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New Beginning's - ARPI photo tour

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

  1. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have some mulch products that we dye in our yard but on contract jobs unless the customer has already mixed dye in, I don't color mulch. That mulch we ground up is going to be sold as a natural bark product that is dark brown in color.
  2. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    PS- I added a few more videos on our Youtube page of the 160 and mulcher.
  3. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,724

    Any pics or specs of the new truck?
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  4. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sean- which truck are you referring to? We have my 450, the 550 dump, and we just picked up a 350 for my dad and as another tool/fueling/daily driver. I have pics of everything except the 350- just waiting to get most of the goodies installed on it before I do so. It will look exactly like my truck when we're done- it just isn't a dually.
  5. coopers

    coopers LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I can't remember if you looked at Hitachi before you bought your Deere but do the D series Deere hoes have better fuel consumption than their C series predecessors? I'm curious how the D's compare to Hitachi's now.
  6. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I did look at Hitachi but the D series are running some pretty good numbers for fuel economy. Tracking around I burn about 6.5-7 gal/hr, sitting in one place mulching I burn 5.5-6 gal/hr, and idling it burns about .75 gal/hr.
  7. Kepple Services

    Kepple Services LawnSite Senior Member
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    Our 270D burns similar numbers, i averaged 5 gallons an hour, just a bit more while working the shear hard. But we also don't run it full throttle all the time. No need to, just while going through the big oaks.
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  8. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ya, I'm pleasantly surprised about the fuel economy especially since I have to run wide open all day long for the hydraulic flow.
  9. Z-master man

    Z-master man LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 434

    Think it's time for a family portrait!
  10. noahb195

    noahb195 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 994

    I think thats a great idea!

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