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Old 12-30-2013, 01:25 AM
35DollarLawns 35DollarLawns is offline
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This year was a fun first year for me. I ended it with a bang. I have enjoyed this site and and it's members, learned a lot . I am currently posting pics on a facebook page which I will link this thread to later this spring.
This is a list of the equipment I bought this year.
I have paid for everything as I went.
2005 Chevy silverado 1500
1978 Ford 1 ton 12' dump
2008 2760hd Gravely with collection system
2013 Husqvarna Mz5424S
2005 52" hydro walk behind with sulky
1998 36" ransome belt drive walk behind with sulky
2011 21" push mower
2008 Husqvarna 223L string trimmer
2010 Husqvarna 223L string trimmer
2008 Husqvarna 170 Bt blower
2012 Husqvarna 580 Bt blower
2012 Echo 280 Combi unit with all attachments
7'x10' enclosed
6.5'x 12' utility
6.5'x16' utility
6.5'x8'x 12' leaf vacuum trailer
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Old 12-30-2013, 01:40 AM
35DollarLawns 35DollarLawns is offline
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Through out the season I saved a lot of money and I added this stuff as work grew. Again with no debt.
Ford single wheel 1 ton 4' walls
2001 Ford Ranger extended cab
1998 Ford f-250 with 4' wall
5'x8' utility trailer
82"x16' utility trailer with 4' walls
5'x8'x6.5 vacuum trailer
2# Husbarna 223L string trimmers
1# Husqvarna 580Bt blower
1# Scag 25 hp 61" Turf Tiger
1# Husqvarna 3016 Ztr
2# Walkers ghs mowers
1# Ferris 72" 3000z
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:46 AM
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Why so many trucks? Are you planning to expand next year?
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:25 AM
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I have several dedicated trucks . The old ford is ford is for more volume while pulling a vac trailer, they simply reverse the vacuum discharge. It is use around 12-14 weeks a year .

The rest of the trucks I had this year either are full service crews or for specific landscape work.
The ranger I bough wast to allow a person to do seperate estimates from the primary crews.
This year I found estimates during lunch sometimes led to 2 hour lunches
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:29 AM
35DollarLawns 35DollarLawns is offline
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Actually I looked and I also have a 1993-5 Dodge 250 with 4' walls as well.
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:40 AM
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I do plan to expand a lot in 2014.
This year I ran
2- full service mowing crews / 2 man each
1- landscape crews / 1 man
1- mow and go / 1 man
I had a few weeks they had more helpers but work was what determined the crew size

For 2014 I hope to reach 10 crew members wiith say 6 floaters(helpers)
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:47 AM
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Let's see some pictures?!
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:48 AM
35DollarLawns 35DollarLawns is offline
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In 2014 I hope we can make it, but I plan to sell off all the old equipment that was unproductive and to go to all enclosed trailers 7'x12' in size .

I will also replace the gravely2760hd which has bought new, now has 1700 hours with another Husqvarna MZ 5424S Ztr
Then basically every thing will be unIfied by being a 7x12 enclosed with 2# MZ5424S in the future.
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:56 AM
35DollarLawns 35DollarLawns is offline
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Let's see some pictures?!
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I can not post them here off my phone . Currently all I can do is e- mail to members but I have just started a Facebook account and I can upload picture instantly there.
I currently have albums for :
Equipment
Shop
Work highlights
And accomplishments
It will defiantly be spring before pictures start showing up daily because my season is over this year and the few winter trims and debris pick ups wont be major.
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:02 PM
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I can not post them here off my phone . Currently all I can do is e- mail to members but I have just started a Facebook account and I can upload picture instantly there.
I currently have albums for :
Equipment
Shop
Work highlights
And accomplishments
It will defiantly be spring before pictures start showing up daily because my season is over this year and the few winter trims and debris pick ups wont be major.
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Yes you can. Go to your phone menu and push full size. They you can upload them in the reply.

Or some people use the photobucket app
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