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DSLND
03-12-2007, 08:11 PM
Well 2007 Season is approaching and the calls are coming in like crazy and i haven't done one bit of advertising! Its going to be a very busy season! I was washing some stuff today and decided to snap some pics. Enjoy! -Mitch-

Mowers:
2001 Toro Z150 w/52" deck and 20hp Kohler
2002 Toro WB w/52" deck and 17hp Kawisaki
1993 John Deere WB w/54" deck and 17hp Kawisaki (FOR SALE)
2005 Toro 20055 Super Recycler w/bagger

Tractor:
1995 Craftsman GT w/50" deck, 48" plow, wheel weights, and tire chains

Trimmers:
STIHL FS 55 x2

Edger:
STIHL FC 110

Blowers:
STIHL BG 85 hand blower w/gutter kit
STIHL BR 550 BP Blower

Saws:
STIHL MS 250 Chain Saw
STIHL HS 45 Hedge Trimmer

Trailer
5x10 carry on trailer w/solid sides and racks

I am only 14 and cannot drive yet, so my equipment either gets towed with my dad's 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo or my brother's 1997 S-10. Enjoy!

DSLND
03-12-2007, 08:11 PM
My latest additon! Oh yeah it also has the pro-slide sulky!

DSLND
03-12-2007, 08:14 PM
Craftsman Out Plowing! Soon to be replaced with John Deere 420 w/loader.

DSLND
03-12-2007, 08:14 PM
STIHL Trimmers and Edger.

DSLND
03-12-2007, 08:15 PM
The Blowers!

DSLND
03-12-2007, 08:16 PM
The Saws!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DSLND
03-12-2007, 08:17 PM
I guess i forgot a picture of the deere! Oh well. Heres the trailer.

DSLND
03-12-2007, 08:19 PM
The shop! Just a one stall garage. I am hoping to build a two stall in the next couple years. BTW the trailer loaded with one of the mowers will go in here, i just havent started using the mowers on a daily basis so the trailer sits out and once i start, i will hopefully have the deere gone and then the WB put off to the side.

DSLND
03-12-2007, 08:20 PM
On the list for this year:

-Bigger Trailer
-DFS Bagger for Z
-STIHL KM 110 and FS 110
-Mayb an additional Back pack blower
-$5-10k towards vehicle

-Mitch-

DSLND
03-12-2007, 08:23 PM
Here's a picture of everything!

lawncare18
03-12-2007, 08:27 PM
Where did you get that trailer.. nice stuff.

W.L.S.27
03-12-2007, 08:37 PM
Looks great mitch... keep up the good work, its always good to see a fellow teenager in the biz. btw, what did you pay for the Stihl FC110 if you don't mind me asking?

-Chris

Lynch Landscaping
03-12-2007, 08:39 PM
How many accounts do you have?

KS_Grasscutter
03-12-2007, 08:42 PM
On the list for this year:

-Bigger Trailer
-DFS Bagger for Z
-STIHL KM 110 and FS 110
-Mayb an additional Back pack blower
-$5-10k towards vehicle

-Mitch-

So with the new trimmers and old, that would put you at what, 4 trimmers? Is that REALLY necessary? Even if you have 2 guys working with you like you say you want to, you aint gonna have any need for FOUR trimmers. Why not just use the trimmers you got and put the extra $600 to buying the bagger for the Toro (which IMO is a very smart move, as the bagger makes lawns looks so much nicer, plus will make it nicer doing cleanups).

Also, about the FS110, isn't that like the heaviest Stihl trimmer there is? Have fun carrying that around all day...

DSLND
03-12-2007, 08:57 PM
LC18: I bought the traier out of a dealer around here in Central IL. I got a great deal on it, i think i paid like $800 for the whole thing including the license and stuff.

WLC: Thanks! I paid right around $350 for the edger and IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY! I have done up to 6" of overgrown edging and it plowed right through it with no problem and i especially like the 4-mix.

Lynch: I ended last season with about 14 weekly yards, this year i am going to try to get around 20 and then do a lot of landscaping and other jobs.

KS: If i got the two new pieces of STIHL i would sell the two 55's. No sense in keeping 4 trimmers, lol but i havents tried to FS 110 yet, i may go check it out to see what it will be like hauling that thing around.

Thanks! -Mitch-

Lawn Enforcer
03-12-2007, 09:41 PM
Nice looking line-up! Weather is gettin' pretty warm up here, I'm gettin' real pumped for mowing!

mattfromNY
03-12-2007, 09:53 PM
All that equipment for 14 accounts????
I hope they're BIG accounts!!!!!!!

Matts lawn care
03-12-2007, 10:02 PM
Looks great. Spring just doesn't come soon enough.

DSLND
03-12-2007, 10:13 PM
LE: Yea i can't wait to start cutting!

MattFNY: As stated above, the Deere is for sale, i replaced it with the Toro and the toro WB, i got a great deal on and is used as my backup/additional mower for my bigger sized yards (3+ Acres)

Matts: You are right! It was a long winter with a good amount of snow!

Thanks! -Mitch-

Justin's Lawn Care
03-13-2007, 12:08 PM
i have an FS110 and its not too heavy. I like it and has plenty of power!

zim bob the landscaper
03-13-2007, 06:09 PM
looks nice man keep it up!!

RedMax Man
03-13-2007, 06:25 PM
Getting closer everyday to being busy. Doesn't really get that busy until the middle of April where i am. Wish i was already getting calls.
Tools look good, are they and tuned up and ready for action?

paolaken
03-13-2007, 07:02 PM
looks very good. i had 3 21' lawnboys at 14. i have a bunch of friends in pekin. been there before.

tthomass
03-13-2007, 08:39 PM
Why not the BR600? Do you do leaf removal? Try one out, i've got 2 and love them......I don't even do weekly maintenance but you always need a blower. I use it for clean ups, mulching and if a customer wants me to do leaf removal.....otherwise installs. You can't have too much power.

Works great for drying the trucks/car etc after washing too :)

DSLND
03-13-2007, 08:51 PM
Justin: Have you ran into any problems with the 110?

ZimBob: Thanks! When are you getting your ZTR?

RedMax: We start cutting about the first week of April, but right now i am doing clean ups and landscaping.

Paolaken: Pekin is a great town with a lot of great people. Do you know Razorman (Paul)?

TTThomas: I got a great deal on the BR 550 but never looked at the 600. If i get another one i may take a look at the 600. Yes i do clean ups, and this tool helped a lot!

Thanks! -Mitch-

Diamond Cutters
03-13-2007, 08:55 PM
thats a nice set up

Justin's Lawn Care
03-14-2007, 12:21 AM
no problems at all and id get another one in a second. Just a note on the BR600 I run 550s and i havent tried the 600 yet but i think it was like 50-75 bucks more and i looked at the specs if i recall correctly there wasnt much more power and it was maybe a pound lighter? correct me if im wrong

DSLND
03-14-2007, 07:59 PM
no problems at all and id get another one in a second. Just a note on the BR600 I run 550s and i havent tried the 600 yet but i think it was like 50-75 bucks more and i looked at the specs if i recall correctly there wasnt much more power and it was maybe a pound lighter? correct me if im wrong

Oh ok, thanks! I think i will try the 600 before i make the purchase of a second blower. -Mitch-

DSLND
07-13-2007, 05:25 PM
Sold The Deere a few months ago, sold the 52" last week, and got a 36", and just bought a new STIHL FS 110 trimmer, heres the thread with pics of the WB! -Mitch-


http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=193433

South Florida Lawns
07-13-2007, 06:11 PM
The FS110 is the sh*t I have had mine for almost 2 years now and its a work horse. It is heavy but you get used to it.

DSLND
07-13-2007, 07:10 PM
The FS110 is the sh*t I have had mine for almost 2 years now and its a work horse. It is heavy but you get used to it.

Agreed. It does take a little while to get used to it, but i really like it! -Mitch-