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Lawn Enforcer
11-26-2006, 12:25 AM
Here are the pictures of our rig. We run a 2005 Ram 1500 2wd with a 4.7 V8. Our trailer is a 12x6 Carry-On with racks that we bought or we built. Our main mowers are a 2000 Toro Proline 44" Hydro and a 1998 Dixon 4515B with a 50" deck. We also have a new Craftsman 3 in 1 for boulevards and small areas. We run a new Shindiawa trimmer, an older Echo trimmer and backpack blower, and a Ryobi trimmer. We also have a John Deere edger. Let the comments fly!

Lawn Enforcer
11-26-2006, 12:42 AM
Some more trailer pics

Lawn Enforcer
11-26-2006, 12:48 AM
Here's a front view of the trailer- I made the cooler and hand tool rack myself.

Lawn Enforcer
11-26-2006, 12:50 AM
Here is our 2005 Lesco aerator w/ a 4 hp Honda, very nice machine, paid for itself in one season

11-26-2006, 12:53 AM
Nice Setup!! Got A Few questions. First how do you like ur trailer? Next year im going to need a bigger one now that i have a 52in Z and a 54in WB and all the other stuff, my 5x10 just isnt cutting it and i was at TSC earlier and really liked the 7x12 w/rear and side gate. Next how do you like the Toro WB with the T-Bar? I just bought a JD 54in WB with the pistol grips and love the machine to death but down the road am looking to get a Toro 48in T-Bar and just wondering how they handle. Thanks and great looking rig! -Mitch-

Lawn Enforcer
11-26-2006, 01:11 AM
Mitch- The trailer is very nice, heavy duty. But the ramps are sort of high and I have problems with loading my mowers sometimes when the deck catches. I am having a friend move the hinges down for me this winter and hopefully it will help. That trailer with a drop axle would be perfect. The Toro T-Bar is in my opinion the best walk-behind controls out there, I just could not use pistol grips, it was too hard on the hands. Toro makes a very good walk-behind mower-by the way did you get your license yet? I get mine in April. I would have to say we are lucky to have dads that help us out until we get our businesses going.

Lawn Enforcer
11-26-2006, 01:14 AM
Here's the shop-12x30, brand new. I pay $85 per month with electricity. Kinda messy right now.

11-26-2006, 11:45 AM
Thanks For The Response! I think i'll proboably get that trailer next year. No license til 2009 for me, only 13 now but im gonna get a full time helper who can drive next year so i can expand and then mayb have another guy so we can have a three man crew. Thanks! -Mitch-

zim bob the landscaper
11-26-2006, 01:05 PM
nice setup looks good man keep it up.

11-26-2006, 11:17 PM
Here's the shop-12x30, brand new. I pay $85 per month with electricity.

Is it just what we see in the picture?

11-27-2006, 12:18 AM
Nice set up! Love the trailer w/ the side-gate and the T-bar. Keep it up.

Lawn Enforcer
11-27-2006, 06:45 PM
Yes, that is all the shop in the picture. I hope to one day get a bigger shop on my own land, but that is pretty far in the future. Thanks for the comments!

Lawn Enforcer
11-27-2006, 06:51 PM
Here's an outside view of the shop, it's with 3 other sheds its size.

Maitland Man
11-27-2006, 07:39 PM
Love it.....great trailer...can't beat that shop....for that price!!

Work hard...make money!!!

11-27-2006, 08:30 PM
Looks like a nice setup...very efficient. Surprised you haven't bent your jackstand on the trailer....kinda low?

11-27-2006, 09:18 PM
What is your shop. To me it just looks like a storage facility.

11-27-2006, 10:23 PM
Are rentable shops like that with electricity hard to find? I didnt know you could rent a storage place with electricity...???

11-27-2006, 10:35 PM
I use our huge pole barn for my shop. I drive my tractors right up in the 2nd floor of the barn. Gets them out of the way and everything.

Lawn Enforcer
11-27-2006, 10:42 PM
Well, I have not bent the jackstand because I usually take the wheel off, but I just pulled the trailer out for the pic.

I call it my shop because it's the best I can afford right now.

The storage unit I rent was originally for semi-trucks, but 2 Peterbilt trucks with faulty wiring torched all 4 units, so they won't allow trucks to rent the places anymore, so they gave us a good deal to get some renters. $85 a month w/ electricity is a pretty good deal. I have the option for heat, but I have a kerosene heater and it doesnt get any colder than 40 degrees in it anyway. Also very nice walls and doors. These are the only units I have ever seen with electricity.

11-27-2006, 10:47 PM
One good thing about it. If you have a gathering at your house, you won't have to worry about moving your equpiment, and it isn't always in the way.

Lawn Enforcer
11-27-2006, 10:50 PM
Hope the snow flies soon, just get her back from the shop, new cutting bar, shoes, and carb clean-up. Also more about the biz- we mow about 20 weekly accounts, which will go up now that I get my license this year and don't have to wait for my dad to get home from work to go to jobs, he'll just join me when he gets home. We do dethatching, core aeration, clean-up, edging, overseeding, shrub trimming, light tree trimming, and light landscaping.

11-27-2006, 10:50 PM
Looks good and boy you can't beat that price at all. Screw buying your own barn just rent one more of those.
Also that pitch fork on the trailer looks like a major injury waiting to happen, trust me have the fork end down on the floor or lose it all together. Just a thought.
Good luck next year!

Lawn Enforcer
11-27-2006, 10:53 PM
thanks for the tip. Have you had a bad experience with the pitchfork?

11-27-2006, 10:54 PM
I don't even own a pitch fork, I never need one, I just use a shovel when putting down mulch and stuff like that. I don't ever take rakes, shovels and brooms and other stuff like that to mowing jobs, just stuff like that, during spring and sometimes fall.

11-27-2006, 11:02 PM
thanks for the tip. Have you had a bad experience with the pitchfork?

Seen things and been there done that, I will never own one. Do carry some tools like a scoop shovel, reg curved shovel, hedge clippers, 1 (5) gal bucket and a leaf rake.

11-27-2006, 11:05 PM
Those little things just get in the way, and just my luck, if I mount them to the trailer, the wind will snap them, or blow them away. That is usually just my luck.

11-27-2006, 11:12 PM
Those little things just get in the way, and just my luck, if I mount them to the trailer, the wind will snap them, or blow them away. That is usually just my luck.

Believe what you want but drive time = money, if you have to do something small you can and make a higher profit.
Thats why they make whats called a truck bed you don't have to put them on the trailer I don't.

11-27-2006, 11:13 PM
If I know I'm going to need them them I stick them under the mower, so the wind don't catch them.

Lawn Enforcer
11-27-2006, 11:19 PM
I just like to have them on the trailer so I can just back it in a night and don't have to clean out the truck bed.

11-27-2006, 11:23 PM
I just like to have them on the trailer so I can just back it in a night and don't have to clean out the truck bed.

Whatever works best for you. Thats what makes everyone different.

11-29-2006, 10:49 AM
nice looking set up there and that seems like a great price per month on that shop

Lawn Enforcer
12-27-2006, 01:58 PM
Well, here is the "office." It is just our basement under our townhouse. It also serves as a TV room.

Lawn Enforcer
12-27-2006, 02:16 PM
Pic number 2:cool:

Lawn Enforcer
12-31-2006, 12:11 AM
Here is a closer view of our main mower. A 2000 Toro 44" hydro floating deck w/ a Vanguard 16 horse V-twin.

12-31-2006, 12:41 AM
I didn't read all of replies so this may have already been covered but how about better appearance? You're phone # and logo looks a little messy.

Lawn Enforcer
12-31-2006, 12:38 PM
Well, I made the sign myself. Painted it. It is my first sign and I will make some more. That one was for practice, the other signs will be better. I will put one on the ramp and one on the side gate. Also, painting small letters on chip board is not easy. I bought better plywood for the other signs.

12-31-2006, 12:49 PM
do you get many calls from the sign on the trailer or not alot?

thanks nick

Lawn Enforcer
01-01-2007, 09:01 PM
I have not gotten any calls because I just made them this winter, never drove around with the signs on the trailer.

01-01-2007, 09:11 PM
How do the controls on the wb work?

01-01-2007, 09:12 PM
Even if you keep it simple check out a sign shop. You could get what you've got there for prob $50 and you'd have nice crisp edges and no need in painting again. Even then you can add in something to give it a little character.......a tree, some grass and funny look'n guy holding a shovel........something just to wake it up a bit. Play with colors too.

Lawn Enforcer
01-01-2007, 09:38 PM
The Toro controls are nice, simple. Push forward, goes forward, pull back, reverse. Squeeze right, goes right, vice versa for left. I'll try to do better on the next sign, if I don't I'll look into a sign shop. Thanks for the comments.