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Equipment photos

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by etwman, Dec 20, 2002.

  1. etwman

    etwman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,519

    Back on page 48 there was a landscape plan that was posted. Below are several pics of this project. We are currently at three full tractor trailer loads of pavers and block on it and should be completing the hardscape phase tomorrow. Granite countertops will be installed in the kitchen area shortly. Hot tub will be installed next week along with 192 pieces of plant material that we'll be bringing in. Finally a pergola will go up. I believe there are about 35 landscape lights in it all together. Overall it was a fun project.

    We have several others of this caliper waiting in the wings, but such is spring.

    I will post the finals sometime next week once everything is planted, sod is in, and we're fully done.

    Oh, and for those of you that are curious, there was a tremendous amount of cut work in this project. My foreman, who is superb, said one day both cutoff saws ran non-stop all day burning 3 gallons of mix. Do you know how much cutting you need to do in a day to burn three gallons of mix? Every cut on this job was done with a cutoff saw, no table saws were ever used.


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  2. etwman

    etwman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,519

    Ohh, and I know there will be questions about the triangle piece in the wall (that'll become a planter) so I'll avoid 30 PM's and post a close up pic.

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  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    Looks amazing like usual Jarod. Keep the pictures coming.
  4. nmez21

    nmez21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    Every project in the thread looks truly amazing. Awsome work!
  5. McKeeLand

    McKeeLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    Jarod how do you like your freightliners and what engine and trans do they have? i am looking for a good used fl 70 right now
  6. etwman

    etwman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,519

    They both have CAT 3126's in them that produce 210 hp. Both also have 6 speed eaton manual transmissions in them. I haven't had problems with either one. I think one has 136,000 on it and the other has 155,000. I don't think we've put more than 20,000 miles on either one since we bought them 3 years ago. I don't have the numbers in front of me right now but I'd bet that I've spent more in repairs in our 3500 Dodge than both FL-70's combined. Sterling and International are good routes too.

    I'm looking pretty closely at another one right now.
  7. McKeeLand

    McKeeLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    i can testify to that, i put $10k in my 450 one year. they are beautiful trucks, i saw the one at mahts this year. if you don't mind me asking how much you switch and go cost you. they are going to give me a quote tomorrow.
  8. etwman

    etwman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,519

    Just the SNG system alone was somewhere around $10-$11, but keep in mind that was two years ago. I'm not sure where they are at now. Plus that gets you the hoist/winch system, now you have to get it installed and get bodies.
  9. coolbreeze

    coolbreeze LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    great pics! do the neighbors typically get quotes after seeing the finished products?
  10. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,850

    Your works looks awesome! Also enjoy the pictures you post! Some of those jobs have run into some big numbers for you and the homeowner!

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