Help making a equipment list

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by T Scapes, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. T Scapes

    T Scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,212

    Hey guys im getting into hardscaping next year and have some work already lined up and will be taking classes this winter before i start doing the work but am working on my equipment list here is what i got so far

    Deere 323D(also for brush mowing and snow plowing)
    Wacker Nueson Singe Direction plate packer
    Stihl TS410 with EWC
    Laser with tripod and receiver
    rubber mallets
    1" pipe for sand when applying pavers
    sand pull
    shovels rakes hand tamper

    what else am i missing
  2. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 801

    just off the top of my said rubber mallets, i hope they're not the kind you see roger cook from this old house using (drives me crazy hehe)
    string lines , wheelbarrow, angle grinder, base rake (not a regular rake !) soapstone markers, block splitter

    I'm sure there will be a gazillion more answers coming up
  3. Red Shed Landscaping

    Red Shed Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    I have been doing hardscaping for 9 years now and still don't have all that I would like to have. A dump truck or dump drailer would be a very big time saver and a must imo. Rebar for string lines, tape measure, a skid loader big enough to lift pallets of block, pallet forks, blower, masonary hammer and chisel and others.
  4. big daddy b

    big daddy b LawnSite Member
    Posts: 95

    First off, I hope your not planning on picking up full pallets of brick with that 323D, because the one that we have doesn't do it. The CT 332 definitely does and I prefer using that over the 323D.
    Definitely upgrade to a Stihl TS420, much smoother saw, more power.

    As far as actual tools...things I don't see listed yet:
    handheld leaf blower
    dead blows, mini-sledge, string lines, metal grade stakes or concrete stakes - don't use rebar for your string lines
    Screed rakes,
    good garden hoses, nozzle, smooth surface broom
    squares, triangles, framing square....
    a couple good hand trowels, hand brooms

    that will get you started, like someone else said you will never be done buying the things you need when doing hardscapes.
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,417

    the most important tool one needs to be as great as me is a brain. Not just any smart brain, but you need a brain with knowledge in construction. Excavating, grading, carpentry, framing, etc.

    Otherwise, you can have all the mallots and plate compactors in the world and it wont make a difference.

  6. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,770

    Target brick saw or equivalent
    x2 for brains
  7. amscapes03

    amscapes03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 398

    Gotta have one of these.

  8. T Scapes

    T Scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,212

    i think ive got the brain covered what do pallet weight in at for flagstone brink and pavers and retaining wall block
  9. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,770

    3k is a safe bet
  10. Krafty

    Krafty LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from St. Louis MO
    Posts: 704

    I have had flagstone pallets that easily weigh in well over 4k, or a full pallet of step blocks easily at 4.... And just because someone has to be the a hole, you have work lined up for 6 months from now but you don't have any hardscape experience???

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