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Old 09-14-2010, 09:58 PM
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Nice old truck! Now let's see some pics of your work!
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:03 PM
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The first thing I did when I decided to get into "the business" was sell my Civic and bring this truck out of the garage. It has 60,000 original miles. The previous owner was a real enthusiast and did most of the heavy lifting. He rebuilt the engine, transmission, brakes, gauges, etc. All I had to do was clean up the wheels and put new tires on it. I also cleaned up a little surface rust in places and covered bare metal in primer.
I don't want use it as an everyday driver for long but for now it is working well as a work truck. It has that Sanford and Son vibe that draws eye and hopefully works as free advertising.
Nice ride, this was the first thing I thought of too.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:40 PM
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We all have to start some where! Next step is to trade in that yard works mower and get yourself a commercial self propelled mower!
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:45 PM
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Good luck the truck looks good. Too bad it doesn't have a Cummins! Hopefully you get enough work to make the Dodge you weekend novelty truck. In this business you have to have rock solid dependable transportation. An old truck breaking down can get you in trouble pretty quickly once you get really busy.
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:22 PM
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Nice old truck! Now let's see some pics of your work!
Here you go. Not much there yet
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...03#post3720803


"We all have to start some where! Next step is to trade in that yard works mower and get yourself a commercial self propelled mower!"

I've been looking at commercial mowers for the last month. I plan on upgrading ASAP. Looking at Honda, Toro, and Ariens. I'm 27 and like the exercise. Is self propelled that important if most lawns I do are smaller and flat? Those drives just seem like one more thing that can break down.


"Good luck the truck looks good. Too bad it doesn't have a Cummins! Hopefully you get enough work to make the Dodge you weekend novelty truck. In this business you have to have rock solid dependable transportation. An old truck breaking down can get you in trouble pretty quickly once you get really busy. "

Thanks! Yeah, I love the truck but I'm always thinking in the back of my mind that it could break down at any moment.
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:19 AM
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Nice old truck, but I agree, first thing that came to my mind was Sanford & Son.
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:40 AM
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Plan ahead for the future. You are probably not going to do flat surfaced turfs forever. Might as well invest for the future!
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:45 AM
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Great Truck. Take care of it buddy, I vote on the self propel tranny for your 21's. I think they are well worth the investment, We buy 20 toros every season always with tranny's.
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:09 PM
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Very cool old Dodge!
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Old 09-15-2010, 01:32 PM
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You just can't beat a Honda commercial mower for small areas. I think Honda is the only one with a hydro tranny. Fluid on fluid always beat metal on metal! You can't make any real money using a push mower in areas a walk behind will do in 1/3rd of the time though. Find a used belt drive for around a grand. When the money rolls in dump the belt drive and go hydro. Belt drive are great for people on a budget but the pros know hydro is the way to go.
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