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Old 01-30-2014, 09:41 PM
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"You Grow It, We Mow It" Lawn Care Work/Equipment Pics

Hey guys,
I have been a member for a long time, but have been away for awhile. I really enjoy looking and reading everyones posts. Even though its winter I would like to share my story a little bit at a time.
First off I am 28 years old and live in a very small town of about 5,000. I started mowing when I was young and just slowly made it into a career. When I first started I mowed up to 25 miles outside of my town just so I could stay busy but with time I eventually was able to grow big enough to where I could really just mow in my town and up to 5-10 miles out max. I have been able to get all the big accounts in my town to stay really busy. I do not do much landscaping because we are spending all our time mowing/mulching/hedge trimming/small removal and planting jobs/etc...
I recently started working at UPS as a pre-loader for the benefits and that's from 4am to 830am every morning but its definatly worth it for the benefits. I have myself and two other college kids that help me. Most of my equipment is put up for the year but I will slowly get those posted, but here is a small list of what I got.

Trucks; 06 Ford f-350 lariat, 01 Ford F-150, 97 Ford F-150
Non Work related; 1968 Pontiac Firebird
Mowers; 2 60'' John deere 930s and a 54'' 657A Stander, 2 new Walker GHS
Bobcat; Bobcat S250
Trailers' 16 ft cage trailer and 18 ft flatbed
Use all Stihl; weed-eaters, blowers, hedge trimmers, chainsaws etc.
Also have the various other things' billy goat verti-cutter, just recently got a new echo chainsaw, snow blower.


I am not a big fish, but love doing what I do and hope you all enjoy seeing what is to come.. Thanks!

Some of these pictures are from this past summer but will get more up as I go!
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:48 PM
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:59 PM
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:03 PM
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:04 PM
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Is that much snow normal? I would just give up and stay at home if that happened here.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:18 PM
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:22 PM
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If you have a job presently with UPS and your 28 now in another 10 years if your not full time with UPS and still working full time with landscape maintenance you may regret the opportunity. Your age and the help you have at present are short term and that is why the next 10 years can make or break you for your future.
UPS will not hirer just anyone, if you enjoy the work and go to full time you can do the next 20 years pretty easily. If you choose to remain part time for the benefits, don't be to disappointed or surprised if the benefits dry up in the near future. You can do landscaping and maintenance work for another 15 to 20 years and not make as much as you would working for UPS, especially after you factor all of the equipment, insurances,taxes,
and misc. expenses you will encounter. All the best.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:23 PM
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Wooo i dont miss those days with no door! At least cut up a sheet of lexan! What else do you use the bobcat for?
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:24 PM
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Not really, We got blasted with some abnormal amount of snow and it was awful, and then snowed another 15 inches 2 days later! That bobcat ran for days straight!!
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:30 PM
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Wooo i dont miss those days with no door! At least cut up a sheet of lexan! What else do you use the bobcat for?
Mainly use the bobcat for snow, but in the spring, summer and fall its used for mulching, dirt work (the small amount I do), and other odd ball things, but overall not much.
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