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4500 Sidewalk Rig?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by ohiogreenworks, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. ohiogreenworks

    ohiogreenworks Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    We are using the 4500 as the main sidewalk rig this year. Might be a little unconventional, but with the sidelift it works great! Picked it up at a great deal and pieced it all together. Couple days of some fab work (no pics sorry) and here she is! Works great and I can't wait to use it this spring for landscaping. Put the 2 skids of salt for ballast and to use, so far it works awesome! Let me know what ya think! Enjoy!



    Last edited: Dec 21, 2010
  2. ohiogreenworks

    ohiogreenworks Senior Member
    Messages: 381

  3. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Cool set up
  4. JpLawn

    JpLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    That's awesome. We use box trucks for our side walk crews so every thing stays dry. But we don't have lift gates. Only ramps. Good luck with the setup.
  5. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    Looking good!

    NEUSWEDE Senior Member
    Messages: 949

    never seen a side lift like that before, very good idea and it beats ramps and is a lot easier
  7. ohiogreenworks

    ohiogreenworks Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    Thanks, I would like to be able to have everything inside (box van etc) but right now this will have to work. I love it so far I keep finding reasons to use the lift :p
  8. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    theres always putting a trap over the dump box :nod: of coarse that might not give you a lot of head room...
  9. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    looks great! I think you should build a "leaf box" on it and use a canvas tarp to cover, then add two plastic tarps on it and its enclosed; keeping snow/ice/rain out of it!!

    custom tarp leaf truck.jpg
  10. ohiogreenworks

    ohiogreenworks Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    Not a bad idea at all! We will build some kind of box for leaf season next year for it. This year I think I'll deal with everything being exposed. We also have been taking everything in and out depending on the weather so an enclosure would be one more thing to take out.
  11. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    or just keep the enclosed on and everything inside....just a thought.
  12. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    where did you get the hoopes ice melt at? Thats what we use lol
  13. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,582

    Very nice Ohio. Glad all is going good for you. :waving:
  14. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,422

    Looks good. Glad all is working out for ya this year
  15. ohiogreenworks

    ohiogreenworks Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    Thanks guys, looks like you guys are having a decent winter so far! payup

    jrs, we got it from leisure lawn down here in dayton. We had been using quad release and decided to try this stuff. It was about 2 bucks a bag cheaper too. Works pretty dam well and spreads lots better than quad. You guys use it a lot? How do you like it?
  16. dpglandscapes

    dpglandscapes Senior Member
    from 01982
    Messages: 120

    thats sweet, how much for a pallet of that de icer?
  17. ohiogreenworks

    ohiogreenworks Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    Got it for 280 a pallet. 40 bags per pallet. Seems to work well, spreads very well. It is like small rock salt, no flake or anything to clog up the spreader.
  18. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Seems like a cool setup!
    If thats your sidewalk truck i can only imagine what your regular plow truck look like!
    my buddy has a Kodiak and its BA
  19. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    Yes we have been threw 5 pallets this years we love it! I buy it straight from the manufacturer
  20. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,598

    looks $$$$ for what you do with it but nice!