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Perfect Earth Landscape

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by PerfectEarth, May 9, 2010.

  1. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,805

    Looks good man. That's sure one hell of a spade truck; I don't think I've ever seen one out my way.

    Sure have a pretty sky out your way...too many buildings around here to fully appreciate it.
  2. KE-llc

    KE-llc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 638

    looks good, bet that tree transplant was some $$$$$$.....oh and one thing...looks too me like the mulch around the plants is a little deep???
  3. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Are you referring to the Cyprus mulch on the set of pics with the Hollies? Yes... there is a nice build-up of mulch in those beds. I actually rake some of the "Springtime" mulch out before the Fall touch-up. Funny tho- with all the Cyprus mulching, you can still scrape down to dirt in a couple inches...I have no idea where it goes, because it is put on twice a year. Plus, the shrubs are VERY full, structurally. They are solid with foliage down to the ground and they don't seem to mind the mulch at all. It's kind of an illusion.

    You'd be surprised on the tree spade price (tree+install)...rather affordable IMO for the product the customer gets. But yes- no for the average client. they wanted bigger and were understood the costs.
  4. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Posted the same words over at Plowsite.... praying for a brutal winter for some major cash!

    As it turns out, I'm going to be plowing for a friend of mine who does quite a bit of work (snow and commercial landscape)- he has a large city street contract (an incorporated "city" within Louisville) and a ton of large commercial properties. And everything in between. I'm really excited and think it's gonna be a great opportunity. And, I think we're doing it right!

    He has been generous enough to really be flexible with the set-up for me. He's going to outfit my truck with the major element (box, plow) and I can pick up the extras (lighting, tires, parts, etc...) Next week, we'll sit down seriously and work out the exact agreement on paper.

    We've found a GREAT Swenson Spreader that is now ready to go! The thing was used for 2 (?) seasons on a couple properties, barely any rust, strong engine, upgraded clutch, wired up nicely.... an awesome find! Pics below- picked it up yesterday and storing it at my shop.

    Plow will be a 9" Western... not sure which one yet...Tires are getting thrown on next week, found some (very well priced) Goodyear g622 luggers for the back and some nice Goodyear steering tires for the front. I'm going to do two white LEDs on the back of the truck and maybe two amber LEDs on the front of the dump body cab hangover...


  5. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,599

    Looks like a nice rig, just not sure about the Goodyears. I always call them good for a year because they wear down really bad. But to each his own, hope you have a good winter.
  6. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks! The winter tires will only be on for 4 months, so I would expect a little more life out of them... We found 4 of them off a CSX rail truck through a mechanic buddy. They are in brand new condition. At 80$ a piece. Just need to order two more in the rear and I'm set...much better than the 290.00 average price. Hopefully I can get the other two missing ones at 150ish.
  7. oakwdman

    oakwdman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,297

    say bye bye to that nice rust free dump body lol.
    Go on plowsite and order a federal signal highlighter, its a mini led bar and only $200 through a sponsor (ultra strobe) and bright as h*ll.
  8. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ha! ...my bed does have a little rust on it already. Yea, I do expect some more. I'm gonna be pretty obsessive about washing, constantly. The barn hose will be washing it out and fluid film will be poured on. :laugh:

    If I do get a small light bar for above the cab, it'll be cheap and basic (100.oo or less.) I'm gonna get some lighting but as far as cost, I'm going to spend the minimum.
  9. oakwdman

    oakwdman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,297

    Good man w/ the fluid film! lol

    Then find a used dual rotator on craigslist or ebay for $100. I had an ecco on my dodge that was pretty low profile and for the $ really did the job. Hell if youre looking for low cost I'd just get two cheap beacons and put them on either side of the cab protector on the dump body.
    It's a shame I had one I would sent you free if you paid the shipping!
  10. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 542

    Thats a really nice looking spreader for being used....nice find

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