Fall Cleanup Productivity?!

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by TempleLawnCare, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. TempleLawnCare

    TempleLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    The goat has a gx390 on it now, and I am about as productive as you can get. Landed 2 more houses today and knocked 3 off the list. It's gratifying when your hard work, sacrifices, blood, sweat, and tears starts coming together and paying off.
     
  2. TempleLawnCare

    TempleLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    Working my way down the list, I got these two, and two more just like these done today. Filled my truck 3 times today.

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  3. TempleLawnCare

    TempleLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    Been working sun up till sundown.

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  4. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ummm...you missed a few :p
     
  5. TempleLawnCare

    TempleLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    Yea that ditch is a summer project....lol

    Thinking about selling the goat, and getting a 2nd 580

    I can't see how someone would ***** about weight and noise over productivity....Get some worktunes from 3m and grow a pair of nuts......lol....I don't run anything without ear protection.
     
  6. Darryl G

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    I like having my "Goat" for those times when I need to move leaves through a slot like a fence or hedge row or just blast them into the woods or over a wall. Otherwise it sits on the trailer.
     
  7. TempleLawnCare

    TempleLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    Yea it's paid for and I do have them few big properties it's been nice on. Maybe next spring I will invest in another 580. I am just glad it wasn't a poor investment after the goat let me down. Hope all is well with your storm cleanups. Knocked four more out today and 3 of those use to take me 2 days to do. It's to the point of the leaf loader keeping up now.

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  8. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well...snowing like crazy now. I mowed a back lawn this morning that I ran out of light for yesterday and got another cleanup done in rain, snow and sleet. The neighbors must have thought I was nuts. I called it a day when I finished up that one in heavy wet snow at 11:30 am. Looks like no work tomorrow...heavy rain and wind all day.

    I finished my heavy debris cleanup on the waterfront yesterday. Had my tractor with front-end loader out on that one to speed it up...makes a nice wheelbarrow. It's down a steep sandy slope that I don't dare risk taking my truck and dump trailer down so I use the tractor to run up to the dump trailer. I can get my truck down there ok but then I can only hold 1/3 as much as the trailer and have to unload by hand. So now it's down to final fall cleanups/storm cleanups but mostly just a lot of sticks and twigs. Today I actually used one of them things that's on a stick and you use it to scratch the ground with to gather sticks ..my Grandfather used to use one to do his cleanups...forget what you call them, lol.

    Oh yeah, are you finding that your 580 is even more powerful now that it's broken in?
     
  9. TempleLawnCare

    TempleLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    I am glad your making progress though, I have done my share in the snow.

    Nice...a scratchin' stick..got one rickety one left I use to feed the loader.

    It seems to be throwing them a little further and has more punch to get the pine needles up now. It's amazingly efficient on gas to.
     
  10. TempleLawnCare

    TempleLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    Billy Goat is up for sale, asking $800 firm. Should be worth it with all these intek's taking dumps right now.
     

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