my dump bed truck... The book says it will clear 67", but I think that's only if the stars are aligned just right. My truck bed is 64" in the center, without the trailer hooked up and with no load in the bed, and on flat ground it would just barely eek over the side just far enough to deposit the load right inside the edge of the side. If I could approach from a curb, with the truck being 6" or so lower, it would clear great, but I only have that option about 1/4 of the time.
     
  9. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    yeah. somethin in my head just went off. how about you back up onto some type of ramp. maybe somethin like this. http://www.allramps.com/URB9000-3.jpg just make sure the back wheel is in the middle of the ramps. and then u will have just got a lil higher off the ground as if the truck was next to a curb. what u and others think about that?
     
  10. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
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    Wow, i don't know how anyone can justify spending over 3g's on a stupid lift for the bagger unit. And to pay over 12k for a mower is insane. I thank god everyday for the area that I live in. 36'' mower and a 21'' and you're golden.
     

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