S-205's Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by S-205, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. S-205

    S-205 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 1,483

    Got truck back from annual safety inspection, needed some maintenance work and I need to make some sort of bumper and add mudflaps for the flatbed. I think it turned out okay. I used steel diamond plate and a 2x2 steel behind it, used the original mounting hardware too.

    Jammed all the mowers in today for cutting too

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  2. S-205

    S-205 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 1,483

    Wish I had more shots of work but it’s been pretty standard stuff lately, cutting. Done a lot of mulch lately, hedge trimming. Etc bought a pop up trailer and have some trips planned that I’m really Looking forward to. Lifted it and added some off-road protection so I can drag it down the trail.

    Trying to make sense of this whole business. My dad is retiring from his full time job and will be able to help me a little more. We are really trying to keep things simple and profitable, keep the important customers happy. Not looking to grow any further for sure and not interested in having this business consume my life. Want to make a solid living for sure and have time for my family. So you might see some changes coming soon with my business!

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  3. S-205

    S-205 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 1,483

    Traded in the white truck and they gave pretty good money for it considering it was a plow and salt truck. We took the plow and salter off beforehand, still have to sell the salter. Saved about 12 grand by buying this Hemi with 12,000 km on it. It’s just an SLT And we got this wideout with it which was essentially free. Will miss the diesel but this Hemi is no more gutless than my 7.3 haha

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  4. Wanito05

    Wanito05 LawnSite Member
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    Did the exact same thing with my business. I have two small kids and just don't want the business to consume every little thing I do. I enjoy the outdoors too much to hate it because of a business. Focus on your good customers and you can still make good money.
     
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  5. S-205

    S-205 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
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    Really happy to hear someone else have similar feelings. Most other guys my age are just trying to work as much as possible. I just feel now is the time to enjoy my life with my wife, not when I’m tired, broken and old with little energy. Probably a lot of you would say otherwise but that’s just my own viewpoint. Working 40 years to retire when your 60-65 just makes no sense to me.

    Currently we have a good customer base that could easily be grown. But there’s certain customers that we don’t really have the manpower for, we’ve been plugging along but it’s been tough. The jobs are just big and the customers are picky. They pay the most though.
     
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  6. Wanito05

    Wanito05 LawnSite Member
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    I know exactly what you mean. I get tired of hearing how I am not a success since I am not running multiple crews with multiple trucks. However, most of the others guys around me would kill for my customer list. Just gotta be happy with where you are and your future. Landscaping is more a hobby for me now. We have invested in rental properties and other businesses that I am not worried about money. Keep doing what your doing bud
     
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  7. S-205

    S-205 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 1,483

    I’ve looked after this property for 8 years through 3 different owners. Now this one is actually ready to put some money into it. Tore out and levelled all the weeds and wild area within the fence. Just placed those two stones today and put river rock around the house. There was a big berm we levelled and put into the low areas. Still needs a tri axle load of soil and then we have decide on hydro seed or seed. Any suggestions?

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  8. S-205

    S-205 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
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    Put 35 yards of soil down and raked it out. Probably needs another 20 yards.

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  9. S-205

    S-205 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 1,483

    Seeded and raked. You have to work with what you got!


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  10. NLPS

    NLPS LawnSite Member
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    that ztr with the rake is a great idea!
     
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