Small one man mowing rig.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PaulJ, Jan 31, 2003.

  1. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm going to try ot post some pic. of my mowing setup.
    These were takes last summer.

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  2. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Here's the view from the back of the truck.

    Sorry they are pretty blurry. It's an old scanner.

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  3. grshppr

    grshppr LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nice neat setup Paul!
     
  4. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nice setup, I also like all the backups.

    What size trailer and, where did u get it?
     
  5. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks for the comments guys.
    The trailer is a 5' X8' ONYX I bought from Menard's cheap.
    I know the backup 2-cycle stuff is:eek: Weedeater. But they are very light weight and work OK. Especially the blower.
    I usually don't carry them.

    Here is a picture of some stripes from the 36" lesco w/Jungle wheels. Grass is Bluegrass in front turning to fescue twords the back.
    This is the largest lawn I mow right now, about 20000 sq ft. The Pic shows about a third of it.

    Again sorry about the pic quality.

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  6. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
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    Nice pictures. That is one heck of a long trailer tongue.


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  7. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
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    Nice setup Paul - One man operations in my opinion net the most unless you are in position to have more than 2 crews and get huge. - (But huge can mean headaches)
     
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    I remember back in the day with me, myself, and my mower....there was less stress, seemed like more money in my pocket, no employees, taxes, unemployment....the good old days. Sometimes I wish that I could go back then when it was so easier.

    Your setup is very sharp and professional looking.
     
  9. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
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    tiedieman - I think you clarified what I tried to say - as soon as the first employee is hired you have:
    1. Workmans comp ins.
    2. Extra Liability Insurance
    3. Have to buy another mower for him or her to run - now you spend twice as much time getting things fixed and 1/2 the time mowing yourself - "both are non productive deals"
    4. Spend more time trying to keep them organized and efficient that it pays.
    5. Need I say more - "That is why I said that if you are going to go more that a one person operation, you need to get real big or don't do it at all" Is that correct in your opinion.

    Thanks, Brad
     
  10. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    you hit the nail on the head. That is exactly what I was thinking.
     

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