Shop Pics

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Gr8WhiteNorth, Feb 28, 2012.


    APLUS LAWN CARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from North Missouri
    Messages: 587

    Great looking shop pictures! I really like the rack you have for your blowers. Great idea!
  2. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    Very nice setup!!
  3. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    Mowingkid, I traded service for the hoist. It was used. It's too log for our 1 ton and 3/4 ton trucks as they all have plow mounts, beefed up suspension, and slip tanks. It's not an "in-ground" if thats what you mean. I've been looking at larger capacity ones, but want a 4 post again. They are just safer. More idiot proof compared to 2 post.
  4. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    Sorry about the auto correct. It's to light for the bigger trucks is what it should say
  5. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    Five points. The mini trucks are a great investment. They were around $6-7k each when I bought them. I got them under coated and spray in box liners because the paint is cheap. I honestly thought id be happy if they lasted a couple years and we are one the 3rd and they are still going strong. we put more km on them than any other trucks in the fleet. they are incredibly practical. eveything about them was perfectly planned. the fold down box sides, built in tie downs, etc. 24 mpgs in the city.

    the kia towner is left hand drive, propane, 2wd and the diahatsiu is RHD 4x4 gas. With winter tires and salt boxes with 3-500 lbs of salt in the back, these things are unstoppable in the winter.

    Its a real shame the big manufacturers haven't started building them or selling them here. Maybe Kia, Hyundia, or toyota will fill the market gap eventually. Having local parts and service would be desireable. Shipping parts from Korea sucks.
  6. Five Points

    Five Points LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    Thanks for the info. my gmc has the six litre and uses plenty of fuel, next unit is certainly going to be more fuel efficent
  7. MatthewG

    MatthewG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    That tractor trailer can handle all that weight?
  8. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    We supported the frame with wood blocking
  9. barney14

    barney14 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    The shop and entire operation looks good. Can you give us some background on your company like how old is it, how many trucks and team members? Thanks and stay warm! :canadaflag:
  10. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    Company started in 1992. I bought it in 1999. It was just a name, I was the only employee, and the asset list was a wheelbarrow and hand tools. No equip. It was a good gig to help me pay my way through university.
    We now have 25-35 employees (varies seasonally), 10 trucks, 2 dump trucks, 2 loaders, 4 skidsteers, and the list goes on.

    We do landscape design, contruction, parkinglot sweeping and line painting, grounds, maint, and are one of the largest full service snow companies in our area.
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