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 > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Hobby On The Side


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-16-2009, 08:28 AM
KGW09 KGW09 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 29
Rep Power: 6
KGW09 is on a distinguished road
Default Hobby On The Side

These are 1:14 scale remote control big rigs and trailers. I enjoy building them more so than running them. They are sold in kits and can be factory stock or sclupted into whatever you like. There are allot of guys that will even scratch build their cabs.

This was the 1st truck of 2 that I have built



A few trailers I've built:




This was one built for fun, proves that the light stays on when the frigerator door is closed:




Here is the 2nd truck, allot of mods done to this one:







Short video, watch it in HD mode:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKeU3_hTzr0

I'm in the process now of building a dump truck with actual working hydralics.

See much more on our forum, ton of talent from around the world
http://www.mwmodeltrucking.com/forum/

Last edited by KGW09; 07-16-2009 at 08:33 AM.
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 07-16-2009, 01:02 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,603
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
That is so cool! How long does it take you to put those together? How about the trailers? Are they kits too? How long do they take to put together?

The video was awesome! That would be every kids dream to have. It reminds me of how I used to get Hess Trucks around Christmas time with the working lights. They were so much fun but this takes it all to a new level!

What initially got you into this?
__________________
- 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 07-16-2009, 02:03 PM
KGW09 KGW09 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 29
Rep Power: 6
KGW09 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
That is so cool! How long does it take you to put those together? How about the trailers? Are they kits too? How long do they take to put together?

The video was awesome! That would be every kids dream to have. It reminds me of how I used to get Hess Trucks around Christmas time with the working lights. They were so much fun but this takes it all to a new level!

What initially got you into this?
If your building a kit out of the box with no mods, you can get one built in a few days. The painting is the part that takes time but most guys paint 1st and while it's curing they will build the kit. There are allot of tiny nuts and bolts that go into these things, you even build a 3 speed transmisson.

The trailers are kits too but after you build one or two of them you're looking to mod them into what you're want.

The difference between these trucks and the Hess is the price. These babies can sell for $1000 or more if they are built and customized with all the upgrades.

I was on YouTube on day and one of these trucks popped up, I did some research and hat's what got me hooked on them.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-16-2009, 08:41 PM
Little's's Avatar
Little's Little's is offline
Brandon
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Shasta Lake CA.
Posts: 814
Rep Power: 8
Little's is on a distinguished road
Default

Are they battery powered. Just wondering cause it sounded like a diesel engine and everything, is it being produced through a speaker?
__________________
Northern California
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-16-2009, 08:46 PM
KGW09 KGW09 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 29
Rep Power: 6
KGW09 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Little's View Post
Are they battery powered. Just wondering cause it sounded like a diesel engine and everything, is it being produced through a speaker?
Yes they are battery powered, there is a light and sound control unit that is an upgrade. And it will shake the cab just like the real trucks but I have it turned off.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-16-2009, 09:27 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 29
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

Wow that is an awesome hobby. Reminds me of the 18 wheels of steel game for PC.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-17-2009, 11:58 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,603
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I'm in the process now of building a dump truck with actual working hydralics.
That would be really cool! Do you have any pics of where you are now in your build with that?
__________________
- 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
  #8  
Old 07-17-2009, 12:54 PM
CHEESE2009's Avatar
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 73
Posts: 4,475
Rep Power: 10
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

those are awesome!

I used to play with fisher price rigs when I was younger lol! Spider-Man & batman would have races... Batman would always win.... Then they'd team up & fight the playdoh monster!

I had a great imagination! My spider-man toy "died" & he's buried in the dirt, under a new but now old wooden deck... He finally got what he deserved, trying to rule over all my other toys, batman wouldn't have it!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-17-2009, 09:54 PM
KGW09 KGW09 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 29
Rep Power: 6
KGW09 is on a distinguished road
Default

I don't have many pics of the dump truck build just yet but I will share the dump bed. The bed was a solid cat yellow so I stripped it down, polished and painted it a brighter yellow. Now this bed was originally 1:16 which is a bit small than 1:14 so I widened the bed with diamond plate, the length is just fine. As you could probably tell, I like the bling.




Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-18-2009, 10:03 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,603
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That is really cool.

How much does that dump bed weigh about? You must have a nice shop to cut and bend that diamond plate so neatly.

It makes me wonder if there would be a market for r/c miniature landscaping truck and trailer models.
__________________
- 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
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
Side racks tomcat172002 Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 28 05-17-2009 12:41 PM
Side jobs? Steve General Business Discussions 25 10-16-2008 06:37 PM
What is the best side Equipment tomcat172002 Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 3 05-27-2008 01:28 AM
edging side walks? EatingEmoKids Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 1 05-08-2008 09:09 PM
Road Side Mowing pnplawn Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 2 01-01-2008 01:22 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
How much do you up sell...
Essex Groundskeeping
Yesterday 07:13 PM
Today 08:39 AM
by acrajchel
3 52
Hello from Kentucky
TRV
09-30-2014 06:42 PM
Today 08:37 AM
by acrajchel
7 1,271
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 05:24 PM
Yesterday 07:46 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
21 2,361
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
Yesterday 07:40 PM
by Just for Cuts
12 242
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 05:56 PM
Yesterday 11:56 AM
by achri12
15 3,127
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
11-22-2014 10:49 PM
by Just for Cuts
16 500
Pics for website
tbtigers03
11-21-2014 05:40 PM
11-22-2014 10:01 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 128
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
11-22-2014 05:56 PM
by AGPS
9 301
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 12:45 PM
11-22-2014 02:42 PM
by stevef1201
22 6,131
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
11-21-2014 09:48 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
174 14,012
Contract or no contract?
TRV
11-20-2014 09:18 PM
11-21-2014 09:33 PM
by TRV
3 156
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
11-21-2014 08:02 PM
by stevef1201
4 319
Billboards for marketing
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-16-2014 08:39 PM
11-21-2014 07:05 PM
by acrajchel
13 378
Belt dealer problem
googus
11-21-2014 08:45 AM
11-21-2014 06:36 PM
by Steve
2 112
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
11-21-2014 06:32 PM
by Steve
7 217
How to: Use Thumbtack...
acrajchel
11-17-2014 06:39 PM
11-21-2014 06:07 PM
by acrajchel
15 481
What is going on with...
biglee
11-14-2014 03:04 PM
11-20-2014 02:50 PM
by biglee
40 951
My advice for new guys
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 09:32 AM
11-19-2014 01:47 PM
by biglee
10 484
Lawn Care business...
crieg122
10-23-2014 02:23 PM
11-19-2014 12:39 PM
by acrajchel
28 1,844
raking leaves ?
robert8509
10-22-2014 10:19 PM
11-18-2014 04:24 PM
by acrajchel
14 1,444
Leaf removal
madmedic8575
10-24-2014 05:14 PM
11-17-2014 07:34 PM
by acrajchel
6 1,192
sod job
SGlawncare
10-30-2014 09:21 PM
11-17-2014 07:10 PM
by acrajchel
7 767
Customer wants me to...
Mr. Mow
11-09-2014 07:13 AM
11-17-2014 06:48 PM
by acrajchel
10 529
Hello!
Brian3137
11-11-2014 07:15 PM
11-17-2014 06:46 PM
by acrajchel
14 466
small biz in Phoenix,AZ
anthonyramos1
11-08-2014 09:35 PM
11-17-2014 05:59 PM
by acrajchel
2 323
Client won't pay...
WesleySnips
10-30-2014 03:53 PM
11-17-2014 05:37 PM
by acrajchel
22 1,371
Government contracts
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 08:50 AM
11-17-2014 12:59 PM
by Steve
2 251
Need help on deciding a...
Brian3137
11-10-2014 06:32 PM
11-17-2014 12:44 PM
by Steve
12 515
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 10:51 PM
11-16-2014 07:54 AM
by stevef1201
8 1,596
So how do you guys...
Mr. Mow
10-26-2014 08:55 AM
11-15-2014 08:44 AM
by avetslawncare
14 1,709
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
11-13-2014 08:35 AM
by jrs.landscaping
81 31,830
The most dangerous part...
Steve
10-06-2014 03:45 PM
11-12-2014 05:05 PM
by stevef1201
14 1,686
A little hang up in snow...
stevef1201
11-08-2014 07:05 AM
11-12-2014 12:51 PM
by Steve
4 425
Bi-weekly winter...
lxarth
11-04-2014 08:37 PM
11-12-2014 10:06 AM
by WesleySnips
9 623
taking first steps...
sizemorelawncare
11-10-2014 08:24 PM
11-11-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
1 328
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
11-11-2014 08:12 AM
by Just for Cuts
4 383
Business Cards
crieg122
10-25-2014 01:03 PM
11-11-2014 07:56 AM
by Just for Cuts
12 1,333
How the unregister?
alive101
11-04-2014 07:39 AM
11-10-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
4 608
Belt adjustment question
googus
11-05-2014 06:43 AM
11-10-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
5 511
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
11-10-2014 01:25 PM
by Steve
2 347
Podcast
Shark1611
11-07-2014 05:42 PM
11-10-2014 11:41 AM
by Steve
1 310
hi, from Minnesota
rjklohn
11-07-2014 02:21 AM
11-07-2014 01:44 PM
by Steve
1 323
New to snow plowing
SS.Lawncare
11-05-2014 04:00 PM
11-07-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
6 564
New Member
tonyap
11-05-2014 10:35 PM
11-07-2014 01:15 PM
by Steve
1 367
New to the business
jcurr33
11-05-2014 03:21 PM
11-07-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
1 425
Lines
Matther777
11-04-2014 02:19 PM
11-07-2014 12:54 PM
by Steve
1 459
hello, new to this site
tonyorwig
10-31-2014 10:49 PM
11-04-2014 02:24 PM
by tonyorwig
3 648
Aloha from Hawaii.
Gary R
11-02-2014 12:44 AM
11-03-2014 03:02 PM
by Steve
1 557
Pavers
crieg122
10-28-2014 03:49 PM
10-31-2014 01:49 PM
by Steve
6 863
Hi Steve From West...
Mr. Mow
10-21-2014 02:59 PM
10-31-2014 12:56 PM
by Steve
5 1,198
» Popular Tags
4x4 apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying article marketing auger bid blades bob villa bush care charge commercial decorating deliquentaccounts demonstration ditches employee problems estimate exmark ferris four wheel drive gopherhaul gravely growing a lawn care business hiring how much to charge how to how to bid installation introduction john deere quik trac landscape services lawn 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 website mechanic mulch new buisness new mower patio install per hour charge podcast profit on employee pto reo running a business scag search engine optimization seo shell snow snow plowing sprayer starting a business steep lawns steve stihl toro toro grand stand trailer mate pro tree turfgrass consulting walker
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:42 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:42 AM.

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