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blankenshiplawncare
02-03-2004, 10:45 PM
Well I invested all the money I had. Have about $200.00 left. Can't wait to use some of this equipment in 2004. Had a pretty good first year (2003). I bought the John Deere as a demo in November. Have been dieing to use it. I have been using my Exmark for leafs because of the bagger. Got to love this stuff.

blankenshiplawncare
02-03-2004, 10:46 PM
JD717 Anxious to use this one.

blankenshiplawncare
02-03-2004, 10:48 PM
At the In-Laws, Augusta, GA

proenterprises
02-03-2004, 11:16 PM
looks like you have set yourself up nicley for the season. use the gear well and make some $$$$$$$$$ back!

Expert Lawns
02-04-2004, 06:48 PM
looks alone won't bring in the dough! good lookin equipment, hope it works out for ya

pjslawncare/landscap
02-04-2004, 09:47 PM
Looks good blankenship. Good luck

hole in one lco
02-04-2004, 10:09 PM
blankenship do you have family in ohio

medimac
02-04-2004, 10:31 PM
If you don't mind telling what did you pay to have all three sides of your trailer lettered. I was just given a price of 450.00 to do all three sides of my 6x12 trailer with my logo and lettering. Wondering if I should look around or if this was a decent price.

blankenshiplawncare
02-04-2004, 11:35 PM
Hole In One LCO,

All my family is from Paris, Tennesse and Warrensburg, Missouri.

Medimac,

I looked up the receipt. It was $265.00. The left side is in 7" letters, the right side with door is 5" and the back gate is in 3". I had the magnetic signs on the doors of the truck done for $50.00 a pair. That I thought was a good deal. Based on what you are getting quoted I feel better about my price. Hope you find a better price.

medimac
02-05-2004, 02:07 AM
Thanks for the quick response. That was my first quote so I will check a few other places

bottlefed89
03-02-2004, 04:31 AM
wow blankenship, someone else one here from warrensburg?? I actually just go to school there, but good to see someone local on here. Your Name?? Blankenship, I presume??

BSDeality
03-02-2004, 03:30 PM
it looks like you're equipped to handle any size yard that comes your way. good luck this season

blankenshiplawncare
03-02-2004, 07:34 PM
Hey Bottlefed89,


Are you going to CMSU? That's where I grew up. I'm in Savannah, GA now but really miss the area. Still have a couple of friends up there and one in Lee's Summit off of 50.

Do you do alot of business in the Lee's Summit area? Do you do any in Warrensburg? My dad will probably need someone to cut a second property off of Ridgeview drive this summer. Let me know your areas.

Phil Blankenship

BrianK10
03-02-2004, 10:56 PM
Good Luck this year. Hope that Deer pays for itself.

Brian

blankenshiplawncare
03-03-2004, 02:45 PM
Yea that would make two of us. They are a few dollars more than others but the deck convinced me. Hope my decision was a good one.

bottlefed89
03-03-2004, 02:57 PM
hey phil, I sent you a PM, shoot me an email.
greg
bottlefed89@hotmail.com

qualitylandscaping
03-03-2004, 08:00 PM
Blankenship,

I have the same mower.. Sweet machine.. Got mine in mid-september and have about 125 hours on it so far. No problems yet. You're gonna love it!!:D

Rob's Lawn Care
11-04-2005, 05:28 PM
Good Luck in making a lot of money,you'll need it.:)

QualityLawnCare4u
11-04-2005, 06:00 PM
Blankenship,

I have the same mower.. Sweet machine.. Got mine in mid-september and have about 125 hours on it so far. No problems yet. You're gonna love it!!:D

You will enjoy the 717 and if you put of the mulching kit on you can forget about bagging. My 717 would turn anything into dust. Is your truck a Tundra? Looks identical to mine. I see this is an old thread but since brought back up replied anyway.

ToroLandscaper
11-04-2005, 06:11 PM
2005 GMC W3500
2003 F-150
JD 777
JD 777
Exmark 36" WB
Accelerator Bagger's
Accelerator Bagger for JD717 for sale
8.5X18 Enclosed Trailer
Little Wonder 9hp Honda (Incredible time saver)
Stihl & Echo
Needed: Good LEGAL employees


Thats your signature......so whares the 2005 GMC 3500? 2 JD 777s? and your trailer i know isnt 8.5X18

QualityLawnCare4u
11-04-2005, 06:57 PM
You will enjoy the 717 and if you put of the mulching kit on you can forget about bagging. My 717 would turn anything into dust. Is your truck a Tundra? Looks identical to mine. I see this is an old thread but since brought back up replied anyway.

sorry qualitylandscape, meant the reply for blankenship.

snap12.5
11-04-2005, 07:39 PM
Blakenship - when you are bagging, do you have any blowout from the front of the deck on the exmark? how would I go about minimizing blowout on my ferris? -instead of the leaves being sucked into the mower, they get blown away and to the left making it difficult to bag all leaves without double mowing.

Dirty Water
11-04-2005, 08:16 PM
This thread is ooooold.

lqmustang
11-04-2005, 08:40 PM
This thread is ooooold.

That's kinda what I was thinking. Feb 2004? :rolleyes:

blankenshiplawncare
11-04-2005, 09:53 PM
2005 GMC W3500
2003 F-150
JD 777
JD 777
Exmark 36" WB
Accelerator Bagger's
Accelerator Bagger for JD717 for sale
8.5X18 Enclosed Trailer
Little Wonder 9hp Honda (Incredible time saver)
Stihl & Echo
Needed: Good LEGAL employees


Thats your signature......so shares the 2005 GMC 3500? 2 JD 777s? and your trailer i know isnt 8.5X18


You must not realize that your signature changes in all your posts when you update it. Notice the start date of the forum. If you are really interested in my equipment, just do a search. Satisfied?