Plantscape Solutions Thread

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by PlantscapeSolutions, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    I thought the Holiday thread could use some pictures and a personal touch. Hell, I could be in a room with you guys in NE and I wouldn't even know it. In the slim chance I spend the money to go to NE again I'd like to know who to look for. It sure would be nice if the holiday lighting industry had an annual trade show. I bet eventually there will be some sort of trade show. This industry is just too big not to have one.

    If you see the goofy looking guy in this picture you have found me!

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  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    You spelled plantscape wrong in the title david.
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  3. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    Here is my 45x30 shop. I'm going to pick up some used tear drop racking and put my space to better use. In Texas there is a huge market for used racking. It looks like I'm going to use three 8' or 10' uprights that are 42" deep, two 8' bays with three shelves in each. Complete with metal racking shelves it's under $600. I'll post pictures once it's up.

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  4. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    Here are the spools I made for my C7/C9 storage. The ends use 3" drywall screws with a 1x4 in the middle. The spools fit nicely in the $12 Walmart storage containers. I may take my spools a step further next year with a stand for holding the spools.

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  5. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    I think the biggest must have item is an enclosed trailer. This is a Pace 16' trailer. The rack is a Rack'em Fit's All from etrailer.com.

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  6. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Might have a issue with it but look into used pallet racking, its cheap at auction a few sections as low as a $1 and can hold over a ton of wieght. That would make loading and organizing easier if you palletized everything you possibly could.
     
  7. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    I tried to work smarter this year and invested a lot of money in new items and came up with better ways to do some things.

    1. The PVC used to increase the distance of my ladder offset is a super cheap mod. This mod allows you to work right over the wreath and gives you room to work without mashing the wreath. For peaks that have a lot of overhang you can work more safely without having to arch your back.

    2. Getting organized with tool boxes on wheels was really a must. These were Stanly boxes from Home Depot. About $70 each.

    3. The Quick Disconnect version of the ladder standoff is a must have item. I like these because you can go over the gutters and set the ladder on the roof. No sliding back and forth on the smooth gutters. If you get one of those roofs where the shingles stick out past the edge it's a must as well to prevent damaged shingles.

    4. This was my first year for adjustable ladder feet. I should have purchased these things long ago.

    5. The Milwaukee 18 volt hammer drill is a must in my area where there are lots of homes with stone exteriors. You can drill a holes in just a few seconds. It makes your drill bits last much longer.

    6. I had to buy the dreaded 40' ladder this year as well. Nobody in the Austin area stocks a 40'. I had to get Industrial Ladder in Dallas to deliver the ladder.

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  8. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    love your shop!
     
  9. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    This is what I get for trying to watch football and post material.
     
  10. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    im glad the Falcons lost.
     

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