New Beginning's - ARPI photo tour

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

  1. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
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    Andrew, looking good, went through 95 last weekend and saw your handy work near that bridge. Glad to hear your busy things seem to be picking back up to where they were 6 years ago. Still plowing snow?
     
  2. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks Dylan. We're hoping (and its starting to look like) we may be getting in a very busy period for the type of work we do. We're actually so busy with this work that I have pulled way back on our snow work and am basically just working hourly with the loader and trackloader on some industrial complexes near my home.
     
  3. nickl7878

    nickl7878 LawnSite Member
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    everything looks good per usual. hows the f450 holding up?
     
  4. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks nickl- the 450 is doing great. Have 49,xxx miles on it and its only been a little over a year and 3 months since I got it. Looking to put an airbag suspension system in it this week to help carry a little of the sag from the blower we have mounted on the back of the truck as well as all the tools I carry.
     
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Andrew, do y'all do any Hydro seeding?
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  6. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Not at this time Krazy.
     
  7. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    What did you mount in the bed of the truck? Have y'all got a dedicated work truck yet? I know it gets kinda old driving a truck full of tools and diesel fuel as a dd..
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  8. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We actually have a turbine blower (think leaf blower on steriods) that we made a custom hitch mount for so that I can blow woody debris off highways after we clear an area. The mount slides into the existing hitch for the truck so that we can carry the 500lb+ blower and rack behind the truck rather than taking up bed space.

    We're starting to look at having to buy a F550 service truck for another employee but for the time being I really don't mind driving my truck as work truck and DD. It's a really nice truck ;-)
     
  9. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sounds like an interesting set up. Do you have a picture of it and any of your highway clearing jobs? Do you have any issues with the mulcher on your 160 throwing debris into highway traffic? I know a contractor up north here got in big trouble for debris hitting cars as he was mulching the sides of a main highway.
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  10. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I don't have a picture now but I'll grab one this week. We've not had a problem yet plastering cars with debris and we have now done several large projects. I usually am given 1-2 lanes of traffic to work in and I use the machine as a shield to keep any large pieces from hitting traffic. With that said though, there is a lot of technique in running any mulcher head near traffic so that you minimize most of the debris issues which makes me nervous to put a new operator on the machine mulching near traffic. With any mulching machine, debris is a concern of mine which is why we purchased the Morbark so that we can still clear trees in areas the mulcher won't work.
     

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