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FlyingDutchman

FlyingDutchman

Row Seatin'
Joined
Apr 24, 2009
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Location
Scales Mound, IL
I'm pretty handy so any sort of mechanic work, construction work, fencing, cleaning, moving. Got really screwed doing moving for an estate sale, spent 100 hours cleaning and moving to the auction house anda respectfully sprtoso out family stuff and just got a few things I wanted, zero cash cut and the son took his family on a rediculous vacation with the money and he knew I lost my job.
 
stihlaficionado

stihlaficionado

God of ArboristSite
Joined
Dec 26, 2006
Messages
91,970
Location
urbana, IL
I'm pretty handy so any sort of mechanic work, construction work, fencing, cleaning, moving. Got really screwed doing moving for an estate sale, spent 100 hours cleaning and moving to the auction house anda respectfully sprtoso out family stuff and just got a few things I wanted, zero cash cut and the son took his family on a rediculous vacation with the money and he knew I lost my job.
He'll get what he deserves eventually & then he'll wonder why his "luck" is so chitty!
 
stihlaficionado

stihlaficionado

God of ArboristSite
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Dec 26, 2006
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91,970
Location
urbana, IL
Just looking for “outside the box” ideas. I’m a teacher and skill sets are a mixed bag:

I tutor students and do firewood on the side.
I’ve tried the Lyft/Uber thing but I wasn’t a fan.
Just curious as to what everyone does!
A number of folks in my neck-of-the-woods do painting/drywall work during the summer months.
Can make decent coin if fast & clean, but it depends greatly on your area.
 
Groundman One

Groundman One

Star Gazer
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Aug 14, 2008
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Location
Quebec, Canada
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aokpops

aokpops

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Joined
May 28, 2005
Messages
2,812
Location
ohio
I build houses and my hobby is buying and selling pretty much anything at on site and on line auctions. My wife never knows what I am going to drive in the laneway with. She says I'm more of a hoarder than a seller.
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Nice to see another builder . I never sell my hoarder stuff
 
ChoppyChoppy

ChoppyChoppy

Tree Freak
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Jun 17, 2013
Messages
10,562
Location
AK
Those plows in your last pic, if ti's the same as the one we got at the Ritchie auction... they suck! I can't tell for sure from the pic (only about 1" square!) but it's that color and came in a angle iron frame just like that too.

The quick tach plate is not the right size, won't even fit my Bobcat (which is really odd since Bobcat is the standard for the quick tach!). Fits the newer Case though. All the other attachments we have fit either machine fine.

Even with the trip springs cranked as much as they can go, still trips WAY too easy. Like I can pull on the blade and trip it, so of course it's poo with a 4 ton skid steer pushing!

Used it twice this year and shoved it in teh weeds and back to using the bucket.


I build houses and my hobby is buying and selling pretty much anything at on site and on line auctions. My wife never knows what I am going to drive in the laneway with. She says I'm more of a hoarder than a seller.
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cantoo

cantoo

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North of Goderich, Ontario, Canada
Yup, they are Choppy. You have to drill and bolt them solid to be of any use. I also buy the black ones, same thing only different colour and more money. I buy the chippers, chicken pluckers, sweepers, and snow blowers too. I can get the fabric buildings reasonable some times too. Every single piece goes into my shop for work before we sell them. Hook it to your Bobcat and mark where you need to cut, usually the notch is 1/2" or so too far one way or the other. I sell them reasonable to guys to mount on the front of compact tractors for doing snow on long driveways. They work good for that. I wouldn't suggest using one on a skid steer of any horsepower. Working on a snow blower right now to convert it to mount on the front of a tractor for a customer. Adding an hydraulic rotator and an electric shoot deflector to it. Just assembled and sold this chipper last week. They work fine for small stuff but the Chinese
bearings only last about 30 to 50 hrs max. That's number 7 or 8 of them I think. 20181216_111753.jpg 20181118_133208.jpg
 
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