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Dump truck project f450 facelift

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by DLONGLANDSCAPING, Aug 5, 2011.


    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    wells cargo was actually cheaper. 4300 otd for a heavy duty 14x7. Does that sound too cheap for a brand new trailer.

    If i keep growing like i have been, im off the mowing crew next year and doing estimates,bids, and sales all next year when not doing landscape jobs.

    Equipment trailers in general are good because they can carry anything, you can set them up how you want and can carry mini ex's, bobcats, tractors, and cars even.

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i would love to but once the paint start flaking and i need to repaint it. Its only a year old so far. I want to get a white enclosed and paint it green and letter the **** out of it.

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    its google sketchup, free download online.

    Not too professional but its gets the idea of the design pretty well. I have dyna scape finally but doesnt install on mac, so im dreading buying another computer after i spend 2200 on a program.

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Some finished pictures of the job from today. Not the best because there is no where to take a decent picture.




  5. bobcat48

    bobcat48 LawnSite Gold Member
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    looks great.
  6. Nick's Lawn Care

    Nick's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hows that dump treating you? Im about to buy a dump that looks just like that, an 00' F-450, 7.3L, 8'6" meyer/diamond plow, 12' dump bed, 120k miles for 10k, looks just like your truck minus the green paint.

    Ohh and its got no little to no rust, was a southern truck up until 100k miles, just has one plowing season under its belt.
  7. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Everything looks amazing work and that dump truck!! Did that hurt your trailer gate at all taking the bobcat up it?
  8. michiganmower10

    michiganmower10 LawnSite Member
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    I got a ancient redmax i use and still starts first or second pull, i dont know if you know where this is but i was going to Billings Power Equipment this spring to get a new T261 and LE261 and thats when i found out they were discontinued along with a bunch of other models, guy at the dealer told me it was probably because echo bought them out, as far as shindaiwas i have the smaller 242 and 230 and they are well ballanced, in the process of rebuilding the T230 though

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Love the dump truck. We did over 200 yards of mulch this year. Last year we were using the equipment trailer and loading with shovels and wheel barrels and we could do about a yard and hour with two guys. Now with the dump truck, two wheel barrels and two guys we can do around 3.5-5 yards per hour depending on how far we have to take it. Our biggest mulch job was 14 yards and it was 10 tripple shred hardwood and 4 undied chips for under a playset and with all the travel and edging and weeding it took a little over 4 hours to complete. Would have taken us over a day to complete last year.

    Good luck with the truck, make sure to take it to a mechanic before you buy it to check everything mechanical out. This was my 3rd choice and im glad i waited and checked the other two out. People dont take car of engines the way they should and a lot can go wrong with turbos, gaskets, manifolds and seals.

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Billlngs Power Equipment is the WORST place to buy, and fix equipment. I life 5 miles away from them and refuse to go to the close place from how they have treated me in the past. I use weingartz which is a 30 min drive just because they treat me like the NEED my business and have extreamly quick turn around times and give me demo mowers if a mower is in the shop getting fixed. Plus they have a bigger inventory and nicer people to work with

    i.e. Call to check on an order. "Hi, im calling about my redmax ebz8050 blower i dropped off the other day to see if its done"

    Guy on the phone says: "I dont know what your talking about"

    Me: "I dropped my blower off to get fixed, can you check on my order its under delong"

    Guy on phone: "I dont know what your talking about, theres many blowers in here do you have the serial number"

    Me: "No im in the car, Can you please look up my name and find the order number"

    Guy on phone: "No"

    Me: "Well how can i find out about my blower"

    Guy on phone:(using a loud tone somehwat yelling) "i dont know you tell me"

    Me:(starting to get mad now) "Can i talk to the guy i dropped the blower off too"

    Guy on phone: "Im the guy you talked to"

    Me: "No, the young guy"

    Guy on phone: (screaming)"I dont know what your talking about, you need to watch your attitude sir"

    Me: "Are you f'ing joking, im calling to see if my blower is repaired and you dont know how to find that out and you are working in service. Then you yell at me and tell me i have an attitude problem"(then i hang up, go in the store and the guy i talked to is sitting right next to the young guy i dropped my blower off to and he know just what to )

    This has happened 3 times and i have never gone back after the blower repair time. I will never give them one more cent of business ever.

    Go to weingartz or rochester lawn and snow. Family owned, happy people and would love to do business with anyone.

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