Unloading lawn mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by alpine692003, May 6, 2004.

  1. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,502

    How do you guys unload your lawn mowers from the bed of the truck?

    I find that I'm using 2 pieces of wood; 2x8x8 seems like a good idea..

    But what do you guys do when the job has 3 levels that you have to unload your lawn mower?!?
     
  2. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,266

    99% of us do not unload from the bed of a truck. Nothing screams SCRUB louder than this. As soon as you are able to afford it, for goodness sake buy a trailer. Carrying all of your equipment in the bed of a truck is not only unprofessional, it is dangereous to unload as well.
     
  3. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,502

    Well, I see tons of people over here doing that where I am

    These guys are professionals' as well, I see them in their brand new dodge ram's / f150's ..

    oh well, what can ya do
     
  4. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 657

    idk we use trailors so idk what to tell you the only thing i carry in the back of a truck is snowmobiles.... its just more professional
     
  5. precisioncut

    precisioncut LawnSite Senior Member
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    Don't listen to them alpine692003. Some people do this because they have to. Tight streets, no parking, there is many variables that go into it. In fact, some companys make great lifts for your truck. I've seen some with 32" in back with all the other tools of the trade. Go with what works for you.
     
  6. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,502

    Its okay, I was considering getting a snowbear utlity trailer 8000 model series.

    Just to load my lawn mower, grass trimmers, bags of grass clippings, blowers for now!

    i wont be hauling stones yet!
     
  7. LynyrdSkynyrd

    LynyrdSkynyrd LawnSite Member
    Posts: 179

    Treated 2 x 8's do not make a good ramps. They are slick and only get slicker with use. Mowers or ATV's slide off of them to easily and they like to kick off of the edge of the tail gate about the time that the front wheels reach the top.

    If I can not pick it up myself. It goes on a trailor.
     
  8. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    I agree with most people saying you need to get a trailer. If your not making enough money to buy a cheap trailer for under $1000 then your in the wrong business or doing something wrong. You could do so many more accounts not having to take the time to get everything out of the truck. If you are making enough money to afford a trailer but just don't want one... maybe you should look into a cabover or something?
     
  9. LuxuryLawns

    LuxuryLawns LawnSite Member
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    I fond that at are local farm store I can get a 4'x6 for about $600.
     
  10. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    You can get a 4 X 6 for under $400.....but here is a question related to that....WHY?? Get something you can use for more than a few months!
     

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