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mike lane lawn care
11-05-2006, 05:09 PM
these aren't the best pictures or my stuff, as i don't have the trimmer rack or blower rack installed on the trailer yet, and the craftsman is on the trailer instead of the lawnboy. but i just waxed and polished the truck and wanted to show it off. (and if you saw my other thread about makinga shed, the current one is in the third pic, yea i know it's small.)

Uranus
11-05-2006, 05:12 PM
How many lawns do you have and what can you do in a day?

mike lane lawn care
11-05-2006, 05:45 PM
i do a pretty small amount, 10-1 acre props, and 1-15acre prop. a weekday that i'm in school, i can do three, but i could do up to five if i pushed it. in the summer i could get everyone of them excpet for the 15 acre done in a day, but in the summer heat, i'd be dead, so spread out through three and a half days works well, and give me plenty of extra time.

Uranus
11-05-2006, 05:51 PM
Yea I know about that summer heat. You would remember that week with 3 days of 100 degree days in a row. Well I'm solo and had a 103 fever for those days. What sucked is I still had to do 12 a day to stay on schedule. That week sucked

mike lane lawn care
11-05-2006, 06:05 PM
Yea I know about that summer heat. You would remember that week with 3 days of 100 degree days in a row. Well I'm solo and had a 103 fever for those days. What sucked is I still had to do 12 a day to stay on schedule. That week sucked
i remember it well, I thought that i was going to pass out after using the 21" on a hill for 15 mins. The tractor and my water bottle were my best friends then.

FearThisDeere
11-05-2006, 06:36 PM
Man that Astro looks good. You take great care of your stuff. I like it!

DBL
11-05-2006, 06:43 PM
Man that Astro looks good. You take great care of your stuff. I like it!

doesnt matter what it is if you take care of it itll take care of you

mike lane lawn care
11-05-2006, 07:01 PM
Man that Astro looks good. You take great care of your stuff. I like it!
thanks, that Astro realy is a great van, I try to get her washed once a week, and waxed every now and then. I forgot to polish the chrome rims befor ei took the picture, i just did them, and they sparkle!

lugnut#6
11-05-2006, 07:19 PM
what i could do with a van like that......waterbed,line the interior with purple fur,passion lights,airbrush a molly hatchet album cover on the back......yea baby,styling :laugh:

ok flashback over

SouthernYankee
11-05-2006, 08:25 PM
It gets hot in Mass? Hahaha come to Texas in the summer.

Uranus
11-05-2006, 08:43 PM
It gets hot in Mass? Hahaha come to Texas in the summer.

I spent 4 years at Ft Hood. I know all about the summer heat of texas. I drove a tank while I was there. When all the hatches were closed up during the day it could get upwards of 120 inside. FYI Ft hood is an hour north of Austin. Nice state you have there

SouthernYankee
11-05-2006, 09:03 PM
I am just messing around with you, I grew up on the Cape and I moved to Houston after graduating from college.

I always tease my friends that still live in Mass about the heat in the summer.

PROFESSORRAIN
11-05-2006, 10:00 PM
looks cool! feed the trailer it will need to grow as your cust. xx.went to ny in the summer felt like spring.almost forgot ROLL TIDE ROLL BRO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M catchin hell right now but can't find anyone around that can count to 12....

mike lane lawn care
11-06-2006, 12:21 AM
What do you guys think looks better? with the roof rack or with out?

mcwlandscaping
11-06-2006, 12:37 AM
i think it looks better without the rack on there.....truck is very clean and that broadmoor looks very comforable!

mike lane lawn care
11-06-2006, 12:41 AM
i think it looks better without the rack on there.....truck is very clean and that broadmoor looks very comforable!
i thought it looks better with it off too, i still have it, i'll have to ake it apart for the winter, i was going to make a kayak rack, but would you want to lift a 14' kayak on top of that van?:weightlifter:

and yes, the broadmoor is VERY comfortable.

DBL
11-08-2006, 10:53 AM
do you use the rack for anything

mike lane lawn care
11-08-2006, 03:58 PM
do you use the rack for anything
no not really, it's in the shed now, but i suppose, if i would put it back on in summer to make it look like a work truck.

Total.Lawn.Care
11-08-2006, 04:00 PM
I would not put it back on there unless you needed it for something. It causes more wind drag on the road resulting in less fuel mileage. I just removed ladder racks from my Trailer because I almost never needed a ladder at a job while I am cutting grass. I may need one for hedges here and there and this and that, but otherwise on a daily basis, no need to i took the racks off.

stuffdeer
11-08-2006, 07:16 PM
How do you like the 4.3 lt V6?

I might be looking into a 4x4 S-10 nxt year wit hthat particular engine.

mike lane lawn care
11-09-2006, 09:39 PM
How do you like the 4.3 lt V6?

I might be looking into a 4x4 S-10 nxt year wit hthat particular engine.

I really like the 4.3 V6, works well and has a lot of power. Gas milage leaves something to be desired, as i get around 13 MPG, but the astro is VERY heavy, where an S-10 is not as heavy, so it might get better MPG. I don't know if the S-10 has tow/haul mode, but it really makes the most out of this engine, even though it's really for the transmission. I just put some chevron fuel system cleaner in and it made a big difference, now it has power to spare, highly recomend this engine choice.

DoetschOutdoor
11-09-2006, 09:44 PM
Stuffdeer, Ive gota 4.3 4x4 s10 let me know if ya got any questions or whatever

ALarsh
11-09-2006, 10:05 PM
Astro heavy? how much does it weigh?

mike lane lawn care
11-09-2006, 10:24 PM
Astro heavy? how much does it weigh?
with it's current setup, about 4500 lbs, give or take for fuel. It's comparable to a silverado 1500, considering that's what the Astro is based upon.

ALarsh
11-09-2006, 10:41 PM
4500 isn't that bad, but I guess the v-6 might have to work a little more to move it... I think you would get better mpg than 13 with the v8.

My buddy has an 04 denali XL which is pretty heavy. 6.0L v8 that gets 19 mpg highway.

mike lane lawn care
11-09-2006, 10:47 PM
4500 isn't that bad, but I guess the v-6 might have to work a little more to move it... I think you would get better mpg than 13 with the v8.

My buddy has a new denali XL which is pretty heavy. 6.0L v8 that gets 19 mpg highway.
well remember, this is an old engine design, tried and tested, but old. Plus i've got a lot of miles, which doesn't help too much. i suppose a plug and wire change would help some, but i don't want it in the garage just yet. i'll wait till mid winter when i have the trans cooler installed and then have the plugs and wires done.

DoetschOutdoor
11-10-2006, 06:48 PM
A denali getting 19mpg is very very good and must be getting driven like an old lady. Anywhere in the 12-15mpg is average for the 4.3. Ive got a 4x4 with that engine and I get 12 mpg while a buddy with the 2wd gets about 14-15. These engines just do not get good gas mileage.