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Old 04-14-2010, 11:42 PM
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1 Murry 21'' pusher
2 hand trimmers shears
1 shovel for edging
1 broom for sweeping walks and drives
3 rakes for leaves in the fall
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:14 AM
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Location: Champaign, IL
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Hey, Ill play. As I had to start over this year, I am now solo. I have the JD Z925, a Stihl FX100 trimmer and a Husky BT150 blower. Not the best blower, but have had good luck with them. Thats all I have with me on the road so far daily. 03 GMC 2500 HD pulls my 6.5x14 foot single axle nicely. Have other stuff for light landscaping, mulch, hedges, but don't carry them with me daily!!
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:19 AM
milkie62 milkie62 is offline
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Location: upstate NY
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Father/son part-time team

Ferris Z3100 61"
toro 44" walkbehind
toro 21" commercial
2-troy bilt 33" wide cut
homelite trimmer
echo trimmer
husky backpack blower
husky hand held blower
2-troy bilt 8 hp tillers
mantis tiller
bed edger
little wonder curb edger
classen overseeder
Bri-mar 12' dump trailer
14' landscape trailer
ported 372 husky saw
ported 394 husky saw
echo pole saw
Jonsered 670
jonsered 2045
2002 F250 w/8.5' fisher plow
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:28 AM
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just me and heres the list minus the snowblowers, chainsaw etc. and hedge clippers unless am doing a landscape type job
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:53 AM
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: Southern WI
Posts: 2,963
Trucks:

'06 F-250 XLT reg cab longbox. 5.4/4x4/auto
'08 F-250 XLT extended cab short box. 5.4/4x4/auto

Mowers:

60" Exmark Lazer Z AS/28HP Kawi
48" Exmark TTHP/19HP Kawasaki
36" Exmark TTHP/15HP Kawasaki
48" Exmark Vantage/24HP Kawasaki
21" Lawn Boy pusher(the good one with the 2-stroke motor)
John Deere(2000-2002ish) rider with a 17 Kawi motor, use it to cut empty lots and roll lawns

Handheld junk:

One StihlFS85X trimmer
Two Stihl FS90R trimmers
One Stihl BG85 Shred/Vac/Blower
One Stihl BR600
One Echo PE-200 Edger
One Echo PE-311 Edger
Stihl Combi(FS90 powerhead), with pole pruner chainsaw thingie, rubber paddle sweep broom and hedge trimmer attachments
Husqvarna(forget the model) hedge trimmer

Other equip:

One Billy Goat wheeled blower/6.0HP(I think) Honda
One Ryan Lawnaire IV Aerator with an industrial Briggs(4.5 HP I think)
JRCO 48" Tine Rake Dethatcher
Exmark 2(or is it 3? Can't remember) grass catcher
Two chainsaws, one Sthil and one Poulan, can't remember the models

Trailers:

One Trailerman 16' long(don't know the width) tandem axle
One Trinity 12" long single axle with wood sides

Other junk, lots and lots of hand tools. Backpack and handheld sprayers, brooms, orange cones, tool box, gas cans, blah blah blah

Skid Steer - Bobcat 773G, 2001 model. Two buckets, one small and one big azz 96" for snow.

Snow equipment:

Boss 8'0' Super Duty Poly straight blade with Smart Hitch II, also has poly wings
6 or 7(I forget) Toro power curve snowthrowers of various ages
One Sno-Way salt spreader
Saltdogg push salt spreader
Lots of shovels
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:11 AM
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Heron Cove- I think you are referring to my picture with the two walk behinds behind the Ranger?? I love "pulling" them onto the trailer. I've found it helps to balance the weight better when they are loaded backwards..
I watched a fellow Push a car...
Up my neighbor's driveway, it isn't super steep but it has a slope to it that,
let me put it this way, our driveways are almost side by side and I wouldn't
think of pushing a Wb up mine, much less a car!
I couldn't believe my eyes, but he made it, how I don't know.

He told me he was out of gas.

Then I saw his lady friend sitting on the passenger side...
I guess right about now this technically concludes the story.

But how odd, I thought, he pushed her, too

My honest guess?
He "allowed" his car to run out of gas so he COULD push it because he wanted to impress her,
by showing off his manly virility in ways only young men can do when confronted by how to
deal with an attractive member of the opposite sex.
I was figuring, poor kid done lost his mind, which it all adds up to about the same.

Whether she was actually and truly impressed, that I could not tell you, but I reckon if she was smart
enough to realize that this was his way of saying "I am REALLY interested in YOU!" then it may have had
some kind of an effect, she did keep a straight face through it all and revealed little...
Which made it all the weirder, and funnier still.

If it had only not been for the fact that this kid could have really hurt himself doing that...

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Old 04-26-2010, 12:37 AM
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Jackson Missouri
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4 man crew:

Hustler Super Z 60"
Scag Turf Tiger 61"
Scag Wb 48"
John Deere 727A 54"
Toro Personal Pasce 21"

2 Stihl fs 80 trimmers
1 Stihl fs 110 trimmer
Stihl Bg 86 Blower
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Old 04-26-2010, 01:24 AM
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Solo

Solo Op. Part Time


5 by 12 Dovetail, Homemade trimmer rack
Bradley 48" Hydro walk-behind w/sulky
50" Toro zero-turn
Toro Recycler 22" self-prop
Stihl Combi Motor 110, straight trimmer attach. and edger attach.
Stihl 600 Magnum blower, blower rack on trailer
Echo srm-230 trimmer
Husqvarna hand-held blower
Walk Behind Rotary Spreader
Pruner saw, hedge trimmers for combi
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Old 04-26-2010, 04:50 AM
Walnut Shade Walnut Shade is offline
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Location: Felton, Delaware
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Kubota ZG327 60"
Toro 60" Turbo Force Deck
push mower
FS90 Stihl
FS110 Stihl
Echo 280 Stick Edger
Stihl hedge trimmer
Stihl chainsaw
1997 Ford F-250 HD (195,000 miles)
18' Better Built Open Trailer (spring assist gate) brakes on both axles.
Stihl BR380 backpack Blower
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:09 AM
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Location: North Texas
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Been a single man operator for 13 years now and very small operation (supplemental income to help pay for home upgrades... car upgrades when I first started):

1991 Acura Integra (tow vehicle... don't laugh... I am working on getting a truck)
4x6 landscape trailer (added this year) with a 2 position trimmer rack (Jungle Jim)
2 Husqvarana 21" mowers (Honda GCV160 powered)
1 Echo line trimmer (SRM-230)
1 Echo edger (PE-230)
1 Echo hand blower (PB-200)
1 Echo hedge trimmer (HC-150)
1 Craftsman push edger (3.8HP Tecumseh engine; wasn't purchased for my work, but it gets the job done and is rarely used)

See... just a part timer that has had the same customers for at least 7 years and I do not try to take business from the full timers... I wouldn't want them treading on me, so it is a matter of respect.
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