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Are truck mounts over priced?

MikeGaure

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Wish i was cleaning carpet today Mike, repairing Saltillo. My favorite floor it what a pain
 

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Rob just linked this to Facebook...
Don't say anything you wouldn't want yer mother to read....
I ain't sayin shit-else...:D
Mike it's a great thread. And if anyone wants something crud removed I'll edit. Just give me the reply number and tag me here. But the group will not show up in your feed.


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It looks vacant once I start cleaning. Most of my tools I use on the job.

I don't mind vacants every now and again. My beats headphones make the time go fast
You are a name brand guy. You must make a ton of money to buy all the cool stuff. Regular headphones are great for me.
 

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I'm building my own.....
Prices give or take......

Honda 630 20hp 1000.00
Pump 5.6 gpm 3000psi 600.00
Unloader 150.00
12V Burner 450,000 btu diesel SS coil 2500

Separate Vacuum
31 hp efi liquid cooled kolher 2500.00
Roots 47 2000.00
Recovery tank with pump out 1500.00
Generator 1000.00

Fabicated frame 400.00
Misc.... parts
 

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I'm building my own.....
Prices give or take......

Honda 630 20hp 1000.00
Pump 5.6 gpm 3000psi 600.00
Unloader 150.00
12V Burner 450,000 btu diesel SS coil 2500

Separate Vacuum
31 hp efi liquid cooled kolher 2500.00
Roots 47 2000.00
Recovery tank with pump out 1500.00
Generator 1000.00

Fabicated frame 400.00
Misc.... parts
Why bother building one if the parts alone come to 10K?
 

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I get that car companies have tremendous buying power with parts and cheap labor costs, not to mention the volume in the product they move but when you consider the cost of parts and labor for a Truckmount, it's quite a gap between the two industries in terms of cost to price
I think it has something to do with mass purchasing discounts?

How many TMs go down an assembly line behind 1k people putting them together? There's probably a warehouse with thousands of the same Z engines, wheels, computers, windshields, etc that were bought at a fraction of the cost of what you or I would pay for 1.

I wonder how many TMs are made each year? There seems to be so many companies building them that I don't even understand how they stay in business.
 

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Fukin eh!!! My wife has two pairs of Maui Jims at $250 per...
I never buy any other glasses other than $15 Berkeley fishing sunglasses (okay, I have some Maui Jims but I'm too afraid to take them anywhere except Hawaii)
My Berkleys work exactly like her Maui Jims
But she looks hotter than you :D
 

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What kinda repairs?
1st pic is replace tiles

2nd n 3rd

Show busted tile and grout, bad concrete. Was suppose to only be some grout lines but she added 4 tiles. So it beat me up pretty good. I actually cleaned carpet before this job.
 

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They're moving out of town in a few months. I already regrouted they're shower. She sent the pics to me because she was so excited how good it looked.
When they get ready to list the house I will be sealing their Saltillo.

Just another way to put bread on the table and to pay for one of them expensive TM's that I want lol
 
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