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What we have to work on in the winter

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by bh115577, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. bh115577

    bh115577 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    This is most of our heavy pushers and our small sidewalk fleet.
    Cat 950 18' pusher
    Cat IT38 16' pusher
    JD 410E 12' pusher
    NH W50 12' pusher
    NH W80 12' pusher
    LX 985 72" Hi Flo Blower
    LS 185 12' pusher
    Ventrac 4200 Turbo Diesel Tractors
    52" Snow Blowers
    54" Power Brooms

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  2. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    The loader makes the bobcat look like a toy. That's a nice fleet.

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    STAY OFF THE GRASS.:D Nice fleet, I assume the lot is 20X's the size of the lot in the pic to need that much equipment. With about 15 miles of sidewalk
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2009
  4. icebreaker

    icebreaker Member
    Messages: 83

    Nice equipment, good luck this season.
  5. bh115577

    bh115577 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    We have many lots spread out over the resort and all of our roads to take care of. Not sure how much sidewalk there is but it is a lot. We try for bare pavement and sidewalks to keep the slip and falls down so something is always going on for us.
  6. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    Thats an awesome fleet! How are you involved? Operator? Manager?
  7. bh115577

    bh115577 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    I'm the equipment manager for the resort golf and grounds department. They break it, we fix it. We have 5 golf courses and many acres of grounds here and between myself and my 6 mechanics we are responsible for keeping all the equipment running. We only operate the equipment if somebody doesn't show up.
  8. DellDoug

    DellDoug Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    Nice fleet!!
  9. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer Senior Member
    Messages: 569

    Only if someone doesn't show up...dang, I would want to run that stuff every storm! If I was in your shoes I'm sure I would go to prison for kidnapping. Grab one of the equipment operators while he's walking into work and lock him up. :laughing: "Uh oh, looks like one of the guys didn't show up for work today, I guess I better get plowing!" :laughing:
  10. bh115577

    bh115577 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    Just got the totals from the grounds department. We've got:
    37 acres of lots
    7 miles of roads
    2 miles of sidewalks
  11. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    do you a spiecal rubbers on the greens ?????

    do u use the sand from the traps?? Then in the spring use the sweeper to sweep it back in??

    sorry for being a smart a** ....thats nice looking fleet


  12. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Very nice fleet. Good luck with all you equipment this winter.
  13. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    What Bob Cat? I only see 2 New Holland skid steers.
  14. pushinpaul

    pushinpaul Member
    Messages: 67

    Nice Fleet. I commend companies with large lots (25+ acres) who do their own snow removal and grounds care (this is because we are one too). Are your lots all pretty flat? The widest pusher we use is a 16 footer because we have a lot of drainage "swales". Again - Nice fleet.
  15. bh115577

    bh115577 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    Yes, most of our lots are fairly flat.
  16. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    I can only imagine how busy you are! I spent some time on a private golf course grounds crew. I can honestly say I broke a lot of tools lol
  17. Dan85

    Dan85 Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    Very nice - how do you like the ventracs? We just picked up two 4200's with brushes and blowers - they seem to work fairly well.

    I'm originally from Rome, so I've been there a few times!

    - Dan
  18. BushHogBoy

    BushHogBoy Senior Member
    Messages: 665

    Very nice fleet, I would have a ball playin at your work :)
  19. lawncare18

    lawncare18 Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    What kind of hours do you work during the winter?? Nice fleet!!! Any pics of the trucks?
  20. bh115577

    bh115577 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    The ventracs are the hardest working machines we have. They mow during the growing season and when the snow starts they can run 22 or 23 hours straight. We have 50 full time operators split up on 3 shifts and if the snow falls at the right (or wrong) times those machines will only get turned off to refuel. Not too many problems with them but we stock a lot of parts that get damaged from use.

    We are very busy to say the least. We have a PGA tournament to deal with during the golf season as well as many other smaller tournaments. In the winter we have to keep the snow fleet running and try to get all of the mowers rebuilt and ready for the next year. Never a dull moment.