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Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 11-26-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,445
Posted By elbow300
Admittedly, I have not run all the equipment out...

Admittedly, I have not run all the equipment out there. With that said, I think most of the big manufacturers out there are turning out fine equipment. One may have controls or option you prefer...
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-26-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,003
Posted By elbow300
I have thought about dump trailers, but went with...

I have thought about dump trailers, but went with adding a dump hoist to a flat bed we were already using. The cost was about the same, but the truck has proven very versatile. It is really handy...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 11-26-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,367
Posted By elbow300
I use an ag supply place to dump. They charge me...

I use an ag supply place to dump. They charge me $30.00 for my 22 yard truck, compost or grind what I take them, and then sell it back to me at $15.30 per yard as mulch or landscape mix. I need to...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 11-25-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,864
Posted By elbow300
I have thought about a system like this many...

I have thought about a system like this many times. I think you might be onto something! My only sticking point is the amount of water and propane the truck would have to carry to incinerate the...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 11-25-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,864
Posted By elbow300
We also use a 16 hp loader with a 10" vac hose. ...

We also use a 16 hp loader with a 10" vac hose. I think that as the blades wear on the impeller, the reduction ratio goes down accordingly. I have a spare impeller for the Lesco unit we run, and...
Forum: General Talk 11-25-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,324
Posted By elbow300
profit margin

I try to keep my expenses (labor, fuel, materials, repairs, etc) to between 50 and 55% of my overall intake. After that, I try to reinvest 25 - 30% back into the business. Whatever is left is...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 11-25-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,062
Posted By elbow300
If I understand the original post, the dealer is...

If I understand the original post, the dealer is charging more for the unit than the manufacturer advertises the full retail price? If that is so, the dealer is most likely hoping to catch people...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 11-25-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,725
Posted By elbow300
I think cold calling can be a great resource, but...

I think cold calling can be a great resource, but you must have time to do it right. You need to get in touch with the person that makes the decisions, and set an appointment. Nothing worse during...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-25-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,441
Posted By elbow300
My Mistakes

As for the name, I believe I would opt for something a little more broad than a company with "lawn service" in the title. That way, if your business grows in the years to come, and your services...
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