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pj550v12
08-21-2008, 07:12 PM
Figured everyone else is doing it I might as well too. This last year has been a good one. This time last year I had a 1998 Chevy s10 and a 5x8 trailer. To answer any quesitons:
Truck is a 2007 Chevy 2500HD 6.0 4x4
Trailer is a Pace Journey 7x16
Airbags are Firestone ride rite airbags (one of the best investments made)
Dump insert is Truckcraft, bought it new a few weeks ago along with the trailer and it has been a life saver.
Any questions ask away!
Interior equiptment, and work pics will follow soon.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b133/PJ550v12/IMG_1463.jpg
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http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b133/PJ550v12/IMG_1465.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b133/PJ550v12/IMG_1466.jpg
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teamgreendude
08-21-2008, 07:14 PM
what type of 2 cycle equipment and mowers do you run

Scag413
08-21-2008, 07:16 PM
That is a beautiful set-up! I love the Chevy 3/4 ton with 6.0 in it! A beautiful trailer...just an all round nice rig! I am definitely jealous. Can't wait to see the equipment and work pics.

Lawn Enforcer
08-21-2008, 07:18 PM
It must've been a good year coming from an S-10 and a 5x8! Nice job! Post those equipment pics man.

pj550v12
08-21-2008, 07:32 PM
what type of 2 cycle equipment and mowers do you run

All Stihl, there new 4stroke line up, I think thats what it is correct me if I'm wrong.

That is a beautiful set-up! I love the Chevy 3/4 ton with 6.0 in it! A beautiful trailer...just an all round nice rig! I am definitely jealous. Can't wait to see the equipment and work pics.

Thanks a lot of time went in to deciding exactly what I wanted, I'm happy though.

It must've been a good year coming from an S-10 and a 5x8! Nice job! Post those equipment pics man.

Its been a great year. With many of my competitors running shody, unreliable buisnesses, the door has really opened up for me. I provide an honest service and a great product and the rest just follows suit. More of my success comes from how I've decided to run my buinsess than the actual work I do, however I take equal pride in both.

Also, I've experienced nearly an 80 percent growth over the past year, meaning work has nearly doubled, and 90% of that was due to word of mouth. Think about this next line, it may be common sense, but I dont think enough people take it to heart.

"People love referring a good product because it in turn, makes them look good" Really think about that line, its the basis for most of my work really.

PORTER 05
08-21-2008, 08:18 PM
clean set-up


how big is the trailer, and about how much was it, bvuying one jst like it in the sprin/summer next season..loks good

all you need know is a chevy 3500 dump!

TXNSLighting
08-21-2008, 08:20 PM
Very nice lookin stuff, cant wait to see the rest. Really makes me want to get back into mowing for some reason...

stuntmanlogan
08-21-2008, 08:21 PM
what did you put on the front end to keep it as high as the back. thanks

resurectionlawn
08-21-2008, 10:10 PM
Any Pics Of The Inside Of Trailer

deere615
08-21-2008, 10:33 PM
That is an AWESOME TRUCK!! That is exactly what I want next, just with my company name on the side:)

Raven386
08-22-2008, 12:25 AM
the t-bars are cranked in the front.......and where is the sweet rig next to that one?!!!

pj550v12
08-22-2008, 12:37 AM
Like raven said the T-bars are cranked in the front to keep it level.

The trailer is a 7x16, it's a Pace Journey and it was purchased new, as a leftover for just under $6000. May sound steep but for the quality of trailer it is, and the access to the trailer store, it was the right choice.

Equiptment pics arent anything too special right now, and the inside of the trailer is a total mess, I have to get racks and get stuff set up like I want it. I'll try and get a few work pics tomorrow.

02DURAMAX
08-22-2008, 04:34 AM
Beautiful truck and trailer!

Kennedy Landscaping
08-22-2008, 12:35 PM
Did you crank the torsion bars yourself or have someone else do it? Wanting to do that on my truck soon. How hard is it?

fool32696
08-22-2008, 02:04 PM
cranking torsions is easy. Jack up the truck to get wheels off of the ground, use a wrench to adjust tbars equally on both sides, and take it to get aligned. That said, don't do it. Yeah it looks cool, yeah it's cheap to do BUT, it rides like CRAP, and wears out your front end components 3 times as fast. Bad tie rods, ball joints, etc. I'm not making this stuff up, it wore out the front end on my 2500hd.

STIHL GUY
08-23-2008, 12:07 AM
loooks nice now we just need to see whats on the inside

Raven386
08-23-2008, 12:40 AM
cranking torsions is easy. Jack up the truck to get wheels off of the ground, use a wrench to adjust tbars equally on both sides, and take it to get aligned. That said, don't do it. Yeah it looks cool, yeah it's cheap to do BUT, it rides like CRAP, and wears out your front end components 3 times as fast. Bad tie rods, ball joints, etc. I'm not making this stuff up, it wore out the front end on my 2500hd.

I cranked mine for the plow and it drove fine.... then i installed timbrens and it now rides worse with the timbrens then it did with just the t-bars. But PJ did it to be a cool t-bar crankin redneck.

and thanks bud... cuz i totally dont have a name or anything...you can just call me raven from now on....

Raven386
08-23-2008, 12:44 AM
also any pics he posts are all done by me....he is just trying to take the credit for my sweet striping skillz. i should have put my copyright stamp on the lawns.....you thief!

Kennedy Landscaping
08-23-2008, 12:47 AM
Raven, is it true that it wears out your front end?

Raven386
08-23-2008, 12:55 AM
So far everything is fine. I have heard from numerous ppl that it does wear out the front end, but IMO its if it is done too much. too many cranks puts to much stress on everything. After doing mine I never needed an alignment either, it drives perfect and knock on wood everything still is working. I think i cranked mine 4-5 turns.... BUT I dont know what will happen 2 years later so just be careful with what you are doing. If you are really concerned with front end problems, go on Ebay and look for the leveling kits.

dura to the max
08-23-2008, 03:16 PM
clean set-up


how big is the trailer, and about how much was it, bvuying one jst like it in the sprin/summer next season..loks good

all you need know is a chevy 3500 dump!

its a 7x16. read the post.

pj550v12
08-23-2008, 03:32 PM
I baby my truck when I drive it, I'm also on pace to put maybe 10,000 miles a year on this truck so I'm not concerned. I have heard from people that it can wear parts quicker, but its simply just not safe to ride in a vehicle with the nose pitched to the ground, braking quickly and safely is much harder. Also my father owns a mechanics shop, worst comes to worst, I have some one who can fix it at least.

pj550v12
08-23-2008, 03:48 PM
Two quick pictures, I couldn't remember to take my camera out all the time. Next week I will have a bunch more, I only worked for a few hours yesterday.
Both were cut with a Lesco 52 inch hydro walkbehind with a bagger.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b133/PJ550v12/IMG_1472.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b133/PJ550v12/IMG_1475.jpg

dura to the max
08-23-2008, 03:56 PM
looks good, did you use a stripe kit?

pj550v12
08-23-2008, 04:52 PM
No stripe kit, just high lift blades

deere615
08-23-2008, 05:23 PM
Very Very nice stripes!

Raven386
08-23-2008, 11:48 PM
that 2nd pic is all me...dont let him fool you. I did that striping right there! lol......the first one he did do.... but thats because he learned it from me :laugh: jk bud... I mean PJ550V12....

LawnMowerKing10
08-24-2008, 12:15 AM
what brand of mowers do you use?

kleankutslawn
08-24-2008, 12:59 AM
nice truck and trailer,nice work!

pj550v12
08-24-2008, 10:23 AM
Thanks guys. Currently we use a 52inch hyrdro walk behind, Lesco. And a 60 inch Exmark ZTR, however within the next month and a half or so I'm upgrading to a new 48imch Walker with the GHS

LawnMowerKing10
08-24-2008, 10:44 AM
awesome setup!

cutedge
08-24-2008, 12:06 PM
How do you like your dump insert? We are seriously thinking about setting up one of the trucks with one. What brand is it?

pj550v12
08-24-2008, 06:06 PM
The dump inmsert is great. I did a lot of thinking about it before I got it, weighing all my options, pros, cons, so on and so forth. In the end I couldn't be happier. Not only is it perfect for mulch, stone, dirt, and other bulky loads, but it actually helps me do a better job. While I'm out mowing during the day, I'm more likely to pick up and take away sticks, branches, excess clippings, and so on from the property, knowing that at the end of the day all I have to do is press a button and dump it all. Overall, I couldn't live without it after having it. I would however strongly recomend the air bag suspension though.

stuntmanlogan
08-24-2008, 06:14 PM
Like raven said the T-bars are cranked in the front to keep it level.

The trailer is a 7x16, it's a Pace Journey and it was purchased new, as a leftover for just under $6000. May sound steep but for the quality of trailer it is, and the access to the trailer store, it was the right choice.

Equiptment pics arent anything too special right now, and the inside of the trailer is a total mess, I have to get racks and get stuff set up like I want it. I'll try and get a few work pics tomorrow.

would you suggest cranking t-bars or does it give you a rough ride. Im also wondering how you cranked them and did it cost you alot. Thanks

pj550v12
08-24-2008, 06:54 PM
I would suggest it, especially if you are adding air bags. As i described earlier, it actually creates a safer ride. I do not notice any rougher of a ride, and it cose me nothing to do. It was a matter of jacking up the truck and getting underneath it and turning the torsion bar bolts about 5-6 times.

cutedge
08-24-2008, 08:27 PM
Thanks for the info. What was the cost and where did you get it?

TXNSLighting
08-24-2008, 11:17 PM
I would suggest it, especially if you are adding air bags. As i described earlier, it actually creates a safer ride. I do not notice any rougher of a ride, and it cose me nothing to do. It was a matter of jacking up the truck and getting underneath it and turning the torsion bar bolts about 5-6 times.

NoNo, cranking the torsion bars are bad. They make that IFS go out so much faster than it should. Which it doesnt last that long...

pj550v12
08-25-2008, 12:42 AM
The dump insert was purchased from The Trailer Depot in Northford, CT. For the insert, cab guard and tarp is was $3500 installed. Also it is a Truck Craft. I shopped around, it was the best price I could find and I feel as though it was money well spent.

We can argue the T-bar thing all day, all you guys have very valid points which I took into consideration before I did it, but I feel as though my reasons are valid as well so I'd care not to discuss it much more.

cooltype
08-25-2008, 12:51 AM
i especially like that truck. Yard looks real good too, i like my lesco z2

pj550v12
08-27-2008, 06:54 PM
More pics!
First a few lawns, sorry I suck at taking pics.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b133/PJ550v12/IMG_1476.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b133/PJ550v12/IMG_1478.jpg
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http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b133/PJ550v12/IMG_1483.jpg

pj550v12
08-27-2008, 06:55 PM
Now some of the truck. I added new sides as well. You can buy a side board kit for like $160, I made them for like $40
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b133/PJ550v12/IMG_1485.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b133/PJ550v12/IMG_1486.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b133/PJ550v12/IMG_1487.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b133/PJ550v12/IMG_1489.jpg

Raven386
08-27-2008, 11:59 PM
you do suck at taking pics.... kinda like how you cut lawns hahhaha. that last lawn pic looks amazing! I tell ya the guy who cut that knows what they are doing..... Happy B-day bud!

Raven386
08-28-2008, 05:53 PM
I think I might have locked someone in the lot today..... maybe a tree guy? I dont know but I heard someone yelling when I got back in the truck after locking the gate.

Riley Lawn Service
09-01-2008, 02:32 AM
is that thing a diesel or wat i prolly sound stupid for asking but i dont know much about chevy's

pj550v12
09-01-2008, 10:36 AM
No its gas, not deisel. Its not a stupid question. I took off the badges on the door for a more clean look and thats basically the only way to tell by looking at it.

pj550v12
06-26-2013, 09:43 PM
Updates to come, lots of changes over the past few years, still have the trailer, updated to a 550 dump as well as a list of other things! Will post pics ASAP. Any questions in the meantime ask away!

brandoncuts54
06-27-2013, 10:14 PM
Take some equipment pics and pics of inside your trailer

BckYrdLmbrJk
06-28-2013, 06:08 PM
Whoever striped that last lawn must have been drinkin on the job!:laugh:

Just kidding, looks good!

Love the mowing setup. 6.0 is a good engine. Very clean looking setup!

From the looks of how the truck sits you might have the torsion bars a tiny bit too tight but you're probably fine if its not bouncin around on ya. I've had to adjust mine after a winter of heavy plowing, but then again I don't have air ride on mine and its not an HD. It should sit pretty level but you should notice that without a trailer the body contour lines should slant a tiny bit higher in the back. Any easy way to tell is to measure the gaps in the wheel well between the tires and the back fender.

Love the dump insert and the air ride. That's a sweet truck an trailer setup ya got! Looks like you've been workin hard!

cli99
04-18-2014, 02:26 PM
Any updates? Saw you signature in a few other comments you made and got interested in the 13 Chevy and the 550!!