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Forum: General Talk 07-22-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By jrayb39667
I use to do on call service. I started my...

I use to do on call service. I started my business this way. After my 2nd year I had everyone on a schedule. I will not even entertain an on call yard. If you have a schedule then you can plan your...
Forum: General Talk 07-22-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,404
Posted By jrayb39667
I had a customer with a pit and 2 rot's. the pit...

I had a customer with a pit and 2 rot's. the pit would back up and charge like it was trying to break the cable. I asked her to please take all the dogs inside when I was coming to mow. She never...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 07-22-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,927
Posted By jrayb39667
Use smaller tubing. probably 1-1/2" for the...

Use smaller tubing. probably 1-1/2" for the outside frame and 1" for the middle supports. that would probably cut the weight of each ramp by 50 lbs. I don't see me ever going back to a trailer set up.
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 07-21-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,927
Posted By jrayb39667
The hinges are fabbed from 3/16"steel held...

The hinges are fabbed from 3/16"steel held together by shoulder bolts with nylock nuts. It is an old penske truck. I bought it for a steal of a deal from a guy that had it for a couple of yrs. The...
Forum: General Talk 05-13-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,732
Posted By jrayb39667
This is the one i'm looking into buying....

This is the one i'm looking into buying. http://www.turfcodirect.com/store/Aerators/TurnAer-XT5-P5958C16.aspx
Forum: General Talk 04-23-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By jrayb39667
I would buy a trailer before anything. You can...

I would buy a trailer before anything. You can have all the chain saws, and hedge clippers you want. If you have no way to haul the trimmings off then you have accomplished nothing!!
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-11-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,133
Posted By jrayb39667
in this industry there are no "standards". We are...

in this industry there are no "standards". We are from all over the U.S. and every town in every state is different. You need to know what your operating costs are and what profit you need to make to...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-21-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,294
Posted By jrayb39667
Put a small drain / cut off milk jug or something...

Put a small drain / cut off milk jug or something that will hold 3 qts of oil. remove the guard from the filter. Find a long thick shafted screw driver. For the filter on the left side drive the...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 03-08-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,927
Posted By jrayb39667
There is a really bad pinch point where the gates...

There is a really bad pinch point where the gates come together when opening. If you open the gate correctly there is no way to get pinched. It is gas shock assisted (1,400 lbs) it's not bad at all...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 03-06-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,927
Posted By jrayb39667
new to me box truck

I recently upgraded from an enclosed trailer to a box truck. i have attached some pictures of a guy that i work with that built the bi fold ramps. I installed the racks for my equipment tonight. now...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-25-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,370
Posted By jrayb39667
Sorry to hear that you had to go through all...

Sorry to hear that you had to go through all that. Didn't you guys just buy a new house last year?
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-24-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,305
Posted By jrayb39667
Use the search feature. The general consensus is...

Use the search feature. The general consensus is to run far and fast away from REO.
Forum: General Talk 12-18-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,051
Posted By jrayb39667
November was slow for me. I just started getting...

November was slow for me. I just started getting leaf job calls a couple weeks ago. The rain made me run late on a few leaf jobs. I have been extremely as of late. I see it starting to wind down very...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 12-13-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,376
Posted By jrayb39667
I agree with everything these guys are saying....

I agree with everything these guys are saying. Buy the biggest baddest blower out there. I have only used Stihl Magnum BR 600's. I am happy with them. I had a small back pack blower when I started...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 10-30-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,325
Posted By jrayb39667
Yes, show us pictures please.

Yes, show us pictures please.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 10-16-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,199
Posted By jrayb39667
ran into a hole just the right size?

ran into a hole just the right size?
Forum: General Talk 09-29-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,753
Posted By jrayb39667
Greg's business model is severely flawed. Fuel...

Greg's business model is severely flawed. Fuel for the 10 properties he serviced... $40, Payment for 3 "crew members" $200,total payment received...$250.. and he wonders why he's so sad and...
Forum: General Talk 09-27-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,753
Posted By jrayb39667
I agree with bruces. Why not just be a one man...

I agree with bruces. Why not just be a one man crew? That way you don't have to worry about making sure all of these guys on your "crews" are doing a good job. Weren't you trying to rid yourself of...
Forum: General Talk 09-15-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,826
Posted By jrayb39667
Life can be stressful at times, I get that. You...

Life can be stressful at times, I get that. You are a kid still in high school?!?! If you are stressed out now then you are in for a treat when you get to adulthood!! You don't have the normal stuff...
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 09-11-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 26,945
Posted By jrayb39667
Does it require 10 characters to bump on this...

Does it require 10 characters to bump on this forum? I just can't let it die!!
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 08-17-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,225
Posted By jrayb39667
Yes it would!!! Even though I disagree with 99%...

Yes it would!!! Even though I disagree with 99% of what Greg says I like having him around. Maybe... Just maybe what ppl say to him will start to sink in one day. he's just a typical "I know...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 08-16-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,225
Posted By jrayb39667
Steve, I am unable to see a like button at the...

Steve, I am unable to see a like button at the bottom of individual posts. there is a Facebook Page like. I have never seen a like button at the bottom of individual posts. If you do make this...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 08-14-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,134
Posted By jrayb39667
Yes, very clever indeed!!

Yes, very clever indeed!!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-14-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,519
Posted By jrayb39667
I live about 150 Miles from Morgan City as the...

I live about 150 Miles from Morgan City as the crow flies. I Live in south MS. The hog hunting is good everywhere around the south lol. They're a big nuisance around here.
Forum: General Business Discussions 08-14-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,659
Posted By jrayb39667
I had a customer that had 3 dogs. A pit (which...

I had a customer that had 3 dogs. A pit (which charged me and as I was backing up I fell down and it got my pants leg) She had them tied out on the cheap red wal-mart cables. I cut her yard twice...
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