A.T.T Landscaping

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by S-205, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. S-205

    S-205 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
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    Thank you, that means a lot to me :)

    Side note: does anyone else have a problem with the material not sliding out of the dump? It's quite irritating to shuffle the trailer forward and backwards until it comes out, and it often doesn't. The pile ends up being one long line of material.
     
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  2. KPZ Enterprises

    KPZ Enterprises LawnSite Senior Member
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    i only have that problem when the material is wet or if iv had mulch in there for a long time, dnt try pushing the piles back with the trailer tho while u have a coupler..i tryed to do that n it broke the coupler on my trailer so i upgraded to a pintle.
     
  3. S-205

    S-205 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 1,297

    I have a pintle on the dump now, so it doesn't really matter too much. But no matter what material it is, it doesn't like to come out.
     
  4. S-205

    S-205 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 1,297

    This customer was the pickiest not picky person! Among her very rich neighbourhood, filled with formal landscapes with defined and symmetrical edges, she was the only one who wanted a semi natural look. So she didn't want to deep edging, but less of an edge with a free flowing field. So I tried to the best I could to do that. It is a beautiful house, we did 4 yards of mulch, and some clean up. Needs about another 12 yards.

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  5. The Grounds Crew

    The Grounds Crew LawnSite Member
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    Looks like to me that that is one huge house. Hopefully you get more bids from neighbors seeing your work. I'm sorry that you guy's bought crappy accounts from that lawn care company, but at least you got a scag and some other equipment to go with it. What is your best advice for those that work full time and have to manage going to school?
     
  6. KPZ Enterprises

    KPZ Enterprises LawnSite Senior Member
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    ur not kidding that that house is huge!! looks like it has a great property to go with it as well....going back to yr dump trailer, how is the dumping angle on it? do you have tripple stage cylinders in it?
     
  7. S-205

    S-205 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 1,297

    Yeah thats one of the smaller ones in that neighbourhood, there is about a 4 acre cut just down the road that somebody had hydroseeded. It gets long but it isn't thick. I cut that when I do this house. The work is there though, most houses are maintained by larger companies I think.

    The accounts, I wouldn't say are crappy, they justy have a lot to be done, that hasn't been done for a long time. You can tell that care was not taken as I think it should have been. The accounts themselves though are pretty good, I like them in general.

    The school dilemma is hard for me to say. Honestly, I never worked full time when I was in school, aside from right now but mine is night school, only a night a week for a few hours. One suggestion may be to tailor your schedule for school as best you can. Often in full time courses, there is room to change class time and classes so that you can better suit your needs. Whether you like working before or after school.

    Wise use of your time when you are working is always smart, eliminate wasting time with driving around, texting, socializing, etc. Easier said than done I guess.

    The dumop angle is pretty high, I'd say like 70 degree's maybe? Its the twin cylinder type, mounted under the frame, not in front.
     
  8. S-205

    S-205 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
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    I sold the roller this morning, it was just too old, too many things worn out and not working properly, the oil is the gearbox literally consisted of dirt, water, and rust? So who knows what could be wrong in there, the motor ran OK but it was going to be a headache. Got 500 bucks for it, haha! It was from like 1960!
     
  9. KPZ Enterprises

    KPZ Enterprises LawnSite Senior Member
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    id say u made out on that sale then....500 bucks! lol
     
  10. S-205

    S-205 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 1,297

    This guy kept on calling and calling frantic that he was going to be too late, meanwhile like one other person had called and low balled. So I think the fly by nighters who do aeration and rolling in the spring like having this kind of stuff.

    I don't see much real good in rolling besides levelling the ground. Compaction of turf and soil negatively affects the growing conditions of many plants. Some people want it though, so I can see that the work is there. Just not for me, too much to do as it is, don't have to spend hours tinkering around with that peice of crap.
     

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