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Our job today is to remove the fence posts and concrete columns from an old wire fence. The wire mesh itself has been removed already, but extracting the posts is not so easy! They are practically rooted in the ground, with tough concrete bases that keep them secure. But concrete is nothing to our Vermeer mini skid steer! With the machine’s powerful loader arms and grippy grapple attachment, this job should be a breeze. We’ll take care of all your landscaping needs for a reasonable price, so call or text us at 317-784-8760 or shoot us an email at HappyDumpTruck@gmail.com and we’ll give you a free estimate on price.


It’s not a complicated job, but we need to be careful not to mess it up. We are inevitably going to cause some damage to the customer’s lawn simply because we’re ripping concrete installations out of the ground, but we can minimize the damage with careful use of our mini skid steer. We start one the left of the property and make our way right, pulling out the metal posts as we go. We grip them with our grapple just enough to tug them out; not so much that we cause unnecessary displacement of dirt. One by one, we pluck out the old poles with the strong Vermeer.


As we get to the center of the front yard of the property, we approach two concrete columns that were set up as a decorative gate. These stone structures are thick and heavy. We try to pick up one stone column with our mini skid steer, but it’s too heavy and bulky to be hauled in one piece. So we break the column into two smaller chunks and haul each one individually. Rinse and repeat for the other column. But as we deposit the second column into our trailer, the creaking of our trailer tells us that the combined weight of the metal poles and both stone columns is too much for even our heavy-duty service trailer. But no problem! The truck bed of the truck that we use to pull the trailer has lots of space. So that’s where we put the second column. Now we’re almost done.


Last, we head to the far left of the property to take out the remaining poles. This side poses an extra challenge to us, since some of the poles are between tall bushes on both sides, making moving our equipment in the areas more dangerous. But situations like this are where the ‘mini’ of our mini skid steer really shines! A full-size skid steer would have zero chance of getting into the compact space between the bushes, but it’s no problem for our Vermeer mini! Thanks to this we are able to pull out the last fence posts with ease. And that’s it for this job. Don't worry, the fence posts won’t go to waste. We make sure to recycle them to be reused. We’re the number one rated landscaping/demolition company on Google in the greater Indianapolis area, so if you need some fence posts (or a whole fence!) removed, don’t wait to contact us at 317-784-8760 (call or text) or HappyDumpTruck@gmail.com for a free price estimate.



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There’s a lot of brush on this property. The whole front and backyard is covered with overgrown brush, honeysuckle, vines and tree limbs. It’s so thick you can’t see even the house from the sidewalk! We’re going to remove it, and then clear the excess dirt off of the sidewalk and driveway. If you need some brush cutting done, call today at 317-784-8760 or email at HappyDumpTruck@gmail.com.


We start out by mowing down as much brush as we can with our power rake. Since it’s February, we don’t have any leaves to worry about, and the brush goes down easily! Once we’ve gotten all that down, we use our chainsaw to bring down the tall and thin trees that the customer asked us to remove. Once they’ve all fallen, they get ground up by the power rake just like brush, leaving us with a lot of mulch on the ground.


We remove the mulch with our grapple. After that we start grinding out the stumps from the brush. We use a stump grinder attachment for this, since the brush stumps aren’t very large. If we had to remove larger stumps, the stump bucket would be the way to go. But for these small stumps, the grinder is definitely the tool for the job! Once the stumps are all grinded out, we move on to leveling the ground. When the ground is smoothed out, there’s no sign that there was ever any brush here!


To finish off this job, we clear the excess dirt that has settled on the driveway, sidewalk, and curb. Over time dirt has moved onto these spaces, and so we need to get rid of it. We do this by shoveling the dirt off of their edges with our bucket attachment. Even this small change makes the property look a lot better, and combined with the brush removal, it’s totally transformed!


The last thing we do is remove an old piano. The customer wanted us to get rid of it, so we took it off of their hands! That’s it for this job. Another happy customer! Remember to contact us with 317-784-8760 or HappyDumpTruck@gmail.com or learn more at https://www.schottservices.com.




We got a call from a customer who has just recently bought this property. It’s a few houses down from where the customer lives, and has been vacant for a while. Without anyone living here to keep the vegetation under control, nature has completely taken over the backyard! There are weeds and tall grass growing several feet up, bushes that have gotten overgrown and are taking up huge parts of the yard, ivy vines that have covered the ground like a blanket, and lots of junk all over the place. We’ll be pulling weeds, cutting brush, clearing ivy, and removing all the trash to restore this backyard for our customer. Schott Services provides several landscaping and demolition services, especially brush clearing and similar jobs like in this video. If you’re searching for landscaping, look no further! We have 20+ years of experience in the landscaping field and a five star rating on google from over 700 reviewers. Contact Schott Services with HappyDumpTruck@gmail.com or 317-784-8760, and we’ll give you a quick and free price estimate. Save your backyard today!


The first thing we’re tackling is the tall weeds and grass, as well as some junk in the area. You see, this backyard is a complex shape. The garage isn’t connected to the house, but instead is deeper in the property. The area between the house and the garage is where we’re working right now. Later on we’ll move farther back to the garage and take care of the vegetation and junk there, but for now we’re working directly between the house and the garage. We need to get rid of all the tall grass and weeds here, as well as some old wireframe and wooden fencing. We clear it all out with our grapple attachment, which can quickly grab and pull out the weeds and grass. After it’s all pulled out and deposited in our truck for hauling, we grab the fencing. Once we’ve gotten the fencing out, we switch attachments and start leveling the area with our leveler. Actually, there’s still some trash around the edges of the area, so we simply pull that into piles with our leveler and then put the piles into our truck. After that we can really start leveling, and before long this area is as good as new, ready for new grass!



We move on to the next area, which is next to the garage. There are lots of overgrown tree branches here, and we saw them off with a chainsaw. Then we use our grapple to get them in our truck for hauling, nice and easy! We continue to do foliage removal all over the property, and it looks better by the minute!


Something that we found on this property, and find a lot when we’re doing cleanups for yards that are totally overgrown, is pavers buried underneath the ground. These are concrete blocks hidden underneath the dirt from earlier owners. Over time they get covered in leaves and dirt, so eventually people forget about them. We’re always upfront that if we find these in your yard, it’ll increase the price to haul them. This is because these concrete blocks are very heavy, so when you have a whole truckload filled with the blocks it takes a lot of gas to haul them away. So as a disclaimer, the total of the job may increase if we find these heavy concrete blocks on the property.


With that out of the way, let’s keep going on with this job. We remove lots of stuff to clean the yard, including more weeds, rotten wood, stumps, etc. While we’re removing the stumps, our stumps bucket’s connection to our mini skid steer actually snaps because of the high torque being applied to it! But that’s no problem. A quick weld job and the bucket will be good as new! We can do that when we’re done with this job. In the meantime, we still need to remove these stumps, so we use our grapple to dig them out. It’s not ideal, but this just proves how versatile the grapple really is!


Finally we show how the yard looks after we’re finished. If you watch the video you’ll see how different it looks. It was a jungle before, but not anymore. The final step is to put down new grass seed and straw, which our customer does on his own. Once the grass grows in, there will be no sign that this yard ever looked like a jungle. Get in touch at 317-784-8760 or HappyDumpTruck@gmail.com to save your backyard today!


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