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New Toy - New Job

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by naturescaretaker, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 851

    Well, I got a new contract signed and sealed to mow the county schools. After getting feedback on WAM's I popped for a Toro 4000 this morning to go along with the JD 1600. Here are some pictures on it's first hour.

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  2. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 851

    By the way, that's Kris on the mower. The pictures were taken at Carolina Forest High School. This school has 56 acres to be mowed weekly. The contract is for 5 years.

    The cut is 10.5' wide and will mow at 8.8 MPH without a problem. What I liked about this is that the entire deck is out front. The wings fold up to make it only 71" wide.

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  3. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    Great mower and even better a 5 yr contract to make sure you have the work for it. congrats
  4. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 851

    49 schools with a total of 707 acres to be mowed over 5 years. That should cover the equipment.
  5. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,583

    49 schools, what did you get the whole state?????

    do you do weed control on those accounts?
  6. lqmustang

    lqmustang LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 620

    Nice account!! Do the schools give you storage at various locations to help keep your equipment? Or are you trailering everying to each location?
  7. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    Brian,Any pictures of the JD in action. BTW sweet looking toro and good luck with everything.

  8. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,910

    Used they sell for around Can $8000 up here. Around 2500 hours or so and decent shape.
  9. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,973

    geeeezus! WHAT A RIG!

    what type and size engine drives that brute?

    how heavy is it?

    is that a side discharge or rear discharge deck?
  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    WOW....That's alot of mowing. What are you getting, around 20 an acre? If that's the case, that's some serious gross.

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