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 > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery

Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery Post your lawn care and landscaping pictures. Also show off your stuff: Lawn care trucks, trailers, equipment, mowers, signs, marketing material, shops, lawns, toys, projects etc....

Best office or shop contest 2010


Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery

Post your lawn care and landscaping pictures. Also show off your stuff: Lawn care trucks, trailers, equipment, mowers, signs, marketing material, shops, lawns, toys, projects etc....
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 12-31-2010, 05:38 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 Growing Green View Post
How do you like the Stihl Kombi system? I was thinking of getting one of those and slowly adding the attachments. Do you feel as that is a good way to start for a newbie?

Matt
The Kombi is an amazing all in one tool and IMHO an excellent investment starting out or even for an established company, ours see hundreds of hours of use, especially the poll pruner attachment, no issues.
__________________
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


  #12  
Old 12-31-2010, 12:22 PM
Paineless Creations's Avatar
Paineless Creations Paineless Creations is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: West Richland, WA
Posts: 205
Rep Power: 6
Paineless Creations is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by Growing Green View Post
How do you like the Stihl Kombi system? I was thinking of getting one of those and slowly adding the attachments. Do you feel as that is a good way to start for a newbie?

Matt
I really enjoy it. I think it is the best tool I have. I bought one attachment at a time so now I have a pretty good set up. Yes-best desicion I made in starting out. I did upgrade the head to a bigger motor as I originally had the KM 56 RC-E. I upgraded to the KM 130 R which was probably a bit of over kill. The one below that one is the 110 or 90. Those will probaly do just fine.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-31-2010, 01:06 PM
Growing Green Growing Green is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 323
Rep Power: 0
Growing Green is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paineless Creations View Post
I really enjoy it. I think it is the best tool I have. I bought one attachment at a time so now I have a pretty good set up. Yes-best desicion I made in starting out. I did upgrade the head to a bigger motor as I originally had the KM 56 RC-E. I upgraded to the KM 130 R which was probably a bit of over kill. The one below that one is the 110 or 90. Those will probaly do just fine.
So glad to know that! I really appreciate yours and Andy's feedback as I really don't know much about the equipment. I have a Stihl trimmer and blower at this time and love it, but it is old and will need replacing soon. I bought it off Craigslist. I really like the Stihl brand and I have a dealer close to my house. I go there everyonce in a while and dream of running those machines. They also have Cub zero-turns and walk behinds. Is that a good mower brand?

If I'm running the Kombi all day on small to mid-size yards do you think that the 110 or 90 will suffice?

Matt
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-31-2010, 02:10 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 Growing Green View Post
So glad to know that! I really appreciate yours and Andy's feedback as I really don't know much about the equipment. I have a Stihl trimmer and blower at this time and love it, but it is old and will need replacing soon. I bought it off Craigslist. I really like the Stihl brand and I have a dealer close to my house. I go there everyonce in a while and dream of running those machines. They also have Cub zero-turns and walk behinds. Is that a good mower brand?

If I'm running the Kombi all day on small to mid-size yards do you think that the 110 or 90 will suffice?

Matt
I have one 110 and two 130's, only because we use the chain saw attachment and the driveway sweeper and want the extra power, the guys run these sometimes 7 to 10 hours a day, I have seen two of them (who hole our record) go through 11 tanks of fuel, the 110 gets just as much use as the others.

I may have gone for a 90 however Stihl has these specials all the time, buy a 130 for the price of a 90 (the one 130 almost sounds like a chain saw) same with blowers, they had the 600's on for the price of the 500's so I bought three.

Anyhow, it will take you years to wear a 90 out.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-31-2010, 02:27 PM
Growing Green Growing Green is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 323
Rep Power: 0
Growing Green is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by picframer View Post
I have one 110 and two 130's, only because we use the chain saw attachment and the driveway sweeper and want the extra power, the guys run these sometimes 7 to 10 hours a day, I have seen two of them (who hole our record) go through 11 tanks of fuel, the 110 gets just as much use as the others.

I may have gone for a 90 however Stihl has these specials all the time, buy a 130 for the price of a 90 (the one 130 almost sounds like a chain saw) same with blowers, they had the 600's on for the price of the 500's so I bought three.

Anyhow, it will take you years to wear a 90 out.
I don't understand the power sweeper attachment on the Kombie. Why is such a high powered sweeper needed? Can't you just blow the stuff off with the blower instead of sweeping driveway?

Do you use the blower attachment on the Kombie or do you just buy those seperate? Like you said you bought 3 600's.

Sorry for all the questions. You are saving me a ton of time and money by answering these. Again, I really appreciate it.

Matt
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-01-2011, 06:26 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 Growing Green View Post
I don't understand the power sweeper attachment on the Kombie. Why is such a high powered sweeper needed? Can't you just blow the stuff off with the blower instead of sweeping driveway?

Do you use the blower attachment on the Kombie or do you just buy those seperate? Like you said you bought 3 600's.

Sorry for all the questions. You are saving me a ton of time and money by answering these. Again, I really appreciate it.

Matt
Sorry, I should have explained. We do a lot of landscaping, we will blow as much top soil/ turf dressing/multch etc as possible however there is still quite a bit that needs to be swept then sometimes pressure washed.

I do not have the blower attachment, we use our blowers so much for so many jobs we have dedicated back pack units.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-01-2011, 10:20 AM
Paineless Creations's Avatar
Paineless Creations Paineless Creations is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: West Richland, WA
Posts: 205
Rep Power: 6
Paineless Creations is on a distinguished road
Default

I did not buy the blower attachment either.

I have

Trimmer straight shaft
Edger curved shaft/ Should of bought the straight shaft
Hedge trimmer
Pole chainsaw trimmer
Pole ext.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-01-2011, 10:41 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 Paineless Creations View Post
I did not buy the blower attachment either.

I have

Trimmer straight shaft
Edger curved shaft/ Should of bought the straight shaft
Hedge trimmer
Pole chainsaw trimmer
Pole ext.
One attachment that also receives a tremendous amount of use that came to me in the shop, is the edger, we use it for cutting sod when installing drainage systems and when laying new sod, works great
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-01-2011, 01:49 PM
Growing Green Growing Green is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 323
Rep Power: 0
Growing Green is on a distinguished road
Default

I'm jealous of the both of you. Can't wait to get the Kombie along with all the attachments. WOOHOOO! Going to be a good day when I get those!

Matt
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-01-2011, 02:13 PM
Growing Green Growing Green is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 323
Rep Power: 0
Growing Green is on a distinguished road
Default

That same dealer that has all the Stihl products also has a ton of Cub Cadet Commercial mowers (walk-behinds, zero-turns, etc...). Is that a good brand or is Toro better?

Thanks,
Matt
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
Office 2010 swstout General Talk 3 12-22-2009 05:16 AM
Best Office - Shop Steve General Business Discussions 56 12-24-2007 10:54 AM
Vote For Best Office / Shop Steve General Business Discussions 4 12-13-2004 10:01 AM
Best Shop / Office Winners Steve General Business Discussions 3 12-13-2004 09:47 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 11:45 AM
Today 02:02 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
36 8,985
More Rain or Less?
Steve
05-20-2015 12:06 PM
Today 01:48 PM
by Matther777
7 126
Irrigation
pboy8634
02-21-2010 12:46 PM
Today 11:39 AM
by Just for Cuts
24 8,347
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 11:54 AM
Yesterday 11:23 PM
by biglee
13 302
Peace garden ideas
SGL1
05-13-2015 03:15 PM
Yesterday 07:51 PM
by avetslawncare
16 440
Equipment dealers
mattthelawnguy
Yesterday 04:33 PM
Yesterday 04:33 PM
by mattthelawnguy
0 37
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
Yesterday 03:07 PM
Yesterday 03:07 PM
by Just for Cuts
0 54
problems with a customer
LawnCareMan280
05-19-2015 06:28 PM
Yesterday 02:58 PM
by Just for Cuts
4 132
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
05-20-2015 09:18 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
84 6,698
Total yard rehab
SGL1
04-23-2015 03:59 PM
05-19-2015 08:22 PM
by SGL1
15 757
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
05-19-2015 04:12 PM
by NinaMarie86
1,223 388,879
New Lawn Service
carmelitaslawnservice
05-19-2015 10:02 AM
05-19-2015 02:51 PM
by Steve
1 82
Landscaper Jailed After...
SGL1
05-18-2015 08:15 AM
05-19-2015 02:37 PM
by Steve
5 173
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
05-19-2015 02:29 PM
by Steve
38 1,935
feeling like im being...
Bradcook21
05-17-2015 07:33 AM
05-19-2015 02:11 PM
by Steve
6 189
good news yesterday
Bradcook21
05-17-2015 07:08 AM
05-19-2015 06:16 AM
by Bradcook21
3 122
ignition coil
jasonw
05-12-2015 05:31 PM
05-18-2015 12:07 PM
by Steve
3 244
Anyone need help? I have...
biglee
05-06-2015 12:22 PM
05-18-2015 12:06 PM
by Steve
13 636
Big (to me) mulch job
tl757
04-23-2015 05:32 PM
05-15-2015 08:46 PM
by biglee
22 1,441
big dog mowers?
Bradcook21
05-13-2015 04:03 PM
05-14-2015 10:55 AM
by Steve
4 271
Small HOA Bid
lxarth
05-06-2015 10:37 PM
05-13-2015 11:55 AM
by Steve
9 479
New company in Michigan
SEM
04-24-2015 09:27 PM
05-13-2015 11:51 AM
by Steve
11 610
Fired for refusing to...
Mr. Mow
05-09-2015 06:15 AM
05-12-2015 01:36 PM
by Steve
6 477
What a JERK!
Chilehead
05-06-2015 08:13 AM
05-12-2015 01:14 PM
by Steve
9 549
I have ZERO confidence...
Just for Cuts
05-01-2015 04:24 PM
05-12-2015 03:53 AM
by jrs.landscaping
31 1,021
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
05-11-2015 01:15 PM
by Steve
6 992
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
05-10-2015 07:50 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 1,021
Bought my first STIHL...
Mr. Mow
05-09-2015 06:29 AM
05-10-2015 08:36 AM
by Mr. Mow
9 390
advice wanted please and...
CHenricks
05-07-2015 08:40 PM
05-08-2015 04:20 PM
by CHenricks
7 405
Hello
SallyBorowicz
05-06-2015 11:14 AM
05-08-2015 02:21 PM
by Steve
3 324
Mower Advice
tl757
05-06-2015 02:31 PM
05-08-2015 01:45 PM
by Steve
6 442
Home today...Still...
biglee
05-06-2015 11:59 AM
05-07-2015 12:06 PM
by biglee
2 322
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
05-07-2015 11:17 AM
by Steve
79 3,872
color fliers?
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:32 PM
05-07-2015 10:57 AM
by Steve
16 999
Looking good
mrsmichigan
05-06-2015 09:47 AM
05-07-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
1 278
What are your biggest...
Steve
05-05-2015 01:24 PM
05-07-2015 10:52 AM
by Steve
2 317
is craiglist good to...
JBENI
04-16-2015 11:11 AM
05-06-2015 07:15 PM
by TheYardGuy
12 1,067
Go daddy web site and...
jcurr33
05-04-2015 06:00 PM
05-05-2015 11:57 AM
by Steve
2 352
How busy are you now?
Steve
05-04-2015 01:10 PM
05-05-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
4 387
mowfinder
scaypa
04-27-2015 05:44 PM
05-04-2015 01:14 PM
by Steve
1 417
Latest video, Facebook...
Sprinkler Buddy
05-01-2015 06:54 AM
05-04-2015 01:09 PM
by Steve
3 382
weed
avetslawncare
04-16-2015 07:56 PM
05-01-2015 11:38 AM
by Steve
8 798
so i need somehelp with...
dalvan0
04-28-2015 07:43 PM
04-30-2015 10:55 PM
by avetslawncare
3 686
Anyone have a Lawn Care...
nishirandall
04-28-2015 08:45 PM
04-30-2015 12:00 AM
by Steve
1 458
mowing pic
joshlawncare
04-25-2015 12:34 PM
04-29-2015 10:55 PM
by Steve
5 559
Help with a truck
bdodson89
04-27-2015 08:15 PM
04-29-2015 10:47 PM
by Steve
4 455
Ford F250 Wheel loaders...
jrs.landscaping
04-28-2015 05:34 AM
04-29-2015 07:47 AM
by jrs.landscaping
2 419
Correct me if I'm wrong...
SGL1
04-26-2015 02:41 PM
04-28-2015 06:57 AM
by SGL1
12 577
equipment marketplace?
jrs.landscaping
04-27-2015 04:49 PM
04-27-2015 06:09 PM
by jrs.landscaping
2 393
Buying contracts /...
greenscaper123
04-26-2015 04:46 PM
04-27-2015 05:59 PM
by Steve
2 463
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping aerocore apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades blowout bob villa collections commercial contract help curb appeal services demonstration design edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental facebook ferris flyers foreman grass growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills hiring husqvarna hydraulic john deere quik trac landscape landscape services lawn aeration lawn care lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave mulch ordinance past due patio install per hour charge pricing profit on employee pto push versus ride running a business scag v-ride scripts secrets to landscaping seo shell small engine repair square foot steep lawns sulky swzt toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape up sell employee web design website won't return www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:15 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:15 PM.

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