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deere615
08-14-2008, 11:29 PM
Ok I finally got some pics of all my equipment. Every thing is mine and paid for by me(with the exception of the chainsaw which is my dads, I would like to get my own soon!) For those who haven't seen my truck and Custom built trailer Heres the link:http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=241011
Pics(This is where I dump most of my grass and brush, over the fence is a hill):
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deere615
08-14-2008, 11:33 PM
More:
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Quick 36 w/ Bagger:
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Here what I usually go out with on a normal mowing day
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Petr51488
08-14-2008, 11:35 PM
How do those honda's hold up? I have a residential one and the trans craps out around 110 hours. My commercial has 190 and is perfect.

deere615
08-14-2008, 11:44 PM
last few for tonight:
safety cones, I made a stencil and painted them:)(they look bad it the pics(camera phone) But the letters are very clear in person
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Bolens edger, not commercial but it does the job
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John deere Gt225, this is mine I brought it slightly used for up my camp me and my dad built the front bumper for it. I used to cut 3 yards there but I don't do the big field anymore
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Little trailer I have for it and my dads older commercial honda, That Trailer my dad built and it can hold alot of wieght!
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deere615
08-14-2008, 11:49 PM
How do those honda's hold up? I have a residential one and the trans craps out around 110 hours. My commercial has 190 and is perfect.

They have been good to me. Honda is my favorite 21inch. I don't like the cheaper ones, these are the model right before the HRC. I run them pretty hard and have cut a good amount of high grass with them. The one had drive cable problems, it broke, dealer gave me the wrong one, so it broke pretty fast, the one on there now has been holding up. They are Great baggers and ok mulchers. ANd those decks sure can take a beating!

S man
08-14-2008, 11:54 PM
Nice equipment! Just get rid of that homelite stuff asap!

deere615
08-14-2008, 11:58 PM
Nice equipment! Just get rid of that homelite stuff asap!

Thanks lol, the straight shaft is a backup(Used that last year) I use it once this year and not because my echo broke down, becuase I had a helper. The other one I put the split boom shaft in that I got off an old burnt up JD trimmer, It works pretty good, I might get an echo split boom next year though

deere615
08-15-2008, 11:47 PM
Some of my atv-2003 Kawasaki Prairie 360 4x4
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plowin in the winter
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Petr51488
08-16-2008, 12:08 AM
They have been good to me. Honda is my favorite 21inch. I don't like the cheaper ones, these are the model right before the HRC. I run them pretty hard and have cut a good amount of high grass with them. The one had drive cable problems, it broke, dealer gave me the wrong one, so it broke pretty fast, the one on there now has been holding up. They are Great baggers and ok mulchers. ANd those decks sure can take a beating!

Yea, for some reason my HRR mower has a much higher vacuum then my COmmercial Mower. And because of that better suction, it gives a better cut. Maybe an aftermarket blade will give it more lift. I bag only, so maybe the mower has a multi purpose blade such as mulch/bag. Any idea?

Lawn Enforcer
08-16-2008, 02:42 AM
Nice and clean is all I can say! Nice work man!

lgyardservices
08-16-2008, 09:03 PM
How do you like your Quick 36? You say its a 2008 model so im assuming you got it new this year? I am thinking of getting the same thing. =)

josh1981
08-16-2008, 11:19 PM
nice machines. echo is a good brand. love the ms290.

J&R Landscaping
08-17-2008, 10:28 AM
Nice equipment!!

Matts lawn care
08-17-2008, 04:37 PM
Nice equipment. What kind of light is that on the roof.

deere615
08-17-2008, 08:16 PM
Yea, for some reason my HRR mower has a much higher vacuum then my COmmercial Mower. And because of that better suction, it gives a better cut. Maybe an aftermarket blade will give it more lift. I bag only, so maybe the mower has a multi purpose blade such as mulch/bag. Any idea?
Ya My HRX's leave a really nice cut when bagging
Nice and clean is all I can say! Nice work man!

Thanks

deere615
08-17-2008, 08:50 PM
How do you like your Quick 36? You say its a 2008 model so im assuming you got it new this year? I am thinking of getting the same thing. =)
Its a nice mower for the money. its and 08 just bought it at the begining of this mowing season. Might get a stander for next year but probably not:confused:
nice machines. echo is a good brand. love the ms290.
thanks I am very happy with my echo stuff, it is a nice saw,just the right size for the stuff I do
Nice equipment. What kind of light is that on the roof.
Ecco magnetic mount rotator.
Nice equipment!!

thanks

Supper Grassy
08-18-2008, 08:10 PM
AMAZING Pictures

the atv pic is funny

deere615
08-18-2008, 09:58 PM
AMAZING Pictures

the atv pic is funny

lol Thanks, that was a month or 2 after I brought it, we were going through swamps/creeks and bam, there was a hole! lol I have drove the thing through a deep creek to where I had to stand on the seat and it made it through!

deere615
08-18-2008, 11:45 PM
Out cutting some grass:
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Day I was using my dads Truck
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Sorry the pics are different sizes:dizzy:

Lakewlc
08-21-2008, 12:08 AM
how do you like the quick? do any dealers service it?

deere615
08-21-2008, 12:45 AM
how do you like the quick? do any dealers service it?

I like it, dealers don't service the quicks they are factory direct. They are pretty easy to work on though.They are nice and compact mowers, they also just came out with the dually series-check it out. I might want to get a wright stander next year though.

Lakewlc
08-21-2008, 12:51 AM
cool. im looking at the quicks and some homeowner ztr's but i might wait and see what the toro stander is all about.

normower
08-21-2008, 01:36 PM
Hey deere what part of Pittsburgh are you in?

freshprince94
08-21-2008, 07:03 PM
Nice setup...love the trailer.

deere615
08-21-2008, 10:02 PM
cool. im looking at the quicks and some homeowner ztr's but i might wait and see what the toro stander is all about.
Ya that toro sounds pretty neat, wrights are very popular around me though
Hey deere what part of Pittsburgh are you in?

Mckees rocks:waving: where are you??

kleankutslawn
08-21-2008, 10:18 PM
nice set up!

normower
08-22-2008, 11:05 AM
Hampton/Allison Park here

deere615
08-23-2008, 05:09 PM
Nice setup...love the trailer.
nice set up!
Thanks!
Hampton/Allison Park here

O I used to work at the wildwood peddlers fair(My uncle owned it), Its by wildwood highlands if you know where that is?

normower
08-23-2008, 07:11 PM
Yeah i know where that is. Did he sell it?

Dunlaps LawnCare
08-24-2008, 11:11 AM
verry nice

deere615
08-24-2008, 10:09 PM
Yeah i know where that is. Did he sell it?
The owner of the highlands sold the flea market to my uncle who is now selling it to another guy

verry nice

Thanks

therealdeal412
08-27-2008, 11:42 AM
Nice equiptment buddy!

deere615
08-27-2008, 11:01 PM
Nice equiptment buddy!

Thanks good to see ya back:waving: Hows the new bp lower running?

deere615
09-20-2008, 11:23 PM
I have tons of pictures from throughout the summer, I have to get to posting some, here is some storm cleanup pics:
I do some work for this guy every so often, this is a rental house
he owns:
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deere615
09-20-2008, 11:27 PM
More:
Cut down this brush pile also(did the same thing last year:dizzy:)
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deere615
09-20-2008, 11:31 PM
Also trimmed some trees while I saw there:
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2 after shots
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deere615
09-20-2008, 11:35 PM
Laste few for tonight
Limb that fell in one of my customers yard:
This was after about half was already cleaned up
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josh1981
09-21-2008, 02:32 AM
im loving the pics man. your doing very well for being 18. keep up the good work you will be very sucessful

deere615
09-21-2008, 08:42 PM
im loving the pics man. your doing very well for being 18. keep up the good work you will be very sucessful

Thanks :waving:

deere615
09-23-2008, 11:56 PM
Some stripes from the summer, with the quick:
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josh1981
09-24-2008, 12:29 AM
Thanks :waving:

no problem. im loving that stihl saw. 290 right?

josh1981
09-24-2008, 12:30 AM
you do great work btw

deere615
09-24-2008, 10:11 PM
no problem. im loving that stihl saw. 290 right?

you do great work btw

Thanks, ya its a MS290, but its the only tool thats my dads, it works great though. I would like to get my own 290 next year

josh1981
09-25-2008, 01:23 AM
Thanks, ya its a MS290, but its the only tool thats my dads, it works great though. I would like to get my own 290 next year

can't beat the 290 I have same one I have 20 inch blade on mine

deere615
09-25-2008, 10:23 PM
can't beat the 290 I have same one I have 20 inch blade on mine

Ours has the 18inch blade, thats probably what I will get too. Its a nice saw because I can use it to just trim trees or cut some pretty big logs. Many of the stihl dealers I have talked to say its one of their most popular models

deere615
09-28-2008, 12:37 AM
Little bit of manure from the begining of the summer-This was actually my first day out of high school
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josh1981
09-28-2008, 01:07 AM
Ours has the 18inch blade, thats probably what I will get too. Its a nice saw because I can use it to just trim trees or cut some pretty big logs. Many of the stihl dealers I have talked to say its one of their most popular models

it is. says on their site. can do everything with it.

i should be cutting up a 30-40 inch tree with mine for some extra cash (security guard at work). and i also have 18 inch blade for mine too.

im gonna start looking for more chainsaw work. little more money and hate sitting at home really lol

02DURAMAX
09-28-2008, 02:57 AM
Nice Equipment!!

deere615
09-28-2008, 08:45 PM
it is. says on their site. can do everything with it.

i should be cutting up a 30-40 inch tree with mine for some extra cash (security guard at work). and i also have 18 inch blade for mine too.

im gonna start looking for more chainsaw work. little more money and hate sitting at home really lol
ya I don't cut done to many trees, just smaller ones. I do cut up a good amount of fallen trees and sometimes trim up trees
Nice Equipment!!

Thanks!

josh1981
09-28-2008, 09:34 PM
ya I don't cut done to many trees, just smaller ones. I do cut up a good amount of fallen trees and sometimes trim up trees


Thanks!

i love doing both. just not cutting real close to houses (cutting whole tree down)

Cody's Landscaping
09-30-2008, 10:00 AM
I love that trailer

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Ford F350 Mason Dump
Ford F350 Pick Up
Ford F250 Pick Up
8x10 Open Trailer
36 Bobcat Walk Behind
6 21 inch Sensation Mowers
Little Wonder Edger
Little Wonder Walk Behind Blower
2 Echo PB755H Backback Blowers
Echo Weed Wacker
Stihl Weed Wacker
Stihl Hedge Trimmer
Backback Sprayer
35 Gallon Spreader
Bobcat S175
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deere615
09-30-2008, 11:16 PM
I love that trailer

Thanks, it is a nice trailer and should last a realy long time!

deere615
10-02-2008, 12:17 AM
Heres a one time hedge trimming I did this summer:
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josh1981
10-02-2008, 12:24 AM
yet another nice job. keep it up!

deere615
10-02-2008, 12:24 AM
After:
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josh1981
10-02-2008, 12:26 AM
like i said nice job. kep it up!

deere615
10-02-2008, 12:27 AM
yet another nice job. keep it up!

haha had to get the after pics in, they were pretty overgrown for those style of hedges

josh1981
10-02-2008, 12:30 AM
haha had to get the after pics in, they were pretty overgrown for those style of hedges

yup lol. they look great now.

J&R Landscaping
10-02-2008, 07:26 PM
Nice job. Those hedges needed a haircut and then some!

deere615
10-02-2008, 09:18 PM
Nice job. Those hedges needed a haircut and then some!

lol, you can see in the one pic, the neighbors hedges, the lady just told me I want the hedges to look like theirs

deere615
10-08-2008, 12:01 AM
Little bit of work I have done in the past 2 weeks for a lady that lives a street over. I have been doing all kinds of things for this lady. All her steps to the back alley were buried in weeds, she wanted it cleaned up for safety reasons:
Before:
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These were actually after I started
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An after
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deere615
10-08-2008, 12:15 AM
Another after:
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Cleaning up some ivy in the front
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Trimmed up a tree(actually I did a bunch) that was all up against the house:
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The day before I went to go and do a little bit of work she had a small fire at night, apparently she had a little planter with compost and she stirred it up and it caught:eek:
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bakerc8
10-09-2008, 05:10 PM
nice pics and i love your work

deere615
10-09-2008, 09:47 PM
Thanks:waving:

Wojomower125
10-11-2008, 12:09 PM
Nice work!! how do like ur truck, kuz im looking at a 1999 chevy a lil older but still a good truck !

deere615
10-11-2008, 08:10 PM
Nice work!! how do like ur truck, kuz im looking at a 1999 chevy a lil older but still a good truck !

I like it ya. No real problems with it, I and I give it a pretty good workout. Its got 130,000 mile on it. I brought it with 111,500. I would like to upgrade to a 3/4 ton though

Wojomower125
10-11-2008, 10:20 PM
Do you think a 3/4 ton really makes the difference?

bakerc8
10-11-2008, 11:11 PM
what did you use to do the clearing job?

deere615
10-12-2008, 08:53 PM
Do you think a 3/4 ton really makes the difference?
Yea, especially when you are pulling a trailer daily and even snow plowing. I am always hauling stuff in my bed, like mulch and manure and when it comes to topsoil and stuff I can only haul a little bit. You never know what you might be hauling so its always better to go bigger
what did you use to do the clearing job?

Mostly my gas hedge clippers, used the chainsaw a little, raked it all up and put it in barrels. I hit a piece of metal fence with my hedge clipper and screwed them up a little:cry: but I sharpened them the next day

Wojomower125
10-12-2008, 08:57 PM
Yeah true, im not hauling too too much yet so really dont have the need

bakerc8
10-12-2008, 09:28 PM
why diddent you use the string trimmer

deere615
10-12-2008, 09:41 PM
Yeah true, im not hauling too too much yet so really dont have the need
Ya thats what I thought too, wasn't too bad the first summer I had my truck, but this summer I was hauling all kinds of stuff, I haul scrap and stuff too.
why diddent you use the string trimmer

I didn't use the string trimmer on some other stuff, I needed to clean up around her house, but that stuff all over the steps was just to thick!

Kennedy Landscaping
10-12-2008, 10:59 PM
Yeah true, im not hauling too too much yet so really dont have the need

Give it time. Trust me you will haul alot

deere615
10-13-2008, 10:00 PM
Give it time. Trust me you will haul alot

Yep, last summer I was hauling full pallets of concrete and salt for my uncle!
49x 50lbs :confused: :dizzy:

deere615
10-17-2008, 12:13 AM
Little bit of tree trimming. I have done alot of small and big fallen tree cleanup jobs.
This was the only pita one
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Sorry didn't have afters of all of them
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Kennedy Landscaping
10-17-2008, 12:17 AM
Little bit of tree trimming. I have done alot of small and big fallen tree cleanup jobs.
This was the only pita one
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Sorry didn't have afters of all of them
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Ugh, I've got a cleanup to do tomorrow with a huge ass log in the back, been laying down for probably 3 years, hoping to hook on to it with the Tractor

deere615
10-17-2008, 12:22 AM
few more, I am doing a nice size pine tree cleanup this week also. I also did a huge clean up over the summer for a guy who had tree branches fallen all over a property of his, luckily I was able to dump on site for that one, I'll get some pics of that up sometime.

This is not as far into the street as it seems, and what was I had cleaned up pretty fast. I remember this day well, I got drenched while cleaning up
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josh1981
10-17-2008, 12:26 AM
deere615 may i ask how you got these jobs. i am looking to do same thing now and then. not climbing a ladder to cut but some cutting up fallen trees. cutting some down. and cutting firewood

deere615
10-17-2008, 12:27 AM
Ugh, I've got a cleanup to do tomorrow with a huge ass log in the back, been laying down for probably 3 years, hoping to hook on to it with the Tractor

lol, not sure how big it is but sometimes tractors have a tough time with them. I know from experience lol. 4x4 Atvs are great at it though. Do you have a saw? Cut it in half if you have too. Good luck, post some pics!

TXNSLighting
10-17-2008, 12:27 AM
why diddent you use the string trimmer

diddent??!!!

Kennedy Landscaping
10-17-2008, 12:28 AM
lol, not sure how big it is but sometimes tractors have a tough time with them. I know from experience lol. 4x4 Atvs are great at it though. Do you have a saw? Cut it in half if you have too. Good luck, post some pics!

Thats the reason for using tractor, no saw, I am determined to get it out though, I think I'll use a come along to get it on the trailer

deere615
10-17-2008, 12:30 AM
deere615 may i ask how you got these jobs. i am looking to do same thing now and then. not climbing a ladder to cut but some cutting up fallen trees. cutting some down. and cutting firewood

Ya ladders are no fun, I try not to do it to often. Most are just my normal lawn customers that wanted some trees trimmed, had a dead tree, or had fallen trees from wind storms. Hauling the brush away is the biggest part, gotta have a place to dump or pay to dump

deere615
10-17-2008, 12:35 AM
Thats the reason for using tractor, no saw, I am determined to get it out though, I think I'll use a come along to get it on the trailer

I see, come along should work. I got some free beams way back in spring for scrap. I used my atv to drag the to the trailer, then placed my quad near the tongue of the trailer and winched them up on! The hardest part is getting them or your log from the ground up onto the gate

josh1981
10-17-2008, 12:36 AM
Ya ladders are no fun, I try not to do it to often. Most are just my normal lawn customers that wanted some trees trimmed, had a dead tree, or had fallen trees from wind storms. Hauling the brush away is the biggest part, gotta have a place to dump or pay to dump

nice. how would i advertise. im thinking craigslist and business cards. and people i know pass them around.

also i have no way of hauling briush away. just recommend a few places that can come haul it?

Kennedy Landscaping
10-17-2008, 12:50 AM
I think my biggest challenge will be the initial getting it to move at all stage. Since it is laying down I would imagine it is sitting in a rut. But...if its been there a year or so it should be rotting and hopefully be somehwat lighter, I cant get the truck in the back yard where it is at either, that wouldve been the first option

deere615
10-18-2008, 01:43 AM
nice. how would i advertise. im thinking craigslist and business cards. and people i know pass them around.

also i have no way of hauling briush away. just recommend a few places that can come haul it?
Business cards are a must! craigslist works, but you will get some cheapos.Not being table to haul brush is bad, because usually peole want the full service. The only way I could think would be a drop off dumpster but that will cost ya big time
I think my biggest challenge will be the initial getting it to move at all stage. Since it is laying down I would imagine it is sitting in a rut. But...if its been there a year or so it should be rotting and hopefully be somehwat lighter, I cant get the truck in the back yard where it is at either, that wouldve been the first option

Ya I figured truck was out or else you would have mentionit lol. Getting it to move is tough, You were doing it today right? How did it go?

josh1981
10-18-2008, 02:22 AM
Business cards are a must! craigslist works, but you will get some cheapos.Not being table to haul brush is bad, because usually peole want the full service. The only way I could think would be a drop off dumpster but that will cost ya big time


Ya I figured truck was out or else you would have mentionit lol. Getting it to move is tough, You were doing it today right? How did it go?

I'm getting a small trailer for my car 1500 lbs I can tow with it. This will work right. Just won't put anything massive on it

Yra I'll man some cards and craigslist. Price isn't a big issue so that will work 20 bucks an hr

deere615
10-18-2008, 02:40 AM
I'm getting a small trailer for my car 1500 lbs I can tow with it. This will work right. Just won't put anything massive on it

Yra I'll man some cards and craigslist. Price isn't a big issue so that will work 20 bucks an hr

My price is usually alot higher, I have to use gas equipment etc. Trailer might work, but when you ut trees there is always way way more wood and brush then there seems. if you have to god to the dump several times, pay each time. You also have the gas wear and tear on your vehicle etc. Cutting up trees is a good amount of work, especially hauling the brush

deere615
10-18-2008, 11:25 PM
I am not sure who he is, but I think it was S**t not the f bomb. I dunno lol

josh1981
10-19-2008, 12:56 AM
My price is usually alot higher, I have to use gas equipment etc. Trailer might work, but when you ut trees there is always way way more wood and brush then there seems. if you have to god to the dump several times, pay each time. You also have the gas wear and tear on your vehicle etc. Cutting up trees is a good amount of work, especially hauling the brush

thanks. so what would be a resonable price?

I have a toyota corolla. 2006. strong car. it can take the abuse im about to use it for.

RedMax Man
10-19-2008, 11:03 AM
thanks. so what would be a resonable price?

I have a toyota corolla. 2006. strong car. it can take the abuse im about to use it for.

:laugh: LOL i'm speechless.

South Florida Lawns
10-19-2008, 03:18 PM
:laugh: LOL i'm speechless.

He lives in the city and works for a valet company. I think he said something about just doing light saw work.

Hey at least he's honest and doesn't make stuff up like some of the little kiddies on here pulling daddy's stuff after school.

RedMax Man
10-19-2008, 06:27 PM
He lives in the city and works for a valet company. I think he said something about just doing light saw work.

Hey at least he's honest and doesn't make stuff up like some of the little kiddies on here pulling daddy's stuff after school.

Thats true. It sounded funny reading it but i don't want to have the impression that i was bashing him.

deere615
10-19-2008, 07:54 PM
thanks. so what would be a resonable price?

I have a toyota corolla. 2006. strong car. it can take the abuse im about to use it for.
I wouldnt do that either find a beater truck, or find a buddy to haul brush for you while you cut, I dunno just a thought

Hey at least he's honest and doesn't make stuff up like some of the little kiddies on here pulling daddy's stuff after school.

TRUE

josh1981
10-20-2008, 12:16 AM
right. just some saw work now and then nothing heavy

and I do live in the city, metro atlanta

if need be ill just make several trips hauling brush

and i plan to get a old toyota tacoma in future (why I want to do this now and then, help save up and help with other things)

and yes I be as honest as I can be- it gets you farther in life!

deere615
10-20-2008, 10:33 PM
and yes I be as honest as I can be- it gets you farther in life!

thats true

josh1981
10-20-2008, 10:41 PM
thats true

yup. it has helped me a lot lately.

deere615
10-21-2008, 12:11 AM
Cleaned up a few leaves at one of my accounts today, nothing major it wasn't a full cleanup she just had me blow the majority of the leaves over her hill:

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Kennedy Landscaping
10-21-2008, 12:15 AM
Looks like your staying busy
Keep it up

deere615
10-21-2008, 12:19 AM
Few from the weekend, went quad riding with my friends. It was all fun until my one friend slamed on his brakes on the road for no reason and I hit him and bent my front rack, now I gotta buy a new one:cry: lol it was fun though
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Kinda sunny, mine is the one on the right, friends is a polais trailer blazer
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deere615
10-21-2008, 12:21 AM
Looks like your staying busy
Keep it up

Trying too lol, I probably won't get to many leaf cleanups we will see, Hopefully I will get a good amount. Been doing a good amount of tree/brush clean ups though

Kennedy Landscaping
10-21-2008, 12:24 AM
Trying too lol, I probably won't get to many leaf cleanups we will see, Hopefully I will get a good amount. Been doing a good amount of tree/brush clean ups though

After my cleanup on Friday I don't want to see anymore brush for a while lol

deere615
10-21-2008, 12:29 AM
After my cleanup on Friday I don't want to see anymore brush for a while lol

lol sometimes its a pain but I make good money hauling it. where did you dump all yours at?

deere615
10-21-2008, 11:12 PM
Cleaned up a few more leaves today, just a basic cleanup I will do them 3-4 more times yet:
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Kennedy Landscaping
10-21-2008, 11:17 PM
not a bad amount of leaves there, i dumped it all at the city site. they burn it once enough gets accumulated and some of it they shred for mulch. and the grass is turned and composted to make GOOD dirt. I have used the mulch and dirt, both are good

deere615
10-21-2008, 11:17 PM
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deere615
10-21-2008, 11:19 PM
not a bad amount of leaves there, i dumped it all at the city site. they burn it once enough gets accumulated and some of it they shred for mulch. and the grass is turned and composted to make GOOD dirt. I have used the mulch and dirt, both are good

Is that free?

Kennedy Landscaping
10-21-2008, 11:23 PM
Is that free?

everything is free, dumping and picking up mulch or dirt

Green Team Landscaping
10-22-2008, 04:34 PM
What did you use for that leaf clean up?

Micheal2008
10-22-2008, 05:31 PM
How does that walk behind work for you since it isnt a 48 or bigger? Like how long does it take you to cut bigger yards?

deere615
10-22-2008, 10:45 PM
everything is free, dumping and picking up mulch or dirt
wow thats a good deal! wish there was a place like that around here!
How does that walk behind work for you since it isnt a 48 or bigger? Like how long does it take you to cut bigger yards?
Works fine. I don't cut to many big lawns-longest is I think about 45min. I might want to get a 48 stander next year though:)
What did you use for that leaf clean up?

Echo BP Blower then my honds to suck all the leaves up, on bigger jobs I will either blow/chop all the leaves together with the quick or just use the bagger for the quick

deere615
10-23-2008, 12:25 AM
New flower bed for my grandma today. Only took 20min
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slamjamrockinman
10-23-2008, 12:34 AM
Deere 615,
This is kind of off topic, but how hard was it to build that trailer of yours? Did you go off a set of plans? Did it require a lot of welding? Was it cheaper than just buying a trailer?? it looks like a very neat setup, I would like to build something like that but maybe a bit bigger.

deere615
10-23-2008, 09:47 PM
Deere 615,
This is kind of off topic, but how hard was it to build that trailer of yours? Did you go off a set of plans? Did it require a lot of welding? Was it cheaper than just buying a trailer?? it looks like a very neat setup, I would like to build something like that but maybe a bit bigger.

My dad built it not me, It is way cheaper to go buy one. He spent just as much as it would cost for a new one and he got the metal for free and he didn't include any of his labor which was probably like 30hrs. He tig welded the entire thing, yes it was alot. he didn't have any plans he just looked at a trailer his boss had and built it off that.

deere615
10-24-2008, 11:43 PM
Did a little more work for the lady down the street today. Took out a small tree and cut down a bush to about 4ft, I didn't like it but she did
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RedMax Man
10-24-2008, 11:44 PM
maybe you should rig up some side boards for that truck.

AndyTblc
10-24-2008, 11:55 PM
maybe you should rig up some side boards for that truck.

Yeah, thats not a bad idea. The outside of your bed won't get scratched up like mine is. It shouldn't be that hard.

deere615
10-25-2008, 09:50 PM
maybe you should rig up some side boards for that truck.
Ya, I have thought about it a bunch of times, but I just like to reach to get stuff and use the sides of the bed too much, maybe I will do it someday not sure yet. I would like to get a medium size dump trailer with some sides for next year
Yeah, thats not a bad idea. The outside of your bed won't get scratched up like mine is. It shouldn't be that hard.

lol, too late the sides of my bed are all scratched up from brush scrap etc, I have touched up alot of the scraths but thats how it is with a work truck. Thats why I give redmax man a thumbs up for always keeping his truck so nice!

Micheal2008
10-25-2008, 09:55 PM
Nice work did u get paid good cutting down that tree? Looks to be a small project that wouldnt take any time with a good chainsaw..

deere615
10-25-2008, 09:59 PM
Nice work did u get paid good cutting down that tree? Looks to be a small project that wouldnt take any time with a good chainsaw..

Heck ya I will get paid, I have done a ton of work for this lady, I had to trim the bush also and haul away all that brush

RedMax Man
10-25-2008, 10:01 PM
Ya, I have thought about it a bunch of times, but I just like to reach to get stuff and use the sides of the bed too much, maybe I will do it someday not sure yet. I would like to get a medium size dump trailer with some sides for next year


lol, too late the sides of my bed are all scratched up from brush scrap etc, I have touched up alot of the scraths but thats how it is with a work truck. Thats why I give redmax man a thumbs up for always keeping his truck so nice!

Ahh i can make it look good in pictures but with the sun shining on it you can't lie thats its got a plethora of scratches, not pristine.

deere615
10-25-2008, 10:22 PM
Ahh i can make it look good in pictures but with the sun shining on it you can't lie thats its got a plethora of scratches, not pristine.

Ahh lol sometimes pictures are decieving

deere615
10-25-2008, 11:20 PM
Cleaning up some leaves up my camp for a guy a mow for next door
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RedMax Man
10-25-2008, 11:33 PM
Ahh lol sometimes pictures are decieving

For the record i don't use photoshop so its not terrible in person.

deere615
10-26-2008, 08:34 PM
For the record i don't use photoshop so its not terrible in person.

ya I believe ya, I can stand back and take a pic of my truck and it looks real nice, but up close there is a good amount of scratchs and I would never photoshop pics like that

deere615
10-28-2008, 11:17 PM
Got stuck in hail and rain today while cleaning up leaves. Heres a few more of leaf cleanups at my camp:
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Kennedy Landscaping
10-28-2008, 11:21 PM
Looks like you got steady work

deere615
10-28-2008, 11:24 PM
After, only about half the leaves had fallen, and they kept falling as I was cleaning up!
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RedMax Man
10-28-2008, 11:30 PM
You take these pics with a cell phone right? If its a digital camera then its a terrible camera.

deere615
10-28-2008, 11:31 PM
Looks like you got steady work

ehh, that was just a bit of work I did up my camp on the weekend, it seems like it is just slowing down a bit this week, just waiting for so leaf cleanup calls! Here is a pic of the lake, Maybe it will completely freeze this year me my dad and my friend walked across it 2 years ago just over a mile!
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deere615
10-28-2008, 11:33 PM
You take these pics with a cell phone right? If its a digital camera then its a terrible camera.

lol you got me, ya that would be horrible for a camera. Its actually great for a phone though. I have that new boulder phone

RedMax Man
10-29-2008, 12:30 AM
lol you got me, ya that would be horrible for a camera. Its actually great for a phone though. I have that new boulder phone

Yeah thats not to shabby for a phone. glad its not a digital camera.

deere615
10-30-2008, 12:24 AM
Yeah thats not to shabby for a phone. glad its not a digital camera.

Yeah its like 1.3 mega pixels I think

RedMax Man
10-30-2008, 12:29 AM
My cell phone has 2.0 mega pix.
My digital camera has 4.0 mega pix.

I've never downloaded picture off my phone onto the computer though.
all my pics come from my camera.

J&R Landscaping
10-30-2008, 12:33 AM
My cell phone has 2.0 mega pix.
My digital camera has 4.0 mega pix.

I've never downloaded picture off my phone onto the computer though.
all my pics come from my camera.

I wish I could remember to bring my camera with me half the time! :laugh:

slamjamrockinman
10-30-2008, 01:10 AM
Come up to mn, we drive trucks sleds and atvs across the lake!!! I'll get some pics this winter!

deere615
10-30-2008, 10:56 PM
I wish I could remember to bring my camera with me half the time! :laugh:
Thats why I use my phone! I could always use the parents digital camera or buy my own but I will probably break it leaving it in the truck
Come up to mn, we drive trucks sleds and atvs across the lake!!! I'll get some pics this winter!

Cool, ya they had snowmobiles out on the lake before if it freezes again and I have my atv maybe I will try!
I did have my quad in the lake before when it wasn't frozen me and my friend drove a little along the shore in about 2-3 ft of water before people put their docks in!

deere615
10-31-2008, 10:46 PM
Stripes from one of my lawns-last cut of the year. Most of my lawns are done at this point-I still have about 5 left. Some leaves also, this is the second time I have cleaned up this customer, Probably do it another 2-3times!
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deere615
11-01-2008, 11:51 PM
Clean the truck on friday and gave it a bit of undercoating:
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Kennedy Landscaping
11-01-2008, 11:57 PM
Not to be rude but whats the point of an undercoating? Prevent rust? If so what did you use?

deere615
11-02-2008, 08:30 PM
Not to be rude but whats the point of an undercoating? Prevent rust? If so what did you use?

Prevents rust, especially from the amount of salt Penndot uses around here in the winter. Normally I will just use fluid film. But I had a can of the rubberized stuff lying around. I only try and use that stuff on the main frame and fluid film on anything else just in case I ever I have to work on something.

Lawn Enforcer
11-03-2008, 12:17 AM
Come up to mn, we drive trucks sleds and atvs across the lake!!! I'll get some pics this winter!

Yep, I agree 100% with that statement. Ice fishing is a blast too! Pack the cooler, load up the ice house, and drive out to the middle of a frozen lake for 10 hours of a good time. We even build bonfires on the lake too when it gets a bit chilly.

deere615
11-03-2008, 09:58 PM
Yep, I agree 100% with that statement. Ice fishing is a blast too! Pack the cooler, load up the ice house, and drive out to the middle of a frozen lake for 10 hours of a good time. We even build bonfires on the lake too when it gets a bit chilly.

I don't Ice fish. But going out on a frozen lake is so neat. You are out there and I just think that I shouldn't be out here! Sorta like Iceroad truckers!

Looking Good Lawn Service
11-04-2008, 12:33 AM
undercoating is very beneficial, however, in my experience painting truck chassis, the better you prep the frame the better the paint sticks and prevents rust, you have to scrape the rust bubbles/paint blisters to achieve a more uniform paint job, other than that good job on undercoating

deere615
11-04-2008, 10:33 PM
undercoating is very beneficial, however, in my experience painting truck chassis, the better you prep the frame the better the paint sticks and prevents rust, you have to scrape the rust bubbles/paint blisters to achieve a more uniform paint job, other than that good job on undercoating

ya I should have scraped the one side better but I didn't :hammerhead: I was in a rush I had to get to school

deere615
11-05-2008, 11:15 PM
Trimmed some extremley tall hedges today, actually turned out to be not so bad. And cleaned up a few leaves for the smae lady:
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RedMax Man
11-05-2008, 11:44 PM
My aunt and her husband live in Pittsburg.

deere615
11-06-2008, 09:00 PM
My aunt and her husband live in Pittsburg.

Where exactly, do you know?

lawn crafters
11-06-2008, 09:23 PM
why is the grass all madded down

deere615
11-06-2008, 09:39 PM
why is the grass all madded down

Because The ladies grass was pretty high, it was a nice fertilized lawn, and I don't cut her grass. She didn't and I didn't want to cut her grass too much, so since I was bagging with my honda I raised the wheels up a notch.

RedMax Man
11-06-2008, 09:58 PM
Where exactly, do you know?

Zip 15224.

W. Penn Place.

deere615
11-06-2008, 10:13 PM
Zip 15224.

W. Penn Place.

ahh ok never been that way before

RedMax Man
11-06-2008, 10:29 PM
ahh ok never been that way before

My uncle is a personal trainer at a gym.

deere615
11-06-2008, 10:37 PM
Leaf clean up today: Nieghbor also came over and I blew his front yard out and hauled away his leaves:
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deere615
11-06-2008, 10:40 PM
After
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where I dump my leaves and everything else, not the best pic
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deere615
11-06-2008, 10:42 PM
wow that one picture is very blurry I must have moved

Petr51488
11-06-2008, 11:30 PM
why did you line the leaves up in the center in that one pic?

AndyTblc
11-07-2008, 09:19 AM
why did you line the leaves up in the center in that one pic?

If you look on page 13, he has a lawn sweeper that he uses. And I"ve used one of those many o times. And It looks like he starts around the edges of the lawn and keeps going around in circles, which is the best way to maneuver one of those stupid things, backing up with them are one of the biggest pain.

deere615
11-07-2008, 09:04 PM
why did you line the leaves up in the center in that one pic?
Because I Blow around all edges then blow towrds the middle with my 36" or my bp blower and then suck them up with my hondas. I could bag with my quick but that has to much blowout for smaller lawns,
If you look on page 13, he has a lawn sweeper that he uses. And I"ve used one of those many o times. And It looks like he starts around the edges of the lawn and keeps going around in circles, which is the best way to maneuver one of those stupid things, backing up with them are one of the biggest pain.

yes I have a leaf sweeper but that and my jd tractor are up my camp I don't really use them for my business. I just cut 2 yards up there plus ours and the nieghbors. I do use my tractor every so often for aerating here though.

deere615
11-07-2008, 10:35 PM
Leaf job from today, mostly just blowing them all from the back to the front then sucking them up:
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deere615
11-07-2008, 10:40 PM
Oh, and look who I saw at the auto store tonight:) usually don't see them too much around here, at least I don't
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Kennedy Landscaping
11-07-2008, 11:47 PM
How do you manage to fit all those leaves in the truck? I always have to make several trips to dump because my parents say I don't need trailer sides. BTW I'm sending you a PM

AndyTblc
11-08-2008, 08:47 AM
How do you manage to fit all those leaves in the truck? I always have to make several trips to dump because my parents say I don't need trailer sides. BTW I'm sending you a PM

Ha, your parents try to tell you how to run your business too?

deere615
11-08-2008, 09:04 PM
How do you manage to fit all those leaves in the truck? I always have to make several trips to dump because my parents say I don't need trailer sides. BTW I'm sending you a PM

I usally use my green barrels. chopping them up with the honda helps. Thats not many leaves at all. I can fit alot more if I just use tarps in the bed. which I do once in a while but unloading is easier with barrels. Its probably easier to haul equipment with the tralier and leaves in the truck. I have always debated putting sides on my truck but I don't think I want them. got your pm.

deere615
11-09-2008, 11:33 PM
Another leaf cleanup, will be doing this place again in a few weeks
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deere615
11-09-2008, 11:37 PM
Here is a nice size load of leaves for you lawnfreak they are actually all pretty choped up and packed down

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AndyTblc
11-09-2008, 11:52 PM
Oh c'mon man, you're putting chevy's name to shame. Hauling that little of leaves, while these fords haul 3 times that much, do what my uncle did, cut plywood to clamp onto the front and both sides, and then put a tarp from the front to the back to cover it up.
I know chevy's are very proud trucks, but they have to show the competition up some times.

RedMax Man
11-10-2008, 07:37 PM
I still see leaves on the lawn:)

lawn crafters
11-10-2008, 08:06 PM
I still see leaves on the lawn:)

i was thinking the same thing

deere615
11-10-2008, 10:21 PM
Oh c'mon man, you're putting chevy's name to shame. Hauling that little of leaves, while these fords haul 3 times that much, do what my uncle did, cut plywood to clamp onto the front and both sides, and then put a tarp from the front to the back to cover it up.
I know chevy's are very proud trucks, but they have to show the competition up some times.
My truck could haul way more than that. Especially since I added a leaf to each side. I won't need to haul that much, and I just use barrels
I still see leaves on the lawn:)

ya you do they are still falling and it was windy thats why. That front was perfect when I went to do the back. This ladies trees are still half full. Look at the last pic of her tree and the nieghbors tree. The nieghbors is empty! I will be going back at the end of November to do a final cleanup. If I would have waited there would have been way to many.

deere615
11-11-2008, 12:04 AM
Just bagged this lawn no real cleanup
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Clean up this is the lower part of a customers yard where there is always a bunch of leaves, grass normally doesn't grow too fast down here either, only cut it about every 1-2 months
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Hauled away some leaves for another customer
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She had a bunch in bags also:dizzy: oh well they were easy to haul away
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Wojomower125
11-11-2008, 12:37 AM
Hey if you dont mind me asking, how much did you charge for that haul away of leaves, that backyard, and just bagging in your area. Im still trying to work out the whole system of how much to charge so im looking for some sort of feedback on what you would charge for that kind of job.
Thanks

Kennedy Landscaping
11-11-2008, 12:49 AM
Ha, your parents try to tell you how to run your business too?

Yepp.......it really makes me mad at times

AndyTblc
11-11-2008, 09:01 AM
Yepp.......it really makes me mad at times

My favorite is when my mom or dad come to one of the lawns that I mow and say to me "you need to slow down, you're going way to fast". In one ear out the other.

deere615
11-11-2008, 09:51 PM
Hey if you dont mind me asking, how much did you charge for that haul away of leaves, that backyard, and just bagging in your area. Im still trying to work out the whole system of how much to charge so im looking for some sort of feedback on what you would charge for that kind of job.
Thanks
I don't really like discussing prices but the hauling away of the leaves was only $30 normally it would be about $50-$60 for that little bit but this is a reg. customer and she also had some tree work for me to do. With leaf piles you always want to charge more because there is always more than it looks. That one i baged no extra charge from the reg grass cutting price because I dumped on site, there wasn't many leaves and I didn't have to trim
My favorite is when my mom or dad come to one of the lawns that I mow and say to me "you need to slow down, you're going way to fast". In one ear out the other.
haha my dad used to always say I cut to fast, well commercials mowers can't cut better and faster than normally ones. And time does equal money! wait until I get a stander:cool2:

AndyTblc
11-11-2008, 09:59 PM
haha my dad used to always say I cut to fast, well commercials mowers can't cut better and faster than normally ones. And time does equal money! wait until I get a stander:cool2:

My mower is actually a tractor, but the blades spin the same number of revolutions as a commercial mower because it's geared different with the belt, I don't remember all the big fancy words, but it only goes 5.5MPH, so I always have it going as fast as it does so I can actually get done.
I could go on, but this isn't my thread.
How many more times do you think you'll be doing your clean-up's. I know I have probly 1 more time on all my accounts, plus a minor landscape job.

deere615
11-11-2008, 10:12 PM
My mower is actually a tractor, but the blades spin the same number of revolutions as a commercial mower because it's geared different with the belt, I don't remember all the big fancy words, but it only goes 5.5MPH, so I always have it going as fast as it does so I can actually get done.
I could go on, but this isn't my thread.
How many more times do you think you'll be doing your clean-up's. I know I have probly 1 more time on all my accounts, plus a minor landscape job.

lol, it doesn't matter if its not your thread. when I am doing leaves I usually go a little slower, but normal cutting I am full speed. Most of mine will have 1-2 more cleanups. Plus I am sure I will get some other 1 time cleanups.

AndyTblc
11-11-2008, 10:18 PM
I did one today, I forgot to take the mulch plate off the side of the mower deck, and a bunch of leaves pile infront under the muffler and all of the sudden the deck went up and the big glop of leaves went under and stalled the motor. When I mulch, I have to double cut to get everything. You'd be supprised by how many people around here would rather have their leaves mulched then picked up. They know it's good for the grass. Saves me time blowing them to the road.

deere615
11-11-2008, 11:01 PM
I did one today, I forgot to take the mulch plate off the side of the mower deck, and a bunch of leaves pile infront under the muffler and all of the sudden the deck went up and the big glop of leaves went under and stalled the motor. When I mulch, I have to double cut to get everything. You'd be supprised by how many people around here would rather have their leaves mulched then picked up. They know it's good for the grass. Saves me time blowing them to the road.

I have never mulched leaves always bagged, but its all what the customer wants!

AndyTblc
11-11-2008, 11:03 PM
I have never mulched leaves always bagged, but its all what the customer wants!

I looked at the prices, and spending $200 on a mulch kit to make it look the same as spending $650 for a bagging system. What would your choice be.

deere615
11-11-2008, 11:11 PM
I looked at the prices, and spending $200 on a mulch kit to make it look the same as spending $650 for a bagging system. What would your choice be.

Yeah I see your point, but for me it would never be clean enough and my customers hate the leaves and want them completely gone and hauled away

deere615
11-11-2008, 11:37 PM
Few leaves from today
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Wojomower125
11-11-2008, 11:37 PM
Do you have a personal designated dump site or do you have to haul it to the landfill or pay for the dump ?

deere615
11-12-2008, 09:47 PM
Do you have a personal designated dump site or do you have to haul it to the landfill or pay for the dump ?

A nieghbor of mine moved into her own house down the street from me and I cut her grass for free, so I can dump everthing there. Grass, brush, leaves etc. only problem is it all has to be thrown over a fence that is why I normally use barrels and just back up to her fence. The only bad thing about cutting her grass is she has 4 dogs and doesn't clean up there mess:cry: But it is worth it because I dump a good amount there.

deere615
11-12-2008, 10:35 PM
Cleaned up this hillside. Did it for the guy last year also. Cut down the hostas cleaned weeds, leaves etc weeds weren't as bad last year as they were this year
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deere615
11-13-2008, 12:18 PM
got new tires on my atv last night, I will have to get a picture or 2

deere615
11-14-2008, 01:12 AM
Small leaf cleanups today. Did a regualr customers house(Which I only have pics of the back not the front) and I did his work also, there was very minimal leaves there but they wanted it done-I spent a long time blowing they were wet and there was puddles:dizzy:
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deere615
11-14-2008, 01:19 AM
The new ATV tires! Swap foxes!
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RedMax Man
11-14-2008, 01:19 AM
A Walker would be good for you

Lakewlc
11-14-2008, 07:39 AM
nice tires. look lie the ones i put on mine. i got kenda bear claws. what did those cost you a peice?

deere615
11-14-2008, 10:34 PM
A Walker would be good for you
ya a little one wouldn't be bad. I think I am looking at a wrighter stander first though. Everyonw around here uses them and you seem to like yours
nice tires. look lie the ones i put on mine. i got kenda bear claws. what did those cost you a peice?

Thanks, It was like $60 a piece for them front and $70 for the back total like$280

RedMax Man
11-14-2008, 10:59 PM
ya a little one wouldn't be bad. I think I am looking at a wrighter stander first though. Everyonw around here uses them and you seem to like yours


Nah actually i hate it:laugh:

deere615
11-14-2008, 11:14 PM
Nah actually i hate it:laugh:

They only bad thing I heard was the reverse is hard toget a hang of?

deere615
11-15-2008, 12:32 AM
todays quick cleanup, this is a 4 unit apartment, I always did the maintenance here for my unlce now another guys owns it and I am doing it for him. I will be doing snow services also:
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deere615
11-15-2008, 12:38 AM
New truck tires!!!!!! Definity Dakota A/T, they seem pretty nice so far!
Heres my old bald back ones:hammerhead:, front ones were still in decent shape so I kept them, in case I ever need them.

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AndyTblc
11-15-2008, 12:39 AM
What a waste, you still had a whole winter left on those tires. HA

deere615
11-15-2008, 12:43 AM
haha ya I could spin on everything with those, it was fun to drive on wet roads

Lakewlc
11-15-2008, 10:01 AM
thats what i paid for mine

deere615
11-15-2008, 08:54 PM
thats what i paid for mine

Yeah it was the cheapest I could find. I was doing to mount them myself but that turned into a PITA so I got them mounted for like $44-not bad IMO.

Lakewlc
11-16-2008, 09:43 PM
thats a good deal the place i took them to charged me $65

Kennedy Landscaping
11-16-2008, 09:48 PM
Those tires on the truck look like mine. Mine are Lemans Off-Road. The next ones will prolly be BFG KO's

Green Team Landscaping
11-16-2008, 09:53 PM
Did you do some burn outs before you got them changed?

deere615
11-16-2008, 10:16 PM
thats a good deal the place i took them to charged me $65

Yes I shoped around because my dad and I tried to mount them but they were a pain. The atv dealer wanted $27 per tire! The atv dealer up my camp only wanted $40 but we are not going back up until thanksgiving. so I called 2 places one wanted $60 the other said $50 and then they only charged me $44. It was a good year place right across from my college.

deere615
11-16-2008, 10:19 PM
Did you do some burn outs before you got them changed?
haha I did one before I did one that day nothing major though. I had been spining them alot on purpose just for fun when the roads were wet though!
Those tires on the truck look like mine. Mine are Lemans Off-Road. The next ones will prolly be BFG KO's

Yeah I was going to get BFG's but these were like $300 cheaper! Bfg's are great tires though

AndyTblc
11-16-2008, 10:22 PM
Yeah I was going to get BFG's but these were like $300 cheaper! Bfg's are great tires though

I got BFG Rugged Trail T/A for $479 cash out the door. My girl friends step dad owns a tired and fleet side service, so I got about $75 off.

Kennedy Landscaping
11-16-2008, 10:28 PM
So I'm not the only one that tends to drive like a moron on occasion when I'm not working. Dude if i knew I was getting new tires I woulda had the smoke rolling off those tires like none other

deere615
11-16-2008, 10:28 PM
I got BFG Rugged Trail T/A for $479 cash out the door. My girl friends step dad owns a tired and fleet side service, so I got about $75 off.

I actually paid $550 after a $130 mail in reabate and an alignment for $70. So the bill was $750. I had BFG long trail on the front and didn't like them as much.

AndyTblc
11-16-2008, 10:47 PM
I actually paid $550 after a $130 mail in reabate and an alignment for $70. So the bill was $750. I had BFG long trail on the front and didn't like them as much.

I could have gotten a pair of cooper's, with an ever more agressive tread for $495, but I didn't get them.

RedMax Man
11-16-2008, 11:12 PM
So I'm not the only one that tends to drive like a moron on occasion when I'm not working. Dude if i knew I was getting new tires I woulda had the smoke rolling off those tires like none other

i didn't destroy mine at all when i decided to get new shoes. Maybe i was missing out on some recklessness.

deere615
11-17-2008, 09:59 PM
So I'm not the only one that tends to drive like a moron on occasion when I'm not working. Dude if i knew I was getting new tires I woulda had the smoke rolling off those tires like none other
Ya if I was up my camp I would have but not around here.
I could have gotten a pair of cooper's, with an ever more agressive tread for $495, but I didn't get them.
whe I was waiting for my tires to get installed I was talkin to a guy eho has a steep driveway he said he had thos cooper discoveries and they were horrible.
i didn't destroy mine at all when i decided to get new shoes. Maybe i was missing out on some recklessness.

haha maybe just a little recklesness. I did be sure to get as much as I could out of those tires though

deere615
11-17-2008, 11:44 PM
Got my atv ready over the weekend, added a rubber flap and painted the plow! I still have a good amount of cleanups to do and we have about an inch of snow on the grass here! Probably won't be doing much tomorrow
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slamjamrockinman
11-17-2008, 11:49 PM
Deere 615,
How many driveways do you plow with your atv? How long does it take to do an average 2-car driveway?? Do you use it for anything else business related? I am thinking about adding one next year for work/play.

AndyTblc
11-17-2008, 11:56 PM
We've got about an inch where I am, but 20 miles west, they got in places about 12 inches. Next weekend I think we will get a break in the snow so I can finish up my last fall cleanup then I'm calling it quites till april, then get ready for snow plowing

Kennedy Landscaping
11-17-2008, 11:58 PM
I hope we get snow this year and alot of it! This will be my first year doing it, gonna start out doing it with just a shovel, but hope to get enough jobs to justify a plow in the next year or so

AndyTblc
11-17-2008, 11:59 PM
I hope we get snow this year and alot of it! This will be my first year doing it, gonna start out doing it with just a shovel, but hope to get enough jobs to justify a plow in the next year or so

Just a shovel, I"d almost rather work at Wendys then do a whole drive with a shovel. Hopefully those blowers don't cause you any trouble so you can save a lot and get a bigger piece of equipment.

Kennedy Landscaping
11-18-2008, 12:04 AM
Just a shovel, I"d almost rather work at Wendys then do a whole drive with a shovel. Hopefully those blowers don't cause you any trouble so you can save a lot and get a bigger piece of equipment.

Believe me I would love to be using a snow blower or plow instead of a shovel but my parents think I need to take a break over the winter. So I plan to get enough jobs with snow this year to justify a small plow or something similar. I would like to utilize my YTH 180 if I could this year, any ideas, I don't have a blade for it and I doubt they would let me get one

G.M.Landscaping
11-18-2008, 12:06 AM
How about this weather lately Bradley? I need to get my cleanups done. Then I can welcome the snow. I'm waiting on a $1200 leaf cleanup before the snow really flies.

Looks like maybe wednesday or the weekend before we can work.

AndyTblc
11-18-2008, 12:10 AM
Believe me I would love to be using a snow blower or plow instead of a shovel but my parents think I need to take a break over the winter. So I plan to get enough jobs with snow this year to justify a small plow or something similar. I would like to utilize my YTH 180 if I could this year, any ideas, I don't have a blade for it and I doubt they would let me get one

They make a blade and blowers for those YTH 180's. The local Husquvarna dealer has them out on display.

deere615
11-18-2008, 09:29 PM
Deere 615,
How many driveways do you plow with your atv? How long does it take to do an average 2-car driveway?? Do you use it for anything else business related? I am thinking about adding one next year for work/play.
I plow our alley and last yeard I only used it to do my driveways and sidewalks when it got bad. But you can plow very fast and effectivley w/ and atv! I have used it to aerate also. You could get tow behind tillers and brush hogs etc to make even more use of it also. I use it for play alot in the summer
We've got about an inch where I am, but 20 miles west, they got in places about 12 inches. Next weekend I think we will get a break in the snow so I can finish up my last fall cleanup then I'm calling it quites till april, then get ready for snow plowing

We go about an inch today I actually had to go clean a few sidewalks before class today.

deere615
11-18-2008, 09:38 PM
I hope we get snow this year and alot of it! This will be my first year doing it, gonna start out doing it with just a shovel, but hope to get enough jobs to justify a plow in the next year or so
I started out doing sidewalks and a few driveways. Sidewalks are a bit easier and you can make very good money because alot of plowers don't want to do them. just be reliable and have them cleaned early
How about this weather lately Bradley? I need to get my cleanups done. Then I can welcome the snow. I'm waiting on a $1200 leaf cleanup before the snow really flies.

Looks like maybe wednesday or the weekend before we can work.

Yeah this little snow was something. It is amazing how people around here panice when the snow starts flying and its not even landing. I still have cleanups to do also. It should clear up hopefully its just gonna be a bit chillier than we have been used to! I actually did a few walks this morning!

normower
11-18-2008, 09:53 PM
Hey Bradley a couple of questions :

Are your Honda mowers commercial?

Where do you go to college?

Finally, I liked your Craigslist add.

deere615
11-18-2008, 10:35 PM
Hey Bradley a couple of questions :

Are your Honda mowers commercial?

Where do you go to college?

Finally, I liked your Craigslist add.

Where are you from?? Honda mowers are basically ccommercial, they are not classified as that but they are only one step done from the comm. model. They are great mowers. I Go to Robert Morris University. lol, Ya I do a little advertising on there, got a few good customers from it. I just stick with my area and my prices, and that usually turns away all the jerks

Kennedy Landscaping
11-19-2008, 12:02 AM
So do you think it would be probable for me to get up at lets say 5am to go shovel my accounts on a school day? I mean I am willing to do it. Just wondering what you think of it Deere

AndyTblc
11-19-2008, 12:21 AM
So do you think it would be probable for me to get up at lets say 5am to go shovel my accounts on a school day? I mean I am willing to do it. Just wondering what you think of it Deere

How many driveways? With a shovel, depending on how much snow you may want to be up WAY earlier then 5 on a school day, if you want to get them all done before school.

normower
11-19-2008, 07:54 AM
I am from Allison Park.

Lakewlc
11-19-2008, 04:51 PM
go buy a cheap little snowblower and get it over with. it will pay for itself in a couple of storms

deere615
11-19-2008, 10:10 PM
So do you think it would be probable for me to get up at lets say 5am to go shovel my accounts on a school day? I mean I am willing to do it. Just wondering what you think of it Deere
yeah thats what I did I only did a few walks/2 drives that that were high priority. once in a whil I had to wake up a little earlier but if it got bad my school would delay and that would help. I mean around here they will sen out 2 hour delays if there is 2inches!
I am from Allison Park.
cool, I am never over that way
go buy a cheap little snowblower and get it over with. it will pay for itself in a couple of storms

ya that will help when it get heavier and especially for wet snow! But for a light inch or 2 its just easier to shovel

deere615
11-21-2008, 09:54 PM
Got a bit more snow today, man was everybody driving extremely slow:dizzy: Hopefully I can finsh up cleanups next week if this stuff melts!

yardlady
11-24-2008, 10:39 AM
Ha ha Deere....that happened to us before too...

deere615
11-24-2008, 09:13 PM
Ha ha Deere....that happened to us before too...

what? the 2 hour delays or people driving slow:confused:

KS_Grasscutter
11-24-2008, 09:20 PM
Last year, if the snow would quit by 2 or 3 in the AM I'd get out and do mine at about 4 am in hopes of getting done before school. Of course, that never happened because I ended up doing a lot of extra stuff for another guy, so I usually just miss a day of school when it snows.

deere615
11-24-2008, 09:27 PM
Last year, if the snow would quit by 2 or 3 in the AM I'd get out and do mine at about 4 am in hopes of getting done before school. Of course, that never happened because I ended up doing a lot of extra stuff for another guy, so I usually just miss a day of school when it snows.

Ya I could get mine done pretty quick depending on how much snow and if it was wet or not. I never had to miss school, but I might be skipping college classes this year if I have to because I got a lot more to do

AndyTblc
11-24-2008, 10:12 PM
Ya I could get mine done pretty quick depending on how much snow and if it was wet or not. I never had to miss school, but I might be skipping college classes this year if I have to because I got a lot more to do

It was snowing down at school so I left school early today to plow snow, but we had only gotten 1-2 inches where I plow, so I slapped the plow and chains on and plew (yes plew) my driveway real quick, it was really heavy and wet. Maybe tommarow I'll get a chance to plow my full route.

deere615
11-24-2008, 10:23 PM
It was snowing down at school so I left school early today to plow snow, but we had only gotten 1-2 inches where I plow, so I slapped the plow and chains on and plew (yes plew) my driveway real quick, it was really heavy and wet. Maybe tommarow I'll get a chance to plow my full route.

plew is not a word, and its not going to catch on:laugh: ya were looking at a bit of snow here the next few days also

AndyTblc
11-24-2008, 10:29 PM
plew is not a word, and its not going to catch on:laugh:

I can dream can't I?:walking:

deere615
11-24-2008, 11:20 PM
I can dream can't I?:walking:

yeah I guess:)

deere615
11-27-2008, 11:05 PM
Heres a few pictures from my camp today. I will be posting a bunch on plowsite soon:) Hopefully it drys up a little at home this coming week so I can finally finish cleanups and get all the lawn equipment stored away. I haven't done much in the past week or so.
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My quad can stack alot higher than I thought, and this was really wet snow
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G.M.Landscaping
11-28-2008, 10:30 PM
Where's your camp at? Looked like alot of snow.

Did you get any cleanups done today? I did 1 big one and two small ones. Another windy day thou.

I'm trying to get some more done for saturday. I just want finisih up, so I can cleanup all the equipment for the winter. then wait for the snow.

deere615
11-29-2008, 09:54 PM
Where's your camp at? Looked like alot of snow.

Did you get any cleanups done today? I did 1 big one and two small ones. Another windy day thou.

I'm trying to get some more done for saturday. I just want finisih up, so I can cleanup all the equipment for the winter. then wait for the snow.

Conneaut Lake, PA No I have been up my campsince wensday, leaving tommorrow. Luckily we didn't have any snow at home and I didn't have to come home. There was only about 2-3 inches here but its all melting. Hopefully we will have a nice week, I would really like to get all mine done this week and clean everything up also

Dunlaps LawnCare
11-29-2008, 11:38 PM
Conneaut Lake, about 45 min's away from me

deere615
11-30-2008, 09:21 PM
Conneaut Lake, about 45 min's away from me

Cool, have you been there before? We go up every weekend in the summer

deere615
11-30-2008, 10:56 PM
Well I figured I would start posting some of the pics I have from the summer. Heres a new side lawn I did for a customer. It had alot of bare spots and hardly grew. I didn't tear anything up, just part a tick layer of topsoil/peat moss on.
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deere615
11-30-2008, 11:11 PM
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Kennedy Landscaping
11-30-2008, 11:16 PM
That turned out nice, I have problems with my customers never watering when I seed for them

deere615
12-01-2008, 10:51 PM
Mine were pretty good. This customer I even watered like 4 days for her while she was on vacation. I brought one of those times to connect to the sprinkler and I just tell my clients to set the timer in the morning and evening

Kennedy Landscaping
12-01-2008, 11:09 PM
Mine were pretty good. This customer I even watered like 4 days for her while she was on vacation. I brought one of those times to connect to the sprinkler and I just tell my clients to set the timer in the morning and evening

I see, what type of sprinklers do you use or do you provide them? What do you think are the best ones?

deere615
12-01-2008, 11:41 PM
I see, what type of sprinklers do you use or do you provide them? What do you think are the best ones?

I just use a normal oscillating one it has worked fine Never really used a specific brand, I got the sprinkler I am currently using for free because I found it working for my uncle and I brought the timer which was like $15

Kennedy Landscaping
12-01-2008, 11:53 PM
What do you think of this kind? Its what I generally use. I need to pick up more.....

deere615
12-02-2008, 12:03 AM
No I mean one like this I think mine is a gilmour can't quite remember:
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Kennedy Landscaping
12-02-2008, 12:09 AM
I see, those always break on me it seems, I wish my customers had irrigation:)