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Mikegyver
06-14-2011, 03:46 PM
Thought I would post some pix of work and equipment. Trailer needs to get clean before i post pictures, so just work today.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-VdPTnLJZS78/TejdBzP055I/AAAAAAAAAZA/1MszVhLLVl0/s576/IMG_0235.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-q-EaCwWFnv0/TejdCcYeDLI/AAAAAAAAAZE/aHAbG_GejGg/IMG_0233.JPG


Enjoy! Yep all the edging is done with a trimmer.
mike

Mikegyver
06-14-2011, 03:47 PM
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8eo6buNiifE/TejdBaCbRUI/AAAAAAAAAY8/NlSGuNdMrQ4/IMG_0234.JPG

Mikegyver
06-14-2011, 03:49 PM
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PUC_FUDjtjg/Tfe7K4-w2-I/AAAAAAAAAaM/CZtpDQ1MlMg/IMG_0209.JPG

Mikegyver
06-14-2011, 03:50 PM
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-p67OoAHLoo4/Tfe7MD26elI/AAAAAAAAAaU/CF9l3l1u1Hs/IMG_0206.JPG

Mikegyver
06-14-2011, 03:51 PM
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qMrPyC11e9Q/Tfe7Llq1GdI/AAAAAAAAAaQ/roMcUTlPRDI/IMG_0197.JPG

THEGOLDPRO
06-14-2011, 06:53 PM
Stripes need some serious work.

STIHL GUY
06-14-2011, 06:55 PM
the edging looks good

Mikegyver
06-14-2011, 08:34 PM
Stripes need some serious work.
The grass is much different here than in Connecticut. The Commercial is centipede (cannot stripe that) and the others were bahia...a striping kit is not on my monetary radar right now.
mike

THEGOLDPRO
06-14-2011, 08:56 PM
reguardless of the striping factor you also don't like to make straight lines, it looks like you mowed it with a garden tractor going in circles.

Mikegyver
06-14-2011, 09:19 PM
OK whatever...that was a scag with top of the line blades on it...yes I go around and around...that actually was striped perpendicular to the building...you just cannot see it from that angle. I always go around 1st before i start a pattern. Do it you own way.
mike

Mikegyver
06-14-2011, 09:26 PM
We did it with this-
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-SeVq-X9bP6o/TfgJyNNcMYI/AAAAAAAAAao/sznJE8H54ok/IMG_0201.JPG

Will get a pic of the TTHP and Hondas later.
mike

Mikegyver
06-14-2011, 09:27 PM
Heres it is-
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EnjPxMqbbCs/TfgJxod81CI/AAAAAAAAAas/0UhRfqHGI54/IMG_0125.JPG
4 Hondas (2 work 2 Parts) one dead exmark push mower (going to give away but hey it was free), the TTHP, sulky, mulch plate and deck insert....all in one deal....

htrooster4
06-14-2011, 09:48 PM
looks good. that grass looks hard to stripe. i have a yard down here in Tn with that type of grass and it kills me the only yard i cant stripe.

THEGOLDPRO
06-14-2011, 09:49 PM
We did it with this-
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-SeVq-X9bP6o/TfgJyNNcMYI/AAAAAAAAAao/sznJE8H54ok/IMG_0201.JPG

Will get a pic of the TTHP and Hondas later.
mike

I dont care what you did it with, It looks like you have no actual lines you follow you just kinda mow until its done??? overlapping,wavey,bumpy looking,All of the above. Like i said work on making straight lines. it will look much more professional.

Mikegyver
06-14-2011, 10:08 PM
I hope you realize that most of the yards here are not watered and we only take about 1/2-1 inch off of the yard at each cut..there is nothing to stripe! Nobody around here does it....
We follow the edge of the cut...not the stripe. Go fight elsewhere.
mike

Mikegyver
06-14-2011, 10:09 PM
Oh and that is help learning to got straight...all of my lines go straight.
mike

rob640
06-14-2011, 10:13 PM
I hear u on no spripes ,im from Texas too and the only common grass in my area that we can throw down stripes on is fescue and even thats pretty rare in my area. Bermuda leaves a faint stripe thats gone by the morning.

Mikegyver
06-15-2011, 08:32 AM
Im vindicated!
Mike

bobcat48
06-15-2011, 06:39 PM
Looks really good,great work.

PL&L
06-20-2011, 08:48 PM
im from georgia and the same applies here for most grasses. the bermuda is sparse and wont stripe because of lack of water, centipede just doesnt stripe well. only one ive had luck with is zoysia and its well watered.. more than well really.;)

StihlMechanic
06-20-2011, 10:31 PM
Yup, nothing to stripe here in the DFW Texas area unless its rye grass in the winter. Nice looking but huge waste of time.

Mikegyver
06-24-2011, 07:43 PM
Heres the TTHP the pics are not the best but they will work...
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-tKWU2QJJVfM/TgUgzEKvfLI/AAAAAAAAAbU/SjRK1CPfug8/IMAG0011.jpg

Mikegyver
06-24-2011, 07:44 PM
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-3-NrCI37DlQ/TgUg0ZiyOVI/AAAAAAAAAbY/DYl3DIMyEjg/s512/IMAG0013.jpg

bobcat48
06-24-2011, 09:01 PM
Looks great,really nice mower!

Mikegyver
06-24-2011, 11:14 PM
Thanks, Nice is relative.
mike

Mikegyver
09-05-2011, 11:13 PM
Here's some equipment pics for now. Will get some Landscape/Hardscape and mowing pics up soon...
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-aLKZe9LC-tM/TmWJZ9ek8wI/AAAAAAAAAfM/LgpGtQ_T9w4/IMAG0151.jpg

Mikegyver
09-05-2011, 11:14 PM
The trailer box i built from scratch. Will get a before and after of the trailer when I get it finished. Its a work in progress!
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-72ThCFuY-7o/TmWJZOg7ohI/AAAAAAAAAfI/y3yeJfRvn_Q/IMAG0150.jpg

Mikegyver
12-05-2011, 09:38 PM
Its not super nice but I did it in a pinch
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-MfGwSY6bico/Tt19iLfrn3I/AAAAAAAAAgM/QPqAvhI8A8A/s640/IMAG0584.jpg

Mikegyver
12-05-2011, 09:38 PM
Those mulch plates on the Exmarks are AWESOME!
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QldUahGHVzA/Tt19i5H2ZmI/AAAAAAAAAgQ/ocp2tOsPWQo/s640/IMAG0661.jpg

Mikegyver
12-05-2011, 09:39 PM
Old Faithful
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HSw72TD9wiw/Tt19jh_jFgI/AAAAAAAAAgU/Ab-yyPjkD_U/s576/IMAG0662.jpg

Mikegyver
12-05-2011, 09:59 PM
Plantings at my house
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-CQjq7mJBjuA/Tt2DHYOVbjI/AAAAAAAAAgo/v4AEVsPN-rQ/s640/IMAG0598.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zhV1I68Wzl4/Tt2DIFQF0wI/AAAAAAAAAgs/dqps9yi9BiE/s640/IMAG0600.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-j58CYd1eeCo/Tt2DI4X0ffI/AAAAAAAAAgw/z8FEl8ZJWPc/s640/IMAG0599.jpg

Mikegyver
12-05-2011, 10:00 PM
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9oyfZCsLyCc/Tt2DJcKDznI/AAAAAAAAAg0/KYIuht-sqWA/s640/IMAG0601.jpg

Mikegyver
12-05-2011, 10:01 PM
Mulch plate I made
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-M9CO9NChWlQ/Tt2DKuEPYRI/AAAAAAAAAg8/QcLtLpHX4mo/s640/IMAG0506.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PVO72Vsi1k0/Tt2DJ2_KN6I/AAAAAAAAAg4/o08YnNzHV7A/s640/IMAG0505.jpg

Mikegyver
12-06-2011, 07:47 AM
One of my higher end accounts...EDGED WITH A TRIMMER! You will see the Rose of Sharon by the front door...I trimmed them a little short this winter...like cut them down half way. Will they grow back? Customer was not happy.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8_GF43WGPKI/Tt2DRsbAIQI/AAAAAAAAAiU/3MfoGSI1jgQ/s912/IMAG0321.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-asdaRuo9ro4/Tt2DSdowSbI/AAAAAAAAAiY/UNE7wP_KIO4/s912/IMAG0323.jpg

Mikegyver
12-06-2011, 07:51 AM
Mulch Job
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-m8Mq-kw5Vhk/Tt2DXKfexnI/AAAAAAAAAic/d574-mdy4E8/s576/IMAG0299.jpg

Mikegyver
12-06-2011, 07:53 AM
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-N_Vbk6HqTrc/Tt2DX-iSv3I/AAAAAAAAAig/xpYuUplnxdI/s912/IMAG0278.jpg

Mikegyver
12-06-2011, 07:54 AM
Hardscape BEFORE. Dogs were digging too much LOL.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-83I5kq31R7k/Tt2DTKp8jqI/AAAAAAAAAhs/nDnHX0bkUW8/s576/IMAG0334.jpg

Mikegyver
12-06-2011, 07:57 AM
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Ve3RrC2GZHM/Tt2DTs0OmuI/AAAAAAAAAhw/DvI2sZ0xoOY/s640/IMAG0335.jpg

Mikegyver
12-06-2011, 07:58 AM
AFTER
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-g-lQiSEixbg/Tt2DUTCkTNI/AAAAAAAAAh0/9agwVOIG7eo/s576/IMAG0340.jpg

Mikegyver
12-06-2011, 08:01 AM
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UseD6EWtco0/Tt2DU8ZC1sI/AAAAAAAAAh4/wpWuIx5tVQ4/s640/IMAG0343.jpg

Mikegyver
12-06-2011, 08:03 AM
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-IIJ0ACc06OA/Tt2DVamy8_I/AAAAAAAAAh8/iTfhkbZXnPU/s640/IMAG0347.jpg

Mikegyver
12-06-2011, 08:04 AM
What we watching as we were installing the Hardscape....1500 acres.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cloxt_Mwpoc/Tt2DWkcyenI/AAAAAAAAAik/eWyMCjm51Nw/s800/IMAG0339.jpg



One of my commercial accounts.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OdRaFIIPqTY/Tt2DM3NmulI/AAAAAAAAAhI/GIg_8-0ex_w/s640/IMAG0462.jpg

Mikegyver
12-06-2011, 08:08 AM
Renovation at one of our commercial accounts. This is a during shot...bushes were 4' tall in this section...lot of stuff to haul out through the building because its a courtyard.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ouLYFtwnibY/Tt2DLaKIyRI/AAAAAAAAAio/bqa6R_kcxMw/s912/IMAG0457.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-w-ZOQ4FRPkI/Tt2DMCtcR1I/AAAAAAAAAis/_PN4-t8cH2s/s912/IMAG0456.jpg

Mikegyver
12-06-2011, 08:13 AM
AFTER-
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Xvvb_zrWc_E/Tt2DNsr66NI/AAAAAAAAAiw/Qi-VyuwDqzk/s800/IMAG0467.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_NxA68hbjJg/Tt2DOPj8JqI/AAAAAAAAAi0/AclguHvIasQ/s800/IMAG0468.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-B6ABriqpe8Y/Tt2DPC5g2zI/AAAAAAAAAi4/d5YuUL8Tqfo/s800/IMAG0470.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-eqtipl0KRNc/Tt2DP7qdb4I/AAAAAAAAAi8/w4gBFGKGtnY/s800/IMAG0474.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-MBreBXrOIe8/Tt2DQX1eAlI/AAAAAAAAAjA/nELp1IsCMAg/s800/IMAG0475.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fLat_TGTCGU/Tt2DRGZ249I/AAAAAAAAAjE/fmbYjGqAOk8/s800/IMAG0473.jpg

Mikegyver
12-06-2011, 08:14 AM
Some of these pics are grainy...I uploaded them small and then had to make them larger once they were uploaded...I may try to fix some of them.
Mike

Mikegyver
12-06-2011, 11:23 PM
How many pictures do i have to post to get a comment?
mike

Mikegyver
12-07-2011, 11:57 PM
Bump...
mike

Mikegyver
12-09-2011, 11:28 PM
Bump...
mike

Lucky Star Lawn Care
12-10-2011, 02:22 AM
Not sure if you will like my comments but here you go...pay attention to detail, the job you did in a pinch looks pretty bad and wouldnt want to claim that. Dont just do a job to do it take pride. On your mulch jobs there seems to be lack of mulch, in the one pic there is weeds in the mulch. Also looks like those weeds will be back in the hardscape job. The commercial job also looks sloppy it looks like it is a during the middle of the job pic. Still a lot that could be done there. Always look to upsell to, in your first pic try selling the customer on cleaning weeds off the fence,"in a pinch job" sell powerwashing the fence, a real mulch bed, seed sod.

alexschultz1
12-10-2011, 08:19 AM
you dont know the budget, so it may be rushed however it looks like he completed a task that he was asked to do. were those steps pre-fab or did you make them with comcrete and flagstone?

Ticolawnllc
12-10-2011, 01:27 PM
I hear u on no spripes ,im from Texas too and the only common grass in my area that we can throw down stripes on is fescue and even thats pretty rare in my area. Bermuda leaves a faint stripe thats gone by the morning.

I always wanted to know how people in the south know they mowed a lawn without stripes? I'm in NJ and some lots that don't stripe well in summer. When that happens I get lost and can't find my way back home again.:hammerhead:

But really do you just guess.

Mikegyver
12-10-2011, 03:31 PM
On the fence-Its a nursing home on a limited budget. I have since pulled the weeds off during the off season. They have their own powerwasher.
On the hardscape- We pulled all the grass out. We just laid the edging in first. Only thing that has grown up is some rouge rye...ROUNDUP!
In a pinch- THATS MY FENCE! its creosote...thats the color it is. grass will not grow there soil is pretty poor. That was done one evening right before an event we hosted here...its was really in a pinch...we got the pansy's at Walmart at a higher price than I pay at the local nursery..it really was in a pinch. Next year I am going to pull it all out and add sod/irrigation/natural mulch/new plants.
On the commercial job- You should have seen it before..once again a budget related issue. It was so bad you cannot do it all at once. Cannot do mulch because it will get down in the storm drains. Plus its in a courtyard so anything going in or out has to run through the building...major pain.
Hope this clarifies some stuff.
Mike

Turf Dawg
12-10-2011, 07:06 PM
Those mulch plates on the Exmarks are AWESOME!
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QldUahGHVzA/Tt19i5H2ZmI/AAAAAAAAAgQ/ocp2tOsPWQo/s640/IMAG0661.jpg

Do you have Brown Patch or Take All Patch going on?

I like the pics and I think your jobs look pretty darn good. If I remember right aren't you like 16 or something.

Also, the Rose of Sharon will come back but it will probably take a couple of years for them to reach that height again.

Mikegyver
12-10-2011, 07:23 PM
Do you have Brown Patch or Take All Patch going on?

I like the pics and I think your jobs look pretty darn good. If I remember right aren't you like 16 or something.

Also, the Rose of Sharon will come back but it will probably take a couple of years for them to reach that height again.
I don't know exactly what you mean by the first sentence...
Yes I am 17 (almost 18). LLC will be mine starting in January. Irrigation class starts next week...ready to grow! Bid on several other commercial props but my bid was too high...I price everything to do it all and do it right. Some places don't want to pay that. Looking at getting a cheap truck near the first of the year and then bumping that truck down to irrigation truck and getting a early 2000s Chevy 1500 HD or 2500.
Thanks for the encouragement about the Rose of Sharon. Its a long story but was a serious mess up on my part.

alexschultz1
12-10-2011, 07:37 PM
he is saying that you have a fungus on that yard.

Mikegyver
12-10-2011, 07:52 PM
Um they are called pine needles????

Mikegyver
12-11-2011, 10:30 AM
I guess no one has ever seen pine needles? They come off of a pine tree????
Mike

Chevy z71
12-11-2011, 10:46 AM
Nice mowers why you selling the 36inch

Mikegyver
12-11-2011, 05:38 PM
Well actually it is not really for sale I forgot to take it off. BUT if the right person at the right price comes along...
Ill get a picture of all 3 together. I now have enough equipment for 2 trailers worth...except the extra trailer(s) and truck(s). I have like 4 useable hondas, the big mowers, etc. Would need a couple more handhelds though. Technically the truck and trailer are my dads...he lets me use them in exchange for maintaining our 12 acre farm (only about 3-4 acres are manicured).
OH...if you have some constructive criticism bring it on...always looking to learn.

Think I may try to talk to the cities that are around me about landscaping their signs like Krazy Kajun did. What are y'alls thoughts on this?

Mike

LawnMan19
12-11-2011, 07:12 PM
I think doing the signs for the cities is a good idea It would be great advertising for you.

Krazy Kajun had a great idea with this one.

alexschultz1
12-11-2011, 09:19 PM
I guess no one has ever seen pine needles? They come off of a pine tree????
Mike

lol smartass were talking about the dead area of lawn. It looks like a grub problem though now that i look at it

Mikegyver
12-12-2011, 07:40 AM
OK OK...I was beginning to wonder. Actually most of the grass is pretty much toast here. That yard we were scalping for rye and so any of the green growth on the top was cut off. Don't think there's any grub issues but it would be worth a look.
That same yard had some serious issues with the rye coming up....the seed store is claiming "its too cold to germinate"...IDK....I am finding inert rye seeds all over the yard...thinking it was left over seed from last year. Customer was cool w/ it and all but it just makes me look bad. Plus I do not want to ruin the customer's opinion of planting rye.
Mike

Mikegyver
12-12-2011, 11:15 PM
Started irrigation class tonight...why didn't anyone tell me that its like a weird cross between geometry, physics, algebra, drafting, etc? Lets just say there's some serious studying involved.

green jeans 509
12-13-2011, 12:17 AM
Alright the euip in those pics look at least commercial grade and all but I need to side with the other guy. I dont know anyone here personally but I run a 48 walker and you can make some very nice lines in bermuda grass or for where i'm at any grass for that matter. With those lines in the pic with the big rider nothing personal but you'd be outta biz here i'm not sure if even commercial accounts would allow that. If your there for the $ thats fine but I wouldn't personally take pride in that quality. I dont know how your mowing but if you cant make nice lines or trim without scalping in my opinion not a pro

Mikegyver
12-13-2011, 10:09 AM
I guess you are talking about the pictures of the guy on the exmark and the scag...HE CAN'T MOW STRAIGHT...I can... he is my little brother...I have been using a Z for almost 6 years now. But even so its not a big deal here. You cannot hardly see anything other than some tire tracks. The northern grass is so much different than our southern grasses. No one stripes. Its just not a issue...its really laid back here. Also in the picture of him on the exmark he was scalping for rye so it really did not matter.
Where did I scalp on trimming?

ed2hess
12-13-2011, 06:15 PM
Alright the euip in those pics look at least commercial grade and all but I need to side with the other guy. I dont know anyone here personally but I run a 48 walker and you can make some very nice lines in bermuda grass or for where i'm at any grass for that matter. With those lines in the pic with the big rider nothing personal but you'd be outta biz here i'm not sure if even commercial accounts would allow that. If your there for the $ thats fine but I wouldn't personally take pride in that quality. I dont know how your mowing but if you cant make nice lines or trim without scalping in my opinion not a pro
Welcome to lawnsite. There isn't any problem with the lines on his mowing they look fine. We are not big on those kind of things and it would not be a problem on commericial.

Mikegyver
12-13-2011, 08:09 PM
Welcome to lawnsite. There isn't any problem with the lines on his mowing they look fine. We are not big on those kind of things and it would not be a problem on commericial.
:clapping::clapping::clapping:

Lucky Star Lawn Care
12-14-2011, 11:38 PM
On the fence-Its a nursing home on a limited budget. I have since pulled the weeds off during the off season. They have their own powerwasher.
On the hardscape- We pulled all the grass out. We just laid the edging in first. Only thing that has grown up is some rouge rye...ROUNDUP!
In a pinch- THATS MY FENCE! its creosote...thats the color it is. grass will not grow there soil is pretty poor. That was done one evening right before an event we hosted here...its was really in a pinch...we got the pansy's at Walmart at a higher price than I pay at the local nursery..it really was in a pinch. Next year I am going to pull it all out and add sod/irrigation/natural mulch/new plants.
On the commercial job- You should have seen it before..once again a budget related issue. It was so bad you cannot do it all at once. Cannot do mulch because it will get down in the storm drains. Plus its in a courtyard so anything going in or out has to run through the building...major pain.
Hope this clarifies some stuff.
Mike

Got it..Was just giving you some imput based on just the photos. Thanks for taking it in stride and best of luck to you.

Mikegyver
12-15-2011, 07:55 AM
Got it..Was just giving you some imput based on just the photos. Thanks for taking it in stride and best of luck to you.
Hey I'm open to any constructive criticism. Its when people start being degrading that my guard goes up! I.E. Trolls.
Mike

ed2hess
01-02-2012, 09:40 PM
I dont care what you did it with, It looks like you have no actual lines you follow you just kinda mow until its done??? overlapping,wavey,bumpy looking,All of the above. Like i said work on making straight lines. it will look much more professional.

I guess these pretty much meets you wavey bumpy overlapping eh? Just got to get em cut.

Mikegyver
01-03-2012, 09:49 AM
Awesome ed. Walker or Cougar? I've got to get some pics up.
Mike

ed2hess
01-03-2012, 01:39 PM
Awesome ed. Walker or Cougar? I've got to get some pics up.
Mike

Pretty sure it was the Walker.....Cougar put to bed in shed. I have got to get the deck off and get some type of rust prevention on it quick. It is just rusting away.

mowing4rlife
01-03-2012, 05:04 PM
I don't know exactly what you mean by the first sentence...
Yes I am 17 (almost 18). LLC will be mine starting in January. Irrigation class starts next week...ready to grow! Bid on several other commercial props but my bid was too high...I price everything to do it all and do it right. Some places don't want to pay that. Looking at getting a cheap truck near the first of the year and then bumping that truck down to irrigation truck and getting a early 2000s Chevy 1500 HD or 2500.
Thanks for the encouragement about the Rose of Sharon. Its a long story but was a serious mess up on my part.

Good to see young people on here making a differents in our economy. The irrigation class are for certification or licensing as well? Great photos of your work!

Mikegyver
01-03-2012, 08:29 PM
Pretty sure it was the Walker.....Cougar put to bed in shed. I have got to get the deck off and get some type of rust prevention on it quick. It is just rusting away.
Ya. Have you had any issues with the scag cougar deck clogging really bad?

Good to see young people on here making a differents in our economy. The irrigation class are for certification or licensing as well? Great photos of your work!
Irrigation class is so that I can be a Licensed Irrigator. I also want to get my backflow certification this year. Its no walk in the park...class is pretty hard. Its more than dropping pipe and screwing heads on....

ed2hess
01-03-2012, 09:23 PM
[QUOTE=MCC LAWN CARE;4262568]Ya. Have you had any issues with the scag cougar deck clogging really bad?

yes many times. I carry a shot piece of 1/2" plastic pipe that I can stick
into the chute after raising the deck. Almost always have to clear that fan also gotta just dig it out with hand and rotate the fan and clean it all out.
It also gets clogged in the chute to the bin. I was running with the Walker today stripping a dead yard and it took me a while to figur out when the bin is about full time to dump. I can almost listen to the engine on the walker and tell when it is dump time.

Mikegyver
01-26-2012, 09:35 PM
Well took the Irrigation test today. Took around 5.5 hrs. Went pretty well. Hope I pass!
Plan on getting my backflow cert at the end of February. My dentist wants my services already!

ed2hess
01-27-2012, 03:59 PM
Well took the Irrigation test today. Took around 5.5 hrs. Went pretty well. Hope I pass!
Plan on getting my backflow cert at the end of February. My dentist wants my services already!

Well good luck both my sons passed the test on first try but one of our workers didn't pass last year.

Mikegyver
01-27-2012, 11:09 PM
Thanks for the encouragement. Hope I pass.

Mikegyver
01-28-2012, 12:05 AM
My life lately...
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-q8Iopi2FXmQ/TyOBrrf_xII/AAAAAAAAAmU/10O5wVH-PFs/s912/IMAG0006-1.jpg

Mikegyver
01-28-2012, 12:06 AM
Stuck Cougar...
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-LfcquewW9bg/TyOBtCaQqMI/AAAAAAAAAmc/bPhifDi1AXc/s912/IMAG0775.jpg

Mikegyver
01-28-2012, 12:07 AM
The twins...
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0fPswyKUupw/TyOBkS4388I/AAAAAAAAAls/asqIRSWrX34/s912/IMAG0014-1.jpg

Mikegyver
01-28-2012, 12:07 AM
Some Crape Murder...or did I do it correctly?
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-39X2D2T3J4s/TyOBmAG-MEI/AAAAAAAAAl0/vBzkohRSfH4/s912/IMAG0030.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ys89sRM3XV4/TyOBnswF_qI/AAAAAAAAAl8/-lnLEQ-PERA/s576/IMAG0031.jpg

Mikegyver
01-28-2012, 12:08 AM
In some leaves we were removing....
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gTTtnfnPlUI/TyOBo4dD8fI/AAAAAAAAAmE/kWSqF46Dj9k/s576/IMAG0029.jpg
Hydraulics...
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-di0C-OSVALk/TyOBqmtPFCI/AAAAAAAAAmM/eydJOu_QpdU/s576/IMAG0845.jpg

Mikegyver
01-28-2012, 12:11 AM
Some excitement at a commercial site I maintain. The gentleman jumped the concrete parking barrier, then the curb, then ran over a sidewalk and 15-20' of dirt, through the bushes, and into the wall. Caused some serious structural damage inside. Almost seriously hurt some people also. Bush is pretty much shot, so is the old furniture.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-jQ-JsRvWl6A/TyOBvgUEt0I/AAAAAAAAAmk/RgKT4HWRl-c/s912/IMAG0821.jpg

S-205
01-28-2012, 02:35 PM
Give us some details about your trailer?

Mikegyver
01-28-2012, 04:57 PM
5x14 Performance. 3500# axle.
I have totally refinished the trailer. I need to do a few welds and touch up the paint (after a bath...its been in the mud) and then I will post some detailed pictures from start to finish. I have added bracing to the gate among other things. Also I built a expanded metal basket for the front and installed a trimmer rack. Both are detached this time of year because they really get in the way when I am using the trailer for the 4wheeler (hunting season) and its just unnecessary added weight for the little work I am doing right now.

ed2hess
01-28-2012, 05:43 PM
That is smart backing the cougar on backwards that put some weigh up on the truck.

S-205
01-29-2012, 11:55 AM
Why not go 6 or 7 feet wide? Does the 3500# axle ever have too much stress, especially with the Cougar and Tiger Cub on it, because they both weigh over 1000 pounds, plus the weight of the trailer?

Mikegyver
01-29-2012, 09:13 PM
5x14 because thats what I already had. Yes weight is an issue but I am about to upgrade. It pulls good and is very light which is good.
I never put both on and haul them around that was a photo opp. :rolleyes: My brother was convinced that both of them would not fit on..I showed him!
Usually I have one of them, a 36" and a 21" on the trailer.
Mike

ndols2
01-29-2012, 10:03 PM
thats true, I hear its very hard to get good stripping in the south. I think your work looks nice

Mikegyver
01-29-2012, 10:13 PM
thats true, I hear its very hard to get good stripping in the south. I think your work looks nice
I do have some stripes that I made during the summer...when the grass would not cut and the deck was pushing down all the stragglers. Looks like stripes!
I did see some stripes at a local hospital in down (high end commercial, biggest company in town has the account). It must be planted because its only in certain areas. Its a very dark grass...not the standard rye. Anyone know what it might be? They cut it with a navigator and looks very good.
Mike

Mikegyver
01-31-2012, 09:23 PM
I have a bunch of pictures from today. Worked on some pavers around some rose bushes. Also did some sprinkler work. And to top it off some good ol' fashioned foot soaking drainage work. At least it only rained a little bit today...could have been much worse :dizzy: Will get them posted tomorrow.

Mikegyver
02-02-2012, 12:32 AM
Before
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-RCT_12vgos8/TyofRKtTY9I/AAAAAAAAAnU/QZ1e9cTMt0o/s912/IMAG0046.jpg

Mikegyver
02-02-2012, 12:33 AM
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wz4A-euMtEw/TyofSM_iZNI/AAAAAAAAAnY/7cCefH40As0/s576/IMAG0055.jpg

Mikegyver
02-02-2012, 12:35 AM
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3CIGhW5QlTo/TyofTBghFxI/AAAAAAAAAm8/C4WFtML96dA/s576/IMAG0056.jpg

Mikegyver
02-02-2012, 12:36 AM
Connection was right under the sidewalk. Major pain but its fixed now...except the head is now malfunctioning. It seems like after you fix one problem another arises.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-cCEth6xUhPc/TyofUrvcU1I/AAAAAAAAAnE/DbA2AjrH8O0/s576/IMAG0058.jpg

Mikegyver
02-02-2012, 12:38 AM
How it all fits in....
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-uY70XhT-q6o/TyofVr_4nNI/AAAAAAAAAnM/8FLJcMa-Cgg/s576/IMAG0059.jpg

orlawncaresvc
02-02-2012, 12:52 AM
How it all fits in....
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-uY70XhT-q6o/TyofVr_4nNI/AAAAAAAAAnM/8FLJcMa-Cgg/s576/IMAG0059.jpg

One thing about irrigation repair is that some times you run into problems you didn't think you would come across. Or like you said, you fix one thing and another one arises. Or the small easy repair turns into a couple of hours repair.
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weeze
02-02-2012, 01:29 AM
we can't really stripe in the south but i see what the other guys are talking about. it's important to have straight lines even when you aren't striping. it just makes it look better and more professional. i'm not trying to bash you i'm simply trying to help. here's a couple of pics of southern yards with straight lines.

http://i56.tinypic.com/2dvva02.jpg http://i56.tinypic.com/2h7jfwp.jpg

Mikegyver
02-02-2012, 09:12 AM
One thing about irrigation repair is that some times you run into problems you didn't think you would come across. Or like you said, you fix one thing and another one arises. Or the small easy repair turns into a couple of hours repair.
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Absolutely. That whole system is a mess. One of the valves needs to be replaced and its in the middle of a manifold of 3 other valves. I cannot find parts for it. Its leaking and making water seep out of a broken line and/or the 2 lowest heads. I have not completely diagnosed the problem yet.

we can't really stripe in the south but i see what the other guys are talking about. it's important to have straight lines even when you aren't striping. it just makes it look better and more professional. i'm not trying to bash you i'm simply trying to help. here's a couple of pics of southern yards with straight lines.

http://i56.tinypic.com/2dvva02.jpg http://i56.tinypic.com/2h7jfwp.jpg
There's only one picture of mine in this thread that the lines are not straight. The one where they are not straight was when my brother was mowing. He's not as good as I am...more practice :weightlifter:
Mike

Mikegyver
02-10-2012, 11:13 PM
Scag #Uno broke a pump belt the week before last...belt lasted 5.5 years and then bit the dust...SCAG OEM belts ROCK!!! Try that with any other belt.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QuUeQ8mI1L8/TzSfQADR9QI/AAAAAAAAAqA/9C15Q5NduhI/s512/IMAG0066.jpg

Mikegyver
02-10-2012, 11:14 PM
Big mulch job. Installed 65 bags of cypress and still was about 10-15 bags short.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-AhChqYx0vKQ/TzSfRT3NKgI/AAAAAAAAAqE/vyVKRBhbGiQ/s512/IMAG0086.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rzMb2txNgqE/TzSfSo_I-FI/AAAAAAAAAo0/YTElH3NUZkw/s912/IMAG0095.jpg

Mikegyver
02-10-2012, 11:15 PM
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-h3EP-mumuSY/TzSf4YbVtYI/AAAAAAAAAo8/hw6wQ5S8Rac/s912/IMAG0096.jpg

Mikegyver
02-10-2012, 11:17 PM
Note-I only do some of their work (I do most landscape stuff and I trim, edge, and blow after they mow).
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ADZ22wE5-ks/TzSf5ubaDNI/AAAAAAAAAqI/j6gj8kmwm08/s512/IMAG0098.jpg

Mikegyver
02-10-2012, 11:18 PM
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--sdm-0Yf3Vo/TzSf7Ae_BYI/AAAAAAAAAqM/_l4kOdjtRyE/s512/IMAG0099.jpg

Mikegyver
02-10-2012, 11:19 PM
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-B06hj6riKpI/TzSf8Hey6aI/AAAAAAAAApU/cx8BXhNYsuA/s912/IMAG0100.jpg

Mikegyver
02-10-2012, 11:20 PM
What did I do without a blade edger??? See deals of the week thread. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-HRK8iRTr5Wk/TzSf9QJLIBI/AAAAAAAAApc/fRrj5_UoTbs/s512/IMAG0102.jpg

StihlMechanic
02-11-2012, 11:18 PM
Many people debate it, but I agree, can't live without a stick edger for that icing on the cake finish. Most prospective clients have no clue what it takes to acheive this finish so I always mention it when selling my services to close a deal.

Mikegyver
02-12-2012, 09:20 AM
I agree. This time of year its necessary if the edges have not been kept up all winter. I still have to go back with a trimmer in some spots but having the edger's edge as a reference helps.
Mike

ed2hess
02-12-2012, 08:45 PM
Scag #Uno broke a pump belt the week before last...belt lasted 5.5 years and then bit the dust...SCAG OEM belts ROCK!!! Try that with any other belt.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QuUeQ8mI1L8/TzSfQADR9QI/AAAAAAAAAqA/9C15Q5NduhI/s512/IMAG0066.jpg

I would never let those go that long.....reason is when a hydro belt blows up it can take out the wires to the clutch. I replace them yearly.

Mikegyver
02-12-2012, 10:29 PM
Really. I had no idea. Tell you what it was a major pain to replace. One of the bolts that hold the clutch "holder" onto the frame got stripped out. Ended up calling my mechanic buddy and said "fix it!" while I was holding the checkbook LOL.

Mikegyver
02-18-2012, 09:23 PM
Forgot to post earlier in this past week but I did pass the irrigation test. Scored pretty good on it also. Backflow class starts Monday. Think after that I will have taken enough tests and classes for now LOL.
Mike

ed2hess
02-19-2012, 04:19 PM
Forgot to post earlier in this past week but I did pass the irrigation test. Scored pretty good on it also. Backflow class starts Monday. Think after that I will have taken enough tests and classes for now LOL.
Mike
Well good for you. We are seeing a lot of new business in that area because of the tightening of the rules in our area. To take an old system and keep water off the road is a big challenge.

Mikegyver
02-19-2012, 10:28 PM
Yep. Looking pretty good.
BTW our new business name is Turfscapes...what do y'all think?
Mike

S-205
02-20-2012, 03:28 PM
I like that name, its super hard to think of something purely original! Often names are another rendition of another name you've seen or heard somewhere.

Mikegyver
02-20-2012, 09:57 PM
I will try to get some pictures of the new logo posted up tonight. Busy right now...been a long day at class.
Mike

S-205
02-21-2012, 09:37 AM
So did you have that logo designed by someone?

Mikegyver
02-21-2012, 11:18 PM
Heres the thread-
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?p=4320951#post4320951
I am now LI0019930!!! Backflow will be done on Thursday hope I pass.
Mike