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tcalb2
09-23-2007, 09:17 PM
Anyone have any pics of there solo setups. Trying to add to mine setup needs some ideas. thanks

Supper Grassy
09-23-2007, 09:19 PM
Lets see some pics of yours so we can suggest what should be done

tcalb2
09-23-2007, 10:06 PM
heres one of my older setup, my newer setup includes a 6x12 open. In which I dump the grass in the front of the trailer and store the mower in the rear of the trailer.

Supper Grassy
09-23-2007, 10:47 PM
any racks?
What type mower? etc.

tcalb2
09-23-2007, 11:05 PM
No racks yet. I have a 36 belt Lesco, 2 stihl string trimmers, a hedge trimmer, stihl br600 blower. thats the bulk of it.

I'm thinking I should get a 48 lesco to making cutting the large lawns faster?

gilatplc
09-23-2007, 11:13 PM
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=173906
Here is what I have for a solo, it has grown my a mower or two,

Chilehead
09-23-2007, 11:42 PM
I would love to upload a pic but I am still in the stoneage with dial-up service. My solo rig is a red Ford Ranger, 5 x 8 utility trailer, 48" Exmark Viking, 21" Commercial Lawn Boy, grass catcher for Exmark, homemade utility rack for Echo trimmer & edger, Husqvarna backpack blower. I plan on making a homemade cage for the front of the trailer.

stuffdeer
09-24-2007, 11:15 AM
I'll take a picture tomorrow of my Set-up.
Currently-

2000 S-10
5x10 Open Trailer
Cub Cadet Enforcer 44" ZTR
Cub Cadet 21"
Husqvarna Edger and Trimmer
Husqvarna BP Blower

lawncare18
09-24-2007, 06:13 PM
tcalb2... is that a toyota your towing with ... looks like a sweet little set up you got going on.. id love to see some more pics of it..

tcalb2
09-24-2007, 08:15 PM
Yea, believe it or not I tow a 6x12 with a 300 gallon hydro-seeder on it full. Not the best thing for this truck but has to do for now. I'll post some more photos of my newer setup with my 6x12 I use for cutting. I end up dumping the grass in the front of the trailer and storing the mower in the back of it.

lawncare18
09-24-2007, 08:24 PM
those toyotas are tough tough trucks.. post some pics asap wana see what it looks like.. I also am a solo side operation and run a quick 36 ill half to take some pics.. How many accounts you servie weekly?? Bag them all huh??

TurfGuysInc.
09-25-2007, 01:18 AM
Can't wait to see more solo setups,
I would post mine but I have to figure out my new camera.

tcalb2
09-25-2007, 10:51 AM
I only have 10 accounts weekly. I do alot of hardscapes and hydroseeding, this is my website www.kalbererlandscaping.com , My goal was just to get enough accounts so when the walkways and patios get slow they would help out. now I'm trying to get only cutting accounts. You can't beat the steady pay from cutting lawns.

Skimastr105
09-25-2007, 01:06 PM
www.kalbererlandscaping.com



I really like your site. Thats a nice and clean look... Very Professional.

ExclusiveLawnCare
09-25-2007, 02:25 PM
I'll post my pics up here soon.

G.M.Landscaping
09-25-2007, 04:49 PM
Not great, but I'm solo and here's some pics. Still lots of other equipment not pictured.


89934

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tcalb2
09-25-2007, 10:08 PM
nice setup, what do you use wheelbarrow on top of your mower for mostly, mulch and stuff. looks like a great idea.

Supper Grassy
09-25-2007, 10:10 PM
is that wheenbarrow connected to the mower?
Also what size trailer is that

G.M.Landscaping
09-25-2007, 10:36 PM
is that wheenbarrow connected to the mower?
Also what size trailer is that

This thread shows what I did with the mower and wheelbarrow.

It's a 16' trailer.
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=139655

TurfGuysInc.
09-26-2007, 12:06 AM
G.M.Landscaping,
curious on how you like the husqvarna, dont know if its spelled correctly,
anyways I am thinking on purchasing a w/b and I want to know your opinion, thanks

G.M.Landscaping
09-26-2007, 11:42 AM
G.M.Landscaping,
curious on how you like the husqvarna, dont know if its spelled correctly,
anyways I am thinking on purchasing a w/b and I want to know your opinion, thanks

I sold my belt drive Lesco 36" to buy this husqvarna hydro so I could use a velke with it. I wanted to find a used Lesco hydro but couldn't find any, so I setteled for this.

It's an older one with the pistol grips, that they don't make anymore. It's an average mower. Doesn't stripe anything like my Lesco. If you find one at a good price then I think their worth it, otherwise keep looking.

kf4pbm
09-27-2007, 01:14 AM
here is mine.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=200344

tcalb2
09-27-2007, 08:29 PM
sorry for the delay here are some of my setup. the first is for cuts and the second is the same trailer just sides removed for hydro-seeding.

G.M.Landscaping
09-27-2007, 08:38 PM
here is mine.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=200344

Very nice setup. Everything looks so clean.:)

kf4pbm
09-27-2007, 10:32 PM
everything gets washed on friday. this pic just happens to be on friday. after the rains we've had lately tomorrow afternoon wont be a fun cleaning day.

KS_Grasscutter
09-27-2007, 10:37 PM
I would post pics but my camera seems to have died so I guess I am just SOL. Wait, plan B, I'll go to Wal Mart after I eat and get a new camera, and will get pics tomorrow. I need to get ink and paper anyway.

RLW
09-28-2007, 10:50 AM
Heres some pic's of my solo outfit. Already had some new addtions for 2007.
Big rains coming to the Northwest today, so can't pull everything from the shop for current photo shoot. 1st pic is what I started with in spring of 2006. 2nd pic is from fall 2006.

Roy / Mowtown Lawn Care & Maintenance

All_Toro_4ME
09-28-2007, 11:41 AM
Not great, but I'm solo and here's some pics. Still lots of other equipment not pictured.


89934

89935


Very nice setup GM. 2 questions. I noticed you have the stihl pole hedger. I have that exact same model. How do you like it? I love mine. Has so much power, its great. Also, is that the new shindy blower with the C4 engine. How has that performed for you. Any problems with the starting or anything like that. I posted a thread about that same blower about a month or so ago because I was considering that particular backpack blower for fall cleanups this year. Got mixed reviews on it, so couldnt really make a decision on it. Thanks.

deere615
09-28-2007, 06:13 PM
RLW thats a nice setup. Thats a small trailer but I really like how you have all the hand tools setup. Those high sides look nice too, especially for hauling brush/mulch.

G.M.Landscaping
09-28-2007, 08:47 PM
Very nice setup GM. 2 questions. I noticed you have the stihl pole hedger. I have that exact same model. How do you like it? I love mine. Has so much power, its great. Also, is that the new shindy blower with the C4 engine. How has that performed for you. Any problems with the starting or anything like that. I posted a thread about that same blower about a month or so ago because I was considering that particular backpack blower for fall cleanups this year. Got mixed reviews on it, so couldnt really make a decision on it. Thanks.

Thanks,
The Stihl is an fs 85 with the articulating hedge trimmer attachment. It used to be my main trimmer but when I bought the Fs100x, it became a permanent attachment on the trimmer. You really need to have one like that for long reaches;like those customers houses with 6' wide yews around their whole house.:hammerhead:

The shindy 8510 is only a week old. At first I didn't think it had any more power then my Echo PB650. I've been using it on every lawn trying to break it in and get some miles on it before leaf season starts. It starts on first or second pull, not too heavy,seems to definitely have more power than my old blower. I been experimenting with the 2 different nozzles it came with.

I really won't know too much until the middle of leaf season. I went to the dealer to buy the redmax 8001 but liked this better. So far...Happy

justanotherlawnguy
09-29-2007, 01:40 AM
here is a pic of my old setup:

mower&more1986
10-01-2007, 01:05 PM
heres my stuff http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=199795

RLW
10-09-2007, 11:26 PM
RLW thats a nice setup. Thats a small trailer but I really like how you have all the hand tools setup. Those high sides look nice too, especially for hauling brush/mulch.

Thxn deere615,

That thing is becoming smaller every day. Does haul brush & mulch very well.
Not too bad for a drift boat trailer that I altered, just not enough capacity for the equipment. Been looking for a better trailer.

RLW
10-09-2007, 11:38 PM
I only have 10 accounts weekly. I do alot of hardscapes and hydroseeding, this is my website www.kalbererlandscaping.com , My goal was just to get enough accounts so when the walkways and patios get slow they would help out. now I'm trying to get only cutting accounts. You can't beat the steady pay from cutting lawns.

Amen to the last sentence of your statement brother!!

SwihartServices
10-09-2007, 11:40 PM
Hey RLW, you should put some signs on those trailer walls, and paint the plywood black.
I like the idea of those side walls though, nice job.

RLW
10-09-2007, 11:55 PM
Hey RLW, you should put some signs on those trailer walls, and paint the plywood black.
I like the idea of those side walls though, nice job.

Thnx Swihart,

The walls can be a little deep sometimes, but capcity always seems to over ride that. Signage will be coming soon ,
" Mowtown Lawn Care & Maintenance"
Why the black out for the wood? Just went for the stained look of wood grain ,but maintenance involved.

SwihartServices
10-10-2007, 12:31 AM
Good deal man.
I think black would look more clean and professional.
There's just something about plywood that looks tacky.

All_Toro_4ME
10-10-2007, 11:58 AM
Thanks,
The Stihl is an fs 85 with the articulating hedge trimmer attachment. It used to be my main trimmer but when I bought the Fs100x, it became a permanent attachment on the trimmer. You really need to have one like that for long reaches;like those customers houses with 6' wide yews around their whole house.:hammerhead:

The shindy 8510 is only a week old. At first I didn't think it had any more power then my Echo PB650. I've been using it on every lawn trying to break it in and get some miles on it before leaf season starts. It starts on first or second pull, not too heavy,seems to definitely have more power than my old blower. I been experimenting with the 2 different nozzles it came with.

I really won't know too much until the middle of leaf season. I went to the dealer to buy the redmax 8001 but liked this better. So far...Happy

Thanks GM. Let us know how the C4 performs for you this fall. Ease of use, starting etc.

LawnScapers of Dayton
10-10-2007, 05:45 PM
Here is a list of my solo equipment.....

52" Wright Stander with ACS OCDC
36" Toro Proline
21" Snapper
Shindiawa 230 string trimmer with Edgit
Shindiawa Multi tool with edger, long hedge trimmer, short hedge trimmer, string trimmer
Accellerator bagger ( fits both 52" and 36")
Cyclone Rake
6x12 Brimar Dump trailer with landscape ramp (built leaf box on it this fall)
Shindiawa BP blower, new C4 model
Echo HH blower
05 Dodge 2500 HD Quad Cab CTD 4x4
Snoway 29 Series Stainless Steel
Snowex 575 salt spreader

WALKER LANDSCAPE
10-10-2007, 06:12 PM
They are kinda dirty in this one.