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RLS24
08-25-2011, 08:34 PM
Looks good as always Brad!

Pressedun
08-25-2011, 08:35 PM
I was just a bit worried too but we had a nasty nasty storm on friday it was all over the national news and we just had another hard rain this morning, I was there today and none of it moved what so ever

You're lucky! Looks like that job might have been a pain in the butt...

deere615
08-25-2011, 09:16 PM
Must have missed it at the time postage, but I wanted to tell you the first thing I do when I see a nice fleet pic like that is I say would you look at that. You know what I mean?
I put a huge scratch in the blue truck yesterday all I can do is look at it now<-true story!
Looks good as always Brad!
thanks mike
You're lucky! Looks like that job might have been a pain in the butt...

yeah I knew basically where the water flowed from the back so I figured it would be alright, seems thats all I do is much hills and I never had a problem yet I have had one or 2 flat ones where a bit of mulch had been washed out one being a new bed I made at our house!

93Chevy
08-25-2011, 09:35 PM
I put a huge scratch in the blue truck yesterday all I can do is look at it now<-true story!


A cop did that? Oh where is he, I'd like to look at him.

Pressedun
08-25-2011, 09:38 PM
A cop did that? Oh where is he, I'd like to look at him.

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deere615
08-25-2011, 09:49 PM
A cop did that? Oh where is he, I'd like to look at him.

well I wasnt there when he did it! ha no it was me

deere615
09-13-2011, 09:05 PM
Hey guys long time no update-Been real busy with school and work. I got some pictures to get up but for now check out this video I had been putting together for the snow plowing side of the company. Its not like my normal videos this was made for advertisement purposes- The other ones are all just for fun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Isqi2e1V4s

MLAWCARE
09-13-2011, 09:10 PM
Looks really good!!

Pressedun
09-13-2011, 09:37 PM
Nice video man!

My CL ad is titled Reasonable, Reliable, Professional - crazy you have those same 3 words at the end, good choice there!

AndyTblc
09-14-2011, 01:56 PM
sweet video

McG_Landscaping
09-14-2011, 02:13 PM
nice video!

deere615
09-14-2011, 08:42 PM
Looks really good!!
Thanks
Nice video man!

My CL ad is titled Reasonable, Reliable, Professional - crazy you have those same 3 words at the end, good choice there!
haha I have used those words for a long time they are on my website and when I did have a CL ad I had them on there- every now and then do a search on CL I have caught people coping my ad word for word and just changing the name and number
sweet video
Thanks
nice video!
thanks!

mowerbrad
09-14-2011, 08:52 PM
What video editing software do you use? The video turned out very nice!!!

deere615
09-14-2011, 09:04 PM
What video editing software do you use? The video turned out very nice!!!

I currently use Pinnacle studio 14 its not free I brought it at best buy like a year ago

TriCityLawnCareLLC
09-14-2011, 09:11 PM
Great Job on the Video! If i were a potential client, it was/is very persuasive. Awesome.

deere615
09-15-2011, 08:25 PM
Great Job on the Video! If i were a potential client, it was/is very persuasive. Awesome.

Thanks thats what I was aiming towards!

deere615
09-18-2011, 04:45 PM
Some newer shop pictures got a little work area shelves etc.
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bobcat48
09-18-2011, 05:40 PM
Looks good,shop looks nice.

RLS24
09-18-2011, 08:10 PM
Looks great Brad! I need a shop like that, I've got too much stuff now!

deere615
09-19-2011, 08:39 PM
Looks good,shop looks nice.
thanks
Looks great Brad! I need a shop like that, I've got too much stuff now!

yeah its nice but no heat etc I am hoping to get another shop I got a lead on up the street early next year

deere615
09-27-2011, 09:29 PM
Still been busy!! Had a bunch of stumps and this lawn graded then I spread mushroom compost and seeded also through in a picture of a lawn I dethatched

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deere615
09-28-2011, 10:47 PM
Few recent lawn pictures

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deere615
10-19-2011, 08:25 PM
Well, its been a while. I have some really good news and some really bad news. Guess I will start in the order it happened. October 1st I drove to ohio and brought a new to me 2008 Duramax ext. cab long bed 4x4 2500HD. This will be more of a personal truck and will most likely not get a plow/spreader etc.

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deere615
10-19-2011, 08:32 PM
And now for the bad news...
Monday October 3rd we are out mowing and I get a phone call from my cousin saying my blue truck is toast :confused: my grandma saw it and called 911 it was sitting at my neighbors house where I park it and the engine was cold it had been sitting for over 20hrs. burnt a little of the neighbors siding but the rest of the house is ok and no one was harmed. My 2 cousins who were up the street tried to put it out with a fire extinguisher and garden house and had no luck. Truck is totaled and cause was undetermined. Its really kept me up at night wondering what could have caused it it had to be electrical it had no leaks etc. It was my first truck and I really am gunna miss it... Now with leaves school etc i am trying to find a dump because I need at the very least 2 plow-salt trucks for this winter. My aunt took all those pictures of it for me.

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deerewashed
10-19-2011, 08:57 PM
he killed himself over the fact that the big strong dmax took his place.

HartselleLawnEnforcement
10-19-2011, 09:43 PM
What are the chances that within two days of you buying that new truck, ole' blue catches fire?! :dizzy:

After following your thread for so long, I feel like I lost a truck, haha!

Good looking 08 though! I've always liked a white truck.

AkRowdyA78
10-19-2011, 09:59 PM
Just like the last person said, what are the chances of it happening two days after you bought your new one. Go figure. Best of luck finding a new one.
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stuntmanlogan
10-19-2011, 10:00 PM
Thats to bad about the blue truck man. I personally would just slap a plow on the dmax, it would make a great plowing machine.

Kennedy Landscaping
10-20-2011, 12:09 AM
Man sucks to hear about the blue truck, I really liked what you had done to that truck. If it was plow wiring I'd sue them people that put it on there man. Course who knows what the cause was, could've had a squirrel chew up a wire or who knows what. Anyways, glad your all ok man and best of luck to you with the new truck and the rest of your season.

TriCityLawnCareLLC
10-20-2011, 06:10 AM
Just my thoughts man, but a duramax is meant to work, not be a personal truck. Put a plow on it and you'll have two hd's working for you. Go and buy you another 1/2 ton chevy to be your personal truck.

deere615
10-20-2011, 09:06 PM
he killed himself over the fact that the big strong dmax took his place.
Thats the story I been going with
What are the chances that within two days of you buying that new truck, ole' blue catches fire?! :dizzy:

After following your thread for so long, I feel like I lost a truck, haha!

Good looking 08 though! I've always liked a white truck.
I know right??? Yeah I know for the first half of the thread thats all it is is pictures of the blue truck its all I had back then. I like white for work and I put my personal touch on them as you can see with the 03 2500hd.
Just like the last person said, what are the chances of it happening two days after you bought your new one. Go figure. Best of luck finding a new one.
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Yeah I know its crazy I talked to insurance company friday afternoon to get things final for the new truck on saturday then I was calling them monday afternoon about this needless to say I was just as shocked as you guys
Thats to bad about the blue truck man. I personally would just slap a plow on the dmax, it would make a great plowing machine.

Highly doubt I will, my reasoning is that in Pittsburgh we do just as much if not more salting than plowing. I need another bulk spreader and do not want to put a spreader on the 08. I would think about a plow on it as a backup plow truck because thats what the blue one was going to be and I might need it this winter but for now I am focused on finding a dump truck

Man sucks to hear about the blue truck, I really liked what you had done to that truck. If it was plow wiring I'd sue them people that put it on there man. Course who knows what the cause was, could've had a squirrel chew up a wire or who knows what. Anyways, glad your all ok man and best of luck to you with the new truck and the rest of your season.
Doubt it was a plow wiring issue they did a good job and there is no way to prove anything because the cause of fire was ruled undetermined. My best guess is the blower motor resistor wiring or some of my wiring to lights, but I am pretty sure I had everything fused.
Actually within the next week I am going over the 03 2500hd and putting more fuses in the wiring just to be safe.
Just my thoughts man, but a duramax is meant to work, not be a personal truck. Put a plow on it and you'll have two hd's working for you. Go and buy you another 1/2 ton chevy to be your personal truck.
Read above for my reasoning on why i probably wont put a plow on it. I wanted a diesel as my DD not a half ton. I do a lot of driving up to my camp and to Ohio in the summer towing a big pintle trailer with a truck on the back so thats why I wanted a truck like the 08 as a more personal vehicle though from time to time it may be used to tow things like the bobcat etc.

93Chevy
10-20-2011, 09:10 PM
Sorry to hear about the truck Brad. I mean, on the bright side, you have two other trucks so you're not totally screwed, but I'd still feel like crap if I was in your place.

McG_Landscaping
10-20-2011, 09:11 PM
I just realized that your sig needs an updating! And are you still looking for the same style dump you were talking about before?

deere615
10-20-2011, 09:20 PM
Sorry to hear about the truck Brad. I mean, on the bright side, you have two other trucks so you're not totally screwed, but I'd still feel like crap if I was in your place.
Thanks Tim, yeah I was covered for trucks that was least of my worries I never even got rental coverage when I first got insurance because I usually have another truck. I just gotta get prepared for winter I guess I am lucky somthing like this didnt happen in the middle of January too. Loved the truck and miss it but its not gunna hold me back from anything.
I just realized that your sig needs an updating! And are you still looking for the same style dump you were talking about before?
yeah gotta do that and yes anything 03 and up just a regular 1ton white dump truck

McG_Landscaping
10-20-2011, 09:22 PM
yeah gotta do that and yes anything 03 and up just a regular 1ton white dump truck

Ill keep my eyes open. If you want to pm me your max $ ill definitely let you know if I see anything

DLONGLANDSCAPING
10-21-2011, 12:17 AM
What are the chances that within two days of you buying that new truck, ole' blue catches fire?! :dizzy:

After following your thread for so long, I feel like I lost a truck, haha!

Good looking 08 though! I've always liked a white truck.

i feel the same why. That blue truck was how i kept this thread in my head and what i came back to each time. Im sad to see it burning. Congrats on the new truck and i will look for a dump truck for you. I found a great deal on mine. When do you need a dump by? Soon?

MLAWCARE
10-21-2011, 06:40 PM
Thats sucks I lost my truck when first starting out (paid off) and just finished paying off the new one I had to buy its just one more expense that wish hadn't happened but I love my newer one!

deere615
10-21-2011, 08:37 PM
i feel the same why. That blue truck was how i kept this thread in my head and what i came back to each time. Im sad to see it burning. Congrats on the new truck and i will look for a dump truck for you. I found a great deal on mine. When do you need a dump by? Soon?
ya its how alot of people know me people in the town would see me all the time then when I would meet new people whether they be a friend of a friend or even someone from on here everyone always says your the kid with that blue chevy right? haha I need a Dump ASAP!!
Thats sucks I lost my truck when first starting out (paid off) and just finished paying off the new one I had to buy its just one more expense that wish hadn't happened but I love my newer one!

ya it sucks a man and his truck is a tough loss

deere615
11-02-2011, 09:49 PM
Little snow here from saturday melted within a few hrs
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McG_Landscaping
11-02-2011, 09:56 PM
so when do we get to see it brad? I think you know what i mean

Pro-Lawn&Grounds
11-02-2011, 10:26 PM
so when do we get to see it brad? I think you know what i mean

whoa dude!!! there are minors that use this site ... :nono::dizzy:

McG_Landscaping
11-02-2011, 10:36 PM
whoa dude!!! there are minors that use this site ... :nono::dizzy:

lol i could see how that came out wrong

Canale Landscaping
11-03-2011, 09:13 PM
Hahahahaha :laugh::laugh::laugh:

deere615
11-03-2011, 09:41 PM
so when do we get to see it brad? I think you know what i mean

You already got to see it! Whoa that came out wrong-getting pics up now...

McG_Landscaping
11-03-2011, 09:46 PM
You already got to see it! Whoa that came out wrong-getting pics up now...

lol thats true. I did already see it on your facebook!

deere615
11-03-2011, 09:48 PM
Well I got another truck to replace the blue truck. Went all the way to Kentucky to get it. Me and dad drove down there on Sunday with a trailer and the duramax. 700 miles, 4 tanks of fuel, and 16hrs late shes home safe.

Got a 2007 3500hd chassis 4x4 142k it will get a new dump bed plow and spreader.

Ice buildup from drive down-there was alot of fog at 5am I almost smacked a deer in the highway too

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McG_Landscaping
11-03-2011, 09:51 PM
thats very pretty brad.

OrangeToys
11-03-2011, 10:13 PM
Sweet looking truck. Wish I had it!
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McG_Landscaping
11-03-2011, 10:14 PM
I just saw your ad on craigslist for the spreader from the blue truck

luis@NJ
11-03-2011, 11:38 PM
I like the the new truck congrats. But one question why does the front end look so low? or is that just how it sits?

tillerkiller
11-04-2011, 09:35 PM
Nice! Just want to say sorry about the Honda's though. Bad tran's and the heaviest POS push mower you can buy.

deerewashed
11-05-2011, 12:16 AM
I like the the new truck congrats. But one question why does the front end look so low? or is that just how it sits?

HMMM....i wonder where the heavy ass dump body is to level it out? lol

deerewashed
11-05-2011, 12:24 AM
Nice! Just want to say sorry about the Honda's though. Bad tran's and the heaviest POS push mower you can buy.

says the new guy who has read over the whole thread and is commenting about something on like page 10....lol

luis@NJ
11-05-2011, 02:14 AM
HMMM....i wonder where the heavy ass dump body is to level it out? lol

Idk if its just me but alot of newer trucks seem to ride low. I kinda like the older style that seem to have better ground clearance. You know what i mean?

deere615
11-06-2011, 07:37 PM
thats very pretty brad.
thanks
Sweet looking truck. Wish I had it!
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thanks I been needing a dump for a while!
I just saw your ad on craigslist for the spreader from the blue truck
Yep plow and spreader from blue truck are for sale locally if anyone wants them
I like the the new truck congrats. But one question why does the front end look so low? or is that just how it sits?
one because there is nothing on the back and also because the newer ones do sit lower I plan to get timbrens and crank the t-bars some to get it a little higher
Nice! Just want to say sorry about the Honda's though. Bad tran's and the heaviest POS push mower you can buy.
haha really? I have used alot of push mowers honda is the best by far. I have 2 of these and theve been worked hard maybe some of the lower grade models are junk but man I hove the HRX217's
Idk if its just me but alot of newer trucks seem to ride low. I kinda like the older style that seem to have better ground clearance. You know what i mean?
Yeah I am hoping with timbrens and cranking the t-bars the plow/mount will be ok but the 03 definitely has a nicer stance currently

UpperCutLawns
11-07-2011, 09:07 AM
Congrats on the new truck, it looks great. I cranked the t bars on a friends 08 Chevy dump and it looked alot better. Between that and timbrens it should look alot better. Maybe some beefier tires down the road. I'd recommend having it realigned after you adjust the torsion bars. Good luck and have fun with it.
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deere615
11-07-2011, 08:25 PM
Congrats on the new truck, it looks great. I cranked the t bars on a friends 08 Chevy dump and it looked alot better. Between that and timbrens it should look alot better. Maybe some beefier tires down the road. I'd recommend having it realigned after you adjust the torsion bars. Good luck and have fun with it.
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Yeah I no about the realignment thing I crank the t-bars a few turns on all my trucks. I will be getting 2 front tires put on it before winter

deere615
11-07-2011, 09:22 PM
Something a little different that i normally don't do but one of my good customers asked me so I did. Sealed their small commercial parking lot. He wanted it done by hand he said he had it done in the past and didn't like when they sprayed it so 3 guys and a hard days labor we did it.

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McG_Landscaping
11-07-2011, 09:25 PM
looks good! I was debating whether or not to get into seal coating or fertilizing as something different but I think i am going to go with fertilizing

93Chevy
11-07-2011, 09:26 PM
Seal coating is easy work. Pour the can, spread it, and keep going.

Lawn Enforcer
11-07-2011, 11:49 PM
Seal coating is easy work. Pour the can, spread it, and keep going.

Yeah, it's not too bad. Last summer I helped a guy who just started out doing it. I would definitely get into it but the hours suck. Most places we did were commercial lots so they had to be done at night and on the weekends.

deere615
11-08-2011, 07:40 PM
looks good! I was debating whether or not to get into seal coating or fertilizing as something different but I think i am going to go with fertilizing
not something I would want to do all the time but I wont mind doing it here and there
Seal coating is easy work. Pour the can, spread it, and keep going.
I beg to differ Its not my favorite lugging around the pales and I had the stuff all over my hands and my hands were torn up in the end
Yeah, it's not too bad. Last summer I helped a guy who just started out doing it. I would definitely get into it but the hours suck. Most places we did were commercial lots so they had to be done at night and on the weekends.

yeah we did this on a sunday took us about 7-8 hours with 3 guys

deere615
11-10-2011, 10:54 PM
Quick little half of a day patio we built a little while ago for a lady to keep her trash cans and such.

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bobcat48
11-11-2011, 05:52 PM
Looks good,nice job.How are things going?

RLS24
11-11-2011, 06:27 PM
Did you do that wall also or was that pre-existing? looks nice!

deere615
11-11-2011, 07:57 PM
Looks good,nice job.How are things going?
Thanks busy with school and trying to get everything ready for winter!
Did you do that wall also or was that pre-existing? looks nice!

No the long part to the left is acutally kinda crooked she had some guys do it in the spring then she met me one day and I have done all her work since

Pressedun
11-12-2011, 10:19 AM
Looks good man, I'm sure you have tons to do to be ready to plow!
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deere615
11-12-2011, 08:30 PM
Looks good man, I'm sure you have tons to do to be ready to plow!
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Yes tons, maintenance, plow upgrades to the dually, gotta get the dump bed, plow, spreader and so much more!

deere615
11-15-2011, 10:57 PM
Limestone shed pad we installed today-lady is having a shed built on top I guess, and a few updated pictures of stuff that was done to the Dmax a few weeks ago

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Kennedy Landscaping
11-16-2011, 01:42 PM
Like what you've done on the Dmax, I'd like to get a Pro Rack on my work truck, I do have the black wheels and dual whips though too haha

Pro-Lawn&Grounds
11-16-2011, 02:38 PM
dude put a freaking bed on the dump every time I see this thread renewed I think "Sweet he's finished the dump!"

deere615
11-16-2011, 08:39 PM
Like what you've done on the Dmax, I'd like to get a Pro Rack on my work truck, I do have the black wheels and dual whips though too haha
Thanks Austin! Yeah pro rack for personal saftey for work trucks. Wheels are just for the winter because they were ugly looking new rims and tires in the spring hopefully.
dude put a freaking bed on the dump every time I see this thread renewed I think "Sweet he's finished the dump!"

I know I want it done to I put half down a week ago and they havent even told me a date they could do it yet, everyone around here is swamped they are predicting a bad winter, plow and spreader off my blue truck sold pretty quick...

Pro-Lawn&Grounds
11-16-2011, 09:07 PM
When people say "Bad winter" I think "F**k it's not going to snow" ... but by you saying your plow and spreader sold quick I'm guessing its going to be a good $$$$$$ winter

you going with mason dump or a flatbed ?

Z-master man
11-16-2011, 09:24 PM
How many yards of mulch can you fit in your dump trailer?

deere615
11-17-2011, 08:34 PM
When people say "Bad winter" I think "F**k it's not going to snow" ... but by you saying your plow and spreader sold quick I'm guessing its going to be a good $$$$$$ winter

you going with mason dump or a flatbed ?
Regular dump bed its a Rugby dump bed with hitch led lights and stuff
How many yards of mulch can you fit in your dump trailer?

6 packing it in there but usually 5

deere615
11-22-2011, 10:43 PM
Had my dad custom build me a counter weight box for my bobcat. We then filled it with concrete I only wanted to fill it half way so i can keep chains and such in it. There is 3 80lb bags in it plus the weight of the box which is probably over 100 easily

Also 2 pics of the truck from leaf cleanups I am somewhat behind and its been nothing but a mess we have had a ton of rain here and all the leaves came down real fast a week ago

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zak406
11-22-2011, 10:45 PM
looks good man how has work been holding out for you?

OrangeToys
11-22-2011, 10:58 PM
I need to make one of those too...guess ill ha e a winter project now.lol. 100lbs seems a little lite though? But I can't remember your tractor size, I think mines a little bigger is probably y 100blbs seems to lite.
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McG_Landscaping
11-22-2011, 11:09 PM
Had my dad custom build me a counter weight box for my bobcat. We then filled it with concrete I only wanted to fill it half way so i can keep chains and such in it. There is 3 80lb bags in it plus the weight of the box which is probably over 100 easily

Also 2 pics of the truck from leaf cleanups I am somewhat behind and its been nothing but a mess we have had a ton of rain here and all the leaves came down real fast a week ago

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it was quite wet today! i didnt even get out. i dont know if i will get out tomorrow either with the winds and rain theyre calling for

bobcat48
11-23-2011, 04:57 PM
lookin good man.

deere615
11-23-2011, 11:25 PM
looks good man how has work been holding out for you?
Busy way to much rain I am behind not a ton of new leaf cleanups just behind on regular ones
I need to make one of those too...guess ill ha e a winter project now.lol. 100lbs seems a little lite though? But I can't remember your tractor size, I think mines a little bigger is probably y 100blbs seems to lite.
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No the box probably weighs that or more plus the wieght in it I am just guessing its like 400lbs or so
it was quite wet today! i didnt even get out. i dont know if i will get out tomorrow either with the winds and rain theyre calling for
Ya I know I worked monday yesterday and today its been a mess...
lookin good man.

thanks

deere615
11-24-2011, 10:47 PM
Couple of the progress on the dump-I painted the sides with herculiner just like the 03 so they match. Also put the front timbrens on and upgraded the fan clutch and threw a new gator belt on
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deerewashed
11-25-2011, 12:12 AM
if i were in your shoes i would get that thing to work right away by taking some scrap angle iron, weld it together and throwing some 2x12 on top so you have some use of this truck..... with a flatbed.

zak406
11-25-2011, 01:22 AM
[QUOTE=deerewashed;4226396]if i were in your shoes i would get that thing to work right away by taking some scrap angle iron, weld it together and throwing some 2x12 on top so you have some use of this truck..... with a flatbed.[/

Or wait a few weeks and get the dump bed he wants on it
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TriCityLawnCareLLC
11-25-2011, 12:18 PM
Awesome, man. What exactly do timbrens do, raise up the front end? Details please, i'd like to do this to my GMC

deere615
11-25-2011, 09:14 PM
if i were in your shoes i would get that thing to work right away by taking some scrap angle iron, weld it together and throwing some 2x12 on top so you have some use of this truck..... with a flatbed.
Why would I waste money and time when its getting a dump bed soon I dont need the truck that bad and the spreader will be attached to the dump body I have the other work truck to pull trailers and my dmax if I really needed it


Or wait a few weeks and get the dump bed he wants on it

exactly.
Awesome, man. What exactly do timbrens do, raise up the front end? Details please, i'd like to do this to my GMC
they raise it up a little but help support the wieght of the plow alot. I also put them on the back for carrying loads too. They usually run about 200 for the front and 200 for the back they are a must especially for chevy plow trucks

deerewashed
11-25-2011, 11:33 PM
ok then...what did you settle on?mason dump, Stake dump? grain dump? also does this truck have power locks and windows?

deere615
11-26-2011, 07:03 PM
ok then...what did you settle on?mason dump, Stake dump? grain dump? also does this truck have power locks and windows?

Its getting a regular mason style dump bed half is already down on it I am just waiting for the bed to come in so they can put it on. No truck has manual l/w its a work truck model power l/w is just something else that can break especially when I plow with my window down 75% of the time

chevyguy$$
11-27-2011, 10:27 AM
how do you like your duramax so far im thinking about getting one

deere615
11-27-2011, 05:02 PM
how do you like your duramax so far im thinking about getting one

Its a nice truck I have alot of plans for it

Dodge91
11-27-2011, 06:56 PM
Sorry to hear about your blue truck man. Dmax and 1 ton look sick. Cant wait to see the dump pushing snow

deere615
11-27-2011, 06:58 PM
Dual batteries on the dump did red top optimas just like on the 03 Doing everything completely right this time in case there was an error in wiring n my blue truck... Also The back timbrens.

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deere615
11-27-2011, 07:00 PM
Sorry to hear about your blue truck man. Dmax and 1 ton look sick. Cant wait to see the dump pushing snow

Thanks I will for sure get pics and videos of it this winter most likely my dad will run it and I will run the 03 but ya never know I might run the dump and let him have the 03 all depends what our routes look like as soon as I get them finalized

Dodge91
11-27-2011, 07:10 PM
Looks good. i have a couple questions for you i sent you a PM. thanks in advance!

theguynextdoor
11-27-2011, 08:23 PM
What kind of prep work was done before the herculiner application?

I was thinking about doing something like this to my 99 Dodge before the rust gets any worse. I don't want to spend thousands since I might not keep the truck for long.

deere615
11-28-2011, 07:52 PM
What kind of prep work was done before the herculiner application?

I was thinking about doing something like this to my 99 Dodge before the rust gets any worse. I don't want to spend thousands since I might not keep the truck for long.

roughed the paint up with an air sander taped off and painted 2-3 coats stuff runs like $80 for the whole kit at normal auto part stores

RLS24
11-29-2011, 07:42 PM
Looks good Brad! What are you going to do for a plow on the 3500? Another Snow Dogg?

deere615
11-30-2011, 06:48 PM
Looks good Brad! What are you going to do for a plow on the 3500? Another Snow Dogg?

yes and a spreader

deere615
11-30-2011, 09:57 PM
Job with the bobcat cat I did a week or 2 back. had to move some soil grade a little hillside into 2 terraces, and move some limestone, then had to move a few other bobcat attachments I guess the guy had borrowed a neighbors machine broke it hired me then wanted to move the attachments out of the center of his yard...

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93Chevy
11-30-2011, 11:01 PM
Looks good. How many attachments do you have for the Bobcat? Do you rent a lot of different ones for jobs?

deere615
12-01-2011, 06:27 PM
Looks good. How many attachments do you have for the Bobcat? Do you rent a lot of different ones for jobs?

none all I have is the bucket and the weight box, this homeowner had someone elses bobcat attachments laying around his yard and wanted them moved to another part

Kennedy Landscaping
12-03-2011, 10:51 AM
Everything is looking good brad, looking good.

deere615
12-03-2011, 08:03 PM
Everything is looking good brad, looking good.

Thanks austin!

LawnMan19
12-07-2011, 10:15 PM
Went through your entire thread and your work and equipment is top notch.

deere615
12-08-2011, 06:57 PM
Went through your entire thread and your work and equipment is top notch.

Thanks alot! Its alot to go through! I dont think I am nothing special compared to some others though

deere615
12-10-2011, 08:48 PM
been cleaning everything, doing maintenance on mowers etc, fixing broken stuff and much more. Got most stuff ready to put away for the winter still have some stuff to do though
not even half the stuff for mowers etc-
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LawnMan19
12-10-2011, 09:05 PM
Looks good, but now there is drool all over my keyboard. :laugh:

havenlax18
12-10-2011, 09:10 PM
Hows the dump operation going? Any updates?? I am pretty much up to the same stuff, besides firewood.

deere615
12-11-2011, 07:24 PM
Looks good, but now there is drool all over my keyboard. :laugh:
haha thanks
Hows the dump operation going? Any updates?? I am pretty much up to the same stuff, besides firewood.

not too much did a few small things but still no dump plow or spreader :(

bobcat48
12-12-2011, 08:00 PM
lookin good man

93Chevy
12-12-2011, 08:10 PM
How do you have time to do all that maintenance BS?

Do you still have anybody helping you or did you lay them off?

deere615
12-13-2011, 07:30 PM
lookin good man
thanks
How do you have time to do all that maintenance BS?

Do you still have anybody helping you or did you lay them off?

I am done with work etc so its that time now. Spent alot and made nothing the past 2 weeks lol.
Guy that worked for me the last 4 months quit 2 weeks before we were done, so I dunno what happened to him he didn't show up one day it was a bit before thanksgiving. So I finished off the season and my dad will plow Don't think I will need much there I haven't really picked up any snow accounts this year compared to last season, besides its not even going to snow this year haha we have had nothing and there is really nothing in the 15day forecast

93Chevy
12-13-2011, 07:41 PM
I know, I'm going stir crazy waiting for snow. I'm tired of doing shop maintenance and erosion control...I want to plow...or at least salt. Well, maybe not because my work truck sucks, but hey, it'll teach me to plow well really fast.

deere615
12-13-2011, 07:46 PM
I know, I'm going stir crazy waiting for snow. I'm tired of doing shop maintenance and erosion control...I want to plow...or at least salt. Well, maybe not because my work truck sucks, but hey, it'll teach me to plow well really fast.

what are you out doing as far as eriosin control? what truck you driving for the winter? Ford?

McG_Landscaping
12-13-2011, 08:19 PM
i know how you feel about nothing in the 15 day forecast brad. im tired of spending money on winter maintenance when nothing else is coming in. if we dont get snow soon im going to go crazy

93Chevy
12-13-2011, 09:16 PM
what are you out doing as far as eriosin control? what truck you driving for the winter? Ford?

Doing a lot of silt-fence and silt-sox at new home sites. Well, we do it every week, but I haven't done it until recently.

I'll have an F250...truck's not too bad, but the plow is a little toy Meyer 7.5.' Not having the right plow can really slow you down.

deere615
12-14-2011, 05:41 PM
i know how you feel about nothing in the 15 day forecast brad. im tired of spending money on winter maintenance when nothing else is coming in. if we dont get snow soon im going to go crazy
haha I have a few seasonals so I will be ok but i still love plowing!
Doing a lot of silt-fence and silt-sox at new home sites. Well, we do it every week, but I haven't done it until recently.

I'll have an F250...truck's not too bad, but the plow is a little toy Meyer 7.5.' Not having the right plow can really slow you down.

Ahh gotch, Yeah those 7.5 meyers were so popular and still are around here so many trucks have them

billythekid
12-14-2011, 05:58 PM
Brad more questions.... what model hedge trimmer do you have and some specs on it if it wouldn't be much trouble. As much as i would like to stay all stihl i looked at a lower end redmax. I also checked out the huskies which have better power ratios.


I feel you guys on winter maintenance, i'm painting about 80% of my lesco, fixed the kill switch, having my friend weld the deck. Probably throwing some parts at the exmark, (caster bearings are smoked, fixing the big rubber flap between the wheels, crease fittings all over the place). I quit target and got a job at Tom Henry Chervolet so the more it snows the more cars i have to clean haha.

deere615
12-14-2011, 07:27 PM
Brad more questions.... what model hedge trimmer do you have and some specs on it if it wouldn't be much trouble. As much as i would like to stay all stihl i looked at a lower end redmax. I also checked out the huskies which have better power ratios.


I feel you guys on winter maintenance, i'm painting about 80% of my lesco, fixed the kill switch, having my friend weld the deck. Probably throwing some parts at the exmark, (caster bearings are smoked, fixing the big rubber flap between the wheels, crease fittings all over the place). I quit target and got a job at Tom Henry Chervolet so the more it snows the more cars i have to clean haha.

I have 2 of the HC-150s ones brand new this summer and the other is a few years old I actually just put a new set of blades on the older one

billythekid
12-14-2011, 08:50 PM
Not positive but are those the ones you can pick up at home depot? i have redmax, stihl, and shindaiwa all right here around hampton

deere615
12-14-2011, 09:42 PM
Not positive but are those the ones you can pick up at home depot? i have redmax, stihl, and shindaiwa all right here around hampton

yes I believe they are still are thats where I got the first set 4 years ago or whenever i got them but now I pretty much buy everything at my echo dealer

heres the old set replacing the blades
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RLS24
12-15-2011, 11:08 AM
Brad more questions.... what model hedge trimmer do you have and some specs on it if it wouldn't be much trouble. As much as i would like to stay all stihl i looked at a lower end redmax. I also checked out the huskies which have better power ratios.


I feel you guys on winter maintenance, i'm painting about 80% of my lesco, fixed the kill switch, having my friend weld the deck. Probably throwing some parts at the exmark, (caster bearings are smoked, fixing the big rubber flap between the wheels, crease fittings all over the place). I quit target and got a job at Tom Henry Chervolet so the more it snows the more cars i have to clean haha.


A buddy I work with here and there has a set of the Stihl HS-45s and I;ve used them before, and to be honest they suck. And I'm not just saying that Because I have a sour taste in my mouth about Stihl stuff. I'd honestly prefer my Kawasaki ones, and I'm not overly crazy about those either. I like RedMax stuff, never tried their hedge trimmers, and I like the Echo HC-150s too, cant really go wrong with those for a good entry level hedge trimmer.

oakwdman
12-15-2011, 11:48 AM
The hs-45s do suck, they're on the heavy side which isn't too bad but the gas tank is just so small I was trimming along side of an echo 150 and I went through 2 tanks to his 1 in the same amount of time both running WOT mostly
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billythekid
12-16-2011, 04:51 PM
Sorry to jack your thread Brad.

I'm a little sketched out by echo stuff because them seem a little chincy and they use the same motor for all of their hedgers. I might go with the echo or redmax for now just to start up and if the amount of hedges i do picks up i'll go with a big husky maybe.

If you can actually find parts for the hc-150 i don't feel so apprehensive about buying them then.

deere615
12-16-2011, 06:03 PM
Whats so hard about finding parts? I have never had that problem. Echo stuff does seem a little cheaper I havent really had many problems besides the newer equipment having carb problems-This year total I think I had to have 4 carbs adjusted (2 bp blowers, one hand blower, one trimmer)and had one replaced(trimmer). The hedge trimmers I had no problems with but they don't see as much use as a trimmer or blower either.

billythekid
12-16-2011, 11:11 PM
I meant sometimes on the lower end models they're more or less meant to just be thrown away but since it's a company like echo it shouldn't be a big deal.

bobcat48
12-17-2011, 02:07 PM
I like my redmax hedge trimmer its a 24'' i thought a about a extended reach echo but dont think i need one most bushes, and trees i trim i can do with my 6' ladder and most bushes/shrubs without one anyway echos and redmax i think are great for hedge trimmers also kawasaki seems very reasonable i think with there prices i dealer that i go to is great.

deere615
12-17-2011, 10:07 PM
I meant sometimes on the lower end models they're more or less meant to just be thrown away but since it's a company like echo it shouldn't be a big deal.
yeah maybe cheap trimmers but I have never had a problem with parts for echos heck half the parts you can buy at home depot
I like my redmax hedge trimmer its a 24'' i thought a about a extended reach echo but dont think i need one most bushes, and trees i trim i can do with my 6' ladder and most bushes/shrubs without one anyway echos and redmax i think are great for hedge trimmers also kawasaki seems very reasonable i think with there prices i dealer that i go to is great.

I have a set of long reach I only use them a few times a year usually I use a ladder thats only for the tall stuff though

McG_Landscaping
12-17-2011, 10:13 PM
you getting ready to go out?

deere615
12-17-2011, 10:20 PM
you getting ready to go out?

yeah I am gonna go check 2 or 3 lots 1 drive and some walks not sure if any will need done we will see

McG_Landscaping
12-17-2011, 10:23 PM
yeah I am gonna go check 2 or 3 lots 1 drive and some walks not sure if any will need done we will see

its actually getting icy underneath. i was out from 7-10 and i checked my one lot and it wasnt bad at the moment but i went and looked at 2 others i am subbing for plowing and they were getting icy! I am heading out around 11 or 1130 to go hit my lot (bar) before everyone leaves

deere615
12-17-2011, 10:35 PM
its actually getting icy underneath. i was out from 7-10 and i checked my one lot and it wasnt bad at the moment but i went and looked at 2 others i am subbing for plowing and they were getting icy! I am heading out around 11 or 1130 to go hit my lot (bar) before everyone leaves

I had a place like that it was nice needed plowed around this time and not until late late morning or early afternoon but owner brought his own truck. yeah think im heading out around 11 probably only be out for an hour or 2 salitn is so easy and fast

McG_Landscaping
12-17-2011, 10:37 PM
I had a place like that it was nice needed plowed around this time and not until late late morning or early afternoon but owner brought his own truck. yeah think im heading out around 11 probably only be out for an hour or 2 salitn is so easy and fast

haha its nice 11am - 2am. it takes me 10 minutes to get there 2 minutes to get out load the salter and do then 10 to get back home. easiest $35 that i make

deere615
12-22-2011, 09:03 PM
Got the dump back today- bed is installed it should be getting the plow and spreader 1st week of january

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McG_Landscaping
12-22-2011, 09:06 PM
looks awesome!! should serve you well! are you keeping the dump trailer?

OrangeToys
12-22-2011, 09:17 PM
That's awesome. I wish I had that as my work truck. What are the plans for it?
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93Chevy
12-22-2011, 09:29 PM
Nice!!!! Looks really good Brad. You should get some black diamond place sides to put in your bed gussets. That'd look sharp.

McG_Landscaping
12-22-2011, 09:34 PM
Nice!!!! Looks really good Brad. You should get some black diamond place sides to put in your bed gussets. That'd look sharp.

or some nice black diamond plate toolboxes under the bed

93Chevy
12-22-2011, 09:35 PM
or some nice black diamond plate toolboxes under the bed

Or the hi-side toolboxes instead of sideboards. :cool2:

Don't worry Brad, if you run out of ideas, I've got a ton :waving::waving:

highlander316
12-22-2011, 09:41 PM
what brand are the wheel simulators?

Kennedy Landscaping
12-22-2011, 09:46 PM
Yeah Brad if you're looking to get rid of the dump trailer, I may be interested in it come spring time for the right price. It'd be a good chance to finally meet you and pick your brain about some stuff and just talk shop a while.

LawnMan19
12-22-2011, 10:38 PM
Dump looks sweet,and I like your sticker where the zoresco one would be.Thumbs Up

Jpeg lawn maintenance
12-22-2011, 11:58 PM
Looks great buddy congrats !!!!!

RussellB
12-23-2011, 07:50 AM
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bobcat48
12-23-2011, 05:42 PM
Looks great.

deere615
12-23-2011, 07:55 PM
looks awesome!! should serve you well! are you keeping the dump trailer?
Thanks, not sure probabaly yes because its unique you dont find many single axle dumps I pan to see how much I use it or if it gets in the way next year and go from there
That's awesome. I wish I had that as my work truck. What are the plans for it?
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thanks, it will get a plow spreader and sone kights and be a landscape truck in the summer
Nice!!!! Looks really good Brad. You should get some black diamond place sides to put in your bed gussets. That'd look sharp.
they would be but knowing me I would have those all banged and scratched up! I will definitely be getting a toolbox for under the bed tho come spring
or some nice black diamond plate toolboxes under the bed
yep I will get at least one maybe 2
Or the hi-side toolboxes instead of sideboards. :cool2:

Don't worry Brad, if you run out of ideas, I've got a ton :waving::waving:
your like my dad he likes to spend my money too!:waving: i will probably just get one tool box unless i find i need 2
what brand are the wheel simulators?
no clue they were on the truck when I brought it

Yeah Brad if you're looking to get rid of the dump trailer, I may be interested in it come spring time for the right price. It'd be a good chance to finally meet you and pick your brain about some stuff and just talk shop a while.
I will let you know but I dont think I am selling it soon i will see what happens this summer
Dump looks sweet,and I like your sticker where the zoresco one would be.Thumbs Up
thanks! yeah I gotta take the one off the back too, you can tell every dump bed that was down by zoresco around here because of those stickers!
Looks great buddy congrats !!!!!
Thanks Jer!
Looks great.
thanks

deere615
12-24-2011, 07:49 PM
Figured since it was the holiday I would through these up-I did a few holiday lights this year. First 3 are my grandmas. The other 2 are clients-In which I only did the roof lights they did the rest. Sorry all the pictures are from my phone and are not the best
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LawnMan19
12-24-2011, 08:02 PM
Lights look good. Thumbs Up

nick2765
01-05-2012, 09:16 PM
hey really love the website, idk if it was asked before but did you make it yourself? If so did you use a template or did you code it your self? Looks Great!

TriCityLawnCareLLC
01-05-2012, 09:20 PM
You do a great job at editing you videos. I really like you "commercial" on your website. Come next season I may be looking you up for ideas as i attempt to make my own...

deere615
01-06-2012, 06:10 PM
hey really love the website, idk if it was asked before but did you make it yourself? If so did you use a template or did you code it your self? Looks Great!
Thanks yes I did it myself. I used microsoft office small business to build it but there is alot of other sites out there like go daddy and such. I had all the pictures and new what I wanted to say just takes alot of time to sit down and do it
You do a great job at editing you videos. I really like you "commercial" on your website. Come next season I may be looking you up for ideas as i attempt to make my own...
Thanks! I have 2 videos on my website if you didnt see the snow plowing one thats pretty cool too.
I also have 2 other youtube accounts-I usually enjoy making videos
This one has alot of business.snow plowing related stuff
http://www.youtube.com/user/bobcat61590
And this one has all my other videos mostly trucks and such
http://www.youtube.com/user/Deere615

calvinslawnservices
01-06-2012, 07:54 PM
One thing on I noticed on your website. Instead of having only the wording be clickable, make the the whole green area clickable. Makes it a little easier for the customer.

An example is the forums, podcast, videos tabs at the top of the page. You can just click the yellow instead of having to actually hit the wording.

deere615
01-06-2012, 08:58 PM
One thing on I noticed on your website. Instead of having only the wording be clickable, make the the whole green area clickable. Makes it a little easier for the customer.

An example is the forums, podcast, videos tabs at the top of the page. You can just click the yellow instead of having to actually hit the wording.
ya thats a good Idea I will have to try and figure that out if I even can do it

McG_Landscaping
01-06-2012, 09:08 PM
have any pics of the plow and salter for the dump?

deere615
01-07-2012, 09:58 PM
Heres one all the others are on plowsite go on over there to check them out if anyone wants!
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McG_Landscaping
01-07-2012, 10:03 PM
looks awesome!

FuturePilot4u
01-07-2012, 10:17 PM
very nice looking truck!!!! take good care of her!!!

KS_Grasscutter
01-07-2012, 11:15 PM
Thought of you the other day, I was behind a pickup that had a Yankee Lake Truck Night sticker on it. Was an 88 to 98 Z71, ex cab long bed, either white or maroon, don't recall. Was tagged locally though so he had a long trip haha.

LawnMan19
01-07-2012, 11:18 PM
Yeah the dump looks awesome!:cool2:

deere615
01-08-2012, 05:48 PM
looks awesome!
Thanks Scott!
very nice looking truck!!!! take good care of her!!!
I will! With the miles on here I have to, I just cleaned it yesterday all the oils-diffs, transfer, tranny, and engine have been changed to fresh synthetics. So hopefully it stays running strong:weightlifter:
Thought of you the other day, I was behind a pickup that had a Yankee Lake Truck Night sticker on it. Was an 88 to 98 Z71, ex cab long bed, either white or maroon, don't recall. Was tagged locally though so he had a long trip haha.
haha thats awesome! No clue who it was but everyone has those things I see them all the time. There are people who come in the summer from california florida and maine areas! Alot of people who go once or every friday get one of the stickers!
Yeah the dump looks awesome!:cool2:
Thanks

Kennedy Landscaping
01-08-2012, 05:52 PM
Looks nice Brad, glad to see you got the truck outfitted.

deere615
01-10-2012, 07:57 PM
Looks nice Brad, glad to see you got the truck outfitted.

Thanks Austin!

Changing Seasons PM, LLC
01-11-2012, 03:53 AM
Truck looks great!

deere615
01-11-2012, 08:10 PM
Truck looks great!

Thanks a lot!

sweetland
01-12-2012, 12:12 AM
Loving the new dump!

deere615
01-12-2012, 08:14 PM
Loving the new dump!

Thanks me too!
Heres a video of the new snowdogg V plow I got for it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHTVLKr3YPs&list=UUqfITB7r2lvvOFSJKcTfjTA&index=1&feature=plcp

POWER STROKE
01-12-2012, 08:40 PM
Truck and plow Looks great.

LawnMan19
01-12-2012, 09:20 PM
Like the video,and that truck still looks awesome. It looks like you should be able to use soon:D

Lawn Enforcer
01-12-2012, 11:45 PM
Figured since it was the holiday I would through these up-I did a few holiday lights this year. First 3 are my grandmas. The other 2 are clients-In which I only did the roof lights they did the rest. Sorry all the pictures are from my phone and are not the best


What kind of hourly rate do you charge for doing holiday lights? PM me if you don't want to say.

deere615
01-13-2012, 08:50 PM
Truck and plow Looks great.
Thanks!
Like the video,and that truck still looks awesome. It looks like you should be able to use soon:D

Thanks had a bit here today but used the 03 just did a bunch of salting

McG_Landscaping
01-13-2012, 10:40 PM
do you use treated bulk or regular? the guy im subbing for uses slicer and it makes a HUGE difference. i spread quite a bit of it today

deere615
01-14-2012, 06:51 PM
do you use treated bulk or regular? the guy im subbing for uses slicer and it makes a HUGE difference. i spread quite a bit of it today

Just regular, I been kicking around the idea to get it treated with magic. So many people rant and rave about it. How much does slicer run and can you get it around here? I also hear alot about Clearlane blue but I dont know where you get that stuff either

McG_Landscaping
01-14-2012, 07:39 PM
Just regular, I been kicking around the idea to get it treated with magic. So many people rant and rave about it. How much does slicer run and can you get it around here? I also hear alot about Clearlane blue but I dont know where you get that stuff either

I dk what it costs i just use it on his lots. But it makes a noticable difference. Almost instantly you can notice it melting. I know he had a triaxle delivered but i dk from where
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Deererunner
01-14-2012, 07:57 PM
You may have answered this at some point in your thread but its a long thread... Before you got your new chevy dump, how did/do you like your dump trailer? I see its only 5x8. This year I plan on getting one, probably 6x12' Bri-mar but afraid it maybe too small. A buddy of mine as a 6'6"x16' I believe I he runs out of room all of the time. After getting yours, did you ever regretting not getting a bigger size? Or has that size been plenty that you have ever needed? Any insight on yours and thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!

deere615
01-15-2012, 07:47 PM
I dk what it costs i just use it on his lots. But it makes a noticable difference. Almost instantly you can notice it melting. I know he had a triaxle delivered but i dk from where
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Ya I think I might look into that or magic next year, I notice I put it down real heavy on lots so they are nice and clean when owners come in etc but after the storm my lots are WHITE! So I want something that looks cleaner after the fact
You may have answered this at some point in your thread but its a long thread... Before you got your new chevy dump, how did/do you like your dump trailer? I see its only 5x8. This year I plan on getting one, probably 6x12' Bri-mar but afraid it maybe too small. A buddy of mine as a 6'6"x16' I believe I he runs out of room all of the time. After getting yours, did you ever regretting not getting a bigger size? Or has that size been plenty that you have ever needed? Any insight on yours and thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
I loved that dump I brought that size because all I had then was a halfton truck, still I think with the hills around here too much bigger of a trailer would start hurting my 2500hd. For the most aprt it was the right size most mulch jobs are 5-6yards and thats what it held there were times i had to make 2-3 trips though. When it came to hauling stone I could only carry 2-3ton but once again most jobs were not too big.
I still have the trailer and will keep it this season and see how much I use it with having the dump truck. The trailer is nice because with the single axle its rare and the custom made gate on it is a huge plus.

93Chevy
01-15-2012, 08:24 PM
Saw you guys got a lot more snow down south than we did up here. How'd you make out the last couple days?

McG_Landscaping
01-16-2012, 12:12 PM
Ya I think I might look into that or magic next year, I notice I put it down real heavy on lots so they are nice and clean when owners come in etc but after the storm my lots are WHITE! So I want something that looks cleaner after the fact


the salt is absolutely awesome! i salted one bank and started on the one right next door and by the time i finished the second sidewalk the other lot was over 50% melted. i also noticed i can put down less compared to regular salt

deere615
01-16-2012, 07:00 PM
Saw you guys got a lot more snow down south than we did up here. How'd you make out the last couple days?
I thought you guys got more/ we only ended up with like an inch its was just over 36hrs, we had ice then a half inch then another half I basically salted everything 3 times So I made out pretty good
the salt is absolutely awesome! i salted one bank and started on the one right next door and by the time i finished the second sidewalk the other lot was over 50% melted. i also noticed i can put down less compared to regular salt
Do you notice if the parking lots are pretty clean and not alot of dry salt on them a few days later? I would think so since you are using less salt

McG_Landscaping
01-16-2012, 09:51 PM
I thought you guys got more/ we only ended up with like an inch its was just over 36hrs, we had ice then a half inch then another half I basically salted everything 3 times So I made out pretty good

Do you notice if the parking lots are pretty clean and not alot of dry salt on them a few days later? I would think so since you are using less salt
I would assume so but i normally dont have to check lots after
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deere615
01-18-2012, 08:03 PM
Little mount I fabbed up to hold a shovel on the dump body hopefully it won;t bang around too much

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FinerCutslawnCare
01-18-2012, 08:20 PM
I would be scared it might come off, but you can't do much with the y handle either.

deere615
01-20-2012, 06:59 PM
I would be scared it might come off, but you can't do much with the y handle either.

I drove around for 14 hours some on the highway and it never came close to coming off though above 40mph the handle starts to bang around just a bit so I am going to figure a way to secures that

deere615
01-26-2012, 07:04 PM
All the snow melted so we did a little job here yesterday-regraveled a driveway for a condo association. It was right about 20tons and had to do it all with the dump because it was back a tight alley with trees and low telephone lines where even a 10ton dump probably wouldn't fit.


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That was 4.5ton in that load!! handled it like a champ!:weightlifter:
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We could tailgate some of it but still needed to spread some by hand The dump didnt tailgate perfectly and there were alot of lines and tree branches we had to work around
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RLS24
01-26-2012, 08:51 PM
So much for that being a 1-ton dump haha. Did you use the bobcat at all for that job?

93Chevy
01-26-2012, 09:11 PM
Nice job tailgating that. I'm still not very good at that.

LawnMan19
01-26-2012, 09:35 PM
Looks good, glad to see the dump being put to use.:weightlifter:

grassman177
01-26-2012, 11:17 PM
looks good from here, never tailgaited, but have done that with a tractor loader. not easy at first either.

deere615
01-27-2012, 05:26 PM
So much for that being a 1-ton dump haha. Did you use the bobcat at all for that job?
No We tailgating and spread it all by hand it was easier than bring the bobcat at least for this one had I been able to get a triaxle back there I would have done that and just brought the bobcat there.
Nice job tailgating that. I'm still not very good at that.
I got a video of it it wast perfect we only got it to flow good like 3 times. had alot of little piles here and there and the first time we had the gate open too much and it came out too fast. It would jam up every so often and some parts wouldn't flow. Definitely takes alot of practice and a good spotter.
Looks good, glad to see the dump being put to use.:weightlifter:
Me too thanks!
looks good from here, never tailgated, but have done that with a tractor loader. not easy at first either.
spreading with the tractor is easy its just the time to load the tractor and take it to the job. Tailgating takes some practice thats for sure.

weeze
01-27-2012, 05:47 PM
...and i thought tailgating was when someone is riding behind you on the road about 20ft or less behind you. :laugh:

deere615
01-27-2012, 06:15 PM
...and i thought tailgating was when someone is riding behind you on the road about 20ft or less behind you. :laugh:

I thought it was something you do before football games :laugh:

deere615
02-01-2012, 09:59 PM
Got the dump lettered yesterday since we have been in the 50s and 60's here! Now I will just keep the magnets for the dmax if I ever need them. Btw it didn't rain I pressure washed the entire dump body frame and all!
Also did a quick stone delivery for my uncle at one of his houses he owns

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93Chevy
02-01-2012, 10:04 PM
Looks super nice Brad.

LawnMan19
02-01-2012, 10:37 PM
Lettering looks really good.

McG_Landscaping
02-02-2012, 08:26 AM
That looks real nice! I might have to get your guys info!
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deere615
02-02-2012, 05:16 PM
Looks super nice Brad.
Thanks Tim Definitely looks nicer than the magnets and wont hurt the paint
Lettering looks really good.
thanks
That looks real nice! I might have to get your guys info!
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text me sometime scott(number on the truck haha) I will give u their info and what they charged me- they are a local company in coraopolis I would recommend them to anyone they have done magnets stickers lettered my trucks, made signs for trailers etc and their prices and people there are great!!

McG_Landscaping
02-02-2012, 05:26 PM
awesome i will definitely hit you up because im hoping to get my 250 (and if all goes well this weekend, 1500) lettered with my logo this spring

93Chevy
02-02-2012, 09:02 PM
Congrats on having grown your business to a point where you can run such nice trucks. Hopefully you'll be able to grow a lot and all your hard work will pay off.

deere615
02-02-2012, 09:31 PM
Congrats on having grown your business to a point where you can run such nice trucks. Hopefully you'll be able to grow a lot and all your hard work will pay off.

Thanks they look clean but you know they are are high miles but I do spend the money to keep them well maintained and I buy top quality parts for them If I would have brought a new dump like this it would have been another 20k. I hope to continue to grow at a healthy pace too!

deere615
02-03-2012, 09:20 PM
Finally got the lights in for the dump and got them all put on. They are whelen 500 series 5mm amber leds. Video will be soon!
Did 8 total-2 in front grille, 4 on top of body, and 2 in the back. Ran everything in conduit on the top and wire wrap throughout the rest


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LawnMan19
02-03-2012, 09:27 PM
Those look awesome.

TriCityLawnCareLLC
02-03-2012, 11:33 PM
Looks good, man! How many miles did you say were on your dump when you bought it?

Kennedy Landscaping
02-03-2012, 11:39 PM
Like the lights Brad, very clean install, not sure if I told you yet or not, but the lettering looks good too.

deere615
02-04-2012, 07:47 PM
Those look awesome.
thanks
Looks good, man! How many miles did you say were on your dump when you bought it?
142k when i brought it as a cab-chassis!
Like the lights Brad, very clean install, not sure if I told you yet or not, but the lettering looks good too.

Thanks Austin, yeah I was trying to protect and hide wires as much as possible- not as easy with a dump body compared to a pickup

weeze
02-04-2012, 10:54 PM
I thought it was something you do before football games :laugh:

yeah that too!!!:laugh:

deere615
02-05-2012, 07:11 PM
Video of the dumps lights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCqDaAyer18

McG_Landscaping
02-05-2012, 07:13 PM
looks great brad! you should get the strobes that replace the cab clearance lights. theyre awesome!

LawnMan19
02-05-2012, 11:15 PM
Video looks great!

deere615
02-06-2012, 06:12 PM
Video looks great!

Thanks! :waving:

deere615
02-07-2012, 08:51 PM
Did shocks on the dump since the old ones one stock with 142k on them. I brought bilstein 5100s same thing I did on the 03 and I also brought a set for the dmax I will put on someday too
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LawnMan19
02-07-2012, 08:55 PM
Wow, I can't believe the old ones had that many miles on them, the new ones look so much better.

deerewashed
02-08-2012, 07:41 AM
recon cab lights on the dump....swag

billythekid
02-08-2012, 05:11 PM
Better throw some undercoat on that thing Brad before it's too late. You know how the salt devours vehicles up here :hammerhead:

deere615
02-08-2012, 07:43 PM
Wow, I can't believe the old ones had that many miles on them, the new ones look so much better.
ya I mean they could have been changed once with new gm shocks but I doubt it on a fleet vehicle
recon cab lights on the dump....swag
those are actually factory cab lights thats the new look of them they started in 07 I want to do smoked recons on the dmax though
Better throw some undercoat on that thing Brad before it's too late. You know how the salt devours vehicles up here :hammerhead:
Already undercoated it with spray bedliner

oakwdman
02-08-2012, 07:56 PM
The NNBS cab lights should all LED's I thought, anyways still against the fenders over the rear duals?
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deerewashed
02-08-2012, 08:05 PM
wow those come from the factory? they sorta look like the recons i just picked up for my 05 dmax.

deere615
02-08-2012, 08:13 PM
The NNBS cab lights should all LED's I thought, anyways still against the fenders over the rear duals?
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yes they are. And yeah unless I see major rust issues down the road but I think the bed will outlast the truck. Pretty much every 1ton dump around here doesn't have them and I have never seen the bed extremely rusty. I will keep it cleaned regularly and undercoated twice a year.

deere615
02-19-2012, 08:04 PM
Few pictures been doing some work around the shop and such. Put a slow moving triangle on the bobcat, washed the 03 plow truck and washed the duramax- Also did a few mods to the duramax lately I put a different bumper and smoked fog lights and an afe air intake many more mods to that coming soon

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MLAWCARE
02-19-2012, 08:16 PM
looks good! What do you use to write the maintance stuff on the truck?

Junior M
02-19-2012, 11:00 PM
the Dmax needs to be leveled and setting on some 305s or 315s..

RLS24
02-20-2012, 10:35 AM
Love the D-Max Brad! You should look for a set of those new 20" rims they are putting on the newer HDs the truck would look real sharp with a set of those!

deere615
02-20-2012, 07:11 PM
looks good! What do you use to write the maintance stuff on the truck?
Thanks A white paint marker! I learned that from my dad and have had quite a few people tell me its a good idea when they see it. I do that to all the trucks as well as keep track on a white marker board and in my head!
the Dmax needs to be leveled and setting on some 305s or 315s..
Gunna rebuild the whole front end in march-UCA's(should level it out a bit), tie rod sleeves, pitman/idler arm braces, new hubs, new brakes, new shocks front and back, and traction bars. :D
Love the D-Max Brad! You should look for a set of those new 20" rims they are putting on the newer HDs the truck would look real sharp with a set of those!
Ehh 20's are a bit to big IMO, probably only going to get 17s and a little bit bigger tire probably 285's not sure yet I will be ordering those come spring also

oakwdman
02-20-2012, 07:24 PM
UCA's won't give you lift alone, but will correct the angle on the CV shafts if you do crank on the tbars. At least that's my understanding I've been wrong before lol
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Junior M
02-20-2012, 10:10 PM
Thanks A white paint marker! I learned that from my dad and have had quite a few people tell me its a good idea when they see it. I do that to all the trucks as well as keep track on a white marker board and in my head!

Gunna rebuild the whole front end in march-UCA's(should level it out a bit), tie rod sleeves, pitman/idler arm braces, new hubs, new brakes, new shocks front and back, and traction bars. :D

Ehh 20's are a bit to big IMO, probably only going to get 17s and a little bit bigger tire probably 285's not sure yet I will be ordering those come spring also
Got with a 305..they look so much better.

285's just wont fill the fenderwell once you level the truck. I thought they'd be enough, but the 285 just ends up looking to small..

deere615
02-23-2012, 07:59 PM
Got with a 305..they look so much better.

285's just wont fill the fenderwell once you level the truck. I thought they'd be enough, but the 285 just ends up looking to small..

Will I have rubbing issues or have to trim the bumper with 305s?

Junior M
02-23-2012, 09:34 PM
Will I have rubbing issues or have to trim the bumper with 305s?
I trimmed my valence and I turned my torsion bars almost all the way up so my truck is truly level.. Also got an alignment afterwards...

You can see in this picture where the valence is trimmed.. It should come straight down..

93Chevy
02-23-2012, 09:49 PM
Truck looks good Junior...what kind of MPG's you getting with the 6.0? I'm debating on getting a Duramax or a 6.0

Junior M
02-23-2012, 09:53 PM
Truck looks good Junior...what kind of MPG's you getting with the 6.0? I'm debating on getting a Duramax or a 6.0
8-10. Get a duramax.. dont even question it.


thanks, its really dirty in that picture..

93Chevy
02-23-2012, 09:58 PM
8-10. Get a duramax.. dont even question it.


thanks, its really dirty in that picture..

Yeah, I really want a Duramax, but they're 5k more than the 6.0 for comparable condition. Not saying it's not worth it, but I don't want a high truck payment...but when I get a new truck, I'd like to get more than the 8-10 I'm getting now.

deere615
02-23-2012, 10:59 PM
I trimmed my valence and I turned my torsion bars almost all the way up so my truck is truly level.. Also got an alignment afterwards...

You can see in this picture where the valence is trimmed.. It should come straight down..
mine is a nbs though there is no valence its all bumper. I kinda don't like leveled trucks as much because as soon as a load is on its sagging like in you picture- I dont plan on hauling a ton in the bed but still will be pulling trailers
Truck looks good Junior...what kind of MPG's you getting with the 6.0? I'm debating on getting a Duramax or a 6.0
Duramax no question you will see 10 in a 6.0 A 6L is a work truck engine get a duramax 00-06 you should be able to find a decent one for a decent payment, you can custimize the truck alot more and its a 1000 times funnier to drive, can tow alot more easier etc. Maintenace will be higher but if your looking for a nice DD and still work truck when you need it thats the way to go IMO.

93Chevy
02-23-2012, 11:02 PM
I just don't need a work truck anymore really...I just want a really nice personal truck. Hoping for a crew cab long bed but we'll see what I can afford later in the summer...Shooting for July at this point.

deere615
02-23-2012, 11:08 PM
I just don't need a work truck anymore really...I just want a really nice personal truck. Hoping for a crew cab long bed but we'll see what I can afford later in the summer...Shooting for July at this point.

BIG truck! trucks like that you park at the end of the isle no matter what ya 6.0s are strong and reliable but just really not a great DD because of the fuel mileage. A diesel truck is so much nicer and funner to drive!

93Chevy
02-23-2012, 11:19 PM
BIG truck! trucks like that you park at the end of the isle no matter what ya 6.0s are strong and reliable but just really not a great DD because of the fuel mileage. A diesel truck is so much nicer and funner to drive!

Yeah, I really want a diesel, but we'll see what happens later in the year.

I forget Brad, but does your new dump have a PTO bed or electric?

deere615
02-24-2012, 09:11 PM
Yeah, I really want a diesel, but we'll see what happens later in the year.

I forget Brad, but does your new dump have a PTO bed or electric?

It is electric not PTO. I wish it was PTO but It was alot more money, I could spreader salt a bit fast and tailgate stone better but I just didn't want to spend that much, if the truck was brand new I might have, electric works pretty good but I know PTO is faster

deere615
02-24-2012, 09:16 PM
So Wednesday I came home and said to myself I should get a plastic bed liner for the dmax- jumped on Craigslist first thing that came up was a free bed liner, clicked it said 08 chevy 8ft. Needless to say I went and got it right then and there-I am never that lucky!! sure its just a bed-liner but ya can't beat free!!

Installed it yesterday was a little hard because tool box and back rack needed to be removed and holes drilled for the rack and tie downs

Also installed a new fan clutch in the Duramax today too!

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deere615
02-26-2012, 10:32 PM
Had a bit of snow yesterday and a ton of wind friday brought down alot of trees and even flipped 2 tractor trailers around here. Customer called and had a few branches down-dang near missed their mustang by a centimeter!! also the front one had to be real close to the car parked on the street too!!

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McG_Landscaping
02-26-2012, 10:34 PM
it sure was windy around here! good to see that your putting the dump to use!

Kennedy Landscaping
02-26-2012, 10:40 PM
Yikes, that coulda been ugly!

LawnMan19
02-26-2012, 10:46 PM
Looks like the one out front was a nice size limb, and Wow that one in the driveway could not have been any closer or it would have been on the mustang. Your Duramax is freaking sweet.:cool2:

deere615
02-27-2012, 09:45 PM
it sure was windy around here! good to see that your putting the dump to use!
Yea it was friday afternoon I was sitting at the shop and the wind was whipping through it was crazy!
Yikes, that coulda been ugly!
yeah it really could have the back one hit the neighbors house and but just barely and it didnt do nothing. The landlord for the house was there when I got there and looked at it real quick and then left and said I will let you do you work!
Looks like the one out front was a nice size limb, and Wow that one in the driveway could not have been any closer or it would have been on the mustang. Your Duramax is freaking sweet.:cool2:
The picture does not do justice to how close it was it was literally about 3 inches from the back bumper and the other piece to the right actually broke off and was laying underneath the bumper

deere615
02-29-2012, 06:59 PM
Rebuilt a retaining wall that was leaning Monday & Tuesday put all new gravel behind it and hauled away all the dirt and limestone that was there and had to rebuild 3/4 of the base of the wall. Also put a drain behind it since that was skipped out on when the wall was originally built.

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Barrett Landscaping
02-29-2012, 08:13 PM
what is the make and the specs on your trailer? 10K?

McG_Landscaping
02-29-2012, 08:59 PM
looks good brad! also familiar

LawnMan19
02-29-2012, 11:26 PM
Wall looks real good, and I really like your trailer.

deere615
03-01-2012, 07:09 PM
what is the make and the specs on your trailer? 10K?
Its a Top Brand trailer 7k 2-3500k axles. I am still good with the tractor on there but the old gate couldn't handle the weight the new one I had built last year thats on there now does better but I still get weary. I use this half the time and my uncles deckover half the time but his was and still is loaded with wood
looks good brad! also familiar
Thanks Scott yeah Base was bad but we were still out of their in a day and a half I was sore though! haha
Wall looks real good, and I really like your trailer.
Thanks I like the way its setup too sometimes I like using that for the machine rather than my uncles deckover because then I still have all my tools-blowers trimmers etc

Potomac Lawns Inc.
03-01-2012, 08:42 PM
Deere615 you have a pm

deere615
03-01-2012, 09:15 PM
Deere615 you have a pm

Got it! :waving:

KrayzKajun
03-01-2012, 09:20 PM
wall looks good

Potomac Lawns Inc.
03-01-2012, 09:21 PM
Got it! :waving:

Thanks you got one back

deere615
03-01-2012, 09:25 PM
wall looks good

Thanks! we actually leaned it back he other way some it looks alot better- guy even said he thinks there is more room to park there now haha

LawnMan19
03-01-2012, 09:29 PM
Thanks I like the way its setup too sometimes I like using that for the machine rather than my uncles deckover because then I still have all my tools-blowers trimmers etc

Yeah, so your ready for whatever you run into, and have the tools you need.