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Old 06-04-2009, 01:50 PM
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You should have gotten a billet grill for the red truck. It would have looked badass.
Yea, but i like the look of stock. This one is just slips over the existing grill. Basically Clips on.


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Yeah around here tree companies will become your best friend if you let them dump logs off.
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Hah, yea, you just need to know who to talk to and how you can use it to your advantage. I know up in the poconos i saw some guys cutting down trees and asked them if they wanted to drop it off at the house, which was maybe 2 minutes away and he wanted to charge me like $150.00. I was like are you crazy? You charge me for logs? Unheard of around here lol Thats because dumping fee's are a bit expensive. But yea, this year the company i use is kinda slow and the other company wants me to come pick up wood at their yard, which i don't currently have time for. So...
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:18 PM
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Hah, yea, you just need to know who to talk to and how you can use it to your advantage. I know up in the poconos i saw some guys cutting down trees and asked them if they wanted to drop it off at the house, which was maybe 2 minutes away and he wanted to charge me like $150.00. I was like are you crazy? You charge me for logs? Unheard of around here lol Thats because dumping fee's are a bit expensive. But yea, this year the company i use is kinda slow and the other company wants me to come pick up wood at their yard, which i don't currently have time for. So...
yeah...around here even if the guys are slow they will gladly drop wood of to you if you are local....dont only are dumping fees high but when you have a tandem axle log truck, the fuel it sucks driving to the dump yard is pretty expensive

why do you use bagged mulch??
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:21 PM
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never mind haha just read the answer to my question....

heres another for you, why a second dump trailer? I dont understand why you have 3 pickups and soon to be 2 dump trailers....also in your tight areas a dump truck would be much better for you...I know its got to be a biyatch to pull your dump trailer with a cc long bed
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:32 PM
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never mind haha just read the answer to my question....

heres another for you, why a second dump trailer? I dont understand why you have 3 pickups and soon to be 2 dump trailers....also in your tight areas a dump truck would be much better for you...I know its got to be a biyatch to pull your dump trailer with a cc long bed
I need a second dump trailer because 1 is now designated for yard waste only. Thats where i keep my grass/leaves/yard waste. The longer it can accumulate in the trailer and not get dumped, the more money i make. It costs me almost 300.00 to dump it, so thats money in my pocket because i bring it up to the summer house to dump. The 2nd dump will be mainly used for firewood. It sucks needing an empty trailer for mulch, dirt, firewood, etc when one has grass in it. So, the 2nd one is a must. It will come in handy now, and in the fall. I'll have the leaf loader setup on one dump trailer, and will be delivering firewood with another.

My area isnt as tight as you might think. If you know how to a drive a truck, which i do, you can get anywhere. Everyones amazed at my maneuverability with the truck and trailer while being so long.
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:46 PM
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Yea, tree companies, and i dont pay for them. See what the going rate is in your area and try it for a year.
cool I will have to research it. do you stay busy with firewood all summer? ALso do you ever do pine logs-like for outdoor fire pits? Last I think wood goes for like $120 a cord so I will have to see, what dod you get a cord?
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:49 PM
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Yeah yeah I drove same truck as you with a 6x12 trailer so I know....its still tight backing up into ppls driveways with that rig to dump...

I would think that if you dropped a pickup or two and got a dump it'd make more sense. IMO.

In the fall you can load two dump beds at once....jmo I've never seen a landscape company opt for 3 pickups and 2 dump trailers over 1-2 pickups and dump truck and maybe a dump trailer too....very unique setup
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:22 PM
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I get $225 cord for seasoned hardwood
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cool I will have to research it. do you stay busy with firewood all summer? ALso do you ever do pine logs-like for outdoor fire pits? Last I think wood goes for like $120 a cord so I will have to see, what dod you get a cord?
Not all summer, but on a constant basis, i need about a month of someone splitting to fill up my stock pile. I tell them not to give me pine, but when i cut down pine trees, i save them and split them up. They are AWESOME for campfires. It looks like theres gas in them because it just burns from all the sap inside of it. At 120 a cord, i wouldn't even try, unless you want to. I get about 220-250 a cord. It takes an expierenced splitter guy about 1.2 hours to get a cord of wood. It also depends on the type of wood too. Oak you need to go in maybe an inch into the wood, and they pop open.

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Yeah yeah I drove same truck as you with a 6x12 trailer so I know....its still tight backing up into ppls driveways with that rig to dump...

I would think that if you dropped a pickup or two and got a dump it'd make more sense. IMO.

In the fall you can load two dump beds at once....jmo I've never seen a landscape company opt for 3 pickups and 2 dump trailers over 1-2 pickups and dump truck and maybe a dump trailer too....very unique setup
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Yea, to each his own i guess. I don't like having a designated work truck. Then i gotta deal with parking, lettering it up etc, and i don't want to go that route. "Very unique setup" pretty much sums it up lol I'll prob pick it up either this week, or next week.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:11 PM
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Not all summer, but on a constant basis, i need about a month of someone splitting to fill up my stock pile. I tell them not to give me pine, but when i cut down pine trees, i save them and split them up. They are AWESOME for campfires. It looks like theres gas in them because it just burns from all the sap inside of it. At 120 a cord, i wouldn't even try, unless you want to. I get about 220-250 a cord. It takes an expierenced splitter guy about 1.2 hours to get a cord of wood. It also depends on the type of wood too. Oak you need to go in maybe an inch into the wood, and they pop open.
I just did a bit more research, gotta watch out for people selling face cords too. Cords seem to be going from $125 and I even found one @ $300. the average seems $175-$225. Its something that Would take some time to start ie stacking it and letting it season. So I will see, I need to find a shop first
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:14 PM
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Yeah haha, here if I had 3 trucks at my house and 2+ trailers I'd be shot by not only my dad but my nieghbors. So to me I'd rather have a designated work truck and personal truck and get a shop to park it at but I just have a different situation then you.
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