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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Husky, Aug 2, 2003.
Going it alone!
1997 Ford F-250
6.5x13 landscape trailer w/ racks
2002 Lesco 54" Z-Two ZTR
One of the other Lesco 36" or 48" Walkbehinds
2002 Toro Recycler 21"
(2) 2003 Echo SRM-2100 String Trimmers
2002 Echo PB-650 Backpack blower
Photo coming soon. Haven't had time to get pictures of everything yet. Trucks are gone to early and get back to late.. Usually sleeping during those periods, lol
Depends on what the crew is gonna do that day.
For example, lets say I have one crew go out on what I call "Heavy Residential", thats when they mow yards like 1-10 acres. Any bigger than that and I rate it commercial size. But they would get;
F-350 Four door with dump bed
18X7 foot landscaping trailer
one or two 61 inch Turf Tigers
Either a 48 inch Tiger Cub or a 48 inch WB
36 inch SCAG WB
one 21 inch trim mower, usually Toro.
Two or three Echo 260 Trimmers
one Echo PE-260 edger
Two Echo PB-650 blowers
Wheelbarrows, trash cans, Hedgeclippers, etc etc.
The commercial crews get basically the same setup, only switch out the 61 inchers with 72 inch Saber Tooth Tigers, and upgrade all the other mowers up a size or two. (no 21 inch, no 36 inch) I also have two Gooseneck trailers for the crews that need more than two Saber Tooths.
The Residential crews get a Tiger Cub 48 inch, a 36 inch WB, a 32 inch WB, the usual trimmers and blowers and edger, and an F-350 with a smaller 14X6.5 foot trailer.
I am seriously considering selling all the trucks and trailers and going with some Isuzu cabovers. Anybody got advice on those?
Solo, except on thursdays when my wife helps out.
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 longbed
16ft open trailer with JungleJim racks
2001 Exmark LazerHP 52"
21" Cub Cadet
Echo power head with trimmer and edger attachment
Echo hand blower
Basic hand tools(saw, clippers, etc.)
This is just what I carry with me on a regular basis everyday, 90%of the time.
JD 455 - 9 1/2 feet wide
JD curved shaft trimmer
JD 455 - 47" Snow Blower
Ryan 3" core areator
Dixon 50" ZTR
Exmark 36" Metro belt
Case 222 Lawn Tractor
Redmax string trimmer & Blower
Yardking 21" & some other junk
MOST of what you see below (I think you can figure out what I dont take with me )
3 man crew ( 2 sons & myself )
2000 F 250 SD
2001 F 250 Power stroke 4X4
6 1/2' X 12' open trailer
6 1/2' X 16' open trailer
48" Scag tiger cub
61" Scag turf tiger
60" Kubota diesel with Pro deck
48" Kubota diesel direct chute bagger
21" Honda self propelled push mower
Red max & Kawasaki trimmers
Stihl split boom with chain saw, hedge trimmer, edger & string trimmer attachments.
Stihl hand held hedge trimmer
Stihl hand held blowers
Little wonder 8hp blower
Poulan chain saw
25 gal ATV mounted sprayer and a fertilizer and seed spreader
Small push type spreader.
Back pak & various other sprayers.
Assorted hand tools.
Polaris 425 4 X 4 ATV
I think that is all.
Kubota zd28, 72"
20 hp , 42" walker ghs
Toro 44170 44", 17hp
Toro 37" recycler
(2) redmax 2250 trimmer
(2) redmax ? edger
(4) eb431 redmax blower
(2) power pruner
(2) stihl chainsaw 018, 021
(1) stihl hedgeclipper
(1) echo pole hedge clipper
(1) Trac Vac for toro Z
ford 3000 tractor
woods rm 990 90" finish mower
2000 F250 pwrstroke
1 = dedicated string trimmer
1 = split boom echo with articulating hedge trimmer attachment
1 = split boom echo with stick edger attachment
with an extra string trimmer att., an edger att., and handheld hedge trimmers in the tool box of the truck, I have a backup piece of equipment for most everything. I hate to have to go back to the house in case something decides not to start.