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: 5
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: 44
Posts: 429
Rep Power: 7
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: 29
Posts: 288
Rep Power: 5
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 Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 6 10-10-2010 07:00 PM
A mower attachment for Cheese2009 Steve Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 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 Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 2 01-04-2008 10:20 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Lawn Care business...
crieg122
10-23-2014 01:23 PM
Today 05:54 AM
by ringahding1
16 730
Business Name
sanchez5
10-28-2014 11:55 PM
Today 05:51 AM
by ringahding1
10 283
"Price...
Mr. Mow
Yesterday 03:21 PM
Today 05:48 AM
by ringahding1
3 133
Help a brother...
tbtigers03
09-28-2014 11:41 AM
Today 05:41 AM
by ringahding1
15 1,937
Client won't pay...
WesleySnips
Yesterday 02:53 PM
Yesterday 08:21 PM
by SGlawncare
6 147
Hi Steve From West...
Mr. Mow
10-21-2014 01:59 PM
Yesterday 03:09 PM
by Mr. Mow
4 558
Pavers
crieg122
10-28-2014 02:49 PM
Yesterday 02:09 PM
by Steve
5 242
Difference between lawn...
sanchez5
10-29-2014 04:20 PM
Yesterday 02:08 PM
by Steve
2 177
Gie-review / What's new...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-25-2014 09:19 AM
Yesterday 02:04 PM
by Steve
6 453
My Newest Toy (B.P....
Dan Tanner
10-23-2014 05:50 PM
10-29-2014 12:26 PM
by Steve
6 535
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 09:51 PM
10-28-2014 11:08 PM
by SGlawncare
4 891
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
10-28-2014 02:51 PM
by Steve
1,193 341,093
Business Cards
crieg122
10-25-2014 12:03 PM
10-28-2014 02:37 PM
by crieg122
4 406
So how do you guys...
Mr. Mow
10-26-2014 07:55 AM
10-28-2014 04:56 AM
by Billy Goat
2 347
Pressure Washing Like a...
TNTurf
08-01-2014 11:47 PM
10-27-2014 10:36 PM
by SGlawncare
12 1,262
new to the forum
madmedic8575
10-24-2014 02:52 PM
10-27-2014 12:14 PM
by Steve
1 359
Dealing With Gas Can...
Mr. Mow
10-21-2014 01:41 PM
10-26-2014 10:59 AM
by stevef1201
13 728
Leaf removal
madmedic8575
10-24-2014 04:14 PM
10-26-2014 07:45 AM
by Mr. Mow
5 494
raking leaves ?
robert8509
10-22-2014 09:19 PM
10-25-2014 12:09 PM
by biglee
10 631
Leaf Box & Loader Set...
ringahding1
10-21-2014 06:20 AM
10-25-2014 11:46 AM
by crieg122
6 625
hey everyone
robert8509
10-22-2014 08:16 PM
10-24-2014 11:07 PM
by robert8509
7 528
12 Years in Business!
Chilehead
10-23-2014 08:07 AM
10-23-2014 11:08 PM
by Chilehead
2 446
Cheapskate Landlord...
Mr. Mow
10-20-2014 06:33 AM
10-23-2014 05:55 PM
by biglee
13 780
Hi from SoCal
Jmoney
10-23-2014 11:29 AM
10-23-2014 12:51 PM
by Steve
1 407
Workmans compensation...
CDLAWNCARE
10-15-2014 08:05 AM
10-23-2014 12:33 PM
by Steve
5 878
Pda
stevef1201
10-18-2014 02:05 PM
10-23-2014 06:12 AM
by ringahding1
4 705
Hello, from TEXAS
sanchez5
10-17-2014 09:56 PM
10-22-2014 01:27 PM
by Steve
6 769
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 06:05 PM
10-22-2014 01:23 PM
by Steve
3 735
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
10-22-2014 07:47 AM
by ringahding1
4 1,725
What parts do you carry...
Just for Cuts
10-17-2014 09:08 AM
10-21-2014 01:36 PM
by Mr. Mow
16 1,016
Jungle to Beautiful
stevef1201
10-17-2014 09:54 AM
10-21-2014 01:26 PM
by stevef1201
11 873
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
10-21-2014 01:19 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
158 11,994
Sunny Beach Tennis...
SGL1
10-19-2014 11:24 PM
10-21-2014 01:04 PM
by SGL1
4 603
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
10-20-2014 08:34 PM
by biglee
10 2,203
Look out Bob Villa -...
Mr Dave
09-30-2014 10:06 AM
10-20-2014 05:42 PM
by SGL1
7 1,698
how to fi d commercial...
mchampion319
10-19-2014 09:50 PM
10-20-2014 04:41 PM
by Steve
1 576
Hello From Tennessee
mrmann901
10-17-2014 10:02 PM
10-20-2014 04:24 PM
by Steve
1 642
questions on order to...
jack2048
10-13-2014 11:15 AM
10-20-2014 03:27 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 1,096
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
10-20-2014 02:14 PM
by Steve
14 2,631
Cement mixer
KevinsLawns
10-15-2014 08:03 PM
10-20-2014 02:11 PM
by Steve
7 827
Hello ! New guy Rob here
RWorthley1
10-17-2014 04:05 PM
10-20-2014 02:09 PM
by Steve
1 675
Snow Blowing
gwilson98
10-12-2014 02:21 PM
10-17-2014 02:51 PM
by Steve
6 1,019
Spreading Weeds?
WesleySnips
07-27-2014 09:46 PM
10-17-2014 07:49 AM
by SGL1
6 1,318
Grasswhoopins.com Anyone...
GRASS WHOOPINS
06-21-2011 11:38 PM
10-16-2014 01:30 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
42 9,729
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 10:04 PM
10-15-2014 09:12 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 1,033
Do you find weed eating...
chuck2s
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
by chuck2s
0 756
Incorporating &...
WesleySnips
10-01-2014 09:39 PM
10-15-2014 01:37 PM
by kslawn
20 1,893
Falling into business
stellarmowing
09-28-2014 04:35 PM
10-15-2014 05:57 AM
by ringahding1
8 1,877
Apartment Complex and...
lxarth
06-22-2011 01:10 PM
10-14-2014 06:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
42 10,017
I LOVE hedge trimming
stevef1201
10-13-2014 09:05 AM
10-14-2014 01:06 PM
by Steve
5 891
» Popular Tags
4wd aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying article marketing bid blades bush care charge collections subcontractor decorating deliquentaccounts demonstration ditches employee problems estimate exmark ferris four wheel drive gopherhaul gravely growing a lawn care business honda how much to charge how to installation introduction landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website marketing monthly mulch mulch price new mower ordinance patio install podcast pto redmax reo running a business scag search engine optimization seo snow snow plowing starting a business steep lawns steve stihl theft of services top dresser toro toro grand stand trailer mate pro tree truck new used landscape turfgrass consulting walker won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:59 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:59 AM.

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