2010 Work and Equipment Set-up

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by DLONGLANDSCAPING, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. DLONGLANDSCAPING

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thanks, i try to make the quality of cut better than everyone around and take a little extra time and care at each property. Im also really fed up with tearing up the wet turf on some properties where the grass root system isnt even in the ground , its just right ontop.

    the xs is a really heavy mower
     
  2. bobcat48

    bobcat48 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Hahaha ok...yeah tell me about i know i companmy that does down the block from me 60''about the same 1/4 acre maybe little more when they hafd a 36'' and 48''wb come on.yeah i see that alot.
     
  3. DLONGLANDSCAPING

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I got the 52" deck and 24hp kawi . And im not sure if i like it or not yet. I have 30 days to say if i like it or not and 30 days to return it for a restocking fee if its under 45 hrs.

    The controls are decent but it is really hard to balance. They make the feature that you can operate it without the standing plate, but honestly it is just dangerous. The controls are so touchy one little pull back if you loose balance and that mower is over you, in a split second.

    The first 5 lawns with it were sooo shakey and i couldnt hold a straight line, but it got easier.


    Lets just say this. If you are in the market for a 52" walk behind. GET THE VANTAGE. BUTTTTT. If you are in the market for a rider. DONTTTTT GET THE VANTAGE. It is extreamly hard to cut at fast speeds and trying to hold on at the same time.

    It is more productive than a walk behind, and less productive than a rider! I WOULD NEVER REPLACE A RIDER WITH A VANTAGE!!!!!
     
  4. DLONGLANDSCAPING

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    its not as great as i thought it would be to be completely honest. and i am actually thinking about taking it back. Read the post above this to see what i mean. I thought it would be able to take the place of a rider so i dont have to sit all day. but it is way less productive and slows me down a lot. I think im going to return it and get the 29hp EFI Lazer with a 60" Ultra Cut series 6 deck. It will suit me a lot better and increase productivity rather than decrease
     
  5. DLONGLANDSCAPING

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I use a 60 on the smaller thicker properties but that is because i had a 36 and the 60 cuts far better and i can leave a nice stripe. But i dont bother cutting the extreamly small yards with the 60. Like you see in my pics. Thats all with a 60, and thats about as small as i can go.
     
  6. DLONGLANDSCAPING

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That was cleaned up this week. We usually tend to do the cracks on inbetween the sidewalks REALLY good every other week. I cant justify a newedger blade to get it done right every 3 or 4 properties. I actually just got these great new edger blades that last soo much longer than my home depot edger blades. like instead of a day of use they get almost 2 weeks of use.
     
  7. bobcat48

    bobcat48 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yeah oh..ok.sounds good.:cool2:
     
  8. DLONGLANDSCAPING

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i think a 52 for small lawns is perfect size
     
  9. bobcat48

    bobcat48 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yeah that is good.i wish i had a 36'' or even 48''.yeah but im doing good for now like i said.but a bigger deck would be nice..
     
  10. rockycrab

    rockycrab LawnSite Member
    from oregon
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    Don't know about your pesticide status, but, get some Round-up or one of its many generics. Spray those suckers and save your blade and the concrete.
     

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