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Old 12-03-2011, 09:39 PM
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Dslnd 2011

Been a while, fellas. I figured since I posted some updated pictures on PlowSite i'd update you guys on the our 2011 season.

Heres the current equipment list:

2004 Chevy K2500 CC/LB 6.0L Western MVP Sno Ex 575
1999 Chevy K2500 XC/SB 6.0L Western Uni-Mount
1995 Ford F150 4x4
7x16 Trailer
Bobcat 26hp/60" ZTR
WRIGHT 15hp/32"
Lawn Boy 21" (3)
All STIHL Hand Helds

Toro/Troy Bilt Snow Blowers
Lesco Spreader

Sold the 94 K3500 Dump recently, as it needed major repairs and just wasnt worth fixing IMO. Now renting shop pictured. 30x60 Building with two offices,full bath with shower, and a 30x30 heated garage. Not to mention, right at a busy intersection with a lit sign

I got my applicators license earlier this year and got a little into fetilizer. I wasnt too crazy about it but its nice to have i guess.

Heres some pictures. More will follow here and on PlowSite.

Hope everyone had a good year.

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Old 12-03-2011, 09:45 PM
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:50 PM
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White chevy with plow & Shop
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:52 PM
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Heres picture of shop and sign.
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:03 PM
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Heres a better viewof shop
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Is that your lift? or did you rent it? Must be so much easier to do hedges that way!
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Nevermind just read through the thread and saw that it was rented. Nice dump trailer!
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:22 PM
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Nevermind just read through the thread and saw that it was rented. Nice dump trailer!
Thanks, its my buddy's but Im hoping to buy one soon.

LawnMan19- Thanks.



Someone asked me today what my biggest struggle was right now and honestly its credit. Not every bank wants to hand a 19 y/o the kind of cash I need to build the business. But im working on it! lol

Happy plowing to all my Illinois friends tonight!


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Old 01-13-2013, 03:15 PM
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Any snow last night Mitch? We had an inch up here in the QC. Pretty narrow band, we were very glad to get it. Looks like some areas forecasted for snow were stuck with sleet/rain (chicago). I sure hope there is more winter on the way.

Crazy weather year like you said. No snow, mowing in March (bizarre!), drought, etc. Glad to hear you made it through.

I like the newer crew long, a true worktruck. I don't think I could own another shortbed pickup.

If you're thinking about a piece of equipment, I highly recommend a miniskid (depending on your needs). The miniskid is really easy to get to the jobsite, and is a very versatile machine. I'm suprised at what they are capable of. We only bring our tractor to bigger jobs, and it can be a hassle (worth it for larger jobs).

Everything is looking great!

Good luck this season
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:43 PM
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Someone asked me today what my biggest struggle was right now and honestly its credit. Not every bank wants to hand a 19 y/o the kind of cash I need to build the business. But im working on it! lol

-Mitch
I'm in the exact same boat. I am 19 and trying to grow my business. I just have had to pay cash for everything and take loans from family for bigger items. I hope to have a full time mow crew out this year while I do landscaping and irrigation full time. But its going to be several years till I get to where you are. Needless to say I'm really impressed. Your shop/office is great.
Keep it up!
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