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Cutter1
03-09-2009, 10:54 PM
WHat the hell, I thought I would throw a couple pics on.

Cutter1
03-09-2009, 10:56 PM
pics........sorry forgot them. :)

Cutter1
03-09-2009, 10:58 PM
one more...

Lucky Star Lawn Care
03-09-2009, 11:02 PM
Oh you ruined it with all the push mowers...lol just kidding I just hate pushmowing. Looks like you got a good setup. Is that your shop?

Classified
03-09-2009, 11:02 PM
Someone is getting ready for the season to start.

flatlander42
03-09-2009, 11:03 PM
YIKES! You sure have some coin in handhelds!

Looks like your ready!


Nathan

Malm's Lawn&Pest Control
03-09-2009, 11:06 PM
looking good

Cutter1
03-09-2009, 11:11 PM
I'm ready I think :) Man I've been working on stuff for weeks. Just when you think your done, I find more. Yes its my shop....10,000 square ft. Pressure washed today, chaging all filters, plugs.etc......Tomorrow 4 lasers, walker, bark blower.

Cutter1
03-09-2009, 11:12 PM
I hate push mowing too!!! Can't afford down time, one breaks push it in the corner, get another one.

DoetschOutdoor
03-09-2009, 11:12 PM
Why soooo many push mowers?

Cutter1
03-09-2009, 11:14 PM
Usually three crews go out, two push mowers per trailer and a few extras. Have to keep updating everything.

Cutter1
03-09-2009, 11:15 PM
10 mowers, 5 guys, each guy cuts with two at once. Saves time, plus I don't have to buy riders :) just kdding.

Lucky Star Lawn Care
03-09-2009, 11:22 PM
Yeah I hear ya when you say just put it over there grab another and get back to work...lol Sounds like you got a nice shop and a good thing going

Cutter1
03-09-2009, 11:25 PM
Thanks...its been a struggle, but it keeps me on my toes. Having the shop is real nice, plus having the lifts there helps. Do all repairs on trucks, trailers, equipment in house.

Petr51488
03-09-2009, 11:33 PM
Looks good! Do those hedge trimmers cut better then the extended ones on the pole? I have the stihl extented one and it just doesnt cut as good as i would like it to. Do those handheld ones cut better?

deere615
03-09-2009, 11:34 PM
Thanks...its been a struggle, but it keeps me on my toes. Having the shop is real nice, plus having the lifts there helps. Do all repairs on trucks, trailers, equipment in house.

I hear ya. I am looking for a shop

Cutter1
03-09-2009, 11:51 PM
I looked for 5 plus years for a shop before I found one suitable. Its tough to find one perfect for you unless you build it yourself. The one I'm in needs some tlc, but its good for me.


The stihl handheld cut like crap and I hate the ones on the pole too. I like the echo clippers myself, have been using those for years. guess its all about preference. The shindaiwa articulatiing trimmers leave stuff behind. the stihl pole trimmers are better , but not much.

Kennedy Landscaping
03-10-2009, 12:14 AM
Awesome!....

Lucky Star Lawn Care
03-10-2009, 12:14 AM
Im looking for a house now and the only thing im thinking about while looking is land to have a shop built or a bada$$ existing setup not to worried about the house aslong as its solid I will fix it up. How about some more pics ofthe shop etc..

Cutter1
03-10-2009, 12:19 AM
The one thing bothered me about living on the property with my shop is your always at work and if you are home and the guys are working they know, etc.... I will get some pics on tomorrow. bare with me, I'm pulling my hair out there.

weasel
03-10-2009, 01:04 AM
I'm ready I think :) Man I've been working on stuff for weeks. Just when you think your done, I find more. Yes its my shop....10,000 square ft. Pressure washed today, chaging all filters, plugs.etc......Tomorrow 4 lasers, walker, bark blower.

Have you used the equipment over the winter. If not aren't you worried about the gas going bad. It's shelf life is 23 days now.(ethanol)

Collegepro
03-10-2009, 01:19 AM
Wow that is amazing set of mowers, blowers, trimmers, and hedge trimmers...collection nice work

DRBLawnBuster
03-10-2009, 06:55 AM
That is one heck of a collection of hand helds! Nice equipment

riverwalklandscaping
03-10-2009, 07:03 AM
Handhelds theoretically cut the same, but they are much easier to handle on smaller plants than the big pole ones. Also keeping the nuts that keep the two blades together tight but not too tight is key. My shindiawa extended pole trimmer cuts like crap compared to my cheap handheld one, but its gotten pretty old and the blades are dull as a spoon.

Cutter1
03-10-2009, 08:37 AM
I don't run anything in the winter except the plow trucks. I know the shelf life of gas, but have never had a problem. Not saying thats the right thing to do, but I don't have the time to worry about it. Went through everything, fuel, air, oil filters, grease.....if they start move to the next one, if they don't start fix it. :) Use to run all shindaiwa trimmers, actually got rid of about 30 pieces of handhelds past few years. Thanks for all the comments, I'll try to get more pics on for you guys.

Real Green
03-10-2009, 02:47 PM
Why soooo many push mowers?

I am not going to answer for him, but I believe he is doing what is called Just Mowing. It is a really cool system and way to make great money if you can find the right area to make it work. Cutter1, if I am going down the wrong path, I apologize.

weasel
03-10-2009, 05:27 PM
I don't run anything in the winter except the plow trucks. I know the shelf life of gas, but have never had a problem. Not saying thats the right thing to do, but I don't have the time to worry about it. Went through everything, fuel, air, oil filters, grease.....if they start move to the next one, if they don't start fix it. :) Use to run all shindaiwa trimmers, actually got rid of about 30 pieces of handhelds past few years. Thanks for all the comments, I'll try to get more pics on for you guys.

Some stations still have non-ethanol gas around here, If you use a lot of fuel check into buying in futures, or get a tank at your shop. I have a 1000gl tank for gas and I filled it up for $1.01 gl a couple months ago, and a 500 gl tank for diesel. BIG SAVINGS I'm going to start a thread on this as well

deere615
03-10-2009, 09:10 PM
I just put fuel stablizer in all my equipment at the end of the season

02DURAMAX
03-11-2009, 07:22 AM
Dam thats a good amount of equipment!

Cutter1
03-11-2009, 05:29 PM
I have tanks at my shop for fuel. Its not a great savings in fuel for me, but it saves huge time!!! We fill up at the end of the day..Less BS guys want to go home so they don't mess around and waste time. I go through A LOT of fuel so 500 gallons doesnt last long. Only use for equipment I have a fuel depot 1/4 mile from my shop for the trucks, where i have an account.

Cutter1
03-11-2009, 05:30 PM
hey deere....how bout a back up plow for your truck...I have a 7 1/2 for sale.

Green Finger
03-11-2009, 07:26 PM
Nice fleet. You have pretty nice setup.:weightlifter:

Cutter1
03-11-2009, 08:28 PM
thanks, I appreciate the responses.

deere615
03-11-2009, 09:40 PM
hey deere....how bout a back up plow for your truck...I have a 7 1/2 for sale.

no thanks I dont think I really need it the plow is brand new as of december. It is alos the neew mount not the classic

Cutter1
03-11-2009, 10:01 PM
mine is not even one season old. Has the new mount too, not the classic.

LindblomRJ
03-11-2009, 10:15 PM
Nice setup. How many crews are you running? Looks like an efficient money making setup.

lifetree
03-11-2009, 10:16 PM
I'm ready I think :) Man I've been working on stuff for weeks. Just when you think your done, I find more. Yes its my shop....10,000 square ft. Pressure washed today, chaging all filters, plugs.etc......Tomorrow 4 lasers, walker, bark blower.

You answered my question ... I was wondering if you had any ZTR's, what with all those 21" mowers !!

P.Services
03-11-2009, 10:30 PM
what kind of mulch blower? im sure finn but what size? 302? how do you like it? worth me buying one?

Cutter1
03-11-2009, 10:31 PM
its a 302, I love it. its big bucks at $45k, but saves your back, saves mulch and LESS IDIOTS WORKING.

P.Services
03-11-2009, 10:32 PM
does it make a mess installing it? how far can you blow it?

Cutter1
03-11-2009, 10:36 PM
It has a 150 ft hose, its all about the operator. it can be dusty if you don't have it set right or the right operator. I have blown 12 yards in 25 minutes.

P.Services
03-11-2009, 10:43 PM
do you just blow one load and then drive back to the yard or do you load it on site by hand or with a machine?

Cutter1
03-11-2009, 10:46 PM
depens on what I'm doing. Usually fill the blower, un hook and run and get more. If i'm doing a big job I will load with the kubota or skd loader. You have to fill it right too. Fill it too high up, comes out clumpy, too low too much dust. Its about team work. The guy loading is important to.

P.Services
03-11-2009, 10:50 PM
hmmm i need to demo one this spring. i wanted to get a aem 16 (i think thats what finn calls it) its the one with a conveyor running up into a hopper. it doesnt have a bin of its own. i wanted to make a bed for a f-650 like a big mulch mule that would slowly feed the conveyor on the finn so you dont have to load it.

and the finn wouldnt be on a trailer, just mounted right ot the back of the truck. just like a big express blower but smaller scale.

Cutter1
03-11-2009, 10:52 PM
wouldn't you still need to put mulch on the conveyor somehow??

P.Services
03-11-2009, 10:56 PM
its hard to explain with out a picture, the whole bottom of the truck bed is one big conveyor leading to the finn right at the end of the conveyor. i will find some pics of a express blower.

Cutter1
03-11-2009, 10:57 PM
I'm following you similar to v box salt spreader concept.

P.Services
03-11-2009, 10:59 PM
yes!! thats a good way to say it. like a HUGE v-box with some gizzmows that look like big egg beaters at the end to beat the clumps out of the mulch before it gets sent into the blower.

Cutter1
03-11-2009, 11:00 PM
Mine has what they call the fluffer wheel, it breakes it up before going into the air lock.

Cutter1
03-11-2009, 11:04 PM
seeing if this worked from my email

P.Services
03-11-2009, 11:05 PM
yeah thats what mine will have to (someday im going to make this). it would be nice to carry out 40yrds and a blower with no trailer and be able to back into tight spots. but do it without spending 300k on a blower truck.

Cutter1
03-11-2009, 11:05 PM
it worked!!

Cutter1
03-11-2009, 11:06 PM
the blower trucks are big bucks.

Cutter1
03-11-2009, 11:10 PM
found blower pic

AmsoilPower
03-11-2009, 11:15 PM
That's a impressive spread of 2-cycle equipment. What do I have to do to get some Amsoil running thru those???:rolleyes:

Looks like a well run operation.

Cutter1
03-11-2009, 11:18 PM
lol, not sure. I'm always willing to change.

Cutter1
03-11-2009, 11:27 PM
Free amsoil would be a start!!! :)

02DURAMAX
03-12-2009, 03:39 AM
Free amsoil would be a start!!! :)

I would recommend it!

Its great oil!!