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Old 11-06-2001, 12:40 AM
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What did you purchase this year? What's in line for next?

I think I over-spent a little but I have no regrets. I felt I had to have the right equipment...

I bought..

50" Gravely WB (belt) w/velky
60" Lazer Z
Lesco Aerator (tow behind)
Lesco WB spreader
Lesco Truckster spreader
RedMax line trimmer

Next year I'd like..

A new truck - current ('95 Dodge) is pushing 125,000 miles
Trailer - need something larger to hold everything above
Logo and signs plastered all over truck & trailer

establishing roots in the community...

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Old 11-06-2001, 12:55 AM
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Great post to start! We all need some stuff to wish for or this job wouldn't be as much fun! LOL. Toys, toys... Anyway, I bought one thing this year. Toro Groundsmaster 118 for $1,000. Great deal on a mower that has performed very well except for the belts and tire and other things I had to replace. Other than that, it's been great. My Christmas list includes the following:

-Exmark Turf Tracer HP 48" with ECS
-Stihl FS 85 RT trimmer
-Trailer or truck bed with beavertail for hauling stuff around
-Paint job for my truck
-truck signs
-And for extreme measures, an Exmark Lazer Z XP 60" with 27 HP Dihatsu. It's fun to wish! Have fun with this thread guys!

Go hard, go fast, or go home
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Old 11-06-2001, 01:09 AM
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2002 Explorer

"director" (discharge chute from York)

Striping roller (we made this)

sthil extendable pole chainsaw (ht-75 I think)

gate assist for the trailer (we made this also)

and a few toys not related to LC

Next yr I dont know. Mabey a 8hp blower and mount it to the front of the ZTR.

Actually i dont really need anything so I may not spend much next yr.
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Old 11-06-2001, 03:21 AM
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This year was light:
Stihl stick edger / sweep attachment
York Director OCDC
York Striping kit
Lesco stainless spreader
GMC Extended Cab 4x4
Next year all I have planned is:
300 gal. Lesco sprayer
Boss V plow and another truck (older 3/4 or 1 ton)
(If I stay on projection)

Thank you, Dad - for always being the dad that you were. You truly are my hero. You always were.
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Old 11-06-2001, 06:01 AM
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Great post!

Finishing up my first season: purchased Snapper 36" WB; Huskvarna trimmer & edger & blower; 93 Ford F-150; 6X10 trailer; Huskvarna 45 chain saw.

Next year I want Santa to bring me 52" (or better) ZTR; fertilizer spreader; Parking lot blower- I'll think of more later.

By for now,

Salter Lawn Care, Inc.

Wright Stander 52"
Tanaka 340 trimmer
Snapper 36" wb
Robin nb253 trimmer
Husq edger
Husq 155 blower
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Old 11-06-2001, 07:04 AM
1stclasslawns 1stclasslawns is offline
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Hmmm, well a wish list. OK.

This year I bought an echo shc 1700 hedge clipper,
and a 97 1 ton 4x4 truck,
a membership to a hunting club where the deer are almost as thick as the skeeters.

Next year,
A walkbehind 48 " or so
a stick edger
a goose neck trialer to haul equipment stock type so I can also haul horses.
possably a plow for the truck.

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Old 11-06-2001, 07:08 AM
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Lets see....

House and new ride for my lovely to re-group now and find some better paying accounts!

She loves them both so who gives a rats azz!

She deserves it after 21 years with me.
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Old 11-06-2001, 07:54 AM
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this year;
new computer system
250 john deere skid steer
321 grasshopper midmount
3- 230 shindaiwa trimmers
harley rock rake
2001 f-250 diesel 4x4

next year , havent't thought about it yet.
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Old 11-06-2001, 08:08 AM
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This year

2001 Dixie Chopper XF2400-60
Scag Ultra 36
3 Stihl hand blowers (1 was won in St. Louis. )
2 Stihl string trimmers
Trac Vav 880 (to be delivered Fri.)

Next year:
2002 Dixie Chopper XW??00-60
additional 3/4 ton pick-up Ford or Chev. 4x4 ext. long. HD
...whatever we break between now and then
Bill Parrish
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Old 11-06-2001, 08:13 AM
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This year I bought (am buying) my XW2500 Dixie Chopper and a Shindy T-230.

For next year I will continue my quest for the perfect self-propelled side discharge mower. I will also be buying either an Echo PB650 or the Shindy/Redmax equivalent and paying off my Exmark Metro 36.

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