I don't need no stinkin' truck!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnguyland, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    The rear-end of my truck is shot so it's been in the shop since monday. So, you'll love this- I've been riding my mower around town doing my route. It's a 36" with sulky. backpack blower on my back. Backpack with lists, drinks, etc. on front deck. Wacker bungeed to mower. 21" pulled with one leg behind me. I have to go about a mile to my route, but then all the houses are close together, relatively. It's got to be a sight! When I was 12 I used to walk to houses. Now I ride a mower. Talk about ultra-scrubalicious. I really don't need a truck this week though it seems. No leaves to take away yet. I mulch most of the lawns and if I fill a trash bag I leave it at a house. Can't do without a truck for much else, but mowing/trimming blowing has been fun in a way without one. It's amazing what you can get away without having. Also- gotta love close, tight routes.

    Anyone else do without the truck for a few days?
  2. lqmustang

    lqmustang LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    Yup. Was without mine for a week after it blew out a spark plug. So I dropped it off and went to the bahamas for a week. :cool2:
  3. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,765

    I going to have to my fuel line got a hole in it today, but I'll just go back 2 years and use the old trailer and SUV.
  4. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    It's true, it's like a time warp to childhood. With bigger toys. :)
  5. gman44

    gman44 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    One day a week I load up my w/b and ride to 9 accounts . It is a kick in the pants to leave the truck behind for the day . I put a drink holder , hand clipper sheath and extra timmer line on mower . I use Jungle Wheels , a two wheeled sulky . Its the Caddilac of mowers !!!! :cool2:
  6. gman44

    gman44 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    The kids love when Mr. G goes by the house on his mower .
  7. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,004

    i use fords, so ive never been without a truck. :p
  8. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    Brian when did you get up here to pennsylvania and take a picture of my whip

  9. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    You do what you gotta do :cool: Matter of fact, a few years back I lived very close to 50% of my residential accounts. It was nothing for me to leave the trailer at home, ride the mower up to the one of the jobsites, walk back and get the truck with the trimmers, edgers and blowers in the bed and be on my way for the day. After I moved in 2001 I was good ways from these lawns, that is when I really noticed my fuel bill heading up. Well before the price of gas went up 250%.
  10. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    You say that becuase you have never driven "The Heart Beat of America" The trucks that set the standard for trucks 1ton and under CHEVORLET

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