Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery

Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery Post your lawn care and landscaping pictures. Also show off your stuff: Lawn care trucks, trailers, equipment, mowers, signs, marketing material, shops, lawns, toys, projects etc....

Craigslist score!!


Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery

Post your lawn care and landscaping pictures. Also show off your stuff: Lawn care trucks, trailers, equipment, mowers, signs, marketing material, shops, lawns, toys, projects etc....
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-30-2012, 03:50 PM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,402
Rep Power: 7
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default Craigslist score!!



I blew out the wheel bearings on my homemade sulky and after one day of walking the whole day I had to get something to replace the old sulky. Jungle Wheels! Woot! With my weight behind the wheels now the front end of the mower doesn't pop up when I accelerate. Good stuff for $160.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 05-01-2012, 12:36 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,816
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
That looks great! I bet it's a lot better to use and ride on than the single wheeled velke.

__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-05-2012, 01:06 AM
ldaggerl ldaggerl is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 9
Rep Power: 3
ldaggerl is on a distinguished road
Default

Very nice, looks like it might lend a bit of help to striping. Looks like the back drags enough to push the grass over.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-05-2012, 09:09 AM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,402
Rep Power: 7
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

The right/left pivot point is in the wrong place on this unit. It is so far back from the turning point (over the back wheels) that a very small turn makes it wiggle like crazy. It'll throw you off if you're not careful. Unfortunately, this wiggle will also pull the mower off course making jittery stripes instead of nice straight lines.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-05-2012, 10:28 AM
JeffK26
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mark123 View Post
The right/left pivot point is in the wrong place on this unit. It is so far back from the turning point (over the back wheels) that a very small turn makes it wiggle like crazy. It'll throw you off if you're not careful. Unfortunately, this wiggle will also pull the mower off course making jittery stripes instead of nice straight lines.


Hey Mark, what's your take on this one? $150 on CL. May be difficult by pic only, but if ya can tell if the pivot point may be the same as yours I would appreciate it. Or is this something you can only really tell after the fact?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-05-2012, 07:12 PM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,402
Rep Power: 7
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

I can't tell from the picture. If it pivots right/left near where it attaches to the mower then it is better than the Jungle Wheels. Jungle wheels only pivot up/down near the attachment point and right/left near your toes. I'm getting used to them but they are taxing on the legs. It's still better than walking on the big lawns though.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-05-2012, 07:30 PM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,402
Rep Power: 7
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

I should say that I'm not totally down on the Jungle Wheels. They solve the big issue of a sulky that causes the front of the mower to jump up and down. It uses the up/down pivot and sulky wheels as a fulcrum to lift the back of the mower forcing the front down. The front wheels will stick to the ground, but it redirects all the bouncing from the front wheels directly to your ankles.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-05-2012, 11:04 PM
JeffK26
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Thanks for the time and explanation. I have never really studied or noticed the left/right, up/down pivot thing, I just got on and rode it.

The one I have now is a homemade one from my ex boss, but the joints are shot ( won't take grease ) I have to do too many mods to make the wheels fit properly and they are hell on the knees.

I love the idea of the sulky, it cuts down on time, it seems stopping and turning is better with the "sulky" type stand on.

On my nicer average size lawns I tend to ride the "sulky" as fast as I can walk, but the time saved on the larger lawns is great, but as I said, I feel it in my knees on those larger lawns that I can go full speed without quality diminishing.

I may call this guy and get it and experiment with different hookups to get the left/right, up/down pivots right.

again, thanks!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Craigslist ads kymd82 Starting a lawn care business. 5 12-09-2011 01:02 PM
Craigslist Help please scheidereroaks Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 9 10-11-2011 11:14 PM
My new craigslist ad NewLeafca Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 25 06-05-2011 11:11 PM
Craigslist once again MikeO General Talk 1 08-04-2009 06:15 PM
Have you ever consulted with SCORE? Steve General Business Discussions 0 12-14-2006 12:26 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
TaskEasy & Plowz & Mowz...
jrwalker333
Today 01:02 PM
Today 01:02 PM
by jrwalker333
0 35
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 11:41 AM
Today 09:34 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 461
second year advise
cmdlawncare
01-23-2015 06:22 PM
Yesterday 11:42 PM
by jrs.landscaping
3 111
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
Yesterday 10:54 PM
by Chilehead
39 15,785
What happened to Better...
Steve
01-27-2014 04:07 PM
Yesterday 01:13 PM
by WesleySnips
16 2,980
need advise
rawssrob
02-23-2010 02:45 PM
01-23-2015 06:40 PM
by cmdlawncare
7 2,501
please Help with none...
Lawnboyman1170
01-09-2015 09:46 AM
01-23-2015 03:39 PM
by burnell76
7 439
does this sound good or...
Bradcook21
01-22-2015 09:24 AM
01-23-2015 02:02 PM
by Steve
8 220
New to forum
ROB N
01-23-2015 08:35 AM
01-23-2015 01:53 PM
by Steve
1 79
Looking for advice on...
berryjam
01-21-2015 07:37 PM
01-23-2015 01:50 PM
by Steve
9 240
Extending the life of...
rmccutchan
01-17-2015 12:37 AM
01-23-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
8 302
osceola lawn service
jasa@wildblue.net
01-22-2015 03:23 PM
01-23-2015 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 98
How many contracts...
5StarLawnscaping
01-12-2015 03:51 PM
01-23-2015 08:46 AM
by jrs.landscaping
8 422
Tax Question
Wolf4dk
01-20-2015 01:11 AM
01-22-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
4 213
Billy Goat Vac
Mr. Mow
01-19-2015 07:42 AM
01-22-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
6 213
"Part Timers", "Low...
doug1980
06-10-2009 12:55 PM
01-22-2015 02:09 PM
by biglee
39 10,100
Property Pricing
GVL
01-19-2015 02:46 PM
01-21-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
5 258
Landscapers Source For...
breadcrumb
01-16-2015 02:44 PM
01-21-2015 05:55 AM
by breadcrumb
14 410
Hoa advice
Bradcook21
01-16-2015 09:36 PM
01-20-2015 04:30 PM
by Steve
4 252
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 07:51 PM
01-20-2015 10:16 AM
by biglee
16 587
How to beat the pre pay...
stansg1fresh
01-13-2015 04:33 PM
01-19-2015 03:38 PM
by ringahding1
3 321
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
01-19-2015 01:37 PM
by Steve
12 1,098
Hi from Illinois
burtle
01-02-2015 09:46 PM
01-19-2015 01:22 PM
by Steve
3 488
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
01-19-2015 01:20 PM
by Steve
14 1,415
Lost my @#$ blower
stevef1201
01-11-2015 08:31 AM
01-17-2015 02:21 PM
by lxarth
2 352
Another Illinoisan.....
barhopper
01-11-2015 05:38 PM
01-16-2015 04:29 PM
by Steve
10 399
marketing with pizza...
apmAkron
01-15-2015 09:57 AM
01-15-2015 06:29 PM
by Steve
4 240
CRM and Quickbooks?
5StarLawnscaping
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
by 5StarLawnscaping
0 171
New Member, Indiana Iraq...
Timbo
07-14-2011 09:44 AM
01-14-2015 06:14 PM
by Steve
10 3,767
check this box truck out!
BLAZIER-1991
01-07-2015 07:40 PM
01-13-2015 03:06 PM
by biglee
8 606
My community only ad...
googus
01-12-2015 09:55 AM
01-13-2015 02:44 PM
by Steve
5 299
12 Years in Business!
Chilehead
10-23-2014 09:07 AM
01-13-2015 09:37 AM
by Chilehead
18 1,774
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
01-12-2015 06:32 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
30 1,526
tips on creating a...
BLAZIER-1991
01-08-2015 07:22 PM
01-12-2015 06:19 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
4 445
During Your Down Time
achri12
12-24-2014 03:03 PM
01-12-2015 03:54 PM
by Steve
10 1,061
Leaf cleanup
Bradcook21
01-09-2015 02:21 PM
01-12-2015 12:22 PM
by Jamesw86
4 409
Has Anyone Used Plowz ?
dpld
01-08-2014 12:14 PM
01-11-2015 02:17 PM
by burtle
20 3,329
What to pay help
Bradcook21
01-07-2015 01:32 PM
01-08-2015 07:01 PM
by Steve
1 452
Need a trailer
googus
01-07-2015 09:40 AM
01-08-2015 10:24 AM
by Upscale2
7 551
Do you guys charge buy...
burtle
01-02-2015 09:58 PM
01-07-2015 08:37 PM
by Shark1611
14 903
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 07:05 PM
01-07-2015 07:05 PM
by greyhound
18 2,143
Need advice please
CHenricks
01-06-2015 01:17 AM
01-07-2015 03:34 PM
by Steve
4 520
Mowing 2 acres
Bradcook21
01-05-2015 03:13 PM
01-07-2015 03:32 PM
by Steve
9 654
Ideas on a large bid
Knaubone
12-21-2014 11:57 AM
01-06-2015 03:55 PM
by Steve
5 971
Trailer with 4ft sides...
mayala030292
01-02-2015 09:01 PM
01-06-2015 03:33 PM
by Steve
5 601
A tip to get good...
biglee
01-04-2015 12:07 AM
01-06-2015 03:30 PM
by Steve
4 585
Work Shoes!
rsanchez1203
02-19-2013 12:07 PM
01-05-2015 09:18 PM
by Havanese2
13 7,436
EDDM post cards
hemiman
02-13-2014 06:36 PM
01-05-2015 04:22 PM
by Steve
14 2,393
Cleaning your Mower and...
MNK
01-03-2015 01:22 AM
01-05-2015 09:17 AM
by rmccutchan
10 744
where to find more...
BLAZIER-1991
01-02-2015 12:17 AM
01-04-2015 12:51 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
6 628
» Popular Tags
4wd 4x4 apartment complex apartment lawn care estimate applying bark bob villa care collections commercial demonstration door hangers edging employee problems estimate ferris flyers four wheel drive gopherhaul gravely hardscapes hills hiring how to hydraulic introduction landscape services lawn lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo managing a lawn care business marketing mr dave new buisness new mower ordinance past due patio install per hour charge podcast profit on employee push versus ride reo running a business scag v-ride scripts seo shreaded snow plowing sq ft start up lawn care business steve toro tractor auger trailer mate pro truck new used landscape walk behind web design won't return wood wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:02 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:02 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy