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Hey guys, just wanted to share with you my landscape construction set up. I bought the truck and skidsteer this year (truck is an 04' F350 5.4L, and skidsteer is a New Holland L125), and I bought the dump last fall (6x10). I'm proud to say that I finally have it all paid off! What a great feeling that is! Let me know what you think!

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Thanks for all the comments guys. Ill try to answer what I can now and maybe the rest later as I'm on my cell right now. All together I have about 28k invested in these three pieces. I do a mix of things, I'm a solo operator so I keep to smaller jobs right now. I install interlocking stone, decks and fences and do light excavating for other local contractors digging patios, moving materials, light grading, etc.
This truck is better on gas than my old 98 dodge 1500 4x4 with the 5.2 was and I can tow a whole lot more! I gotta go now but ill try to answer more later!
 

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Job at last two pics is completed now.. going to get some final product pics this weekend.. that was my biggest job to date (complete grade, did the flagstone, deck, moved hottub, planting, concrete patio was subbed, rest of it was mine)
 

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This was a large sod job I completed (hired on temporary help for this!) It was about 30,000 sq ft. I wish I had a picture before I rototilled and graded this whole property, that would have been a great before and after photo.

** the last pic is how I started out last spring! ..I sold that truck before I had to put a new clutch in it, and before the mto (ministry of transportation:canadaflag:) caught me..

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That sod looks awesome. Do you ever wish you had gone diesel over the 5.4 when pulling what you pull? Is the truck just for work or is she a dd too?
I would have loved to have a diesel, but couldn't justify it for the price. I don't pull a huge amount of weight with the truck - the most I regularly pull is the dump trailer filled with about 3 yards of stone, or the skidsteer. Its both my personal and work vehicle, but my wife has a VW Tdi that we try to drive as much as possible to save fuel costs!
 

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I love my new Holland. I bought it instead of hiring and employee this year and it hasn't let me down! I rarely use my wheelbarrow anymore. It fits just about anywhere, and I find it digs much better than the dingos and mt's I've rented in the past. I'm thinking of upgrading to an rc30 next year though for a little more power and also accuracy for grading.
 

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i found one for $4500 u think its worth it? its in nice shape i was going to use it for snow removal and various landscaping jobs
Ya I think that's a good deal.. I definitely think its worth it, especially if you're going to use it for snow removal too. I have never plowed with it, but I know lots of guys in my area that use them for plowing. I love it for landscaping stuff, I use it for everything, I rarely even bring wheelbarrows to jobsites anymore.
 

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Wow! you do some nice work! do you only use the skidsteer? or do you rent a mini ex to do some of the stuff?
I do majority of my work with the new Holland, I rarely rent a miniex. Today I actually rented an rc30 to shape some berms in a backyard. Had 200 yards of topsoil trucked in and it graded it in about 3 hours, man do I ever love that machine, can't wait to get one!
 

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Sorry for taking so long to get back to you guys! Thanks for the compliments thought! Gas prices arent as bad as they've been.. they were aroung 1.39 a litre for about a month, now they're down to about 1.20 a litre.
 
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