Lawn Pro Equipment and Projects Thread

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by M and S Lawn Care, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. JDavisLandscapes

    JDavisLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    Nice pics have some nice equipment.

    Do you have any problems dethatching in the spring with crab grass. In my turfgrass management courses they taught us to never dethatch in the spring because you are increasing the chances of crab grass seeds pollinating. They told us to always dethatch in the fall.....maybe its different in michigan. Since being taught this I have always tried steering customers away from spring dethatch and do it when we do the fall clean-ups etc.

    Everything looks nice though....keep up the good work and make some money this year!
  2. M and S Lawn Care

    M and S Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 612

    Beats me.. I honestly am not sure. Everyone is calling and wants it done NOW.. not later.. they need it done NOW! (Like their lawn isn't going to live if I don't do it..)

    Maybe I should look into it.

    Yes, we got that to plow with this winter, first year plowing.. yeah I know.. a 1500.. I got a 2500 also, it needs a tranny though.

    Check out my little dent on the back.. Mowerboy04 did that to me with his plow.. :)

  3. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    hey now, it was a accident i'm sorry :cry:
  4. M and S Lawn Care

    M and S Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 612

    I know. Stuff happens! lol.

    Is my truck ever going to get fixed?
  5. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    yes it will
  6. teamgreendude

    teamgreendude LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 747

    mike do you just have the exmark and the bobcat mowers or some other stuff to show us yet i think you should totally get a stander to complete your lineup it works really well on my yards and bags great how do you like your bobcat rider what's the specs on it, oh yea one other question how many lawns do you have and do you do fertilizing and weed control and how may commercial plowing accounts do you have what is the specs on that red plow is it a boss or western do you have a vbox spreader how many trucks are you guys running now. Sorry for all the ?s hope you don't mind
  7. M and S Lawn Care

    M and S Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 612

    Lets see if I can answer all this!

    I have an Exmark Metro 48, Bobcat ZT219 (19hp, 52") and a ZT227 (27hp, 61"). I love the Bobcats, they're light, ride nicely, and are pretty inexpensive. I think they cut great also. If I get another mower it might be a GrandStand, not sure. That or another 61 Bobcat ZTR.

    We do about 60 residential and some large commercial accounts, and I sub fert. and weed control out to another guy in our area, so I dont have to worry about it, but that way I can offer full-service to all my customers, and make a few extra bucks.

    That red plow is a Boss 7'6", and my 2500 has a Western 8'6". I like the Western more, the Boss (which I bought new this winter) has too many issues, leaks, etc. The Western is solid.

    We have 6 commercial accounts and about 50 houses. Plus we do some sub work for another large company, which includes plowing assembly plants and business parks, etc. Works out really well.

    We dont have any v-hops yet, but will for next winter. We just used a hitch-mount this year and bagged salt, it was crazy! We went through about 600 80lb bags of salt (My arms got strong)

    As for trucks, we have the white F150, the green 1500, and a 98 Chevy 2500. I gotta get some pics of that also. Plus my personal red F150 and my partner's Silverado 1500, which both get used here and there.

  8. 2brothersyardcare

    2brothersyardcare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,116

    looks like good ****
  9. teamgreendude

    teamgreendude LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 747

    boss is good brand those leaks are just the first year of use will any of your chevy or fords have the psd or duramax deisel in the future and what new leaf loader did you get after the old one died
  10. M and S Lawn Care

    M and S Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 612

    Dont know abut future trucks, if all goes well my partner and I are going to get two new Chevy 2500 Duramax's and put 8'2" V's on them :)

    But.. that's if all goes well.. haha. We'll see what happens.

    I actually got the old leaf loader running, but now it's mounted on the dump rather than the pickup. Cant wait for the snow to melt so I can try it.

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