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Is there a market?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by burnandreturn, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. burnandreturn

    burnandreturn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Germany
    Messages: 303

    Do you think there is a market for a lift/hoist for small and large mowers, etc. that would lift the mowers up to six feet off the ground with clear access to the decks to facilitate changing blades and cleaning/preasure washing underneath the deck?
    The cost under $1000........?
  2. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    you mean like a fork lift type of machine?
  3. burnandreturn

    burnandreturn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Germany
    Messages: 303

    Yes something similar to a forklift
  4. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,389

    Not IMO. I can do all those things with the Toro EZ Stander. And it costs much less than a grand.
  5. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,143

    Under 1000, ya.
  6. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    I couldn't see spending that kind of money. JMO. All of the larger guys that can afford it have employees to do the dirty work for them!
  7. jeffex

    jeffex LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,933

    if you could carry it on your trailer and use it to lift your wb 5' high then push the lift through the gate. no more 21" mowers in fenced backyards!
  8. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    I could see that for use in my garage. Not so much for changing blades as for working on the mowers. Would be nice not having to bend down. Also could be used for changing oils.
  9. LawnPerfect

    LawnPerfect LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    There is a market for anything that you can imagine. The only problem is finding your customers.

    But to answer your question. If it could be small and against the wall in a shop sure I would look into it. (Would be great for older folks too) Olderthandirt might be your first customer. lol
  10. dgram8

    dgram8 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    I have a above ground lift made for automotive use works good ,also do my oil changes , tire changes etc. on work and personal vehicles paid for it's self a lot of times . cost about 2000.00 two years ago couldn't live without it!

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