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.

Another One of our Tractors


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-15-2010, 12:09 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default Another One of our Tractors

Had a job to do this morning pulling stumps out, I would generally take the mini excavator and some 2 X 10's to drive on as the customer has a nice lawn, but it is a wet snow. cold rain and the only thing home was a 3520. I have to be honest in that I have very little seat time on this unit, the 2520 is my baby, generally my son likes and runs the 3000 series that we have.

Man the power this thing has and the air ride seat is really nice, I had forgot how much I like this unit, love has faded now that the job is done, back to the 2520 later today

She did a great job pulling the stumps, the hoe on this unit is either super smooth or I have way to much time running excavators and hoes as I was quite surprised.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 35201.jpg (136.5 KB, 19 views)
File Type: jpg 35202.jpg (140.4 KB, 19 views)
File Type: jpg 35203.jpg (137.8 KB, 18 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 04-15-2010, 12:14 PM
XtreemGreen XtreemGreen is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pasco, Fla
Age: 44
Posts: 429
Rep Power: 7
XtreemGreen is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Nice tractor... the white house behind the pictures, you need to mention that they still have there Christmas lights up...
__________________


In Memory of My Dad..1943-2008..Gary "Snuffy" Smith
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-15-2010, 12:24 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by XtreemGreen View Post
Nice tractor... the white house behind the pictures, you need to mention that they still have there Christmas lights up...
If you were here I can take you to a few places that still have a Christmas Tree in the Living Room Window, has to be a fake tree or there would be no green left.....

I don't generally work in this area although it's within reasonable distance, this lady has been hounding me for weeks to cut trees, chip, install a drain and pull stumps so I took it on.

It's an area where you make darn sure everything is locked up as it won't be there when you return and I can't be bothered working in areas like this.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-15-2010, 11:14 PM
kdexpd's Avatar
kdexpd kdexpd is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: N.E. Missouri
Age: 36
Posts: 198
Rep Power: 7
kdexpd is on a distinguished road
Default

Very nice outfit there Andy. You really must like the John Deere's. I would like to have a unit like that one, I bet it really comes in handy!
__________________
Kendrick
Cedar Lawn Care Services, LLC
Kirksville, MO
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-16-2010, 04:40 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kdexpd View Post
Very nice outfit there Andy. You really must like the John Deere's. I would like to have a unit like that one, I bet it really comes in handy!
What I like the most is I never have issues with the tractors, dropped tracks on a couple of the excavators but Deere is always on site within the hour and it has always been my fault for not keeping them clean, when I need something it just happens, they treat me extremely well.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-16-2010, 08:08 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,495
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Andy,

It looks awesome! Is the 3000 series bigger than the 2000?

Are there ever any issues dealing with pulling out stumps? Do you need to be concerned about the roots wrapped around underground pipes or anything like that?
__________________
- 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
  #7  
Old 04-16-2010, 07:23 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Andy,

It looks awesome! Is the 3000 series bigger than the 2000?

Are there ever any issues dealing with pulling out stumps? Do you need to be concerned about the roots wrapped around underground pipes or anything like that?
Yes, the 3520 is the cream of the crop of the 3000 series and almost twice as big as the 2000 series. It's about the biggest we can take on a clients property but the power and features is amazing.

No issues pulling stumps, it all about understanding the tree and the root sustem, this tractor will pull a 24" stump if you know what you are doing, an excavator is faster yet this will do next to no damage.

I ask a lot of questions before we start pulling, I know what to ask and what to stay away from, never had an issue yet.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-17-2010, 12:29 AM
SuperiorPower
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

If I ever get an extra $1,500 ( ) I would like to buy an outfit like that. Seriously, that is a nice outfit. Nice tractor, attachments, and trailer too. I am sure you are very proud of your equipment, as you well should be.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-17-2010, 04:15 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperiorPower View Post
If I ever get an extra $1,500 ( ) I would like to buy an outfit like that. Seriously, that is a nice outfit. Nice tractor, attachments, and trailer too. I am sure you are very proud of your equipment, as you well should be.
These tractors are so much fun, a workhorse is an understatement and I never have problems with them. I wish I could say that about these new Bearcat chippers, when they work they are amazing but man they are really putting my patience to the challenge, one has 41 hours and has been in the shop 9 times, Kubota diesel engines, last week was the fuel pump, the other has close to 250 hours and has been in 6 times.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-17-2010, 07:34 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,495
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
they are really putting my patience to the challenge, one has 41 hours and has been in the shop 9 times,
Andy,

It does make me wonder if those engines are just poorly designed or something.
__________________
- 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
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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
Yesterday 06:40 PM
by GreenWorx
17 556
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
Yesterday 06:38 PM
by mattthelawnguy
5 130
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
Yesterday 06:08 PM
by GreenWorx
15 2,732
Assessing the Market
NJDB60
Yesterday 03:25 PM
Yesterday 06:00 PM
by GreenWorx
1 47
NewVenture
NJDB60
Yesterday 03:38 PM
Yesterday 03:38 PM
by NJDB60
0 38
Watch out for this -...
rootytalbot
07-22-2015 02:13 PM
Yesterday 11:36 AM
by Steve
4 149
Need your help, Gopher...
Chilehead
07-23-2015 07:02 PM
Yesterday 11:28 AM
by Steve
11 204
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
Yesterday 11:27 AM
by googus
8 401
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Yesterday 11:22 AM
by Steve
94 10,203
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-25-2015 07:50 AM
by Chilehead
12 2,230
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
07-22-2015 07:31 PM
by Chilehead
14 2,295
Learning as I grow -...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
07-18-2015 07:46 AM
07-21-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
3 148
Large dirt mound removal
purdue1973
07-09-2015 07:45 PM
07-20-2015 12:55 PM
by Steve
6 248
Hey everyone
Fantasy landscaping
07-09-2015 06:53 AM
07-09-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 167
Quickbooks Online
jscarolina
07-08-2015 07:54 AM
07-08-2015 12:55 PM
by Nate10928
1 177
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
07-07-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
16 2,558
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
07-07-2015 02:54 PM
by GreenWorx
13 3,497
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
07-07-2015 01:00 PM
by problem solver
9 2,307
Hi everyone
Mattw
07-06-2015 05:59 PM
07-07-2015 10:18 AM
by Steve
1 195
4th of July parade...
Steve
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
0 140
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
07-02-2015 12:40 PM
07-06-2015 10:30 AM
by Steve
4 309
another newish job for me
holymoly
06-07-2015 08:34 AM
07-03-2015 02:06 PM
by American L&T
9 2,315
Before & After tree...
COREtreeservice
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
by COREtreeservice
0 235
Ready to learn and get...
Koley Lawn & Landscape
06-28-2015 05:16 AM
07-01-2015 11:26 AM
by Steve
8 2,083
Three Stripe Land Care...
hammr04
06-30-2015 07:19 PM
07-01-2015 11:24 AM
by Steve
1 208
Country Life Lawn Care
darleneh
06-29-2015 11:24 AM
06-30-2015 01:25 PM
by Steve
3 1,916
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-29-2015 09:23 PM
by Chilehead
6 2,086
» Popular Tags
accounting apartment bid apartment complex apartment lawn care estimate applying bark blowout bob villa bush collections contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration design door hangers edging employee problems equipment rental facebook flyers free advertising free lawn care google hardscapes hiring how to hydro increase customers invoicing jobs landscape services landscaping landscaping training lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn mowing marketing more customers business mr dave new business ordinance past due patio install per hour charge per hour service plowing pricing quickbooks online scag secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shreaded small engine repair snow plowing solo solo backpack sprayer sq ft square foot swzt tree tree pics up sell employee walk behind web design website website design winterization wood
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:47 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:47 AM.

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