Whats everyone doing now?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by DVS Hardscaper, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Buying a brand new mini a size bigger than what i needed was the best thing I've purchased for the business. We put about three times more hours on our mini last year, we typically only use a skid to move pallets, back fill walls and fix lawn damage.
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  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    My skid only gets about 200/year too. The side work is more for filler. I want to run a rip and equip crew(makes sense in my head). One or two guys just ripping out jobs so the skilled guys show up and start producing, not doing demo. The rip and equip wouldnt be busy full time with my stuff so i would have them doing the trenching projects. Not hugely profitable but more of a hourly or daily rate and lower risk.

    Buying was the only way, i cant stand spending money on rentals especially when i only need it an hour or two here, three or four hours on thursday etc. i got a good deal and could get out from under it fairly quick and be ok if something crazy happened since i dont have a payment. I only have about 25 hours operating experience, nothing like jumping in with both feet to make you have to perform!
  3. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Here she is with her first victim. 10"/12" dia, dead two years.
    Tak tb016 2006 with 1600 hrs from united rentals. 300 hrs on new tracks, retractable undercarriage, qc and 12" and 18" bucket
  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    I hope you brought some corn to feed those deer!
  5. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's been in the 30s all day and sleeting... Y'all can have all this! I'll take humid summers any day over this!
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  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Amen to that.
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  7. dieselfuel

    dieselfuel LawnSite Member
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    I'm drinking a white russian and waiting on my chili to finish
  8. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    Al, you MUST plumb a line, maybe one there already, but you gotta put a thumb on there. That there machine is like your hand with no thumb. Trust me.
  9. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes a thumb is a must and worth every penny!
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  10. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Its plumbed but the aux is only on off like for a breaker utilizing the foot pedal. My dealer said they could adjust it for use with a thumb. Any suggestion for a manufacturer? I need a weld on kit i believe since it has no mounts.
    Ive never used a thumb before but i can only imagine it makes this thing 1000% better for loading broken concrete pieces, ripping roots etc.

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