View Full Version : Took the camera with me today

Expert Lawns
07-22-2004, 08:59 PM
Here are some random pictures I took today, first time taking, uploading and resizing pictures on my own. Enjoy

Expert Lawns
07-22-2004, 09:04 PM
this is one of my favorite lawns for sure. Some of the faded stripes were from when I demoed a 52'', so I had to find a different route. This lawn has looked better in the past

07-22-2004, 09:07 PM
very nice work. Keep it up!!!

07-22-2004, 09:09 PM
I'd say it still looks pretty good.
I have to start taking a camera along.
We cut a convent and in the back field a young fox played with us for about an hour..........we were able to get within 20 feet or so a number of times..........then there are the fawns we've been seeing and I would like to get some pics of new properties we've
picked up.
Some day my old tired brain will remember to get it and take it along.....................................

Expert Lawns
07-22-2004, 09:10 PM
Here's the custom trailer. Had a nice big basket put on for water jug, gas cans, hand held blower, hedge trimmers and the kitchen sink.

Expert Lawns
07-22-2004, 09:11 PM
Trimmer rack was also a welding job. Blower mate for the back pack.

Expert Lawns
07-22-2004, 09:14 PM
One more of the trailer. Sorry, I'm pretty excited that I finally found out how to use all this technology on my new Dell.

07-22-2004, 09:14 PM
I like it but isn't it a bit of a squeeze getting off of the Z?

Expert Lawns
07-22-2004, 09:16 PM
Great view while mowing this lawn. Trimming near the water isn't fun. Goose terd tends to splatter. A lot.

07-22-2004, 09:17 PM
Great pics mate!!

Be better if ya mower had black feul tanks though! LOL!

Ask DVM, he'll agree with that, ha, ha, ha.

Anyway mate, nice cut even for an Exmark....couldn't resist!

(I'm kidding) am I? hmmmm lol.

Expert Lawns
07-22-2004, 09:21 PM
it's only a 48'', she slides off with no problem. sometimes the tube from the back pack gets in the way, but I can easily reach over and move it while sitting on the z

Expert Lawns
07-22-2004, 09:22 PM
Tony, good enough to be "A Perfect Cut"?

Rick Jones
07-22-2004, 09:23 PM
Those are some nice looking properties and stripes. Equipment looks good too! No 21" or walkbehind mower? I'd like to drop all of my accounts that require a 21". Maybe someday...

07-22-2004, 09:27 PM
Tony,You must have just owned your mower a bit too long.......................that's why the tanks turned from grey to black,just old age like the driver.............................LOL!

07-22-2004, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by Expert Lawns
Tony, good enough to be "A Perfect Cut"?


Best work I've seen since I mowed with the mighty Toro yesterday! LOL!

honestly, your work is top notch, we don't have grasses that stripe well here or that lush colour, I can say one thing, that is good because I know I can't hold a straight line like you can!

I'm a shocker, couldn't plough a straight run when I was farming either, that's bad on a big CASE!

07-22-2004, 09:52 PM
do you bag those lawns in the pic?

07-22-2004, 09:57 PM
Originally posted by dvmcmrhp52
Tony,You must have just owned your mower a bit too long.......................that's why the tanks turned from grey to black,just old age like the driver.............................LOL!

Ha, ha, think you could be right!

Feeling old after that old farm job yesterday, rough!
Couldn't do it without a suspension seat, even with it m yold body feels buggered today! I actually did 5 acres, 2.5 hours 0f the slowest roughest land in the country, a cool $205, no worries!

I do this one monthly...not bad.

Used to take me 4 hours on my Toro Z355...

07-22-2004, 10:17 PM
how bigs the trailer?

Expert Lawns
07-22-2004, 10:19 PM
Originally posted by bobcatnj
do you bag those lawns in the pic?

usually i just double cut it (by choice, makes it look nice). first cut is at 3.5 and the second pass (cross cut) is at 5 inches.

Rick, I have no need for a 21'' mower, so I leave it at home. The 48'' does everything for me. Guess I'm lucky.

07-22-2004, 11:13 PM
Nice stripes Expert. Did U get a new camera or did the ol lady give ya hers. :D

07-22-2004, 11:47 PM
Nice pics. But I always recommend that you always carry a camera with you, the cheapest if need be. If you hit something or if there is damage to the property BEFORE you enter it,take a pic,protect your Azz. Plus having a camera with ya you will get those unexpected pictures of deer in your way etc. A camera is the picture of your life so shoot away, you will not reget the pics 10 years later

07-22-2004, 11:57 PM
good looking lawns

07-23-2004, 12:01 AM
very nice properties

Expert Lawns
07-23-2004, 12:12 AM
snowyleaf, it's a 6x12

pj, yea it's the old lady's. i stole it. shh

07-23-2004, 12:27 AM

Looks great! I've got a 48" LazerHP too. LOVE IT! Get a great cut from that deck. Fits into almost every yard, yet not so big to scare GRANDMA when you back it off the trailer. Mine stripes great too, without any stripe kit. My METRO HP 36" lays even better stripes.


07-23-2004, 02:17 AM
Originally posted by Steppenwolf
Plus having a camera with ya you will get those unexpected pictures of deer in your way etc.

would you like a real one? or how about 12 or 20? we've got more deer than deere here!

Envy Lawn Service
07-23-2004, 04:41 AM

Sharp looking work! Glad you got a camera. I like to take one along. It's a precaution for incidents, ect. But most of all I like the using the camera because I keep the pictures filed and they serve as a pictorial journal of the accounts. I capture improvments, effects of applications, weather conditions or trial care methods ect...

But I'm reminded by seeing someone else post an unrelated price.... I would like to share more of pictures than I do. But I have seen the pain that can cause me coupled with openly sharing pricing info. Some local competitors are non-members and lurk around these sites. I provided them with the location and enough information collectively for them to cut my throat.

So I no longer post pictures of places easily recognized or given away. Then there are others I just feel totally uncomfortable being seen snaping pictures of.

So those back yard pictures are a bit smarter than street side photos, photos of businesses, ect...

Davis Lawn Mowing, LLC
07-23-2004, 10:30 AM
What part of Genessee County Expert? Grand Blanc area? Flushing? Im over in Shiawassee County in Owosso.

07-23-2004, 10:47 AM
Beutiful work. Great pictures. If I may make one suggestion, it would be to try parking your Z above the axel on your trailer, this helps reduce the tongue weight.

07-23-2004, 11:05 AM
Those are some very nice strips. The lake property looks like it would be quite fun to maintain as it is nice to look at. Nice scenery is always a plus.


Expert Lawns
07-23-2004, 11:15 AM
Davis, I mow in GB, Fenton, Flint, Burton and Davison

Remsen, I try to get the rear of the Z to sit over the axle, it drives better that way for some reason

Gravely Man, I have 3 lawns that wrap around that lake, it's not a bad view, plus there is always a breeze coming across the lake

Up North
07-23-2004, 11:44 AM
Expert, weren't you the one that was thinking about changing your company name? If so, Don't. You do good work and it looks like an expert did it.


Expert Lawns
07-23-2004, 11:15 PM
yea that was me Buck. Thanks for the compliments, always appreciated.

07-23-2004, 11:20 PM
great pics there Expert

07-23-2004, 11:25 PM
yeah very nice pictures...

Yard Perfect
07-23-2004, 11:26 PM
That is one of the best I have seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Expert Lawns
07-23-2004, 11:34 PM
i've seen plenty of sweet stripes on this site, just thought i'd share mine. gonna take some more next week if i can confiscate the camera again. i love that little thing. going to buy one of my own soon (hopefully). you guys have brougt up some really good reasons to have one and to keep it in the truck

07-23-2004, 11:36 PM
i always keep a camera in the trucks.really never know what to expect...

Expert Lawns
07-27-2004, 12:28 PM
I just found two 'mower'

Expert Lawns
07-27-2004, 12:30 PM

07-27-2004, 06:02 PM
Originally posted by Up North
Expert, weren't you the one that was thinking about changing your company name? If so, Don't. You do good work and it looks like an expert did it.


I agree with Buck, your work is outstanding! You have a good eye for quality, good on ya!

Expert Lawns
07-27-2004, 06:12 PM
thanks guys. feel free to share your pics. i'm gonna take some more this week if it ever stops raining

Expert Lawns
07-29-2004, 09:51 PM
took some more pics today, the weather was great. these are a few of my favorite lawns. sorry for posting so many, but I have looked at all of your guys' great work/pictures for 3 years now and I enjoyed every minute of it. I love seeing other peoples work. So here's some more from me. enjoy

Expert Lawns
07-29-2004, 09:53 PM
this was one week after their daughters open house. lots of activity on this lawn. they even played croquet.

Expert Lawns
07-29-2004, 09:55 PM
same lawn, different angle

Expert Lawns
07-29-2004, 09:56 PM
i love the straight-aways on this one. all open mowing

Expert Lawns
07-29-2004, 09:58 PM
fun little hill

07-29-2004, 09:58 PM
Our lawns are not nice like that, can't stripe our stuff, my work would look bad on here compared to your work,, our grass isn't even nice and green.

I'll just keep enjoying your work, aussie mowing ain't like yours, we don't show ours off for a reason, yuck compared to yours!

Looks like TORO stripes from here though! LOL!

Expert Lawns
07-29-2004, 09:59 PM
their neighbors lawn. obviously they share the same hill for a backyard

07-30-2004, 07:36 AM
Fantastic pictures guys, thanks for sharing that with us.

08-13-2004, 02:16 PM
Excellent job Expert Lawns. Impressive.

08-13-2004, 03:23 PM
Awesome, just awesome. Stripes like that are just a fantasy for me...for now :)