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Old 08-17-2019, 06:10 PM   #1
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Bought a 65' knuckle boom lift.

Spent over 10K renting one last year. Found one for sale for 25K.

It's a current United Rentals rental unit, so it's up to date on all service and inspections, no leaks, everything works, real nice unit for a used.

I'm happy with it. I'm not some big-timer that can just go get an $80K machine.

Getting it shipped. Should be here in about a week.
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Forgot the pics.
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On our current job, GC has been renting one for 16 months. I almost bought one last year when I thought this would be a 6 month rental. Would have paid it off and then some.
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You got a truck and trailer to haul or going to have someone haul it for you?
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You got a truck and trailer to haul or going to have someone haul it for you?
I'll have it hauled.

My dump truck is only a 5 yard, and I don't have a trailer big enough to haul it.

It'll be on the current job for at least a month, though.
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On our current job, GC has been renting one for 16 months. I almost bought one last year when I thought this would be a 6 month rental. Would have paid it off and then some.


Hope he's getting a heck of a monthly rate on that, or it'll save him money to not return it.
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Jealous of your ability to have land to park this on. Do you already have an outbuilding to accommodate this or will you build something for this and other future purchases?
I have no familiarity with the life of owning big machines and the land/improvements capable of housing them.
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Jealous of your ability to have land to park this on. Do you already have an outbuilding to accommodate this or will you build something for this and other future purchases?
I have no familiarity with the life of owning big machines and the land/improvements capable of housing them.
If you plan things well, it might never end up at home. I have owned a telehandler for 5 years now, and it has been home one time for just a few weeks. Our jobs tend to be larger, so it stays on site for months at a time, and often is allowed to stay there for a little while after we are done.
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That is a fantastic answer.
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nice machine.

better than a genie.

why not an articulating boom?
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nice machine.

better than a genie.

why not an articulating boom?
I really like my Genie S45, with a jib, personally I would not own one with the jib. One of the best pieces of equipment I have bought.
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nice machine.

better than a genie.

why not an articulating boom?
There's a couple small things I prefer about JLG over Genie. I'd be happy with either, but I'm glad I found a JLG in my price range.

It's a 600A, so it's JLG's version of a knuckle. It's not a stick boom. It just doesn't have a jib.

It's hard to see in the pics, but it has a lower boom with an extension on it.

Here's what it looks like partially extended.
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Jealous of your ability to have land to park this on. Do you already have an outbuilding to accommodate this or will you build something for this and other future purchases?
I have no familiarity with the life of owning big machines and the land/improvements capable of housing them.
None of my equipment is under roof right now.

Maybe someday, but I'm way too busy to build something now.
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I really like my Genie S45, with a jib, personally I would not own one with the jib. One of the best pieces of equipment I have bought.

Meant without a jib.
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Man I could fit something like that or a telehandler on about 5% of my job sites. Friday we're hand loading some 265 pound trusses for the same reason.
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Man I could fit something like that or a telehandler on about 5% of my job sites. Friday we're hand loading some 265 pound trusses for the same reason.
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