View Full Version : Whats your setup

12-04-2001, 03:12 AM
I always like to see what everyone is using from trucks to line trimmers. Me 1991 Gmc sonoma 4.3 L longbed , 5" 10" lanscape trailer 32' scag belt drive 2 ariens 21's, br 400 blower, homelite trimmer,fs75 stihl edger also add what your future setup will be.Me 1997 Ford F-250 Xlt Diesel 6'-12' landscape trailer scag 52 wb hydro, scag 36 wb hydro both with sulky wheels, 2 honda commercials 216, 2 fs85 trimmers,and one employee

12-04-2001, 08:44 AM
Started out with a 21" Toro Pro-Line and blower,trimmer, and a
S-10 pick-up. Now I'm running a Walker MT w52" SD deck, Husky 322L,Sthil blower, and a 5'x10' open trailer. Still using the S-10. It's now for sale as it really don't have the GUT's to pull my equipment anymore. Only has the 2.2 4 banger. Moving up to a FULL SIZE of some sort. It was OK when I started with just a 21" and the handheld equipment. I didn't expect the business to GROW as fast as it did. My advice to new people starting out buy a FULL SIZE with a V-8 and 4WD if you plan on adding snow removal to your services.

12-04-2001, 03:50 PM
i knew my site would come in handy :D you can view numerous pictures of lawnsite.com members setups along with descriptions by going to my website at www.stslawncare.com be sure to check back often for i am adding pics all the time, my apologies to all who have been waiting havent added any in about a week due to being very busy at fire department. however any night now you will see atleast 10 more pictures up!

12-04-2001, 03:59 PM
I ran a toro 48" s/d w/ velke, stihl fs-80 tristihlmmer, stihl fc-85 edger, stihl bc-80 handheld blower, stihl bg-420 back pack blower, and a commercial honda all year. just perchased a 26 hp. efi walker w/ a 48" ghs and a 52" s/d. i used a 5x8 utility trailer and that would fit all the equiptment, and now it just hold the walker and all the hand help equiptment. Here is few pictures.

12-04-2001, 04:07 PM
Pic no. 2 Oh I can't forget my 96 Chevy Z71.

mdb landscaping
12-04-2001, 07:03 PM

my pics are here on scotties site

12-05-2001, 12:38 PM
We have:
Scag Turf Tiger 52inch,
JD F525 48inch three wheeler,
Echo weed wacker,
Echo hand blower,
Echo Bush trimmer,
6x12ft trailer, and a
1998 Ford Ranger 4x4 4.0L

Wish List:
Ford F-450 Diesel Dumper
another Turf Tiger 61inch
A Scag Hydro WB 48inch
a 7x16ft trailer
Echo Stick Edger

Small business right now cause im in school but after i graduate ill be getting a bit bigger

12-05-2001, 09:32 PM
5" 10" lanscape trailer 32' scag belt drive
Wow ScagMan...you can fit a 32 foot mower on a 5 inch by 10 inch trailer!?! lol just kiddin:)

Duncan IN
12-06-2001, 12:55 AM
After finishing 2 year I now have

2000 Dodge Ram 4x4 Diesel 5 speed:blob3:
2001 Boss 8'2" V Plow

20' Doolittle Trailer Extended Tounge Two Ramp gates
Wedge toolbox(most useful thing on the trailer)
Gate Assisted springs(thebacksaver.com)

1999 52" Snapper Walk Behind with sulky
2001 61" Scag Turf Tiger

Echo Backpack Blower
Echo GT2000 (2)
Echo Stick Edger
Sthil 75 Blower Handheld
21 Snapper Pushmower

Next Year I am Adding...

another scag to the lineup
Weedeater Rack
Switching 52" Snapper to a 48" Scag walkbhind

I don't advertise on my Truck because I have all I can handle by word of mouth. I do Wear uniforms from Aramark. Have name of business and name on shirt. Pants $15 and shirt $15 each, well worth it and no I don't get hot in them, they are comfortable.

12-06-2001, 10:16 AM
what size is that truck? looks darn good and strong to me.... how about the width on that trailer? looks like u got two mowers side by side. do u have trouble with such a long trailer? would u like to put ur picture on my site?

Duncan IN
12-06-2001, 11:43 AM

My truck is a 2500
The trailer is 20' long with extended tounge I have no trouble backing it up. Actually the longer the trailer is the easier it is to back up. My 20' is easier to back up than my 16' trailer.

Trailer width is the minimal, I didn't get the extra wide becuase I have no need.

Yes I would like to put it on your website.

12-06-2001, 11:57 AM
Hey Duncan
Did u have any problems with striping from your Turf Tiger?? I have a 2001 Turf Tiger 52inch and sometimes it stripes like a three wheeler. It seemed it got better when i added a stripe kit to it but not totally. Also which Scag WB are u thinking of getting?? Cause we are thinking of getting a Scag WB Hydro like a 48 or a 52inch.
Otherwise u have a nice trailer for expansion, plenty of room for another Turf Tiger, id just rather have a Ford Diesel Pull that trailer he he:D
Nice setup and good luck in the new year
Matt (Lawnman)

Duncan IN
12-06-2001, 02:46 PM

My turf tiger does not stripe as good as I would like it to. I have to say the better the grass is the better it will stripe. I don't live near a big city where people spend alot of money on their yards. In good grass it will stripe better.

I plan on getting a 48. I have a 52 and love it the snapper walk behind is a real good mower. I am switching because the 52" will not fit on my side gate and I no longer use the walkbehind like I did my first year so I don't need the full 52. I want the 48 Hydro mainly to go in small places. Don't get the advantage deck if at all possible. You can't get as close to a post, tree, etc... From experience there is no major advantage over the standard.

I looked at the Ford Diesel, Nice truck but I love the interior on the Dodge, alot more comfortable than the ford for me. Plus I couldn't pass up the deal I got on my dodge.

12-06-2001, 05:01 PM
I wish i had some pictures but of course I don't but here is what I got

6 by 12 with a 2 foot mesh box on the front.
2000 48 inch. Great Dane Scamper
2002 52 inch Super Surfer
1996 21 inch toro

fs80 weedeater
br400 blower
and other stihls
I cannot forget my 79 chevy truck to pull all of this

I also got a 2001 john deere lt166 with a 38 inch cut that is mainly a spare but I use it for plugging and other little things.

Jerrys Lawn Service
12-06-2001, 08:11 PM
Here's our list guy's
2002 F-350 4x4 with a 16x6.5 trailer
2001 Scag Turf Tiger (61)
2000 Scag Turf Tiger (61)
2000 Snapper Hydro walkbehind (52)
1999 Snapper Hydro walkbehind (48)
1998 Snapper Hydro walkbehind (36)
(1) Snapper 21 inch rear bagger
(2) Yardman 20 inch mulching mowers
(3) Sthil FS 80 string trimmers
(2) Sthil BR 400 backpac blowers
(1) Redmax EB 6200 blower:blob2:

Matt .B
12-15-2001, 05:43 AM
Here is my list... I should be getting the pics up and running soon...

Ford F-650 Dump (7yrd)
Ford F-550 Dump (5yrd)
Ford F-550 Dump (5yrd)
Chevy 2500 HD
Chevy 2500 HD
Chevy 2500 HD
Debris System Mngt Truck (with 7yrd dump)
Debris System Mngt Truck (with 7yrd dump)

25ft Pintle
22ft Pintle
18ft Ball
16ft Ball
14ft Pintle

Fork Lift
1. Hyster

Skid Steers
1. New Holland Ls-190
1. New Holland Lx-998

1. New Holland 1620 Boomer
1. New Holland 45-D Boomer

Lawn Mowers
1. Scag Turf Tiger 72”
2. Scag Turf Tiger 61”
1. Scag Super-Z 61”
2. Scag Hydro 61” Walk Behinds
3. Scag Hydro 52” Walk Behinds
1. Scag Hydro 48” Walk Behind
1. Great Dayne Hydro 52” or 36” Gateway Walk Behind

Push Mowers
2. Husqavarna

All Terrain Vehicles
1. Gator 6+4
1. Gator 4+4
1. Toro Work Horse

11. Echo 2601

Back Pack Blowers
5. Echo PB-650

Hand Held Blowers
5. Echo PB-260L

Walk Behind Blowers
3. Billy Goat 8hp

Power Brooms
3. Shindowa

Hedge Trimmers
4. Echo 2401

Collection Systems
5. Peco

Side Walk Edger’s
1. Echo

Bed Edger’s
2. Bed Master

Chain Saws
3. Husqavarna
1. Homelite

Truck Sprayers
2. Finn 300gal.

3. Jrco
1. Land pride(300lbs)

Bail Blower
1. Finn

Hydro Seeder
1. Finn 150gal

Snow Plows

2. 10ft Boss V-Plows
3. 9’2”Boss V-Plows

Loader Attachments
1. Landscape Blade
1. 300lbs Spreader
1. 3 Point Hitch Lift
1. Backhoe

Skid Steer Attachments
1. Power Broom (Sweeper)
1. Forks

12-15-2001, 06:34 PM
Matt B -
All Terrain Vehicles
1. Gator 6+4
1. Gator 4+4
1. Toro Work Horse
Deere makes a 4x4 gator? I thought it was either 4x2 or 6x4...

12-15-2001, 06:47 PM
97 2500 - Dodge V10

24' van trailer
24' open trailer

2 JD 455 - 72" decks
1 JD 455 - 78" deck
1 JD 322 - 68" deck

1 JD blower

2 JD weed whackers

1 yardman edger.

12-16-2001, 12:50 AM
1999 F-350, 4X4, 8' X 9' flatbed
16' Wells Cargo Enclosed trailer
16' Flatbed trailer
2000 Toro 62" liquid cooled
2000 Toro 32" w/b (w/ sulkey)
21" Aaron's
Stihl fs 80 trimmer
Stihl fs 85 split shaft trimmer/edger
Stihl 320 BP blower
Stihl pole saw
Sthil 18" Chainsaw
Echo 14" Chainsaw

My Set Up (http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?s=&postid=190059)

12-16-2001, 07:01 AM
2000 Walker 26efi 48" GHS
Deutz DX310 tractor + 5' Superior slasher
Stihl BG85 blower (seldom used)
Stihl FS108 brushcutter
Shindaiwa C350 brushcutter (my favourite)
Mitsubshi Canter FE444 tray truck
2400 litre water tanks with 5hp Honda 3" transfer pumps with
batter sprays and hose for watering
Mitsubishi Triton 4WD ute

and numerous other odds and ends.

12-16-2001, 11:09 AM
My list.

Chev 2000 2500 Pu
chev 1989 S-10
20' X 7' dovetail trailer (drags on front and back)
Ferris 61" IS 23hp
Lesco 48" WB
Dixon 42" Hydro Z
Toro Push
Trac vac 8hp 30"x 36"x 48" trailer
2- Echo 2601 trimmers
edger, hedge attachments for Echo pas
Stihl Br400 Backpack
Echo hand blower
Ryan Lawnair IV
Ryan 36" pull behind aerator
2- back pack sprayers
300 gal spray tank hypro/honda 5hp
Lesco WB speader
Spiker electric spreader (for Ferris)
Ryan Slit seeder
Troybilt tiller
Edgerite edger
Echo chain saw 14"
Mtd snow blower

Considering: DC 50" or 60" Lesco renovator snow plow vehicle

12-16-2001, 08:03 PM
i have the big 1990 cheyenne w/4.3 v6, 16x6.5 tandem axle trailer w/home made trimmer rack (dont have the big folding ramp yet but that should get done this winter), 1971 gravely convertible (still running strong after all those years), 2001 cub cadet 25hp 52" ztr, kawasaki 21cc trimmer, ryobi 31cc trimmer (piece of crap), ryobi 31cc hand held blower (also a piece of crap)

also workin on gettin a new truck, but i really want a motorcycle, maybe just a bigger motor.:blob2:

General Grounds
12-16-2001, 11:15 PM

2001 F-450 solid grain dump
1996 F350 mason dump
1994 f-250 ext.cab pickup 4x4
1993 GMC 2500 pickup 4x4
1990 Chevy 3500 Mason dump

4- 61' hydro bobcat walkbehind
2-36' belt bobcat
60" dixie
52" bobcat ztr
44" Lazer
42" walker

10- redmax 7000 blowers
6- redmax 2600 whips
3- sthil stick edgers
4- stihl chain saws- variuos sizes
2- bluebird thathers
2- ryan aerators
1- lesco 200 gal tank
4- redmax hedge trimmer
1- redmax extended reach hedge trimmer
2- stihl pole saws
1- redmax gas powereed drill
1- stihl cutoff saw
1-plate compactor
1-wet saw
1- lesco leaf loader
2- little wonder wheel blowers
8-solo backpack sprayers
3-lesco fert. spreader
1-perma green spreader
3-western snow plows
1-swenson truck sander
1-western tailgate sander
1-22'open trailer
1-18' open trailor
3-16'trailor 2open, 1 enclosed for chemicals
1-8' open w/ lesco leaf loader mounted to it

2001 Cat 226 skid loader, pallet forks,snow plow, tree auger.

T, hope i got it all, Happy Holidays everybody

12-17-2001, 12:06 AM
just started in April 2001 but I collected a few tools:

2000 Ford Ranger 4 *4 supercab
5 *10 Trailer
48" Scag wb 14 kaw
21" lawnboy
Gaint vac push blower (8 hp)
Stihl backpack blower br-400
Echo gas trimmer
Stihl weedwacker
Craftsman pressure washer
aerator (tractor attachment)
many other misc. hand tools & ect.

Its a start

Bishop of CCL

12-17-2001, 12:22 AM
gonna abstain from this one. got a murray an a slingblade ,
if your reading this time joker. also a 12 gauge an i dont call 911.
some might know what im talkin about ,to u i just couldnt let it go bye. to the rest dont mean to interrupt the discussion.
please excuse. later now

12-17-2001, 12:51 AM
Why do so many of you guys have differnt size mowers? I understand if you have a 52" and a 36" but I noticed that many of you guys have a 21" 36" 52" and a 48". Why not just have a 21" and a bunch of 52"s or a 32 and a bunch of 48"s. Whats the point to all the differnt sizes?

12-17-2001, 01:05 AM
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty PDS Crew Cab
2000 Haulmark Cadet 16' enclosed trailer.

52" Great Dane Chariot
48" Great Dane Scamper
21' Honda
20" McLane Reel Mower
Classen 25-a Split Drive aerator
First Products 40" aeravator
Honda Cultivator
Honda Rancher ES ATV
200 gallon sprayer with tree gun and root injector
...other assorted tools, sprayers and junk....


12-17-2001, 03:37 AM
Ready to cut grass downunder

12-17-2001, 04:51 AM
2001 Cub Cadet, The Tank. M-60, 23 Kaw.
2000 MTD Pro 48" Hydro W/B, 16 Briggs.
2-2001 Fradan ST-26 Trimmers
1=2001 Fradan BB-51 Backpack Blower
1-2001 Cub Comm. ST-26 Trimmer
1-Shop built 4'x6' Trailer
1999 6.5'x10' Trailer, Tilt
1-2001 83"x20' tadem trailer, w/beavertail+ramp
2000 Kubota L3000DT, W/loader
1-King Kutter 6' Back Blade, 3 pt.
2000 Howse 5' Brush Hog
1- 1998 MTD 21" Hi-wheel push mower, 4.5 hp.
1999 5' 3pt areator
1-Homelite hand blower
1-Mac curved shaft trimmer
1-Homelite curved shaft trimmer, (Given to me)
1999 Ford F-150, K/N filter Kit, Cat-back duals, Lift Kit, Grill Guard
1999 Ford Escort ZX/2
Poulan 43cc, 18" chainsaw
1997 K-Gro (K-Mart) 18 Briggs, 42" (Semi-Retired) Just pulls stuff around
30x40 Pole-barn, w/10' Lean-to, Getting Hot water heat via wood burner, also to heat the house, 230 electric, 7 hp air all piped
Lots of Misc hand tools.
And Finally, Lots of PAYMENT Books.

Soon purchases, Another M-60 Tank, and 72" 3pt finish mower, and turf tires for the Kubota, Hopefully get a F-250 Powerstroke w/Plow kit for winter work. Maybe 24x30 Pole-barn

12-17-2001, 10:46 PM
Since I started in April I have managed to collect the following:
97 Chevy 1500
16' cargomate enclosed trailer
52" lazer HP w/ micromulch
36" Lesco wb
Scotts stainless steel speader
echo blower
echo trimmer
shindiawa stick edger
7.5 ft. western plow
many assorted tools:blob4:

02-24-2002, 02:04 PM
My collection:

1998 Dodge 3500 cummins 4x4 Quad cab
1998 Grasshopper 721D 60" mulcher pkg.
2000 Ariens Commercial 21" Robin 6hp
12' tandem hmde. trailer
Stihl fs85 trimmer
Stihl fs120 trimmer
Stihl hs85 Hedge trimmer
Stihl br320 Blower
Stihl bg85 blower/vac
Stihl 029 Chainsaw
Sno-way 9' Lobo v-plow
Meyer mini spreader
A wife that still loves me after all that money!

02-24-2002, 04:55 PM
Matt B. You have all that equipment and your 18, or is that your wish list>?:confused:

02-24-2002, 05:10 PM
Sounds like a wish list to me everyone else seems to think the same. http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?threadid=22817


02-24-2002, 05:14 PM
1996 chevy silverado step side 4x4 with 56,000 miles
2002 21 hp White garden tractor
2001 21 hp White ztr
10 bushel bagger for garden tractor
2002 21 inch self propelled white push mower
estate rake de-thatcher
48 inch plug aerator
lawn roller
2 broadcast spreaders one push one pull. the pull one has a 175# hopper
echo back pack blower
stihl stick edger
stihl trimmer
6x12 foot trailer with 3500# axle
misc. shovels rakes brooms and elbo grease

02-24-2002, 05:23 PM
Just had to show ya my plates!:D

02-24-2002, 05:33 PM
One more pic. of the goods!:D Sorry its a little outta focus!

Robert Ewald
02-24-2002, 05:59 PM
98 chevy 3500 extened cab dually
61" scag turf tiger w/27 liquid cooled kawi
36" Gravly w/b
21" Snapper commericial
16' tadam axle trailer
kawi blower and trimmer
11 hp Little Wonder push blower
and lots of smaller tools
my future wife (most important part of my company)

Wish List
Echo or Kawi hedge trimmer
another full crew and rig
stihl chain saw
either a dump truck or dump box insert Dream Believe Dare Do :)

02-24-2002, 08:13 PM
DMS Set-up:

-2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
-7'X18' Trailer
-52" Dixon ZTR
-42" Dixon ZTR
-(2) Stihl weedeaters
-(1) Stihl chainsaw
-(1) Pushmower

David Haggerty
02-24-2002, 08:20 PM
'89 Dodge Cummins dualie
20' 12,000# gooseneck
'94 Toro 580-D
'94 Toro 325-D 4WD
'93 Toro 325-D
Earth Way Topdresser
60" Milcreek aerator
Byers Gold 36" WB
W/ Accelerator catcher
Snapper 26" SP mower
026 chainsaw
FS 80 trimmer
FS 85 trimmer
W/ pole pruner
& articulating hedge trimmer
30" hedge trimmer

02-25-2002, 01:00 AM
Here is my short list.

1995 Ford long bed F150

6' x 12' trailer with tool trap and caged storage box and drive up ramp.

1 Husky weedeater

1 Mariyama (Not spelled right???) weedeater

1 Echo stick edger

1 Echo Back Pack Blower

1 Husky Back Pack Blower

1 21" Lawn Boy Self Propelled trim mower

1 48" Exmark Metro Belt drive walk behind with velke.

1 52" Scag Hydro Walk behind with velke.

1 38" Rear Tine 12 HP Hauss Tiller

2 Steel Cage baggers for walk behinds

1 Echo 36" single sided gas hedge trimmers

2 Solo Back Pack Sprayers

1 Craftsman Lawn Vac (A pure hunk of junk).

Misc. Tools (Axes, Lopping shears, pole trimmers, rakes, shovels Etc.)

Thats about it.

Roger's Lawn Care
Charlotte, NC :blob2:

02-25-2002, 03:02 AM
Wow, I forgot about this thread. Alot of things have changed for me. Ill update my equipment list:

2000 Ford F-250 Super duty 5.4 single cab longbed

1991 GMC Sonoma 4.3 single cab longbed

6.5 X 12 tandem axle landscape trailer with trimmer racks, front cage, split ramps, 3 ft sides, brand new.

Stihl Br 400

Fradan backpack blower

Stihl FS 75 stick edger

Husky brush clearing trimmer dual handles

Scag 32" belt with grass gobbler

2 Ariens 21"s

Homelite trimmer

Scotts drop spreader

Scotts broadcast spreader

Stihl 026 pro

Mclane reel mower

..............and thats about it.