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The plow is out!!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by mcwlandscaping, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Not really much else to say =] Can't wait to plow but really need two more weeks to finish cleanups. I'm all ready to plow though!

    Few pics are of my leaf cleanup equipment...yea it's a snowplowing site, but, we all love cool equipment!
    Last pic is of my trailers in the little driveway I built at the end of this summer!

    Any questions, feel free to ask =]

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  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Leaf cleanup stuff =]

    Last year we were using my 16 foot landscape trailer with 4 foot high sides on it for leaves...basically we had to tarp everything in by hand and then unload it by hand (took about an hour to unload)! This year things are A LOT more efficient =]

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  3. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    Nice setup there MCW.

    How do you like those new lights over the old plow lights?
     
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    They can be a little bit harder to see around but you get used to them fast but the light output improvement is WELL worth the investment IMO =]

    Thanks for the compliments!!!
     
  5. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    One of the lights on my unimount is somewhat broke so I'm trying to decide if they are worth the $210 from CPW.
     
  6. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    Mike why are you copying me? Ive got the same leaf loader (16hp B&S) and the exact same Downeaster open trailer. is yours a 14 or 16?
     
  7. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    Looks nice as always. I'm assuming the loader is bolted to the bed or at least strapped? Anyways I bet the loader makes fall alot more enjoyable! Btw, what are you running for mowers now besides that exmark?
     
  8. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Close! Mine is the 18hp B&S v-twin =] and my trailer is the 16 footer...i was going to get the 14 footer but when i went to pick it up i found out that the 16 footer was only 200 more...that was kind of a no brainer upgrade =] How do you like your leaf loader? And what trailer do you have? I think downeaster did a really good job on this trailer!!

    Yes the loader is bolted down, with nylon wing nuts so i can take it off relatively easily =] And yes it makes life SO much easier!! As far as mowers, i'm still running the eXmark as the main mower with a lesco walk behind as well. Next year i'll be picking up a stander or ZTR...not sure what i would like to get yet, i really like the idea of the big bagging capacity on the ZTR though! Something to think about this winter!

    Thanks for the compliments guys! I really appreciate it!
     
  9. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Sweet looking truck and plow
     
  10. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    Really nice setup Mike.
     
  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Looks good Mike..

    Seems the truck is holding the plow weight without any trouble now. ;)
     
  12. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    Sure Mike, out-do me. ive got the B&S 16hp Vtwin. and it works great. takes a little while to warm up and run steady on these cold days lol. my downeaster is 14ft, its got the same 7000 GVWR as the 16ft. i dont need the extra 2 feet (yet). i can fit the loader with a harley rake on it no problem. the only difference is mine doesnt have the tube rail, i never liked them much, you cant put a hook around it like you can on angle iron.
     
  13. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Stuff looks great! :waving::drinkup:
     
  14. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    I agree with you on the angle iron rails for securing things....however, i love how with the tube rail on mine downeaster built in a gate lift assist by putting a garage door spring in each tube connected to the gate, i can lift it with one finger! The gate on this is extremely heavy duty as well, which i'm sure you noticed! I'm very happy with this trailer!!

    I hear ya on letting the big leaf loader motors warm up on these cold days! Will make the motor last longer though, so it's definitely worth it!

    B&B...it sits better because of your help!! Thanks a bunch as always!!! =]

    And thank you to all for the continued comments!! I'm working hard to continue growing my business!
     
  15. mike33087

    mike33087 Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    mikey!!!
    looking good.... that driveway looks familiar?
     
  16. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Looks like that plow got some good use last year!
     
  17. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    I want to plow so badly, chance snow is showing up in the forecasts but i need two more weeks to finish cleanups!!! This week is warmer so i'll be able to get a lot more done but still!! Got a lot to do in a very short period of time!
     
  18. SnowPro93

    SnowPro93 Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Lookin good Mike. Looks like the plow really got a workout last year....The new dump trailer looks real good. Well i'm in the same boat as you, it's 6:30 out to door to start a long day of cleanups.
     
  19. Bibbo

    Bibbo Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    hey now those blocks by the the trailer look nice lol... good looking set up buddy, i still think you should get a stander for next year... i cant wait to try the new dump it will be so much easier then those damn tarps