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Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-16-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,017
Posted By shadrach
Demoed a cheetah for 3 days last year. The...

Demoed a cheetah for 3 days last year. The cheetah felt like it had a higher center of gravity than my TT (08). Didn't really notice a difference in the handling on hills or the quality of the cut....
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-15-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,913
Posted By shadrach
A solo guy drawing unemployment would just be...

A solo guy drawing unemployment would just be paying someone else to do your budgeting for you.
Forum: General Talk 10-04-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,176
Posted By shadrach
I agree with cheese & dlpd in sentiment but that...

I agree with cheese & dlpd in sentiment but that doesn't make it good advice . You can't go back after the fact & try to bill them for more for previous months & the $830 is enough to make it worth...
Forum: General Talk 10-04-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,176
Posted By shadrach
What does contract say? (If it is a situation...

What does contract say?
(If it is a situation where you do the same work every week)
If it is just says $8300/month then I would agree with the customer.
If it says "x" visits per year @...
Forum: General Talk 10-02-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,396
Posted By shadrach
As soon as the pavement is dry, we mow.

As soon as the pavement is dry, we mow.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 10-01-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,980
Posted By shadrach
If you installed it in May & he waited until...

If you installed it in May & he waited until September to complain? Would not worry too much about it, You can't make unreasonable people happy, do not waste your time.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 09-18-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,294
Posted By shadrach
Charge for your time. If a customer does not want...

Charge for your time. If a customer does not want to pay you for your time then replace them with another one the first chance you get.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 09-16-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,935
Posted By shadrach
Check fuses.

Check fuses.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 09-16-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,735
Posted By shadrach
Misunderstood that part from the original post.

Misunderstood that part from the original post.
Forum: General Business Discussions 09-16-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,117
Posted By shadrach
" Bid price is for weekly service. Weekly service...

" Bid price is for weekly service. Weekly service includes ....
Other options may be available,"

I don't think I would put the part for the bi-weekly option in a bid - I would rather have weekly...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 09-16-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,735
Posted By shadrach
Some sort of rewording to cover "excessive...

Some sort of rewording to cover "excessive growth" so you are not stuck with the $5. There is no incentive for him to have you fix the bed properly, the $5 a month is cheaper. Bermuda grass is a...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 09-16-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,735
Posted By shadrach
A weed is a plant growing in a place that it is...

A weed is a plant growing in a place that it is not desired. Grass growing into a landscape bed would be considered a weed. You need to make adjustments to your contract to cover this situation, not...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 09-12-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,217
Posted By shadrach
Might be the guys maintaining the property?

Might be the guys maintaining the property?
Forum: General Talk 08-20-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 869
Posted By shadrach
Evansville, IN

Two lawns that need aerated - one is 3.7k, other is 7.7k. 33"-34" gates that I can't get through & not going to mess with renting a smaller aerator . If anybody is Equipped & interested, send me info...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 08-08-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,192
Posted By shadrach
Would not use it for mowing at all. Higher profit...

Would not use it for mowing at all. Higher profit services & targeting higher income zip codes & it works ok, but have to be quick responding to leads. Don't get a lot of business from it but we do...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 08-03-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,592
Posted By shadrach
I would bid it. The guy has done it before &...

I would bid it. The guy has done it before & didn't like it, Just bid it high enough to make it worth doing & see what happens.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 08-01-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,427
Posted By shadrach
That is how I have mine set up & people take...

That is how I have mine set up & people take cards from it.
Forum: General Talk 07-31-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,690
Posted By shadrach
I steer people towards email whenever possible....

I steer people towards email whenever possible. Everything is in writing & easier to control when/how long a conversation lasts. It is nice to be able to link to info on website/blog for reference as...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-26-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,779
Posted By shadrach
The hedge trimmers are nice & the backpack...

The hedge trimmers are nice & the backpack blowers too. I like the weight & balance on the line trimmers - just don't like the big guards on them.
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 07-24-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,633
Posted By shadrach
I do cards with expiration dates, just never...

I do cards with expiration dates, just never thought to leave it blank to fill in later.
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 07-24-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,633
Posted By shadrach
Did $49 as a minimum last year & changing it to...

Did $49 as a minimum last year & changing it to $59 this year (6k-7k lot size?), was just curious to compare. Never thought of leaving a space to fill in an expiration date before.
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 07-24-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,633
Posted By shadrach
what are you aerating for $50?

what are you aerating for $50?
Forum: General Talk 07-24-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,237
Posted By shadrach
What is your first thought when waking up in the...

What is your first thought when waking up in the morning?
Not much thinking in the morning, I just bounce off of things until I make it out to the truck.

How do you feel when approaching your...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 07-23-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,942
Posted By shadrach
Probably should not have done it, but don't...

Probably should not have done it, but don't understand the outrage. Spending some time making your advertising look better than the other guys' would be better use of your time. If you are going to...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-23-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,583
Posted By shadrach
If you double your bid it is still probably too...

If you double your bid it is still probably too low, and they think it is too high. Expect them to nit pic it after you are done because they think they should get more for the money. If you still...
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