What other stuff do you use?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by EagleLandscape, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    So I'm putting together this business plan, and the only thing I have left to do is figure out exactly what equipment I need. I've got all my mowers, trimmers edgers and all that stuff listed. But what other stuff o you all use around the garage or whever you keep your trailers

    What has really come in handy, and what havent you really used.

    Air tools?
    Welder?
    Misc Power tools?

    Stuff like that. Thanks!:angel:
     
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    my "Must have" list:
    air compressor
    air tools (impact, rachet, chisel)
    bench grinder
    4.5" hand grinder
    "complete" tool set
    2 jacks
    2-4 jack stands
    car ramps
    propane torch
    grease gun
    power drill
    files, drill bits

    nice to have:
    welder
    oxy/actelyn torch (this borders must have)
    plasma cutter (very fun :))
    sandblaster (messy, not fun)

    I'll think of more i'm sure.
     
  3. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
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    Good radio for in the garage.
    Mini fridge
    Coffee maker
    Possibly a microwave
     
  4. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
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    I have cable TV and Air Conditioning in my garage.........:D
     
  5. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,849

    just add a keg-o-rater and some surround sound :)
     
  6. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
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    I can run speakers to the garage from the Hi Fi...... have the Living Room and Deck wired up...........:D

    You can bring the Beers..........;)
     
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hi Fi...damn John, none of these kids know what that is...LMAO. Only old guys like you and me knows it stand for High Fidelity (using turntables) in the days of 33 1/3 rpm albums.

    Got a chuckle out of that one...thanks!
     
  8. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
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    LMAO.........:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:



    I didn't think I was ready for carbon dating???:(
     
  9. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,381

    Tools for the trailer:
    Lopping shears
    Pole pruner with saw blade
    Bypass pruners
    leaf rake
    garden rake
    transfer shovel
    garage broom
    Can of fix-a-flat
    Bottle jack in case of a flat tire that the fix-a-flat won't seal
    lug wrench
    wrenches, pliers, screw drivers, hammer,etc.
    Last but not least...duct tape. Don't laugh, it's saved me plenty of times when a temporary fix was needed.
     
  10. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,381

    I do all of the work on my equipment including engine rebuilds or replacements. This is a short list of shop tools:

    Mig welder (best tool investment I've ever made)
    Compressor (second best investment)
    12" Bench mounted drill press
    7X10 mini lathe (available from harbor freight)
    bench grinder
    die grinder with a cutoff wheel (beats a hack saw any day)
    angle grinder
    3/8 electric drill
    2 ton wheeled shop crane (the type used for pulling engines)
    15 ton press (available from Harbor freight)
    3 ton floor jack with jack stands
    drive on ramps
     

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