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Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by kyles landscape, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. kyles landscape

    kyles landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 331

    i have a wb mower too u gotta start there its much better for the money but much more work if u used a stander it i dont evene feel like im workin
     
  2. J & D Greens

    J & D Greens LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    I know what you’re saying, but I am in my fifties and want to make sure i am getting enough exercise. I only have around 40 accounts and want to keep it that way for now. The stander would be so much more efficient as well but like I said earlier for me it is about keeping my over head down also.

    I am so close to getting all my clean-ups finished. And I have to give a bid on some extra work. After that we will see if we get any snow this year.
     
  3. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,231

    sounds good kyle
    i will charge $60 at the minimum. i wont do roofs that are very high
     
  4. charmill26

    charmill26 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I do gutters with a backpack too. I'd probably use a handheld if I had one. But the extra power can come in handy. Often I'm able to blow out the downspouts completely. I charge $1-2 a foot. I can do an average roof/gutters in 5-10 minutes. Real good easy money if you don't fall off.
     
  5. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,716

    I'm jealous of that Wright, I wanted one this spring but it wasn't in the budget. Gutters are awful, I had to do some at a seasonal property I do a cleanup at. Well, a kid that works for me cleaned the gutters, I started doing the cleanup.
     
  6. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,231

    that is useful information

    how do you get that ladder up high with it being secure? i have a werner telescoping multiuse 21' ladder. when i get to a tall roof i feel it could fall out from under me when i am transitioning from ladder to roof..
     
  7. charmill26

    charmill26 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    I just go up very slow. If it's too tall or too hard to get the ladder secure I'll have someone come with me and hold it. If it's tough to get onto the roof from the ladder sometimes I will tie a rope to the blower and just pull the blower up once I'm on the roof. The tube on the blower is a pain when going up the ladder/getting onto the roof. Maybe I'm just short
     
  8. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Great work! Can you post some more equip pics?
     
  9. kyles landscape

    kyles landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 331

    just picked this baby up 2 weeks ago just got i back from the mechanic 02 checy 3500 dump !! much bigger upgrade from my f150 with side boards!

    dump truck front.jpg
     
  10. kyles landscape

    kyles landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 331

    its worth it!! great machine
     

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