Inspirational pics from a past Lawn Striping Master, Eric Erickson (aka Eric ELM)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Blade Runners, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. The one thing that I find disrespectful was when people would use Eric's pictures as if they were their own.
    I know that most of us would bombard that person with bad emails. The reason this site exist is because Eric was always ready to help somebody and not afraid to share his experience, even if you were from the wrong coast.

    You are still remembered and may your legacy live for eternity

    John
     
  2. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,517

    Yeah there's a guy locally whose CL ad has one of Eric's pics. Well he works night shift at a place I plow and that's all I could think about when plowing around his truck.
     
  3. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,374

    Eric is the reason that I bought my first zero turn mower. I learned so much from his posts, really do miss what lawnsite was back then. Eric only lived a hour or so from me but I never met him in person. I go to his forum ever now and then but never see any of the old members there posting. I can believe how long it's been.
     
  4. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    i can never get enough of his fine work, and we still talk about it and him, which i think is totally awesome. RIP ERIC
     
  5. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Posts: 1,258

    ok, so i guess i will be the a$$hole...how did Eric pass? I feel like i've been on lawn site for a while and don't remember seeing or hearing much about the guy...the only thing that rings a bell is his screen name, "Eric ELM"

    are there websites/forums of his that can still be seen?

    i'm also very curious about the double blades...can anyone please elaborate? (what kind of blades, are they installed directly on top of each other or perpendicular, etc)

    and wouldn't you know it, this is my 1000th post...
     
  6. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,517

    There is alot of info on double blades by running a search. Also the archived link to Erics site has a section where he explains the doubles. Its kinda a Dixie Chopper thing :cool2: I remember him from Lawnfourms

    Congrats on 1000 :drinkup:
     
  7. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Posts: 6,580

    I did some searching about Eric as he was around before long before I was on this site, and came across this thread that his son posted in 2002.

    http://www.**********.com/showthread.php?2187-From-the-Family

    It's from another site so mods feel free to let me know if I shouldn't post it.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  8. dhardin53

    dhardin53 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    Eric, was a pioneer, he had what some only aspire to be. Of the many talents he had he mastered many. One of the first (if not THE first) to advocate double blades, worked at making his lawns look like a work of art, great early computers skills by having great photos and educations, informative well written post. Never disrespecting anyone on line or in person.

    I wont go as far to say he discovered lawn forums as we know it now. But he was one of the (early 1999) believers of fellow LCO working together not agents each other. The internet forums was really taking off when he began and Eric was out in front..
     

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