Fayette Mowing work thread

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by JimsLocalLawn, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks to me a different type of grass, possibly Zoysia? In regard to the dormant grass.
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  2. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    You wanted pic's of equipment.... enjoy

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  3. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Before and After - I was planning on fabricating a overhead rack for the front of the trailer - but then decided on the boxes to help equalize the weight.


    Lot of hard work getting this trailer set up

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  5. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    For them days when I don't need the trailer ... just the basics.


    2 gas cans
    1 string trimmer
    21" mower
    1 handheld blower

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  6. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Tired of your trimmers wobbling around on the racks? Try this ... all I did was take some pipe insulation, cut it to size, then wrapped it with gorilla tape! ROFL works like a dream and cost less than $10.

    Also some welds done to the trailer. The side rails were weak so I reinforced them with some angle iron, and braced the racks, painted over it all - finished product is durable and looks good!

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  7. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Storage for equipment. 18 x 20 wood shed my grandpa hand built 20 years ago. Still standing strong today!


    It's not much but I started with NOTHING - literally. Everything is paid off and paid in full prior to purchase. No loans, No credit, etc. It's hard to build a business doing so - but doable... I'm living proof!

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  8. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    awesome thread. I wish there were more like this on lawnsite. solo guys starting out small.

    I call this the "reality" lawn business.

    no one starts off with 5 box trucks, 10 mowers, 20 trimmers, 20 blowers, 20 workers, and a huge building to keep it all in, etc. etc.

    at least no one does unless they take over an existing business or something. the thing is where I live you can never have the opportunity to take over an existing business. someone that already works there will take it over.
     
  9. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Bradley blade sharpener came in...

    The trimmer racks are also Bradley trimmer racks

    And...

    The walk behind is a Bradley 36" mower.

    I can tell you my next mower will be a Bradley 48" Hydro. Everything I have purchased from them has proven itself time and time again as being good quality and durable.

    Notice my hand on the side of the pic? This thing is BIG! Can't wait to give it a whirl.

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  10. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have the same sharpener. :laugh:

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