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merrimacmill
04-23-2008, 11:33 PM
This is my first year, and we've done quite a few small mulch and clean up jobs, but heres a few before and after pictures of our first "large" job. We put in a few new planting beds, no plants though, gravelwalks, redid the gravel borders on some of the beds, and did 16 yards of premium hemlock mulch. I know this is not a large job to some, but its the biggest I've done so far. Took about 3.5 to 4 hours to spread all 16 yards with 3 guys.

In the second picture, that chunk out of the lawn isn't from my edging, its from whoever plowed the property.

CALandscapes
04-23-2008, 11:36 PM
Lookin' good!

KrayzKajun
04-23-2008, 11:39 PM
very nice work!

merrimacmill
04-23-2008, 11:42 PM
heres a couple more...

merrimacmill
04-23-2008, 11:53 PM
more........

J. Peterson Grading
04-24-2008, 12:24 AM
Did you do all that with that baby Deere of yours? Lol Nice work.

Peterbilt from plowsite

J. Peterson Grading
04-24-2008, 12:28 AM
Be proud of this. You did it all in-house. You didn't bring in 5 different subs then claim it YOUR BIGGEST job yet, like other guys on this site.

J.

merrimacmill
04-24-2008, 12:31 AM
Did you do all that with that baby Deere of yours? Lol Nice work.

Peterbilt from plowsite


Yes I did lol. It works great for stuff like that since its so light. I filled my 14 foot trailer with 10 yards of mulch. I would then scoop out a bucket (1/3 of a yard), two of the guys would put two wheel barrows together and I would dump into both at once. By time I was done scooping the next bucket they were back with the wheel barrows and had them lined up for more. It went really fast doing this.

Also, I spread a few yards of dirt out in the back yard with my baby deere, and a 6 foot landscape rake. That thing always impresses me with what it can do.

Thanks for the compliments guys!

Tim03
04-24-2008, 01:08 AM
Do you have a pic of this baby deere handy?

merrimacmill
04-24-2008, 08:13 AM
J. Peterson, thought you might like this picture of my "baby deere" lol. We raked out about 10 yards of sod, and sandy soil with the landscape rake doing a lawn reno. And heres a real nice picture that a buddy got of it dumping a load for my website I'm working on.

Lawn Enforcer
04-24-2008, 06:21 PM
Sweet work! Gotta love the Deere!

blm86
04-24-2008, 07:46 PM
looks good man

Utility Dave
04-24-2008, 08:05 PM
Merrimacmill are your tires on the tractor backwords

kreft
04-24-2008, 08:44 PM
how much weight can you lift with the forks?

J. Peterson Grading
04-24-2008, 09:04 PM
Well Merri, I just might have to post pics of my baby deere for you. Lol! Got the crimper on now so its not that impressive looking.



J.

deere615
04-24-2008, 09:19 PM
Nice Work! I love your JD, I would like to get a tractor with a bucket or a skid steer someday:)

merrimacmill
04-25-2008, 11:49 AM
Merrimacmill are your tires on the tractor backwords

I'm not sure. I don't think so. The rims only fit on the tractor one way, and thats how the tires came mounted on the rims. I have turf tires as well, but I recently bought these R-4's on e-bay for a cheap price. They were new, the guy just decided right after buying his 2210 that he wanted turfs.

merrimacmill
04-25-2008, 11:50 AM
how much weight can you lift with the forks?

Not sure exactly, but with the bucket the load capacity is around 700. Nothing amazing, but not bad for little odds and ends jobs.

PROCUT1
04-25-2008, 12:10 PM
They actually are backwards

merrimacmill
04-25-2008, 12:37 PM
They actually are backwards

Oh no, well I guess I will have to have them pulled off the rims and re mounted. Thanks for the info

-COllin

PROCUT1
04-25-2008, 12:43 PM
You should be able to just swap them from left to right and they will be on the correct direction.

On my deeres the it doesnt matter which position the wheels are in....they can be mounted on either side.

RedMax Man
04-25-2008, 08:42 PM
Be proud of this. You did it all in-house. You didn't bring in 5 different subs then claim it YOUR BIGGEST job yet, like other guys on this site.

J.

I know who you are talking about....

mrusk
04-25-2008, 08:46 PM
Be proud of this. You did it all in-house. You didn't bring in 5 different subs then claim it YOUR BIGGEST job yet, like other guys on this site.

J.



And who are you talking about?

RedMax Man
04-25-2008, 08:51 PM
And who are you talking about?

Probably me atleast.

J. Peterson Grading
04-25-2008, 11:20 PM
Does it matter? Worried?

merrimacmill
04-26-2008, 09:19 AM
Now now, I'm starting to feel the tension here.

Either way, I am proud of it :rolleyes:

RedMax Man
04-26-2008, 08:09 PM
Does it matter? Worried?

If it didn't matter then you wouldn't have said anything.

J&R Landscaping
04-27-2008, 09:52 PM
Very Nice! How do you like the deere tractor? Do you sih you had gone bigger or is it ok for starters?

merrimacmill
04-27-2008, 11:43 PM
Very Nice! How do you like the deere tractor? Do you sih you had gone bigger or is it ok for starters?

I love the tractor. IMO its a must. SOMETIMES I wish I went bigger. Other times I like how small it is. But ultimately you could say I wish I went bigger. Mainly for when I'm loading a truck, or doing snow. I'd like to have more lift height, and more lift capability. I've never run out of power, or traction when using any 3pt attachments though. It does have its limitations, but I just have to remember its only a 23 hp tractor. Someday I'll have a small skid, or larger tractor. But for now the 2210 does great. I use it for everything. Its like I never have to shovel. It made the mulch go so fast being able to load 3 wheel barrows in 10 seconds..... Getting into this business for the first time this year, I can really appriciate how small it is, and how light weight it is.

I don't have a dump trailer or dump truck yet, and I needed to haul about 10 yards of dirt to a landfill. Since the tractor is so light, I just filled half of my landscape trailer with 4 foot sides with dirt then parked the tractor behind it with the bucket ontop of the pile. Then I hauled both away and unloaded it with the tractor. This took a few trips obvesutly, but it worked alright till I get a dump truck someday.

Military Lawns
04-28-2008, 12:20 AM
That is beautiful...seriously!:usflag:

merrimacmill
04-28-2008, 12:23 AM
Thanks for all the compliments guys. Its motivating to hear good stuff lol.

nosparkplugs
04-28-2008, 12:31 AM
Nice job, Like the gravel outline, does it serve any purpose? Never seen a mulch bed design like that here in the midsouth

merrimacmill
04-28-2008, 12:37 AM
No purpose, just looks. I didn't come up with the design. The guy installed all that many years back using a shovel. So he wanted it all re-done and a few bed shapes changed.

THEGOLDPRO
05-08-2008, 10:53 PM
looks cool, you did a great job, but i hate that red/orange mulch on anything but commercial jobs.

MulchMan88
05-09-2008, 12:42 AM
this is gonna sound like a weird question, but in one of your pictures i see you marked out a potential bed with spray paint. assuming you used one of those hand held things were the can goes on the bottom and you squeeze the handle and it comes out and you just walk with it, where in the world did you get it, because i cant find one anywhere and i need one.

merrimacmill
05-09-2008, 08:20 AM
looks cool, you did a great job, but i hate that red/orange mulch on anything but commercial jobs.


Its not red mulch. It just looks that way in the picture cause it was new and was still wet. Its premuium Hemlock. Well maybe its considered red, but I always thought of it as more brownish.

merrimacmill
05-09-2008, 08:21 AM
this is gonna sound like a weird question, but in one of your pictures i see you marked out a potential bed with spray paint. assuming you used one of those hand held things were the can goes on the bottom and you squeeze the handle and it comes out and you just walk with it, where in the world did you get it, because i cant find one anywhere and i need one.

I want one of those too, I just used a can of serveryors paint. If you find where to get one shoot me over a PM, I want one.

DBL
05-09-2008, 09:48 AM
looks cool, you did a great job, but i hate that red/orange mulch on anything but commercial jobs.

hey its whatever the customer wants we give them options and they decide...with that said we do less than about 100 yards of red a year so it isnt the most popular

Supper Grassy
05-09-2008, 02:47 PM
Nice work

ps. is that the JD that you posted probelms about on plowsite