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smmcinto
08-03-2011, 09:53 AM
Started this company a few months ago as kind of a side business and it has kind of taken off, so I figured I should start a thread of my own to keep track of my progress on here.

I started out with a 42" John Deere rider and residential grade hand tools. Everything worked great, just wasn't really built for as much use as I was putting it through.

Here is a picture of a 1 1/4 acre home I cut with the John Deere. It's actually a rental property of mine that the tenant abandoned and wasn't cut for 5 weeks!!
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/smmcinto/IMG_20110714_124135.jpg
Another one of the same yard
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/smmcinto/IMG_20110714_115751.jpg

Here is the house now, 3 months later after LOTS of work!!
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/smmcinto/Back-fromrightsidenearshed-1.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/smmcinto/House-front-1.jpg




I just recently purchased some new equipment
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/smmcinto/IMG_20110802_145917.jpg

Dixie Chopper LT2400 with 330 hours
All Stihl handhelds, virtually brand new, the only one that actually showed any signs of use was the trimmer, but starts and runs perfectly.



I am open to any comments or suggestions.

bobcat48
08-03-2011, 10:36 AM
Looks good,nice equipment.

lawnman24949
08-03-2011, 10:52 AM
I was just wondering why you didn't get a bigger ztr unless that is your biggest property. If you got one that was bigger you could be mowing more lawns and be a lot faster but at least you were able to upgrade and get a new mower also you cant go wrong with stihl.

smmcinto
08-03-2011, 12:05 PM
I am only cutting 1/4 -1/2 acres 95% of the time. This is just a rental property that I actually own and the tenants destroyed it. I still want to get a 36" walk behind for the houses that have small gates. I really need a bigger trailer too, I can barely fit the 20" on there with the ZTR, its a tight squeeze.
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zak406
08-03-2011, 12:10 PM
Looks great man keep up the good work!

smmcinto
08-03-2011, 04:09 PM
Some more work
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/smmcinto/IMG_20110514_131250.jpg
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smmcinto
08-03-2011, 04:10 PM
Looks great man keep up the good work!

Thanks
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j-ville native
08-03-2011, 05:27 PM
Nice equipment. Are you the same All the Trimmings company that considered buying my trailer off craigslist while you were visiting your sister in Jacksonville? LOL small world

deerewashed
08-03-2011, 07:45 PM
i am not going to comment on the tow rig....i guess you can save gas considering your small mower and trailer.

smmcinto
08-03-2011, 09:18 PM
i am not going to comment on the tow rig....i guess you can save gas considering your small mower and trailer.

Nothing wrong with getting 20 MPG while towing!! lol. It actually tows really well, and I have towed much bigger trailers and boats with it without really noticing anything.
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smmcinto
08-03-2011, 09:22 PM
Nice equipment. Are you the same All the Trimmings company that considered buying my trailer off craigslist while you were visiting your sister in Jacksonville? LOL small world

Haha, yeah that's me, bought this trailer the day I got back. Already outgrowing it, thinking about a 6x12 to give me a little room to grow.
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/smmcinto/IMG_20110724_115808-1.jpg
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j-ville native
08-04-2011, 05:48 PM
good looking trailer. i happened to sell that one you were interested in to someone on that sunday after you left. the buyer is using it for dirt bikes so he didn't want the trimmer racks. I still have the trimmer racks. Trying to sell them for $40 if you're interested next time you're in jacksonville

smmcinto
08-04-2011, 05:55 PM
good looking trailer. i happened to sell that one you were interested in to someone on that sunday after you left. the buyer is using it for dirt bikes so he didn't want the trimmer racks. I still have the trimmer racks. Trying to sell them for $40 if you're interested next time you're in jacksonville

Do you have any pictures of them? I forget what they look like. How many do they hold, how do they attach to the trailer, and are they lockable?

I am definitely interested, thats the only thing I need for this trailer.

j-ville native
08-04-2011, 06:26 PM
The rack holds 3 trimmers and is lockable. I will include 3 locks which is how many you need (one for each trimmer). Each of the locks can be opened by the same key (also included). Mounts to trailer rail with nuts and bolts (which are included). You just have to drill a couple holes in your trailer rail. Here's a pic of the rack. I have it leaned up against my truck tailgate because it's not attached to my new trailer. I don't need the rack anymore because I bought a larger trailer off craigslist that already had racks on it.

Picture:http://www.use.com/editset.pl?set=e81f90b19fa4fe6af74a#

you should be able to click on the picture to make it larger

smmcinto
08-05-2011, 12:00 PM
The rack holds 3 trimmers and is lockable. I will include 3 locks which is how many you need (one for each trimmer). Each of the locks can be opened by the same key (also included). Mounts to trailer rail with nuts and bolts (which are included). You just have to drill a couple holes in your trailer rail. Here's a pic of the rack. I have it leaned up against my truck tailgate because it's not attached to my new trailer. I don't need the rack anymore because I bought a larger trailer off craigslist that already had racks on it.

Picture:http://www.use.com/editset.pl?set=e81f90b19fa4fe6af74a#

you should be able to click on the picture to make it larger


Hey I just sent you a PM
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Chevy z71
08-05-2011, 01:39 PM
All i can say is NICE.

smmcinto
08-05-2011, 02:03 PM
All i can say is NICE.

The lawns? Equipment? Or both?

Thanks either way
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Chevy z71
08-05-2011, 02:09 PM
The lawns? Equipment? Or both?

Thanks either way
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The equipment and after you cut that high yard.

smmcinto
08-05-2011, 02:14 PM
Thanks, took about 3 months to get that yard looking like that.
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smmcinto
08-11-2011, 01:42 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/smmcinto/IMG_20110809_084309.jpg

Thanks J-ville Native for the new racks, they are working good so far
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smmcinto
08-11-2011, 01:54 PM
Todays work
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/smmcinto/IMG_20110811_110054.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/smmcinto/IMG_20110811_110101.jpg
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DIXIECONTRACTING
08-11-2011, 02:20 PM
Not bad at all

Chevy z71
08-11-2011, 03:45 PM
Nice grass and house in the back ground.

smmcinto
08-11-2011, 03:54 PM
Yeah the next door neighbors on both sides are million dollar homes. The pool is pretty impressive behind the one in the picture.
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bobcat48
08-11-2011, 07:47 PM
Looks good.

smmcinto
08-11-2011, 07:49 PM
Thanks
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