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srl28
09-17-2008, 11:12 PM
Got a new phone so I wanted to clear some pics off of my old phone. Got some of our hardscaping and excavating on my digital, which landed at the bottom of a pool recently so those may take some time but heres what I got so far.

GravelyGuy
09-17-2008, 11:13 PM
My neck hurts too bad to look at those.

MysticLandscape
09-17-2008, 11:13 PM
I hurt my neck trying to look at them..

South Florida Lawns
09-17-2008, 11:13 PM
I never knew Jersey had such steep mountains!:laugh:

srl28
09-17-2008, 11:14 PM
CRAP, cant get them to turn sideays so I hope ya ll have a laptop or a flexible neck, lol. Sorry
....more to come

KCfireman
09-17-2008, 11:14 PM
My neck hurts too bad to look at those.same here!!!!!:laugh::laugh: But when you look at them the right way the lawns do look superb!! Good job.

srl28
09-17-2008, 11:14 PM
wow 3 ppl said the same thing in about 2 minutes lol....cant figure out how to turn em sorry delete the thread if ya want mods. Ill figure it out

South Florida Lawns
09-17-2008, 11:16 PM
Its cool man nice Freight Shaker and Chevrolet by the way.

srl28
09-17-2008, 11:21 PM
Thanks, love that truck. 130k and was in the shop once for a busted strut thats it other than routine maintenance. CAT Diesel in it. Thank You, get a lot of compliments on the vehicles. Thanks-try to keep em clean and all

RedMax Man
09-17-2008, 11:24 PM
Ouch my neck hurts but it was worth it i guess. :)

Kennedy Landscaping
09-17-2008, 11:27 PM
I agree, it hurt my neck. lol looks good though!

02DURAMAX
09-17-2008, 11:50 PM
Man I got Dizzy!!!

Guzman Properties
09-17-2008, 11:54 PM
Your lines aren't straight, they are parallel!!!!

srl28
09-17-2008, 11:54 PM
more coming

srl28
09-17-2008, 11:58 PM
if those made ya dizzy.......

Kennedy Landscaping
09-18-2008, 12:12 AM
Much better, maybe try and sell that customer on a bed renovation or at least a mulch job. Looks like it hasn't been re-mulched in years.

oakhillslandscaping
09-18-2008, 06:42 AM
sweet trucks lakeview what size is that chevy 5500? or 4500?

srl28
09-18-2008, 07:10 AM
thanks man- its a 2004 C4500. Really like that one too, alot quicker and more versatile than the FL. Has a 6.6 Duramax and Alison Auto in it. 4x2, we dont plow.

funny thing is, is that that mulch was done that spring by the homeowner, bad hardwood mulch, had us replace it a couple months later.

Kennedy Landscaping
09-18-2008, 11:38 AM
I love jobs like that where the HO doesn't want you to do it because of your price, and then a couple of months later you get to in and fix their problems for even more than the original price.

POPO4995
09-18-2008, 11:42 AM
What mowers do you own? All Scag?

srl28
09-18-2008, 12:56 PM
Actually sold the scag. Have Hustler ride on mowers and encore and exmark walkbehinds, with some toro self propelled mowers in there too, all redmax handheld equipment.

Yea gotta love those jobs, get those kind of calls every spring for the estiamte and then again late spring for you to just come do it right. Stupid but to each their own

deere615
09-19-2008, 11:21 PM
Nice pics, that is a sweet chevy dump

oakwdman
09-20-2008, 01:09 AM
Did you get rid of the ford dump you had a while back? I remember you didn't have many kind words for it lol.

srl28
09-20-2008, 11:34 AM
ha you remember that thing....yea long gone sold it for about 2k more than I bought it for and but about $300.00 into it so I dont gripe too much anymore lol. Thanks, love the chevy, not as much balls as the Fl but it out tows the FL and often out hauls the Chevy some times. Great truck.

srl28
09-20-2008, 11:37 AM
ha this one, the beast. looking for a replacement for it for odds and ends and pulling a small maintenance trailer, maybe a 3rd leaf vac too

Junior M
09-20-2008, 11:47 AM
I love those L-boxes!! Thats a good lookin truck to... you said your going to sell it?

srl28
09-20-2008, 11:48 AM
Here are 2 more of the chevy everyone seems to love. One is how we have it lit up for night work in the fall with the leaf vacs on it.

srl28
09-20-2008, 11:50 AM
Nope its gone, sold it about a year ago maybe, and that was a horrible truck lol, 150k on a gasser and it was pretty beat.

deere615
09-20-2008, 09:49 PM
That lettering is nice

srl28
09-20-2008, 11:29 PM
Thanks, all vinyl. Just looks neat and sets us apart, got a lot of people who know our trucks by that and like I said, its just something different and sets us apart. All our stuff is lettered, even the mowers have signs on them, guys have shirts and jackets, etc. I think thats very important to do in an industry that is so full of competition, most being fly by night "companys". alot of hacks in this business and sure having a nice truck or trailer doesnt make you good at what you do at all but when we can prove that our work is good and we look good, clean, and professional in the process than I for one think we stand a better chance than the average company.

deere615
09-21-2008, 09:06 PM
Thanks, all vinyl. Just looks neat and sets us apart, got a lot of people who know our trucks by that and like I said, its just something different and sets us apart. All our stuff is lettered, even the mowers have signs on them, guys have shirts and jackets, etc. I think thats very important to do in an industry that is so full of competition, most being fly by night "companys". alot of hacks in this business and sure having a nice truck or trailer doesnt make you good at what you do at all but when we can prove that our work is good and we look good, clean, and professional in the process than I for one think we stand a better chance than the average company.

I totally agree

J&R Landscaping
09-22-2008, 12:31 PM
Nice pictures!

DBL
09-22-2008, 01:33 PM
thats a nice chevy you got there

srl28
09-22-2008, 01:45 PM
Thank You, would like to get another chevy, very pleased with it.

srl28
11-26-2008, 06:45 PM
Got some updates. These are just some fall cleanups I figured Id post since everyone else was posting theirs. Not done in these pics but you get the idea

The last pic is just a small part of a camp for blind and handicapped kids that we help maintain and volunteer for and what not

93Chevy
11-26-2008, 06:53 PM
Nice work and equipment. Looking forward to more, hopefully.

srl28
11-26-2008, 07:00 PM
yea thank, got plenty, some on an old camera thats dead, most on my phone but thats just a pain to get on here. Anything specific let me know. thanks!

oakwdman
11-26-2008, 07:24 PM
Any otehr pics of that green ford p/u? Is it a gasser or diesel?

srl28
11-26-2008, 07:39 PM
The green dump is sold a while back. The 350 towing the 1 mowing trailer a page or 2 back is a 2005 5.4 gas, auto. Wish it was the diesel but at the time Ford had the employee pricing and I got a sweet deal on the truck. Love the truck and other than the 9mpg its very good all around. No problems really. Got some pics somewhere of it

srl28
11-26-2008, 07:42 PM
Heres a pic of the 05 ford p/u, all shiny and clean! Soon to be lettered, been to busy to take it off the road to letter it and it was more of a personal truck until now

nnj18
11-26-2008, 07:50 PM
looking good Will as usual! I see that Hustler is being put to good use :)

oakwdman
11-26-2008, 07:52 PM
lol, I hear ya on the 9mpg, my dodge gasser gets about 8mpg.

srl28
11-26-2008, 08:16 PM
That hustler is the best. Lookin at at least 1 more this spring, very happy with it and that bac vac is really helpful, holds a ton and dumps in a sec its great. Sucked up a lacrosse ball this summer with it with the bac-vac on it and now every once in a while at certain rpm's and under certain load you get a horrible clicking grinding noise. Think the impellers out of balance, runs fine with ear plugs tho lol!

Yea i have a cold air intake on the Ford too and maybe at best I'll get like 10 1/2 lol. Still wouldnt trade it. Love the truck. Have a little electrical glitch somewhere around the fuel pump but thats all thats ever happened in the hard 40k thats on it

nnj18
11-26-2008, 10:15 PM
That hustler is the best. Lookin at at least 1 more this spring, very happy with it and that bac vac is really helpful, holds a ton and dumps in a sec its great. Sucked up a lacrosse ball this summer with it with the bac-vac on it and now every once in a while at certain rpm's and under certain load you get a horrible clicking grinding noise. Think the impellers out of balance, runs fine with ear plugs tho lol!

Yea i have a cold air intake on the Ford too and maybe at best I'll get like 10 1/2 lol. Still wouldnt trade it. Love the truck. Have a little electrical glitch somewhere around the fuel pump but thats all thats ever happened in the hard 40k thats on it

yah I wish I had the workload I have now earlier this year....I wouldve kept it. I mowed that large corner lawn across from my house with it and fell in luv! lol

oh you need to get some strobes in the front of that FL50!

srl28
11-26-2008, 10:21 PM
Yea thats another winter project. Will be putting a 2 strobe lightbar on the roof and 2 or 4 amber grille lights. The back and sides of both trucks are set but I agree both of the fronts need attention.

Hustler makes a great machine now IMO, used to be crap but with the recent super and mini zs they really worked out some kinks. Havent run an xr7 deck yet but would like to try one. Seem nice.

nnj18
11-26-2008, 10:32 PM
Yah and that clamshell is sweet + the suspension seat :)
Yah next truck I get I'm putting 6 hide-aways in it, 2 in front and 4 in rear. I wish I had big prop.s like yours lol so easy all you need is 2 60"s and a 48" wb lol I hate using the 36"...that's why I'm getting a crew ASAP.

srl28
11-26-2008, 10:43 PM
Honestly the walkbehinds stay in the trailer most of the time, only pull em out on hills or gates. 60 takes care of it all pretty quick. The clamshell bac-vac i would recommend to anyone doing cleanups this way. I will say tho that for spring and summer it makes it harder if you do not dump or have a place to dump clippings on the customers property, shoveling gets old fast, guys hate that about it. Flew through a cleanup today in about an hour with that bac vac, 2 guys go around with backpacks and blow out the beds and a 2ft perimeter and after that one guy works the mower with vac to collect the leaves and cut the lawn, the other works the vac to pickup what the mower dumps at the vac.

nnj18
11-26-2008, 10:51 PM
How fast do you usually fill that clamsell up? That's a much larger unit then what exmark puts on their mowers...exactly what I want to get in the spring.

srl28
11-26-2008, 11:10 PM
Takes longer than you think actually, grinds it up very small, into quarter size pieces. Hard to tell how long it takes ya know but id say most of your lawns with a good coat of leaves would be about 2 or 3 bins full, if that and depending on size lawn and amount of leaves

STIHL GUY
11-28-2008, 08:12 PM
nice trucks

srl28
11-28-2008, 11:10 PM
Thanks, been trying to get a shot of them all in one but havent had the time to. Hopefully by the end of this season we will, still goin until it snows

srl28
03-24-2009, 01:49 PM
My maintenance guy has been on me for the past 2 years about gettin another mower. Hes a die hard scag fan and had me sold lol so heres the new beast for those of you who drool over fresh paint!. 61 inch Turf Tiger, 35hp Briggs big block. Awesome torque and power Im very impressed.


also a shot of our Ford we re using for estimates and small stuff.

nnj18
03-24-2009, 02:25 PM
Can you tell a big difference vs the hustler I sold you?

Ford looks nice..

srl28
03-24-2009, 02:32 PM
Yea fords dirty there but been kinda chilly and dusty to really clean em up.

Yea theres no comparison really. the Scag is faster, seems to cut better although we havent cut with this exact one yet, the bagger is alot easier to use and seems to pickup better. Hydros feel alot stronger and responsive, not as touchy.

srl28
03-24-2009, 02:37 PM
Oh and its the little things that we really like on this machine as opposed to any others we demoed or used:

-Fuel tank sits way low on the machine, better center of gravity and easier to fill.
-Handles can be moved for more of a comfortable postion
-Seat is incredible, unlike any other manufacturers seat
-Whole machine sits lower and just enough wider to make a difference on hills and what not
-Controls are nicer and easier to get to and all
-The deck is shaft drive, there is one belt but for the spindles only. That was really impressive I must say
-There is a rear hatch that folds down and allows acces to the rear of the engine, any belts, etc. Very nice to use and maintain all around.

Sorry for the rant but when you spend this much on a mower lol its the little things that count too!

2brothersyardcare
03-24-2009, 05:00 PM
how you like that billy goat?

srl28
03-24-2009, 05:09 PM
We like it, darn thigns pretty heavy. About 165lbs or so. But it will move anything. Did a large cleanup the other day and the guys made note that the blower blew gravel from the salters clear across the large parking lot with 2 or 3 passes. Its great on more level lawns and surfaces as it gets heavy pushin it up hill. A little top heavy too but it makes up for its shortcomings in power and performance.

nnj18
03-24-2009, 05:20 PM
those blowers kill anything....i'm getting a 13hp this fall....i'm set on one

DRBLawnBuster
03-24-2009, 05:32 PM
love the trucks and the scag!!!

srl28
03-24-2009, 10:33 PM
Thanks!

Yea was kinda leary at first of the plastic housing on the billy goat, and ours did get cracked pretty good but still operates fine. Had the 9hp one and it rarely got used, no comparison to the 13hp bigger brother

MileHigh
03-24-2009, 10:52 PM
BadA$$ trucks and equipment you have yourself there.:drinkup:

Keep the pics comming..

srl28
08-23-2009, 12:25 AM
Been a while, been very busy and have quite a few pics. Alot of the pictures I have now are just maintenance work.

So far the hardscape end of things has been slow but steady, concentrating on some larger commercial accounts this year, been working out well for us so far. Only 2 small walkways and a pretty large patio job. Patio job was for a PITA customer and didnt end as I wouldve liked. Ill get some pics of that soon.

srl28
08-23-2009, 12:34 AM
more, stepping stone job was something small from last year, unfortunately the homeowner decided to move a few stones around with his father in law after we were done, thought he had some bright idea. Still doesnt look bad. Nice stones to work with, but prefer natural stone, these are Techo-Bloc Maya stones

ToroLandscaper
08-23-2009, 03:13 AM
Great work and I really like that scag!

pun299
08-23-2009, 12:51 PM
Everything looks good man. Is that the new kohls in newton? You must have gotten a lot of work from that.

srl28
08-23-2009, 05:23 PM
Yes thats the Newton one. Took alot of work to get to where it is now and it still does need a lot more work. Whole site is nothing but shale and very thin and poor topsoil. Gonna take another season or so to get the lawn and the shrubs established but it is certainly on its way. Thanks!

Pun299, where ya from?

nnj18
08-23-2009, 05:46 PM
Will who got you in on the Kohls?
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pun299
08-23-2009, 05:52 PM
Thats good for you. Should keep ya busy. I live in hopatcong. I go to school at sussex county community college which i m sure you know is basicly right behind that lol. I passed it everyday I had school in the spring. They did alot of earth moving at that site. It nice so see some pictures of places that I know. You dont plow? You should try to pick up that parking lot. Would be a good account.

srl28
08-23-2009, 11:22 PM
We do plow commercial and will be plowing that lot, will be a good account lol.

Kohls is a good account, lot of work to do but all in all its great to have, a good paying account and steady work. Kohls works with management companies who sub out the work. Basically we re working for a management company who works for Kohls, if that makes sense. Never thought I would like doing work like that but I gotta say this was more or less a test/trial and its working out very well. Will be doing more business this way. All our other smaller commercial accounts come from advertising, word of mouth, etc.

srl28
09-13-2009, 05:13 PM
Just wanted to keep the thread going some. Got some new accounts that I really wanna get some pictures of. Heres one new one we took over thats around a lake here. And of course our little scag dilemma the other week. Ground was way wet but didnt seem it, picture does the situation no justice :laugh: after the sharp shrub there was a nice 10 ft drop. Luckily the shrub stopped the skid. Screwed up the turf some but we rolled it back, darn lawn holds the water like a sponge.

More to come, working on some planting projects. Gearing up for fall in a little bit too! :usflag:

pun299
09-13-2009, 07:19 PM
Nice ruts man. Where you able to drive the scag out of those? What lake is that?

rusty_keg_3
09-13-2009, 08:20 PM
Nice lookin stuff and work man... So what did the owners say about the ruts?

srl28
09-13-2009, 10:53 PM
Thank you guys very much!..

The ruts were at the bottom side of a little slope so they cant easily be seen from the house and when the mower was pulled out, the shrubs branches almost cover the 1 set. We rolled the sod that was there back as best as possible, doesnt look so bad now. Homeowners were completely fine with it, no problem at all.

pun299- the house with the pool there sits right on Lake Mohawk. Beautiful property. Older home, previous owner passed away at 92, owner got a screaming deal on the home, has some interior restoration work to do but otherwise the house and property has been well kept.

nnj18
09-14-2009, 06:58 AM
Those ruts are an example of why I bought the 60" tthp. ZTR's are just way to heavy to be using on hilly properties, especially this year with all the rain we've had.
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srl28
09-14-2009, 12:28 PM
Very true, normally its not a problem if your going up the hill but he caught it right and it slid, no more ztr on this one!

pun299
09-14-2009, 02:02 PM
Yeah there has been way to much rain this year. A few of my yards that dont get alot of sun where always like sponges. All most everytime I cut them the same areas where like mud pits. But with my 48 wb its not an issue compared to what those ztr's could do. I dont know about you guys but I am so tired of mowing, I just want to start with clean ups.

nnj18
09-14-2009, 02:46 PM
:waving: I'm right there with you about cleanup!
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srl28
09-14-2009, 06:25 PM
Same, but I dont mind the maintenance, can do without some of the tiny headaches that often go along with them but its all good. Wrapping up some other jobs so I'm happy about that, pictures to follow.


I hear ya, waaaay too much rain this year, One lawn we have, we have to trim a small section with a trimmer, anything else seriously sinks in. Guys got a real bad drainage problem in the front.

Leaves seem to be really dropping up here in some spots. To be expected for mid-September but still seems like falls right upon us. Probably running 2 leaf vac trucks this year. Anyone in the area need help? Let me know.

sneckscape
02-08-2011, 09:36 AM
Here are 2 more of the chevy everyone seems to love. One is how we have it lit up for night work in the fall with the leaf vacs on it.

i love the LEDs on the c4500 d max

bobcat48
02-08-2011, 05:09 PM
looks good.nice work.