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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by alldayrj, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yea he was selling 5 of them. Very nice guy. Said he ran 60 guys full time and was scaling back. They all had equal miles but the other we're newer with central hydros and he wanted to sell with the plows and sanders. This was at the tippy top of my budget but I'm glad i stretched it.

    I think he still has the others
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  2. JPsDuramax

    JPsDuramax LawnSite Senior Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 346

    It had 1500 hours on it and we paid right at $20k for it. We just bought it in either October or November, I can't remember :laugh: We haven't done any major flatwork with it yet, but I have rented the same unit in the past, and it makes life much easier. I've got a few jobs coming up. I'll have to let you know how things go.:drinkup:
     
  3. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Picked up big red from the sign shop - sign factory in centereach for my long island people
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  4. big daddy b

    big daddy b LawnSite Member
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    Looks great lettered up!

    do those sides fold down too?
     
  5. SVA_Concrete

    SVA_Concrete LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 467

    Only 100 to 200 yards a year and they are willing to bend over backward for you?? Wow! Thats amazing. We do about 200 yards a month and i dont think our supplier is that generous.
     
  6. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yes the sides fold down big, i love working out of it. Very convenient.

    Yea sva its not a exact number, probably more but they are great guys. I have some great suppliers, very thankful so i try and stay loyal to them and they are loyal to me
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  7. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    truck came out great.
     
  8. OUTLANDER

    OUTLANDER LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 576

    question about concrete work alldayrj....hey i have some concrete experience and i imagine folks have different ways of doing things as well as different things are done in different places. Work looks great, dont get me wrong so here i go. Noticed you not putting in gravel base for your concrete pours. Also the base for patios and walls dont seem to extend far enough, curious about proper base for that as well. Oh and the color choices are strange on some of the jobs.....Curious also with the forms being left in the concrete. That is forms left in the finished job correct? We have cut off sections during a job with big pours, but that is a bullhead, just when we pull the form and install expansion joint......You are only the 2nd i've ever seen mortaring in soldier course on a patio. I just dont trust that. Workmanship looks great keep it up
     
  9. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Thanks for the questions outlander.
    The soldier course is mortared to a poured concrete footing, the footing contains the base so that is why it does not extend past.

    The forms you see are pressure treated wood expansion joints. I like to use 5/4" PT as it is a softer look for residential work.

    As for the gravel base, I've seen it online but have never seen it locally. I've seen it spec'd on blueprints for new construction but besides that nobody does it here on Long Island.

    As for paver colors, the only one i can think of is the crab orchard curved walkway. This was to match the existing paver work on the front of the house. Customers call, not mine and i personally agree with you.

    Anything else, ask away
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  10. HHlandscaping

    HHlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 173

    The truck looks Good . I think maybe you could of cut down on services along the side to make them a little bigger to stand out though. imo

    But good luck with it this year.
     

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