Yew and chain vs skid steer

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by 94gt331, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
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    Off the subject and I know everyone is on the kill the Yew kick :) but that shrub in the first pic is gorgeous and well-maintained. The folks just hatin' on them or is it because they get too broad?
     
  2. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    If they are well trimmed you could sell 4 footers up here for 300 bucks

    Yes, people are pretty much hating on yews. They are basically the landscaping equivalent to aluminum siding. Ok, not that bad.
     
  3. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
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    what's wrong with aluminum siding? :) I have some unpainted, T-111
     
  4. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    Lol. well I don't have any siding at all, not of my own anyway. So I shouldn't talk. I spend all my money on this business.
     
  5. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I like the yew you were talking about, it was very well trimmed over it's life I must say. The customer wanted to plant some newer smaller plants there so thats why we took it out. I don't hate yews, we just normaly dont't plant many anymore. I do think they have there place in the landscape however, I deffinatly can appreciate the natural look of the yew, especially if we prune them lightly and keep them looking more wild:waving:
     
  6. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Update so far, the dealer got my machine in the shop today, and my warranty is out but, the main service tech has been looking into the situation and was surprised I broke the cylinder so he looked more into it and found that there has been many cases with my machine of guys braking the 32mm cylinders, so they actually recomend replacing them with 36mm cylinders so he thinks maybe deere will help me out possibly, keeping my fingers crossed I miss our skid it's amazing how much you need them when they are down.
     
  7. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Since we didn't have our skid around today we rented a 32mini x to tear out some shrubs, what a blast, hope to have a mini someday.

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  8. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's a good size machine for you
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  9. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Hope they do right by you. I could never do without my mini now!
     
  10. swanny

    swanny LawnSite Senior Member
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    You might want to seriously consider the stick hoe attachment for his little track machine. They are invaluable and cheap to maintain too. I can dig just about as fast as a mini-x, digs 7' deep. Bring one machine to the job. I use mine for all sorts of things. Couldn't live without it.

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    Took ten minutes or so to get these trees out of the ground:

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    Just don't buy a cheapie...you'll regret it! I found the Lackender Baby Boomer to be the best w/ a 5/8" thick backing plate....very tough!
     

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