Yeah, so I had to call my 20 year old son down to read your post. He's not your normal 20 year old and runs a 1/3 of everything we do, but we had a serious discussion over your post. After having a well deserved laugh reflecting on our own stuff we talked about the things we have given the guys like: light sabers, a millennium falcon, individual R2-D2's in the form of cell phones and it's a long list. If they made a parody movie that compares "Star Wars" to "Dumb & Dumber," I would watch it and unfortunately I could probably find a ton of parallels.Like any good tool, the Harley/power box rake requires skill and training... and to a certain extent talent.
The toro soil conditioner will turn the fattest dumbest laziest employee into to something useful
But it’s also not going to take a lump off a lawn and shove it around into a low spot like a Harley would.
A catch 22 really
A lightsaber needs a Jedi
If the force isn’t flowing through the Harley rake operator, he might as well get off and use a rake.
But in the right hands, it can do everything the soil conditioner can and more.
Just keep in mind... toro basically invented the mini skid steer as we know it.
But yeah....our whole business model is based on putting investment toward machinery and not people. The thought of taking a challenged employee and turning them into something productive is very exciting to me. I know this is F up but I wish I could dial it down to just, "hey man, at 8 AM you need to push this green button"......"At 5 pm you need to push the red one."
I am going to start looking at Toro more closer.