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Old 02-18-2011, 08:53 PM
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That hydroseeder looks nice. Do you still have the old one?
The old one is sold. Supposed to be picked up this week...I'm not looking forward to parting ways with it.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:02 PM
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hey proturf,
i have been following this thread for ever now it feels like, and always cant wait to see what is posted next! im so impresssed! im glad the bark blower is working out, we are actually in the process of looking for another one to add the fleet a used one prefered due to cost, we started with the 302finn now a 705, and we are looking to upgrade, what size is your again, and would have gone bigger or smaller? and are you only doing your own jobs or are you being a sub contractor for other companys? i love the snow bucket btw!!!
anyways you have an amazing company, and this thread has so much advice and i love it thanks everyone and keep the posts coming!
btw its 60 degrees here in north east ohio, i done with snow and ready for the good stuff!!!
Terraman...I love hearing that you enjoy the thread...I learn alot on here too...I definitely enjoy it as well.

As far as our bark blower...I do wish it was bigger. Our productivity is slowed when we have to stop after 10 yards & go back to our yard to get another 10 yards. I would love to have a 20 yard machine...but beggars can't be choosers! The 10 yard machine is great for us at this time. It's a nice step up from the trailer mounted ones...but still not TOO big. Great size for a smaller company like ourselves. Eventually we will get a larger machine, but that won't be for quite a while. We are currently subbing out for a few local landscapers, not a ton of subbing, but enough to keep the machine busy here & there.


I'm still itching for MORE SNOW!! I'm not ready to get back to the landscaping just yet...
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:13 PM
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I'm still itching for MORE SNOW!! I'm not ready to get back to the landscaping just yet...
Me too although it was 65 here today and I was in a t-shirt. no real snow in the next 10days either
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:19 PM
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:42 PM
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The old one is sold. Supposed to be picked up this week...I'm not looking forward to parting ways with it.
Dang.... I was lurkin' on that for a while lol.... I even showed my investor.

If it doesn't work out I know what I can get for it lol..... I got it cleared with the treasurer and CEO to expense a machine and they gave me the ability to get a check for something like this.

Oh well... I have no clue how I would've made my money back quickly since I'm consumed with my landscape supply business' progress right now.

I'm excited to see more of your stuff. I'm 18 and I'm working on something like that. I love looking through your pictures. Hopefully some day I will have a thread like this

have a good one man. Let us know about your new machine once you get it in the field.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:51 PM
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Proturf,
Are you able to load onsite ever? With our 705 we load our truck and machine can bring over 17 with us then if need more its either delivered or we have a driver run loads from the yard, are you able to load onsite or is the machine to high?
I agree and disagree we have had our best year ever for snow, and inturn I didn't really sleep in december or jan. Lol but we are scheduled to start mulchin the 3rd of march so I will be ok with no more snow but hey just means more money
How many guys do you have on staff full and part time?
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:58 PM
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Your out in cali because that's where they grow the good stuff. They call it wheel chair weed because it will get you so high you can't even walk,just roll around in the chair. Your gona load that hydroseeder up with the seeds and drive it back undetected and plant your herbal garden of prosperity. I've got your scheme figured out now.

I know its in the thread somewhere but how many years have you been in biz again?

Did you pay cash or finance it?
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dude, that us just funny
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:02 AM
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Daytonbiolawns, you MUST have a 1,000 hgallon hydro seeder if your going to run a supply center. You rent it out for 200 a day and then they buy the seed,mulch,fert and tackifier from you. Those supplies are how you make money and the 200 dollar rental just pays for the machine but doesn't make you rich. I wouldn't have a supply yard without a small rental department. Things like a walkbehind skidsteer,ball cart, paver saw, compactors, mini excavtor is a good one, skidsteer, stump grinder and even a one ton dump would make some serious money for you.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:24 AM
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Daytonbiolawns, you MUST have a 1,000 hgallon hydro seeder if your going to run a supply center. You rent it out for 200 a day and then they buy the seed,mulch,fert and tackifier from you. Those supplies are how you make money and the 200 dollar rental just pays for the machine but doesn't make you rich. I wouldn't have a supply yard without a small rental department. Things like a walkbehind skidsteer,ball cart, paver saw, compactors, mini excavtor is a good one, skidsteer, stump grinder and even a one ton dump would make some serious money for you.
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That's what I thought I would use it for...with the exception of a few jobs I've got leads on for my maint. stuff.

I just can't expense a large rental dept. at this point. I will be running mulch and salt supply out of a shed basically until I can get enough stuff in order lol.....but it is a start. If projections and the start of sales start out well I may buy that building sooner than thought.

I have a strict business plan to stick to....and sadly I have to play mulch dumby in a shed until I really build a business.

I could honestly be selling power equipment and installing plows and such right now but it isn't smart to jump head over heels into that. I really did want his machine after seeing the videos lol....they did the speaking for him! I need to get the distributor network and cash flow so that I don't end up on my *** because someone yanked a line of credit on me.
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:11 AM
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If you can rent out a truck to like a 150 with a long bed. put the companys infor such as So and so rentals. Then when they buy the mulch you can load it into the truck and they can rent the truck for 50 an hour with a 1 hour min. just like HD.
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