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New guy from TN

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Big Dog Diablo, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Big Dog Diablo

    Big Dog Diablo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 286

    Just signed up a few days ago. To give you a little history on myself I started out in the mid 90's working for a buddy of mine on my days off from my full time factory job. My buddy sold the business to another friend of mine but i decided to go out on my own. I started out with a 52' Ferris walkbehind and just kinda done it "under the table". Now I will be the big 40 next month and have been at this same factory for 22yrs and am really wanting to go lawncare fulltime. I am now running a 60" Big Dog Diablo, 52" Snapper Pro SW30 walkbehind, Echo 770T & Echo handheld blowers, husqvarna weedeater, Echo HC-165 hedge trimmers and Echo PAS 280 split shaft with attachments. I went out on a limb this spring and got my BL and Insurance. I have three business accounts and 20 residentials. I also do all the work by myself and am still working my fulltime factory job while my wife is a stay at home mom with our 9 month old little girl. Any advice would greatly be appreciated. Thanks...

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    Last edited: Jul 22, 2013
  2. SUREYARDS

    SUREYARDS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    I too work full time and mow 25 yards, all residential

    i do not know about shelbyville, but in white bluff the highway
    patrol will give a hefty ticket for mowers not tied down on trailer. Good luck in your ventures

    sureyards---white bluff, tn
     
  3. Mt. Zion Lawn Care

    Mt. Zion Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    Nice to see another Middle TN guy on here! I'm out of McMinnville. I've got a question, where did you get your trailer? I really like that dovetail and smaller gate.
     
  4. Big Dog Diablo

    Big Dog Diablo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 286

    Really i have never heard of anyone around here getting a ticket for it and i have never been stopped or anything. I have a few friends that are State Troopers and will have to ask about it. Oh and good luck to you also.
     
  5. Big Dog Diablo

    Big Dog Diablo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 286

    I bought the trailer in Lawrenceburg back in the spring. I dont remember the name of the place but will look it up if you want me too. The gate is actually a 4 ft gate. Its a tube trailer and the gate is tube also and I tell you its LIGHT. Had a buddy make the basket on front and I already had the trimmer racks.
     
  6. Mt. Zion Lawn Care

    Mt. Zion Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    I would like to know what the place is if you don't care to look it up for me. I've been in the market for a nice tandem trailer here lately.
     

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