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Old 12-20-2002, 08:02 PM
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ETW,

First of all hope you enjoy your trip out west.

Nice looking stuff.
I had to laugh my ***** off. Except for the enclosed trailer and the color of the mowers. THIS IS MY SETUP !!!!!!!!!

Your trucks are newer but man this is really spookie SH@#.


Great minds must think a like.

As soon as I get back from my trip. The family is going to Florida.
(WDW). Leaving just like you the 21 want be back for a week.
I will send you some pictures of my stuff.....

Man you and I need together, Maybe long lost brothers or something.
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Old 12-20-2002, 08:09 PM
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MowerDude - I really don't have any employees, but needed to take a pic that shows a lot of stuff, so I rounded up a couple of people that have the flex-deck, plus mine, just to get the pic - LOL
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Old 12-20-2002, 08:13 PM
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I know, I was just kidding.
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Old 12-20-2002, 08:18 PM
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Y even have a shop? You have it all there on wheels!
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Old 12-20-2002, 08:21 PM
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Lawncare- that is my mobile garage - holds three tractors, or two tractors and my eXmark WB
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Old 12-20-2002, 08:53 PM
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IB Green -

Yes the trailer is the biggest means of advertisement that we have. So much so that we have opted to remove our adds from the yellow pages for next year. Our name is still there, but no adds. Word of mouth and that trailer gives us more work than we know what to do with. Figure out what you spend in the yellow pages then $1500 to letter that trailer and it is well worth it. But your work had better reflect the image.
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Old 12-20-2002, 09:19 PM
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How about some closer pics of the Dodge????
Here's the Dodge. Not to step on feet but we have had our share of problems with this one. It has 83,000 on it. It's a 98 with an automatic. We are meticulous with maintenance, however we blew the Cummins out at 79,000. Cracked block. Cummins dropped a whole new engine in it at no cost. Secondly the tranny, horrible. After the second one went out we did alot of research and ended up putting an Allison in it. Had to find a different bell housing to match the engine to tranny, and the list goes on and on. But between the two we are under warranty now until 150,000 on the engine and tranny. Now it just eats brakes, I can live with that. I have too much invested in this truck to unloaded it. Our 2003 will be a GMC topkick 5500.
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Old 12-20-2002, 09:57 PM
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Question An ALLISON!!! Almost fell off my chair!

Are you serious?

It fits?

And its a 4x4?

Is it a full electronic 1000 series?

How much did it set you back?

Give us the details!

Nice setup BTW. See plenty of setups like yours, but in 3-4 years they're out of business, that or their dealin' drugs or something else to make the payments on the equipment. Glad to see your making it real good.
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Old 12-20-2002, 10:51 PM
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buddy you don't wanna know the price. It was about $4500 when all was said and done. 6 speed automatic. I can engage the torque convertor manually inside the cab if I need too, or it will do it on its own. It works just like the Allison in the new GM's but with another gear.

The Bell housing was the tough one. We ended up getting out of a used mixer truck that had a cummins/allison combo. If I had to do it all over again I would have gone through B-D Power.com They specialize in transmissions and power upgrades, good ones, to fit up with dodge. Probably for a little less. I know guys that went this route and they are happy. Not that I don't love the Allison, it pulls like the world is on fire, but I think you could save yourself time and money with BD. They are out of Canada.
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Old 12-21-2002, 12:43 AM
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Really nice rig!
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