My equipment

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Mattsmowing99, May 16, 2009.

  1. Mattsmowing99

    Mattsmowing99 LawnSite Member
    from NEO
    Posts: 138

    I picked up this aerator of $500. Its a Ryan with a 3.5Hp Briggs&Stratton engine and its the larger version so I think its a 30'' swath. Got it from my uncle who was getting out of the business. Im at 41 residential yards and 4 commercial now, and i do my uncles customers too!:)

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  2. olaf valle

    olaf valle LawnSite Member
    Posts: 97

    Looks good, but do you work in shorts? I like to see young people having a business. I'm 21 keep it up
     
  3. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,469

    Nice lookin stuff man, we have Chevy and Exmark too, they are the BEST! good luck
     
  4. bobcat48

    bobcat48 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,176

    Nice setup,lookin good.
     
  5. MLAWCARE

    MLAWCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    Working in shorts must be nice but I think it looks unprofessional especially when wearing tennis shoes.
     
  6. Mattsmowing99

    Mattsmowing99 LawnSite Member
    from NEO
    Posts: 138

    Well Thats was last year with just my brother and his friend helping. This year though we wear red work shirts, kayaks, and steal toed work boots. I require that my employees wear eye protection when operating equipment now. A lot has changed!
     
  7. jeffslawnservice

    jeffslawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 830

    Lets hear about it then. Any new equipment purchases or any new accounts?
     
  8. Mattsmowing99

    Mattsmowing99 LawnSite Member
    from NEO
    Posts: 138

    Well to start things off...i have a 2 mil insurance coverage, workers comp, and two employees(one full time and a part timer). I went from 30 some clients to just about 53 residential, 4 apartment complexes, 2 condo association, 2 HOA's. I purchased a trimmer rack, for the trailer and love it! I bag every lawn that I do, and have a dump spot that takes it for free. I expanded into snow removal and fertilizer applications. I dont really do my own mulch anymore i sub it out. I am just too squeezed for time with mowing and the up keep on the mowers. As much as i want new mowers and trimmers what i have workers perfect for what i do(and its paid for!). The only thing i really need is a bigger truck mine just gets too beat up. With a full bed of grass, and the mowing trailer it really struggles...which is probably why i have had a bad year for repairs
     
  9. bobcat48

    bobcat48 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,176

    Sounds good,sounds like ur pretty busy then.how is the craftsman hedge trimmer.
     
  10. MLAWCARE

    MLAWCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    I dont want to be a know it all but I had one. The real difference I can see between a craftsman and a redmax(what i have now) is the blades on it, a bigger engine, and just built stronger. The craftsman wouldnt be a bad little trimmer if the blades were sharper when you buy it but I am sure the reason they are not is because it is a homeowner product and they dont want to be sued for a homeowner cutting themselves.
     

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