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flairland
08-25-2008, 11:41 AM
Hey guys, just wanted to share with you my landscape construction set up. I bought the truck and skidsteer this year (truck is an 04' F350 5.4L, and skidsteer is a New Holland L125), and I bought the dump last fall (6x10). I'm proud to say that I finally have it all paid off! What a great feeling that is! Let me know what you think!

lil_cote_93
08-25-2008, 02:38 PM
sick set up

RedMax Man
08-25-2008, 06:11 PM
The truck is clean and sharp. very nice.

TPS
08-25-2008, 07:33 PM
Whats the payload on that truck?

bobcat_ron
08-25-2008, 07:41 PM
Even a pile of manure can be pretty to look at when you can proudly say that it is paid off!

razor1
08-25-2008, 07:43 PM
Mighty Purdy! :canadaflag:

CAT powered
08-25-2008, 08:33 PM
Good thing it's not a 6.0L or you'd have to take another loan out to pay for repairs on it!

deere615
08-25-2008, 08:52 PM
Nice Truck Trailer and skid, they all look so clean!

Lawn Enforcer
08-25-2008, 09:33 PM
Clean! I like that landscape set-up, small dump trailer and a small skid steer.

lyube
08-25-2008, 10:03 PM
Nice truck. I'm a sucker for Regular cabs.

How is it on gas?

TXNSLighting
08-25-2008, 10:08 PM
Good thing it's not a 6.0L or you'd have to take another loan out to pay for repairs on it!

Dont ruin this thread

KelleyZP
08-25-2008, 11:28 PM
looking good- how much do you have invested there? Im looking for dump trailers now...

Junior M
08-26-2008, 07:12 AM
when you skidsteer I was thinking a common size like a ls185 and then you said 10 foot dump,, the only thing i could think was wow i want to see him load it.. and then the pics you got a little skidsteer... btw that is a really nice setup.. what all do you do? could you post some pics of some work maybe?

flairland
08-26-2008, 06:21 PM
Thanks for all the comments guys. Ill try to answer what I can now and maybe the rest later as I'm on my cell right now. All together I have about 28k invested in these three pieces. I do a mix of things, I'm a solo operator so I keep to smaller jobs right now. I install interlocking stone, decks and fences and do light excavating for other local contractors digging patios, moving materials, light grading, etc.
This truck is better on gas than my old 98 dodge 1500 4x4 with the 5.2 was and I can tow a whole lot more! I gotta go now but ill try to answer more later!

KrayzKajun
08-26-2008, 06:32 PM
love tht set up!!!

TXNSLighting
08-26-2008, 07:56 PM
Hey welcome back Krazy! I guess you survived!

IMAGE
08-27-2008, 12:28 PM
Thats Nice!! I Like, I Like!

CAT powered
08-27-2008, 02:55 PM
TXNSLighting I wasn't trying to ruin the thread. It's a good looking truck. I own a six liter PSTD so I'm not some Dodge guy sitting here bashing it.

That's a sweet rig you have. I hope you have the best of luck in your new business flairland.

TXNSLighting
08-27-2008, 09:57 PM
TXNSLighting I wasn't trying to ruin the thread. It's a good looking truck. I own a six liter PSTD so I'm not some Dodge guy sitting here bashing it.

That's a sweet rig you have. I hope you have the best of luck in your new business flairland.

I got ya. You just never know...It gets very old.

flairland
08-28-2008, 10:47 AM
Here are just a few very recent work pics:

flairland
08-28-2008, 10:49 AM
Job at last two pics is completed now.. going to get some final product pics this weekend.. that was my biggest job to date (complete grade, did the flagstone, deck, moved hottub, planting, concrete patio was subbed, rest of it was mine)

flairland
08-28-2008, 10:56 AM
This was a large sod job I completed (hired on temporary help for this!) It was about 30,000 sq ft. I wish I had a picture before I rototilled and graded this whole property, that would have been a great before and after photo.

** the last pic is how I started out last spring! ..I sold that truck before I had to put a new clutch in it, and before the mto (ministry of transportation:canadaflag:) caught me..

deere615
08-28-2008, 10:49 PM
Wow you work looks Great, good job

flairland
09-01-2008, 03:30 PM
Thanks deere615!

oakwdman
09-01-2008, 05:34 PM
That sod looks awesome. Do you ever wish you had gone diesel over the 5.4 when pulling what you pull? Is the truck just for work or is she a dd too?

TXNSLighting
09-01-2008, 05:54 PM
Very nice sod job!

flairland
09-01-2008, 06:18 PM
Thanks guys, the sod job did turn out nicely.. I graded out the whole property first, then tilled in 200 yards of mushroom compost, and then laid it.

flairland
09-01-2008, 06:22 PM
That sod looks awesome. Do you ever wish you had gone diesel over the 5.4 when pulling what you pull? Is the truck just for work or is she a dd too?

I would have loved to have a diesel, but couldn't justify it for the price. I don't pull a huge amount of weight with the truck - the most I regularly pull is the dump trailer filled with about 3 yards of stone, or the skidsteer. Its both my personal and work vehicle, but my wife has a VW Tdi that we try to drive as much as possible to save fuel costs!

JRS Landscaping
09-01-2008, 08:47 PM
how do you like the ls125

flairland
09-01-2008, 10:19 PM
I love my new Holland. I bought it instead of hiring and employee this year and it hasn't let me down! I rarely use my wheelbarrow anymore. It fits just about anywhere, and I find it digs much better than the dingos and mt's I've rented in the past. I'm thinking of upgrading to an rc30 next year though for a little more power and also accuracy for grading.

JRS Landscaping
09-07-2008, 10:15 PM
i found one for $4500 u think its worth it? its in nice shape i was going to use it for snow removal and various landscaping jobs

Junior M
09-07-2008, 10:19 PM
Wow! you do some nice work! do you only use the skidsteer? or do you rent a mini ex to do some of the stuff?

flairland
09-08-2008, 08:48 PM
i found one for $4500 u think its worth it? its in nice shape i was going to use it for snow removal and various landscaping jobs

Ya I think that's a good deal.. I definitely think its worth it, especially if you're going to use it for snow removal too. I have never plowed with it, but I know lots of guys in my area that use them for plowing. I love it for landscaping stuff, I use it for everything, I rarely even bring wheelbarrows to jobsites anymore.

flairland
09-08-2008, 08:54 PM
Wow! you do some nice work! do you only use the skidsteer? or do you rent a mini ex to do some of the stuff?

I do majority of my work with the new Holland, I rarely rent a miniex. Today I actually rented an rc30 to shape some berms in a backyard. Had 200 yards of topsoil trucked in and it graded it in about 3 hours, man do I ever love that machine, can't wait to get one!

dura to the max
09-08-2008, 10:39 PM
sweet set-up/ i love the truck. im a sucker for a regular cab 3/43-1 ton 4x4 trucks. thats bad @$$

Riley Lawn Service
09-14-2008, 02:02 AM
all i can say is awesome! man you do some good sod work i had a sod job i did about 4 months ago that was terrible it was around 20,000 sq ft and we ordered rolls but they delivered 3ft by 3ft squares so that was a day of constant work without breaks! lol

btw how are gas prices in London?

Riley Lawn Service
09-14-2008, 02:03 AM
all i can say is awesome! man you do some good sod work i had a sod job i did about 4 months ago that was terrible it was around 20,000 sq ft and we ordered rolls but they delivered 3ft by 3ft squares so that was a day of constant work without breaks! lol

btw how are gas prices in London?

flairland
09-17-2008, 08:29 PM
Sorry for taking so long to get back to you guys! Thanks for the compliments thought! Gas prices arent as bad as they've been.. they were aroung 1.39 a litre for about a month, now they're down to about 1.20 a litre.

KrayzKajun
11-18-2008, 11:43 PM
LOve your setup!!

flairland
11-19-2008, 08:45 PM
Thanks Krazy! I love your truck!

02DURAMAX
11-22-2008, 02:10 AM
Nice Ls 125!!!

flairland
11-23-2008, 09:43 PM
Nice Ls 125!!!

Thanks! You wanna buy it? :)

oakhillslandscaping
11-24-2008, 10:37 AM
what kind of pavers are those one page 2 that short walk way i love that look

flairland
11-25-2008, 10:30 PM
what kind of pavers are those one page 2 that short walk way i love that look

Thanks oakhills! The pavers that were used on that walkway were 'Oaks' Centurion Pavers, in the Executive color.