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Official 2011 Rig Post

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by jslawn, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,806

    Grass Guys, I really like that 3500HD. Two questions. First, did you paint the wheels black or did you have them powder coated? Secondly, you guys run Walkers. What do you do with the clippings? I didn't see anywhere to dump on the truck.
     
  2. grass guys

    grass guys LawnSite Member
    Posts: 213

    Thanks man, I painted those wheels, I was gunna powder coat them but thought 600 was a little too much when I can spend 150 a year and have my buddy paint the whole landscape body and wheels. I think I'm gunna try to get some simulators this year I don't know though I like the blacked out look...

    Secondly, yeah we run Walkers,(in my opinion best mowers out there by the way) for the most part I either leave them at the jobsite or put them in my other truck and haul them off... I know not the best way I have been rackin my brain this winter tryin to figure out another way to do it. Cause honestly I hate puttin the clippings in bags doesn't take alot of time got it down to less than a minute but its just a poa... This year I'm either gunna buy a dump trailer and put a custom drop gate on it like one of my buddies have done. And haul it behind my Dodge or I would love to do this saw this video on on youtube the other day... I know it would prolly be expensive as all get out but hell it would be worth it...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AA1Ag5HKVY

    Watchin it again man I would love to have somethin like that whoever came up with that is a genius... :clapping::clapping::clapping::clapping::clapping::clapping::clapping:

    As soon as I figure out what I'm gunna do I'll take some pictures and upload them on here. Good Luck 93chevy on this upcoming Season!!!!
     
  3. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,806

    Holy crap $600 for powder coat? I sent mine to get sandblasted and powder coated for $15/wheel. I couldn't even paint them properly for that price.

    Yeah, good luck figuring out what to do with the clippings. That's one thing I like about trailers. You have the bed space for the clippings, but then you also have to worry about a trailer. Maybe somebody will come up with the perfect setup. Maybe a cabover landscape truck with a small dump bin right behind the cab.
     
  4. grass guys

    grass guys LawnSite Member
    Posts: 213

    I wish I lived near you $600 was the cheapest I found to sandblast and powder coat :cry:
     
  5. nswc101

    nswc101 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    Snow rigs 2010-2011

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  6. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,660

    Not really, just have it to take care of some full service commercial accounts. Since there are so few plows here the LCO's sub out the commercial accounts. I had sub snow removal out for a few years and then I was held holding the bag when the sub wouldn't show up. So I decided that wasn't going to happen again. As you can see it is an old unit that works pretty well. I do plan on painting the old plow up to make it look better. Side note for DFW area. My truck has a 250 lb Meyer salt spreader on it. That makes some serious cash with the ice we get. That might work for the DFW area.
     
  7. mowing4rlife

    mowing4rlife LawnSite Member
    Posts: 240

    How do you like your Gravely ztr?
     
  8. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,647

    Nice trucks!
     
  9. nightshutter

    nightshutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from UT
    Posts: 513

    I guess I can add my truck to this. Going to build a bigger box for next year.

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  10. mowing4rlife

    mowing4rlife LawnSite Member
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