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.

Gator followed me home....


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-12-2010, 07:39 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 Gator followed me home....

I have seen these units as I help the local dealer at the home shows, looked at them and they serve a purpose.

My JD rep showed up on a job site I was at today, not very good timing as I had buried the 27D excavator on the beach when I slipped off my path I made, first time I have ever been stuck, right to the doors.

Anyhow we had a walk around of the project I am doing and what we are up to, he suggested a Gator would be easier for the staff and offered to have one delivered for us to try, I laughed and said every time we try something we buy it so no we are doing fine.

After I picked up another excavator I have close to the site to get mine out I was thinking about our conversation, then I had a call from another crew that they had pulled the cord out of a trimmer.

So I pick the trimmer up and head to Deere, fixed on the spot in 15 min or less, my contact was there and I started looking at the Gator and thinking how much time it would save, anyhow I said load it on the trailer and send me the bill, it does have to go back as it had a snow plow attached which I don't want and it needs a winch.

I built high side boards for it tonight, it's too dark to take pictures, I would prefer a diesel but JD is changing the production line and I can't wait until August.

I put a couple of hours on it tonight, the HPAP tires will be installed tomorrow morning at 7 on route to it's first job.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg gator-001.jpg (136.4 KB, 34 views)
File Type: jpg gator-003.jpg (132.0 KB, 31 views)
File Type: jpg gator-004.jpg (128.7 KB, 26 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 05-12-2010, 10:19 PM
JP Landscaping JP Landscaping is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 213
Rep Power: 5
JP Landscaping is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Nice new toy.... how do you plan on using it? what kinds of jobs?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-13-2010, 04:31 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 JP Landscaping View Post
Nice new toy.... how do you plan on using it? what kinds of jobs?
It's going to this 13 acre tree job we are doing to carry wood out of the woods, the tractors are too big with the loaders, the ATV's and trailers are hard to get around. We will also use it to carry sod on other jobs and the stone for retaining walls. I am taking it to a few small turf dressing jobs next week, easier than a wheel barrow and cheaper to pull than a tractor with a loader.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-13-2010, 10:58 AM
turfmaster's Avatar
turfmaster turfmaster is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Midwest
Posts: 366
Rep Power: 6
turfmaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Nice machine. I have been thinking of a UTV for some time now. A lot of different uses for it. What it set you back about $15,000 ?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-13-2010, 03:12 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,822
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

LOL when I read this topic, I was thinking to myself, how the heck did an alligator get all the way up there? HAHAHAH Now I know
__________________
- 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
  #6  
Old 05-13-2010, 06:02 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 turfmaster View Post
Nice machine. I have been thinking of a UTV for some time now. A lot of different uses for it. What it set you back about $15,000 ?
This machine is new however it's a Limited Edition and has been on the floor for I believe he said 16 months, Deere is redesigning the Gators and shut production down a few weeks ago and told dealers to get rid of stock by August. This one sat for so long because of the cost and it is loaded, anyhow they gave it to me at cost, $11,000, it was on the floor for $16,800. It worked great today, I really wish it was a diesel however but you can't get them, I would have to travel to Quebec, there are two dealers there with new Diesels, anyhow it will be fine and the staff loved it and were carrying all kinds of stuff in it today.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-14-2010, 09:50 AM
turfmaster's Avatar
turfmaster turfmaster is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Midwest
Posts: 366
Rep Power: 6
turfmaster is on a distinguished road
Default

I would have to say you got a great deal!
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
Gator Blades VS. Mulching Blades Fresh Cut General Talk 21 03-23-2012 12:55 AM
Customer not home ? cleancutlawncare5382 Starting a lawn care business. 18 05-03-2010 05:57 PM
Why we use Gator Blades picframer General Talk 29 04-16-2010 08:11 PM
Home prices? Steve General Talk 0 01-19-2008 09:47 PM
Kids don't try this at home! Steve General Talk 5 01-17-2008 05:33 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
New to group
ron@alpine
Today 08:45 AM
Today 08:45 AM
by ron@alpine
0 9
New to the forum
LCRobert
Yesterday 10:21 PM
Today 08:11 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 37
How many contracts...
5StarLawnscaping
01-12-2015 03:51 PM
Today 07:55 AM
by ringahding1
9 460
Looking for advice on...
berryjam
01-21-2015 07:37 PM
Today 07:49 AM
by ringahding1
10 276
does this sound good or...
Bradcook21
01-22-2015 09:24 AM
Today 07:42 AM
by ringahding1
9 253
please Help with none...
Lawnboyman1170
01-09-2015 09:46 AM
Today 07:35 AM
by ringahding1
9 484
second year advise
cmdlawncare
01-23-2015 06:22 PM
Today 07:31 AM
by ringahding1
6 195
Bidding to get other work
Rodriguez11
07-21-2011 11:52 PM
Today 07:16 AM
by ringahding1
27 9,299
TaskEasy & Plowz & Mowz...
jrwalker333
01-25-2015 01:02 PM
Today 07:06 AM
by ringahding1
4 101
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
Yesterday 06:05 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
41 15,872
What happened to Better...
Steve
01-27-2014 04:07 PM
Yesterday 02:06 PM
by Chilehead
18 3,029
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 11:41 AM
01-25-2015 09:34 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 500
need advise
rawssrob
02-23-2010 02:45 PM
01-23-2015 06:40 PM
by cmdlawncare
7 2,530
New to forum
ROB N
01-23-2015 08:35 AM
01-23-2015 01:53 PM
by Steve
1 102
Extending the life of...
rmccutchan
01-17-2015 12:37 AM
01-23-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
8 329
osceola lawn service
jasa@wildblue.net
01-22-2015 03:23 PM
01-23-2015 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 123
Tax Question
Wolf4dk
01-20-2015 01:11 AM
01-22-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
4 237
Billy Goat Vac
Mr. Mow
01-19-2015 07:42 AM
01-22-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
6 234
"Part Timers", "Low...
doug1980
06-10-2009 12:55 PM
01-22-2015 02:09 PM
by biglee
39 10,129
Property Pricing
GVL
01-19-2015 02:46 PM
01-21-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
5 280
Landscapers Source For...
breadcrumb
01-16-2015 02:44 PM
01-21-2015 05:55 AM
by breadcrumb
14 441
Hoa advice
Bradcook21
01-16-2015 09:36 PM
01-20-2015 04:30 PM
by Steve
4 265
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 07:51 PM
01-20-2015 10:16 AM
by biglee
16 613
How to beat the pre pay...
stansg1fresh
01-13-2015 04:33 PM
01-19-2015 03:38 PM
by ringahding1
3 339
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
01-19-2015 01:37 PM
by Steve
12 1,120
Hi from Illinois
burtle
01-02-2015 09:46 PM
01-19-2015 01:22 PM
by Steve
3 509
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
01-19-2015 01:20 PM
by Steve
14 1,441
Lost my @#$ blower
stevef1201
01-11-2015 08:31 AM
01-17-2015 02:21 PM
by lxarth
2 367
Another Illinoisan.....
barhopper
01-11-2015 05:38 PM
01-16-2015 04:29 PM
by Steve
10 424
marketing with pizza...
apmAkron
01-15-2015 09:57 AM
01-15-2015 06:29 PM
by Steve
4 257
CRM and Quickbooks?
5StarLawnscaping
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
by 5StarLawnscaping
0 181
New Member, Indiana Iraq...
Timbo
07-14-2011 09:44 AM
01-14-2015 06:14 PM
by Steve
10 3,786
check this box truck out!
BLAZIER-1991
01-07-2015 07:40 PM
01-13-2015 03:06 PM
by biglee
8 625
My community only ad...
googus
01-12-2015 09:55 AM
01-13-2015 02:44 PM
by Steve
5 315
12 Years in Business!
Chilehead
10-23-2014 09:07 AM
01-13-2015 09:37 AM
by Chilehead
18 1,797
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
01-12-2015 06:32 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
30 1,549
tips on creating a...
BLAZIER-1991
01-08-2015 07:22 PM
01-12-2015 06:19 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
4 458
During Your Down Time
achri12
12-24-2014 03:03 PM
01-12-2015 03:54 PM
by Steve
10 1,089
Leaf cleanup
Bradcook21
01-09-2015 02:21 PM
01-12-2015 12:22 PM
by Jamesw86
4 429
Has Anyone Used Plowz ?
dpld
01-08-2014 12:14 PM
01-11-2015 02:17 PM
by burtle
20 3,360
What to pay help
Bradcook21
01-07-2015 01:32 PM
01-08-2015 07:01 PM
by Steve
1 463
Need a trailer
googus
01-07-2015 09:40 AM
01-08-2015 10:24 AM
by Upscale2
7 575
Do you guys charge buy...
burtle
01-02-2015 09:58 PM
01-07-2015 08:37 PM
by Shark1611
14 933
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 07:05 PM
01-07-2015 07:05 PM
by greyhound
18 2,168
Need advice please
CHenricks
01-06-2015 01:17 AM
01-07-2015 03:34 PM
by Steve
4 542
Mowing 2 acres
Bradcook21
01-05-2015 03:13 PM
01-07-2015 03:32 PM
by Steve
9 676
Ideas on a large bid
Knaubone
12-21-2014 11:57 AM
01-06-2015 03:55 PM
by Steve
5 989
Trailer with 4ft sides...
mayala030292
01-02-2015 09:01 PM
01-06-2015 03:33 PM
by Steve
5 626
A tip to get good...
biglee
01-04-2015 12:07 AM
01-06-2015 03:30 PM
by Steve
4 608
Work Shoes!
rsanchez1203
02-19-2013 12:07 PM
01-05-2015 09:18 PM
by Havanese2
13 7,454
» Popular Tags
4wd aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter bush commercial deliquentaccounts demonstration ditches door hangers employee problems ferris first truck foreman georgia google gopherhaul grass how to hydraulic introduction jobs john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo managing a lawn care business marketing mulch patio install per hour service podcast pricing pto reo savannah scag v-ride search engine optimization seo shell shreaded snow plowing sq ft starting a lawn care business steep lawns steve sulky theft toro toro grand stand tractor auger trailer trailer mate pro up sell employee walk behind wood wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:05 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:05 AM.

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