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Old 04-25-2014, 09:52 PM
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Half way through something told me to snap a photo! You can't tell from the pic but this lawn was overgrown - also first cut of the season mulched with the Honda HRR running doubles!

No idea what's going on with all that dead grass - last year was a great year for rain. They have a company who regularly applies fertilizer - possibly too much? Could have something to do with the shrubs as well... it's a new lawn so I don't know the whole story. They wouldn't pay for proper leaf cleanup so I did my best to mulch them into the lawn.

I plan on cutting this lawn next week with the walk behind. Will post photo's after to show the difference in cut quality.
Looks to me a different type of grass, possibly Zoysia? In regard to the dormant grass.
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You wanted pic's of equipment.... enjoy
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:11 PM
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And there is more ...
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Before and After - I was planning on fabricating a overhead rack for the front of the trailer - but then decided on the boxes to help equalize the weight.


Lot of hard work getting this trailer set up
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:29 PM
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For them days when I don't need the trailer ... just the basics.


2 gas cans
1 string trimmer
21" mower
1 handheld blower
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:33 PM
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Tired of your trimmers wobbling around on the racks? Try this ... all I did was take some pipe insulation, cut it to size, then wrapped it with gorilla tape! ROFL works like a dream and cost less than $10.

Also some welds done to the trailer. The side rails were weak so I reinforced them with some angle iron, and braced the racks, painted over it all - finished product is durable and looks good!
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:41 PM
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Storage for equipment. 18 x 20 wood shed my grandpa hand built 20 years ago. Still standing strong today!


It's not much but I started with NOTHING - literally. Everything is paid off and paid in full prior to purchase. No loans, No credit, etc. It's hard to build a business doing so - but doable... I'm living proof!
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:51 PM
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awesome thread. I wish there were more like this on lawnsite. solo guys starting out small.

I call this the "reality" lawn business.

no one starts off with 5 box trucks, 10 mowers, 20 trimmers, 20 blowers, 20 workers, and a huge building to keep it all in, etc. etc.

at least no one does unless they take over an existing business or something. the thing is where I live you can never have the opportunity to take over an existing business. someone that already works there will take it over.
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Bradley blade sharpener came in...

The trimmer racks are also Bradley trimmer racks

And...

The walk behind is a Bradley 36" mower.

I can tell you my next mower will be a Bradley 48" Hydro. Everything I have purchased from them has proven itself time and time again as being good quality and durable.

Notice my hand on the side of the pic? This thing is BIG! Can't wait to give it a whirl.
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I have the same sharpener.

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