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Old 12-09-2013, 03:54 PM
ducnut ducnut is offline
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I figured I better get this going, as I feel like I'm bombing other member's threads with equipment pictures.

I started mowing, 30yrs ago. I was 15 and my mom would drop me at my first and only client. It was a commercial property of ~3 acres. I did that place, 21" at a time. When I turned 16, I picked up a property management company, which had numerous complexes throughout town. When, I graduated school, I joined the military. Fast forward a bunch of years and I started mowing, again. During summer '13, a couple other LCOs encouraged me to get legit, so I could broaden my horizons. I swapped a 5'X8' utility trailer for a 7'X12' V-nose and added a 60" ZTR and 30" WB to the stable. I had everything else. I contacted a local pinstriper/signmaker for my branding and signage. With a logo, I upgraded the rest of my presentation.

This is the rig.


Me and how I show up for work.


Trailer interior, empty and during initial setup.


Trailer interior, loaded with both ZTRs and a 21" up the left side.


I run an Andersen WD hitch. It's quiet, can easily change preload, and easy to hook/unhook.


I upgraded to 15"X6" wheels, so that I could run Maxxis 225/75 10-ply tires. Maxxis are about the only non-Chinese made trailer tire available.


My business cards. I use one for local work and the other for out-of-town.


Embroidered work shirts.


Embroidered work jacket.


Casual T-shirts.


Logo.


The change in grain direction causes a flip-flop effect.


I keep my stuff clean.




Difference nice wheels make.




More to come.
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'05 Hustler FasTrak, 42", Honda GXV530
'13 Toro Timemaster 30"
'02 Lawn Boy SilverPro 21"
Stihl BR600 blower
Stihl BG55 blower
Stihl KM55R trimmer
Stihl KM55R Kombi system
Stihl MS180C chain saw
Stihl HS45 hedge trimmer
RedMax Reciprocator
Echo SRM225 trimmer
Echo GT-2000 trimmer
Gravely WB edger
'14 Ariens Compact 24" Sno-Thro
'08 Troy Bilt Squall 2100
'06 Chevrolet Silverado
'13 Bravo Star, 7'X12', V-nose
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