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o-so-n-so
12-19-2004, 07:24 PM
1. Hedge Trimmers....
2. Lazer Z set up for leaves.....
3. TT after cutting some tall grass....
4. Tractor on trailer.....
5. Mowing equipment on trailer....

o-so-n-so
12-19-2004, 07:30 PM
Trimmers & Edger on rack....

o-so-n-so
12-19-2004, 07:34 PM
Chevy and stump grinder

o-so-n-so
12-19-2004, 07:39 PM
Ford on a mulch job.............lawn trailer with all racks removed and side boards added.

o-so-n-so
12-19-2004, 07:47 PM
Tiller for the tractor....

o-so-n-so
12-19-2004, 07:58 PM
This is the mower I sold when I bought my Exmarks. Yep, it looked just like the photo...guy got a great deal on mower, trailer and many attatchments for this mower. This picture is about 5 years old. This was one of the first GT235 that deere made.....

o-so-n-so
12-19-2004, 08:03 PM
Two of my saws...i now have a husqvarna 272 also

blankenshiplawncare
12-19-2004, 08:45 PM
Man thats a bunch of nice stuff. Do you do much stump grinding?

K c m
12-19-2004, 08:53 PM
God i love equipment. mmmmmmmm so tasty.

Awesome set up man. :)

splatz100
12-19-2004, 09:12 PM
what year is the Lazer?

snap12.5
12-19-2004, 10:13 PM
how many yards of leaves can u get on the trailer?? and how do u dump them off?

o-so-n-so
12-20-2004, 01:53 PM
Some before pics of a leaf job...

o-so-n-so
12-20-2004, 01:58 PM
Afew more before's and start the afters.


#35 starts the after pics.

o-so-n-so
12-20-2004, 02:01 PM
rest of the afters

o-so-n-so
12-20-2004, 02:03 PM
All of those leaves are on this trailer in this pic.

o-so-n-so
12-20-2004, 02:12 PM
One more leaf job....all before pics

o-so-n-so
12-20-2004, 02:15 PM
Before and start after with pic # 61

o-so-n-so
12-20-2004, 02:22 PM
The rest of the after pics. The last pic is all of the leaves from these two leaf jobs on the trailer. My helper unloaded them the old fashion way. Remove the sides and blow them off.


By volume..the trailer will hold approx 10 sq. yards level to top of boards.

o-so-n-so
12-20-2004, 02:32 PM
A lawn clean up I done.......A guy just bought this shack very cheap and wanted it cleaned up.

o-so-n-so
12-20-2004, 02:33 PM
more before

o-so-n-so
12-20-2004, 02:35 PM
Starts the after pics as noted.

o-so-n-so
12-20-2004, 02:37 PM
afters.....

o-so-n-so
12-20-2004, 02:39 PM
more afters.....

o-so-n-so
12-20-2004, 02:41 PM
Thats all for now............

frogger1
12-20-2004, 11:10 PM
what part of Alabama are you located

cleancutccl
12-20-2004, 11:18 PM
How do you get all the leaves off the trailer?

o-so-n-so
12-21-2004, 09:48 PM
My helper unloaded them the old fashion way. Remove the sides and blow them off.


frogger.......I am 50 miles north of you.

LLandscaping
12-21-2004, 10:54 PM
You have some nice equipment and the pictures of your work look great.

ALarsh
12-21-2004, 11:10 PM
So you were able to do your lawn clean ups by just using the exmark and bagging it without any blow out? Have you had to change the setup to minimize blow out?

I'm wondering.... why would guys even bother with paying for the expensive blowers if you can just bag it like you have.

o-so-n-so
12-22-2004, 12:00 AM
I am running just stock set up with mulching blades. Yes I do have some blow out. Its always blows to the blower (or discharge) side and I just keep that side inside. I had a situation last week where I had to vacuum leaves up off a concrete drive and i managed to get up about 98% of the leaves with the deck height set at 2.5 inches.

On both the leaf clean up jobs...I made one pass with the TT with the mulch kit installed and my helper came behind me bagging with the lazer. I can get 3 clean ups a day like the ones in the picks and I (in most cases) haul away the leaves.

i_plant_art
12-22-2004, 10:04 AM
what model JD tractor is that in the pictures.

o-so-n-so
12-23-2004, 02:42 PM
Its a 4510... bought new in 2003.

Smithers
12-24-2004, 12:00 AM
loved the pics....

2 questions....

1. How much did you pay for the tractor?
2. how much did you charge for the leaf job (the last one before the bushy grass)?

o-so-n-so
12-25-2004, 07:17 PM
I paid 22,641.65 + tax for the tractor, loader and tiller. $400.00 + tax for the pallet forks and $500.00 + tax for the box blade.

The first leaf job paid $325.00 and the second paid me $300.00. The clean up on the tall stuff paid me $1,404.52 gross. I had a little material cost in that job.

Smithers
12-25-2004, 07:30 PM
do you find that you use more and more your tractor, therefore brining you more and more money? id love to have a tractor one day.

Also, how did you learn to estimate the jobs that you do with the tractor? do you know how much it costs you to operate per day/hour?

ALarsh
12-25-2004, 07:52 PM
In that job where you grossed $1,404, how many hours did it take?

o-so-n-so
12-25-2004, 09:38 PM
The tractor costs based on first years hours of use...with a useful life of 5 years (it will last longer i hope but I just went 5 years to cost it out) it costs me $17.73 per hour to operate the tractor w/loader, no tiller.

I don't really go after tractor jobs, I basically use it on services that i already offered, stump clean ups, spreading top soil and stuff like that. Its just an add on to the stump biz more than anything, it saves me time allowing me to do more jobs is how i justified the cost. My costs is based on 300 hrs annually.
The bidding just comes. I lose alot of work because of price. I also stay very busy at my price. To me... every estimate is a learning experience and I have been in the lawn care biz a long time. I love selling a job, getting a decent price for the service and making people proud that the chose my company.





The clean up job took a half day to do the initial clean up..cut the overgrown lawn, cut down the brush, raise the canopy on the small trees, and grind the small stumps and clean up. Had 1 load of brush. took about 2 hours to plant the 5 small trees (furnished by owner) install tree rings and mulch. That also included a second cut 1 week later for a nice finish look. Not perfect but as good as its going to get under the circumstances. Drive time, dump time and everything took all of a day (8 hrs)...3 workers (me and 2 helpers)....I'll take em like that anytime.

o-so-n-so
01-05-2005, 12:26 AM
1. Stump cut off saw.
2. Pole saw

Lawnchoice
01-05-2005, 12:31 AM
I like your F350 dually!

What year is that bad boy?

o-so-n-so
01-05-2005, 09:38 AM
nate,
that is a 95 model with the power stroke. Ive only had it since the first of this year. It does a good job but its a bit to big for my needs. I'd like to down size to a 3/4 ton 4x4 gas or diesel.

gotta run......

ALarsh
01-05-2005, 04:18 PM
How many miles? If your interested in selling it, what do you want?

AL Inc
01-05-2005, 05:04 PM
o-so-n-so- I like the stump cut off saw. Is that the 365? I have one and it is an animal! Great for cutting the big stuff.

o-so-n-so
01-07-2005, 08:13 PM
Alarsh, I would sell this dually. I would have to look at my receipts and see what I had in the truck. I would defiantly let it go for 8K. It has new tires, new front brakes and rotors, and the motor only has about 70k on it. Its a reman by ford installed by ford. Needs a tailgate. Loaded on miles but in gooood shape.

i got to repair a fuel leak (new metal line needed)

o-so-n-so
01-07-2005, 08:40 PM
Saw is a 272 which is same as the 372. Yes it is a beast of a saw. Worth its weight in gold.