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Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by tthomass, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    How big of a rootball did those trees have? What caliper are the trees? Have you thought about getting a boom for bnbs? I am getting a boom that slips over my forks made... should be pretty cheap and not have another attachment lying around.

  2. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,498

    The trees are 6" Weeping Willows. The availability and access became an issue on this job. Yeah access is hard to imagine with the picture of rural America but the slope getting to the part of the property was not possible to pass with a spade truck and the customer did not want us to make him a road. Basically he would have flipped and hoped he stopped before going into the pond.

    I provided only labor on this job and glad for it.......those 6" Willows only had 36" balls. Way to small but its what was available. The grower is an idiot.

    The most distance traveled with a tree on this job is 1/2 mile with the Bobcat using forks + strap. I think we've put in about 50 trees so far and more to come in the spring.

    Weeping Willow
    Virignia Pine
    Loblolly* Pine
    Black Gum
    Sweet Gum
  3. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,498

    Why Monday's have a bad reputation:

  4. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,498

    International: New govenor for the air brakes. Wouldn't build more then 20psi = spring brakes on and truck no move.

    Chevy: Random, dead starter.

    Towing two trucks + parts and labor around $900. Not to mention a solid day of down time.......spending vs earning. I'm just gald they were both able to get fixed and back home in the same day.....thanks shop guys!
  5. TWUllc

    TWUllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    Keep your head up buddy, I guess it could be worse. Its a sad looking picture for sure!
  6. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    Todd you should have loaded the Chevy into the dump bed of big blue. Two for one towing :p Just kiddin. Looks like a rough day.
  7. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    better it was for broken parts and not an accident....Spending money is part of running a business... juts have to hope you have money to spend when you need it...
  8. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,498

    Hello Mr. Mark!.....yeah my Dad said the same the same thing about not being due to an accident.

    I lost $900 but that's ok.....part of the game. Can say I got off cheap for two trucks.

    The good news is I'll still hit my weekly goal....just a speed bump to start off the weak.

    The thing I don't like is I was going to get ahead of schedule by day and now I will not. I wanted that extra day as a weather allowance to make sure we wrap up before Christmas because I'm closing down for January.
  9. McKeeLand

    McKeeLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    hey tthomass

    gotta love Mondays! that is one thing i can say it 11 years i never had happen, two trucks in the same day. what did you do on sunday run over a pack of black cat? :laugh: how did they tow the international with the spring breaks on?
  10. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,445

    I'm betting air from the tow truck.

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