GLS's Equipment

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by GLS, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    NEWTOSTONE - I sent you a PM
     
  2. sweetland

    sweetland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    VERY impressive work and thread. Love the beds on the pickups, I've been debating something like that on mine.
     
  3. TriCityLawnCareLLC

    TriCityLawnCareLLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ohio
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  4. S-205

    S-205 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
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    Great work thanks alot for sharing! The GMC is getting to that point in its life when problems arise huh? How many miles does it have now? The pic of it on the deckover being hauled by a Ford is classic! Just pulling your chain, how is the mowing division going?
     
  5. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks again for the comments.

    THe ditch witch has been great, very versatile machine.

    We love the truck beds. Flatbeds are great for being able to sideload among many other things.

    The GMC has about 180,000 on it now. We may have considered getting rid of it rather than putting money into fixing it, but we have a lot of money tied up in upfits. The flatbed isn't really transferrable for us because it is a 7' bed, and any truck we buy in the future will have 8' minimum. We also would have to buy plow hitch, etc. So we decided to fix it and hopefully get a few more years out of it. And it's nice to actually OWN a vehicle, not the back:)
     
  6. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Mowing division is good. We are still mainly doing lawn maintenance. Landscaping is a much smaller part of our business. We seem to give a lot of bids and get a handfull back. Maintenance work is easier for us to get.

    More pics soon
     
  7. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Man, we need a tree auger for our miniskid. I'm tired of digging holes!
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    By ryangall at 2011-12-17

    THought this was cool. Hardy banana growing at our compost facility that produced fruit and has a cool flower.
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    Rented a tiller for the tractor to mix in some compost
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    By ryangall at 2011-12-17

    Another one from the earlier project, raised the grade of the slope a little as it was sunken compared to the rest, and sodded it. No, we didn't let it dry out. It was a very bad load of sod, I was disappointed. It looks better now.
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    By ryangall at 2011-12-17

    Seeding the lawn
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  8. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Really nice job on the wall and steps project! That'll be a nice one to show customers- but you get to enjoy it everyday!

    Great work.
     
  9. S-205

    S-205 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
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    You do need an auger for the DW! Those are some goodsize holes you dug there.
     
  10. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks. We have gotten a lot of positive feedback from neighbors and referrals/jobs for new work, so that's good. ANd like you said, we get to enjoy it. Hope to move onto the backyard next year with a little patio, walls, and perhaps a pond.


    Here's some more

    Customer wanted more lawn so they cleared out a ravine area and we pulverized/seeded. Really wish I had taken before pics, but I didn't.
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    By ryangall at 2011-12-17

    Another shot, grass was coming in nicely late last fall.
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    Here's some more of the earlier project at our house.

    Just a small planting we did in the corner of the property. Kind of going for a japanese theme here. Nursery had a 40% off sale late fall, and we are weak.
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    By ryangall at 2011-12-17

    More plantings
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    The after shot of the seeding. Seeded with turf-type tall fescue. This area will eventually get graded better once we are done with the landscaping out back
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    Last edited: Dec 19, 2011

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