Hess Lawns 2013

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by ed2hess, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    If I ever get with truck with a POS plastic bed liner I trash it and have a Rhino liner blown in. Rhino makes the best liner you can buy period. Spillar did the liner in my last truck. The box is probably a Better Built brand and it was just rebranded with a Chevy logo. The Better Built uses the same machine type welds your box has instead of the more neat welds you get when it's done by hand. That slick drop in liner is going to allow stuff to slide around and smash up the box.

    I had a Better Built box on one of my trailers before. Lots of truck boxed are rebranded and sold under different names.
     
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Got an idea of what the Rhino cost? We regret letting them put plastic bed liner in now already. We had to resort to using those plastic milk containers looking boxes 2x2 and 50gal tree container.
     
  3. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Both were free with truck, i figured we could remove later if needed...
     
  4. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't know about Rhino, but I had the bed of my short bed Chevy shot with Line-X for around $500. It came with a nationwide lifetime warranty to boot.
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  5. ETPRO

    ETPRO LawnSite Senior Member
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    Holy smokes, batman! That is some serious equipment. I guess construction companies do it a little different down there where everything sits on limestone...
     
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    They stair stepped the site so some places they took off about 12 ft of rock. Sadly some of that ends upas fill around the property later on.
     
  7. ETPRO

    ETPRO LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yuck
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  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is one of our shed that will be eventually the main shop when
    I move out of my garage. These are the main backup machines so a crew can simply drop off failing machine and get another replacement. We limit the amount of handhelds for obvious reasons. There is a room in back with
    a toilet and sink. We are in the process of getting our second small ship container moved onto this site then all the handheld stuff will be in that iron clad storage.

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  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Once a year I go get this unit running and I don't think they used it more
    than a couple times last year. We don't have a truck setup to blow the stuff into. I need some kind of cheap plastic shell that will fit into the back of a pickup.

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    They found that it is faster to put into a big trailer and stomp it down over and over and then get a tow to pull the stuff out. This unit must be 12 years old or more and we bought it from a tree service. Iron clad tough.

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  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    We finally decided to try one of these bed edgers Got this on lawn site...it was only up for 24 hrs until they realilzed it was a dealer.

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    I always enjoy going to the nursery during the winter and see what they
    got coming.

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    This sweet potato will sell out quick good hot weather plant

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