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lawntimenosee
03-31-2007, 12:39 PM
Here's a few pics of how I have my truck setup..

I just wanted to contribute because I have learned and gotten so much help from LS forums the past few years.. thanks :waving:

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KrayzKajun
03-31-2007, 02:26 PM
Nice setup!

Lawn Enforcer
03-31-2007, 02:28 PM
Sweet truck! Could you post some more exterior shots?

lawntimenosee
03-31-2007, 05:02 PM
Sweet truck! Could you post some more exterior shots?


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EgansCountryGardens
03-31-2007, 05:08 PM
That's a nice truck, but where do you put the grass??

lawntimenosee
03-31-2007, 05:16 PM
That's a nice truck, but where do you put the grass??

Usually I dump onsite.. if I need to haul mulch, dirt, clippings, etc. I use my pickup and open trailer.

TheLawnBarber
03-31-2007, 05:20 PM
Those trimmer hooks did you make them or buy them? I need something like that so I can hang my trimmers in the garage.

lawntimenosee
03-31-2007, 05:26 PM
Those trimmer hooks did you make them or buy them? I need something like that so I can hang my trimmers in the garage.

Actually those came from Kmart.. and somehow they haven't ever fallen off, even in transport. (knock on wood)

Lawnworks
03-31-2007, 08:44 PM
Way to go on the trimmer setup!! You saved yourself $600 on trimmer racks.

How many miles? What do you have in the truck moneywise?

lawntimenosee
03-31-2007, 09:15 PM
Way to go on the trimmer setup!! You saved yourself $600 on trimmer racks.

How many miles? What do you have in the truck moneywise?

Hmm.. let's see, around 155k miles now..

Probably have around 7k invested including truck (new turbo at time of purchase)..only tires, brakes, normal maint.. can't complain a bit, she's been good to me so far :)

Lawnworks
03-31-2007, 10:02 PM
What is your mpg? My '99 npr box truck gets about 12.

I have got to get some racks for my gas cans... I looked in the back of the truck when the guys drove down the drive yesterday... and there was the gas can sitting on its side.

Do you work just in Athens? do you get down to oconee or over toward north atlanta any? It seems like Oconee would be the jackpot... such an upscale area... and most I would guess or secondary homes... so not many pitas.

lawntimenosee
03-31-2007, 10:35 PM
Yeah Oconee is exploding with growth.. we work Athens and Oconee mainly.. used to work in Braselton (Chateau Elan) but the drive was too far.

I get about the same mpg.. average between 10-14.
I have a feeling fuel is going to be an issue this summer :cry: already on the rise again.

josh1981
03-31-2007, 11:48 PM
nice setup. WHat model stihl saw? what model stihl trimmers? I have a ms 290 and 180 stihl saw, stihl saw blade unit, stihl blower, stihl weedwhacker, stihl chainsaw protectivbe clothing and globves, stihl hand saw, axe, clippers, loppers, toro walk behind mower- and this is for all home use. LOL.

Have done our 3rd cut this weekend.

lawntimenosee
04-01-2007, 12:50 AM
saw is ms250 ..and edgers are fc75 and fc55

no stihl trimmers... only redmax

sounds like you are a big Stihl fan :weightlifter:

josh1981
04-01-2007, 01:30 AM
oh yea, stihl is the best.

After having low end machines for a long time, was time to upgrade to something that would last a long time being worked hard. And I have never used anything better then my stihls yet and never had anything that was so easy to work on and fix. Have also had john deere before- very easy to work on and fix. Cant beat johgn deere and stihl. Redmax is also very good, jujst dont know too much about them

Awesume saw man and edgers. If its not a stihl its not a saw, lol.

troblandscape
04-01-2007, 09:33 AM
Hey thanks for the pics looks good. I am stting up my box truck today and I just bought those hooks you have at Lowes, Do you have a prob with them coming off the hooks while driving or do you have a bungee to hold them. Thanks.

troblandscape
04-01-2007, 03:37 PM
Heres mine, the hooks work great with the trimmers and blowers. I painted the walls and built the shelf and hung the hooks. I am looking into one of those gas caddys for the mix. Thanks For the ideas.

lawntimenosee
04-05-2007, 10:30 PM
Hey thanks for the pics looks good. I am stting up my box truck today and I just bought those hooks you have at Lowes, Do you have a prob with them coming off the hooks while driving or do you have a bungee to hold them. Thanks.

Hey man looks great! ..glad the pics helped.

I have been using these hooks for about a year now without any bungees.

Strangely enough they ride safe and sound.. never had one fall off luckily (*knock on wood*)

The only reason I'm thinking of getting horizontal racks now is because I need more floor space because I bought a bigger mower and my shelving takes up room on the right in my truck.

I like your setup.. good luck this season!

lawntimenosee
04-16-2007, 08:07 PM
new racks installed..

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SpruceLandscape
04-18-2007, 12:07 AM
I see that one of your mowers is a walker. What do you do with grass clippings that you have to haul away, or do you have accounts that you can dump at? Just curious, that seems to be one of the biggest reasons that I stay with the dumps.

lawntimenosee
05-25-2007, 02:19 PM
I see that one of your mowers is a walker. What do you do with grass clippings that you have to haul away, or do you have accounts that you can dump at? Just curious, that seems to be one of the biggest reasons that I stay with the dumps.

We almost always dump clippings onsite..
when we need to carry them , we tarp them and put them on the dovetail for transport.

Lawnworks
05-25-2007, 06:38 PM
What kind of mileage are you getting? How is it holding up?

lawntimenosee
05-31-2007, 06:59 PM
What kind of mileage are you getting? How is it holding up?

I'm getting about 10-11 mpg.. holding up great! It's paid for and making $$ :D

Got to love these trucks.. how are your trucks doing?

02DURAMAX
05-31-2007, 07:12 PM
new racks installed..

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what kind of head is that on your trimmers???....Is it like the echo rapid loader?

lawntimenosee
05-31-2007, 07:46 PM
Yea it's similar.. I always have dealer trade out the bump heads for these commercial metal heads whenever I purchase a new trimmer..
they work great, and there is no limit to what size string is used.

We keep a pocket full of pre-cut strings at all times.. my wife finds them scattered around the house alot in random places.. lol

Lawnworks
05-31-2007, 09:09 PM
I'm getting about 10-11 mpg.. holding up great! It's paid for and making $$ :D

Got to love these trucks.. how are your trucks doing?

Mine are holding up. I just bought an isuzu frr... it is pretty sweet. It has 19.5 gvrw, air assisted brakes, 6-speed(cruise at 85!), 7.8L 6cyl, and it gets 12mpg. These Isuzu trucks are hard to beat.

lawntimenosee
07-16-2007, 12:18 AM
Just picked up the Dewalt 3750.. gonna try it out more this week, got rained on today (not that I'm complaining about the rain though :| )
sorry for the bad pics, was getting dark..

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South Florida Lawns
07-16-2007, 01:00 PM
Is that a 16ft box? Makes that exmark look tiny all the way up front there. I am looking at a 12ft box right now.

lawntimenosee
07-17-2007, 10:48 PM
Is that a 16ft box? Makes that exmark look tiny all the way up front there. I am looking at a 12ft box right now.

Yea the box is 16 ft.. wish I had more space, lol

GroundEffects125
07-17-2007, 11:05 PM
Thats looks nice a very professional

lawntimenosee
07-17-2007, 11:17 PM
Thats looks nice a very professional

Thank you :dancing:

S man
08-03-2007, 03:32 PM
How are your redmax trimmers? Do they hold up well?