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Old 08-05-2003, 03:14 PM
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All the equipment I could afford

Hopefully I'll be adding some more equipment soon, but right now I have less than 20 customers so this is it (don't know all model numbers):

JD 14ST 21" mower with Kawasaki
JD 14SD 21" mower (backup)
Troybuilt 21" mower (backup)
Echo rebuilt curved shaft ($99 Home Depot Special)
Echo 14" chain saw
Echo handheld blower

And that's about it. All that runs, anyway!
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LawnBoy push mower
Echo SRM 225
Hitachi Handheld blower
'99 Ford Ranger XLT
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Old 08-05-2003, 05:51 PM
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Solo operator

48" eXmark WB w/12.5hp kaw
Echo trimmer
Echo back pack blower
21" MTD push mower
2001 Dakota 4.7L V8
5'x10' hurst trailer
Steve Gallaher
Independent AMSOIL Dealer
World Class Lubricants
blog site

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Old 08-05-2003, 07:01 PM
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2001 Ford F-150 SuperCrew (when running 4 man crew & giving quotes)
1998 Ford F-250 SuperCab 4x4 (when running 2 or 3 man crew)

2001 6x10 Dump Trailer w/landscape gate - 7k twin axle
1998 8x12 Open Landscape trailer - can get 3 mowers on it sideways.
1998 4x8 Tilt Trailer

1999 Exmark Lazer HP 48"
2001 Toro Z-147 44"
2001 Great Dane Super Surfer 36"
2000 Exmark Metro 36" walk-behind w/sulky
2001 Encore Z-34 rider 34" - gets in small gates

(5) Weed-Eater Straight Shaft 17" HO-25 SST (Best deal for the money around! $90 trimmer that lasts & lasts. Buy extra bump feed heads and pop them on when one runs out. No monkeying around with reloading line in the field! They have all lasted over 3 years and still going strong. When they poop out I'll just throw'em away. Can't see spending $300+ on anything else!)

(4) Homelite hand-held "Yard Broom" Same deal as trimmers!

TrimmerTrap racks.

Shindaiwa Extended Reach 20" hedge trimmer
Echo 22" hedge trimmer
Stihl 017 14" chain saw
Poulan 18" chain saw

Ev N Spread spreader
(2) Roundup 2 gallon sprayers

Tons of rakes/pitch forks/hand tools.
2011 F250 4x4 Crew
1998 F250 SuperCab 4x4
8x12 Mays opentrlr w/ EZ-Gate & TrimTrap rack w/att
6x10 Lone Wolf dump trlr w/lndscp gate
82" Lastec 3682
60" Exmark Lazer
48" & 44" Exmark LazerHPs
44" Toro Z-147
36" Exmark MetroHP WB
34" Encore Z-34
JRCO Elec Brdcst Sprdr
Brandlein FIREBALL Grinder
2005 & 2007 Cyclone Rakes
2005 BOSS 8' plow
2011 SnowEx spreader
2006 Billy Goat 18hp Leaf Loader
Licensed Pesticide Applicator
Purdue U. Trained
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Old 08-05-2003, 07:23 PM
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Location: Cambridge, Maryland
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Truck- 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4

Trailers- 4x8 tilt trailer
- 6.4'x12' utility trailer

Trimmers- Homelite Trimlite,( a little short, but never a problem in 7 years!!!!!!!!, works great, I bet an echo wouldn't last that long!!!) Cost 60 bucks! 7 years ago!
I also have a junky craftsman trimmer, soon will be purchasing a few commercial trimmers such as shindaiwa,stihl, or maryauma, or redmax!

Mowers- 21" craftsman 6hp triming push mower
- 2001 craftsman 42 inch 18hp rider, hey you got to start somewhere!!!

Blower- craftsman 200mph blower!

Several 5 gallon gas cans, and 2 gallon mix gas cans.
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Old 08-05-2003, 09:22 PM
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Richard Martin Richard Martin is offline
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I cut grass and that's all I do. I operate solo. This is what goes with me every day.

'95 F-150
6X12 Pero open trailer
Dixie Chopper 60"
Exmark Metro 36" w/Velke
2 Shindaiwa T-230
1 Stihl stick edger
1 Stihl BR420 blower
1 MTD 6.25 hp big wheel side discharge mower
1 worn out Grass Gobbler for the Exmark
1 set 18" loppers
1 set Fiskars pruners

When the season winds down I switch to other jobs and there may be any variety of tools or machines with me. I could put a lot more equipment in my tag line but what's the point?

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Old 08-05-2003, 11:13 PM
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soon be getting toro 44" 15kaw belt drive
honda 21"
kaw trimmer
homelite b/p sucky
generac pressure washer
and a lot of other stuff
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Old 08-05-2003, 11:16 PM
Jusmowin Jusmowin is offline
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Location: Va Beach,Va
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Part time - solo opp
94 2500 Chevy truck
6x12 Texas bragg open trailer
52 inch Toro W/B
36 inch Exmark W/b
21 inch Toro s/p trim mower
Echo & Stihl 2 cycle equipment

And a bunch of other old mowers I use as back ups or loaners
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Old 08-05-2003, 11:30 PM
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Location: Memphis/Southaven
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95 Mitsubishi Montero (store trimmers, blowers in the locked, tinted rear area, outta reach of punks)
03 Exmark Metro 36" ECS Belt
03 Echo pb 403 blower
01 Echo SRM 2100 trimmer
Craftsman 6hp 22 inch push
Delta/Honda 6 hp pressure washer

That's it for now,Maybe when I have more that 4 regular accounts.....
Originally posted by philk17088
Hey jackass! They do own the majority of stations even if it is only12%.
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Old 08-06-2003, 09:01 PM
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Location: Crawdad Holler, TN
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Re: crawdad

Originally posted by jason r.
solo op

3 trimmers

1 = dedicated string trimmer
1 = split boom echo with articulating hedge trimmer attachment
1 = split boom echo with stick edger attachment

with an extra string trimmer att., an edger att., and handheld hedge trimmers in the tool box of the truck, I have a backup piece of equipment for most everything. I hate to have to go back to the house in case something decides not to start.
Instead of carrying spares, I find that carrying a Stihl trimmer, and blower, works for me. It always starts. No brag, just fact.
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Old 08-06-2003, 09:54 PM
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Location: Cape Cod, MA
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Mainly solo. 1 parttime guy about 8 hours per week.

98 Chevy 3/4 ton 8' bed
U-Dump 10 x 6' dump trailer
36" Toro WB
21" Toro
Biily Goat 10hp blower
Stihl FS 85
Stihl hand held blower
Stihl backpack blower
Stihl hedger
Stihl chainsaw
Craftsman 4 hp edger
Lesco spreader

Many hand tools
rental garage to store everything

(Ariens and Snapper snow blowers)

next purchase: Biily Goat Leaf Vac
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