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Thinking of dropping my man purse

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Swampy, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,435

  2. nedly05

    nedly05 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 540

    The price seems ok but man thats a lot of hours on a skid.
     
  3. DeereMan85

    DeereMan85 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 460

    Really? I have customers who put that many hours on in a year.
     
  4. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,539

    Its a decent amount of hours, but in no way alot of hours.. Atleast not imo..
     
  5. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,366

    3360 hrs in a year?!?! I feel bad for that poor operator:laugh:
     
  6. Ozz

    Ozz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 886

    Yep.

    The old NH machines were pretty tippy,but for snow I think you'd be okay.
     
  7. DeereMan85

    DeereMan85 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 460

    These are dairy farms with 2 or 3 shifts of mostly immigrant workers. Most of the hours are put on just driving back and forth in the barns, pushing feed, scraping manure, or loading sand. Pays about 10 bucks an hour, plus maybe free rent on an old trailer house if you're lucky. So yeah, definitely not a fun job in my book. They're always hiring if you're interested, though. I'd put in a good word for you. :laugh:
     
  8. nedly05

    nedly05 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 540

    You sure have some busy ass customers!


    It is to me, but thats just imo.
     
  9. nedly05

    nedly05 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 540

    If it's a deere skid with that many hours in a year, I'd hate to think of how many road service calls they have:laugh:!
     
  10. DeereMan85

    DeereMan85 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 460

    I think you must have gotten a lemon. These things are the epitome of "rode hard and put away wet," and they rarely have as much trouble in a few thousand hours as you've had with yours in a few hundred.
     

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