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Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by PlantscapeSolutions, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    i saw in some of the pics where they had metal chain link fence posts with wooden fences. i saw some like that in kajun's thread too. do you guys live near the coast or something? or is there a reason for that? every fence i've seen if it's wooden they use wooden posts and if it's metal chain link they use metal posts. just curious.
     
  2. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    Steel posts are an upgraded way to build a fence. The steel posts will last forever usually. Replacing old wooden posts and and extracting concrete is a real pain in the azz when it comes time to replace a fence.

    Most people are too cheap to pay for steel posts and they don't understand how much better they are. Builders are so cheap they often will use landscape timbers for fence posts because they cost about half as much. But they are highly prone to twisting and bowing.
     
  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    How's this fairly warm winter treating you? I'm pretty close to working out a deal on that dual tandem dump I told you about. Almost time for postcards to go out.
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  4. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    It's going to be about 70 F here today. I need to make a dump run with my 20' dump trailer today. I'm working on my postcards and hope to have them out soon.
     
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yea its already 60deg here. Supposed to be 70deg by noon. I'm out cutting grass today. Have about 15 to cut today. Waiting on my order or retaining wall blocks to come in, so I can finish the Landscape install I've been working on. Pavestone had a lil delay so they gave a nice discount being I ordered 10 pallets between blocks & caps.
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  6. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    yeah i'm sure the steel posts would last much longer. i've only helped put up one fence in my life and we used wooden posts. we just dug the hole and put some gravel in the bottom and around the sides of the post in the hole and then packed it in with dirt. we didnt' use cement. personally i never have liked fences of any kind. i guess they are required if you have a pool in the backyard. alot of people around here use leeland cyprus trees to act as a privacy border instead of using a fence. i'm just not a fan of fences because the wooden ones rot eventually and the steel ones rust. vinyl fencing is the way to go i guess but it's really expensive. :laugh:
     
  7. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    Here is my new Ecolawn top dresser next to my PJ dump beast. You don't see a lot of 20' dump trailers.

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  8. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Isnt it early for postcards?
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  9. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not for us at the bottom of map area.
     
  10. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,284

    That dump trailer is a beast, I take it you guys do a lot of top dressing ?
     

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