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Old 12-18-2013, 01:20 AM
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Just bought the Lazer x series with the RED this summer time for new blades. Saw you used the gator blades. what pros and cons did you notice if any with them !
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:22 AM
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There are zero cons to them so far. I don't think ill use them for mowing, just clean ups.
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:30 AM
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Thx for the quick reply,great thread hope all is well!
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:36 AM
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You're welcome! Things will be great if I get my truck back tmrw! & the body shop csn get the nre graphics on my replacememt door. I'm out in mu buddy's 6.0psd right now heading to the last property to be plowed, then rest finally, more snow coming Thursday night! Just really hoping for no snow over the weekend as I'm heading to an ugly sweater Christmas party with a buddy (partner of my irri guys whos truck im usinh) that works at Costco for some guaranteed winter money. He says the ratio of single hot girls to dudes will definitely be favorable
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Old 12-18-2013, 07:24 PM
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An update. Had my graphics overnight shipped to my house & as soon as the mail arrived I basically flew to the body shop to give them to the manager, they're going to wash the truck & detail the inside and then install the new door graphics and it should be done by tomorrow at noon! Just in time for a small event coming tomorrow night into Friday morning!

Here are some pics from that final landscape install, these were taken back in mid Oct when I met with the client initially. You could say the place was a total mess









Now some during shots.

Shrubs cut down and waiting to be loaded.



These are my irrigation guys, they finished blowouts a couple weeks before starting this project and being as they are owners as well and know the work, who better to hire? Expensive help but worth it. The one on the right is a great skid operator.


Starting to look a bit better.
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Old 12-18-2013, 07:48 PM
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Here are some afters.
Ignore all the dumb small boulders & step stones all over, they were scattered about in the existing landscape and they wanted to keep them.











The irrigation system in the front yard was messed up after the city redid the city sewer/water line to the house. So my irri guys will be there in the spring right away to do those repairs and they'll do the grading since they have a skid and are a more efficient skid operator than I am. And my guys & I will be doing sod in the front yard and then all the plantings right away in the spring as well as finishing the edging that needs to be installed but couldn't in the fall because the ground was froze.
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:44 PM
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Gotta love working this late into the season. Looks like a good size job too. Use a stringline on those stepping stones though if you have to keep them. I know what its like when you have to listen to people with bad taste. Mine was with those same damn steppers
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:12 PM
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It was hell working that late into the season when it's been as cold as it was!! Ground was frozen. Fill dirt was frozen, mulch was frozen, had to have the dump trailer up all the way and then 2 of use would climb to the top to pitch fork it out because it was frozen. Never again.

I've had plenty of clients this year that wanted crap that made no sense because they had bad taste, in my mind I object but once I get the final check, they get to look at it every day!
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:03 PM
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It's been fun!

I have really enjoyed reading through your picture thread. You remind me of my younger years when I got to ride motocross bikes and worked for a lawn care Co. It was so much fun to cut loss racing around a track. I really envy you, because you are doing what I should have done. Getting educated in the field, and starting up your own Biz. while you are still young. (I waited until I retired from 31 years in the Grocery Biz.)

Keep up the good work, I look forward to following you progress.
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:11 PM
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Thanks for the kind words!!!

I'm definitely glad I've made the decisions that I've made in the recent years and taking advantage of every opportunity that presents itself!


Hey it's never too late to start!
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