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golf cart or gator platforms to assist with high hedge over 12ft

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by southfla, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. southfla

    southfla LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    As my commercial accounts continue to increase i am finding hedges over 12 ft are slowing down my crew.

    I am tring to find pictures or suggestions on what could replace the typical ladder. does anyone have any pictures or can direct me to a website that can convert an older golf cart to a moving platform?

    Thank you in advance
  2. What part of south fl you in? This is a good topic that I am interested in getting some answers for.
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  3. southfla

    southfla LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    I am in the boca/boynton/delray area and the majority of the hedges are ficus and well over 12 ft tall. they are currently trimmed by ladder, but I have seen a few companies that use an old vw tucked with a scafoling(sp)
    welded in the back and they drive along the sidewalk.

    I was hoping to copy this with a golf cart or gator.
    I was hoping someone had some pictures of there set up or give me some pro's and con's
  4. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,689

    http://www.armlift.com/prods_p.htm Check out the patriot its a 23 foot aerial lift that mounts to utility vehicles like the gator might be just what you need why copy some one when you can surpass them.
  5. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    We also have a lot of hedges that size, Oleanders and Ficus. We use an aluminum scaffold on wheels. This seems to be the best balance between speed and economics.
  6. RoyalTree

    RoyalTree LawnSite Member
    Messages: 158

  7. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,539

    This look's mighty handy. http://www.armlift.com/prods_p.htm I saw the little downriggers on the toro workman. Do you think it is stable? I wonder how much one cost's?
  8. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417

    Aluminum scaffolding works well for really big jobs. It can be a pain to set up and take down though. Where I used to work we used 2 guys on these ladders with extended shaft trimmers. These ladders are great because they get you close to the hedge and are very stable.

    I have an eight foot one now but I have used the twelve footers and love them. Much easier to use than my 12' stepladder. I am going to step up a 12' tripod next year.
  9. Az

    Is the scaffold adjustable meaning can it go up to higher heights and what does it run cost wise?
  10. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,166

    What about a camera cart, I know a guy here in Knoxville that has a bunch of these that his shop built. They go up to about 10' and are built on a chassis about the size of a golf cart. He uses them for football games and some nascar races but they could be stripped down of the camera wiring to be a trimming platform.

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