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What are your thoughts on this kind of setup?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SCBigE, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. SCBigE

    SCBigE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    Just wondering what the pros and cons are of these types of trucks are. There is a great deal on one in my local area. It is a chevy w4500 turbo diesel with the same setup as in the picture. I do not know the mileage of the truck but looks in good condition. The price they are asking is $5500.

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  2. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,806

    Good way to go...very efficient...but you can't haul any debris away from the job, so it might be beneficial to have a detail crew for picking up sticks, pulling weeds, etc.

    Good way to go for commercial jobs.
  3. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,321

    Sometimes I wish I had one, it would be so nice to not have a 42 foot long rig in some areas.
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  4. BOSS LAWN 2343

    BOSS LAWN 2343 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 407

    Great setup! I saw a few guys last season with this set up and a crew today.
  5. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,114

    Very professional. I don't think my mid mount ZTRs would make the beaver tail incline. They'd probably bottom out/high center on that angle.
  6. MrPike

    MrPike LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    I'd hate to snow plow in the winter with that thing!
  7. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 958

    Wish I had one. Towing trailers around gets old.
  8. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,838

    Looks to go to be true. Looks like a scam ad. If it were I'd drive 20 hours to get that for that price.
  9. BestImpressions99

    BestImpressions99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 491

    My brother bought one, similar deal. His main wiring harness ($1200) went out shortly after purchase and found out they rigged the thing.
  10. RLS24

    RLS24 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,597

    Since you're down in SC, its a great idea. Up here they are not very popular because most guys plow in the winter and can't justify having a truck that sits 6 months of the year.

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