New Beginning's - ARPI photo tour

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ARP, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. lawncare18

    lawncare18 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nice! What kinds of hours those guys got ya working?? Also do you plow with your truck yet? good luck in the future.
     
  2. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hours- ha! Let's see. Up at 4:30, on the road at 5:30, on site at 7:00. I then work anywhere from 3:00- 5:00 in the afternoon. Repeat the hour and 15 minute drive home. Go to bed at 8:00 (puts a serious kink in the social life ;-) ). Repeat. Suposed to be moving farther north soon, so I should be getting up around 4:00 to be on the road by 5:00. Just a longer drive but at least I have work.

    I did this same schedule for my past employer. As grateful as I was for the work, getting up to go to my own job makes the early mornings slightly more enjoyable. Overall, I'm billing anywhere from 40-50 hours a week, with an additional 18 hours on the road.

    In terms of my truck, I'm not going to be plowing anytime in the future with that. Too many things that could go wrong for the limited financial reward of plowing with the truck. Certainly could handle a plow though!
     
  3. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    Are you pulling the trailer everyday, or do you just leave it at the house?
     
  4. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The trailer and the machine are at the house every weekend for security reasons. During the week I lock it up and leave it on site.
     
  5. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ever had any issues with people messing with your equipment during the week?

    Have you got the mulcher and all your other attachments yet?
     
  6. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So far I have been lucky with people not messing with the equipment. I keep everything locked up/ shut off to discourage people from messings with things. Beyond that, that's what insurance is for.

    The other attachments should be being added by the end of march.
     
  7. AdvancedLawns

    AdvancedLawns LawnSite Member
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    Wow man love that 450..got any more pics of the truck and trailer??
     
  8. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Us equipment operators aren't supposed to have a social life, look at me, 31 years old, and still living at home, and I don't know why, but all the drunk college girls have suddenly stopped showing up at my door, it's like the season ended or something.
     
  9. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks, the truck works really well for my operation. Here are a couple more pics of the truck when it was clean :rolleyes: Also, I apologize if I break any computer screen with the photo of the ugly guy in the last pic.

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  10. AdvancedLawns

    AdvancedLawns LawnSite Member
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    send me money..cause mine is now broken..(i used a different computer to type this and its starting to crack)

    j/k..how much did that trailer set you back? if you dont mind me asking
     

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