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ride on carrier

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by The mayor, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

  2. sciturfman

    sciturfman LawnSite Member
    from Zone 9
    Messages: 13

    Just so happens I got a quote today for $950 delivered! I thought they might be a little cheaper than that, guess not.
  3. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    That is up there, but I hate to pull a trailer just for a lesco spreader. I think I could use it for a plugger aerator also.
  4. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    maybe its just the pics, but that thing looks very light duty and
    flimsy, maybe have a solid one built for you--for that price
  5. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,011

    I've seen them in person, and they are very well made and you will not need to use tie downs.Good product.
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,727

    Rust on the steel is a big problem. Expanded metal is almost impossible to paint. Mine was custom built--it cost more than that.
  7. MStine315

    MStine315 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    I've been happy with my B&B rack. It's about a year old. Used everyday March through November. It is a little rusty but it never gets washed and I would expect it to be a little rusty considering it's environment.
  8. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,119

    A friend of mine bought one for $800 at Lesco, they are built really well and do not require any tie downs. I have the original design which is aluminum and much lighter, I rarely use it though.
  9. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,751

    I have one original lesco carrier and on B&B carrier. Use them both all the time. Rust has not been a significant issue after a couple of seasons. The B&B is infinitely better than the original that I have.

    HOWEVER, I always strap my machine down. We lost a PG off the B&B on a bumpy road last year. It does not look like it could come off but it did.
  10. MStine315

    MStine315 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    Well, I greatly jinxed myself that night (4-24). My tech called me the next afternoon and texted me this picture. He was luckily able and resourceful enough to get the PG and rack into the back of the truck to get it back to the shop. I called Lesco and B&B and they were both very helpful. B&B said take it to a reliable welding shop and send them the bill. I was p***ed when I called, but his attitude completely calmed me down. The welding shop gusseted the frame and rewelded it. I'll try to get some pictures of that as well. I am also going to replace my receiver, as it has considerable slop in it, which I think contributed to this crack.


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