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Plantscape Solutions

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by PlantscapeSolutions, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Hope Landscaping

    Hope Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,006

    I did a landscape job for a guy a few months back and as part of the deal he had us haul off about 3-4 yards of rock. I go to the guys house today to talk about more work he wants done and now he was a ten yard pile of rocks he has stacked up. My customer is in his mid 60's so I'm impressed he has done this much work.

    At least this time I can back my 20' dump trailer right up to the pile and have my guys start chucking rocks like crazy. I estimate this to be a 25,000 pound stack of rocks.

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  3. TTS

    TTS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    That's a lot of rocks, nice free material though, hope you get an opportunity to put them to good use.
     
  4. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
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    I started to hear some sporadic low pitch kind of hollow sounding noises coming from under the hood of my 09' Ram 3500. I noticed the water pump pulley had a little more back and forth movement going on then what was normal.

    I have had pumps do the classic weep hole leaks to let you know the bearing are going and I've had pumps lock up which shredded the serpentine belt.

    I decided to tackle this job myself and after about two hours I had Humpty Dumpty back together again. If you buy your water pumps from Cummins instead of Dodge you will pay about 1/3rd less. The pump from Cummins was $113.

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  5. Green-Man

    Green-Man LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Awesome that you got to do it on your own. Save some money.
     
  6. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,006

    It would have been a warranty repair but I wasn't going to jump through a bunch of hoops and put my DPF back on just for a water pump repair.
     
  7. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,006

    This trailer came with one feature that can be dangerous. Tell me what looks awry and I'll tell you what I'm upgrading that is a must for enclosed trailer guys.

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  8. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,082

    The vents? Need a way to get exhaust out?
     
  9. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,082

    Ahh..didn't realize you did masonry. ...how much experience do you have? I need a reliabe sub from time to time
     
  10. MesaVerdeLM

    MesaVerdeLM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    The rear door assist system looks like it's ready to cave in one of your hombres cabezas
     

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