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alternative
04-14-2007, 10:20 AM
How many keep their equipment at home, if feasable, and how many rent space and how many of you own commercial property? Just curious on how everyone does it.

THEGOLDPRO
04-14-2007, 10:22 AM
there is a poll about this somewhere i just saw it.

Your Lawn First
06-22-2007, 12:34 PM
I have it home for now. soon will buy garage around the corner and run the business from there.

POPO4995
06-22-2007, 03:51 PM
I own a house in the country that i have my grandmother living in and I use all the buildings for storage.

02DURAMAX
06-26-2007, 08:17 AM
I store my Equipment at home but as soon as i find a good place i will be renting..

kM427
06-26-2007, 10:21 PM
At home on the trailer

ECS
06-27-2007, 12:46 AM
Two miles down the road on a horse ranch

Nosmo
06-27-2007, 05:13 PM
I have a shop building I built in 1991. It is 24 x 40 with and additional 10 x 24 awning with a concrete floor. The shop building is behind my house.

Nosmo

americanlawn
06-27-2007, 06:10 PM
I started my own bus back in 1990. We paid $50 a month for a corner in a warehouse. One spray truck, bulk water tank filled by a garden hose, and dry fert to mix. Mid 90's, we bought a commercially-zone property (one acre with a "house". We lived in the house and used the rear portion for our offices. The following year, we built a 5000 sq ft warehouse in back which we still use today. It houses 8 pickup (300 gal) spray units and an 850 gallon tanker (split tanks/stainless steal). We can also pack in 80 ton of dry fert, snow plows, etc. Then about 6 years ago, we bought the property next door -- heated garage & office (it used to be a print shop). We subcontract our mowing...he rents a 4000 sq ft warehouse near downtown Des Moines. Many years, lots of hours, low pay, and alot sweat, but it paid off. Good thing, cuz I'm getting too old to do it all over again. LOL

BlueShieldLawnCare
06-30-2007, 06:10 PM
Right now we keep our rider in the tool shed/ workshop that I built a few years ago, and all the other equipment in a small vinyl lawn shed right behind it. It's a huge pain in the a*s, though! Loading and unloading is a huge pain, and is very time consuming. We can't just back our trailer into the garage, bc we don't HAVE one! And we can't leave our equipment on the trailer bc it would get stolen! We are looking into a storage facility, and eventually want to build onto my workshop to store everything in there. Of course, it would be REALLY awesome to get big enough to afford to buy commercial property! But that's a few years down the road, I think!

kM427
07-01-2007, 09:46 AM
I have a few bike cables and I lock all the equipment together and then to the trailer. Weed trimmers and loose items go in the shed.

packer101
07-01-2007, 05:46 PM
small stuff is at our shop but our trucks and trailers and equiptment is down the street at a machine shop yard.... it wont fit where the shop is

RigglePLC
07-01-2007, 10:03 PM
Everything at my house. (pickup with 400 gal tank) Permagreen and fert in 10 by 12 shed. I can only store about 1 weeks worth of product--so i buy from dealer frequently.

ccondie
07-01-2007, 11:15 PM
I store it all at my grandparents in there extra garadge, and keep my trailer outside. Really a pain not being able to keep the trailer at the same place as the equipment though. Cant complain to much thought its free.

Loyds Lawn Service
07-01-2007, 11:27 PM
I keep every thing at the house next to my police car. But that did not stop some knuckle head from stealing my gas cans.:nono:

NewWave
07-03-2007, 08:47 AM
We have a 36'x48' and 20' high pole barn and we need more room. It is on our property with concrete floors and electricity. We are about to rip the heating system outt o make more room. Has an extension for the office and a bathroom for the guys. Door is big enough for a semi to back up in. Much nicer now that all of our equipment is secured and out of the weather.

kf4pbm
09-11-2007, 11:10 PM
enclosed trailer next to the house. that way i can always keep an eye on it. if i move to a neighborhood with an assoc. i guess that will end though.

South Florida Lawns
09-12-2007, 12:25 AM
Its at my shop. Some is inside my enclosed trailer next to it too. Depends on if I feel like taking it all out or not.

deere615
09-12-2007, 12:41 PM
In my parents garage until I get my own warehouse sometime after I turn 18!

EagleLandscape
09-12-2007, 08:08 PM
garage and the misc junk is scattered throughout the backyard :)

topsites
09-13-2007, 11:47 AM
I'm lucky to have a full-height crawl space underneath my house, it's as high as a regular room, as big as the whole house and lighted and all, the floor is dirt but I use this for all my parts and supplies and smaller equipment (read: whatever fits through the door lol).

The rest I keep outside and out of the way, I have an acre lot so it hides pretty nicely, not completely hidden but you can't see a slew of stuff from the street. My back and front porches also have a nice size door and space, it's not full height but it's not a crawl space either, about 5 feet tall or so I've been considering putting at least the aerator and one of the Wb's under there, but haven't...

Then I keep what I'm currently running on the truck and trailer, locked up at night and also I back the trailer against a tree (in hopes of slowing down someone wanting to just drop the gate and help themselves).

KrayzKajun
09-13-2007, 11:51 AM
Bought a piece of commercial prop when i was 17, store all my equipment and have 2 8000sqft ware houses built on it

deere615
09-13-2007, 07:37 PM
Bought a piece of commercial prop when i was 17, store all my equipment and have 2 8000sqft ware houses built on it

Thats cool. That is exactly what I want to do!

Dunlaps LawnCare
09-24-2007, 10:36 PM
i have a shed i store most of my stuff in the rest in the back yard
1 snowking snowblower
1craftsman push mower,
STIHL leaf blower,
craftsman weedeater,
98 toyta tacoma
craftsman heagetrimmer
craftsman ridding mower
many hand tools

WALKER LANDSCAPE
09-24-2007, 10:42 PM
We have a large fence in area and building up the road from the house.

haul03486
10-05-2007, 11:52 AM
I have 1 12 x15 storage building and 1 8x10 storage building call me old fashioned but keeping it out of the weather is best in my opinion.

cgaengineer
10-05-2007, 01:16 PM
I keep all my crap in our garage and still manage to keep both trucks parked inside as well. My only gripe is that putting it all back in garage is like a puzzle, one wheel width over and nothing will fit!

haul03486
10-05-2007, 08:08 PM
Yeah i tried the 1 storage area at first but by the time i got all the equipment out i was ready to call it a day lol.

Stillwater
10-06-2007, 08:54 PM
I have 1 12 x15 storage building and 1 8x10 storage building call me old fashioned but keeping it out of the weather is best in my opinion.

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