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Perfect Earth Landscape

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by PerfectEarth, May 9, 2010.

  1. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    Nice truck! Shoulda bought a Ford LOL
  2. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    I personally do not like dual rear wheel 350/3500 pickup body trucks. But I love SRW trucks. Besides, the GVWRs are adjusted accordingly.

    The truck is a 6.0 gasser, could not quite afford the diesel (or any other bells and whistles for that matter...) It has roll up windows and rubber floors. It's 4x4 with the snow plow prep package. That's about it!

    Didn't even look at Fords. My F550 has left a sour taste in my mouth. And my partner (it will basically be his truck) is a diehard Chevy guy. And we also were able to swing some very good pricing on this truck. That, and it's a rare leftover 2012. I think I would look at a Ford only in the 450/550 body.
  3. Pro-Lawn&Grounds

    Pro-Lawn&Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    Hey beautiful truck man. You really can't go wrong with GMC/Chevy. Although the new dodges are definitely stepping their game up. I've heard a lot of negative things about the newer fords, not so much big issues but little things that can just F%*# your day up. If you don't like the F550 so much and you end up liking the GMC/Chevy you should look into getting an Isuzu NPR dump. I'm definitely hoping to ad that to my crew this year.

    About your back, have you seen a chiropractor? I've been going to one pretty much once a week since I graduated HS (2006). The best way to stay healthy is preventative medicine rather than treating the problems. After everything gets better I'd recommend keeping up with "maintenance". Weekly adjustments allows your back to more easily lubricate so that it stays "younger" longer.
  4. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    Thanks! It may be a couple years before another dump body, but that's good to know. Never looked at the NPRs very close.

    I have been to my physical therapist about 7-8 times (and about 8 other appointments from neurologists to MRI to 3 epidural shots in the back) and he's done some adjustments on me. He's a back specialist. Unfortunately, with a herniated disc like I'm having, there's not much therapy that will help at this time. It may aggravate it. When it gets better or after surgery, I will be able to maintain better and work on strengthening.
  5. brandoncuts54

    brandoncuts54 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    Nice truck man! Diesel or gas? and are you putting a plow on it?
  6. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    Thanks, it's gas. We will see about a plow and v-box going into next winter. With the last two winters around here I'm very hesitant about spending the money to outfit this truck for snow.
  7. Z-master man

    Z-master man LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    Any updates??
  8. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    Yes- working non-stop!

    It's been a crazy year. We have been extremely busy and trying our best to grow appropriately and keep up with work demand. I get about 10 hours per week of personal/fun time, aside from eating, showering, and sleeping. Everything else is work or office work.

    Not to bit**, I know we're all busy but I'm stretched to my limit. May try to get some pics up later... been slacking on pics and on the good jobs, I forget to take 'em!
  9. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    I've finally made it a point this year to make sure to take some family/me time.

    I've been running myself ragged the last 5 years, time to enjoy life a tiny bit more.

  10. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,878

    I'm in tthe same boat, non-stop working. Haven't rly had any relaxing time in the last month. 7 days a week working between in the field & office.
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