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Which leaf loader?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Potchkins, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    Still undesided which one to by.
    unless a mircale happons it will
    be next season before i can get it.
    I was qoted 1999.99+50% freight
    on a 11 hp giant vac skid and
    2999.99 +50% freight on a
    16 hp giant vac skid today

    what is the

    cheapest ? ,

    best quaility ? ,

    best compromise of the two?

    any suggestions ? :help:
     
  2. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    50 % freight?? Do you mean $ 50.00? I ordered my 11 HP Trac Vac from my dealer at MPE here in town, and freight only cost $ 74.00.All loaders basically function the same, but it depends on useage, longevity of useage,maintenance, etc. to make a determining factor in purchasing a particular model. I like my Trac Vac, but there are some other great models out there(Billy Goat, Giant Vac, Parker,etc.)Good luck;)
     
  3. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    ie. 50%freight
    $74 - 50% =$37 for freight
    is 11hp enuf
    how much did you
    pay for your trac vac?
     
  4. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    Gotcha ;)
     
  5. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    Sorry , I didn't read down. I paid $ 1850.00 for it two years ago. We buy alot of stuff from this place.It is a rental store and Snapper/ Shindaiwa dealer.We also buy stuff out of rental at really great prices.We are trying to buy a 2nd vac for $ 850.00 out of rental at the end of the year. I want to run two leaf trucks next year, and have been happy with the performance of this machine.I did have a new discharge chute fabricated as the original wasn't heavy enough.It had too much flex, and wore holes in it in the first 20-30 hrs.
     
  6. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    I bought a new 16hp Billy Goat debris loder this year. Man does it make quick work doing fall cleanups. I have'nt bagged a thing this season. I paid 2675$ for mine. I mounted it in the tounge of my trailer, it has made a huge difference in time. lawns that used to take me 3 hrs, takes less than hour or so. Used to do about 2 to 3 lawns a day last fall, now I doo 6 or 7.

    Profit making machine..........

    Tim
     
  7. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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  8. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    what shoud i expect
    to pay for a new one?
     

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