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Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 08-26-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,846
Posted By mhatkins
Question 30 amp fuses keep blowing

The fuses keep blowing when I try to start my Ariens ezr1742. I can't find and shorts. Any ideas as to why they keep blowing out? Could it be the ignition switch or solenoid?
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-11-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,416
Posted By mhatkins
I bought it used off craigslist. I can push on...

I bought it used off craigslist. I can push on the handles and the blades will keep going. It only has a side discharge. Not exactly sure of the model. It the 33" Timesaver wb mower.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-10-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,468
Posted By mhatkins
33" Cub Cadet

I have one. Been using it for the past few months, and it works great. The only issue I have with it right now, is that it had recently developed a problem with the blades disengaging in medium...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-10-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,416
Posted By mhatkins
Question C Cadet blades disengage

My 33" walk behind has developed a problem of the blades disengaging in medium grass. I bought the unit used a few months ago. It's a 2009 year model, but didn't come with the owners manual. Having a...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 06-20-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,463
Posted By mhatkins
Smile New Seasonal Contract

Haven't been on here in a lil bit. We just got this new contract for seaonal service about a month ago, at $165.00 per month to mow, trim weeds and edge. We did the mulch job for $290.00 for 6 yards...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 05-16-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,930
Posted By mhatkins
New web site up!

I just got my web site up! Tell me what ya'll think! :D edwardhunteryardworks.com
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 04-24-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,720
Posted By mhatkins
Thumbs down Got boned out of a job

I was called to make a bid on a job this week. Went to the location and checked it out. They wanted us to do leaf clean up(4 5x8 trailer loads of leaves minimum), limb and debris clean up on a .25...
Forum: General Talk 04-24-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,538
Posted By mhatkins
Ah, yes, young Padawan. Some poeple just can...

Ah, yes, young Padawan. Some poeple just can never be satisfied, no matter what you do to try to satisfy them. Sometimes you just have to placate the customer. If the helper is doing a good job on...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-27-2010, 11:46 PM
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Views: 333,848
Posted By mhatkins
By the way, Z-Master, you have pics? If so,...

By the way, Z-Master, you have pics? If so, please share! I'd love to see what you have!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-27-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1,187
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Views: 333,848
Posted By mhatkins
Thumbs up Way to go Z-Master! It's good to see some of the...

Way to go Z-Master! It's good to see some of the younger generation willing to go out and EARN an honest buck! Keep up the good work! Show your salt! Good luck in your ventures!:)
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-27-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,095
Posted By mhatkins
We are about tit-for-tat. He's better at giving...

We are about tit-for-tat. He's better at giving estimates than I am. But, I am a little better at the books. Yet, since I have 12 years of customer service and handling compliments and complaints,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-27-2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,095
Posted By mhatkins
Smile We'll work together on most jobs. One cut, the...

We'll work together on most jobs. One cut, the other trim etc and vice-versa on the next job.We set up our schedule so that we are always in the same neighborhood. When working with family, you just...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-25-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,095
Posted By mhatkins
Cool Edward Hunter Yardworks

Hi all. I've been on here for a couple of weeks, but never really introduced myself. My brother and I are getting ready to open up. We have been tossing around different ideas for our business name...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 03-25-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,013
Posted By mhatkins
We were thinking of raising the sides, then...

We were thinking of raising the sides, then decided against it.
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 03-25-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,013
Posted By mhatkins
Talking 2 recent buys

Here's the equipment loaded up. Ready to go!;)
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 03-25-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,013
Posted By mhatkins
Thumbs up New aquisitions!

Here are the mower and trailer I got the other day.The mower is a 2009 33' Cub. Perfect! The trailer is an '08, with trimmer racks for 3 trimmers and a backpack blower rack.;)
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 03-23-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,204
Posted By mhatkins
Did you forget to add the attachment? Nothing...

Did you forget to add the attachment? Nothing there to see.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-23-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,976
Posted By mhatkins
Smile Slip Plate

I heard about this stuff. Does anyone use it? Is it really worth the $57+ for 6 12oz cans? I can't find it at any local shops around here. Only their web site. I also heard a few people say they have...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 03-23-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,013
Posted By mhatkins
Thumbs up 2 MORE pieces of equipment!

I just bought 2 more pieces! WOOT!!!:D I just bought a 33" Cub Cadet walk-behind and an open bed 5x8 trailer for $1500 off craigslist! Going to pick them up this afternoon in Newport News, VA. When I...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 03-12-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,013
Posted By mhatkins
2 recent buys

Both the trailer and the mower were a "luck of the draw" happenings. I wanted an enclosed trailer to protect from the weather and theft. Plus, it's a nice place to put your advertisement! I wasn't...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 03-12-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,013
Posted By mhatkins
Thumbs up 2 recent buys

hey guys! here are 2 pics of recent buys I got off of craigslist. @ weeks ago I got the 5x8 trailer for $900, and yesterday, I bought this 2001 Ariens EZR 1742 for $500. Im looking at a 48" Giantmow...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-11-2010, 06:15 PM
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Posted By mhatkins
Thumbs up Hey everyone!

Hey Steve. Sorry it took so long to respond back. I've been busy checking out mowers. My brother and I had a small lawn care biz back in 2004. Our equipment and trailer was stolen and never...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-04-2010, 03:14 PM
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Sticky: Say Hello !!!
Views: 333,848
Posted By mhatkins
Cool Hey everyone!

Hey all! I just joined a little bit ago. My brother and I are getting ready to start our business. We just bought a 5x8 enclosed trailer a couple of days ago. We lucked up on that deal at $900! We...
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