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what do you guys do to keep loaders buisy during the summer

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by grnstripes, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. grnstripes

    grnstripes Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    looking at buying my first big loader but just trying to come up with ideas to keep it buisy
    for the summer and not let it sit and rot
    what do you guys do with your loaders all summer
    I would be looking at a 2 - 2 1/2 yd loader

    thanks for the ideas
     
  2. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    Lease it to a mulch and landscape supply place.
     
  3. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    Ours loads mulch in our yard. If not, you would probably be better to find a guy who uses one all summer and lease his instead of buying one
     
  4. Landcare - Mont

    Landcare - Mont Senior Member
    Messages: 351

    We spray ours with undercoating and park them in the yard. They're only used on snow except for the TCM835 which we rent to the mobile concrete company in the far end of our yard to load his trucks with sand and gravel.
     
  5. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    Load mulch, push up clippings into compost piles. We also use it to move heavy stuff around the shop.
     
  6. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    Doesn't do a whole lot in the summer, sometimes the local wrecker has us help him out in his yard, and a couple farmers know we have them sitting and if they need we can assist them. They make enough in the winter that I don't need to do anything with them in the summer.
     
  7. lawnsrusinc.

    lawnsrusinc. Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    load mulch and topsoil at our yard :)
     
  8. potskie

    potskie Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 769

    Gets leased to a local construction company through a local equipment rental company on consignment. There by washing the owners hands of R&M for the summer. Realistically it just breaks even on the monthly payment for it but like previously said it makes enough in the winter that it could sit all summer and still be profitable so it's still a win.