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Steve
12-03-2010, 11:00 PM
Post your truck and trailer pictures for the best truck and trailer of the year contest.

The contest will last until Jan 23, 2011

Artie from www.mytakeacard.com (http://www.mytakeacard.com) and www.marketingholders.com (http://www.marketingholders.com) will be offering some prizes for the winners.

Also submit your photos to:

Best Truck & Trailer (http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=13020).

Best Marketing Material (http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=13022).

Best Office or Shop (http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=13021).

justin_time
12-04-2010, 12:12 AM
Post your truck and trailer pictures for the best truck and trailer of the year contest.

The contest will last until Jan 23, 2011

Artie from www.mytakeacard.com (http://www.mytakeacard.com) and www.marketingholders.com (http://www.marketingholders.com) will be offering some prizes for the winners.


Damn, was suppose to that photo shoot over the summer, never did..

CHEESE2009
12-04-2010, 12:23 AM
Damn, was suppose to that photo shoot over the summer, never did..

LOL, me too...

I always want to take pictures, but it's always too late to do it - or I forget...

But it's ok, Artie is offering products for the winner and due to us losers being in Canada, we are helping him out on the delivery fee. We are nice.

arthur712
12-04-2010, 12:36 AM
1st place will get 2 Adbox outdoor Vehicle card holders and $15 credit to anything on my 2 websites

2nd Place will get 1 Adbox outdoor card Vehicle holders and $10 credit to anything on my 2 websites

Winners can being Canada free shipping on these prizes!!!

www.mytakeacard.com
www.marketingholders.com

justin_time
12-04-2010, 12:51 AM
LOL, me too...

I always want to take pictures, but it's always too late to do it - or I forget...

But it's ok, Artie is offering products for the winner and due to us losers being in Canada, we are helping him out on the delivery fee. We are nice.

The contest clearly says Truck AND trailer ! LOL ;)

picframer
12-04-2010, 04:18 AM
I realized I don't have any good pictures but here are a couple of the trailers we use and one of the trucks

arthur712
12-04-2010, 11:22 AM
Andy, That is an very nice set you have!
Where are those card holders, I thought you had some on your truck?

I just got the new Post Card size Holders for vehicles. (NEW)

Thanks!
Artie

Paineless Creations
12-04-2010, 11:50 AM
Well here is one from the summer I thought I had a better one. but here it is

3206

arthur712
12-04-2010, 12:11 PM
Well here is one from the summer I thought I had a better one. but here it is

3206


Nice and clean!!

Hedgemaster
12-04-2010, 12:21 PM
WOO-HOO!!! I knew that taking all these photos would pay off one day!!!

Well, I mean... it's not like I'm going to have "the best" truck/trailer*, but at least I have photos to post! WOO-HOO!!!


*Although, it IS a Chevy, so that should move me right to the top - and would you look at the craftsmanship on that refurbished trailer! WOW!

:D :D :D


http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy309/IntegrityLawnCare/Lawn%20Care/Equipment/5%20by%208%20Trailer%20Refinished/104_5870.jpg


http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy309/IntegrityLawnCare/Lawn%20Care/Equipment/5%20by%208%20Trailer%20Refinished/104_5871.jpg


http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy309/IntegrityLawnCare/Lawn%20Care/Equipment/5%20by%208%20Trailer%20Refinished/104_5882.jpg


http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy309/IntegrityLawnCare/Lawn%20Care/Equipment/104_5921.jpg


http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy309/IntegrityLawnCare/Lawn%20Care/Equipment/104_5922.jpg

picframer
12-04-2010, 04:06 PM
Andy, That is an very nice set you have!
Where are those card holders, I thought you had some on your truck?

I just got the new Post Card size Holders for vehicles. (NEW)

Thanks!
Artie

We have them on the trailers as I only have three trucks and 5 trailers, so the drivers drop the trailers for the staff and leave, they are also on the wood chippers.

I have one on the truck I drive, one of my daughers friends is at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and made me some larger ones, I wanted a few that would hold post cards.

picframer
12-04-2010, 04:11 PM
Here is the truck logo that a former employee designed for me, man does it ever get attention, young and old, kids come with their parents to see it which gives me an opening

MAKLawnCutter
12-04-2010, 11:17 PM
Here is the truck logo that a former employee designed for me, man does it ever get attention, young and old, kids come with their parents to see it which gives me an opening

THAT IS FREAKIN AWESOME!

Here are the pictures of my truck, trailer and some of my advertising i have done on my own, and scans of the stuff i designed with my graphic designer and have floating around...

Matt

justin_time
12-04-2010, 11:29 PM
This was in 2009 before I got my zero turn mower

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs047.snc1/4434_108226722802_7282292802_2705412_2309786_n.jpg

arthur712
12-05-2010, 12:33 AM
It is really nice to see all these great pictures.

Paineless Creations
12-05-2010, 04:23 PM
Well i found one more and dont know how to add to my orginal post

3232

JMADEWELL09
12-06-2010, 01:18 AM
here is my 2 trucks and trailers

JMADEWELL09
12-06-2010, 10:57 AM
here is another one of my truck and trailer

Dan5082
12-06-2010, 04:51 PM
His truck us beast

amigacz2
12-07-2010, 11:40 PM
There are more trucks & trailers but they can't fit in the pic.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs562.ash2/148422_1616630652761_1146180288_31712505_5211250_n .jpg

arthur712
12-08-2010, 01:32 AM
There are more trucks & trailers but they can't fit in the pic.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs562.ash2/148422_1616630652761_1146180288_31712505_5211250_n .jpg

Great Logo!!!!

lawncrafter56
12-08-2010, 09:19 PM
Super Sweet setup you have there Cheese!

amigacz2
12-09-2010, 11:15 AM
I found one more pic with more trucks, but i cant seem to find any with the other trailers.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs976.snc4/76921_1616635292877_1146180288_31712532_5340389_n. jpg

MountainViewGreenskeeper
12-09-2010, 06:25 PM
Well here is our truck and trailer.

arthur712
12-09-2010, 10:32 PM
Well here is our truck and trailer.

I love the High Cage Trailer, but that truck is too clean, LOL.

Nice set up!!!

MountainViewGreenskeeper
12-10-2010, 03:29 PM
I love the High Cage Trailer, but that truck is too clean, LOL.

Nice set up!!!

ty. The trailer was built from the ground up. The base was built as a quad trailer by my dad when I was a kid. And I put the sides and box up front when I started the biz.

As for being to clean :p

wdcutter
12-11-2010, 05:29 PM
Here are a couple I got while taken some pics for a asset company at a foreclosure property that I got called out to late this summer.

MountainViewGreenskeeper
12-11-2010, 11:30 PM
Here are a couple I got while taken some pics for a asset company at a foreclosure property that I got called out to late this summer.

nice truck thats the one I want.

Upscale2
12-13-2010, 01:54 PM
Sorry can't upload photos not sure why?

http://http://www.youtube.com/upscalelandcarellc#p/a/f/0/DUFxFGGUA2g

Steve
12-13-2010, 02:06 PM
It is possible they might be too large. Can you try making them a bit smaller and then re-upload?

Upscale2
12-18-2010, 01:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUFxFGGUA2g&feature=related
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arthur712
12-18-2010, 03:02 PM
I use photobucket.com for my photos here on the forum! It is free!!!

Steve
01-24-2011, 04:11 AM
Drum roll please!

And the winner for 2010 is.......
Paineless Creations

Runner up is.......
Hedgemaster


Congratulations!!!!!

Growing Green
01-24-2011, 10:41 AM
Well here is our truck and trailer.

Why do you have so many of those trashcans? What do you do with them?

Matt

Hedgemaster
01-24-2011, 09:51 PM
Drum roll please!

And the winner for 2010 is.......
Paineless Creations

Runner up is.......
Hedgemaster


Congratulations!!!!!



:eek: :eek:


:o Wow... I don't know what to say.

I didn't prepare a speech...

Ummmm... I'd like to thank God, my family, and all of my fans. Without your undying support, I never would have gotten to where I am now!

Ummmm... wow... I just... wow! This was so unexpected.


OK, they're playing the music, so I'll just wrap this up by saying "Follow your dreams!" Anything is possible if you put your mind to it!
(and it doesn't hurt to grease a few palms either - right Steve? Right Artie? LOL Just kidding!)



Seriously though, this is awesome, and I appreciate it very much!
:)

Growing Green
01-24-2011, 09:59 PM
:eek: :eek:


:o Wow... I don't know what to say.

I didn't prepare a speech...

Ummmm... I'd like to thank God, my family, and all of my fans. Without your undying support, I never would have gotten to where I am now!

Ummmm... wow... I just... wow! This was so unexpected.


OK, they're playing the music, so I'll just wrap this up by saying "Follow your dreams!" Anything is possible if you put your mind to it!
(and it doesn't hurt to grease a few palms either - right Steve? Right Artie? LOL Just kidding!)



Seriously though, this is awesome, and I appreciate it very much!
:)

LOL Hedgemaster...that is hilarious! You didn't thank your customers though. :rolleyes:

arthur712
01-25-2011, 12:21 AM
Drum roll please!

And the winner for 2010 is.......
Paineless Creations

Runner up is.......
Hedgemaster


Congratulations!!!!!

Congrats!

I sent you both a PM on how to claim your Prizes!!

Thanks!

MountainViewGreenskeeper
01-25-2011, 12:33 AM
Why do you have so many of those trashcans? What do you do with them?

Matt

Lol you will laugh a little but Im a clean freak and using the burlap tarps is very messy, in my head atleast, so i dont use them. I really only need maybe 6-8 at a time but as I dont have much room at my place they just stay on the trailer. So they carry weeds, branches, debris, clipping(when we do take them off), leaves, and other stuff.

Congrates to the winner and runner up. loved the speech.

Paineless Creations
01-25-2011, 01:11 AM
Thank you all for selecting my husband as the winner of the 2010 truck and trailer contest. Right now he's crying like a little girl. He's on the floor and he's a blubbering mess and can't even type. I'm happy to accept this award on his behalf :) (aka "the better half")

No, seriously, we are extremely proud that you would choose our little truck and trailer set up. We have both learned an enormous amount this year (thanks for the business school Steve). We look forward to learning and growing the business as we head into this coming year.

Thanks again all you gopher guys!

Bobby and Virginia Paine
Paineless Creations

Growing Green
01-26-2011, 09:44 PM
Thank you all for selecting my husband as the winner of the 2010 truck and trailer contest. Right now he's crying like a little girl. He's on the floor and he's a blubbering mess and can't even type. I'm happy to accept this award on his behalf :) (aka "the better half")

No, seriously, we are extremely proud that you would choose our little truck and trailer set up. We have both learned an enormous amount this year (thanks for the business school Steve). We look forward to learning and growing the business as we head into this coming year.

Thanks again all you gopher guys!

Bobby and Virginia Paine
Paineless Creations

Hey Virginia,

It's inspiring to see that you went through the business school (which I'm trying to make time for) with your husband. May I ask how and what you do to help your husband with the business? I'm finiding it diffucult to be more helpful and just want to be as supportive as I can to mine.

Thanks!
Growing Green's wife

fieroboi
01-27-2011, 03:21 PM
Congrats to you both!

It was so awesome to see others setups and outfits. I have to admit, it has inspired me to work on building a portfolio for things like this and also to use when advertising and chatting at potential new clients.

Lloyd
Blue's YardFX
Camrose, AB

Hedgemaster
01-27-2011, 09:18 PM
Congrats to you both!

It was so awesome to see others setups and outfits. I have to admit, it has inspired me to work on building a portfolio for things like this and also to use when advertising and chatting at potential new clients.

Lloyd
Blue's YardFX
Camrose, AB

Thanks.

I almost always take my camera with me. Often times I'll just use my cell phone to take "before/after" shots in case there's a complaint or something - always good to have proof of the condition of things before you start a job.
Having a "real" camera can come in handy as well. Have you ever completed a job that leaves you thinking "Damn, I wish I had a photo of THAT!"

I don't often work at "big" homes, and last summer, after finishing a bed mulching/shrub shaping/mowing job at a rather impressive home, I regretted not having had a good camera with me. The before and after shots would have been ideal for use in advertising.

arthur712
01-27-2011, 10:30 PM
Thanks.

I almost always take my camera with me. Often times I'll just use my cell phone to take "before/after" shots in case there's a complaint or something - always good to have proof of the condition of things before you start a job.
Having a "real" camera can come in handy as well. Have you ever completed a job that leaves you thinking "Damn, I wish I had a photo of THAT!"

I don't often work at "big" homes, and last summer, after finishing a bed mulching/shrub shaping/mowing job at a rather impressive home, I regretted not having had a good camera with me. The before and after shots would have been ideal for use in advertising.

Do not forget to claim your prizes, PM's have been sent ta all the winners!!!!

950thomas
01-27-2011, 11:19 PM
truck i bought yesterday

arthur712
01-27-2011, 11:22 PM
truck i bought yesterday

That is a great truck, but very small picture!

Thanks!

950thomas
01-27-2011, 11:24 PM
i am haveing a problem resizing them

arthur712
01-27-2011, 11:27 PM
i am haveing a problem resizing them

I use www.photobucket.com

for all my picture they are free!

950thomas
01-27-2011, 11:27 PM
thanks i will try that

jymie
01-28-2011, 01:30 AM
thanks i will try that

You can do this where its saved in your pictures on your computer

First set so you can view the pics as thumbnails (you should be able to see the pic)

Right Click on the picture
Click on Resize Picture
Select a size
Click OK

Hope this helps.

Paineless Creations
01-28-2011, 11:04 PM
Hello Growing Green's wife!

First off, we went through the business school by making time for one or two questions every night. We would sit down, I would read the lesson out loud, then together we'd answer the questions. We had fun, time together and both learned a lot. It was great to see how the questions mirrored our progress in growing our business.

Secondly, we are perhaps unique in the fact that we work together every day at our regular jobs (I'm his boss ;) I joke that I'm his boss at home AND at work! So we are working this business part time. I've helped with every aspect from mowing and trimming hedges to invoicing customers. As time progressed, he took more responsibility for the physical side of the job and I took on more of the office work (calling customers, etc.)

Something that has always been difficult for me is losing our fun time together. Normally we'd have weekends and evenings in the summer to enjoy ourselves, go camping or ride our motorcycles. Now, we have effectively "lost" our summer since that is when the work is in this business. We took a road trip in December, so we'll probably continue taking a Christmas time trip if we can afford it, since that's one time it's slow at "work" and we can take the time off. We've had to learn to adjust to the schedule of lawn care. :)

As we decide how to move forward, we are analyzing our present job situations, how to grow the business slowly and still have the regular job. One way we're going to do that is for him to take one day a week off of "work" to work the business. That allows some weekend time if we want to take off with the trailer or visit family. We're trying to strike a balance-not always an easy thing to do!

I think the MOST important thing we do is TALK...if he's feeling like I'm not being flexible enough or I feel like he's not giving US the time we need, then we discuss it. Usually we can come to some agreement. Working together at our regular jobs (it's been a little over 2.5 years now) has really helped us to be better communicators.

THat's my best advice for how to support your hubby in this business!
Hope that helps-don't hesitate to reach out if you need support :)

Steve
01-29-2011, 06:04 AM
I know this is probably better asked in another post, but since we are here...

Something that has always been difficult for me is losing our fun time together.

What is your view on how others experiencing this same problem can make it work?

Paineless Creations
01-29-2011, 07:43 PM
Hi Steve,

For us, it's really been all about communication and flexibility.

I can't hold it in and expect him to know how I feel (even though guys are EXPERTS at reading minds ;) LOL!

Also, since we work together at our other jobs and we run the place, we can be fairly flexible in taking time off; for instance we can close up on a Monday to extend our weekend if we wanted to go camping or something.

All that being said, we will have to make a decision at some point whether to stay with this part time or take the full time leap (for him-I'd stay working).

Thanks for asking-not sure if that was much help!
Virginia

Steve
01-30-2011, 03:35 AM
It is absolutely helpful.

These are topics that many of the members of the forum face on a day to day basis yet they are rarely discussed. So I am glad you brought it to light.

Hedgemaster
02-02-2011, 03:11 PM
My package arrived today! It took me a while to place my order for my prize, but once I did, it arrived in about 2 days.

I picked up one of the 4x10 vehicle window "Brochure Holders". It will compliment the flyer holder and bus card holders from a previous purchase.
The brochure holder is a lot deeper than I had imagined - should be able to hold a LOT of promotional materials.

Thanks again Artie and Steve!

Paineless Creations
02-02-2011, 08:10 PM
My package arrived today! It took me a while to place my order for my prize, but once I did, it arrived in about 2 days.

I picked up one of the 4x10 vehicle window "Brochure Holders". It will compliment the flyer holder and bus card holders from a previous purchase.
The brochure holder is a lot deeper than I had imagined - should be able to hold a LOT of promotional materials.

Thanks again Artie and Steve!

Very cool I ordered the flyer holder thats hold business cards also, I can hang it on my window as I am mowing a customers lawn and people going by can just grab a flyer... SO COOL!!

joel_grassman
02-02-2011, 09:37 PM
truck i bought yesterday

Nice looking truck! Is it a Hino? Does it have a dump box? Looks like you prefer not trailering. The dovetail *** end allows you to load equipment onto bed?

arthur712
02-02-2011, 10:22 PM
Very cool I ordered the flyer holder thats hold business cards also, I can hang it on my window as I am mowing a customers lawn and people going by can just grab a flyer... SO COOL!!

Post up some pictures.

Thanks guys and gals!!!

950thomas
02-02-2011, 11:22 PM
It's a Ford I do not trailer I like this setup it works for me