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  • #76
    Tip #666

    Picking up one piece of paper is easier then picking up 1000 tiny pieces of paper. So get off the mower and do it.


    ... Or you can keep going over it until it disappears... LOL

    I hate when there's paper on lawns, I have this one corner house that's a target for litter.

    I'll move obvious crap, but sometimes I just can't be bothered to get up every damn second. If only there was an easier way hahahahahahahaha

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    • #77
      I hit up the Goodwill store for work pants. If they have my size I get them. $3 for jeans on half-off day.
      Same here....I have a few top of the line brands for absolutely nothing. Goodwill and Salvation Army are good for work benches and other modification items.

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      • #78
        If you want a happy life marry an ugly wife.

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        • #79
          Lol, yeah i got a church that I do that has the same problem. It's in the ghetto and there's always a ton of litter cause it's on a busy street and people just don't give a f***. I find more baggies there then any other job. haha. When i get there i walk around and pick all that **** up first or i have my guy pick it up if he's with me that day.

          Tip #666 extension 4%2&>0*

          Picking up branches before mowing over them is key to having a good blade life. I know it's a commerical mower and it will chop that stuff right up but you'll pay for it in the end.

          On the other end of things rocks, boulders, and small animals are o.k. they do not harm the blade. Insted they add much excitement to everyday work.
          (obviously kidding about that)

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          • #80
            Lol, yeah i got a church that I do that has the same problem. It's in the ghetto and there's always a ton of litter cause it's on a busy street and people just don't give a f***. I find more baggies there then any other job. haha. When i get there i walk around and pick all that **** up first or i have my guy pick it up if he's with me that day.

            Tip #666 extension 4%2&>0*

            Picking up branches before mowing over them is key to having a good blade life. I know it's a commerical mower and it will chop that stuff right up but you'll pay for it in the end.

            On the other end of things rocks, boulders, and small animals are o.k. they do not harm the blade. Insted they add much excitement to everyday work.
            (obviously kidding about that)
            lol. A few weeks ago some baby bunnys forgot to duck their little heads. I still brought them home to my 6 year old, but some how it just wasn't the same as when I bring home the little guys with their heads still on. Hahahaha.

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            • #81
              I like to go to the pet store, just to bring home some animals to mow over.

              You're right, it is very exciting!


              meow meow meow

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              • #82
                Killer lol
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                • #83
                  PROBLEM: I hate when my fingers get cold. Cold and wet is even worse.

                  I always have several pair of gloves in the truck just in case, but I hate putting cold gloves on cold hands - what's the use?

                  SOLUTION!

                  I have a portable refrigerator that is primarily designed for vehicular use. I picked it up years ago to keep at my desk to keep my soft drinks handy when I was working my indoor job.
                  It also has a "WARM" setting, so I dug it out of the basement and plugged it into the outlet in my truck...

                  TA-DA!!! WARM GLOVES!!!




                  I must have that. Tell me all there is to know about this.

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                  • #84
                    Tip#2140

                    If you ever get discouraged, and feel that the quality of your work could be better, slow down and take your time - don't think about how many clients left you have to do for the day, or how behind you are.

                    Always remind yourself,
                    "I am right for taking my time, I'd be wrong for being anxious".

                    It's not necessarily about taking your time in order to provide proper quality, it's all about keeping your sanity, and keeping yourself from being overly anxious.

                    Make some adjustments if you find yourself stressing out, let the forum know about what's stressing you out, and we'll help!

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                    • #85
                      I always tell my guys Quality over quantity. Then I tell them to go faster.

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                      • #86
                        Tip #9897

                        Your voicemail should encourage callers to leave their address, along with the service they require.

                        This is so you don't have to call them back and get stuck talking to them for an hour. You can also listen to the way the person speaks, to see if he/she is too much of a prick for you to even bother with. LOL.

                        Any calls that say, "my old grass guy just left me".. well... that doesn't necessarily mean the previous guy was bad, but maybe the customer scared him off.

                        Or maybe, the customer ate him.

                        -

                        I remember a lady calling me just to complain about the grass guy she fired, she got so mad thinking about it, she ended up hanging up on me before leaving me any details of what she wanted.. wtf.. lol

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                        • #87
                          Tip #A45B

                          I'll have to take a pic tomorrow, I didn't think I'd be posting this tonight.

                          It's been HOT here. 105 actual temp today with heat index of 110. Same for tomorrow.
                          Less than 2 inches of rain since June 1st.

                          Keeping cool is a need...so I installed a bicycle water bottle holder onto my mower. The night before I go out to work I fill 4 water bottles halfway with water and freeze them.

                          When i get out to mow a lawn I take the ice bottle top it off with water, place it in the holder and start mowing. The ice melts a bit, but it keeps the water cold throughout instead of having warm water by the time you're finished. I have a 2 gallon water jug filled with water and blocks of ice I freeze in empty butter tubs.

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                          • #88
                            I actually have a bicycle water bottle holder sitting in the garage waiting to be installed on the handle of my push mower.

                            I tried a "clamp-on" type, but it wouldn't stay in place, so I want to screw/bolt it on.

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                            • #89
                              If you react to poison ivy - be prepared!







                              You guys that are immune to the stuff are lucky. I have to say that up until that bad case I had, I had never had poison ivy before. If you knew the hell I went through, you'd understand why I keep a box of supplies on hand. If I even think there was a CHANCE I had come in contact, I wash up as soon as I finish the job. I had a mild case on my legs and forearm last year after hitting some with the trimmer, but I think that by washing often, I prevented a serious case of misery.
                              I often wonder if I'm immune because I have never to my knowledge had a problem with PI. I have skin issues too but that's mainly because I'm an old fart now. But I've never been one with allergies of any sort.

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                              • #90
                                If you want a happy life marry an ugly wife.
                                Beauty is skin deep...but ugly goes to the bone.

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