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googus 03-16-2013 04:46 AM

Exmark 30in
 
Ok guys I am am thinking of the getting one of the two

Exmark metro 36
Exmark 30in

I am leaning towards the 30 because it seems I could load it into my truck via aluminum folding ramps. I don't want the added space and expense if a trailer at this time.

Has anyone have experience with the 30in and or ever loaded it onto a truck?

BelleCityLawn1 03-16-2013 10:55 AM

googus,

I have a 36 inch Bobcat i have loaded into the back of a truck a few times with ramps. I would never put it up into the back of a 2500 or anything larger than a medium sized truck. The truck I put it into was a 95 dodge dakota but I think it would be much more difficult to get into anything bigger. Going up the ramps is not very hard if you have them lined up right and have the mower in a low gear, however, bringing the mower back down the ramps can be very tricky. I would much rather prefer a trailer. Hope this helps!

Belle City Lawn Care, LLC
Tim Oezer
Owner

googus 03-16-2013 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BelleCityLawn1 (Post 123446)
googus,

I have a 36 inch Bobcat i have loaded into the back of a truck a few times with ramps. I would never put it up into the back of a 2500 or anything larger than a medium sized truck. The truck I put it into was a 95 dodge dakota but I think it would be much more difficult to get into anything bigger. Going up the ramps is not very hard if you have them lined up right and have the mower in a low gear, however, bringing the mower back down the ramps can be very tricky. I would much rather prefer a trailer. Hope this helps!

Belle City Lawn Care, LLC
Tim Oezer
Owner


I have a F150 super crew that has only a 5.5 bed. The other problem beside the 36 being more of a pain to load is that the 36 is 1400.00 more, then the bag is extra 250 and mulch kit more money. So by the end the 36 will be almost 2k more then the 30. Not really sure 6 in is worth that kinda money when I am not that big.

SECTLANDSCAPING 03-16-2013 12:47 PM

I dont see the point of upgrading from a 21" to a 30". Your only going to get about a 20% time saving.

Hedgemaster has a thread on here about going from a 21" to a 36" and said theres not much difference.

A option is a cargo carrier that connects to the hitch. I seen them carrying large snowblowers but a walk behind might fit.

I operated a 44" walk behind out of a s10 for a year. So it can be done with a bigger mower and smaller truck.

Hedgemaster 03-16-2013 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING (Post 123452)
I dont see the point of upgrading from a 21" to a 30". Your only going to get about a 20% time saving.

Hedgemaster has a thread on here about going from a 21" to a 36" and said theres not much difference.

A option is a cargo carrier that connects to the hitch. I seen them carrying large snowblowers but a walk behind might fit.

I operated a 44" walk behind out of a s10 for a year. So it can be done with a bigger mower and smaller truck.


Yeah, I find that you can save time on larger "rectangular" lawns with the 36", but if there are lots of turns, and obstacles, it throws a wrench in getting it mowed quickly.

A cargo carrier for a walk behind? They may be available, but I can't imagine they'd be cheap. Mine would never haul one. It's good for my 21" and my 26" snowblower, but that's it. Only rated at 500 lbs capacity too.

googus 03-16-2013 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgemaster (Post 123457)
Yeah, I find that you can save time on larger "rectangular" lawns with the 36", but if there are lots of turns, and obstacles, it throws a wrench in getting it mowed quickly.

A cargo carrier for a walk behind? They may be available, but I can't imagine they'd be cheap. Mine would never haul one. It's good for my 21" and my 26" snowblower, but that's it. Only rated at 500 lbs capacity too.



I respect all and any input.

After spending 40k on a f150 before this adventure I can't go get a cargo truck.
I also understand I will not be saving much from a 21 to a 30in
The lawns here are around 1/3 to 1/2 with a lot of fences.
I just want to keep a small business 25-30 lawns

See above
The big lawn mowers need a trailer, so added expense with that and mulch kits/bags added in compared to the 30in.
Plus I don't want to pull the car or PWC out of garage so space for trailer/ big lawn mower c

googus 03-16-2013 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgemaster (Post 123457)
Yeah, I find that you can save time on larger "rectangular" lawns with the 36", but if there are lots of turns, and obstacles, it throws a wrench in getting it mowed quickly.

A cargo carrier for a walk behind? They may be available, but I can't imagine they'd be cheap. Mine would never haul one. It's good for my 21" and my 26" snowblower, but that's it. Only rated at 500 lbs capacity too.



I respect all and any input.

After spending 40k on a f150 before this adventure I can't go get a cargo truck.
I also understand I will not be saving much from a 21 to a 30in
The lawns here are around 1/3 to 1/2 with a lot of fences.
I just want to keep a small business 25-30 lawns

See above
The big lawn mowers need a trailer, so added expense with that and mulch kits/bags added in compared to the 30in.
Plus I don't want to pull the car or PWC out of garage so space for trailer/ big lawn mower come into play. Also I have to register the trailer and pay tax unit legally

SECTLANDSCAPING 03-16-2013 09:11 PM

From a business stand point its pretty dumb to use a 40k truck and skimp on a $600 trailer. Taxes are $20 if they charge, most time its so small a fee they wont bill you.

Hedgemaster 03-16-2013 09:13 PM

No, by "cargo carrier", I think he meant this kind, like I use for my Toro...

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/...714_193632.jpg

ratchetmaster2 03-16-2013 11:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING (Post 123469)
From a business stand point its pretty dumb to use a 40k truck and skimp on a $600 trailer. Taxes are $20 if they charge, most time its so small a fee they wont bill you.

Again, it's not all about the cost. I can more than afford a trailer, but I would much much rather not have one.
You have to be much more careful when driving. You have to be responsible for it. You have to buy it, pay taxes on it, get it titled and registered. You have to buy tires for it when they go bald. You have to have a place to park it. Backing up takes a lot of skill.
Not even to mention how stupid it would look to tow around a 6x8 utility trailer only to have a single 36" mower in it.


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