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truck loader

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by economiclawncare, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. economiclawncare

    economiclawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 143

    how much do truck loaders run and are they worth it.
     
  2. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,110

    Load Handler ?????????
     
  3. economiclawncare

    economiclawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 143

    i mean debris loader.
     
  4. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,110

    Still don't know exactly what it is you are looking for. Describe what it's supposed to do.
     
  5. bluemoon

    bluemoon LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 114

    I paid $2200.00 for a Parker, 16hp Vangaurd engine.
    Bluemoon
     
  6. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    Yep, about $2000, give or take.
     
  7. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Posts: 3,256

    If you haul leaves away, they are definately worth it.

    But it really helps to have the proper set up for it. By this I mean a way to hold and dump the leaves your sucking up.

    A dump truck or trailer, or a pick up with dump insert is what you need. Trying to unload a a box on a regular truck bed by hand is a nightmare. A truck loader really packs them in tight.
     
  8. Stripe This

    Stripe This LawnSite Member
    Posts: 236

    Definitely worth the investment if you have the proper set up like gogetter mentioned. Otherwise, you're looking at a wasted hour of your own labor to get them out of a pick-up. Keep in mind, there isn't much daylight out there in the Fall to get these leaves done, time is money and very precious. Work smart.
     
  9. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    I paid 500 for mine used.
     
  10. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    Got my 16HP Little Wonder for $2700, for me its definatly worth the cash!!!!!
     

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