Local Lawn Care Work & Equipment Thread

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by locallawncare.ca, May 27, 2013.

  1. Scagman 48

    Scagman 48 LawnSite Senior Member
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    hey man can you give me a better a detailed explanation and some pics to how you built that sharpener. my dealer has one but its 675.00. thanks man
     
  2. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
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    I think the picture shows it all, It's a bent piece of metal that I bolted to the bench grinder, just bend a piece of metal to the angle you want and go from there. It works very well, and I also use it on the push mower blades that curve downward, they are a little tricky to get a perfect surface but still way better than using an angle grinder. On the flat blades it works perfect every time.
     
  3. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
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    A pruning and mulch job from today. Everything was fairly overgrown and the garden was basically all lawn/weed before. I really need to start taking before pictures but I'm usually just too eager to start, lol.

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  4. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
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    Got some new marketing/advertising material.
    1. New pens for personal/quote use
    2. Sticky note pads for leaving notes for customers
    3. New business cards.
    4. Letter openers that I will put magnets on the back, 250 of them for customers.

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  5. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
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    Got a new sign for the back of the trailer. Turned out really sharp.

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  6. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
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    My cleomes, which started out as little sprouts, I have two of these pots at the side of my house. Also a pic of the front yard cut with the Turf Tracer.

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  7. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 756

    Couple pictures from the other day, a couple funky hedges and a front garden clean-up. The 1st hedge is wavy I know, but it will never be straight, very neglected and leaning/crooked/broken/dead/everything else, lol, turned out decent, customer was thrilled.

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  8. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
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    Got a banner made along with all my other new marketing type stuff, just for my garage, but now I can call it a shop, lol. I need to secure the middle so it doesn't flop down like in the picture, but turned out nice.

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  9. jakes mowing

    jakes mowing LawnSite Senior Member
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    I know what ya mean about the small gas tank on the hs 45... It goes through that tank in no time! It's a good trimmer tho. How does your new one do, does it have enough power?
     
  10. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 756

    It does great, I like it a lot, however it does have a little less power then the hs45, which is odd, but thats what the specs say on it, I have an older hs45 which still has the 24" blade, the new ones come with 18". If I were to only have one I would say get an hs45. The 81 is a lot more refined, it cuts the finer shrubs much nicer and is great to use for extended periods, the gas tank is probably triple the size of the 45, no vibrations, no lingering fumes from exhaust, well balanced, I could go on and on. But for thicker trimming the hs45 is still my go to, it can cut through thicker branches, in a perfect world I would have an hs81t and hs81r. Hope this info helps.
     

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