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Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery Yesterday, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By stevef1201
Is that a self propelled model or the push and...

Is that a self propelled model or the push and grunt type? If is self propelled, you should do great, if push and grunt type the I agree with the other post about hurting at night. I know I sold my...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 09-19-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By stevef1201
Hd my Gravely go down, left hydro quit. The shop...

Hd my Gravely go down, left hydro quit. The shop finally got to it. yadda yadda yadda, the input shaft seal leaks, the output shaft seal leaks, the input shaft is worn, something about a pump kit...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 09-17-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By stevef1201
I was thinking the same thing last year when I...

I was thinking the same thing last year when I bought a 125 lb pull behind spreader to do yards (1 acre and up) takes about 20 minutes to unload, fill spread, and pack up for 1 acre, stopping to...
Forum: General Business Discussions 09-17-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By stevef1201
I run a 55 inch Gravely commercial ZTR, which is...

I run a 55 inch Gravely commercial ZTR, which is great, but real wet grass of that damn14-19 tall stuff kills me. I have to mow slow. and sometimes twice to it down. I Wish I could tell there was a...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 09-16-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,790
Posted By stevef1201
I think you hit the nail with a sledge hammer. If...

I think you hit the nail with a sledge hammer. If you have 1k in the bank and then spend it on junk what do you do when your mower breaks down and the bill is 500.
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 09-16-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By stevef1201
Yes I wear lab goggles. It is getting better...

Yes I wear lab goggles. It is getting better every day but will just take time. I go back in two days for a check up and hopefully get the next one scheduled.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 09-16-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,907
Posted By stevef1201
I don't do tree work but will refer then to a...

I don't do tree work but will refer then to a company I trust. No subs means you don't hire me and never see me again. I work on every job I do, even if I have helpers. I don't understand why anyone...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 09-15-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By stevef1201
Oh by the way my vision is not perfect but its a...

Oh by the way my vision is not perfect but its a lot better now than Friday. I can almost read the little captions on the TV from across the room. Am back to work. Return to the doctor on Thursday...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 09-15-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By stevef1201
All my customers knew 2 to 3 weeks ahead of the...

All my customers knew 2 to 3 weeks ahead of the surgery
he left hydro just quit pulling, I could barley back up. The bad part was I was about 3/4 way through a 1 acre yard.
Its been at the repair...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 09-15-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,907
Posted By stevef1201
My advertising includes LOCALLY OWNED NO...

My advertising includes
LOCALLY OWNED
NO SUBCONTRACTOR CREW
I DO THE WORK
ESTABLISHED 2008
RELIABLE AND AFFORDABLE
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 09-15-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,289
Posted By stevef1201
This is exactly how I got started. Boy did I...

This is exactly how I got started. Boy did I lose my *** the first year. Second year did OK, then things went up from there. I wish I had some help at the beginning, I would not have bought the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-14-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By stevef1201
at least/ most go for around 90/ like I said...

at least/ most go for around 90/ like I said trythe calculator at the top of the page, learn your expenses
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-14-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By stevef1201
personally I get tired of these how do I bid...

personally I get tired of these how do I bid questions. Figure it out, lose money on the first job and learn. Or use the damn estimator at the to the main page
Forum: General Talk 09-14-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By stevef1201
I think that advertising your experience Ie est...

I think that advertising your experience Ie est 1996 or serving locally since 2005 etc as well as insured would help cut these fly by nighters down some. But there are people who only care about...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 09-13-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,907
Posted By stevef1201
I try to leave these types of people with the...

I try to leave these types of people with the thought 'when you become tired of this guy not showing up or doing a piss poor job' call me/
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 09-13-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,907
Posted By stevef1201
Water balloons full of round up, a drive by a...

Water balloons full of round up, a drive by a midnight,,,,,,,, not that I have ever done that but sometimes it really looks like a good thought
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 09-13-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By stevef1201
Tribulations of working for yourself

Thursday I had cataract surgery, so no work for 4 days. But because it was so bad Doc had to really up the power on the laser and I still cannot see. The mower went down on Monday last week, and...
Forum: General Talk 09-13-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By stevef1201
You have to look at ALL the services needed...

You have to look at ALL the services needed outside. During the summer my focus is on mowing. Now here I mow all year, up north you guys stop mowing and start fall work like leaf cleanup, then go...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 09-05-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By stevef1201
No sh1t. A new hydro for mine is 1900 bucks.

No sh1t. A new hydro for mine is 1900 bucks.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 09-05-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By stevef1201
I look around Christmas / new years. People...

I look around Christmas / new years. People gotta pay those bills. You should have a real good idea on your tax return and be able to 'front' the money to buy good used equipment. I bought a 6 K...
Forum: General Talk 09-05-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By stevef1201
I bill all extra work as a separate invoice. ...

I bill all extra work as a separate invoice. With 15 days to pay. However did you tell him ahead of time how much it would cost him and get his ok to do the work? Always put such work in writing...
Forum: General Business Discussions 09-04-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By stevef1201
I will tell just how bad the economy is now. ...

I will tell just how bad the economy is now. Last week, on just my pay per service lawns I deposited more money than I did the entire 3 rd month of my first year
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 09-04-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By stevef1201
http://hubpages.com/hub/Stihl-KM-56-RC-Trimmer-Pul...

http://hubpages.com/hub/Stihl-KM-56-RC-Trimmer-Pull-Cord-Rope-Replacement
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=205884
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/replace-starter-rope-stihl-fs-55-trimm...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-04-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By stevef1201
There are two houses on my street that are being...

There are two houses on my street that are being cut by someone else. They management company pays a whooping 15 dollars a cu, bi weekly. I personally charge 20 per cut weekly for these lots. No I...
Forum: General Business Discussions 09-03-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 756
Posted By stevef1201
uncle vinny seem to collect just fine. although...

uncle vinny seem to collect just fine. although he keeps asking for new crowbars
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