Dslnd 2011

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by DSLND, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. DSLND

    DSLND LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We had only freezing rain and sleet. Peoria had a solid sheet where we had only enough to spot salt.

    2012 was crazy. Hoping for a good end to this winter and a good summer.

    I've considered a Vermeer compact skid but I'd really like to get a stock yard going at my shop so I'm leaning more towards a skid with forks and bucket.

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  2. noahb195

    noahb195 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Im digging the wheels on the crew cab long bed. Is there a link to that article? I would love to read it.
  3. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm in the exact same boat. I am 19 and trying to grow my business. I just have had to pay cash for everything and take loans from family for bigger items. I hope to have a full time mow crew out this year while I do landscaping and irrigation full time. But its going to be several years till I get to where you are. Needless to say I'm really impressed. Your shop/office is great.
    Keep it up!
  4. Dunlaps LawnCare

    Dunlaps LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    still looking good my friend

  5. CriderLawn09

    CriderLawn09 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    Nice Shop man! and i totally understand I'm 22 and started at 18 and it sucks having to blow your budget to go pay cash for a piece of equip. or needing a credit line to help with cah flow issues, but it will build up, take it slow and pay the notes on time and actually paying cash for trucks and stuff really helps sometimes, I dont have the newest trucks and trailers but, during this seasons drought and last winters snow drought we cruised right on thru with no worries cause we dont owe alot. But, again Great Work!
  6. DSLND

    DSLND LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,205

    Thanks man. I posted a few more pictures of the truck. Heres the link. http://www.pjstar.com/business/x135...d-lawn-care-entrepreneur-is-an-old-hand-at-19

    Thanks man. Sounds like you are on the right track.

    Thanks, buddy.

    Thanks! I'd say the shop has been the best move for the business. 15k cars/day pass by. Its on a one-way in the outskirts of downtown and its at a 4-way stop light. Lots of exposure! Yep, as I said the money issue is the biggest set back right now. But i'm working with it.

    Heres some more pictures fellas of the truck and a few others.






  7. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,284

    Yeah, that's the nicest thing about paying cash, because even if the work isn't there the bills will still come.
  8. DSLND

    DSLND LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well fellas, where in the heck is the snow?!

    Craigslist is full of used blades, some barely used, trucks, spreaders, etc. If someone were wanting to make the investment into the snow business, now is the perfect time to get great deals! :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

    I'm not even thinking about it anymore and just putting 100% efforts into spring. I just bit the bullet and payed my way into a booth for the Peoria Homebuilders Association home show here in Peoria. A pretty penny to spend, especially after the lack of precipitation this past year, but I'm hoping for a great return.

    Starting to go through equipment, working on new advertising material, etc. But I would still take a good or a few good snow storms anytime now ;)

    Hope everyone is enjoying their time off!

  9. DSLND

    DSLND LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Traded the tan 2500 and got this truck...finally! I've been wanting a c4500 for about three years now but they are about as rare as a snow storm around here.

    This unit came from Roscoe, Illinois. Kid Cars, Inc. Sweet dealer for anyone looking for a larger vehicle like this. My main dealer here In Central Illinois actually did the deal since Kid Cars didn't want my trade.

    2006 GMC C4500
    161k Miles
    11' Dump W/Removable Sides

    Hope everyone is getting ready for spring!


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  10. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,803

    What did you have at that booth at that home show? Did you have a good return? We went to one this past Saturday and I hope to go to it next year.

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