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  • Grass up to my... ummm... butt.

    Seriously. The grass was up to my A$$!!!

    I got an estimate request via email, from an out of town potential client - "If it's $60 or less, go ahead and cut it. If more than $60 send me a quote."

    $60???

    Are these people on CRACK?
    The front was only about 15'x20', but the back was the width of the house and about 60'-70' long.

    $60???

    Did I mention that there are STUMPS hidden somewhere in the tall grass? At least she warned me about them. I spoke to a neighbor while there to look at the place... "Watch out for the stumps if you cut that", he said. "You'll bend a shaft for sure!"

    $60???

    And poop. Lots and lots of dog POOP. From a BIG dog!

    $60???




    Methinks not.

  • #2
    When you quote it, send a picture or 2 with the quote. They might just not be aware of how bad it is?
    Evansville Lawn Mowing
    Newburgh Lawn Care

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    • #3
      go hack it down to a managable level with a sharp sythe ,then cut it .

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      • #4
        When you quote it, send a picture or 2 with the quote. They might just not be aware of how bad it is?
        She knows. She was "home" a week ago. It's surely grown some since, but she knows...

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        • #5
          go hack it down to a managable level with a sharp sythe ,then cut it .
          Honestly. It's not going to be worth my time/effort/risk to equipment even if I charged her $100. (IF she was willing to pay that)



          A sythe? I didn't think anyone knew what one of those were any more. LOL

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          • #6
            I have one at my camp ,we use it to clear the old farmers field behind my place ,and you can clear a lot of area in a big hurry ,2 foot blade,swinging through a 180* arc cuts a lot in a hurry .I bought mine in the early 90's ,its a high teck one with an aluminum handle l.o.l. ,think it was about $30.00 at a farm store ,but you can find old ones around easy enough too because people are too lazy to use them [or,they just bought a damned tractor ]

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            • #7
              The guns and roses song comes to mind...

              Welcome to the jungle!!!!!!

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              • #8
                LOL!!!


                What would be better in a forest, a scythe or a machete??


                I notice that the blades on most machetes wobble a lot, never used a scythe on anything lol...

                It's a good tool to scrape the underside of your mower!

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                • #9
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx_PDiEjW_E

                  check out this sythe vs string trimmer .

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                  • #10
                    LOL!!!


                    What would be better in a forest, a scythe or a machete??


                    I notice that the blades on most machetes wobble a lot, never used a scythe on anything lol...

                    It's a good tool to scrape the underside of your mower!
                    Cleaning under your mower? Perhaps you are thinking of a sickle?


                    I used a machete last year to hack down a patch of Japanese Knotweed.
                    Big fun.





                    Maybe I should have taken this job. I had to take a cat to the ER today. $170 worth of "walk through the door, give him fluids, and anti-nausea medicine."

                    Ugh.

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                    • #11
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx_PDiEjW_E

                      check out this sythe vs string trimmer .

                      That video made me really angry lol.

                      I wanted to shout at it all the way through.

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                      • #12
                        I'd love to see some pictures from this job site.
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                        • #13
                          I usually take a lot of pics, but when I decided "screw this", I only took two shots of the stuff up front to show my wife. I should have had the guy I was talking to stand in it to show scale, but trust me, that stuff is up to my a$$...

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                          • #14
                            WOW, you are certainly putting your mower through the paces!
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