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Most efficient City mowing truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lawn_jockey, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. becpropertymaint.

    becpropertymaint. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    wow very pricey
     
  2. 360ci

    360ci LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    Pricey is the norm. A 3 bedroom side split, 1400 square feet plus some basement with a single car garage and a 35'x110' lot sells for $220-265K in my area. Ten years ago, it was more reasonable when compared to now, even taking into account inflation and such. My dad bought a similar house in '93 for $139K just without the garage and slightly larger property. It's now worth $244K even though I'd never pay that.

    The apartment complex I bought four years ago is worth close to $1mil, and I bought it for $712K. Not holding a mortgage helps a lot, too.
     
  3. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 638

    Lawnjockey how is you upcomming season looking for you?
     
  4. peeklandscaping

    peeklandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 306

    who makes truck bed inserts for mowers like the one in the top pictures?

    guess the pictures didn't show- here they are

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    if you had wider gate, you could get a 52" in there?

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  5. Hawkshot99

    Hawkshot99 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,030

    Nope. My dad had a Ranger years ago. My 48" walk behind fit in, but not with enough room to fit a 52".
     
  6. gumbylawncare

    gumbylawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    that's a beauty setup but what do you do when you have to bag the lawns
    up here we cannot leave grass bags for pick up
     
  7. LawnGuy110

    LawnGuy110 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,099

    too bad ford phased out the rangers..
     
  8. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    Rangers are not wide enough between the rear wheel wells. I have put my 48 wright into the back of the ranger but the rear wheels were on the tailgate.
     
  9. lawn_jockey

    lawn_jockey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 225

    Anybody have luck with the Ford Transit Connect.
    Perfect for 2 mowers and 2 man crew.
     
  10. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,372

    Small trucks with 6 foot bed flat out need to be fitted with a flat bed to make them feasible. This way the wheel well issues are eliminated. Ford Ranger factory truck beds are a hassle on all fronts as are Toyota Tacoma beds 2004 and earlier.
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