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Old 09-07-2010, 03:48 AM
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you mean like the 3000 series Deere?
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you mean like the 3000 series Deere?
Landscape work, box boade, landscape rake, loader work it's tough to beat a 2520 or 2720 due to their size, wod woods type work, heavy landscape (meaning a lot of fill and top soil 12 loads plus) it's hard to beat the 3320, 3520 or 3720.

I find not only myself but site I drive by, a skid steer job is never done and requires a fair bit of manual labor, I do not experience this using a CUT.

The CUTS will run wood shippers and shredders also, it's a lot cheaper getting started then you can get stand alones.

You can run mowers on the CUTS up to 8 feet, bush hogs, sickle bars etc for clearing, grader blades and a host of earth moving equipment not available for a skid, you can add a backhoe that comes off very easy also.
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I dont know Andy, i can find used bobcats for around 2500 - 10,000

where as one of these CUT are 15k without the first attachment..

Thats too much money for me right now i think.

Im only looking to spend about 10k or less, on my next equipment.
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I dont know Andy, i can find used bobcats for around 2500 - 10,000

where as one of these CUT are 15k without the first attachment..

Thats too much money for me right now i think.

Im only looking to spend about 10k or less, on my next equipment.
That would be an issue, I don't think you can get into a CUT for ten grand....but like anything, start with what you can afford and build from there
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That would be an issue, I don't think you can get into a CUT for ten grand....but like anything, start with what you can afford and build from there
Even though, its either i find a good deal for cash, or do a down payment with payments, and i really dont want to do that.

I think i will keep trying to just make profit off buying low and selling high with anything i can. I try to buy only what i can use tho if i have to hold it for a while.
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When you have situations where you get a lot of jobs quickly and all the customers want their tree jobs done now, whats the best way to go about dealing with that?

Do you ever split the crews up to the point where its just one person on the job site, with a chain saw, cutting things up. Then later you would show up with your trimmer? Or what is the best way to utilize your resources when they are needed all at once?
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When you have situations where you get a lot of jobs quickly and all the customers want their tree jobs done now, whats the best way to go about dealing with that?

Do you ever split the crews up to the point where its just one person on the job site, with a chain saw, cutting things up. Then later you would show up with your trimmer? Or what is the best way to utilize your resources when they are needed all at once?
It's tough, I remind people there are trunk slammer showing up every storm and some of them can do the work just make sure they are insured, if something happens and they are not, it's your insurance, most people do not realize this.

Next the competition is as swamped as we are so where are they going to go? They can't rent commercial chippers, no one in the city will rent a commercial chipper unless you are a commercial, registered company, it's been that way for about 6 years.

There is, at the moment, only one experienced person on each crew which is all you need really, there are a few of us, when we have a chainsaw in hand, we can keep three people busy.

Now the upsell, I have three wood splitters, I am getting $35 an hour to put a person on site splitting their wood for firewood, what a friggin easy sell, no one else does it and people rave about it, we will even stack it for $25. an hour, I hired a group of people with no experience, wood splitting, hauling brush from the saw operator and chipping require next to no experience.

To prepare for this, I trained my non University staff on chainsaw operation and they worked with me for at least a week before I let them loose, this was to prepare for the storms we get this time of the year and it's working, we have 9 crews out there cutting, two crews chipping, six staff splitting and piling, we are booked solid for 5 weeks at the moment, two jobs will take over 20 days, people have the money and want not only trees down but they want us to silviculture their lot.

I bought two more Stihl FS550K's this morning, these are insane brush clearing saws, 56.5 CC, they stop at nothing, we have brush saws but needed more, what I do is use florscent paint and mark all brush/trees to be cut with the client, staff go in and take care of the rest.
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I forgot to ask you also, do you have a climber or do you climb?
Check your website bud as it's not loading, only the directory is showing
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Check your website bud as it's not loading, only the directory is showing
This happened b4, now if i can remember what to do to correct it..

Oh ill just call Customer Support

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I got it figuered out, i accidently made some changes to search engine keywords the other day, however i changed them on my old site and republished it over my new site. The two were clashing.

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