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Central Hydrolics

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by soilmover, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. soilmover

    soilmover Member
    Messages: 31

    Can anyone HELP??
    I need to set-up 4-6 trucks with central hydrolics.
    The local shops here want about 4000.00 -4500.00 each unit give or take a few dollars . I live in the high rent Northern New Jersey area. I want to find a shop that can install all my central hydrolic needs one unit at a time. At a normal price.I will travel to eastern PA, low NY etc. Any place with in a 2-3 hour drive. Does anyone know any shops that might fit this bill??? Please Help! Thanks
     
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    If you were willing to come to Maine, I could give you a couple of good leads.
     
  3. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    You can try Dutchess County Diesels, in Millerton , N.Y. I don't know about their pricing but they set up some of the trucks for the towns here.

    Another place to try is A&M Truck Sales in Milford, Pa.
     
  4. soilmover

    soilmover Member
    Messages: 31

    Thanks Mick and Pelican

    Mick i'm in Maine 8-10 times a year. Long ride for a truck shop.
    But, not to long for good fly fishing. I was just up to Maine for 10 days last week.

    Pelican I will try those leads.
     
  5. snowjoker

    snowjoker Senior Member
    Messages: 283

  6. wxmn6

    wxmn6 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,037

    Get a tractor trailer with flat bed, load up with 2 or 3 trucks (depending on the size), drive up to Maine, drop off the trucks and flatbed at the shop, then go to your vacation home. By the time you are done with vacation, come back and pick up your trucks and head home. :D
     
  7. soilmover

    soilmover Member
    Messages: 31

    Mick, good thought. The problem is we can not loose more than one truck at a time. We do Landscaping during the off snow season. Last year would not have been a problem to loose 2-3 trucks for a week. This year our work load is to high to loose more than one truck at a time. On most days this year i could have used 1-2 more trucks.

    Snowjoker, thanks for the CPW link. Buying the parts maybe a way to save a little. The larger cost is LABOR around here.
    For example a lawn mower shop around here charges $105.00
    per shop hour.We do not use them. But it is not to far from the norm.
     
  8. snowjoker

    snowjoker Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    105 an hour are you serious??:eek: WOW That is rediculous in my book. Around here they get 40-50 an hour. I hope you can find a cost effective way to get set up.
     
  9. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Soilmover, did you check with Bristol down your way? I see a lot of trucks come from there, if they were too crazy in price, they wouldn't sell any.
     
  10. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    A lot of the time truck setup around here is set price.

    There is a place off I-80 just into PA. I cannot remeber the name though. Maybe someone on the site will know the one I am thinking of.

    I would also think that if the trucks will be basically the same that you could get some sort of bulk deal. 4-6 trucks means a good amount of work and sales for the installer.
     
  11. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    CT, do you mean 84 instead of 80? That's the one I referenced in my earlier post.
     
  12. soilmover

    soilmover Member
    Messages: 31

    Thanks guys for the Central Hydraulic INFO.

    We are looking into using Dejana in NY on the island. Has anyone used them? I know they have a big shop.We are also looking into a shop over the NY border. Any other thoughts on shops that quote this work?:help:
     
  13. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    I see a lot of trucks here from Dejana. I think they must do a lot of dealer work. It is a trade off, a big shop may have a cheaper price but less personal relationship. A smaller shop will let you go through the installation but often has a higher price.
     
  14. soilmover

    soilmover Member
    Messages: 31

    :D Thanks guys for the help. I'm going with a local shop for all the work. They came in at good numbers and i made the deal.