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MudslinginFX4
03-07-2005, 06:53 PM
Well, as a lot of you know, I bought some new stuff over the past couple of months. I finally got a chance to get some pictures of a lot of it. Here are some.

This first picture is of my new (new to me) dump truck. It's a 1990 with the 7.3 diesel. It has 40,000 on the engine and 116,000 on the truck. New tires, bed, sides, brakes, etc.

TURF DOCTOR
03-07-2005, 06:56 PM
I can't see i am blind

MudslinginFX4
03-07-2005, 06:58 PM
The second picture is a good one of the back of the truck. I built those new sides last week and I think they came out pretty good!

MudslinginFX4
03-07-2005, 07:00 PM
This one is a picture of my new 2005 4x4 f250 diesel. I bought this back in November, I love this truck!

MudslinginFX4
03-07-2005, 07:01 PM
This is a picture of my new 20 foot enclosed trailer that I bought a couple of weeks ago. I just got the lettering done on it.

MudslinginFX4
03-07-2005, 07:02 PM
This is a good picture of my truck and trailer.

MudslinginFX4
03-07-2005, 07:04 PM
This is a picture of 2 new Redmax blowers. One 8000, one 7001.

Classic Lawn
03-07-2005, 07:05 PM
looks good like the truck and trailer good luck

MudslinginFX4
03-07-2005, 07:05 PM
New Stihl 4mix edger and trimmer. Pure Power!

MudslinginFX4
03-07-2005, 07:06 PM
New racks I still have to put in the enclosed trailer.

MudslinginFX4
03-07-2005, 07:07 PM
New Echo hedge trimmer I bought at the end of last season.

MudslinginFX4
03-07-2005, 07:08 PM
This is my new Magna-Matic blade sharpner I bought in January. I also bought the blade balancer. No more dull blades! Great machine!

MudslinginFX4
03-07-2005, 07:10 PM
This is a new Craftsman air compressor. I got tired of the smaller one that I was using last year, I may put it into the enclosed trailer.

MudslinginFX4
03-07-2005, 07:11 PM
This is a picture of me after a day of work. Now you guys know what I look like!

MudslinginFX4
03-07-2005, 07:12 PM
Thats all of the big stuff that I bought. I bought a lot of hand tools etc.. but don't have pictures of all them. I also got 30,000 postcards printed off and 25,000 flyers. Best of all... everything is paid off but the truck!!!

Lux Lawn
03-07-2005, 07:20 PM
Everything looks real good...Your company has a nice looking image keep up the good work and good luck with the fliers and post cards.

PLM-1
03-07-2005, 07:23 PM
I can't believe how much bigger that 8000 is vs. the 7001!

Tony Clifton
03-07-2005, 08:14 PM
Great looking stuff, I like the enlosed trailer, looks awesome. You might want to get a drop hitch for your truck, when the trailer is unlevel like it is in the picture it puts more weight on the rear axel, might cause it to bend especially when you are driving down 40 at 70 MPH with her loaded and hit a big bump.

MudslinginFX4
03-07-2005, 08:18 PM
Great looking stuff, I like the enlosed trailer, looks awesome. You might want to get a drop hitch for your truck, when the trailer is unlevel like it is in the picture it puts more weight on the rear axel, might cause it to bend especially when you are driving down 40 at 70 MPH with her loaded and hit a big bump.

Tony, thanks for the advice on the hitch. I noticed earlier that the trailer does sit at an angle like that when it is empty. I will get a new drop down hitch tomorrow, I didn't know about the back axle! Great advice!

splatz100
03-07-2005, 10:09 PM
what mowers do you have?

MudslinginFX4
03-07-2005, 10:17 PM
what mowers do you have?

Splatz, we are currently using Toro and Honda Walkbehinds. I am getting ready to buy a new mower as soon as the season gets going strong... I am leaning towards a new Toro 36'' this time, I really need a smaller one for some of the smaller yards we do. Here is a link to another thread from last year, it shows a picture of 2 of the mowers. http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=72932&highlight=equipment

Up North
03-07-2005, 10:31 PM
ECM, Congrats on all the new equip. and trucks! And like Larry at Lux said, good image as well, clean and professional. Looks like you have a good business going there, keep it up. I hope to get there at some point myself, we'll see.

Buck

ALarsh
03-07-2005, 11:53 PM
Somebody’s loaded. :waving: lol

Everything looks GREAT!

tiedeman
03-07-2005, 11:54 PM
man I love that new Ford

EagleLandscape
03-08-2005, 07:12 AM
Tony, thanks for the advice on the hitch. I noticed earlier that the trailer does sit at an angle like that when it is empty. I will get a new drop down hitch tomorrow, I didn't know about the back axle! Great advice!

Haha, that axle is a one ton axle, its not ever gonna bend.

Tony Clifton
03-08-2005, 07:20 AM
Haha, that axle is a one ton axle, its not ever gonna bend.


You wanna make a bet, we bent one on one of our trailers a couple years ago, and one was also bent at a company a friend of mine owns. Maybe if the trailer is carrying a light load it wont bend, but those enclosed trailers are heavy, so it wont take much, especially if you hit a bump.

stumper1620
03-08-2005, 07:30 AM
You wanna make a bet, we bent one on one of our trailers a couple years ago, and one was also bent at a company a friend of mine owns. Maybe if the trailer is carrying a light load it wont bend, but those enclosed trailers are heavy, so it wont take much, especially if you hit a bump.
if it don't bend a axle, it sure could crack a rim.
I've seen em ripped right off the hub during sharp turning.

Hacksquat
03-08-2005, 09:30 AM
Congrats!! Very nice stuff. Love that truck!

Steeley
03-08-2005, 11:33 AM
nice image :cool:

jccordes2
03-08-2005, 11:37 AM
Thats all of the big stuff that I bought. I bought a lot of hand tools etc.. but don't have pictures of all them. I also got 30,000 postcards printed off and 25,000 flyers. Best of all... everything is paid off but the truck!!!

how are you mailing those post cards?? is it a mass mailer? at .11cents each?, do you have a database of addresses ?
I assume you hand pass out the flyers correct?

I was just wondering how you went about doing it?

GTLC
03-08-2005, 01:12 PM
The truck and trailer looks great.

Patrick.B
03-08-2005, 04:54 PM
Nice truck and trailer ,,,,,, :blob3: :blob3:

MudslinginFX4
03-08-2005, 05:16 PM
how are you mailing those post cards?? is it a mass mailer? at .11cents each?, do you have a database of addresses ?
I assume you hand pass out the flyers correct?

I was just wondering how you went about doing it?


I am using a company out of Tampa, Florida to do all of my postcards. Their website is Prompprintinggroup.com . I think Rob Spread and Spray and some other people here on the site have used them in the past, they do great work! The price of the cards or doorhangers really depends on what style your use. We went with full color front and back, bought 25,000 and got 5000 free. I also bought the mailing list from them so I don't have to do any of the work here myself. The flyers we are hand passing out to neighborhoods where hopefully people will call from the postcards. After I pick up a new customer with a postcard I will then target their neighborhood several times with flyers to get more customers in that same area.

MudslinginFX4
03-08-2005, 05:17 PM
Thanks everyone for your positive comments! I'm getting really excited and pumped up for this season. We have already been back to work full time for several weeks but havent really started cutting the weekly accounts yet. Been working on mulch, pinestraw, shrubs, etc..

Lazer_Z
03-08-2005, 07:11 PM
ECM congrats on the new "toys". Your lucky you get to work while I get to freeze my b@lls off in Jersey. Good luck in the '05 season.

Petr51488
03-08-2005, 07:38 PM
Hey, nice setup.. i just got my enclosed trailer yesterday.. Do you have any inside shots of the trailer?

MudslinginFX4
03-08-2005, 07:47 PM
I don't currently have any pictures of the inside but it won't be a problem getting some for you. I will try to do that in the next couple of days and post them. I haven't put the racks in there yet.. may wait and do that. I am also building some custom shelving up front.

Petr51488
03-08-2005, 07:51 PM
Can you give me the websight where you got the trimmer racks from?

Smalltimer1
03-08-2005, 07:54 PM
Where did you get your truck from? Crossroads? I see they have been hammering the prices on the '05's. Earlier they were advertising F-250 4x4 Reg. Cab auto for $24,900, the same as the '04 F-250 PSD 4x2 I was looking at, at the local dealer in Creedmoor.

MudslinginFX4
03-08-2005, 07:57 PM
Where did you get your truck from? Crossroads? I see they have been hammering the prices on the '05's. Earlier they were advertising F-250 4x4 Reg. Cab auto for $24,900, the same as the '04 F-250 PSD 4x2 I was looking at, at the local dealer in Creedmoor.


I got my truck from Capital. Crossroads couldn't touch the price Capital gave me, they point blank told me that. Either way, it's still a lot of money, but I've finally found a keeper!

ztoro
03-09-2005, 10:22 AM
Can you give me the websight where you got the trimmer racks from?


www.greentouch.com

tiedeman
03-09-2005, 11:42 AM
I am going to have to keep that site in mind

Mo Green
03-09-2005, 01:52 PM
Thats all of the big stuff that I bought. I bought a lot of hand tools etc.. but don't have pictures of all them. I also got 30,000 postcards printed off and 25,000 flyers. Best of all... everything is paid off but the truck!!!

Great pics. Lot's of new stuff. You can't hide money..LOL. I want to be you when I grow up. :waving:

ztoro
03-09-2005, 01:55 PM
This is a picture of 2 new Redmax blowers. One 8000, one 7001.


I see you got the new blower racks from Greentouch.. Did you need to cut the fencing around the blower to slide the bar thru to hold it to the blower rack.?

MudslinginFX4
03-09-2005, 04:28 PM
I see you got the new blower racks from Greentouch.. Did you need to cut the fencing around the blower to slide the bar thru to hold it to the blower rack.?

To be honest with you I haven't even bolted them onto the walls yet. They make adapters for the Redmax blowers that I am still waiting to come in. The dealer says they should be here any day! I did get the trimmer racks up today, they are far better then anything I have ever used before to hold my trimmers and edgers, real easy to install also. I will get some pictures when I get the other racks on.

MudslinginFX4
03-09-2005, 04:32 PM
www.greentouch.com

Thanks for posting the site for me Ztoro! Those are the exact same racks I ordered. I got the 3-place trimmer rack, 2 blower racks, and a hedge trimmer rack. I tried to order my racks straight from the Manufacturer but they wouldn't let me, they made me go through my local dealer.

ztoro
03-09-2005, 08:35 PM
Thanks for posting the site for me Ztoro! Those are the exact same racks I ordered. I got the 3-place trimmer rack, 2 blower racks, and a hedge trimmer rack. I tried to order my racks straight from the Manufacturer but they wouldn't let me, they made me go through my local dealer.


Thats weird Green touch allowed me to order right from their site thi winter... Thats how I got mine... it looks like they may have changed their policy...

You should make sure you have the newest Blower racks from greentouch.. On their new ones you dont need any special kits for the blowers. The newest one is universal and will fit just about any blower. Make sure you have the newest ones before you mount them.

http://www.greentouch.com/BA031.htm these are the new ones.. The directions they reference are for the racks. You should call greentouch you shouldnt need any brackets for the new ones...

ChadA
03-12-2005, 01:14 AM
Looks like you really spent some money. Looks like a good investment to me.
Very nice.

Turf Dancer
03-12-2005, 05:06 AM
This is a picture of my new 20 foot enclosed trailer that I bought a couple of weeks ago. I just got the lettering done on it.

What brand of trailer is that and what is the width if you don't mind me asking? I am looking at Haulmark, Pace and Interstate. The prices just went up and for a 102"x 16' they are saying the new ones are going to be around $6700 The Haulmark dealer still has 2 of them in stock for $5895. That is still a lot of money, I would prefer to keep the width to a 7' but I think the extra width of an 8' or 102" will come in handy.

LawnsRUsInc.
03-12-2005, 01:04 PM
In regards to the rear axle overloading.

$20 for drop hitch
$1000+ for new axle
seeing your competition on the side of the road PRICELESS

Nah just get it fixed its not that big of a deal. We just dont want to see you braking somthing or getting in an accident.

MudslinginFX4
03-13-2005, 10:13 PM
In regards to the rear axle overloading.

$20 for drop hitch
$1000+ for new axle
seeing your competition on the side of the road PRICELESS

Nah just get it fixed its not that big of a deal. We just dont want to see you braking somthing or getting in an accident.


Got a new hitch the other day! It looks nice and level now! :waving:

MudslinginFX4
03-13-2005, 10:16 PM
What brand of trailer is that and what is the width if you don't mind me asking? I am looking at Haulmark, Pace and Interstate. The prices just went up and for a 102"x 16' they are saying the new ones are going to be around $6700 The Haulmark dealer still has 2 of them in stock for $5895. That is still a lot of money, I would prefer to keep the width to a 7' but I think the extra width of an 8' or 102" will come in handy.

The trailer is a 8.5' x 20' . It is a Leonard which I believe is made by Tracker or something. It's not the nicest most expensive trailer out there but seems to be everything I need in a landscaping trailer. It pulls very easy, the floors and walls are nice and thick, and it was a great price!

Jacob's Yardworks LLC
03-09-2006, 09:35 AM
Nice stuff. I got a 20 foot enclosed trailer too and I love it? You like it so far?

Toro 44
03-09-2006, 12:37 PM
ECM, cool stuff. How come you had that honda mower for so long without putting it into service? I know a guy at a welding shop who does something similar. He buys a bunch of whatever power hand tool (i.e. angle grinder) that he likes and puts a few on the shelf for when the ones in current use go down. That way when they stop making the style he likes and is used to, he still has some in stock, not to mention parts availability from worn out units. How do you like the cut of the toro compared to the honda? Is the toro a 44 or 52?

Hey Jocab's Yardworks LLC, How do you like your chariots? I have a 2000 or 2001 dane walk-behind. It's the one with 52 inch deck and loop handle controls. Like the honda midsize machines, it's out of production.:cry: :cry:

Jacob's Yardworks LLC
03-09-2006, 06:14 PM
Toro 44, I LOVE my Great Dane. Havent had any major problems besides two of the spindles rusted out because water sat in there after I ran it. Other then that I havent had any problems at all. Goin to pick up my brand new one this weekend. Its a great mower and does a wonderful job.

Toro 44
03-10-2006, 12:06 AM
Toro 44, I LOVE my Great Dane. Havent had any major problems besides two of the spindles rusted out because water sat in there after I ran it. Other then that I havent had any problems at all. Goin to pick up my brand new one this weekend. Its a great mower and does a wonderful job.




Thanks for the input!!!!:drinkup: :drinkup: :drinkup: :drinkup:

Jacob's Yardworks LLC
03-10-2006, 12:09 AM
Thanks for the input!!!!:drinkup: :drinkup: :drinkup: :drinkup:
No problem

laird006
03-12-2006, 11:16 AM
No problem

when am i gonna get to drive one of those danes, considering i do work for you and all:usflag:

Buckeye Lawncare
03-12-2006, 03:02 PM
What do you think of the Red Max blowers? I can't decide between an Echo or a Red Max. I have a Red Max trimmer and I love it

Signature Landscaping1
03-13-2006, 09:03 AM
Echo Pb751 with hip throttle

EgansCountryGardens
03-13-2006, 09:08 PM
Yes, agreed here as well. I've used every backpack blower on the market, and think that Echo DEFINATELY is blows the rest out of the water. (No pun intended) But you have to get the big one PB751. The next size down seems about half as powerful, but just as powerful as everyones bigger size.:weightlifter: