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....

New Toro Super Recycler & Stihl Attachment


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 03-27-2011, 10:42 AM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

And in case anyone thought I was joking about waxing the mower...


TA-DA!



Astro Shield! Love the stuff. Too bad they are out of business now.


Theoretically, I should be able to mow faster now, as the waxed deck is more aerodynamic.



Hey, does anyone use any sort of spray for UNDER the deck?
I picked up a can of "MO-DECK" to try since the mower is new, and clean.



Will it actually DO what it says it does?
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 03-27-2011, 08:42 PM
fieroboi's Avatar
fieroboi fieroboi is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Camrose, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 142
Rep Power: 6
fieroboi is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Hey Hedgemaster,

Congrats on the new mower, it looks awesome! I too only run 21" walk behinds as all my yards are too small for anything else. I have looked at the Toro as well and really liked what i saw but I have no local Toro dealer here unless I want to drive 60 miles to get one or for service (not going to happen anytime soon) so I have been using Cub Cadets. I've been really happy with them and the local dealer just can not be beat for service.

I am interested in hearing how you like it as I have heard they are amazing at mulching. Keep us informed.


Lloyd
Blue's YardFX
Camrose, AB
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-03-2011, 07:53 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Used the new mower for the first time today!

First mow job of the season.
Started on the third pull (today was the very first time it was started) and after that, it started on the first pull every time. I also have to say that it's the easiest "pull" of any mower I've owned in the past.

Bags well - fills the bag, unlike my Craftsman which seems to clog before the bag gets full.
After I did that job, I took the bag off and "mulched" my back yard. The grass isn't really high enough yet to tell how well it mulches though.

LOOK! It's DIRTY now! LOL!




No, really... look CLOSER!




See!




Even under HERE!




LOL!


I tried that "washout port". I'm not sure I understand the purpose though.
I thought the thing would "spin", or somehow spray the underside of the entire deck, but it only sprays the front half.
Maybe that's the most critical part to keep clean, as the "kickers" are mounted up there. (They deflect grass back to be chopped up again when mulching)
I ended up just using the hose to spray it all off. It did come clean, which surprised me. It felt like it was "hardened" on there pretty good. Maybe the "MO-DECK" spray actually helped?



So far...

Likes:

Personal Pace - works well. Fast.
Easy to start
Fold up handle locks in place for storage
No primer/throttle
Bag is easy to remove and replace
Relatively quiet


Dislikes:

Too much plastic (that top engine cover is really flimsy)
Have to adjust each wheel height individually (My Craftsman had a 1 point adjustment lever)
Can't "mulch on demand" like the Recycler line - have to insert a "plug" when you remove the bag. One more thing to lose - one more step to take.
No aftermarket chrome wheels available.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-05-2011, 08:18 AM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 4
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgemaster View Post
Hey, does anyone use any sort of spray for UNDER the deck?
I picked up a can of "MO-DECK" to try since the mower is new, and clean.



Will it actually DO what it says it does?
We have tested MODECK and it does not do nearly as good as the can suggests. I have had really good results from Fluid Film though.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-05-2011, 09:30 AM
XtreemGreen XtreemGreen is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pasco, Fla
Age: 43
Posts: 429
Rep Power: 6
XtreemGreen is on a distinguished road
Default

That trimmer attachment you will absolutely LOVE..
__________________


In Memory of My Dad..1943-2008..Gary "Snuffy" Smith
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-05-2011, 11:31 AM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wandfsmall View Post
We have tested MODECK and it does not do nearly as good as the can suggests. I have had really good results from Fluid Film though.

Noted. Thank you for your input!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-05-2011, 11:35 AM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by XtreemGreen View Post
That trimmer attachment you will absolutely LOVE..
I can't wait to try it. I'm interested in knowing what size branches I can cut with it. Looks like it will cut some big stuff.

I have a row of "hedges" (not really sure what they are) 8' tall along the back of my yard. This thing should make maintaining them a breeze.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-10-2011, 11:25 PM
LawnMoore's Avatar
LawnMoore LawnMoore is offline
Mr. Moore
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Suwannee River Florida
Age: 28
Posts: 288
Rep Power: 4
LawnMoore is on a distinguished road
Default

I have the hedger for my 130 kombi, its a breeze, but it will only cut to its capacity, if that makes sense, you cant fit anything larger in it lol..

but mines the biggest power head @ 2.1 hp yours might not cut as well.. Idk
__________________
(352)682-3094 Suwannee River, Florida 32680

Visit my site, http://www.lawnmoore.com, Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-11-2011, 12:39 AM
PhivestarLawnCare's Avatar
PhivestarLawnCare PhivestarLawnCare is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Corvallis Oregon
Posts: 10
Rep Power: 4
PhivestarLawnCare is on a distinguished road
Default

that's a nice mower i would be affraid to get it dirty, joking lol.. and love the hedge trimmer i bet that bad boy is awesome.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 04-11-2011, 04:54 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PhivestarLawnCare View Post
that's a nice mower i would be affraid to get it dirty, joking lol.. and love the hedge trimmer i bet that bad boy is awesome.
Thanks. I mowed my lawn today with it and hosed it all off afterwards.
I think the wax helps.

I may need to build a "cleaning station" for use in my driveway because I don't have a place to just hose it off and leave the chunks of grass lay. Maybe a square section of plywood with a "lip" around the edges, notched to allow the water to drain? It would contain most of the slop that gets rinsed off, then when it dries, I can pick up the grass chunks and toss it in the trash.

I dunno... I've never washed a mower before, but if I'm using it to make money, I need to take care of it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
lawn mower

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
A recycler got his start in landscaping. Steve General Business Discussions 2 06-11-2012 11:50 PM
What is it Worth? Toro Recycler 21" Hedgemaster Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 6 10-10-2010 07:00 PM
A mower attachment for Cheese2009 Steve Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 12 04-02-2010 01:54 PM
New Helper, New attachment picframer General Talk 5 11-19-2009 07:57 PM
Has anyone ever owned one of those JRCO attachment coi Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 2 01-04-2008 10:20 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Customers droping like...
goodtimez
Today 09:53 AM
Today 09:36 PM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
6 107
2.5 acre mowing
xandrew245x
Today 06:55 AM
Today 08:57 PM
by xandrew245x
6 95
new to this forum!
mower13126
Today 07:37 PM
Today 07:37 PM
by mower13126
0 30
Back for this year
xandrew245x
02-21-2014 04:30 PM
Today 05:36 PM
by Steve
13 836
Best Bulk Mulch delivery...
Steven Virgadamo
Today 09:52 AM
Today 05:34 PM
by Steve
2 48
this mower is driving me...
boog
Yesterday 12:07 PM
Today 05:10 PM
by Steve
3 106
Steve Virgadamo,...
Steven Virgadamo
Today 09:49 AM
Today 05:08 PM
by Steve
2 42
Instagram
Gerardo_Landscape
04-16-2014 11:28 AM
Today 04:51 PM
by Steve
3 84
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
Today 04:49 PM
by Steve
11 327
Help with weed liability!
Prolawnofchatt
04-15-2014 09:10 AM
Today 04:47 PM
by Steve
5 175
Looking for advice on a...
Tekeda1
04-13-2014 09:53 AM
Today 04:43 PM
by Steve
16 337
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Today 04:41 PM
by Steve
31 1,033
Nationwide lawn care...
Billy Goat
04-15-2014 05:21 PM
Today 04:39 PM
by Steve
9 190
Truck Signage
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 11:00 PM
Today 04:04 PM
by stevef1201
10 184
leaf removal
tlf59263
04-15-2014 10:00 PM
Today 03:59 PM
by stevef1201
6 161
REO calling
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 05:03 PM
Today 10:06 AM
by kslawn
9 211
Pay per click advertising
roostertail
02-12-2014 07:26 PM
Yesterday 07:11 PM
by yardrate
10 600
Accepting credit cards,...
Darksteel
03-17-2014 08:01 PM
04-16-2014 01:02 PM
by jymie
15 711
Trimec
acrajchel
04-15-2014 08:24 PM
04-16-2014 11:10 AM
by Steve
3 93
Gopher Forum Discount!
BlackRain75
04-12-2014 10:44 PM
04-16-2014 10:50 AM
by Steve
9 261
hello
NFrailey
04-15-2014 01:39 PM
04-16-2014 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 83
Any greenhouse operators...
GoGreenerKS
04-15-2014 11:21 AM
04-16-2014 10:43 AM
by Steve
3 108
Pricing a Mulch Job
dmcalpi
04-07-2014 02:16 PM
04-16-2014 09:40 AM
by jymie
21 593
google earth
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 03:24 PM
04-16-2014 09:36 AM
by jymie
8 221
There has to be an...
CDLAWNCARE
04-14-2014 12:59 PM
04-15-2014 04:06 PM
by Dan Tanner
6 162
First Day Back!
BelleCityLawn1
04-09-2014 09:13 PM
04-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
11 297
Mow America
stevegredler
04-13-2014 01:02 PM
04-14-2014 09:53 PM
by kslawn
5 196
Power Broom
acrajchel
04-14-2014 07:46 AM
04-14-2014 12:47 PM
by CDLAWNCARE
2 98
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
04-14-2014 11:34 AM
by Steve
1,176 285,222
Equipment reviews
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-09-2014 07:17 AM
04-14-2014 11:27 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
13 411
Sulky and Turf Tracer
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:44 PM
04-14-2014 10:51 AM
by Steve
8 318
Aerating Prices?
Dan Tanner
04-08-2014 03:16 PM
04-14-2014 10:31 AM
by Steve
13 414
Estimating help
acrajchel
04-11-2014 06:06 PM
04-14-2014 10:20 AM
by Steve
3 166
Lawn Renovation
stevef1201
04-11-2014 12:00 PM
04-14-2014 10:03 AM
by Steve
5 186
Need help bidding church...
GreenRidge Lawn&Landscape
04-07-2014 08:01 PM
04-14-2014 09:49 AM
by Steve
12 399
Hello all
Griff20114
04-12-2014 05:08 PM
04-14-2014 09:46 AM
by Steve
1 108
Step by Step Spring Lawn...
WarriorLawnscaping
04-10-2014 07:01 AM
04-14-2014 09:43 AM
by Steve
5 231
Jeff Cowden
jcowden
04-11-2014 07:27 PM
04-14-2014 09:39 AM
by Steve
1 104
Exmark Commercial 30...
Dan Tanner
04-11-2014 05:35 AM
04-14-2014 09:37 AM
by Steve
4 186
What Was Your Setup When...
superrman77
02-11-2014 10:53 AM
04-14-2014 08:04 AM
by acrajchel
21 1,582
Small guy time to get a...
googus
04-08-2014 08:16 AM
04-13-2014 07:18 PM
by A. Kulak Landscaping
9 314
Weekly vs. Bi-weekly
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 01:48 PM
04-13-2014 06:03 PM
by kslawn
9 327
Weed ID help
TwinBrosLC
04-12-2014 10:39 AM
04-13-2014 07:40 AM
by stevef1201
4 160
Lexington, KY
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:06 PM
04-11-2014 09:49 PM
by acrajchel
1 133
Food Plot Management
BlackRain75
04-11-2014 10:20 AM
04-11-2014 03:51 PM
by Steve
4 132
Estimating a job
acrajchel
04-08-2014 11:07 AM
04-11-2014 03:32 PM
by Steve
6 287
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
04-11-2014 03:25 PM
by Steve
11 1,004
Hello....
SWFloridaLawns
04-10-2014 06:15 PM
04-11-2014 02:28 PM
by Steve
2 125
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 12:01 AM
04-10-2014 10:33 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
78 25,060
Trading Accounts
goodtimez
04-09-2014 05:42 PM
04-10-2014 01:55 PM
by Steve
2 159
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 advertisement article marketing birdscaping blower care charge christmas light service collections subcontractor customers echo ecosymbiosis exmark fall ferris financing flower bed for sale four wheel drive franchise fs90r gopherhaul gravely gravely 34" zero turn holiday holiday decorating how much to charge invoice labor cost late lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business show lawn clarksville lawn service lawn service clarksville tn leaf cleanup lesco llc marketing monthly mowing mulch mulch price new and restored landscapes new buisness new business oil podcast promotion scag seo snow sole proprietorship starting a business steve stihl subcontractor taxes theft of services tips tree care turfgrass consulting walk behind walker winter yard clarksville zero turn
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:58 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:58 PM.

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