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Our Equipment over the years...

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by PR0 TURF, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. PR0 TURF

    PR0 TURF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,088

    We have 3 enclosed trailers. Haulmark, Pace & I believe a CargoMate? We have had the worst luck with the Pace trailer, but we are also hardest on the Pace trailer. We haven't purchased an enclosed trailer since 2006 so I am pretty unfamiliar with what is out there right now.
  2. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,280

    If you're looking at Standers I would try Wright they make a great mower, and they can have a 61'' deck.
  3. PR0 TURF

    PR0 TURF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,088

    We just installed this wood stove in our shop this winter. It has a fan on the back that kicks on & off at a certain temperature to move the heat. The unit works AWESOME!!!

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  4. PR0 TURF

    PR0 TURF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,088

    Thanks Will...we did all of the websites in house. We did them all through GoDaddy, they offer a good "do it yourself" application. We have plans to do 1 or 2 more sites this winter.
  5. PR0 TURF

    PR0 TURF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,088

    Here are some of our random irrigation pics from this season...

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  6. lawnpropm

    lawnpropm LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 593

    What problems have you had with the Pace trailers? I thought they were one of the best.. Is the Pace the trailer with the irrigation set up inside?
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  7. PR0 TURF

    PR0 TURF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,088

    I posted this in the Commerical Lawn forum, but thought it was pretty good so I would share it with everyone on this thread as well..

    At this time every year I sit down for a few hours and reflect on the past season. I make a list of the following:

    All of the positive things that happened:
    Some examples are, equipment purchases, new customers, things I've learned, new employees, improvements to current systems, snowy winter, built a salt dome at our yard, get my CDL, become more DOT compliant

    All of the negative things that happened:
    Some examples are: Losing customers/contracts, equipment damage, losing a good employee, a Snow-less winter, keeping a bad employee around too long, had X amount of workers comp claims,

    My predictions for the upcoming season, things I want to focus on, make changes to, get better at etc:
    Some examples are, invoice on a weekly basis, not monthly. Email more invoices, start accepting credit cards, build a new website, take a vacation, improve our employee handbook, put out more job signs, update the business facebook page more often, take more before & after pics, focus on raising employee morale, take a company deep sea fishing trip, keep trucks/trailers washed & clean more often, put GPS units in all trucks

    Then I do a follow up on the previous year's predictions.
    So I list my thoughts on last year's predictions...did they go as planned? Did they totally get pushed to the side & forgotten about? There are some things that have been on my list for years to try & change and they never get done!

    This is one of my favorite things to do each year so I thought I would share it with everyone. I have been doing it since 2004. It is interesting to go back a few years and see what things I used to worry about etc. It also helps you see the strides you've made year to year.

    The examples I gave are not my actual 2012 list, but they have all been on my list at one time or another throughout the years. I just wanted to give some random examples.
  8. sweetland

    sweetland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,441

    PRO TURF- I am blown away at this thread everytime I read it. Your post on your rental property and investing was awesome and hit home with me cause I'm at the age where I can still do something about investing and saving before its too late. I also enjoyed reading your last post about your goals. Glad people like you are on this site
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  9. TopNotchLawnCare

    TopNotchLawnCare LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 189

    Question: What type of camera do you use for all of your pictures?
  10. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 883

    what model stove is that...i think i have the same one sitting in my shop next to the 2 propane ones that i picked up free.

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