The Home & Lawn Service, Official Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by rusty_keg_3, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well, i will try to make one thread for pics, it seems to be pretty trendy around here.

    Well, my name is Russell, i am 17 years old, and "co own a business" with my older brother Ryan. My brother started his business about 10 years ago, he used our moms John Deere 420, and a weed wacker he got from his grandpa to mow our lawn, and he would mow a few rentals we had down the road (that was like 12-13 years ago). But anywho, when he started his business, he had a 92 or 93 GMC Sierra.

    I dont remember what was first, but he bought a John Deere rider (used) that fit in the bed of his truck. And he mowed our rentals i think, and my moms office. Later on he went to Sears, and bought a 32" or 36" Craftsmen WB, and got a free or cheap Craftsmen pushmower, and leaf blower . After that he bought a snowmobile trailer from our neighbors, and used that for a while.

    A few years later, he purchased a 16 or 18 ft car hauler, with sides. He painted that up and hauled his stuff with that and was growing along the way..... He sold his JD rider too.

    In 06, he bought a 95 Dodge Ram 2500 4X4, and put a Western Plow on it. He also bought a 12ft landscape trailer, with high sides. (which we just sold.) A few months later he bought his Exmark Metro on Ebay, from a guy in Cincinati. I started working with him more.

    07, we bought our Exmark Lazer Z 60" cut from some guy down in like Kentucky. We had acumulated some hand helds along the way too. He also bought another 95 Dodge Ram 2500, whick had a big rusty Fisher with it. We got a Dodge Ram 2500 with V10, but never used it for work, it just sat at our moms.

    08, We sold all Dodges, and the GMC, and bought a 99 Chevy 2500, and put a Western plow on it.

    09, We bought our 2009 Chevy 3500HD, and Boss V plow. We bought our 16ft traliler.

    This year my brother is leaving the company, well kinda, its still his. But he is tired of grass, so me and my brother in law will do the mowing. In the winter he will use a plow truck, and we will use the other. Well, heres where the pics start.....

    1,2, the John Deere 420, that helped him start it all. It has a 60" cut.
    3, the 3500, and the Lazer Z.
    4, the old trailer with some equipment.
    5, Ryan mowing with the Metro..





  2. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    More pics of the truck, and trailer...





  3. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A few more... The stripes with the Metro were done by me, their not perfect, but it pulls, and i am only human, but im proud of them... I also did the stripes with the sign in the front on the Lazer Z, again im not perfect, but i am proud of them.


    Bennett, Before.jpg

    Bennett, After.jpg


  4. Scag413

    Scag413 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Everything looks good man. I bet that JD will run forever. Those older ones were built really good. But you and your brother have come a long way. I love the truck btw.
  5. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks man, yea that John Deere is awesome. My mom and her first husband bought it in like 1988, or 1989. It was like 15,000 if i remember what they said. (He was my brothers dad, RIP) Anywho, it has been in the drink once. And right now we are restoring it, it looked great for its age, but it will look nice when finished. BTW, its in "my garage" i know its messy, but it is a little cleaner now...



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  6. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well, i had a lot of parties to go to the 4th of July, and i was borrowing the truck, so me and Ryan (my boss/brother) cleaned it up a little. How dose it look?





  7. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Heres a few more...



  8. teamgreendude

    teamgreendude LawnSite Senior Member
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    how dare you not get the duramax/allison shame on you:mad::mad:. just kidding:laugh::laugh: but why didn't you get the d-max ? how much did that truck run you if you don't mind me asking, I'm about to get one like that except it's a gmc crew cab fully loaded with d/a and a boss 8'6" on the front:usflag:
  9. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks, we bought it brand new in like Jan, we really needed another truck, and we we were looking around for one. Our dealer/friends had two of these on the lot, with Boss plow, the other has a Boss straight blade and it was white... We would have gone with the dmax and crew cab, but we test drove it, and bought it the next day, and started plowing that day....

    The sticker was like $35,000
    minus-1,000 GM loyalty (99 or newer)
    minus- 1,000 for being a business
    So it was like $35,000...

    It kinda sucks because it dont got power locks or windows, and the lowers grade of stero, but again its what they had their.

    Heres a link to our myspace photos, we have a ton more pics, check them out...
  10. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
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    lookin good keg

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