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qps
06-16-2006, 07:07 AM
Here's a pic of our new shop

Lynch Landscaping
06-16-2006, 07:22 AM
Sweet, What size is it, and when will it be done?

jazak
06-16-2006, 07:41 AM
Show us some pics with all the equipment inside when you are done. Very nice shop, like the colors.

br549oicu8
06-16-2006, 08:35 AM
Do you plan to pour a concrete floor inside?? Looks real nice and like the other guy said the colors are excellent.

mcwlandscaping
06-16-2006, 12:59 PM
that looks AWSOME!!!

Brendan Smith
06-16-2006, 02:00 PM
wow, i'd love to have that for a shop. here's mine:

qps
06-16-2006, 04:28 PM
Sweet, What size is it, and when will it be done?

Exterior was done on Weds. 64' wide by 60' depth, yes it will have 5" 4K floor with a 30' apron on the front...16' walls with two 12x12 doors..maybe an inground lift to service trucks and equipment..(I'm running out of money:dizzy: )

Brendan Smith
06-16-2006, 04:57 PM
Exterior was done on Weds. 64' wide by 60' depth, yes it will have 5" 4K floor with a 30' apron on the front...16' walls with two 12x12 doors..maybe an inground lift to service trucks and equipment..(I'm running out of money:dizzy: )
ingrounds aren't all that great. in our service dept, we are phasing them out. they WILL leak, pain to maintain, and are a pain to clean around. you wouldn't believe the nasty crap that collects in the recess where it goes into the floor. plus you don't have complete access to the underside of the vehicle. tha above ground 2 posts (not the drive on style) are much easier to work with, not to mention less expensive to install and maintain. check around different dealerships, you may be able to find one cheap as they phase out old ones. also remember - get more load capacity than you think you'll need, you won't be sorry when it comes time to lift a dually, etc.

Flow Control
06-16-2006, 05:20 PM
What company did you use or did you buy a kit?

qps
06-16-2006, 09:51 PM
What company did you use or did you buy a kit?

FBI Buildings built one for me a couple of years ago so I had them build this one also...5 days from start to finish..

GFX
06-16-2006, 10:09 PM
ingrounds aren't all that great. in our service dept, we are phasing them out. they WILL leak, pain to maintain, and are a pain to clean around. you wouldn't believe the nasty crap that collects in the recess where it goes into the floor. plus you don't have complete access to the underside of the vehicle. tha above ground 2 posts (not the drive on style) are much easier to work with, not to mention less expensive to install and maintain. check around different dealerships, you may be able to find one cheap as they phase out old ones. also remember - get more load capacity than you think you'll need, you won't be sorry when it comes time to lift a dually, etc.

You obviously haven't seen the newest generation of inground lifts. Most all new ingrounds are self contained and are operated with electric over hydraulic pumps. They take 12 qts of fluid. If anything does happen (ie. leak) the cover can come of and the fluid would all be contained and not leak into the ground. Every part is servicable unlike the older style lifts where if the case rotted through the hoist was junk. Ingrounds are a wonderful option for a shop. I worked installing and servicing them for years before starting this gig. Most all lifts these days are a minimum of a 10,000# capacity. Plenty to lift a dually.

J&R Landscaping
06-16-2006, 10:10 PM
Looks Great now but it will look even better when the equipment is inside!

qps
06-18-2006, 10:45 PM
You obviously haven't seen the newest generation of inground lifts. Most all new ingrounds are self contained and are operated with electric over hydraulic pumps. They take 12 qts of fluid. If anything does happen (ie. leak) the cover can come of and the fluid would all be contained and not leak into the ground. Every part is servicable unlike the older style lifts where if the case rotted through the hoist was junk. Ingrounds are a wonderful option for a shop. I worked installing and servicing them for years before starting this gig. Most all lifts these days are a minimum of a 10,000# capacity. Plenty to lift a dually.

Yes,, I was looking at the smartlift from rotary lifts...self contained, no epa worries but pricey....8K vs 3-4K for an above ground unit...

Brendan Smith
06-19-2006, 08:23 AM
You obviously haven't seen the newest generation of inground lifts. Most all new ingrounds are self contained and are operated with electric over hydraulic pumps. They take 12 qts of fluid. If anything does happen (ie. leak) the cover can come of and the fluid would all be contained and not leak into the ground. Every part is servicable unlike the older style lifts where if the case rotted through the hoist was junk. Ingrounds are a wonderful option for a shop. I worked installing and servicing them for years before starting this gig. Most all lifts these days are a minimum of a 10,000# capacity. Plenty to lift a dually.
you are correct, i haven't seen them. i have heard there is a new style out there, but for the cost, i'll keep buying above grounds. quite frankly, i never paid much attention to the new ones due to the cost (we're a pretty small dealership and i get paid off of gross)

Squizzy246B
06-19-2006, 11:07 AM
Hey Tim, its not big enough..how am I gonna fit the whole family in there when I'm on hols??:rolleyes:

qps
06-19-2006, 02:13 PM
you are correct, i haven't seen them. i have heard there is a new style out there, but for the cost, i'll keep buying above grounds. quite frankly, i never paid much attention to the new ones due to the cost (we're a pretty small dealership and i get paid off of gross)

Dang Squizz, where you been???....

Brendan Smith
06-19-2006, 03:34 PM
Dang Squizz, where you been???....
huh????????????????????????????????????????????????:confused:

qps
06-19-2006, 03:47 PM
huh????????????????????????????????????????????????:confused:

Wrong quote...sorry dude...

DynaMow
06-19-2006, 10:33 PM
why don't you just put a pit in?

Brendan Smith
06-20-2006, 08:53 AM
Wrong quote...sorry dude...
it's ok, it happens. thought i had a blackout or something :dizzy: :dizzy: :laugh: :laugh:

Squizzy246B
06-20-2006, 09:55 AM
I bin here alla time...you just bin here ata different times.:usflag:

qps
06-20-2006, 09:02 PM
why don't you just put a pit in?

Those things look like a death trap....

DynaMow
06-21-2006, 10:42 AM
they are awesome, some steps 1 end, with rail around cant be beat. if done right you can work on all your stuff (big trucks, cars, p/u's, trailers) what ever you might want to get under and very cost effeicent.

qps
09-12-2006, 02:49 PM
just got the concrete in, man the wheels turn slow trying to get anything done during the season. for the rest of the pics look under heavy equipment thread, wouldn't let me upload twice;)

South Florida Lawns
09-12-2006, 03:20 PM
Very nice looking. I'll bet you can keep a lot of stuff in there.

qps
09-12-2006, 03:27 PM
Very nice looking. I'll bet you can keep a lot of stuff in there.

Thanks...where is you located, I got a buddy I email all the time in Perth...

J&R Landscaping
09-12-2006, 06:42 PM
Will it be ready in time for winter?

qps
09-12-2006, 06:51 PM
Will it be ready in time for winter?


doors being installed on the 20th, should have elect. permit pulled by then, yeah it should be wired, insulated and covered on the inside in metal by this winter....also installing a 12 two post car lift.

WildRidge
09-12-2006, 08:37 PM
QPS are you located off of Thompson rd. and Five Points?

qps
09-12-2006, 08:41 PM
QPS are you located off of Thompson rd. and Five Points?

Oh no....I've been caught...yeah that's me...

WildRidge
09-12-2006, 09:08 PM
Busted!!! I was drivin home for the day and saw the new pole barn back there and was wondern who was going to be running their operation out of there.

WildRidge
01-24-2007, 08:50 PM
Any updated photos on the shop? I drove by the other day and saw some of your equipment sittin outside.

tthomass
01-24-2007, 09:02 PM
off topic: nicely done logo WildRidge

WildRidge
01-25-2007, 03:20 PM
Thank you for the comment tthomass! You too have a very nice logo. Looks like someone spent a lot of time working on the design.

qps
01-25-2007, 03:23 PM
Any updated photos on the shop? I drove by the other day and saw some of your equipment sittin outside.


I'll post some later....still working on the inside...

Lawn Enforcer
01-25-2007, 07:42 PM
Sweet shop! How much did it set ya back?

Ramairfreak98ss
01-28-2007, 01:03 PM
Here's a pic of our new shop

Whats the supplies cost estimate for a pole barn that big? Im looking to do this year a 45'x60', but in nj with under an acre isnt much space, it will take up the whole back yard though :p.. Im undecided on a pole barn or actual building structure like a house with only 12' celing and full upstairs for office/rental/apartment space. The upstairs would be like 2900sq ft !

I could get my two trucks, all equipment, shop area, benches, office and 5 cars in there :p

qps
01-28-2007, 01:14 PM
I'll post some later....still working on the inside...


Here are some more pic's

qps
01-28-2007, 01:19 PM
only let me do one pic,,,another try..guess my other pics are already in this thread or others, won't let me post them again.....material cost...I have no ideal....cost of bldg. was around 30K with no floor...check with your local zoning, you probably can't build behind your house, I had to purchase this land and have it rezoned industrial...good luck...

stevesmowing
01-28-2007, 01:36 PM
was that 30k for just the supplies or for labor too? What did the floor run you?

qps
01-28-2007, 01:41 PM
was that 30k for just the supplies or for labor too? What did the floor run you?

labor also...4000 s.f. 16ft ceiling...floor was poured 5" and a 2K pad poured in front of the doors 18K with floor drains

stevesmowing
01-28-2007, 01:49 PM
how much of the 30k was for materials?

DUSTYCEDAR
01-28-2007, 02:28 PM
that shop is great good luck

RockSet N' Grade
01-28-2007, 03:38 PM
That shop is soooo nice! Color scheme is subtle class. That is a pride of ownership shop. I kinda wish you wouldn't have posted pictures, now I find myself taking measurements of my yard and thinking.....hmmm, that could fit right over here..... :)

qps
01-28-2007, 03:39 PM
how much of the 30k was for materials?


I didn't build it....I don't know......:dizzy:

qps
01-28-2007, 03:42 PM
That shop is soooo nice! Color scheme is subtle class. That is a pride of ownership shop. I kinda wish you wouldn't have posted pictures, now I find myself taking measurements of my yard and thinking.....hmmm, that could fit right over here..... :)


Thanks....been staying away from the equipment forum...upset to many people by being a CAT lover:laugh: ....finsihed it will have metal covering the ceiling with a R30, walls have a R22 now and will be covered in metal also...

SLC, LLC
01-28-2007, 09:17 PM
How do you like that Hotsy machine? My local dealer uses one of those? Does it perform well in cleaning grease and grime off the equipment? Where did you get it? And if you do not mind me asking, what would something like that run?

One last question - may be a stupid one too - but can you use that machine on your trucks?

Lawn Enforcer
01-28-2007, 09:24 PM
Do you think someone could build a loft in one of those with living quarters or something like that?

JDWalkbehind
01-28-2007, 09:32 PM
i'm so jealous.. i wish u'd post some pic's of the equip. and some morre in the shop. don't worry i like cat better than most brands. my dad has a 60x100 building but we don't have the floor or electrical done so it's just storage.

qps
01-28-2007, 10:18 PM
How do you like that Hotsy machine? My local dealer uses one of those? Does it perform well in cleaning grease and grime off the equipment? Where did you get it? And if you do not mind me asking, what would something like that run?

One last question - may be a stupid one too - but can you use that machine on your trucks?

Haven't had a chance to try it out yet....

SLC, LLC
01-28-2007, 11:28 PM
Do you think someone could build a loft in one of those with living quarters or something like that?

I have the plans drawn up right now to do just that. Some of my plans have recently changed, so I may be dropping that, just building hte barn, and then building a house in a couple years. But yes, it can be done.

WildRidge
01-29-2007, 09:39 AM
Lookin Good! I know where to go next time I need to lift the truck...jk Hey qps I saw your plow sitting in there, if your looking for additional work I have some stuff around in the township or if you want some snow work for your new skidsteer just let me know!

qps
07-08-2007, 03:58 PM
Here's a update photo of shop with the new drive installed......

Lawn Enforcer
07-08-2007, 09:51 PM
Wow, looks very good! How bout some more interior pics?

Ramairfreak98ss
07-08-2007, 11:42 PM
qps... thats about a 2 million dollar property/shop right there if it was in nj on say 2 acres or less :p I could only wish:)

Espacesverts
07-09-2007, 07:07 AM
what is the size of the enclosed trailer?

qps
07-09-2007, 09:42 PM
what is the size of the enclosed trailer?

Ha...that thing is 13 years old...7x16 and way to small...next spring I'll get a 8x22 or 24...

P.Services
07-09-2007, 09:57 PM
o.k let me ask a dumb question. i know their is a good reason but why not run asphalt up to the building instead of running crete out so far wouldn't that save money? also is that f550 2 or 4 wheel drive ?

qps
07-09-2007, 10:18 PM
o.k let me ask a dumb question. i know their is a good reason but why not run asphalt up to the building instead of running crete out so far wouldn't that save money? also is that f550 2 or 4 wheel drive ?


The approach was poured with the floor, the asphalt was layed over a year later...$$$$$$ it's a F450 and it is 4WD

P.Services
07-09-2007, 10:35 PM
The approach was poured with the floor, the asphalt was layed over a year later...$$$$$$ it's a F450 and it is 4WD

thanks makes more sense to me now. one other suggestion when you get your 8x24 get it with 3/4'' plywood walls so you can put racks and stuff where ever you want. thats what i did and i love it. adds some weight but worth it.

qps
08-05-2007, 10:01 PM
who says you can't get a track machine stuck:laugh: Had to pull it out with the new mini C304CR....also looking to trade this 257B in on a 287 or 297C series CAT....

Supper Grassy
08-05-2007, 10:31 PM
Looks good, hows it working out

tthomass
08-06-2007, 11:43 PM
Couldn't use the bucket to get out?

qps
08-07-2007, 08:06 PM
Couldn't use the bucket to get out?

heck no..that crap was quicksand:dizzy:

South Florida Lawns
08-07-2007, 09:13 PM
just the other day a bobtrack T300 was stuck to the cab in a sink hole. I wish I had a camera or the time to watch it get pulled out. 2 F350's were chained together and couldn't budge the machine.

qps
08-07-2007, 09:42 PM
just the other day a bobtrack T300 was stuck to the cab in a sink hole. I wish I had a camera or the time to watch it get pulled out. 2 F350's were chained together and couldn't budge the machine.

mini pulled it out o.k.

jeremyt1998
09-25-2008, 07:35 PM
hey QPS
I thought I would ask about pics of you shop inside (mainly) and out. I sure am having problems figuring out how to organize the inside. How to hang repair(ed)weedeaters, blowers. Where to put repaired and broken stuff. Just looking for ideas from other great looking companies.
J.

Kglenn04
09-25-2008, 08:41 PM
sorry but im new to the biz but whats it used for??

qps
09-25-2008, 09:16 PM
hey QPS
I thought I would ask about pics of you shop inside (mainly) and out. I sure am having problems figuring out how to organize the inside. How to hang repair(ed)weedeaters, blowers. Where to put repaired and broken stuff. Just looking for ideas from other great looking companies.
J.


Inside....if you figure out how to keep it straight and clean....let me know....I'm still fighting that one...:hammerhead:

Kennedy Landscaping
09-25-2008, 09:19 PM
Shops in this business are usually used to store all the trailers and mower and goodies like that. And to repair equipment. Going to put in any type of office?

STIHL GUY
09-25-2008, 09:22 PM
looks good

deere615
09-25-2008, 09:28 PM
Wow nice shop, thats about the size I want someday. that bobcat looks pretty stuck!