Nathan's Lawn Service (4.3mudder)

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by 4.3mudder, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
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    I finally get a nice day to go out and clean all my stuff and get a snap shot of what I have.

    My name is Nathan, I am 20 years old, and I am a full time student at Navarro College in Waxahachie TX. I have been mowing for about 2 years as a crew like this, I used to do baseball and soccer fields when I was younger but because they finally went broke I had nothing after that. I used to work at a ahrdware store for 2 years, but because time and money were an issue there, I finally had to go and do something I would like to persue into.

    Most of the equipment here I have head since I started. I have done a lot of uprgrading on things when I found a good deal either on craigslist or ebay. I love what I do, it sure beats sitting in an office in a small cramped cubicle all day 8-5, at least I can get a tan, enjoy the whether, and get to listen to the radio, and all of this comes with a price.... Not having to be bothered by anyone and not having someone always on your but.

    The thing I tell people is that having your own business is not so easy sometimes. You are responsible for your own actions, and also takes a lot of self discipline, even when the worst things come.

    So enjoy, and questions or suggestions please feel free to ask or say.

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  2. J & D Greens

    J & D Greens LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey Nathan
    How are things going? I wanted to say that I envy the equipment you have and I got to say that if there is any color a truck for a lawn service should be. It is your truck, It screams come work on my lawn. Nice set-up. Hope you have a great season, and look forward to talking to you in the future.
     
  3. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks for the compliment on the green, for some reason I get a lot of people that like the green. I'm not quite done with the trailer, I'm in the process of making a cage for the front. When the trailer is done, it will be painted green with the Rust oleum hunter green. So, I hope to get it done soon. I have been busy surprisingly, but I hope to get more accounts this year. Thanks
     
  4. bryant lawn & landscape

    bryant lawn & landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey Nathan. I see you do like the 250's! They are powerhouses. Funny you mention the Rustoleum Hunter green paint. The 2 trailers I've had built, I've used that paint. It's good stuff, and a great thing about it is that it's readily available in a spray can, which is great for touch ups, or if you add on racks later etc. Check out the pic of my 18 footer for the Rustoleum. I had the trimmer rack and blower rack added after the trailer was made, so after they were fabricated they were welded on, spray primed, and sprayed with the Rustoleum. Done. I also used the paint (by the gallon-rolled on) when I added the wood sides. Hell, come to think of it, I even used it to paint the Billy Goat to math the trailer. You've got a great set up, and I wish you the best this season. It seems like your crew is happy, and ready to mow!

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  5. bryant lawn & landscape

    bryant lawn & landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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  6. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nice stuff, man. I especially like the truck and the lazer.
     
  7. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks, Ya I like that hunter green, thanks for showing me what it looks like, It will match the truck perfectly. I can say that the only crew that will be happy is me, myself, and I. I run solo, and I am glad that I do. Thanks for the comments.
     
  8. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
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    Bought me a gallon of that Hunter green by Rustoleum at HD, only 29 bucks, I son't think that was too bad, I'll have to get a picture after everything is painted. I have to work on the fenders because of dents and a big bulge due to a blow out one day.
     
  9. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hey good looking stuff ya got there. All stihl too! I like that trailer, your still working on it what else do you have for plans, box on the front or something?
     
  10. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'm going to make a cage for the front, on the side of it will holders for rakes, shovels, ect. On the sides, I'm going to make some gas can rakes form left over angle. Less room to take up from the cage.

    It's actually a big tex trailer, is a heavy duty, and it is heavy, I think it weighs almost 1800 pounds it self. The ramp is heavy too, I can take it off when I need to and pull out the ramp from the sides. Thanks
     

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