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Our Equipment over the years...

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by PR0 TURF, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. adam t

    adam t LawnSite Member
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    how did you decide on what size of shop to fit your need and to stay away from going to small and not having enough room or going too big and having way to much space?
  2. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,676

    Thats alot of pipe lol
  3. PR0 TURF

    PR0 TURF LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We pretty much went as big as the town would let us get away with when going for the permits...I would not have gone any bigger than we did even if the town would let us though...40x60 is plenty big for our current needs.
  4. PR0 TURF

    PR0 TURF LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks for the kudos...glad you enjoy the pics.

    Our area is pretty much ALL poly...the only pvc you occasionally see are the manifolds or mainline off the backflow...besides that we are all poly up this way. It's just one of those things we've always done a certain way & it works great so no need to change it. If we were having problems with the poly pipe I would be one of the first to change to pvc...but so far so good!
  5. hunterpreferred

    hunterpreferred LawnSite Member
    Posts: 181

    we go through hundreds of rolls of poly per year. It is all we use except for manifolds and connecting to the backflow.Maybe it's just a northeast thing, but we love it, and we don't really have many problems with it. Plus pvc breaks easier with rocks and frost heaves.
  6. hunterpreferred

    hunterpreferred LawnSite Member
    Posts: 181

    I have the exact same truck with the utility body for irrigation but it doesn't have that slide out inside the body. Is that from reading or did you custom make it, It's a great idea. I never put anything near the cab because it's so difficult to reach.
  7. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
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    I can't believe I finally got through this post. Nice stuff man. I like how you keep everything clean and organized. Hopefully we get some more snow soon. How do you land big plow accounts like Lowes and Hannaford. After reading this post I would like to try to get some bigger accounts. On smaller commercial stuff I always just walked in and asked to speak to an owner or manager about bidding the account. Is this done through the individual stores or is this something that a corporate headquarters handles. I would assume the individual stores would line up the plowing and corporate would pay the bill. Any advice on landing accounts like that would be great.
  8. PR0 TURF

    PR0 TURF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,089

    That slide out & diamond plate cover over the body is custom made. It was on the truck when I bought it. I'm not exactly sure who made it but the guy I bought the truck from said it was about $2,000. I love having it...can't wait to put it to use....
  9. PR0 TURF

    PR0 TURF LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thank you...I'm glad you enjoy the thread! Landing the big plow accounts isn't all that easy...they're all run different...some are run through the store's corporate location...some the store manager's make the decisions...others are outsourced through management companies...it's really a big pain trying to land them. Keep plugging away & you'll have your foot in the door before you know it.
  10. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,322

    did you just buy the blower truck?

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