Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

New Helper, New attachment


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-17-2009, 08:43 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 9
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default New Helper, New attachment

Finished pictures will be tomrrow...

Sometimes bylaws are a PITA what they changed, in HRM the new one is precast culvert ends, the inquiries over the past few days have been over the top. Man are these things heavy 1,950. Pounds each, they are not positioned properly on the trailer, should have been over the wheels more but I had drain tile on for another site.

This is my new helper, clients son who we do a lot of work for, she owns the largest demolition company in Halifax and we have become close friends, the culvert ends were for her place, they are installed but it included a drain and the slinger was three hours late so the next pics are our new Hydraulic Auger.
This unit based on my research is the Audi of augers, we do a tremendous amount of post holes and the tractor attachments are a joke for our soils, this puppy will do the job and do it well, we have over 200 holes to do, frost will have no bearing on the power I have with this.

Sorry the pics are dark, my helper and I didnít finish until very late and it was 9:00 before we could get to Deere to get the setup, then we went for wings and a beer....Tuesday night is wing night at our favourite place.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Auger1.jpg (86.3 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg Auger2.jpg (55.2 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg Auger3.jpg (91.7 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg Culvert1.jpg (101.9 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg Culvert2.jpg (113.2 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg newhelper.jpg (96.9 KB, 11 views)
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 11-18-2009, 04:16 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,386
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I bet that auger attachment is going to be awesome! Your new helper looks like he is having a blast with you there.

I'd love to see how those culvert ends are used. When are they needed? Is this for drainage that goes across a driveway entrance?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-18-2009, 09:28 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 9
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Day 2 and the helper shows up when he get off the bus, give him a peoper hat, Deere in my case.... Client gave me about six grand of free brick she had installed three years ago, decided she didn't like the color......I have the ideal plan for my place but will have lots left, we hauled 9,000 pounds of solid brick today and she paid us to haul it away
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Boxblade1.jpg (163.2 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg Boxblade2.jpg (165.7 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg boxbladestart.jpg (166.8 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg Brady1.jpg (143.6 KB, 10 views)
File Type: jpg drivewaygettingthere.jpg (106.3 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg Driveway-start.jpg (127.9 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg Freebrick.jpg (93.8 KB, 6 views)
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-19-2009, 09:37 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,386
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That's fantastic! Getting a free hat as a kid would have made my year!
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-19-2009, 07:13 PM
lawncrafter56 lawncrafter56 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ia.
Posts: 159
Rep Power: 6
lawncrafter56 is on a distinguished road
Default

Andy, Your truck looks great! Is that a Ford Ranger/ automatic? 4 wheel drive? Do you have electric trailer breaks? Can you haul the smaller excavators? How does it work out for you?
I have a v-6 2 wheel Ranger that has plenty of pulling power for trailer & load. That is all i have ever owned and they take a bunch of what some would call abuse.
With the proper maintenance I have yet to burn a trans.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-19-2009, 07:57 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 9
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lawncrafter56 View Post
Andy, Your truck looks great! Is that a Ford Ranger/ automatic? 4 wheel drive? Do you have electric trailer breaks? Can you haul the smaller excavators? How does it work out for you?
I have a v-6 2 wheel Ranger that has plenty of pulling power for trailer & load. That is all i have ever owned and they take a bunch of what some would call abuse.
With the proper maintenance I have yet to burn a trans.
This is the truck I use, we have three;

This is a Ford Ranger, 5 speed standard with the trailer package, it has the Tambor weight system, weight and sway control bars, it can pull an easy 6,000 pounds and I am not kidding, Ford says its not possible but I have stopped with the 17D and proved it.

I will not pull a trailer that does not have brakes.

It works excellent 9 out of 10, it likes the fuel but I charge for float(transportation) so it's a wash.

It has their biggest V6, I forget the actual size and here in Canada it's metric anyhow.

This one is four wheel drive with 10 ply sidewall tires, you can be in the business I am with anything less than 6 ply, the LT rated tired will get you into a heap of issues with sway.

I would not do this very often, I have pulled the 27D excavator, loaded with the weight of the trailer we are talking close to 9,000 pounds, it struggled but it was a short run, I have bigger trucks but this was a rush job so I thought I would try it and honestly once rolling it was no different than anything I pull.

The issue with the ranger is not power, they have a very poor leaf springs, I take all my trucks to a speciality shop and they beef up the leaf's, other than than you are good to go
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mower deck trimmer attachment cutritelawncareinc Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 7 07-14-2008 03:27 PM
New creative lawn mower attachment Steve Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 8 04-26-2008 10:33 PM
1st helper expectations Larry's Lawns Starting a lawn care business. 25 02-12-2008 11:41 PM
Has anyone ever owned one of those JRCO attachment coi Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 2 01-04-2008 10:20 PM
Cash payment to a helper Miguel Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 1 07-15-2006 09:15 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Today 10:11 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
117 8,024
This sucks...
Matther777
Yesterday 04:56 PM
Today 09:44 PM
by Chaz
4 136
Scag turf tiger hydrolic...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-04-2014 10:55 PM
Today 05:59 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
11 778
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
Today 03:29 PM
by acrajchel
6 946
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
Today 11:49 AM
by Steve
23 1,304
Looking for feed back on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-17-2014 08:38 AM
Today 08:17 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 279
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
Yesterday 06:32 PM
by Northwoods Outdoors
58 6,706
Hello from upstate NY!
A&MLawn&Snow
Yesterday 11:19 AM
Yesterday 04:10 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 132
Price to apply fertilizer
SS.Lawncare
09-15-2014 11:10 AM
Yesterday 01:16 PM
by Steve
9 384
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
09-01-2014 10:17 AM
09-17-2014 09:57 PM
by curts lawn care
4 879
new to the forum
SGlawncare
09-16-2014 11:20 PM
09-17-2014 08:29 PM
by curts lawn care
3 211
Help With Snow Blowing...
Robertf31
09-13-2014 10:55 PM
09-17-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
11 570
Non-Stop Summer?
SouthallMowing
09-14-2014 10:51 PM
09-17-2014 10:48 AM
by stevef1201
6 364
Tribulations of working...
stevef1201
09-13-2014 08:37 AM
09-16-2014 10:43 PM
by SGL1
6 394
Poll - net income
Dan5082
11-15-2010 08:08 PM
09-16-2014 04:44 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 3,166
Getting lowballed!
PineHillLawn
06-27-2012 07:23 AM
09-16-2014 01:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
24 4,831
Compare this summer to...
Steve
09-03-2014 12:52 PM
09-16-2014 11:20 AM
by Hanks Lawn Care Services
15 1,055
thinking about throwing...
veteranslawncaresystems
09-09-2014 10:31 PM
09-15-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
12 753
Hello
Robertf31
09-12-2014 10:34 PM
09-15-2014 03:17 PM
by Steve
2 354
Newbie......Again
Jibber
09-13-2014 12:17 PM
09-15-2014 02:54 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 394
Replacing a Shindi T-27
Dan Tanner
09-13-2014 12:59 PM
09-15-2014 02:31 PM
by Steve
1 363
need help with starter...
GoGreenerKS
09-12-2014 04:23 PM
09-15-2014 02:25 PM
by Steve
3 368
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
09-15-2014 02:16 PM
by Steve
12 1,066
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
09-15-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 838
Employee uniforms
Gerardo_Landscape
01-21-2014 11:11 PM
09-15-2014 02:12 PM
by Steve
5 969
Greetings from the north
Northwoods Outdoors
09-13-2014 08:55 AM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Steve
1 335
darleneh
darleneh
09-15-2014 12:33 PM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 235
My 1st bid
WesleySnips
06-11-2014 03:13 PM
09-15-2014 02:05 PM
by Steve
29 1,753
New Aerator
Chaz
09-09-2014 11:43 PM
09-15-2014 01:50 PM
by Steve
9 585
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
09-15-2014 01:23 PM
by stevef1201
8 1,229
getting ready to start
calebmoss
05-23-2011 09:35 PM
09-11-2014 12:21 PM
by Steve
34 11,244
Stihl pull cord replace
SGL1
09-03-2014 09:22 PM
09-10-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
9 759
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
09-10-2014 12:16 PM
by Steve
18 1,493
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
09-09-2014 08:05 PM
by Landscaper1165
4 983
New truck and trailer...
Johnny Rocket
05-14-2012 03:41 PM
09-09-2014 07:23 PM
by Matther777
18 6,576
What gets you bad press?
Steve
09-09-2014 11:48 AM
09-09-2014 07:21 PM
by Matther777
2 462
Signs on your snow plow?
Steve
01-15-2007 01:07 AM
09-09-2014 11:42 AM
by Steve
19 6,209
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
09-08-2014 08:08 PM
by avetslawncare
12 1,280
New to the business
flamingyouth87
09-05-2014 11:52 AM
09-08-2014 11:55 AM
by Steve
3 670
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
09-08-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
7 957
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 08:36 AM
09-07-2014 07:35 AM
by avetslawncare
24 7,748
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
09-06-2014 02:09 PM
by Bradcook21
8 1,046
billing matters
sbuchanan8154
09-05-2014 09:56 AM
09-05-2014 03:00 PM
by Steve
3 650
Thoughts
googus
09-05-2014 07:28 AM
09-05-2014 02:23 PM
by Steve
2 597
Backflow Tester
flowcheckllc.2014
09-03-2014 04:37 PM
09-05-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 691
Collections & collection...
jscarolina
09-03-2014 04:39 PM
09-04-2014 03:14 PM
by Steve
2 702
Sod
RosalesLawnCare
08-27-2014 03:47 PM
09-04-2014 02:42 PM
by RosalesLawnCare
4 956
Lawn needs top soil What...
jymie
08-26-2014 11:01 AM
09-03-2014 12:07 PM
by Steve
7 1,027
Hello! New here and...
CaliforniaFriendly
08-29-2014 11:30 AM
09-03-2014 11:15 AM
by Steve
4 940
New to the industry-...
Lsmain
08-31-2014 10:53 AM
09-02-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
1 854
» Popular Tags
4wd apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate butterfly gardens care charge christmas deliquentaccounts estimate exmark fall ferris financing foreman four wheel drive franchise gopherhaul grass gravely hills holiday how much to charge introduction kansas city labor cost landscape services late lawn lawn care busines plan lawn care business lawn care business book lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website leaf cleanup lesco lighting managing a lawn care business marketing mechanic monthly mowing mulch price new buisness new business new mower outdoor environments podcast property management company push versus ride reo scag scripts search engine optimization season seo snow plowing starting a business starting a lawn care business steve stihl theft tips toro tractor auger trailer mate pro walker wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:35 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:35 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy