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Mowman16
02-07-2007, 04:24 PM
I want to see some pix of all your rigs in action!
Heres my rig last season, I'm only 16.
72548

And one of the mower,

72549

And another,

72550

Hope to see some nice rigs up here soon, nice lawns too :clapping: :usflag: :clapping:

KS_Grasscutter
02-07-2007, 04:34 PM
That is about the best "non-truck" rig I have seen on here. Looks really nice! At what age can you drive a truck in your state? KS is 16.

Here are some of my pictures:
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r253/KS_Grasscutter/12-03Dixon.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r253/KS_Grasscutter/fulltrailer1.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r253/KS_Grasscutter/fulltrailer2.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r253/KS_Grasscutter/leafrigs1.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r253/KS_Grasscutter/storage2.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r253/KS_Grasscutter/12-03C202.jpg

petekief
02-07-2007, 05:24 PM
and before i do let me appologize in advance - but - did you save up all the money you made pushing a craftsman 21" around those estates to buy that Gator and Exmark and trailer and racks and all that hand held gear - or did you float a loan at the local bank - or what - i'm pretty sure it's or what - i'm sorry - it's great your 16 and driving your brand new gator around your neihborhood and working - thats great - it really is - but i drive a truck thats 4 years older than you and use a mower that i got in 94 (yes you were three when i bought it) - and i am sorry but showing ME all that gear kinda rubs me the wrong way - i am glad your working - i am sure you will do well - you have a great start - and you will undoubtedly be able to pay for your gear cutting in that hood - i'm just old i guess and a little grumpy - nice stuff - but mines all old and used and scraped up - rusted a little too - especially the truck - it's all serviceable and in good mechanical condition but i don't think i'll show you mine -

daveintoledo
02-07-2007, 05:25 PM
is the fert and spreader on your trailor..... now think about it.... here on the internet..... is a picture of your stuff....and you are not licensed......not at 16.... so your doing this illegally....in public.......:rolleyes:

thats too bad, you would have a nice start if it wasnt for being illegal....maybe im wrong and you are licensed and insured for pesticides.....

are you....:nono: is any of that stuff secured for transportation......

really does look like you are on your way.... get legal and i hope you do great...Good Luck....

Mr Priceless
02-07-2007, 05:27 PM
that is a sweet setup! Mowman, do you have ins. on all that? (or at least the gator)

Mr Priceless
02-07-2007, 05:30 PM
is the fert and spreader on your trailor..... now think about it.... here on the internet..... is a picture of your stuff....and you are not licensed......not at 16.... so your doing this illegally....in public.......:rolleyes:

thats too bad, you would have a nice start if it wasnt for being illegal....maybe im wrong and you are licensed and insured for pesticides.....

are you....:nono: is any of that stuff secured for transportation......

really does look like you are on your way.... get legal and i hope you do great...Good Luck....

dave, i don't see any pesticides on the trailer or gator :confused:

daveintoledo
02-07-2007, 05:35 PM
dave, i don't see any pesticides on the trailer or gator :confused:


green bags... orange spreader.....looks like nothing is secured... THIS IS AN OBSERVATION... not meaning to bust the guys chops or anything, but if i noticed it, someone else of authority might also...

petekief
02-07-2007, 05:38 PM
i think the spreaders are on KS's rig not MOWMAN's - unless i'm missing something - and i'm not licensed for apps and don't do them - it's cost prohibitive for me at this point in time - and again i want to appologize - we've all had help somewhere from someone and i'm no exception - but if your 16 - don't show me the new Hummer you got for your birthday - or don't show it to me and not expect me to react indignantly - i just won't be able to help myself

DixieFerris
02-07-2007, 05:40 PM
Can we move this post to "Just starting in the business"? This is hardly commercial mowing talk and pictures

Willofalltrades
02-07-2007, 05:42 PM
WHAT?? I clicked on the commercial lawn mowing forum... Not the pics forum. They got a special spot for this thread, not here.

KS_Grasscutter
02-07-2007, 05:45 PM
green bags... orange spreader.....looks like nothing is secured... THIS IS AN OBSERVATION... not meaning to bust the guys chops or anything, but if i noticed it, someone else of authority might also...

Yea, it's a fert. spreader... but notice the aerator too? Ever think it could be grass seed?!? Dont need a license for that:hammerhead: That was last fall when I was doing aerating and overseeding. I have never spread a bag of anything but grass seed, or straight fertilizer which you don't need a license for in Kansas. And yes, everything IS secured into the trailer.

daveintoledo
02-07-2007, 05:47 PM
Yea, it's a fert. spreader... but notice the aerator too? Ever think it could be grass seed?!? Dont need a license for that:hammerhead: That was last fall when I was doing aerating and overseeding. I have never spread a bag of anything but grass seed, or straight fertilizer which you don't need a license for in Kansas. And yes, everything IS secured into the trailer.

that it was just an observation...... thanks for clearing that up.....

KS_Grasscutter
02-07-2007, 05:49 PM
that it was just an observation...... thanks for clearing that up.....

No problem.

ALarsh
02-07-2007, 06:08 PM
That gator looks nice. Do you plow snow with it?

battags
02-07-2007, 06:52 PM
I really can't believe it. This kid is obviously working out there and proud of his accomplishments and all you guys have done is try to bust him down.

How many of his 16 year old classmates are home playing Play Station while he is working in a neighbors lawn? How many of his peers even have a job? Lastly, read his post and reply. The kid is articulate and obviously intelligent. That is much more than I can say for the a huge number of LS members, these days.

Who cares if he had some 'help' along the way. The point is that he, like any motivated individual with a strong work ethic, is taking what he has and trying to make it better. Much like those who started with much less.....

Brian

Mowerboy04
02-07-2007, 07:07 PM
I want to see some pix of all your rigs in action!
Heres my rig last season, I'm only 16.
72548

And one of the mower,

72549

And another,

72550

Hope to see some nice rigs up here soon, nice lawns too :clapping: :usflag: :clapping:

hey what part of waled lake are u in? i'm in novi.
alex

prizeprop
02-07-2007, 07:07 PM
Nice set-ups and keep up the hard work guys!!!! Your on your way!!!

paolaken
02-07-2007, 07:14 PM
i had a 68 john deere rear engine rider and 3 lawnboys at 16. nice set up.
the 68 jd might tell my age alittle.

supercuts
02-07-2007, 07:15 PM
mowman16, did you pay for all of that or did you parents?? if you did good job but i find that a bit hard to believe, also , is it even legal to drive that gator on the road?? you do look like a hard worker though, good for you

Albery's Lawn & Tractor
02-07-2007, 07:30 PM
Nice looking equipment but like everyone else asks: Who payed for it?

dmanb2b
02-07-2007, 07:37 PM
does it matter who paid for it??? The guy at the age of 16 is willing to work his butt of...whether gifted or not, he has an opportunity and he is taking full advantage of it....If his parents bought it...so be it...they must work hard too to afford it and now there is one less person in the U.S. trying to live off of our tax dollars...GOD BLESS:usflag:

daveintoledo
02-07-2007, 07:41 PM
does it matter who paid for it??? The guy at the age of 16 is willing to work his butt of...whether gifted or not, he has an opportunity and he is taking full advantage of it....If his parents bought it...so be it...they must work hard too to afford it and now there is one less person in the U.S. trying to live off of our tax dollars...GOD BLESS:usflag:

do you think these kids are paying taxes, they may be i dont know, but yes the guys are out working....

you would get busted fast with that thing around here, cops wouldnt let you use it but once, and you would be out of business...

Mr Priceless
02-07-2007, 07:43 PM
i think the spreaders are on KS's rig not MOWMAN's - unless i'm missing something - and i'm not licensed for apps and don't do them - it's cost prohibitive for me at this point in time - and again i want to appologize - we've all had help somewhere from someone and i'm no exception - but if your 16 - don't show me the new Hummer you got for your birthday - or don't show it to me and not expect me to react indignantly - i just won't be able to help myself

that's what i was pointing out. Mowman has nuthin around his gear as far as chemical lawn treatment goes

CutNLawns
02-07-2007, 07:51 PM
I can't see what difference it makes or who's business it is who payed for it. Actually it is about as much business as asking how much money do you make. None of your business!

I'm sure he did not post this to see how many jealous poeple could kick him in the balls nor to brag on his stuff. Looks to me like there is a young man who is PROUD of his work and likes to work hard, which is hard to find these days. I bet if you looked at the kids of most that like to bash people, they are lazy slugs sitting on the couch playing video games.

I agree with what was said before...one of the nicest lookig "non-truck" rigs I've seen. Keep up the good work and maybe some of the "negative" people will be working for YOU in the future!

dmanb2b
02-07-2007, 07:51 PM
regardless of whether he's filling a return now or not, once he incorporates he will and he's not using gov't cheese to get by. And judging by his rig, chances are he can afford a CPA. Heck judging by the neighborhood, he may even be able to barter tax services for lawn cutting.

supercuts
02-07-2007, 08:00 PM
DMANB2B, of course it matters who paid for it. for all we know, this kids parents could have bought the whole setup for him and he mows only 2 neighbors for a $100 bucks! then he can sit on his butt playing online while looking out the window of his parents million dollar home at his expensive set up. i hope this isnt the case and i hope he is working his butt off even if his parents did buy it, but its a good question to ask. at 16 he appears to have motivation which is great and that is how i was, but i now kids who had everything handed to them and they sit on there butt. the parents buy things liek that to TRY and motivate there kids.

KS_Grasscutter
02-07-2007, 08:03 PM
do you think these kids are paying taxes, they may be i dont know, but yes the guys are out working....

you would get busted fast with that thing around here, cops wouldnt let you use it but once, and you would be out of business...

I don't see where it is ANY of your f***ing business, but yes, I do pay taxes. Not sure about any of the other "kids" on here, but I would bet most do. There again though, NONE of your business.

Maybe some of you that are posting all the negative BS on here should post your rig? After all, that IS what this whole thread is for...

Albery's Lawn & Tractor
02-07-2007, 08:21 PM
My rig is:
1997 Ford F150 Longbed
16x7 Tandem Landscape Trailer w/ Brakes & Trimmer Rack
'06 Gravely PM 260Z
'03 Cubcadet M60 Tank (back-up)
Echo 403 Backpack Blower
Echo 251 Trimmer
Echo 210 Trimmer
Echo PE 200 Edger
Echo 200 Hedge Trimmers

Pay Taxes, and insured.

Don't know how to post pics sorry.

KS_Grasscutter
02-07-2007, 08:24 PM
Don't know how to post pics sorry.

If you wanted, you could email me and I could resize and post them for you. Send me a PM for my email address if you want to.

Mr Priceless
02-07-2007, 08:25 PM
DMANB2B, of course it matters who paid for it. for all we know, this kids parents could have bought the whole setup for him and he mows only 2 neighbors for a $100 bucks! then he can sit on his butt playing online while looking out the window of his parents million dollar home at his expensive set up. i hope this isnt the case and i hope he is working his butt off even if his parents did buy it, but its a good question to ask. at 16 he appears to have motivation which is great and that is how i was, but i now kids who had everything handed to them and they sit on there butt. the parents buy things liek that to TRY and motivate there kids.

wait a minute, are you even SUGGESTING that we shouldn't TRY to motivate our kids? What the kid does during his freetime is his own business. And from what i'm gathering, we shouldn't even THINK to glance towards the direction of lawn service if we aren't dirt poor, starting with a 3000 hour push mower on its last leg, and have read the "how to make generous donations" gov manual five times over!

dmanb2b
02-07-2007, 08:27 PM
DARICEK...you make no sense whatsoever. You are an angry man who is jealous of someone's good fortune. Whether he mows 2 lawns or 200 it just doesn't matter...some people are just more fortunate than others and it really does not matter.

FYI... I started from scratch just like you and have paid for my kid's college education, all of which are making more money than me...so if his parents paid for the rig and that ends up being his future... they got off easy my friend

daveintoledo
02-07-2007, 08:32 PM
I don't see where it is ANY of your f***ing business, but yes, I do pay taxes. Not sure about any of the other "kids" on here, but I would bet most do. There again though, NONE of your business.

Maybe some of you that are posting all the negative BS on here should post your rig? After all, that IS what this whole thread is for...


glad to hear you are paying your share, many here do not, including adults....and you are wrong again...IT IS MY BUSINESS im a tax paying adult, and like the other adults, we pay for your schools and most everything else ... so taxes are all adults business...so are the people who cheat, and dont pay, so we have to pay more then our share....

and i dont post pics of my stuff, some looser will come buy and try to steal what they have seen....:)

KS_Grasscutter
02-07-2007, 08:37 PM
glad to hear you are paying your share, many here do not, including adults....and you are wrong again...IT IS MY BUSINESS im a tax paying adult, and like the other adults, we pay for your schools and most everything else ... so taxes are all adults business...so are the people who cheat, and dont pay, so we have to pay more then our share....


Ok, I understand now where you are coming from on the taxes. I too do not like people who try their hardest to cheat the system every way they can.

Thanks:waving:
KS_Grasscutter

dmanb2b
02-07-2007, 08:39 PM
also judging by the looks of that exmark...he ain't mowing two lawns and calling it a day.

And Dave...it is none of your business to wonder who individually pays taxes or who doesn't...Your business is home improvement and maintenance, the gov't makes you pay taxes...otherwise you wouldn't..it is the IRS's/state taxing agency's business to wonder who doesn't pay taxes not your's.

JRSlawn
02-07-2007, 08:45 PM
Wow does that bring back some memories. I had the same exact setup with a 48 walk behind and 2 push mowers in the bed. Do you have a plow on it. I had the 2 wheel drive gator with the curtis cab and it was a machine you couldn't stop it while plowing. Good luck a couple year and you can trade it in o a truck like I did.

stumpslawncare
02-07-2007, 08:47 PM
Lets give this kid credit, he's on his way to making it. We have all had some help along the way (parents, bank, friends, etc.) I'd be proud to have that equipment at 16, he's just happy to show it all off. It's all good...

Lazer_Z
02-07-2007, 08:50 PM
Lets give this kid credit, he's on his way to making it. We have all had some help along the way (parents, bank, friends, etc.) I'd be proud to have that equipment at 16, he's just happy to show it all off. It's all good... Very well said.

Rob

nitro121
02-07-2007, 08:50 PM
Here is my "ride around truck" for advertising...I have a 2-wheel drive ranger that used for work but I'm planning on using both this spring/summer (seasonal business). No pics of my equipment though...just a 10x5 trailer w/ a Fastrak and push mower.....trimmers, blower and gas cans in the bed of the truck (about to order trimmer traps).

But more power to you no matter where you got the gear....take over your whole county, you are on a good path.

OH yeah, took the $28 bucks off (after about a month...I'm getting "no landscaping, just mowing" signs made up now)....I only used that to get the calls and then upsell if they had fence lines, big ditches, etc..
Peace,
Gary

daveintoledo
02-07-2007, 08:51 PM
And Dave...it is none of your business to wonder who individually pays taxes or who doesn't...Your business is home improvement and maintenance, the gov't makes you pay taxes...otherwise you wouldn't..it is the IRS's/state taxing agency's business to wonder who doesn't pay taxes not your's.

like i said this guy seems to be a real outstanding young man, and should be proud of his accomplishments, and his future

as stated law breakers are everyones business, i said he may be paying i dont know, and look at that he is... so there.... if your my competition, and i know you are not paying taxes or are a law breaker, you will get turned in....

one way to cull the herd :weightlifter:

Mowman16
02-07-2007, 09:22 PM
WOW!
I did not mean to make such a splash! Let me just clear some things up,
I file my taxes, the photos are of wealthy customers houses, not ours, the equipment was not all gifted to me, but I did receive help paying for it. I work very hard at what I do, and the Lord has blessed me. I plow snow in the winter as well, but at this time I don't think it wise to post a winter picture.
Sorry if I came across as bragging, I did not mean for the focus to be on me
but rather to see pictures of equipment and well cut lawns. If there is another place on lawnsite.com for this please tell me where it is, and I will move the discussion there. :waving: :usflag: :waving:

Mr Priceless
02-07-2007, 09:33 PM
WOW!
I did not mean to make such a splash! Let me just clear some things up,
I file my taxes, the photos are of wealthy customers houses, not ours, the equipment was not all gifted to me, but I did receive help paying for it. I work very hard at what I do, and the Lord has blessed me. I plow snow in the winter as well, but at this time I don't think it wise to post a winter picture.
Sorry if I came across as bragging, I did not mean for the focus to be on me
but rather to see pictures of equipment and well cut lawns. If there is another place on lawnsite.com for this please tell me where it is, and I will move the discussion there. :waving: :usflag: :waving:

Ty for clearing it up for us. And for giving credit where credit is due. Good man:)

too bad 99% of the time quite a few people here assume (*ahem*) the worst and then state their views on the worst case senario, disregarding what the topic was mainly for.:hammerhead:

bigcountry01
02-07-2007, 09:33 PM
did ya'll miss the memo? this thread is called SHOW OFF YOUR EQUIPMENT....the 16 year old is more mature that alot of you that have posted on here. I think its great that he is out working hard and who gives a damm about the rest/ you dont know him and ya dont know his story and you dont even know that he lives in that neighborhood! so lets see some more equipment and stop bit*hin. ill have a pic up maybe tomorrow.

GotGreen
02-07-2007, 09:35 PM
DMANB2B, of course it matters who paid for it. for all we know, this kids parents could have bought the whole setup for him and he mows only 2 neighbors for a $100 bucks! then he can sit on his butt playing online while looking out the window of his parents million dollar home at his expensive set up. i hope this isnt the case and i hope he is working his butt off even if his parents did buy it, but its a good question to ask. at 16 he appears to have motivation which is great and that is how i was, but i now kids who had everything handed to them and they sit on there butt. the parents buy things liek that to TRY and motivate there kids.

Who gives a crap who paid for it, he did not ask for a video game or bike or other crap, that assuming like you did that someone else paid for it, the kid is working and thats the bottom line. He seems to have a head over his shoulders and is trying to show something that he is proud of. You do not know him, let his parent worry about him, he did not come here looking for fatherly advise.

Ignorant crap like this is what gives people on the industry an ignorant status.

KS_Grasscutter
02-07-2007, 09:37 PM
WOW!
I did not mean to make such a splash! Let me just clear some things up,
I file my taxes, the photos are of wealthy customers houses, not ours, the equipment was not all gifted to me, but I did receive help paying for it. I work very hard at what I do, and the Lord has blessed me. I plow snow in the winter as well, but at this time I don't think it wise to post a winter picture.
Sorry if I came across as bragging, I did not mean for the focus to be on me
but rather to see pictures of equipment and well cut lawns. If there is another place on lawnsite.com for this please tell me where it is, and I will move the discussion there. :waving: :usflag: :waving:

I wouldn't worry about it. I say post up the pics of snow plowing, I for one would like to see them. When you get your private messages turned on (after 10 posts), send me a PM. Also, in the picture forum here, there are TONS of pics of people's rigs and lawns and everything.

mountianview
02-07-2007, 10:25 PM
These same people busting your balls are the type that would put sugar in your tank and think they were helping you with life lessons.Grow up and see it for what it is competition capital C. If you can't handle the heat get into somthing else atleast it gives the sobs sombody other than Katie to bully . Grow Up !

DeereHauler
02-07-2007, 10:34 PM
well, seeing this thread makes me realize i have never taken a picture of my equipmnt all together, haha...oh well!

here are my mowers last year.

DeereHauler
02-07-2007, 10:36 PM
my truck and small trailer,

DeereHauler
02-07-2007, 10:41 PM
and how i seed yards, and to the guy with the gator, really nice. i've been thinking of getting one like that to plow walks, but haven't really put any effort into it, keep up the nice work, i hope these pictures get crap back on track, since this is SHOW US YOUR RIG thread!!! not complain about kids thread!!


P.S. to the guys complaining, i'm 23, this is my stuff, and i'm legit!

Mowman16
02-07-2007, 10:41 PM
OK here is the winter version,

72576

And the salter,

72577

Again, not bragging, just for fun.:waving: :usflag: :waving:

nmez21
02-07-2007, 10:45 PM
Nice rigs guys! Love the 2500HD. Mowerman- What's the towing capacity on the gator?

Mowman16
02-07-2007, 10:55 PM
Hi,
towing capacity is 1200lbs. on the gator, I don't know what that trailer weighs but it is close.:waving: :usflag: :waving:

mountianview
02-08-2007, 12:34 AM
WOW! Need I say more?

Holders Residential
02-08-2007, 12:51 AM
Who on this website has not had the bank help them out. I wish more parents would help their kids start a viable business. I think that most would learn more doing that than going to college like work ethic and resposibility. By the way I have a 16 year old son who has been helping me since he was 10. He is now in business with me and is going to college to learn turf management and landscaping.

ACA L&L
02-08-2007, 12:52 AM
Kudos to u young man. Pretty soon you'll be driving to those accts. and and many more im sure!! At 16 i too was out mowing lawns, i could only dream of having a rider like that but hey 15 years later i got it!! and much more. Along with alot of bills!! Keep on working hard even if its only on saturdays.:dancing:

Envy Lawn Service
02-08-2007, 12:58 AM
WOW!!!

I wish my start had looked that FLASH!!!

I started much younger than you.

I was the tow vehicle.
I cut with a borrowed 21" pusher, which doubled as my trailer.
I trimmed with a hand scythe and and sling.
Those items I tied to the 21" between jobs.

By 15 I had my own equipment, a flatbed truck & trailer, my drivers permit and a licensed helper to ride shotgun.

BTLS
02-08-2007, 02:24 AM
Geez- at 15 I was still playing with "He-Man" and didn't even dream of working. Reality set in after I barely graduated from high school and my dad said, "Boy, you're going in the Navy." Then in boot camp I complained to my company commander about not being able to call my girl friend. He said, and I'll never forget this (he was a mean little Phillipino), "Don't worry, somebody's keeping her warm for you!" Anyway, your rig is cool kid. You'll be able to sit back and enjoy your earnings while your crew works for you by the time you're 25- if that's what you want. If I got a do-over, that's what I might do. Good luck. And remember, anytime you end a sentence here with "and I'm only 16," you're going to get harrassed. It's our way of welcoming you.

supercuts
02-08-2007, 08:44 AM
mowman 16,
from the beging i did say you look like a hard worker and was only asking if you did pay for the equip. i worked my butt off at 16 and reinvested most of what i made for more and newer equip. didnt mean to put you down at all just asking a question. that is how it all starts and if you cant handle all that id love to see how far you come in 5-10 years

Mowman16
02-08-2007, 11:06 AM
Hi,
No problem DARICEK LANDSCAPING, I relay don't care what other people think I just don't like to get them mad. But lets get this back on track, Lawn pix anyone? the good bad and the ugly!
And yes, this is probably the nicest lawn I cut!

72597

Does anyone know by looking what this stuff is? someone told me it was rye weed, but it's terrible to cut! have you ever run into any?

72596:waving: :usflag: :waving:

pclawncare
02-08-2007, 01:00 PM
I cant say for sure without seeing it up close, but its not a weed. It looks to me like someone over seeded with perineal rye. I do my yard every year. It is not that bad to cut. Unless you try to mulch it. I would not recomend that at all it will just clump under the deck. I cut mine with a 21" jd walk and bags good just make sure to scrape the deck after your done. This stuff holds alot of moisture

Envy Lawn Service
02-08-2007, 01:36 PM
No, not the lawn... he put an attachment at the bottom.

It didn't work for me though.

Mowman16
02-08-2007, 02:34 PM
Sorry, the last photo did not work, oh well.:waving: :usflag: :waving:

petekief
02-08-2007, 03:34 PM
mowman16
i didn't mean to start anything - really i didn't - that's some real nice gear and a real nice set up for snow - i'm glad your working - i think it's great - it's just hard not envy your situation - like i said it's hard not to get a little ruffled when some one way younger and obviously more fortunate then you shows you there shinny new Benz - I don't know why i even said anything really - i should have just kept my jealousy to myself - it is an ugly emotion

pclawncare
02-08-2007, 04:45 PM
O ok i didnt notice that

S man
02-08-2007, 05:34 PM
WOW!
I did not mean to make such a splash! Let me just clear some things up,
I file my taxes, the photos are of wealthy customers houses, not ours, the equipment was not all gifted to me, but I did receive help paying for it. I work very hard at what I do, and the Lord has blessed me. I plow snow in the winter as well, but at this time I don't think it wise to post a winter picture.
Sorry if I came across as bragging, I did not mean for the focus to be on me
but rather to see pictures of equipment and well cut lawns. If there is another place on lawnsite.com for this please tell me where it is, and I will move the discussion there. :waving: :usflag: :waving:

Nice to meet you. I'm 17 and am getting a truck soon but have a setup like yours now. except I pull a big garden cart manually. I have all commercial grade stuff 21" toro stihl redmax and echo tools. I really like your setup with the examrk. How much did it cost? new/used? What kind of redmax blower is that?

:waving: Scott

Cutter1
02-08-2007, 07:37 PM
I'm happy to see him out there busting his ass....my nephew is 16 and LAZY!! Mad because my brother bought him the wrong color rims for his brand new rm85 and was pouting about it, pissed me off something fierce!!

7 IRON
02-08-2007, 08:45 PM
Way To Go MOWMAN16!Love The Setup:clapping:

By The Way,There Is Definetly Some People On This Thread That Need To Stop To MacDonalds And Get A HAPPY MEAL Or Get Some Anger Management Training:hammerhead:

Mowman16
02-08-2007, 08:52 PM
Yea,
Someone said these are the kind of people that will be working for me down the road, GOD SPARE ME!:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
No offense meant.:waving:

walkerowner06
02-08-2007, 09:04 PM
I have a question for mowman16, in the first 2 photos what kind of string trimmer is that with the blue engine cover?

Mowman16
02-08-2007, 09:09 PM
Nice to meet you. I'm 17 and am getting a truck soon but have a setup like yours now. except I pull a big garden cart manually. I have all commercial grade stuff 21" toro stihl redmax and echo tools. I really like your setup with the examrk. How much did it cost? new/used? What kind of redmax blower is that?

:waving: Scott

Thanks,
The gator was new, the mower is an 02 Lazer Z HP 23/52 bought it with 1200hrs. for $2900.00 summer of 05, the hour meter quit at 1992 hrs. last spring(mower still running strong!). The blower is an EB7001, weed whip is a shindowa(last to start first to quit:laugh: ) and the edger is Red Max.
So how is business down there? Do you like mowing much? What kind of truck?

wowmowwow
02-08-2007, 09:20 PM
wish i had a camera.....thaks

pclawncare
02-08-2007, 09:50 PM
I have a question for mowman16, in the first 2 photos what kind of string trimmer is that with the blue engine cover?

I am going to guess that it is a shindawa 4 stroke

surgeon83
02-08-2007, 10:19 PM
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b125/surgeon83/ferris61.jpg

Nevermind how old I was in this picture, but it was taken the better part of a decade ago.

I never got a shot of the whole setup when I had it- would be great now to have one of all the equipment plus my friends who worked with me. Back then I did everything I could to avoid being in pictures.

I consider myself very lucky that my parents LET me spend my money on those mowers. My mom kept saying no but my dad drove me to the dealers and let me make my own decisions. Most of the reason I wanted the lawns was so that I could justify having such awesome equipment that I was so interested in.

Matts lawn care
02-08-2007, 11:16 PM
Hear is an older picture of my equipment. I recently added a Quick 36 and a EB7001. Enjoy.

Mr Priceless
02-08-2007, 11:57 PM
as for myself, i have a POulan 36" tractor mower (the 13.5 HP engine is AWESOME! Runs on first starting attempt...as long as i have a good batt:rolleyes:) But when it comes to engaging the blades, i first have to hop off the mower, grab the cable that's "suppoesd" to hook around the engage pulley, place it on the engage pulley bolt, then stick my arm towards the engage lever, and then finally have a functional cutting deck (that scalps horribly if i don't have both feet on the cutting deck, but then i always try to make zero turns:nono:). I can actually make some decent striping patterns with it, since i've learned a few great methods....moving on:

i have a MTD 6HP self prop (really prolly has only 2 or 3HP because of it's crappy rpm consistency). It is fairly reliable although i haven't been able to start it since winter began (damn!:hammerhead:)

i also possess 2 generic weedeaters from walmart (BOTH given to me, i wouldn't think of buying it)

let's see, i also have a generic 2 HP push edger....erm, and that's about it....

oh, and i also have this other weedeater, it's an Echo SRM 210 string trimmer...love it to death.

my tranportation is walking around the neighorhood pushing my MTD and also using it as a trailer from maybe one of my weedeaters and/or gas tanks, OR if i just have to use the MTD for a yard about a 1/2 mile away, i'd get on my bike and tow the stupid think....GAWD that was one hell of a strenuous leg workout:dizzy: :cry:

ON average i charge anywhere from $20-30 for my customers' yards (and they weren't that large)

i can't take any pics of my gloriously envied equipment since i own no digi cam, but i will plan on doing some MAJOR upgrades come 2008, since i work 30 hour weeks in fast food resturants and fitness centers, so yeah:waving:

Mr Priceless
02-09-2007, 12:08 AM
which reminds me, there was a high school b ball game tonite, and i had JUST closed up when a busload of kids walked in the store. PHEW!

SLC, LLC
02-09-2007, 12:10 AM
Here is a picture of one of our trailers and some of the equipment. I have never uploaded a picture before, so let's hope this works.

Mr Priceless
02-09-2007, 12:11 AM
i see the pic, nice equipment

corey1977
02-09-2007, 07:26 AM
hi matt I like your cub Im thinking about buying as my main machine and using the timecutter as a spare!

Envy Lawn Service
02-09-2007, 08:54 AM
Well now... that is alright...

Good to see 6 pieces of equipment on the same trailer that's all the same color.
All the same brand mowers and all they same brand two-cycle stuff.

You ought to be proud of that.

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=72680&stc=1&d=1170994088

Matts lawn care
02-09-2007, 10:48 AM
If i were you i would pass on the cub it has bean good to me knock on wood but i have too many problems. This was mowing 5-7 lawns a week
1) hydro blew after 26 hours :cry:
2) spindle went up 45 hours :cry:
I got a brand new cub after # 1 and 2 happened. The only problem i have had yet is the cable holding deck up broke. The part that made me mad :blob2: was it took 1 and 1/2 weeks to get a new one in.:hammerhead: :hammerhead: :hammerhead: :cry:
I now have 55 hours on the new one
try something commercial maby a 44" Enforcer or the 44" Exmark Phaser.

SLC, LLC
02-09-2007, 10:55 AM
thank you Envy. I will try and post some more pics of the equipment and trucks now that I know how to post.

I sure would like to have Mowman's Gator on MY trailer!! That is one sweet set-up. Keep up the hard work Mowman!

Mowman16
02-09-2007, 01:06 PM
Hey striperpro,
how do you like the Ferris 52 IS rider? I was thinking about one. :confused:
My Exmark has been good to me but I like the idea of a softer ride. :clapping:

SLC, LLC
02-09-2007, 01:20 PM
I like the ZTR. We do not use it all that much though - only about 6-8 hours per week. I have never used another ZTR before, so I cnanot give you a comparison in terms of ride.

ProStreetCamaro
02-09-2007, 01:31 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v426/prostreetcamaro/Jul28_0003.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v426/prostreetcamaro/Jul24_0001.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v426/prostreetcamaro/NewTank001.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v426/prostreetcamaro/f7d08300.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v426/prostreetcamaro/Mowers.jpg

J&R Landscaping
02-09-2007, 01:54 PM
Hey pro street,

Do you have that gatorade secured in there somehow? Does it bounce around at all while your cutting?

S man
02-09-2007, 02:27 PM
Here is a picture of one of our trailers and some of the equipment. I have never uploaded a picture before, so let's hope this works.

How are your redmax trimmers doing?

ProStreetCamaro
02-09-2007, 02:38 PM
Hey pro street,

Do you have that gatorade secured in there somehow? Does it bounce around at all while your cutting?


Actually it stays put on its own. I have never had it bounce out but I sure wouldnt want to put a soda in there. Might get a bit messy when you open it!

Matts lawn care
02-09-2007, 05:11 PM
hey prostreetcamaro can you post a close up of your gravely 34z? what dealer do you use? Right now i am using J.P. fuller but still looking around, thats my best option as of now.

Daner
02-09-2007, 05:29 PM
Nice Gator set up ...I think If I was a cop passing you on your route...That would be the time when I would drop my donut...and Not see a Dam thing.

Keep up the good work:clapping:

RedMax Man
02-09-2007, 06:24 PM
Mowerman16, Thats an awesome rig you got there and some nice tools. The cops never gave me a hard time when i used to pull my wagon racked up with tools and drive the mower down the side of the street in the neighborhood. They're a few that live right in my area, one of them hired me to do a bunch of hedge trimming for him but didn't say a word about how i moved my gear around. He was just pleased that i was responsible and did nice work.
I think they'd rather see that, than having to deal with a kid who's on drugs and causing trouble downtown.
My equipment is all tucked away right now but i'll get some pics. up this spring.

Swampy
02-09-2007, 06:50 PM
Like the Gator. Try to convince the owner on getting one. Set it up for pulling a 150gal tank of Round up, airator, Fert spreader. Set up another tank for fertiziling flowers and flowering shurbs, carring back pack sprayers, shrub crews around on the job (2800+ shrubs on one account sucks when you run out of gas and have to walk all the way back to the truck for fuel). Winter for sidewalk crews. Will see about getting some picks up of our stuff when its warmer and it needs to be cleaned off with all the dust from winter.

SLC, LLC
02-09-2007, 07:03 PM
How are your redmax trimmers doing?

Snapper -
RedMax trimmers have been wonderful. I was actually at the dealers yesterday and the mechanic told me to switch to Shindaiwa this season because he had a ton of replacement work last season on both the RedMax blowers and trimmers. I have never had problem 1 with any of it though, so I think I will stay with what I have.

S man
02-09-2007, 07:37 PM
I do like redmax too. I just want to be sure the next trimmer I have doesn't do what mine is doing now.

Flex-Deck
02-09-2007, 08:47 PM
Here is my rig.

corey1977
02-09-2007, 10:20 PM
hay flew deck are them dreers four wheel steer if thay are with the flex deck do thay zero turn?

JDWalkbehind
02-09-2007, 10:22 PM
flex deck. sweet trailer. man i konw a ton of times when those side ramps would have come in handy. looks good.

DAV Mowers
02-09-2007, 11:42 PM
Kudos to the young man, that is a nice set up.

Something about the gator. Here there are several neighborhoods where almost everybody has and uses a golf cart to get around. These are public roads and autos are driven on them. The people just use the golf carts far more and I've never seen a cop pull any over. The gator would fit right in like a glove.

Mowman16
02-10-2007, 12:53 AM
Kudos to the young man, that is a nice set up.

Something about the gator. Here there are several neighborhoods where almost everybody has and uses a golf cart to get around. These are public roads and autos are driven on them. The people just use the golf carts far more and I've never seen a cop pull any over. The gator would fit right in like a glove.

Hi,
Before I got the gator I talked to the local PD and they said it was ok.
As far as I know it's a tractor, and those are fine on the road. I did get pulled over two or three times, but I think it was just to get a better look:laugh: .

Piscitelli Landscape
02-10-2007, 01:14 AM
what is everyones obsession about who paid for it. Jesus I hope I am able to Help my son when it comes time to start whatever venture he chooses. It doesnt make him any less of a worker if he had a helping hand getting started. Just cause you guys are still mad at daddy for spanking you to hard or whatever childhood suppressed memoties you have doesnt mean you need to take it out on this kid. And read the Post its called SHOW OFF EQUIP. Not ***** and moan.

Piscitelli Landscape
02-10-2007, 01:15 AM
P.S. nice set up kid stick with it and do good work youll be fine

willietd2
02-10-2007, 12:01 PM
I don't see where it is ANY of your f***ing business, but yes, I do pay taxes. Not sure about any of the other "kids" on here, but I would bet most do. There again though, NONE of your business.

Maybe some of you that are posting all the negative BS on here should post your rig? After all, that IS what this whole thread is for...

hey dont hold back ,tell us how you really feel. ha ha ha ha

mikes landscaping
02-10-2007, 12:10 PM
Sweet setup. Around here they would not let that thing on city roads, lol. Were also 16, but tow a trailer with our bikes. We custom built the trailer, and its pretty nice. We only tow the lawnboy, trimmers, and blowers on there. All of our accounts are in close proximity so we just walk the walkbehinds there. The trailer couldn't handle it, and neither could we lol. Looks great, maybe ill put some pics up.
-Pete

Prestige-Lawncare
02-10-2007, 12:25 PM
Who on this website has not had the bank help them out. I wish more parents would help their kids start a viable business. I think that most would learn more doing that than going to college like work ethic and responsibility. By the way I have a 16 year old son who has been helping me since he was 10. He is now in business with me and is going to college to learn turf management and landscaping.

Exactly! Not everyone in this world is a brain surgeon, lawyer, doctor, etc. These are not the people and/or businesses that make the world go round per say. Because my son isn't a straight A student, or going to school to be a doctor doesn't mean a thing as far as my happiness with his goals in life.

Work ethic and dedication to all that you do in life is what's important. If we didn't have the people who collect the trash at the end of your driveway each week, or the person who takes your order for lunch, or you money at the store ... the person who gets your coffee at Starbucks or McDonalds in the morning .... who delivers the mail to mowing your lawn ... this world would not go round.

Teach your kids honesty, good work ethics, morals, and to love those around them. THIS is what life is all about.

Now ... back to your regularly scheduled topic.

willietd2
02-10-2007, 07:12 PM
Who on this website has not had the bank help them out. I wish more parents would help their kids start a viable business. I think that most would learn more doing that than going to college like work ethic and resposibility. By the way I have a 16 year old son who has been helping me since he was 10. He is now in business with me and is going to college to learn turf management and landscaping.

i am not kickin the kid at all,i think its a good deal that he has the heart to get up and go,and im not kickin anyone who has gotten financial help to do there work.but i for one saved my money from my previous job and paid cash for everything i got. i laugh at banks when they send mail or call.

Idealtim
02-10-2007, 07:56 PM
Here is my mower that I bought, picked it up this morning. $2500.00 out of MY bank account. Finally got enough lawns to have a need for one of these. Only 400hrs put on by a old man in two years at his 2 acre house. I think I got a good deal. (I'm gunna get a group picture in the spring of everything.)
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Liquidfast
02-10-2007, 09:50 PM
Here is my "ride around truck" for advertising...I have a 2-wheel drive ranger that used for work but I'm planning on using both this spring/summer (seasonal business). No pics of my equipment though...just a 10x5 trailer w/ a Fastrak and push mower.....trimmers, blower and gas cans in the bed of the truck (about to order trimmer traps).

But more power to you no matter where you got the gear....take over your whole county, you are on a good path.

OH yeah, took the $28 bucks off (after about a month...I'm getting "no landscaping, just mowing" signs made up now)....I only used that to get the calls and then upsell if they had fence lines, big ditches, etc..
Peace,
Gary



Its amazing how many people have ripped off "Just mow it". Is it that popular? Am I missing something? :dizzy:

nitro121
02-10-2007, 10:50 PM
I want to run the business and not do the labor. :laugh: I can't give up my 15 year gov't job....this is just to pay for equipment, have the help cut my 3 acres for 20 bucks and make 10 - 30K (hopefully 30 one day) on the side.

Of course I do still cut on the weekend or whenever we're behind. Plus it was an easy business to get in to....I had to buy a ZTR for my yard, had to buy a trailer for my HD and cut my mom's yard....so why not put it to work.

corey1977
02-10-2007, 11:00 PM
nice looking machine idealtim good deal have you had a chace to use it yet how does she ride with the front shocks

Liquidfast
02-10-2007, 11:45 PM
I want to run the business and not do the labor. :laugh: I can't give up my 15 year gov't job....this is just to pay for equipment, have the help cut my 3 acres for 20 bucks and make 10 - 30K (hopefully 30 one day) on the side.

Of course I do still cut on the weekend or whenever we're behind. Plus it was an easy business to get in to....I had to buy a ZTR for my yard, had to buy a trailer for my HD and cut my mom's yard....so why not put it to work.

That comment wasn't directed "negatively" towards you. I am dead serious when I posed the question as to whether or not I am missing something. I set my focus on commercial properties and less on the residential side however, seeing the growth potential of smaller yards with "quantity over quality" being the driving force behind it, I can see the potential. When you commented on more on the biz side and less on the labor, it CAN be done and it CAN be profitable.

Once again, back to the drawing board. If I do the math correctly.....$28 per cut.

$28 total.
minus $2.00 gas
minus $7.00 per yard per employee = $16.00 leaving $12.00 profit

Ofcourse, out of that $12.00 profit comes your insurance, gas to get to the customers house, wear and tear, taxes etc.

If one could manage $6.00 per yard to the good and doing 10 yards per day.....one could generate $360.00 per week with one crew and mulitplied by the number of crews and/or increased with a one man crew. Ofcourse you would need to pay the one man more to show up and not steal your biz but it could work.

The above being a good thing if the zero turn and equipment was donated, otherwise it would be YEARS before you see a REAL PROFIT....unless y0u are one of those that think $25 is a good price for a cut when it costs $12 to drive there, $10 for gas and food but thats another post.

firekilr2
02-11-2007, 12:30 AM
Some of the equipment. Enclosed was last year and open was the old one. Some one bought the open would love to see how they have it set up.

Tim Wright
02-11-2007, 08:35 AM
That comment wasn't directed "negatively" towards you. I am dead serious when I posed the question as to whether or not I am missing something. I set my focus on commercial properties and less on the residential side however, seeing the growth potential of smaller yards with "quantity over quality" being the driving force behind it, I can see the potential. When you commented on more on the biz side and less on the labor, it CAN be done and it CAN be profitable.

Once again, back to the drawing board. If I do the math correctly.....$28 per cut.

$28 total.
minus $2.00 gas
minus $7.00 per yard per employee = $16.00 leaving $12.00 profit

Ofcourse, out of that $12.00 profit comes your insurance, gas to get to the customers house, wear and tear, taxes etc.

If one could manage $6.00 per yard to the good and doing 10 yards per day.....one could generate $360.00 per week with one crew and mulitplied by the number of crews and/or increased with a one man crew. Ofcourse you would need to pay the one man more to show up and not steal your biz but it could work.

The above being a good thing if the zero turn and equipment was donated, otherwise it would be YEARS before you see a REAL PROFIT....unless y0u are one of those that think $25 is a good price for a cut when it costs $12 to drive there, $10 for gas and food but thats another post.


I would go with a minimum charge of $35.00 per yard, becuase you do not know how far apart they will be from one another. Given that, I would focus on getting residentials in developements where you could park the trailer and knock out a dozen yards or more, or all day for that matter, without moving the truck. Then your profits go up.

Also, residentials will tend to be more loyal and not be succummed to the lowballer, shifting to the lowest bid every year. If you do a good job they will tend to stick with you, and hire you for added services as well.

So all in all, I personally am focusing on a mix of commercial and residentiall with the commercial being 10-15 accounts covering my labor costs and insurance and such, and then residentials for long term business.

Having said all of that, I am shooting for 30% profit in every job. Not that I will get it, but that is the goal.

The people at CLIP have business helps, as well as do others, that will help achieve this goal. I think Larry Brown has good advice as does Sean.

Tim

Shadowrider
02-11-2007, 10:30 PM
Here is my mower that I bought, picked it up this morning. $2500.00 out of MY bank account. Finally got enough lawns to have a need for one of these. Only 400hrs put on by a old man in two years at his 2 acre house. I think I got a good deal. (I'm gunna get a group picture in the spring of everything.)
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what town did you pick up that mower from?

corey1977
02-11-2007, 10:45 PM
I have looked at the new 500 series flex deck have not had a chance to try one and tim $28.00 a cut only works for some one like me who is solo part time mower and have a full time job!

Idealtim
02-11-2007, 11:10 PM
what town did you pick up that mower from?

Bridgeport, why do you recognise it?

mytmower
02-14-2007, 12:16 AM
Guys, I am impressed with some of these young kids and their ZTR's at age 15. When I was 15, I was pulling my mower behind my bicylce and it would flip over whenever I turned a corner. I just hope some of these kids realize how easy ther have it. I didn't even have a self propelled mower and they have ZTR's.

DSLND
02-14-2007, 12:25 AM
MowerMan that rig is SICK! I really like the gator and i assume its cheaper to run it than a truck. Well i guess i'll post some pictures of my equipment. I'm only 13 (Killing me without a drivers license lol) and started mowing yards in my neighborhood when i was 9 and grew from there, went into a partnership, got out of that and started on my own and made 5x the profits. This is the most recent "roof top" picture of my fleet i have, i just purcahsed a 02 Toro T-Bar WB w/52' deck that i will be picking up soon. Enjoy! -Mitch-

DSLND
02-14-2007, 12:27 AM
Here is a picture of my plow rig. Was out of school today for a snow day and out again tomorrw due to accumulation, and winds. Also The John Deere Walk Behind pictured above is for sale if anyone is interested. -Mitch-

S man
02-14-2007, 06:58 PM
MowerMan that rig is SICK!

That's not nice.

DSLND
02-14-2007, 07:16 PM
That's not nice.

lol i meant that that is a kick ass rig. LOL Sick meaning HOLY CRAP thats awesome! -Mitch-

S man
02-14-2007, 09:26 PM
lol i meant that that is a kick ass rig. LOL Sick meaning HOLY CRAP thats awesome! -Mitch-

Gotcha. Never heard it that way. :)

supercuts
02-19-2007, 09:08 PM
better late than never, finally borrowed a camera. my pace summit enclosed trailer is in the background, too cold to pull everyting out

supercuts
02-19-2007, 09:09 PM
lets try this again

supercuts
02-19-2007, 09:22 PM
i cant put it on twice i guess, its under trucks and trailers, i got my new truck

snowshreadr4ever
03-26-2007, 12:07 PM
WOW!!!
it seems that some of the older guys are worried about younger guys taking over. Jee-wizz, give the us younger guys some credit. If your 30 years old, been cutting grass for 10 years and still have junk equipment, then you made some bad business moves. Its your own fault, dont try to bring younger, successful people down with you.

bedbug
03-26-2007, 03:24 PM
Starting off the 2007 season with clean equipment ,Now is the only time of the year it will be this look this good! Hope everyone has a good year!

lawnguy268
03-26-2007, 09:50 PM
nice stuff ....good luck

Mowman16
03-26-2007, 10:31 PM
Hey, I will post some pix of my new stuff tomorrow mabe. New Lazer and truck and some other stuff. (If you have a problem with jealousy please don't look:laugh: ) Hope the rest of you enjoy it.

RedMax Man
03-26-2007, 11:01 PM
Hey, I will post some pix of my new stuff tomorrow mabe. New Lazer and truck and some other stuff. (If you have a problem with jealousy please don't look:laugh: ) Hope the rest of you enjoy it.

Ya post them, I want to see that new Lazer. can't wait. New truck too?

Mowman16
03-26-2007, 11:09 PM
New to me, 1992 suzuki (for sale...wanna buy it?) .

KS_Grasscutter
03-26-2007, 11:09 PM
Hey, I will post some pix of my new stuff tomorrow mabe. New Lazer and truck and some other stuff. (If you have a problem with jealousy please don't look:laugh: ) Hope the rest of you enjoy it.

Yep, cant wait to see them! I will get new pictures of my rig this weekend to post up here.

Mowman16
03-28-2007, 01:07 PM
Sorry, maby later today....:waving: been too busy tring to pay for this stuff.

AbsoluteH&L
03-28-2007, 01:33 PM
WOW!!!
it seems that some of the older guys are worried about younger guys taking over. Jee-wizz, give the us younger guys some credit. If your 30 years old, been cutting grass for 10 years and still have junk equipment, then you made some bad business moves. Its your own fault, dont try to bring younger, successful people down with you.
I understand the jealousy issue but true enough there is no need to p1ss on his parade because he is off to a good start. Go legit and you will get a lot more respect.

dmanb2b
03-28-2007, 04:24 PM
i am not kickin the kid at all,i think its a good deal that he has the heart to get up and go,and im not kickin anyone who has gotten financial help to do there work.but i for one saved my money from my previous job and paid cash for everything i got. i laugh at banks when they send mail or call.

To each there own...god bless if you had the patience to save and having no debt is great and something to be proud of. But if I can pay a bank 10% interest and cover the interest cost plus my cost of living from the profits I'm generating, there is nothing wrong with borrowing.

Theoretically you will get ahead faster by borrowing, than saving for it on your own if you leverage debt properly...example I expect home prices to grow 2% percent on avg for the next 30 years. I buy a house today for $500,000...$400K mtge and $100K down pmt...10 years from now that house costs $600,000 and I sell it. My profit on a $100K investment is $100K or a 100% return...yes I know I am paying roughly $24K a year in interest to hold that mtge, but I know I can't rent a $500k home for $2,000 a month...so net, net I have at least a 100% return on my money...not bad ehh

Mark McC
03-28-2007, 04:56 PM
My only question is: how long will that Gator last pulling that trailer and eXmark ZTR?

Lugnut
03-28-2007, 05:48 PM
I don't think that HPX will have any problems

ribbie78
03-28-2007, 06:18 PM
hey bedbug- just lean your phone # sign back a bit and you can get business from people flying in planes overhead :cool2:

jk looks good

Looks like everyone's gettin itchy to start cuttin...... :weightlifter:

EA Quinn
03-28-2007, 06:19 PM
heres a shot of our company stuff.......

AbsoluteH&L
03-28-2007, 07:59 PM
Danm!!! Now thats braging:) Nice fleet!

RedMax Man
03-28-2007, 08:01 PM
heres a shot of our company stuff.......

That's Impressive! Keep up the hard work.

Mowman16
03-28-2007, 10:26 PM
Heres some pix in action......77138

Mowman16
03-28-2007, 10:35 PM
Here are some of the truck, sorry they are kinda blurry.....

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And one I took of the light bar, I thought it looked cool.

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Albery's Lawn & Tractor
03-29-2007, 12:59 AM
How does the truck do pulling that big of a load?

S man
03-29-2007, 01:58 AM
What the hell is that????

AbsoluteH&L
03-29-2007, 09:28 AM
Oh come it's a cool truck, if your in Indonesia.:)

J&R Landscaping
03-29-2007, 11:07 AM
heres a shot of our company stuff.......

Very nice!!

DBL
03-29-2007, 11:39 AM
is that thing road legal

Mowman16
03-29-2007, 01:23 PM
Its a mini truck, it has everything a bigger truck has its just smaller, and yes it is road legal. I wish it had some more power though :rolleyes: .

Mr Priceless
03-29-2007, 01:51 PM
Its a mini truck, it has everything a bigger truck has its just smaller, and yes it is road legal. I wish it had some more power though :rolleyes: .

i was about to say that, and the possibility of death in what would otherwise be a fenderbender:hammerhead:

S man
03-29-2007, 02:32 PM
Do yourself a favor and buy a "real" truck.

ALarsh
03-29-2007, 05:20 PM
I would be a little scared to drive that truck what that load.

S man
03-29-2007, 06:02 PM
I would say I like your blowers. eb7001 is a good choice!

Mowman16
03-29-2007, 10:16 PM
Yea, it's like a roller-coaster ride all day :laugh: . I will be getting a bigger truck soon but I have some stuff to pay for before I do(mower, new shop, and this truck:cry: :cry: ) . Thanks, I like my eb7001 blowers allot.

AbsoluteH&L
03-30-2007, 12:56 PM
I'm surprised that your business insurance lets that setup go down the road. That is if you have any.

Lawnboy85
03-30-2007, 02:19 PM
I'm 21 years old and this is my 6th year in the business. I have 55+ customers and one large cemetery. I couldn't be happier with ExMark, Toro and Cub Cadet. Great equipment that cuts my time in half, if not more.

8'x20' Fully Enclosed Trailer
2 ExMark Lazer Z 60"
2 Toro Proline 32"
21" Toro
Echo SRM-261T Weed Trimmer
Echo SRM-210 " "
Echo SRM-2400 " "
Echo BackPack Blower
Echo Power Blower

77249

77250

77251

77252

RedMax Man
03-30-2007, 02:37 PM
Yea, it's like a roller-coaster ride all day :laugh: . I will be getting a bigger truck soon but I have some stuff to pay for before I do(mower, new shop, and this truck:cry: :cry: ) . Thanks, I like my eb7001 blowers allot.

Ya get a full size truck, If i saw you coming down the road with that so-called truck and trailer all loaded up i'd keep my distance.:dizzy:

Awesome Lazer Zs. Is that a QDS catcher? the one where you can dump from the operators seat.

I hope your not way over you head in debt. paying for all your stuff. Not bashing you, just don't go to far without paying up because it will catch up to you. Happy mowing:waving:

S man
03-30-2007, 08:12 PM
Ya get a full size truck, If i saw you coming down the road with that so-called truck and trailer all loaded up i'd keep my distance.:dizzy:

Awesome Lazer Zs. Is that a QDS catcher? the one where you can dump from the operators seat.

I hope your not way over you head in debt. paying for all your stuff. Not bashing you, just don't go to far without paying up because it will catch up to you. Happy mowing:waving:


That's why I'm staying with a low cost operation. For now 21" mowers and a truck to put them in. I have much saved so this summer or next year I will have a trailer and a scag or some other rider.

bladelawn
03-30-2007, 08:23 PM
Here's my truck, its a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500. I got it with 150,000 miles for $4500, which I thought was a great deal. I started Blade last year (my second LCO), and just drove this around with a puch 21" and Stihl trimmer in the back. I had four accounts plus a bunch of landscaping projects. This year I'm going commercial, so new equipment (trailer, 0 turn) is coming. I have a great pic of me and all my buddies from the first LCO I started (we were all 13). I'll find it and put it up. It's pretty funny.

Mowman16
03-30-2007, 08:58 PM
I'm surprised that your business insurance lets that setup go down the road. That is if you have any.

Ya get a full size truck, If i saw you coming down the road with that so-called truck and trailer all loaded up i'd keep my distance.:dizzy:

Awesome Lazer Zs. Is that a QDS catcher? the one where you can dump from the operators seat.

I hope your not way over you head in debt. paying for all your stuff. Not bashing you, just don't go to far without paying up because it will catch up to you. Happy mowing:waving:

I have AAA on my "truck" and Loyalty for commercial liability and property damage. :gunsfirin :eek:

That is the QDS catcher on there, it is GREAT. Thank you for the advice on debt, I try to get 0% and work my but off until it's paid for. I also have had help from Mom + Dad and Grandpa.:cool2: :cool2:

stuffdeer
03-30-2007, 11:46 PM
Do yourself a favor and buy a "real" truck.

Well, You put me in this place to say this....


At least he has some sort of a truck. :/

suzuki4life
03-31-2007, 02:27 AM
hey everyone i started mowing when i was 13 just down the street pulling my dads 21" craftsman push then i got a 4x6 trailer and pulled it around the neighborhood with our family 4 wheeler. As soon as i turned 16 i got my license and bought my dads old s10 blazer from him. Picked up an old boat trailer from a family friend, fabricated stuff for it. 6 months later i got the 3/4 ton truck and ztr. All of this stuff is paid for. Most of it in cash, my cash.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/zhamilton89/trailer.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/zhamilton89/100_0564.jpg

im now 17 and just purchased my second 16' tandem axle trailer, ill soon be getting a truck leaf loader and if i get the contracts possibly a second truck with a few walk behinds and some guys to run them.

Mowman16
03-31-2007, 10:04 AM
Suzuki4life,
I saw you at USA trailer sales in New Boston. I finally got a 16' tandem with double brakes, glad to see some pix of your stuff...looks very nice. :drinkup:

corey1977
03-31-2007, 04:55 PM
hay stuff dear I bought one of them cub cadets like yours last week

RedMax Man
03-31-2007, 10:37 PM
Alright guys finally got some spring pics of my truck and toys.
Just about everything i have is loaded up. A few tools missing but this is the main stuff. Ready to start cleanups and bark mulching next week hopefully.

Everything here i paid cash for myself and its all paid off (including the truck).:) I'm 17

madlawns
03-31-2007, 10:49 PM
11 years ago I started a mowing business. I was 16 when I started. Do you think I needed help to get started? most definitely. Anyone who starts any kind of business will need all the help they can get. So to you my friend, being 16 , remember the sky is the limit. Don't worry about what anyone has to say because most people won't work at the age of 21 much less 16. ROCK ON!:cool2:

Metro Lawn
03-31-2007, 11:39 PM
I have AAA on my "truck" and Loyalty for commercial liability and property damage. :gunsfirin :eek:


Not to jump on you, but I know from experience. AAA will NOT insure a vehicle for commercial use. At least not when I had them on my personal vehicles.

Mowman16
04-01-2007, 12:00 AM
Not to jump on you, but I know from experience. AAA will NOT insure a vehicle for commercial use. At least not when I had them on my personal vehicles.

My truck is not insured for commercial use, I did not have it till Feb. Hopefully it will be sold before long....anyone want it? I need a tad more power :laugh: , like maybe a few hundred more horses LOL :laugh: . Do you need to insure it commercially to pull a lawn trailer?

Metro Lawn
04-01-2007, 12:09 AM
Do you need to insure it commercially to pull a lawn trailer?

You don't have to, but it is in your policy that if you use you vehicle for a commercial purpose (cab, pizza delivery, lawn service, ect.) it voids your coverage. They will ask you when you insure a vehicle if you use it for commercial purposes. Basically any time you use it, you won't have any insurance coverage. You need commercial vehicle coverage.

Mowman16
04-01-2007, 12:19 AM
Thanks for the info man, I think I will wing it until it sells and insure my new truck commercially. Hopefully the replacement will be a new 06 ram 3/4 ton cummins....we'll see.:rolleyes:

RedWingsDet
04-01-2007, 05:27 AM
You don't have to, but it is in your policy that if you use you vehicle for a commercial purpose (cab, pizza delivery, lawn service, ect.) it voids your coverage. They will ask you when you insure a vehicle if you use it for commercial purposes. Basically any time you use it, you won't have any insurance coverage. You need commercial vehicle coverage.

To add what Metro said, Commercial coverage is also CHEAPER than regular auto. They dont look at age or any tickets. If I was to put all my vechicles through regular auto I would be paying about $12 grand per year, with commercial all my equipment and 2 NEW trucks, liability, and workers comp are under 5 grand!

Leisure Time Lawn Care
04-01-2007, 07:11 AM
who do you go through redwingdet???

chris buck
04-01-2007, 02:21 PM
Most of my stuff

WALKER LANDSCAPE
04-01-2007, 02:35 PM
Here is one.

mowmasteruk
04-01-2007, 06:54 PM
Mowman 16, I'm from England across the pond, and would like you to tell me what make and model that little truck is. I could just do with a rig like that for some of my jobs close to home.

S man
04-01-2007, 09:13 PM
Most of my stuff

How's that little redmax trimmer? I have the 25cc engine one.

Mowman16
04-01-2007, 09:23 PM
Mowman 16, I'm from England across the pond, and would like you to tell me what make and model that little truck is. I could just do with a rig like that for some of my jobs close to home.

Hey chap :laugh: ,
It is a 1992 Suzuki Carry 4x4, it has a three cylinder liquid cooled gas engine, towing capacity is 1500 lbs. I don't know where you might get one over there.:drinkup:

Albery's Lawn & Tractor
04-01-2007, 10:26 PM
Finally took a few quick pics of my setup and a few other things, what yall think.

WJW Lawn
04-01-2007, 10:39 PM
Looking real good Albery! Great looking shop too!! Things starting to boom out in your part of NC?

Albery's Lawn & Tractor
04-01-2007, 10:47 PM
been working for a couple of weeks doing mostly landscaping and a few clean ups, contract accounts start tomorrow, and later in the week have a small patio to install. Thanks for the comment, the shop is actually for our small engine repair shop we out grew our old one (30 x 60) and the new one is for strictly business.

Mowman16
04-02-2007, 01:17 PM
Looks good, I'm just starting to build a shop....800 square ft.

mowmasteruk
04-02-2007, 06:43 PM
Hey chap :laugh: ,
It is a 1992 Suzuki Carry 4x4, it has a three cylinder liquid cooled gas engine, towing capacity is 1500 lbs. I don't know where you might get one over there.:drinkup:

Actually it was the Gator which caught my eye. I can see now it's a John Deere and therefore probably available worldwide - however it is sadly unlikely to be "road legal" in the U.K., . If I wanted a Suzuki Carry, that would be no problem, there's a dealer three miles from me!!
Thanks for your reply and good luck. Wish I was your age again!

ProStreetCamaro
04-02-2007, 07:41 PM
Finally took a few quick pics of my setup and a few other things, what yall think.



The Tank and Gravely look sharp! Very good choice of machines. I also like the shop area. Nice setup all around.

Mowman16
04-02-2007, 10:53 PM
Actually it was the Gator which caught my eye. I can see now it's a John Deere and therefore probably available worldwide - however it is sadly unlikely to be "road legal" in the U.K., . If I wanted a Suzuki Carry, that would be no problem, there's a dealer three miles from me!!
Thanks for your reply and good luck. Wish I was your age again!

The Gator is considered a tractor in the US, and you can drive a tractor on the road if you are working.

Chop Stuff Up
04-02-2007, 11:37 PM
I refuse to sell this thing.

mclrob71
04-03-2007, 12:04 AM
Dude get Ins , Comp , All the bull we do (serious contractors do) and see me in 2 yr`s ( not so ROSY IS IT ) but other wise lO0oks Great....

lawnkings
04-11-2007, 02:06 AM
To add what Metro said, Commercial coverage is also CHEAPER than regular auto. They dont look at age or any tickets. If I was to put all my vechicles through regular auto I would be paying about $12 grand per year, with commercial all my equipment and 2 NEW trucks, liability, and workers comp are under 5 grand!

That may be true there, but its not true in mn. I pay more for liability insurance on my old beater work truck with a commercial policy. Then my 04' car with full coverage. I will also add the personal insurance may work for a single individual. policies vary and u need to talk to an insurance agent to figure out what'll work best for ya. just my 2 cents.

Mowman16
04-11-2007, 12:13 PM
Anyone els got some pix?
78206
78207
Where do people get the money for an airplane? This customer works from his home too, I wish I knew what he dose, i'm in the wrong line of work though.:laugh:

mhussey
04-11-2007, 01:57 PM
Here is some of my stuff, and my yard! We need some much need rain bad!!!


http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/mhussey1/Picture831.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/mhussey1/Picture832.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/mhussey1/Picture817.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/mhussey1/Picture823.jpg

cnymowing
04-11-2007, 02:51 PM
how do you get the plants to grow in the garage? :confused: j/k

Do you use the sportsman for work or just for play?

Mowman16
04-11-2007, 03:15 PM
Nice, I wish our place looked as good, after mowing 10-25 lawns a day I don't feel like doing much to our lawn, our grass is doing good to get cut more than once a month. :eek: :o :laugh:
My friend who stores his mowing stuff here cut it once last year for me, the grass was almost 9'' high.:laugh:

Ramairfreak98ss
04-11-2007, 03:29 PM
mowman, so i guess you do all in the same development? thats neat with your vehicle there :p . I grew up in the country and always wanted to do that when i was younger, but everything was too far.

I had customers that wanted driveways plowed out when i was 15-16 even, yet any big snows, it took me too long to make it out of our own big driveway just to get to theirs. Any snows 20" OR more, and i was still stuck so didnt work out great. If you get started at 16, wait till your 25 like me, youll be plenty further along :dancing:

Ramairfreak98ss
04-11-2007, 03:48 PM
oh and, this is my 06 F350 i got a few months back.

http://rides.webshots.com/album/554483652GYOJhC


My little tractor.... gets a lot done, some action shots here too :p
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/554425639vIYXHf


http://entertainment.webshots.com/album/554264757gaGQOA

http://rides.webshots.com/album/553467374BhVoyU

http://rides.webshots.com/album/550554914HJrQlb

http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/550915712oRLRcI
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/550912746ncQwjA
http://travel.webshots.com/album/549178410EAUsZj
http://rides.webshots.com/album/437604750rIuwPy

thats most of it:)

<a href="http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2112532450036233031GzTMrc"><img src="http://inlinethumb23.webshots.com/406/2112532450036233031S600x600Q85.jpg" alt="DSCN8305"></a>

Mowman16
04-11-2007, 03:49 PM
mowman, so i guess you do all in the same development? thats neat with your vehicle there :p . I grew up in the country and always wanted to do that when i was younger, but everything was too far.

I had customers that wanted driveways plowed out when i was 15-16 even, yet any big snows, it took me too long to make it out of our own big driveway just to get to theirs. Any snows 20" OR more, and i was still stuck so didnt work out great. If you get started at 16, wait till your 25 like me, youll be plenty further along :dancing:

Thanks,
I do work in two cities, and have 66 mowing accounts, I am going to shoot for 70 this year and 90-100 next. My goal was to mow three days a week, but now it is looking like it will four. Next year with 90+ accounts I will get a helper and a NEW truck, if all goes as planned. Anyone have some pointers or tips for me?

Wild Bill
04-11-2007, 04:39 PM
Mowman, I don't think you need advice about how to do your business. You seem to be doing great. By saying you don't need help, is that you have grown this big without help. I think your own experiences will benefit you more than the negativity of the jealous naysayers that have been on this thread. Just my opinion, keep up the good work. Bill Stanton

mhussey
04-11-2007, 10:55 PM
how do you get the plants to grow in the garage? :confused: j/k

Do you use the sportsman for work or just for play?

Well I bought the ferns for the front porch, then after I bought them I watched the news and figured out we had freeze warnings for the next couple of nights. So I just put them in the garage. The Bradford Pear tree was my my moms easter gift.

The Sportsman is used very rarely for work. If I have a lot of wide open areas to plug areate I will use it. I also use it for hauling stuff like brush and timber out. It pulls my trailer fine with a load on it.

Thanks.

Mowman16
04-11-2007, 11:19 PM
Mowman, I don't think you need advice about how to do your business. You seem to be doing great. By saying you don't need help, is that you have grown this big without help. I think your own experiences will benefit you more than the negativity of the jealous naysayers that have been on this thread. Just my opinion, keep up the good work. Bill Stanton

That is a really good way to describe some of them.

I always want to be open to good advice no matter how well i'm doing, so if anyone has some please pass it on.

Envy Lawn Service
04-11-2007, 11:24 PM
oh and, this is my 06 F350 i got a few months back.

http://rides.webshots.com/album/554483652GYOJhC


My little tractor.... gets a lot done, some action shots here too :p
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/554425639vIYXHf


http://entertainment.webshots.com/album/554264757gaGQOA

http://rides.webshots.com/album/553467374BhVoyU

http://rides.webshots.com/album/550554914HJrQlb

http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/550915712oRLRcI
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/550912746ncQwjA
http://travel.webshots.com/album/549178410EAUsZj
http://rides.webshots.com/album/437604750rIuwPy

thats most of it:)

<a href="http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2112532450036233031GzTMrc"><img src="http://inlinethumb23.webshots.com/406/2112532450036233031S600x600Q85.jpg" alt="DSCN8305"></a>

Gotta love the little tractor.

Did you get the mower for it?

SLC, LLC
04-11-2007, 11:33 PM
Here is some of my stuff, and my yard! We need some much need rain bad!!!


http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/mhussey1/Picture831.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/mhussey1/Picture832.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/mhussey1/Picture817.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/mhussey1/Picture823.jpg




Where did you buy that aerator from? It almost looks like something that could be made if a person was sufficient at welding. That looks pretty cool.

tacoma200
04-12-2007, 12:03 AM
WOW!
I did not mean to make such a splash! Let me just clear some things up,
I file my taxes, the photos are of wealthy customers houses, not ours, the equipment was not all gifted to me, but I did receive help paying for it. I work very hard at what I do, and the Lord has blessed me. I plow snow in the winter as well, but at this time I don't think it wise to post a winter picture.
Sorry if I came across as bragging, I did not mean for the focus to be on me
but rather to see pictures of equipment and well cut lawns. If there is another place on lawnsite.com for this please tell me where it is, and I will move the discussion there. :waving: :usflag: :waving:

I think you have a cool set up kid. I wish I had your ambition at 16. Keep up the good work, I have a feeling your going to do great.

mhussey
04-12-2007, 08:13 AM
Where did you buy that aerator from? It almost looks like something that could be made if a person was sufficient at welding. That looks pretty cool.

I bought that from a John Deere dealer in High Point,NC. It was a little more expensive than some, however it was built pretty good, and it does one heck of a job! You just fill it with water and it provides more than enough weight to sink the tines. I also like how the tines are removable so if you break one you just replace it. I thought I would have broke one by now, but I haven't.

I could get more pics of it if you like. Thanks for the comments.

I will be getting some pics of my new truck soon. 02 Dodge Ram Quad Cab 4X4 black on black!!!

RedMax Man
04-12-2007, 05:12 PM
Mowman 16 - who takes those action shots of you?

dbrandum
04-12-2007, 07:42 PM
Here are few pics of my new trailer.

Jake's Lawn Service
04-12-2007, 07:45 PM
Any pics of whats inside?
Jake

dbrandum
04-12-2007, 08:07 PM
havent had time to put any racks or shelves in yet but here is whats inside for now, for got to mention before trailer is a 7x14

Ramairfreak98ss
04-12-2007, 08:18 PM
Gotta love the little tractor.

Did you get the mower for it?

yeah envy, i have the 60" mower for it too, not used yet, i pulled it off late last year before using the loader use of it... i hope to use it this year some though on some larger lawns maybe. With the 27hp diesel it should power through descent. It sips fuel compared to my 27hp gas Kohler on my 1000z

Ramairfreak98ss
04-12-2007, 08:32 PM
Here is my mower

How is the 18hp with the 44" deck descent? nice machine there, you said its an 04 or 05 model?

rfed32
04-13-2007, 08:01 PM
you got some nice looking stuff kid...keep up the good work...here are a few of my toys

stuffdeer
04-13-2007, 08:28 PM
Sure-

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/stuffdeer/PICT0146-1.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/stuffdeer/PICT0148.jpg

Tight Angles
04-13-2007, 09:27 PM
My truck and trailer

mkwl
04-13-2007, 09:33 PM
Sure-

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/stuffdeer/PICT0146-1.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/stuffdeer/PICT0148.jpg

WOW mike- that is one tightly packed trailer! Good spacial relations skills!:usflag:

stuffdeer
04-13-2007, 09:50 PM
WOW mike- that is one tightly packed trailer! Good spacial relations skills!:usflag:

Heh...Thanks!

I really see no need for a new trailer right now. The only way I'd upgrade now, Is if I found a 6x12 with a side gate for a really good price.

Oh, dude...post up your stuff! I'd love to see that new truck hooked up to your trailer!

RedMax Man
04-13-2007, 09:53 PM
Stuff Deere- what are those tubes in th trailre for? do they do with the catcher? nice stuff.

mkwl
04-13-2007, 09:59 PM
Heh...Thanks!

I really see no need for a new trailer right now. The only way I'd upgrade now, Is if I found a 6x12 with a side gate for a really good price.

Oh, dude...post up your stuff! I'd love to see that new truck hooked up to your trailer!

Yeah, I know, I have to take an updated pic this year, maybe I'll take a few pics tomorrow, I have a dethaching job lined up for tomorrow.:usflag:

stuffdeer
04-13-2007, 10:03 PM
Stuff Deere- what are those tubes in th trailre for? do they do with the catcher? nice stuff.

Yup. Thats the tube for the Catcher on the Cub. Trailer isn't wide enough to keep them on. However, I don't use them at every stop and it only takes 30 seconds to put it on.

Uranus
04-13-2007, 10:04 PM
Stuff--It looks like your missing something on the trailer. You forgot to take a pic of your most important piece of equipment.

stuffdeer
04-13-2007, 10:16 PM
Stuff--It looks like your missing something on the trailer. You forgot to take a pic of your most important piece of equipment.

Lmfao...

When I take a picture of EVERYTHING I'll throw that in.

lawnboy150
04-13-2007, 10:34 PM
truck & trailer

RedMax Man
04-13-2007, 11:15 PM
Stuff--It looks like your missing something on the trailer. You forgot to take a pic of your most important piece of equipment.

Alright let the secret out... what is it?

ALarsh
04-13-2007, 11:32 PM
Alright let the secret out... what is it?

The pen..................

Uranus
04-13-2007, 11:35 PM
The pen..................

BINGO!

Your so Sharpie Alarsh

RedMax Man
04-13-2007, 11:40 PM
BINGO!

Your so Sharpie Alarsh

What you gave him a Sharpie or something?:confused: :laugh:

stuffdeer
04-14-2007, 12:09 AM
What you gave him a Sharpie or something?:confused: :laugh:

Lol...This goes way back to the first picture I ever posted.

I had my truck, 21" mower, trimmer and blower. And didn't notice a pen laying in my driveway when I took the pic. Ever since then, Uranus has said something in almost every picture post...hehe

Mowman16
04-14-2007, 12:20 AM
Redmaxman, the action photos are courtesy of mom.

Nice stuff everyone.:cool2:

Stuff,
How do you like that Ferris? I am getting one tomorrow....it's a hydro 48'' I don't know the HP yet. I will need a lesson on how to load my trailer from you.

KS_Grasscutter
04-14-2007, 12:35 AM
Redmaxman, the action photos are courtesy of mom.

Nice stuff everyone.:cool2:

Stuff,
How do you like that Ferris? I am getting one tomorrow....it's a hydro 48'' I don't know the HP yet. I will need a lesson on how to load my trailer from you.

Do you have a side job of selling drugs or something? I guess you ARE doing like a LOT of lawns, but seems like you are getting something new every day:laugh: . Or is it used? Anything in the works for a bigger truck yet?

RedMax Man
04-14-2007, 09:11 AM
Do you have a side job of selling drugs or something? I guess you ARE doing like a LOT of lawns, but seems like you are getting something new every day:laugh: . Or is it used? Anything in the works for a bigger truck yet?

I was just thinking the same thing lol:laugh: Never seen someone buy so much stuff so fast. You ever hear of a bank accout where you can save money for the future? you don't have to spend it all at once.

Mowman16
04-14-2007, 07:44 PM
Do you have a side job of selling drugs or something? I guess you ARE doing like a LOT of lawns, but seems like you are getting something new every day:laugh: . Or is it used? Anything in the works for a bigger truck yet?

I was just thinking the same thing lol:laugh: Never seen someone buy so much stuff so fast. You ever hear of a bank accout where you can save money for the future? you don't have to spend it all at once.

It's a used one $300, I got a bowling ally this year that has a STEEP side yard, I needed something to cut that and a few other places. It was something I wanted, and for $300 you can't go wrong. I think its a 1995 or something like that...it's in good shape. No news on a truck yet, someone tried to sell me a 95 F250 2wd with 295k miles on it:laugh: :laugh: $500, he said it "wold run for ever".:laugh:

stuffdeer
04-14-2007, 07:46 PM
It's a used one $300, I got a bowling ally this year that has a STEEP side yard, I needed something to cut that and a few other places. It was something I wanted, and for $300 you can't go wrong. I think its a 1995 or something like that...it's in good shape. No news on a truck yet, someone tried to sell me a 95 F250 2wd with 295k miles on it:laugh: :laugh: $500, he said it "wold run for ever".:laugh:

If it had the 7.3 L Diesel in it....then yes, It would of ran forever.

Mowman16
04-14-2007, 07:49 PM
No 7.3 in that baby, just on it's FOURTH gas engine. (the last three did not run for long, i wonder what made this one so spechial).

KS_Grasscutter
04-14-2007, 09:07 PM
It's a used one $300, I got a bowling ally this year that has a STEEP side yard, I needed something to cut that and a few other places. It was something I wanted, and for $300 you can't go wrong. I think its a 1995 or something like that...it's in good shape. No news on a truck yet, someone tried to sell me a 95 F250 2wd with 295k miles on it:laugh: :laugh: $500, he said it "wold run for ever".:laugh:

Holy hell, $300 seems like a REALLY good deal for that mower. And I think I woulda JUMPED on that truck for $500...even if it is way high miles, it would be good for pulling your trailer around town for a year or so till you can save up for a brand new one.

Envy Lawn Service
04-14-2007, 09:20 PM
Holy hell, $300 seems like a REALLY good deal for that mower. And I think I woulda JUMPED on that truck for $500...even if it is way high miles, it would be good for pulling your trailer around town for a year or so till you can save up for a brand new one.

Yep, if it pulls the trailer, keeps me dry when it rains hard, and doesn't leak something at every stop, then I'm happy so long as the fenders don't flap in the wind and it don't look like hell.

I would have been thrilled to have found a $500 truck when I was starting out as a kid.

KS_Grasscutter
04-14-2007, 09:24 PM
My new pics:

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=183495

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r253/KS_Grasscutter/lawnrig4-14007.jpg

Mowman16
04-15-2007, 11:09 PM
Here is the WB, the photos don't do it justice, tell me if I got a deal or no. I may take a second look at the truck too.
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Was that too good to pass up or what?

Ramairfreak98ss
04-16-2007, 01:29 PM
Redmaxman, the action photos are courtesy of mom.

Nice stuff everyone.:cool2:

Stuff,
How do you like that Ferris? I am getting one tomorrow....it's a hydro 48'' I don't know the HP yet. I will need a lesson on how to load my trailer from you.hey if it wasnt for her, you wouldn't have them... i have a few pics on my site, and not many in total. Im usually the one that runs to get the camera and taking them of my brother doing work... theres very few of me :p

Uranus
04-16-2007, 01:43 PM
Lol...This goes way back to the first picture I ever posted.

I had my truck, 21" mower, trimmer and blower. And didn't notice a pen laying in my driveway when I took the pic. Ever since then, Uranus has said something in almost every picture post...hehe

:laugh: Oh the joke still continues. You better have it in your next spread. Dont let me down.

lawntimenosee
04-16-2007, 09:14 PM
mower pic..

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/7431/pict1272kp2.jpg

Mowman16
04-17-2007, 12:05 AM
lawntime,
does that Lazer have the OCDC? Nice stuff, you take good care of your things they are very clean.

Swampy
04-17-2007, 12:10 AM
Mowman16- We had a Ferris just like that but a little bit older. Great machine but be prepared to get thrown around by it.

Metro Lawn
04-17-2007, 05:19 PM
I figured I have been admiring everyone else's stuff so much that I should throw some pix up. Most of our trucks and equipment are posted in other areas of this site, but this rig is new for this season. New trailer and new Hustler Super Z too.

Ramairfreak98ss
04-17-2007, 08:19 PM
metrolawn, is that super Z a 72" deck? it looks like a yellow version of the Ferris 72" deck :) nice setup!

Metro Lawn
04-17-2007, 08:25 PM
metrolawn, is that super Z a 72" deck? it looks like a yellow version of the Ferris 72" deck :) nice setup!

No, it is the XR7 66" deck.

Idealtim
04-17-2007, 09:10 PM
How is the 18hp with the 44" deck descent? nice machine there, you said its an 04 or 05 model?


Actually, since I bought the thing in december, I havent cut a blade of grass with it yet. Last week I was screwing around with it just driving it around the yard to get the feel of it and throw some branches in the woods as I went. So far thats about it. I will definatly be posting action pics sometime in may. the only thing I can say about the engine is that at full speed with the blades on, it does not mind going over a few wet piles of leaves. An extra 2 or 3 horse would probly come in handy in the spring but I can't complain yet. After all it's the first ztr I have ever owned myself. After I buy a new v-box for this winter, next on the list is a 72'' or 60'' lazer, under 500hrs.

Leisure Time Lawn Care
04-17-2007, 09:15 PM
Here is some pics I took today

gwalk70
04-17-2007, 11:25 PM
Some of the equipment. Enclosed was last year and open was the old one. Some one bought the open would love to see how they have it set up.

Firekilr2,

I like the way you have that trailer organized. I can not see exactly what you have used to mount those line trimmers. Do you have any pics from a side angle of the line trimmer mounts?

Thanks,
Geoff

Grass-Masters
04-18-2007, 09:23 PM
I was just looking at all of your guys nice stuff, Figured I would post a few pics.

Leisure Time Lawn Care
04-19-2007, 08:30 AM
Nice looking equipment, How do you like the Skag's

Grass-Masters
04-19-2007, 10:18 AM
I like both, the scag's and the exmarks. i have already owned a few other brands and I like these two the best. Thanks for the comment, yours is nice too. How do you like them.

Uranus
04-19-2007, 10:36 AM
I like both, the scag's and the exmarks. i have already owned a few other brands and I like these two the best. Thanks for the comment, yours is nice too. How do you like them.

I got a 2001 27 lc kawi lazer. How she running for you? I got just over 1600 hours on mine with the ultra vac. She still purs like a kitten. Just droped $1000 on a new hyrdro pump and tires. ouch. But the engine is still strong and leaves a very nice cut.

I have to say with the limited use on my new 31hp xs (06 leftover), the new mower blows the 27 kawi away, The lazers keep getting better and better.

Mowman16
04-19-2007, 11:34 PM
I got a new truck, I will post pix soon. 92 F250.:dancing:

Leisure Time Lawn Care
04-20-2007, 08:03 AM
I like mine as well, Very dependable and they cut nice. I put a stripe kit on the 34 and it looks awesome on the residentials.

tsh1773
04-20-2007, 09:23 AM
Here's my setup.

Missing from the pictures is the ztr sprayer, core aerator, Lesco spreader, Honda Harmony, Lesco Renovator.

Enjoy

tsh1773
04-20-2007, 09:25 AM
Here are the rest of the pics.