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W.L.S.27
11-12-2006, 11:18 PM
We were bored this weekend so i decided to take a few pictures. I own most of the equipment. (with the exception of the truck, trailer, older scag 48, and the little wonder push blower) The equipment I just listed belongs to another company that I worked for this summer to try and gain some knowledge about the biz. The other company (Voegtles Lawn Service) belongs to a friend of mine from church that on occasion, during leaf season, lets me take out one of his trucks and trailers. His company also runs 2 maintenance crews, 1 landscape crew, and one heavy equipment/grading/construction crew. He is a great guy and I appreciate all the effort he has put forward to assist me in starting my own company (Wheaton Landscape Specialists) this season. Anyway here are some of the pictures... enjoy.

scaglawnsnj
11-13-2006, 01:02 AM
i like the selection of equipment.. scag is the way to go.. a lot of people hate scag. f**k em.... i run walk behinds too. love them

Mike's All Season Service
11-13-2006, 08:32 PM
Scag is the only way to go!!!!!:weightlifter: IMO

Gene $immons
11-15-2006, 01:22 AM
That blower looks brand new.

Prestige-Lawncare
11-15-2006, 10:53 AM
It's always nice to have friends that help out ... and it teaches us to help others when we have the opportunity too.

Good Luck ...

:weightlifter:

W.L.S.27
11-15-2006, 08:26 PM
Gene $immons... haha just have to say i like the name. but yes the BR340 is about 2 months old.

Prestige... 100% true. what goes around comes around. we have quite a few LCO's around here that are just a pleasure to work beside. We are very blessed. God has provided us with a very good season this year.

-Chris

J&R Landscaping
11-16-2006, 12:24 PM
How many accounts do you have?

W.L.S.27
11-16-2006, 07:53 PM
J&R... Right now we only have 11 accounts. 1.5 acres being the smallest and 3.5 acres being the largest. Our residential contracts are VERY similar to commercial contracts; In that anything and everything that has to do with landscaping is done at each of the properties. So we are working quite a bit with those 11 accounts (about 3 days a week 9-6) The services that are included with our contracts are:
1. Once yearly tree trimming
2. 3x hedge & shrub trimming
3. All fert./chem apps as needed
4. General lawn maintenance services (1x a week)
5. Mulch every spring and as needed throughout the season
6. Garden Maintenance (1x a week)

Hope all this makes some sense
-Chris

W.L.S.27
11-16-2006, 07:54 PM
J&R... almost forgot the snow removal (still dreaming about summer... lol) as well as 2 fall cleanups and one spring cleanup.

-Chris

Classified
11-17-2006, 03:00 AM
Chris, next season youll have another LCO next door. Im in Schaumburg but hope to get customers in the LITH, Algonquin, Crystal Lake areas. Im starting in the early spring, im planning to start it as full time but we will see how the advertising goes in late jan-feb.

What Church do you go to?

W.L.S.27
11-17-2006, 03:37 PM
Classy Grass... Your not too far from me. About 20 minutes at the most. Just a ways down north avenue. I'm at Calvary Church in naperville off Rt. 59. You cant miss it (they just added another extension and its about a mile long... literally) Keep me posted on how business is doing down in your area.
-Chris

Classified
11-18-2006, 12:08 AM
Cool, I will let you know how things go.

Sounds like a nice church! I go to willow in barrington which is also pretty large.

Anyways, ill see ya around!

Doug

W.L.S.27
11-18-2006, 07:22 PM
Ahh... yes Willow Creek. I've heard many good things about that church. Im gona have to pay a visit sometime. Good luck on starting your business and I wish you blessings for next season.

-Chris

S man
11-18-2006, 08:58 PM
How's that echo trimmer holding up?

W.L.S.27
11-19-2006, 04:35 PM
SnapperAirens.... The Echo trimmer has been great for us. Last season I was using all residential trimmers and the Echo you see here was one of the first replacements. I've never had any problems with the 210's. I am however switching to all Stihl simply because of the dealer support in my area; and also because I can finally afford their prodoucts.

-Chris

S man
11-19-2006, 05:16 PM
SnapperAirens.... The Echo trimmer has been great for us. Last season I was using all residential trimmers and the Echo you see here was one of the first replacements. I've never had any problems with the 210's. I am however switching to all Stihl simply because of the dealer support in my area; and also because I can finally afford their prodoucts.

-Chris

That's good. I like stihl too. I'm getting ready to get some cool stuff next year. How do you like the new bp blower? Is it a 420 c or d? And if a d, is it screwing up with the cat. converter?

T. Wheeler
11-19-2006, 05:40 PM
How wides that trailer? We have tryed to get walkbehinds side ways and always end of wasting time. What the best way to tackle it? Ours is a 12x6ft trailer

W.L.S.27
11-19-2006, 06:59 PM
Snapper Airens.... The new backpack in the picture is a BR340 and the one behind it is a good ole' BR420 C Magnum. Both of them are great, never had any problems with them either. If I were you i'd spend the extra money and grab the BR600 (I've heard that the cat. converters on the new BR420 "D" models can be a pain). I actually plan on purchasing one or possibly even two of the BR600's for next season. But... if you cant spend the extra money, the BR340 also does a heck of a job. Hope this helps.

-Chris

W.L.S.27
11-19-2006, 07:08 PM
T. Wheeler... The trailer is a 6x12. It is a bit tricky to get the WB's up there sideways. The best way to do it is to walk them up as you normally would and make sure that your body is in between the pistol grip control levers. Then simply pull up all the way on the right control lever and let the left tire spin. It might require a little effort on your part (such as lifting the WB slightly to help it slide into place) Keep in mind that you have a very limited amount of space between you and the side rails on the trailer. Like I said it is a bit tricky but with a little practice I'm sure you can make it work. It helps immensely as far as saving space on a small trailer. If you have any more questions about it, feel free to ask

-Chris

S man
11-19-2006, 07:55 PM
How good are the advantage decks with tall or wet grass? are the controls easy to use?

W.L.S.27
11-19-2006, 08:05 PM
Snapper Airens...
I really cannot say enough good things about the Advantage Decks. They plow right through the toughest grass and leaves with no problems at all. They stripe wonderfully and have excellent clipping dispersal. They are extremely tough and are built to last. The only other deck that even begins to compare is the Tri-Vantage deck by Exmark. In my opinion the Scag machines with Advantage decks give you the best bang for your buck. I would defiantly recommend them.

-Chris

S man
11-19-2006, 08:24 PM
Snapper Airens...
I really cannot say enough good things about the Advantage Decks. They plow right through the toughest grass and leaves with no problems at all. They stripe wonderfully and have excellent clipping dispersal. They are extremely tough and are built to last. The only other deck that even begins to compare is the Tri-Vantage deck by Exmark. In my opinion the Scag machines with Advantage decks give you the best bang for your buck. I would defiantly recommend them.

-Chris

thanks I will keep it in mind for spring shopping.