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YardFarmersLLC
07-10-2010, 09:04 PM
Ok guys, I decided to re-do this because my last thread was sorta jumbled.

I provide full service Lawn, Landscape, Spraying, and Light Excavation. I just turned 20, and started out when I was 15 driving a tractor around town bush hogging lots and fields. It grew from there. I currently take care of the 200 acre family farm with my dad, plus my own 100 acre lease farm I lease from an elderly couple to run my cows on. Here's the equipment, job pics will follow.
I have no partners nor backers, I just spend all my money on more tools lol. During peak season I keep about 8 employees full time.

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The backhoe is not mine, I use it under contract for the city. In this case though I was hauling it to the shop for brake work. Its a 420D cat with extend-a-hoe. It weighs 24,500 plus. That is my trailer though =)

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Just sold this one not long ago.

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My ugly little hoe. Its about to get a paint job lol.

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http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff12/2strokeman/IMG00032-1.jpg Bad Boy 28 hp Cat 60"

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F700 and old mustang loader. 25' pintle hitch 12 ton trailer.

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My 2006 Cat 267B on rubber tracks with cab, heat, air. My 1997 F250 with 140 HP wildman chip, and too many other goodies to list.

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Old massey backup tractor

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285 Massey loader tractor

Also not pictured is my yard 255 massey used for harley raking yards.

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Geez I miss this old tractor. Used mainly for bushogging rough ground with either a 9 foot hog or a batwing.

YardFarmersLLC
07-10-2010, 09:22 PM
Now for the work....

Trimming trees fir the city contract:
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Mowing/Landscaping. I don't mow the yards at the two big houses, just been re-doing some of the landscaping:

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Cleared the underbrush and opened up this lake view

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Park Mowing

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Right-of-ways. 3 miles both sides of the road each week.

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7 acre church mowing and landscape

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12 acre apartment complex mowed weekly plus most of the maintenance.

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7 acre apartment complex

Recent landscape job we are on right now:

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After 10 loads of topsoil

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All total we do 3 apartment complexes, A fazoli's complete maintenance, two commercials for an auto parts, 12 acre park for the city, roadside park, right of ways, bush hogging, water treatment plant, and plowing for city. We also do a lot for the homeowners Assoc. in three big subdivisions, and the 7 acre church, and all new construction for 3 builders and tons of residential landscaping.

YardFarmersLLC
07-10-2010, 10:04 PM
Just found these. Back in the winter we dug the footer for this wall, sub contracted the pouring, and then the owner decided he wanted the dirt bank cut back and made less steep, then fabric it, and put down the big rock. With the wall already being in, we had to hand move all the rock under the deck. This vacation cabin has a four-story deck on back.

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I took out all the landscaping inside the wall shown in the last pic. I built a dirt bridge over where the entrance is and drove the bobcat into the tight area, turned it, and dumped dirt over the back of the wall to backfill. We then took the rock in. It was so steep back there that the job had to be done while the ground was frozen, to keep from sliding over the bluff even on the tracked machine.

93Chevy
07-10-2010, 10:45 PM
You probably don't sleep much, do you? Good for you though, looks like you've built yourself a good business. Keep up the good work. I LOVE you '97 F250 extended cab. I definitely want a truck like that someday.

YardFarmersLLC
07-10-2010, 11:02 PM
You probably don't sleep much, do you? Good for you though, looks like you've built yourself a good business. Keep up the good work. I LOVE you '97 F250 extended cab. I definitely want a truck like that someday.

I have to sleep 6 hours per night now, according to my neurologist. Any less, and I am more likely to have more seizures. But earlier this year I was just getting about 3-4 hours. I don't like sleeping cause I get less done haha. I was getting up at 5 and going to the gym and then working till nine or ten, then doing paperwork and stuff till 1 or 2 AM. I had to stop.

Thanks for the complement on the truck, I love it. Bought it when I was 16.

bobcat48
07-11-2010, 12:20 AM
Nice man..

flairland
07-11-2010, 03:27 PM
Impressive company for being 20 years old. What type of cows do you keep on the 100 acres?

Jelinek61
07-11-2010, 04:40 PM
Sweet equipment, lets see some more pictures.

YardFarmersLLC
07-11-2010, 09:00 PM
Impressive company for being 20 years old. What type of cows do you keep on the 100 acres?

Angus and Chiangus, all registered. I owe my whole business roots to my grandpa really (and of course God blesses me beyond measure). When I was 3, and my brother was 10 he gave us two heifers, and it grew from there. I sold half of them last year, and still have 20 of my own. They have given me the capital to get loans through the Farm Service Agency and Farm Credit to buy what I have.

And more pics are coming. We are about to re-seal a pond, and it covers over 1/2 an acre. It has to get 15 loads of good clay to line it, and a bunch of sodium bentonite to help seal it off to stop the leaks. (we did not dig it)

YardFarmersLLC
07-11-2010, 09:38 PM
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All but the pressure washing photo is from the 12 acre apartment complex I do maintenance and mowing for. We installed new pole lights, fixed a drainage ditch, and excavated beside sidewalks and lined up a pump truck and pumped concrete underneath because of erosion. We corrected all the drain problems. Went around all the curbs a and filled in the gaps between the yard and curbs.

YardFarmersLLC
08-08-2010, 12:25 AM
MOAR pics!

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff12/2strokeman/photo-7.jpg

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YardFarmersLLC
08-08-2010, 12:26 AM
One day we had to take a break to go fishing:

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1993lx172
08-08-2010, 12:33 AM
Very nice work, keep it up.

YardFarmersLLC
08-08-2010, 12:43 AM
Very nice work, keep it up.

Thanks! At my age I have to work extra hard to gain and keep people's respect. A lot of people think that because I'm young they can push me around and try to beat my prices down, but at the end of the day I got bills and employees to pay too. I really strive to keep people happy.

(steps off soap box)

YardFarmersLLC
08-08-2010, 12:46 AM
Oh ad 1993, I love the saying in your signature about the equipment and operator. I have a guy who works for me who has been around construction all his life, and he told me the other day he has a lot more respect for the operator who can get on something old, outdated, and worn out (talking mainly about older backhoes and trackhoes) and run them smooth, and do toughy jobs with them even when the boom is full of slack. After all, anyone should be able to run this the newer stuff like the cat in my pic when it has joystick controls, AC, and push button controls!

-Dalton-
08-08-2010, 06:30 PM
whats the story on the submerged badboy

YardFarmersLLC
08-09-2010, 05:03 PM
It wouldn't steer and shot backwards down a hill and into the pond. After retrieval I found a hydraulic hose off that runs from the hydro tank to the pump.
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Lefet
08-09-2010, 05:09 PM
Congratulations YardFarmer. Your pics look great. You're going to go a long way.
The fishing one caught me off gaurd.......... way too funny!!

Lazer Cut
08-09-2010, 05:47 PM
dang man. great pictures and love the older ford 97' is kick arse!!! i want a truck like that, and should be purchasing one next season sometime. it is super sharp... cant beat an old 7.3 diesel.

03twenty500hd
08-09-2010, 06:48 PM
so was the bad boy under warranty?

Kennedy Landscaping
08-09-2010, 07:52 PM
Nice stuff, I like the old Fords.

big_belly4ever
08-09-2010, 08:46 PM
hmm truth comes out about what happen to our badboy diesel im sure badboy would like to see that pic before you went down and try to sucker them into giving you a new one and cat would love to see that thier engine they replaced for you was because of the under water weeds you where mowing. jeees kid your somethin else i see youll go far

eatonpcat
08-09-2010, 09:22 PM
so was the bad boy under warranty?

No...It was under....................water:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

03twenty500hd
08-09-2010, 09:24 PM
No...It was under....................water:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

if you read smartazz you'd see that he mentioned something went wrong with the hydros and it flew in reverse into the pond. :hammerhead::dizzy:

hmm truth comes out about what happen to our badboy diesel im sure badboy would like to see that pic before you went down and try to sucker them into giving you a new one and cat would love to see that thier engine they replaced for you was because of the under water weeds you where mowing. jeees kid your somethin else i see youll go far

wow your a d1ck

grasshog08
08-09-2010, 09:40 PM
nice work and equipment, how do you like the bad boy 26hp z?

YardFarmersLLC
08-10-2010, 01:37 PM
hmm truth comes out about what happen to our badboy diesel im sure badboy would like to see that pic before you went down and try to sucker them into giving you a new one and cat would love to see that thier engine they replaced for you was because of the under water weeds you where mowing. jeees kid your somethin else i see youll go far

You must be drunk genius. The engine they replaced over heated due to their faulty water pump. I been looking at this thing, and I figured out why no one could control the stupid thing to cause it to go into the pond. The radiator screen just slides down into a groove, and there are no clips or anything else to hold it in there except the bottom of the groove is bent in a little bit (poor design). The screen dell through the bottom, and hit a hose, jerking the Hydro supply line loose from the tank. It had no control on one side at that point and went into the pond.

Do you see any underwater weeds to mow here????

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Layin Stripes
08-14-2010, 12:53 AM
That hillside is so steap I don't see how your guys stand up on it. A buddy of mine suggested a cheap push mower and a rope lol.

YardFarmersLLC
08-14-2010, 07:09 PM
The big steep one we weedeat? It's a bear, but we have a science on it. There are three sections to it, and me and three workers can do it in 1 hour, but that's overdrive the whole way. And yes, we each fall down several times each trip
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Layin Stripes
08-15-2010, 12:36 AM
You would about have to have it down to a science. I picked up the apartments two weeks ago. Kinda weird halfway through the season, but I don't mind. Holler at me if were ever up there at the same time.

STIHL GUY
08-15-2010, 08:43 PM
you do some great work...you have quite the business built for yourself as well

YardFarmersLLC
08-16-2010, 12:13 AM
You would about have to have it down to a science. I picked up the apartments two weeks ago. Kinda weird halfway through the season, but I don't mind. Holler at me if were ever up there at the same time.

You mean you are mowing the Greens/Groves? It looked like a nice little account, but I couldn't justify driving over there every week. The bank pays a little more, and its only every other week and we hit it, and another weedeating account in Columbia, then stop by and do some at my farm in Russell County.