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deere615
12-04-2010, 11:00 PM
Couple leaf pics, basically done for the year with those. Also a picture of our first snow from the other day:)
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Pretty cool picture as the sun was setting doing leaves
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93Chevy
12-05-2010, 08:35 AM
I found out yesterday that leaves and over 1/10 inch of snow don't mix. Man, I felt like a tool :laugh::laugh:

normower
12-05-2010, 09:41 AM
Hey Brad how many places do you salt? Are they all commercials? How do you price salting?

RLS24
12-05-2010, 01:18 PM
Pretty cool picture as the sun was setting doing leaves


and photoshop makes it even cooler

DollarSign
12-05-2010, 06:42 PM
Some black rims on your hd would be pretty sweet! How many miles are on your half ton and how does it handle the plow?

deere615
12-05-2010, 08:37 PM
I found out yesterday that leaves and over 1/10 inch of snow don't mix. Man, I felt like a tool :laugh::laugh:
I did them friday and man I hear ya but I am glad to be done!
Hey Brad how many places do you salt? Are they all commercials? How do you price salting?
I do sidewalks too probably like 6-8 on a regular basis and others when requested. Kinda just have to know you can figue out the sq. footage and salt usage but When I got my first lot I guestimate # of bags and got it right on. Know I usllay know about how much i will use for small to medium size lots and base prices off that.
and photoshop makes it even cooler
cool!
Some black rims on your hd would be pretty sweet! How many miles are on your half ton and how does it handle the plow?
Thought alot about painting the steel ones black with the gray hubcaps. Not sure if I want to do it or not I still think about it every so often, 154k on the half ton. the meyer is somewhat light but the truck handles it fine. only drops like 1/4-1/2 an inch

deere615
12-08-2010, 12:33 AM
Job I did for my nieghbor across the street a little while after I got the bobcat-removed all his hedges in the front of his house. ripped the right out with the machine and hauled away.
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93Chevy
12-08-2010, 04:32 AM
Man, that's a lot easier than hand digging :laugh::laugh:

bobcat48
12-08-2010, 07:00 PM
Kool,that thing is nice.comes in handy.but nice job.

deere615
12-08-2010, 08:20 PM
Man, that's a lot easier than hand digging :laugh::laugh:
heck yeah I would probably not do the nob if they wanted them dug out by hand!!
Kool,that thing is nice.comes in handy.but nice job.

thanks

deere615
12-10-2010, 10:20 PM
Tree removal back in october 2 pines
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newjerseylandscaping
12-10-2010, 11:05 PM
Did you grind those stumps out?

bobcat48
12-11-2010, 01:05 AM
Looks good brad.

deere615
12-11-2010, 12:40 PM
Did you grind those stumps out?
No just cut low to ground
Looks good brad.

TY

deere615
12-14-2010, 11:10 PM
Pictures from cleaning/maintenance on all the equipment and putting them away for the 2010 season!
It was like 30 degrees out and I had to clean the stander deck before powerwashing and everything was hard as a rock took an hour of hammering chipping and scraping. yes that stick was jammed under there!
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All the fuilds filters plugs etc $$
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newjerseylandscaping
12-14-2010, 11:13 PM
whats the echo thing?

deere615
12-14-2010, 11:13 PM
Few more-
restained the deck
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Everything loaded back up cut the gate off I am going to build a bigger heavier one this winter i will get pictures but that will not be for a while its far down my list lol
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bobcat48
12-14-2010, 11:15 PM
Looks good.all nice and clean haha.it looks great.i cleaned all my stuff a few weeks back.is most of the stuff stay at the shop over winter or some stuff at your garage.

newjerseylandscaping
12-14-2010, 11:16 PM
looks good, like what i wnat to achive,

Kennedy Landscaping
12-15-2010, 12:15 AM
Looks good man, I need to do that to all my stuff too. I'm still working though lol, I hope to be done by the weekend though.

newjerseylandscaping
12-15-2010, 01:19 AM
I really like that truck, Did it come with those mirrors or did you do that?

grassman177
12-15-2010, 09:45 AM
looks like fun to back into that garage from the pic.

nice little workspace you have there, is it the house garage or separate?

93Chevy
12-15-2010, 11:57 AM
Looks good Brad. I still haven't had a chance to clean up my mower yet. Maybe this weekend.

Jpeg lawn maintenance
12-15-2010, 08:01 PM
Very nice alll that maintenance stuff is expensive although I get the stuuf for cheap. I will do all my stuff in the spring.

deere615
12-15-2010, 08:12 PM
whats the echo thing?
:confused: in the parts picture its filters plus etc other pictures are my trimmers blowers etc??

Looks good.all nice and clean haha.it looks great.i cleaned all my stuff a few weeks back.is most of the stuff stay at the shop over winter or some stuff at your garage.
it will all stay in my shop under cover but not heated
looks good, like what i wnat to achive,
thanks
Looks good man, I need to do that to all my stuff too. I'm still working though lol, I hope to be done by the weekend though.
yeah I am glad to be done with cleanups all though I got 2 landscaping jobs to do when the snow melts here
I really like that truck, Did it come with those mirrors or did you do that?
added the tow mirrors
looks like fun to back into that garage from the pic.

nice little workspace you have there, is it the house garage or separate?
Thats our garage not attached to the house. thats an easy day when my mom dads and sisters vehicles are not there. plus I have to back all the way down our alley.
Looks good Brad. I still haven't had a chance to clean up my mower yet. Maybe this weekend.
I know busy with the snow looks like we will have a break for now I wanted to get it out of the way
Very nice alll that maintenance stuff is expensive although I get the stuuf for cheap. I will do all my stuff in the spring.

I do all mine now I dont like all that cruddy oil sitting in there all winter plus I put stabalizer in every tank to keep the fuel fresh. Plus cleaning the decks so that is not all sitting up in there then fluid film every deck cable bolt caster etc

bobcat48
12-15-2010, 08:20 PM
Just wondering what do u keep in the trailer toolbox.like a tarp,oil etc..and what trimmer line u use brad.i like some stuff called rhino tuff from home depot.0.95 for my srm 225 and the gt200 gets the same but that is pre cut line.since its a diffrent head.i have a few rolls of the 0.95 like three.and i have a roll of maxi edge .95 too.just wondering.

deere615
12-15-2010, 08:24 PM
Just wondering what do u keep in the trailer toolbox.like a tarp,oil etc..and what trimmer line u use brad.i like some stuff called rhino tuff from home depot.0.95 for my srm 225 and the gt200 gets the same but that is pre cut line.since its a diffrent head.i have a few rolls of the 0.95 like three.and i have a roll of maxi edge .95 too.just wondering.

tarp, trimmer line, wheel chocks, bunjees, straps, spare trimmer head, spare belts/parts, bige ratchet/socket for trailer tires etc...

bobcat48
12-15-2010, 08:29 PM
tarp, trimmer line, wheel chocks, bunjees, straps, spare trimmer head, spare belts/parts, bige ratchet/socket for trailer tires etc...

Ok,kool.thanks.just wondering.can u get some pics of it.and brad what brand tools u use.they seem nice.looks like craftsman stuff.if it is i got craftsman shovels and rakes.and true temper.and a brand new husky shovel.how about pruners and loppers i need some good pairs of that.what do u use.

newjerseylandscaping
12-15-2010, 10:51 PM
^^^ Good question, Also what was wrong witht the ramp?

bobcat48
12-15-2010, 10:55 PM
Haha thanks.

deere615
12-16-2010, 08:11 PM
Ok,kool.thanks.just wondering.can u get some pics of it.and brad what brand tools u use.they seem nice.looks like craftsman stuff.if it is i got craftsman shovels and rakes.and true temper.and a brand new husky shovel.how about pruners and loppers i need some good pairs of that.what do u use.
Do you really need pictures of inside a trailer tongue tool box? oh well heres 2 older ones, actually the pictures are on this site already if you looked in my trailer threads but here they are again. I added a shelf, I also no longer have string like that I got a full spool of it in there plus a few other things
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^^^ Good question, Also what was wrong witht the ramp?
Nothing is really wrong the expanded metal is cheap and a little bent from the bobcat. I just want a heavier one for the machine/anything else but the big thing to is making it 1foot longer so mowers decks dont hit the top

newjerseylandscaping
12-16-2010, 08:34 PM
Oh i was just wondering, i like your setup. hows the blue chevy run with that many miles? looking at trucks and my price range is about that many miles so curiosity i guess, also hows it handle the plow? thanks nj

bobcat48
12-16-2010, 08:35 PM
Ok thats a nice toolbox.yeah no i have have not seen your trailer threads just this one.but thanks brad.very nice toolbox.

deere615
12-16-2010, 10:30 PM
Oh i was just wondering, i like your setup. hows the blue chevy run with that many miles? looking at trucks and my price range is about that many miles so curiosity i guess, also hows it handle the plow? thanks nj
Runs good getting old though. it depends who hand it what they did with it etc. Handles the plow great but thats because I have it setup too do so
Ok thats a nice toolbox.yeah no i have have not seen your trailer threads just this one.but thanks brad.very nice toolbox.

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newjerseylandscaping
12-17-2010, 12:46 AM
yea, id beef up the front end quit a bit before hanging a plow off the front, im really looking at 2500s but if the deal is right.

deere615
12-19-2010, 11:34 PM
Picked up a used echo PAS-260 and a used echo PB-755 backpack blower a little while ago off another memeber here:waving:
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bobcat48
12-19-2010, 11:42 PM
Brad i like them.very nice.echo is great.got another combo unit haha,even got a brush cutter.pretty cool. and when did u get them if u dont mind me asking.

newjerseylandscaping
12-19-2010, 11:46 PM
Really does look good good luck

BlackBirdWS.6
12-20-2010, 12:12 AM
For that Echo get the hedge trimmer attachment, I have it and it is wonderful and makes life a lot easier.

93Chevy
12-20-2010, 07:36 AM
Looks nice Brad, that blower should help you out next fall. I hope the guy that sold them to you wasn't a big jagoff or anything. lol

deere615
12-20-2010, 09:22 PM
Brad i like them.very nice.echo is great.got another combo unit haha,even got a brush cutter.pretty cool. and when did u get them if u dont mind me asking.
thanks I got them like 2 weeks ago
Really does look good good luck
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For that Echo get the hedge trimmer attachment, I have it and it is wonderful and makes life a lot easier.
I actually have a long reach hedge trimmer attachment its just not an echo one and I dont think it is compatable. I will either someday get an echo one or make it work with my echo
Looks nice Brad, that blower should help you out next fall. I hope the guy that sold them to you wasn't a big jagoff or anything. lol
yeah I fired that thing up and man its heavier but its got some power! Naw he was cool:cool2:

newjerseylandscaping
12-20-2010, 09:29 PM
I have one of those all in one jobs and ive used diffrent brands on it, its a cub cadet and ive used toro and a couple other brands.

deere615
12-20-2010, 09:48 PM
I have one of those all in one jobs and ive used diffrent brands on it, its a cub cadet and ive used toro and a couple other brands.

Those are all the cheap ones from homedepot once you get an echo they are just a little smaller and dont fit. you either have to swap out the shaft or buy echo. believe me I know I have jsut about every attachment. 2 echo split booms and one homelite split boom

bobcat48
12-20-2010, 10:36 PM
thanks I got them like 2 weeks ago

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I actually have a long reach hedge trimmer attachment its just not an echo one and I dont think it is compatable. I will either someday get an echo one or make it work with my echo

yeah I fired that thing up and man its heavier but its got some power! Naw he was cool:cool2:

Ok kool.they are very nice.

lifetree
12-20-2010, 10:38 PM
The moderators need to kill this thread ... it's just too long !!

Junior M
12-20-2010, 10:51 PM
its better than a bunch of little threads.....

deere615
12-20-2010, 10:58 PM
Agreed junior! there are some people that I really like to follow and see pictures they put up and when they make a bunch of threads I can never follow them. Moderators are not going to close a thread because its too long lol there is nothing in the rules that say that!

dtriv89
12-20-2010, 11:07 PM
Why should a thread get killed because it's "too long"? I'm with you guys it's much easier to follow one long thread instead of a bunch of short ones. I'm not much of a commenter on here and I don't sign on all that often but I check this thread and a few others most times I sign on it's intresting to watch a business grow. Keep up the good work man:usflag:

deere615
12-20-2010, 11:30 PM
The only real problem I find with long threads is when i am using the search feature it is hard to look through all the pages of a thread to find on thing. If they could make it so when You search it shows what pages of the thread you keywords are on the would be gold!

newjerseylandscaping
12-21-2010, 12:06 AM
I enjoy this thred. Dont kill it!!!!!!!!!!!

93Chevy
12-21-2010, 03:35 PM
The moderators need to kill this thread ... it's just too long !!

:nono: Obtuse comments:nono:

RLS24
12-21-2010, 05:51 PM
The only real problem I find with long threads is when i am using the search feature it is hard to look through all the pages of a thread to find on thing. If they could make it so when You search it shows what pages of the thread you keywords are on the would be gold!

type in whatever you are looking for followed by "lawnsite" on google and you will get what you just said.

deere615
12-21-2010, 07:08 PM
type in whatever you are looking for followed by "lawnsite" on google and you will get what you just said.

yes that is a good trick alot of times I will just type things into google never thought about adding lawnsite on the end but usuually lawnsite or plowsite are one of the first to come up!

deere615
12-26-2010, 10:27 PM
So I thought I was done with the 2500HD but then I decided to add a wireless backup sensore system. Got it pretty cheap and it wasnt bad to install.
I just hope snow doesnt build up on the sensors. I have had it out on 2 salt events now with no problems so we will see. I am sure I will find something else to add to this truck...
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Kennedy Landscaping
12-26-2010, 11:55 PM
Pretty cool, that truck sure has come a long ways since you got it. Looks good.

93Chevy
12-27-2010, 07:02 AM
I know a lot of women who drive minivans with backup sensors. Real men use mirrors.

J/K Brad :waving: How's your salter working so far? My boss is thinking about picking up a 1 yard poly spreader maybe next year.

deere615
12-27-2010, 07:16 PM
Pretty cool, that truck sure has come a long ways since you got it. Looks good.
yeah I just keep finding things to add... then I get another truck and the process will start all over, although when I get a diesel the list will be 3 times as long!
I know a lot of women who drive minivans with backup sensors. Real men use mirrors.

J/K Brad :waving: How's your salter working so far? My boss is thinking about picking up a 1 yard poly spreader maybe next year.

No no I agree real reason I put them on was because of the salter. When I back up anything I use all 3 mirrors and looking back through my window, as mirrors do have blind spots. I was just at advanced one day picking up some supplies and saw these and the seemed like a good deal so I got them.
I also put them on because fords come with them stock so my truck had to have them! lol whats nice is I can turn them off and they wont come on everytime I put it into reverse

Spreader has been nice so far with all these salt events we have been having. My only dislike about it is the controller tests the auger and spinner to full power each time you turn it on and wastes a bit of salt and leaves a little too much in that area. It is also a waste of time because it takes like 10 seconds to get to your default setting when you turn it on. I had a post on plowsite about it.
kinda confusing but if you were out using it you would see

deere615
12-28-2010, 11:07 PM
So The 2010 season is coming to an end so I put this together -ictures from the last 4 years pretty neat to see the growth, although the trucks and equipment seem to get smaller in each picture! LOL Hope everyone else had a decent year also:waving:


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bobcat48
12-29-2010, 12:10 AM
Nice,very nice.wow just notice the growth from 07 till today.very nice,thanks and goodluck to you an 2011 Brad wish u the best.

newjerseylandscaping
12-29-2010, 05:06 AM
N ice, i hope i will have the progression you did, you have nice stuff and i like yor trucks. Good luck this season.

deere615
01-02-2011, 09:52 PM
Kinda slow here lately not much snow. Painted my dump trailer with the annual coat of paint the other week, although thats about to get all banged up when I haul rock tomorrow! lol I have been doing a few small things around the shop too I will get some pictures of

Jpeg lawn maintenance
01-02-2011, 09:59 PM
looks nice your right gonna be all scratched up after some rock.

newjerseylandscaping
01-02-2011, 10:23 PM
Kinda slow here lately not much snow. Painted my dump trailer with the annual coat of paint the other week, although thats about to get all banged up when I haul rock tomorrow! lol I have been doing a few small things around the shop too I will get some pictures of

Have you ever or has anyoe ever bedliner there trailers/ dump trailer? Also do you have pics oof your shop, i think i saw some awile back but cant find any now. thanks
Hunter

bobcat48
01-02-2011, 11:47 PM
It looks nice.great job Brad,lookin good.

deere615
01-04-2011, 10:37 PM
looks nice your right gonna be all scratched up after some rock.
yeah it didnt scratch it up that bad actually I was hauling oversized limestone too! Every year when I paint it I use rust oleum and I mix paint hardner in with it so that helps some
Have you ever or has anyoe ever bedliner there trailers/ dump trailer? Also do you have pics oof your shop, i think i saw some awile back but cant find any now. thanks
Hunter
Its been done but I wouldnt rustoleum works for me and I like the smooth semi glossy finish
there are some of the whole shop a little while back just look, there is one recent one on plowsite and I will be putting up a few pictures soon of a few things I did there
It looks nice.great job Brad,lookin good.

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Schrock Lawns
01-04-2011, 11:09 PM
Bosetti can you take some more pics of your shop

deere615
01-05-2011, 11:29 PM
per request of a few folks some more shop pictures:)
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And painted the main doors- I had a few cans of paint laying around and mixed them together and ended up with army green:laugh:
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newjerseylandscaping
01-06-2011, 12:28 AM
Nice, i looked around and still couldnt find it. Looks good.

bobcat48
01-06-2011, 12:41 AM
Nice shop,its very nice,i always liked your shop good space u got there.

93Chevy
01-06-2011, 08:41 AM
Looks good Brad. Looks like you still have some more room to expand into, which is good.

deere615
01-06-2011, 07:53 PM
Nice, i looked around and still couldnt find it. Looks good.
There were pictures on page 143,144,145....
Nice shop,its very nice,i always liked your shop good space u got there.
It works for now
Looks good Brad. Looks like you still have some more room to expand into, which is good.

Thanks actually not really still seems like I am always moving stuff lol. Really need like 3 bays one for mulch/salt/tractor one for trailers/trucks and one for trucks/tools!! but ya cant have it all lol

Jpeg lawn maintenance
01-06-2011, 10:55 PM
Thats sure is a nice size storage spot. Hopefully you have no more problems with theives

newjerseylandscaping
01-06-2011, 11:52 PM
Hey thanks, i like your shop. is the slop as steep as it looks? Looks like a solid setup, how do you like the echo blower?

deere615
01-09-2011, 08:17 PM
Thats sure is a nice size storage spot. Hopefully you have no more problems with theives
Ya it works and hopefully not
Hey thanks, i like your shop. is the slop as steep as it looks? Looks like a solid setup, how do you like the echo blower?

No its really not steep just a normally trucking bay. I like all my echo stuff if your talking about my new 755 I really dont know as I really havent used it I am sure it will be fine though

normower
01-09-2011, 08:28 PM
Hey Bosetti,
I just posted a thread in the starting up forum about becoming legal in PA and Insurance. I was wondering if you could give me a little information as I know you started when you were still in high school.

Where is the best deal on insurance? Does this cover tree? How much do you pay? Also, how much for plowing?

Where do I register to become a business in Pennsylvania?

What do i register as? Solo, LLC, incorporated?

In Pennsylvania I know you need a Home Improvement Contractor license. Where do I get this? What do I need to get it?

I am not 18 so what can I do by myself and what would my parent have to sign on?

Thanks.

93Chevy
01-09-2011, 09:25 PM
Ya it works and hopefully not


No its really not steep just a normally trucking bay. I like all my echo stuff if your talking about my new 755 I really dont know as I really havent used it I am sure it will be fine though

I hope it's better than fine :laugh::laugh::waving:

deere615
01-09-2011, 09:30 PM
Hey Bosetti,
I just posted a thread in the starting up forum about becoming legal in PA and Insurance. I was wondering if you could give me a little information as I know you started when you were still in high school.

Where is the best deal on insurance? Does this cover tree? How much do you pay? Also, how much for plowing?

Where do I register to become a business in Pennsylvania?

What do i register as? Solo, LLC, incorporated?

In Pennsylvania I know you need a Home Improvement Contractor license. Where do I get this? What do I need to get it?

I am not 18 so what can I do by myself and what would my parent have to sign on?

Thanks.

responded in your thread

deere615
01-10-2011, 11:27 PM
Little job I did last week in the freezing cold with the Bobcat. Pulled some Hedges. These pictures were actually taken by the homeowner except the one of my truck was taken by me sorry they are blurry comapared to my normal pictures
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bobcat48
01-11-2011, 08:52 PM
Looks great Brad,nice mid size job u had there.nice job.

newjerseylandscaping
01-11-2011, 09:07 PM
Nice. I really want one of those. HAha Looks good.

fiveoboy01
01-14-2011, 11:33 PM
Lookin good, nice steady growth...

I should skim back aways but I assume that is your tractor? If so, curious why you picked that over a skid loader?

deere615
01-16-2011, 11:02 PM
Lookin good, nice steady growth...

I should skim back aways but I assume that is your tractor? If so, curious why you picked that over a skid loader?

Thanks, yes it is mine. Couple reasons I picked that up, its easier to operate than a skid, won't tear up lawns as much, cheaper, more versitile hopefully I can get a brush hog for it soon. I looked all summer for a used skid or used compact tractor and couldnt find nothing worth it. Everything was beat or they wanted too much. Buying new meant less breakdowns and I could finance it to build credit. Skids still have their place and I hope to someday have one.

fiveoboy01
01-16-2011, 11:27 PM
Cool, which specific model is it and did you get any options or accessories? I've been eyeing them up, or maybe an MT52 this spring if we get some more snow:) I'm sure you find a lot of uses for that thing...

Also wondering what you paid, you can PM me if you'd rather not say it here.

deere615
01-17-2011, 08:06 PM
Cool, which specific model is it and did you get any options or accessories? I've been eyeing them up, or maybe an MT52 this spring if we get some more snow:) I'm sure you find a lot of uses for that thing...

Also wondering what you paid, you can PM me if you'd rather not say it here.

Thanks, its a CT225. Only options were the FEL, which i also got the bob-tac style bucket rather than the pin on, and its also got the deluxe set. This is on of the smaller ones but it is pretty big in person. Its 27hp which has been enugh for me so far it bogs down a little if you slam it into a pile of salt gravel etc though so the extra hp in the next model won't hurt. Someday I would like to add a CT450 for snow etc.

MTs are nice it all depends on what you are doing though if your doing alot of tight projects, inside gates, or even alot of hole drilling for plants. Every machine has their place.

PM sent

deere615
01-25-2011, 09:28 PM
Hey guys been a while figured I would through up a plowing pic for all those who dont go over to plowsite, Also a the first plow video of this year, it turned out real nice-check it out and subscribe!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpjP1M_5zRU&feature=feedlik

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93Chevy
01-25-2011, 09:34 PM
Cool vid Brad. Thanks for putting that up.

newjerseylandscaping
01-25-2011, 10:57 PM
Looks good man, looked at a bunch of your videos, You have your old man runing the 1500 again this year?

mowerbrad
01-26-2011, 12:19 AM
How do you like the strobes in your headlights/tail-lights? I'm debating whether I should buy some or not. I need some type of warning lights on my truck, but just can't get myself to mount anything on the roof.

newjerseylandscaping
01-26-2011, 12:53 AM
Look at your local laws mowerbrad. Here in jersey the la states your not alloed to modify any lamps to accomidate stobe. I dont think they would bother you though.

93Chevy
01-26-2011, 08:40 AM
Mowerbrad, you could always add LED strobes in the grill and some thinline strobes under the tailgate (where you would normally add a LED tailgate bar). I think that's what I'm going to do. I see those all the time along the side of the road here with many different contractors so I'm guess it's legal. I just always see amber strobes in the rear so I'm not sure if you're allowed to run red strobes in the back here.

mowerbrad
01-26-2011, 10:28 AM
Mowerbrad, you could always add LED strobes in the grill and some thinline strobes under the tailgate (where you would normally add a LED tailgate bar). I think that's what I'm going to do. I see those all the time along the side of the road here with many different contractors so I'm guess it's legal. I just always see amber strobes in the rear so I'm not sure if you're allowed to run red strobes in the back here.

It'd be amber all the way around for the strobes, I've seen enough people around my area do this, at least one other landscaper and multiple utility vehicles.

I really don't want my truck to look like a work truck when I'm not working. So putting any overhead lights on is "out the window". I know strobes in the headlights/taillights, put out quite a bit of warning power. I'm still really trying to decide what I want to do.

Lawn Enforcer
01-26-2011, 12:11 PM
Very cool vid Brad! Good choice of tunes:clapping:

bobcat48
01-26-2011, 06:49 PM
Thanks for the video,really nice i like it great job,i enjoy your plowing videos,they are very nice.

deere615
01-26-2011, 07:33 PM
Cool vid Brad. Thanks for putting that up.
Yep!
Looks good man, looked at a bunch of your videos, You have your old man runing the 1500 again this year?
Yes my dad drives the 1500 last year drove the 1500 and he drove the2500hs because that didnt have a salter in last season. He was made cause he got downgraded lol
How do you like the strobes in your headlights/tail-lights? I'm debating whether I should buy some or not. I need some type of warning lights on my truck, but just can't get myself to mount anything on the roof.
I like them but I wish I woulda went with amber whelen vertexs for this truck at least they wouldnt have the popping sound and the ambers in the rear would look cool
Look at your local laws mowerbrad. Here in jersey the la states your not alloed to modify any lamps to accomidate stobe. I dont think they would bother you though.
I would still do it there are a few laws here but they dont mess with you to bad. I usually never leave the strobes on when on the road but the ambers I leave on alot
Mowerbrad, you could always add LED strobes in the grill and some thinline strobes under the tailgate (where you would normally add a LED tailgate bar). I think that's what I'm going to do. I see those all the time along the side of the road here with many different contractors so I'm guess it's legal. I just always see amber strobes in the rear so I'm not sure if you're allowed to run red strobes in the back here.
No I dont think red only amber. Grilles are nice do you worry though if you put them under the tailgate that if you have stone in the bed or somethin and it jas down in there they will get messed up? I have thought about lights there to though
It'd be amber all the way around for the strobes, I've seen enough people around my area do this, at least one other landscaper and multiple utility vehicles.

I really don't want my truck to look like a work truck when I'm not working. So putting any overhead lights on is "out the window". I know strobes in the headlights/taillights, put out quite a bit of warning power. I'm still really trying to decide what I want to do.
Yeah that sounds like your best bet either strobe tubes or leds in the head and tail lights
Very cool vid Brad! Good choice of tunes:clapping:
Thanks:waving:
Thanks for the video,really nice i like it great job,i enjoy your plowing videos,they are very nice.

Thanks!

93Chevy
01-26-2011, 07:42 PM
No I dont think red only amber. Grilles are nice do you worry though if you put them under the tailgate that if you have stone in the bed or somethin and it jas down in there they will get messed up? I have thought about lights there to though

Well...kinda...but not really.

LED under tailgate bars are generally held on by heavy double sided tape. That's how mine got effed up. Dirt, mulch, grass, leaves, stone, etc kept wearing between the gaps in the tape and eventually wore the tape out. Secondly, standing water must have gotten in somehow because some of the wires were rotted when I pulled them out.

As far as strobes, like these (http://vehiclelight.com/slmini.html) you probably wouldn't have to worry. Since they'd screwed flush with the bed right under the tailgate, nothing could could get behind them especially if you caulked it with a bead of silicone. Just make sure nothing crushes the lenses.

Since I don't have a headache rack yet, the only place I could put strobes is under my tailgate.

deere615
01-26-2011, 07:59 PM
Well...kinda...but not really.

LED under tailgate bars are generally held on by heavy double sided tape. That's how mine got effed up. Dirt, mulch, grass, leaves, stone, etc kept wearing between the gaps in the tape and eventually wore the tape out. Secondly, standing water must have gotten in somehow because some of the wires were rotted when I pulled them out.

As far as strobes, like these (http://vehiclelight.com/slmini.html) you probably wouldn't have to worry. Since they'd screwed flush with the bed right under the tailgate, nothing could could get behind them especially if you caulked it with a bead of silicone. Just make sure nothing crushes the lenses.

Since I don't have a headache rack yet, the only place I could put strobes is under my tailgate.

Yeah I think water you would be fine as the tir3s I got you screw them and they r completley waterproof. I just would worry as it seems I always jam stuff there but these lights are tough thats why you pay $60 a piece. Plus I see alot of guys mount them there So you should be fine

Jpeg lawn maintenance
01-26-2011, 11:05 PM
Ok i will now say the video looks real good cool you take them time to set up a camera and such to get a nice video like that you get 2 thumbs up:waving:

deere615
01-27-2011, 12:30 AM
Ok i will now say the video looks real good cool you take them time to set up a camera and such to get a nice video like that you get 2 thumbs up:waving:

Thanks jermey. i just got back from salting. yeah I just really like making snow videos seeing other ones guys on plowsite made inspired me to make them. If I have time I try and take some video other days I am in a rush and never get anything

deere615
01-30-2011, 10:26 PM
Construction has begun on a new trailer gate for my landscape trailer so I will have those up sometime soon although we might be getting more snow this week.
Picture from the other day I hauled some trash for a homeowner
at the dump

newjerseylandscaping
01-30-2011, 11:08 PM
If you dont mind me asking how much did you charge to haul for the home owner
you can pm if you want thanks.

deere615
01-31-2011, 08:32 PM
PM sent ^^

bmac32
02-07-2011, 12:48 AM
i just read through all 211 pages and am blown away on your success i hope to be like you keep up the hard work and good luck this year
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bmac32
02-07-2011, 02:15 AM
have you though of a leaf vac on the tongue of your dump trailer with a box on it for fall clean ups?

deere615
02-07-2011, 08:16 PM
i just read through all 211 pages and am blown away on your success i hope to be like you keep up the hard work and good luck this year
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Bob
Wow thanks! Alot of my success is because I am young and dont have many other expenses right now which is nice.
have you though of a leaf vac on the tongue of your dump trailer with a box on it for fall clean ups?

yas thought of it but I really dont do many leaf cleanups. I just bag them all the biggest yard will fill up a pickup bed and still I only have 3-5 that do that. So its really not worht it to me yet

bmac32
02-07-2011, 08:39 PM
Wow thanks! Alot of my success is because I am young and dont have many other expenses right now which is nice.


yas thought of it but I really dont do many leaf cleanups. I just bag them all the biggest yard will fill up a pickup bed and still I only have 3-5 that do that. So its really not worht it to me yet
if its not broken dont fix it payup

deere615
02-14-2011, 09:36 PM
Hey guys heres a quick video I made for advertisment purposes for my website etc. Check it out, Will probably make a few more overtime for the site.
Does anyone know how to embed these onto a website? The youtube embed code doesnt work.:confused: thanks

here ya go-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdsIBdwA9QE

93Chevy
02-14-2011, 09:43 PM
HdsIBdwA9QE

93Chevy
02-14-2011, 09:45 PM
Hey guys heres a quick video I made for advertisment purposes for my website etc. Check it out, Will probably make a few more overtime for the site.
Does anyone know how to embed these onto a website? The youtube embed code doesnt work.:confused: thanks

here ya go-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdsIBdwA9QE

(youtube_browser) Video Code Here (/youtube_browser)

Replace () with []

Or quote my previous post and save the code, just change the video code each time

Nice video also :waving:

deere615
02-14-2011, 10:01 PM
(youtube_browser) Video Code Here (/youtube_browser)

Replace () with []

Or quote my previous post and save the code, just change the video code each time

Nice video also :waving:

first thanks for emebeding didnt even notice you did it at first. I quoted that post and copied the code and it still wont work on my website but at least I know how to embed them on here now

93Chevy
02-14-2011, 10:03 PM
first thanks for emebeding didnt even notice you did it at first. I quoted that post and copied the code and it still wont work on my website but at least I know how to embed them on here now

Oh okay...I only know how to embed on here...sorry!

Jpeg lawn maintenance
02-14-2011, 10:33 PM
Awesome dude throw that on your website!!!!

newjerseylandscaping
02-14-2011, 10:56 PM
Hey man looks good. Its very proffessional. also i cheacked out your site and i like it. whos the host? were did you create it? thanks

S.C.PlowBoy
02-14-2011, 11:07 PM
You have to embed the video using html coding. Its not very hard to do depending on the application you are using for your website. I can help you out as much as possible if you still need it.

Take a look at my hunting website to see some of the videos I embedded on my page to see if this is what you are thinking of.

http://www.whitetails-extreme.com

bobcat48
02-15-2011, 06:54 PM
Wow,great job on the video.very nice agreed on the website it goes lol.

deere615
02-15-2011, 07:57 PM
Oh okay...I only know how to embed on here...sorry!
Thats cool at least I know how to do it on here and PS now
Awesome dude throw that on your website!!!!
Thanks Jeremy. Yeah its on the homepage if you click the link but I want to emebed it and still have been unsucessful
Hey man looks good. Its very proffessional. also i cheacked out your site and i like it. whos the host? were did you create it? thanks
Thanks, microsoft, and yes
You have to embed the video using html coding. Its not very hard to do depending on the application you are using for your website. I can help you out as much as possible if you still need it.

Take a look at my hunting website to see some of the videos I embedded on my page to see if this is what you are thinking of.

http://www.whitetails-extreme.com
yes that is what I want to do on my site. How did you do it, whats the coding for yours etc. PM me if you dont mind and hopefully we can figure it out. thanks in advance:waving:
Wow,great job on the video.very nice agreed on the website it goes lol.

thanks

deere615
02-20-2011, 09:51 PM
Been working on getting a new trailer gate done. Actually had my dad build most of it. Its got more bracing heavier angle and mesh. Also made it a foot longer which was the biggest reason for building it so its not such a steep angle up the gate.

Couple pics of the build, still working on paint then gotta weld latches and weld it to the trailer etc.
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Jpeg lawn maintenance
02-20-2011, 11:23 PM
hmmm Looks familiar !!!

93Chevy
02-21-2011, 01:14 AM
Looks good Brad. Is that your dad's fork truck?

Jpeg lawn maintenance
02-21-2011, 09:46 AM
Looks good Brad. Is that your dad's fork truck?

His uncles fork!!

fiveoboy01
02-21-2011, 01:01 PM
Nice video. What program did you use for the editing?

grassman177
02-21-2011, 05:51 PM
Hey guys heres a quick video I made for advertisment purposes for my website etc. Check it out, Will probably make a few more overtime for the site.
Does anyone know how to embed these onto a website? The youtube embed code doesnt work.:confused: thanks

here ya go-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdsIBdwA9QE

really pretty good video. well done man. wanna make on for me!:clapping:

deere615
02-23-2011, 09:04 PM
Hey guys sorry I wasnt here the last 2days got slammed with 8-10" of wet snow
hmmm Looks familiar !!!
:rolleyes:
Looks good Brad. Is that your dad's fork truck?
No my uncles or else i mighta brought forks for my tractor. I still might, or try and build some clamp on ones I dunno

Nice video. What program did you use for the editing?
Thanks I got a program called pinnacle studio from best buy, windows movei maker just wasnt cutting it for me
really pretty good video. well done man. wanna make on for me!:clapping:
Thanks! I probably could just never have time and when I do I dont have motivation lol I have a bunch of other ideas for a few promotional videos just gotta do it

newjerseylandscaping
02-24-2011, 01:14 AM
Hey Brad, Ive seen some at northern tool. The garden center i worked at used them, there preatty solind ad inexpensive. You could probolly use them as a template as well.

deere615
02-25-2011, 09:52 PM
Picture of the gate primed, not sure when I am going to get it all mounted up and latches/lift assist/sign on we just had 10 inches of snow and I dont wanna pull the trailer out till its nice lol

deere615
02-27-2011, 10:22 PM
2 Pictures from the snow this past week
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93Chevy
02-27-2011, 10:24 PM
Don't remind me http://rolltidebama.com/forum/images/smilies/smiley_panic.gif

bobcat48
02-28-2011, 06:43 PM
Nice pics,we need a storm lol but love this nice weather we are having.

OrangeToys
02-28-2011, 07:05 PM
what tires do you have on your 2500HD? Mine wore out to fast and Ill be getting new ones soon.

deere615
02-28-2011, 07:23 PM
Don't remind me http://rolltidebama.com/forum/images/smilies/smiley_panic.gif
uggh I know I coulda done without that one also...
Nice pics,we need a storm lol but love this nice weather we are having.
I really need another salting or 2 here I got a ton of salt I need to get rid of
what tires do you have on your 2500HD? Mine wore out to fast and Ill be getting new ones soon.

I got dakota definity all terrian 245 load range E on it. They are basically BFG AT knockoffs. I love them, with plowing and trailering you are going to go through tires fast usually I get 1-2 yrs out of a set and thats only 15-20,000 on them.

deere615
03-01-2011, 11:37 PM
Built a holder for the other backpack blower. Made this one out of stainless too. got it mounted up today

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Jpeg lawn maintenance
03-01-2011, 11:51 PM
Kinda looks like that one I built looks nice man !!

bobcat48
03-02-2011, 07:17 PM
Trimmer and blower racks look good,nice job.

deere615
03-02-2011, 08:06 PM
Kinda looks like that one I built looks nice man !!
Yeah this one had to be built just a bit differently than the first. but still made it out of stainless which looks pretty cool I think
Trimmer and blower racks look good,nice job.

thanks

joey7599
03-02-2011, 09:30 PM
bosetti lawn care you should put the roatator on the safety rack

93Chevy
03-02-2011, 10:06 PM
Nice new rack. Where'd you get the big Echo; thing looks like a beast :laugh::laugh:

SkinnyVinny
03-03-2011, 12:44 AM
nice rack man lol. I am always weary of putting things on mine after I hit a bump and drug my weedwacker on the pavement for a few miles... I bungee everything down now haha.. Good luck this season dude.

deere615
03-03-2011, 06:12 PM
Nice new rack. Where'd you get the big Echo; thing looks like a beast :laugh::laugh:
I still havent even got to use the dang thing yet Tim!
nice rack man lol. I am always weary of putting things on mine after I hit a bump and drug my weedwacker on the pavement for a few miles... I bungee everything down now haha.. Good luck this season dude.
Most of my racks are pretty secure and I go down alot of bumpy and brick roads still worries me once in a while to though
bosetti lawn care you should put the roatator on the safety rack
what do you mean? I use the led lights and no longer have a rotator on my trucks. they are permanently wired but use a magnetic mount so I didnt have to drill holes through the roof.
I didnt want them mounted to the racks as Sometimes I put wood or ladders up on them

deere615
03-03-2011, 09:08 PM
New plowing video for those who care!

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93Chevy
03-03-2011, 09:35 PM
Nice video Brad, good choice on the Judas Priest!

deere615
03-04-2011, 10:48 PM
Nice video Brad, good choice on the Judas Priest!

Thanks Tim, notice I got it embedded! lol Couldn't get it to embed on plowsite though every site uses a different embed code...

newjerseylandscaping
03-05-2011, 12:01 AM
Vidsnot there any more? :(

SkinnyVinny
03-05-2011, 12:04 AM
nice vid man, I am ready for spring after the winter we have had for sure

RLS24
03-05-2011, 01:56 PM
nice video! Are you running the bulk salt in the Sno-Ex spreader on the blue truck as well or are you still using bagged to load that one?

newjerseylandscaping
03-05-2011, 02:51 PM
Nice vid finally found it. looks good man

bobcat48
03-05-2011, 07:53 PM
Very nice video.

deere615
03-05-2011, 09:44 PM
Vidsnot there any more? :(
link still works, search bobcat61590 at youtube and you can find it that way
nice vid man, I am ready for spring after the winter we have had for sure
thanks, ehh I love winter Spring is so stressfull and 7day weeks ugh
nice video! Are you running the bulk salt in the Sno-Ex spreader on the blue truck as well or are you still using bagged to load that one?
Usually just bagged, but I ran bulk quite a few times when I send that truck done to pickup some more bags at the shop I or my dad loads it up with bulk sometimes-it has a vibrator so it works fine bagged is usually just easier tho
Nice vid finally found it. looks good man
cool, thanks subscribe to me on youtube then you will never have trouble finding it:)
Very nice video.

Thanks bobcat

newjerseylandscaping
03-05-2011, 10:44 PM
I subscribed a wile back.

Jpeg lawn maintenance
03-06-2011, 11:03 AM
PLow video looks good Brad. Today was such a ridculous snow. Just enough to make it harry out.

deere615
03-06-2011, 07:46 PM
PLow video looks good Brad. Today was such a ridculous snow. Just enough to make it harry out.
Thanks Jeremy, just a bit slushy out I did more driving around and wasting gas than actually salting today.
I subscribed a wile back.

Oh ok lol well thanks

JFGauvreau
03-06-2011, 07:56 PM
Nice video! Was wondering how much the strobe kit cost you on that white truck? The 2 small one in the grill and the light bar on top?

deere615
03-06-2011, 08:21 PM
Nice video! Was wondering how much the strobe kit cost you on that white truck? The 2 small one in the grill and the light bar on top?

Hey thanks! I Believe the strobe kit was like 180. I brought it all from strobes n more.com The lights in the grille are TIR3's and the roof lamp is a whelen responder. The strobe and grille lights are whelens also

JFGauvreau
03-06-2011, 10:19 PM
180$ Us for both? That's nice, I'd like to get that on my truck this season, but I'll put the 2 strobes in the back of the trailer. Thanks.

deere615
03-06-2011, 10:35 PM
180$ Us for both? That's nice, I'd like to get that on my truck this season, but I'll put the 2 strobes in the back of the trailer. Thanks.

Its a kit its 4 strobes(I have them in both front lights and both rear lights) It comes with all the wires and a power pack. Strobes on a trailer, I dont think that would work? Your could put the TI3's on the trailer but it would require a decent amount of wiring plus a way to connect them to the truck

newjerseylandscaping
03-06-2011, 11:03 PM
Or a batery in a trailer tounge box that has a swich, get a solar charger for the batery and your set.

JFGauvreau
03-07-2011, 06:45 AM
Ya i'm sure i'll figured it out, btw light bars are not cheap either lol

deere615
03-07-2011, 09:48 PM
Or a batery in a trailer tounge box that has a swich, get a solar charger for the batery and your set.
I would not be wiring lights to that they are tiny batterys made only to activate the electronic brakes. Strobes use up alot of power I dont think i would even tie LEd's on to that battery
Ya i'm sure i'll figured it out, btw light bars are not cheap either lol

Nope... I have alot into my white truck alone...

newjerseylandscaping
03-07-2011, 10:10 PM
No i meant add a trailer box to the tounge of the trailer then add a Car battery.

deere615
03-07-2011, 10:15 PM
No i meant add a trailer box to the tounge of the trailer then add a Car battery.

I guess still seems like alot of work to do though

93Chevy
03-07-2011, 10:16 PM
No i meant add a trailer box to the tounge of the trailer then add a Car battery.

You still need to get them to the truck so they can be switched on and off. Wouldn't make any sense to have a power source on the trailer and then run wire to the truck just for a toggle switch.

Brad, you don't use all 7 pins on your tailer harness, right? You could just run the strobe wire through and open wire. Not that I'm advocating it, but it could be done.

deere615
03-07-2011, 10:18 PM
You still need to get them to the truck so they can be switched on and off. Wouldn't make any sense to have a power source on the trailer and then run wire to the truck just for a toggle switch.

Brad, you don't use all 7 pins on your tailer harness, right? You could just run the strobe wire through and open wire. Not that I'm advocating it, but it could be done.

Yeah Tim the trailer harness pin I thought about also, but like I said before there would be a lot of wiring etc. But I am not the one inquiring about this I don't plan on doing strobes on my trailer JFGauvreau was the one asking

93Chevy
03-07-2011, 10:28 PM
Yeah Tim the trailer harness pin I thought about also, but like I said before there would be a lot of wiring etc. But I am not the one inquiring about this I don't plan on doing strobes on my trailer JFGauvreau was the one asking

Yeah, I know, it was just an idea. I don't think I'd ever put strobes on a trailer either. I do plan on adding reverse and utility lights in the next year or two.

deere615
03-07-2011, 10:30 PM
Yeah, I know, it was just an idea. I don't think I'd ever put strobes on a trailer either. I do plan on adding reverse and utility lights in the next year or two.

Cool, I have always just got mine at Harbor freight they are not the best quality but are bright and work. Only like 10-15bucks on sale

93Chevy
03-07-2011, 10:32 PM
Cool, I have always just got mine at Harbor freight they are not the best quality but are bright and work. Only like 10-15bucks on sale

Not bad at all, I'll check it out. In another 2 or 3 years when I have some money to spend :laugh::laugh:

JFGauvreau
03-07-2011, 11:03 PM
It's because strobe lights behind my truck would be useless, since my trailer is in the back. Sometimes my trailer is park in busy streets and I only have some orange cones for now, but that's why I was considering having some yellow strobe kit in the back of the trailer, or at least a beacon.

But ya strobes def need a a lot of power, I guess i'll wait for now lol.

deere615
03-07-2011, 11:19 PM
It's because strobe lights behind my truck would be useless, since my trailer is in the back. Sometimes my trailer is park in busy streets and I only have some orange cones for now, but that's why I was considering having some yellow strobe kit in the back of the trailer, or at least a beacon.

But ya strobes def need a a lot of power, I guess i'll wait for now lol.

The main reason I do lights is for plowing but I do use my lights on main roads etc too but I have an open trailer so they are all visible where this might not be the same for you with an enclosed

deere615
03-09-2011, 10:50 PM
Trailer gate is done, I put a few pictures yesterday in the trailer thread Here's a few more

Trailer thread link- http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=308453&page=7

You can see I added another set of springs to help with the weight, still not as light as the other gate but it will do
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RLS24
03-09-2011, 11:30 PM
should have had u make me one while you were at it! that thing looks like it could hold some weight! u plan on driving the bobcat up it?

deere615
03-10-2011, 07:13 PM
should have had u make me one while you were at it! that thing looks like it could hold some weight! u plan on driving the bobcat up it?

Already moved the bobcat twice with it. My dad did most of the welding on it, took about 6-8hrs to do the main fab work

OrangeToys
03-10-2011, 10:35 PM
what size is your trailer? im debating on adding some extra support to my gate but i don't know if mine is wide enough to handle a tractor.

KE-llc
03-11-2011, 12:05 AM
Copying my open trailer I see...Lmfao
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newjerseylandscaping
03-11-2011, 12:26 AM
His tandem is 6*16

deere615
03-11-2011, 08:30 PM
what size is your trailer? im debating on adding some extra support to my gate but i don't know if mine is wide enough to handle a tractor.
yeah its 6x16 I was just going to add supports on my gate but I wanted to make it longer and use heavy metal so We just built a whole new one
Copying my open trailer I see...Lmfao
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No, You have an enclosed I thought. I got the main build idea for this from the next model up from my trailer they have these style gates, but they are still 4ft(you can see these on there website-my trailers brand name is Top Brand). When my dad built the 5x10 he made it with a 5ft gate and I like the extra foot alot more so I combined those 2 things, used the same latching design same gorilla assist that was on there and then added an extra springs I had

KE-llc
03-11-2011, 08:36 PM
I have more them just an enclosed haha
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KrayzKajun
03-11-2011, 09:00 PM
wanna build me a new gate for mine? lol
looks good. Im about to refurbish my open trailer and paint it kubota orange.

deere615
03-11-2011, 09:05 PM
wanna build me a new gate for mine? lol
looks good. Im about to refurbish my open trailer and paint it kubota orange.

Thanks! If you were closer I am sure my dad would, Kubota orange will look sweet and really stand out

deere615
03-12-2011, 10:16 PM
Got both trailers inspected this past week ready to go also cut the bottom section of the dump trailers gate out so dirt and water doesn't sit in there. Just one of those things that I had been wanting to do and never did...

93Chevy
03-12-2011, 10:25 PM
Definitely a good idea for the gate.

RLS24
03-12-2011, 11:17 PM
still wish I could find a little dump trailer like that around here for sale. Its just the right size for small jobs.

newjerseylandscaping
03-13-2011, 03:35 AM
PA inspects your trailer? my familys open doesnt get inspected here?

93Chevy
03-13-2011, 09:48 AM
PA inspects your trailer? my familys open doesnt get inspected here?

Yep, trailer inspection required here. It's not expensive, and I don't mind because it allows new parts to be installed as needed that I may not have noticed until failure.

deere615
03-13-2011, 07:15 PM
Definitely a good idea for the gate.
Thanks yeah I probably should fill that other openingwith weld or silicon too
still wish I could find a little dump trailer like that around here for sale. Its just the right size for small jobs.
I know that was like a one time find I love the little thing, its one of my best things I brought.
PA inspects your trailer? my familys open doesnt get inspected here?
Yes anything with brakes. My dads 5x10 doesn't it only had to have a one time inspection since it was custom built. But they check brakes wiring lights latches etc I think it should be all of them there are some that don't need inspected and are pretty bad usually people that have no clue about trailers and are an accident waiting to happen
Yep, trailer inspection required here. It's not expensive, and I don't mind because it allows new parts to be installed as needed that I may not have noticed until failure.

Exactly plus ever since that accident with the chipper happened here they have been really strict

deere615
03-17-2011, 11:28 PM
Picked up another echo SRM-230 since I had the 2 stolen in the fall and only had brought one back then.
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Scag413
03-18-2011, 12:20 AM
I love anything new haha

newjerseylandscaping
03-18-2011, 01:29 AM
did you get thatnew or used

93Chevy
03-18-2011, 07:05 AM
Looks good. I may have to pick up a new trimmer for work here next month, I hate using beat up POS trimmers.

bobcat48
03-18-2011, 08:58 PM
Very nice echo,got to love there equipment lol.. when i get another or upgrade it will be the 230.

deere615
03-18-2011, 09:58 PM
I love anything new haha
Me too but my wallet doesnt!
did you get thatnew or used
New, not really worth it to buy these used
Looks good. I may have to pick up a new trimmer for work here next month, I hate using beat up POS trimmers.
get a redmax thats what all the big guys huge. I like echos cuase they work and are light
Very nice echo,got to love there equipment lol.. when i get another or upgrade it will be the 230.

230 is worth it over the 225 the whole gas tank has a guard and it has a bit more power

bobcat48
03-18-2011, 10:04 PM
Me too but my wallet doesnt!

New, not really worth it to buy these used

get a redmax thats what all the big guys huge. I like echos cuase they work and are light


230 is worth it over the 225 the whole gas tank has a guard and it has a bit more power

Yeah,i really like my 225 it is nice and light weight does great on pretty much anything i put at it.but when i need anther or upgrade like i said it will be the 230:usflag:

deere615
03-20-2011, 10:45 PM
Well made another purchase yesterday. Me and my dad went in and split the cost of an electric cement mixer. Its just a cheap one but we are doing a job for my grandma, one of those freebie family ones:dizzy: We figured instead of renting one to just buy a cheaper one and I am sure he and I will have some jobs in the future to use it for. It worked really good today, way better than I thought it would! Couple pictures

I will have pictures up of that job which is about 3/4s done and another little one we did at our house eventually


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Jpeg lawn maintenance
03-20-2011, 11:24 PM
Looks nice Brad I could have used that today. Installing a fence at my house!! Also forgot to mention nice weed wacker I am buying a second bp blower tommorrowI think and debating between the echo 770 and another br 600

McG_Landscaping
03-20-2011, 11:43 PM
brad, could I ask where you got the trimmer and how much? I am looking for a new one or two this year and have been a big fan of the curved shaft ones just because i like the feel of them more, but I plan on getting a straight shaft one soon! you can either tell me on here or send me a PM. Thanks!

bobcat48
03-21-2011, 07:49 PM
Cool cement mixer lol thats real nice.

deere615
03-21-2011, 09:36 PM
Looks nice Brad I could have used that today. Installing a fence at my house!! Also forgot to mention nice weed wacker I am buying a second bp blower tommorrowI think and debating between the echo 770 and another br 600
And echo it is! ya mixer worked great used it all day Sunday
brad, could I ask where you got the trimmer and how much? I am looking for a new one or two this year and have been a big fan of the curved shaft ones just because i like the feel of them more, but I plan on getting a straight shaft one soon! you can either tell me on here or send me a PM. Thanks!

I just got mine at home depot. They are $280. They work for me echo dealers here are getting slim alot of stihl dealers though. I think there is a new echo dealer opening up here soon but haven't decided if I want to do business there yet or not since it is owned by a huge landscape company

newjerseylandscaping
03-21-2011, 09:48 PM
I never saw a echo dealer however i have a place that will service mine, i really like echo, have you gotten a chance to relly put the new one to work?

zak406
03-21-2011, 09:58 PM
And echo it is! ya mixer worked great used it all day Sunday


I just got mine at home depot. They are $280. They work for me echo dealers here are getting slim alot of stihl dealers though. I think there is a new echo dealer opening up here soon but haven't decided if I want to do business there yet or not since it is owned by a huge landscape company

If you are looking for a echo dealer there is 2, 10 minutes from me. One is http://labudafarmservice.com/ (this is a a good store) and http://www.goldeneagleec.com/ ... Labuda is the better of the two. Its a bit of a drive for you but you seem to like your echos!

McG_Landscaping
03-21-2011, 10:00 PM
I am actually thinking of buying a new mower this weekend and a new straight shaft trimmer this weekend! I usually get mine at home depot too that why I was wondering if you had a dealer near you. They do just fine and if they last the entire year then I am happy! I have been using the curved shaft trimmers and I have become very fast with them but I want a change of pace!

deere615
03-21-2011, 10:08 PM
I never saw a echo dealer however i have a place that will service mine, i really like echo, have you gotten a chance to relly put the new one to work?
they are here just not any good close ones
If you are looking for a echo dealer there is 2, 10 minutes from me. One is http://labudafarmservice.com/ (this is a a good store) and http://www.goldeneagleec.com/ ... Labuda is the better of the two. Its a bit of a drive for you but you seem to like your echos!
too far there are dealers around I just dont want to be driving 20-45 minutes to drop something off pick up a 5 dollar part etc. There was a nice little one up the hill here but he closed up.
I am actually thinking of buying a new mower this weekend and a new straight shaft trimmer this weekend! I usually get mine at home depot too that why I was wondering if you had a dealer near you. They do just fine and if they last the entire year then I am happy! I have been using the curved shaft trimmers and I have become very fast with them but I want a change of pace!
They will last me more than that without any problems the one went 2 years but then they got stolen. Even a year is worth it but they last way longer. I used to love curved shafts when I was younger and it took be a little to get used to a straight but man I will never go back there is just no comparison to power etc

deere615
03-22-2011, 09:32 PM
Had the bobcat at the house doing a little work this weekend then cleaned it up and put some company stickers on it

93Chevy
03-22-2011, 09:48 PM
Looks good Brad; you'd better paint that bucket though, looks like it's been used :laugh::laugh::laugh:

Jpeg lawn maintenance
03-22-2011, 09:50 PM
Looks nice and clean ! see what happens tommorrow maybe Ill come down for a few ! you not very busy yet?

kilgoja
03-22-2011, 09:55 PM
nice machine you got there

newjerseylandscaping
03-22-2011, 09:57 PM
Like that bobcat. Were do you get those stickers?

deere615
03-22-2011, 10:27 PM
Looks good Brad; you'd better paint that bucket though, looks like it's been used :laugh::laugh::laugh:
I know! haha I fluid filmed most of it. My dad and neighbor were standing there making fun of me, when I was cleaning the mixer they asked if I wanted a can of wax too lol
Looks nice and clean ! see what happens tommorrow maybe Ill come down for a few ! you not very busy yet?
Yeah still calling for rain, I have to run to do an estimate and grab the welder at home, had a little oops today lol I will txt ya tomorrow mornin
nice machine you got there
Thank you!
Like that bobcat. Were do you get those stickers?
Get them at a local shop who does all my signs, stickers, lettering etc.

newjerseylandscaping
03-22-2011, 10:41 PM
Ohh i have a place like this im looking at getting a few signs made up soon. Thanks for the info.

McG_Landscaping
03-22-2011, 10:54 PM
The straight shaft trimmers do have alot more power (at least the ones I have used) and I am actually trying to faze out the curved shaft trimmers and get myself and my helper used to the straight shaft ones.

deere615
03-23-2011, 11:11 PM
Had some crazy hail here today!
Video of it too-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OFOlW-OXe8

newjerseylandscaping
03-23-2011, 11:20 PM
We got the same s(it here. now Is snow, hopeing its cleaned up by tommarow. HAHA also saw the new video. looks good,

G.M.Landscaping
03-24-2011, 02:10 AM
I'm dreading at looking at my trucks tomorrow to see if I got any damage. I should of grabbed some of my old moving blankets and threw over them, but didn't think of it at that time. I wasn't to far from the tornado on the news.

93Chevy
03-24-2011, 06:48 AM
Man, you guys got it bad. The hail passed me right up. Must've gone around.

bobcat48
03-24-2011, 06:30 PM
Bobcat looks great,really like it with the stickers!

deere615
03-24-2011, 10:23 PM
I'm dreading at looking at my trucks tomorrow to see if I got any damage. I should of grabbed some of my old moving blankets and threw over them, but didn't think of it at that time. I wasn't to far from the tornado on the news.
My blue one got tiny little dents if you look straight across the hood or roof:cry: white truck was under a carport, just stay out of hempfield township, everything happens there:laugh:
Man, you guys got it bad. The hail passed me right up. Must've gone around.
ya it was nasty stuff I was standing out in it and it hurt! must just missed ya cause I heard on the radio it came across 79 neville island area etc
Bobcat looks great,really like it with the stickers!
thanks

deere615
03-27-2011, 10:38 PM
Couple pictures of a little project me and my dad did last weekend dug up an area by his garage with my bobcat and put in 2a limestone as a little parking area.
We did this not only to have somewhere to put either a trailer or extra car once in a while but also because the area was always wet and got torn up each year from us plowing our alley.

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Jpeg lawn maintenance
03-27-2011, 10:40 PM
Looks good brad where did you dump that dirt? and I think I will be able to come down tommorrow if you are free gonna go get that honda mower and run a few other erands thats all let me know.

deere615
03-28-2011, 10:16 PM
Looks good brad where did you dump that dirt? and I think I will be able to come down tommorrow if you are free gonna go get that honda mower and run a few other erands thats all let me know.
Sorry it was nice, I had work to get done today! I dumped that down the hill from me at a place my gram had asked if I could since We were doing the porch job for her. It wont be a regular place to dump though probably just for that little job. Its crazy its literally 2 minutes down my hill but it took us 40 minutes round trip because of all the construction detours in town here!

McG_Landscaping
03-28-2011, 10:20 PM
I might have asked this before but i saw in one of your pics you were dumping stuff from a cleanout you did? Did you happen to dump that at Boyd?

deere615
03-28-2011, 10:43 PM
I might have asked this before but i saw in one of your pics you were dumping stuff from a cleanout you did? Did you happen to dump that at Boyd?

ya I remember seeing that Sorry I missed it I think it was in another thread. Yes that was Boyd they are right down the hill from me, Thats where I buy mulch also they are great people there!

McG_Landscaping
03-28-2011, 10:56 PM
ya I remember seeing that Sorry I missed it I think it was in another thread. Yes that was Boyd they are right down the hill from me, Thats where I buy mulch also they are great people there!

No problem! I thought it looked familiar! My dad is actually the mechanic there! I have been down there a few times actually to put both plows on my new truck and old truck. Al is super nice and always let my dad work on our stuff there in the winter! I am going to be buying most of my mulch there this year!

RLS24
03-28-2011, 10:59 PM
seems like you're already getting your use out of that tractor! can't wait to see what you'll do with it this summer!

deere615
03-28-2011, 11:12 PM
No problem! I thought it looked familiar! My dad is actually the mechanic there! I have been down there a few times actually to put both plows on my new truck and old truck. Al is super nice and always let my dad work on our stuff there in the winter! I am going to be buying most of my mulch there this year!
SWEET Ya Al's cool and the ladys that work the window are really nice! Whats your dads name? he might have even loaded me a few times last year. I will keep my eye out for ya maybe we will see each other this Spring!
seems like you're already getting your use out of that tractor! can't wait to see what you'll do with it this summer!
Ya to bad the are free jobs! Lol I hope to have some jobs this summer too ya never know I guess!

McG_Landscaping
03-28-2011, 11:22 PM
His name is Tom. He usually is in the garage but I know he has helped out over on the mulch side before. Yeah I am hoping to be doing a lot of mulch so there is a possiblity I might see you down there!

deere615
03-29-2011, 09:14 PM
His name is Tom. He usually is in the garage but I know he has helped out over on the mulch side before. Yeah I am hoping to be doing a lot of mulch so there is a possiblity I might see you down there!

Oh OK ya they have been out fixing the mulch maker a few evenings last year

deere615
03-30-2011, 11:20 PM
Quick cutting back of some ornamental grasses today. Then a picture of a few new things I brought- Tow behind lawn roller and tow behind dethatcher (had the aerator for a few years now) nothing fancy but they do the few jobs I need them for each year

McG_Landscaping
03-30-2011, 11:26 PM
How do you like the pull behind aerator? Does it do a similar job as a motorized one?

newjerseylandscaping
03-31-2011, 02:38 AM
Hows that dethatcher work for you. What do you tow the roller with?

SkinnyVinny
03-31-2011, 10:06 AM
i hate cutting that crap... i usually tie the tops and cut them with my hedge trimmer.. makes for less cleanup... still hate it though

bobcat48
03-31-2011, 05:41 PM
Looks good^^hmm that seems like a pretty good idea vinny ill have to try that and i just usually use the fiskars shears for cutting of them never the hedge trimmer but might do that also lol.

MLAWCARE
03-31-2011, 07:52 PM
hedge trimmer works great does dull the blade a bit but well worth it just cut it then grab it or only cut part if it is big it makes it pretty easy still sucks because my arms are all cut up after it

SkinnyVinny
03-31-2011, 08:12 PM
Looks good^^hmm that seems like a pretty good idea vinny ill have to try that and i just usually use the fiskars shears for cutting of them never the hedge trimmer but might do that also lol.

haha gotta be efficient when your solo :weightlifter:

bobcat48
03-31-2011, 08:22 PM
haha gotta be efficient when your solo :weightlifter:

Haha,oh yes i know thats true:waving:

MooseMan89
03-31-2011, 09:41 PM
I've had that very same Aerator before I got my WalkBehind Turfco. Great aerator for larger properties. Only $179 at Home De=POTT! But I might buy it back because using the walk behind on the larger properties is a killer.

deere615
03-31-2011, 09:46 PM
How do you like the pull behind aerator? Does it do a similar job as a motorized one?
Thing does great pulls out nice plugs as long as the ground is not too dry or hard. I never even used a motorized one. I usually never offer it to people with small gates etc but if someone asked I would just rent one.
If you do get one you need to get this style and not the spike aerators
Hows that dethatcher work for you. What do you tow the roller with?
Good it worked pretty good only thing is there is no way to raise it like the aerator its extremely light though. I might fab up something real quick for when going across driveways/walks
I pull all three things usually with my 2003 Johndeere GT225. It usually stays up camp but I bring it home for this stuff. I had brought that mower for a few lawns I mowed up my camp on weekends
i hate cutting that crap... i usually tie the tops and cut them with my hedge trimmer.. makes for less cleanup... still hate it though
Its not to bad ya the cleanup is what sucks. Yes I usally always tie them up but sometimes in the spring there is already a huge mess around them I dont even bother
Looks good^^hmm that seems like a pretty good idea vinny ill have to try that and i just usually use the fiskars shears for cutting of them never the hedge trimmer but might do that also lol.
Hedge trimmer is the only way, it slices right through them

hedge trimmer works great does dull the blade a bit but well worth it just cut it then grab it or only cut part if it is big it makes it pretty easy still sucks because my arms are all cut up after it
It was pretty cold so I had a hoodie on but ya they will cut you up
haha gotta be efficient when your solo :weightlifter:

Agreed, I am real big on efficiency but when solo its pretty easy being efficient, thats what worries me about getting employees, even just one is trying to be efficient with them, keep them happy and keep them being efficient.

McG_Landscaping
03-31-2011, 10:06 PM
[QUOTE=deere615;3966824] Thing does great pulls out nice plugs as long as the ground is not too dry or hard. I never even used a motorized one. I usually never offer it to people with small gates etc but if someone asked I would just rent one.
If you do get one you need to get this style and not the spike aerators[QUOTE]

I rented a plug aerator last year for one of my customers and her neighbor's yard and it worked really really well but I would like to buy a pull behind one for a tractor and a motorized one if I can find one for the right price. And I already have access to a thatcher but i never really advertise thatching or aerating jobs.

93Chevy
03-31-2011, 10:14 PM
Oh man, I'm so tired of ornamental grass. I wish we cut our back in the fall...less cleanup than in spring.

deere615
03-31-2011, 10:52 PM
I rented a plug aerator last year for one of my customers and her neighbor's yard and it worked really really well but I would like to buy a pull behind one for a tractor and a motorized one if I can find one for the right price. And I already have access to a thatcher but i never really advertise thatching or aerating jobs.
Yeah I started advertising it a bit this year. Only did a few though
Oh man, I'm so tired of ornamental grass. I wish we cut our back in the fall...less cleanup than in spring.
Luckily I only do a few I did 2 and got at least one more plus any others who call. Yes fall is alot easier, even one of my customers told me that she definitely should have did it then hers was all over the yard lol

McG_Landscaping
03-31-2011, 11:07 PM
Yeah I started advertising it a bit this year. Only did a few though

I need to do more advertising in general! I have had most of my people for over 5 years but i did pick up 5 new yards last year plus my commercial but I definitely want to do A LOT more landscaping and a bit of hardscaping this year. I am being optimistic but need to start advertising more! I did have some door hangers made and was going to see how they did but I still have yet to pass them out ;)

deere615
03-31-2011, 11:14 PM
I need to do more advertising in general! I have had most of my people for over 5 years but i did pick up 5 new yards last year plus my commercial but I definitely want to do A LOT more landscaping and a bit of hardscaping this year. I am being optimistic but need to start advertising more! I did have some door hangers made and was going to see how they did but I still have yet to pass them out ;)

Yeah I want to get into the hardscaping too, I have bid quite a few jobs but never get them

McG_Landscaping
03-31-2011, 11:23 PM
Yeah I want to get into the hardscaping too, I have bid quite a few jobs but never get them

I have really only done hardscaping with my uncle but the experience I have gained with him has been invaluable! He does excellent quality work but he is pricey. I do work with him a lot on that stuff but I would love to do more on my own!

deere615
04-03-2011, 09:25 PM
Spring leaf cleanup it was wet lady really doesnt have much of a yard to begin with its all shade

bobcat48
04-03-2011, 09:28 PM
Looks good,that kinda looks like a fun spring cleanup lol,going through the mud and stuff hahha it needs a wash now lol.

Eurosport
04-03-2011, 09:31 PM
Maybe you should have waited a bit before bringing the stander on that property. Looks like you did more damage than good

93Chevy
04-03-2011, 09:38 PM
What's he gonna do, turn mud into more mud?

newjerseylandscaping
04-03-2011, 10:42 PM
HAHA really like that stander

MLAWCARE
04-03-2011, 10:47 PM
Spring leaf cleanup it was wet lady really doesnt have much of a yard to begin with its all shade

Leaves being on that yard all winter didn't help it out much either.

deere615
04-04-2011, 09:20 PM
Looks good,that kinda looks like a fun spring cleanup lol,going through the mud and stuff hahha it needs a wash now lol.
not really fun no, went straight to the car wash before going back to the shop.
Maybe you should have waited a bit before bringing the stander on that property. Looks like you did more damage than good
I am behind and it has been cold and wet, she wanted it done and has 3 more jobs lined up over the next month and a half. she knew it would be like that
What's he gonna do, turn mud into more mud?
haha ya, Fall would have been alot better and I am not going to keep rescheduling until it dries out for a week, I got other work that needs done
HAHA really like that stander
me to
Leaves being on that yard all winter didn't help it out much either.
ya that was a big reason plus its not the best grass and all shade she had a few problems last year and couldn't get there leaves done in the fall

deere615
04-04-2011, 11:08 PM
Hauling/delivering a bit of #57 gravel today, took some to this place last year and man it don't get any tighter than this!
There is another set of steps, like the ones seen in the first picture, closer to the street and the last one is raised. Thats why I have to stay so far left

RLS24
04-04-2011, 11:28 PM
god bless u for getting the truck and trailer back there without hitting the house! i could have never done that!

93Chevy
04-05-2011, 07:35 AM
That's Pittsburgh for you!

Jpeg lawn maintenance
04-05-2011, 08:21 AM
Boy you aint kidding about being tight!! That sucks. !

havenlax18
04-05-2011, 09:06 AM
If you dont mid me asking, Would you rather have a skid steer or the tractor? Looks like a skid would fit your operation better but you have a tractor.

deere615
04-05-2011, 08:38 PM
god bless u for getting the truck and trailer back there without hitting the house! i could have never done that!
haha I have become pretty good when no one is watching me at least lol. didn't hit anything but yet I have broke 2 lights of from the same place I back into everyday at the shop. I guess its just because I get so used to doing it, I am rushing and usually not paying enough attention
That's Pittsburgh for you!
Ya that was in Oakland man does it suck driving there, let alone with a trailer
Boy you aint kidding about being tight!! That sucks. !
Ya I did it once before it really don't get no tighter
If you dont mid me asking, Would you rather have a skid steer or the tractor? Looks like a skid would fit your operation better but you have a tractor.
skids are nice for tighter areas but I like tractors saved a bit of money, they are more versatile and I would like to brush hog with it too. Its easier to operate and was worth it to buy new over a used skid. Skids have there place to and I will get one someday