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ALarsh
08-15-2007, 01:26 PM
I had some lettering done over the past couple weeks. The trailer signs were made this spring and they did the truck today during the rain. I took some photos cause we are rained out today.

What do you think?

DoetschOutdoor
08-15-2007, 01:59 PM
Everything looks really good and professional. Am I just really going blind or is your tailgate lettering fairly crooked? Is that just how it looks in the pic or what?

DSLND
08-15-2007, 02:01 PM
Austin,

The lettering looks great! Equipment looks good as well! Where do you keep your plow during the off season? Thanks! -Mitch-

TXNSLighting
08-15-2007, 02:13 PM
yeh the one line on the tailgate looks way off. otherwise looks great!

nmez21
08-15-2007, 03:41 PM
That looks really good! When did you become an LLC? Happy birthday too :bday:

Lawn Enforcer
08-15-2007, 05:07 PM
Looks good, I like the lettering a lot.

Guzman Properties
08-15-2007, 05:23 PM
Nice job, logo looks neat and clean.

"Landscape Management and Snow Removal" Looks like it's on an angle. Measure it out.

ALarsh
08-15-2007, 05:30 PM
Thanks guys.

Thanks Nate!

I measured the "Landscape Management" line and it is 7/8" off from one end to another. They are going to fix it next week.

KrayzKajun
08-15-2007, 05:38 PM
Very nice! looks good!

Adam's Lawn and Garden
08-15-2007, 10:38 PM
I don't know how long it would take to fix, but you could just take your tailgate off and give it too them. That way your truck isn't out of commision. Just an idea...

adam

KS_Grasscutter
08-15-2007, 10:45 PM
What do you think?

I think that everything looks realy dang good!

THEGOLDPRO
08-15-2007, 10:58 PM
looks good man

ALarsh
08-15-2007, 11:08 PM
I formed the LLC in January of this year.

Plow is stored at the garage at our Cabin during the summer.

Thanks.

Supper Grassy
08-15-2007, 11:10 PM
Looking good

LawnBoy89
08-15-2007, 11:34 PM
Looks really nice man I need some lettering like that but what I need even more is your advice on becoming legit. I need to do it ASAP I'm making the money but what I would like to do is become an LLC like you, do you have any advice and where do I start? Thanks, looks really good btw.

Petr51488
08-16-2007, 01:05 AM
Nicee Truck and equipment.. With that drop hitch, does your trailer sit level? or is it slightly slanted upwards?

ALarsh
08-16-2007, 02:05 AM
Trailer sits level with that drop hitch (trailer looks slightly upward because it is on the jack in that pic but when it is lowered on the truck it sits level).

Lawnboy - check out your state's website and they will have good information on there in the business section. Just read through the articles on their website on how to become legit. I had to fill a form out to create the LLC and then call a number (all on the website) to get my EIN.

deere615
08-17-2007, 12:07 AM
Looks great! Very professional Nice Chevy

RedMax Man
08-17-2007, 08:50 AM
Very nice, Doesn't stick out like a sore thumb but still is very noticeable. Do you have a sign on the trailer tailgate? i've been thinking of forming an llc in the near future, its good to know the some around my age has already done it. Although i'm sure everything is much easier in your state. Things takes so long here and they give a hard time about every single detail.


That grass is really green in the background:)

Petr51488
08-17-2007, 09:17 AM
Very nice, Doesn't stick out like a sore thumb but still is very noticeable. Do you have a sign on the trailer tailgate? i've been thinking of forming an llc in the near future, its good to know the some around my age has already done it. Although i'm sure everything is much easier in your state. Things takes so long here and they give a hard time about every single detail.


That grass is really green in the background:)

I was 18 when i got my LLC. I went to a lawyers office, he gave me the prep talk.. signed some papers and it was done. JUst make sure the name isn't allready taken that you want. A few weeks later i got a binder with certificates and shares in my company along with an EIN number that had to be filled out later on. I think it cost me about 300.00

ALarsh
08-17-2007, 09:24 AM
I did all the filing myself (filed out a form on the state's website). I didn't really want to see a lawyer (probably should have though) but it cost me $100-150.

GreenS14
08-17-2007, 09:52 AM
Looks very proffessional! What did the signage run you?

ALarsh
08-17-2007, 05:09 PM
$170 for the truck and $120 for the signs.

RedMax Man
08-17-2007, 05:13 PM
I did all the filing myself (filed out a form on the state's website). I didn't really want to see a lawyer (probably should have though) but it cost me $100-150.

How does a lawyer make it better?

tthomass
08-17-2007, 10:07 PM
Now get an enclosed charcoal trailer with alloy wheels and you're set. Nice look.

tthomass
08-17-2007, 10:08 PM
And I want your wheels for my Chevy.....

Kid With A Mower
08-18-2007, 01:39 AM
Awesome logo man!! Very professional looking. But I think that it might be time for a new trailer.

South Florida Lawns
08-18-2007, 01:13 PM
Everything looks so nice dude, love that truck too. However judging from the pics it looks like you have outgrown that open trailer there just a little.

mowerkid01
08-18-2007, 11:40 PM
Make sure that you take special care of those Exmarks!

lawnscapesLLC
08-19-2007, 04:21 PM
Looks good, Thats the same kind of look i'm going for when i get mine lettered. Did you have your trailer sign done locally i assume? Thats the exact same way i want mine done.

ALarsh
08-19-2007, 08:33 PM
Yeah the signs were done locally.

Thats the biggest trailer I can fit in my garage. I am trying to hold off as long as possible for renting a place.

Thanks

RedMax Man
08-19-2007, 10:30 PM
Yeah the signs were done locally.

Thats the biggest trailer I can fit in my garage. I am trying to hold off as long as possible for renting a place.

Thanks

Why would you have to rent a place, can you get an enclosed trailer and park outside?

Its ok to have a full trailer, mine is the same way. I think its funny when i see guys with 18 or 20 foot trailer with 1 or 2 mowers and 3/4 empty.

J&R Landscaping
08-19-2007, 11:08 PM
Signs look good! Do you have a sign on the gate of the trailer as well or just on the sides?

SKAPES
08-19-2007, 11:23 PM
Listen to Adam on this one!!

ALarsh
08-20-2007, 01:08 AM
Why would you have to rent a place, can you get an enclosed trailer and park outside?

Its ok to have a full trailer, mine is the same way. I think its funny when i see guys with 18 or 20 foot trailer with 1 or 2 mowers and 3/4 empty.

Its against neighborhood rules and no way would my parents let a big ugly enclosed trailer sit in their driveway!

No sign on the gate. I hear it really affects your gas mileage (not that it's good anyways)?

02DURAMAX
08-20-2007, 08:42 AM
Looks good....And Love the truck!

ALarsh
09-03-2007, 07:02 PM
I got a new to me toro with 230 hours today. Has an aerator on the front also... now I need to get a bigger trailer to fit em both. This one is a 52"/27 hp kohler. :usflag:

TurfGuysInc.
09-03-2007, 07:17 PM
Nice Toro's, can I ask how much that set you back?

what size is the trailer in the pics?
Thanks

DSLND
09-03-2007, 07:54 PM
Austin,

Was this the deal with the Turf Tracer? Anyways thats awesome!!! Do both mower's fit on the 12' trailer? Are you going to start advertising for aeation? Looks good! -Mitch-

ALarsh
09-03-2007, 08:02 PM
Yeah I traded the turf tracer + $2500 for this. Both do not fit on the 12' trailer so I am either going to have to get a 14' open or get an enclosed and find some place to park it. Kinda sucks, I wasn't planning on spending this much $ now but it should repay over time.

DSLND
09-17-2007, 05:56 PM
Hey Austin,

How about some updated pics with both Z's and your new trailer? Keeping busy? We need some rain down here, but that house we flipped is now listed under a real estate agent. -Mitch-

ALarsh
09-17-2007, 09:38 PM
I'll try to get some pics tomorrow or in the next couple days. I bought a 16' trailer and have been busy keeping up with mowing, aeration and school. We got a good amount of rain a couple weeks ago and back into full swing. :)

Bummer the house didn't sell yet. You think you guys will still make $ off of it?

DSLND
09-17-2007, 09:58 PM
I'll try to get some pics tomorrow or in the next couple days. I bought a 16' trailer and have been busy keeping up with mowing, aeration and school. We got a good amount of rain a couple weeks ago and back into full swing. :)

Bummer the house didn't sell yet. You think you guys will still make $ off of it?


Awesome. How's that front mount aerator working for ya? Did you just contact your customers offering the service? We will still make a profit, just not as much as we intended. -Mitch-

ALarsh
09-22-2007, 06:00 PM
Aerator is doing ok. Kinda a pain to raise and lower but it works good. Yeah I sent a letter w/ all my invoices to return this letter if they want aeration and a fair amount did.

Here are those pics

RedMax Man
09-22-2007, 06:11 PM
Everthing looks awesome. I really like that trailer. Probably next year i'm going to upsize my trailer and get an enclosed one possibly otherwise an open one of that size.

KS_Grasscutter
09-22-2007, 07:19 PM
SWEET!!!! I would post pics of my trailer, but my camera seems to have died:cry:

Lawn Enforcer
09-22-2007, 07:21 PM
You may have said this before, but how big is the trailer? Could you also post some pics of the front-mount aerator.

ALarsh
09-23-2007, 01:10 AM
Trailer is 83" x 16'

Aerator
http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=80146&stc=1&d=1178543307

TheLawnBarber
09-23-2007, 03:27 AM
You've got a pimped out setup man.

LawnBoy89
09-24-2007, 01:33 AM
How much thos aerotors run for the front of the mower I know the normal ones are around $2k

ALarsh
09-24-2007, 09:26 AM
The guy that bought it told me he paid $2500. I took it off his hands for $750 as he was looking to get rid of it.

RedMax Man
09-24-2007, 02:13 PM
The guy that bought it told me he paid $2500. I took it off his hands for $750 as he was looking to get rid of it.

Looks like you got a great deal on a quality tool. I'd like to get into aeration in the near future. I'd either get a designated airator like a Ryan or the airator attachment for the Walker.

LawnBoy89
09-25-2007, 06:09 PM
Nice...around here that would be paid for in less than a day of work with it. Good luck

DoetschOutdoor
09-25-2007, 07:08 PM
I was wondering why the guy that had the aerator attachment listed for sale hadnt returned my PMs...you got a good deal for 750. I would have had that baby paid for in about 5 yards of aerating this weekend and the past. Nice setup.

Tturfcare
09-25-2007, 07:32 PM
hey who makes that trimmer rack, i am looking for that one with pin

ALarsh
09-25-2007, 07:46 PM
Greentouch trimmer/blower racks.

Thanks

02DURAMAX
09-25-2007, 08:05 PM
That guy that you bought if from lives about 5mins away and he said he wanted $1300 for it...so i didnt pay too much attention after that..

ALarsh
09-25-2007, 08:08 PM
Yeah he sold it to me for $750 because I also bought the mower.

Tturfcare
09-26-2007, 08:55 PM
thanks, do u like those trimmer and blower racks?

Supper Grassy
09-26-2007, 09:59 PM
Nice aerator

ALarsh
09-26-2007, 10:19 PM
Yeah the blower and timmer racks are ok. Nothing special.

ALarsh
11-18-2007, 10:32 PM
Just pulling out the plow and putting the trailer away. Thought I'd snap a pic or two of everything.

Petr51488
11-18-2007, 10:37 PM
Nice.. You're done allready? The leaves are just now starting to change colors here.lol I prob have about 1 more mowing, then its all fall cleanups from there. I should rap it up in another month or so..

ALarsh
11-18-2007, 10:52 PM
Yeah I think we are done. Not one call for leaves. With my luck I will probably get a load of calls this week for them. :dizzy:

But it feels good to have the trailer away and some time off of the mowers. Now to plowing...:weightlifter:

Mimowerman
01-04-2008, 06:54 PM
Alarsh,
I am intrested in the Aerator on the front of the mower... Who is the manufacturer? Could you provide some specs, and some pros and cons , I know you already said raising and lowering was a pain , but does this unit work well overall??

Thanks,
CJ

ALarsh
02-26-2008, 08:31 PM
Ooops sorry, just saw your post..

The front mount aerator works pretty good. The biggest pain is raising and lowering. You can't turn with it so it kinda sucks. It is setup to work with the 52" machine and I don't think it has enough front end weight to pull big enough plugs out. I may try it with the 60" machine cause it is much heavier on the front end. The plugs it pulls out are satisfactory on a moist lawn, but it is pretty disappointing on the dryer/hard packed lawns. I bought it off the guy that I bought my 52" machine from, and he said he paid around $2000 for it! I definitely don't think it is worth that, so at that price I would look at a walk behind aerator. I bought it for $750 so I am satisfied with the results.

YardBoss Lawncare
02-26-2008, 08:41 PM
Nice name. Guess you and I have the same taste, huh?