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Forum: General Talk 08-29-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,688
Posted By Localboyslawn
Not here. I had lots of support. Even the ex-wife...

Not here. I had lots of support. Even the ex-wife didn't complain so I knew I was onto something ;)
Forum: General Talk 08-29-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,983
Posted By Localboyslawn
Yes, see my reply to question 6. I've replaced...

Yes, see my reply to question 6. I've replaced with Honda commercial mowers. Go Honda!
Forum: General Talk 08-29-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,011
Posted By Localboyslawn
FFC: Friends, flyers & craigslist.

FFC: Friends, flyers & craigslist.
Forum: General Talk 08-29-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,391
Posted By Localboyslawn
Ride-on Mower, trailer, walk behind mower, weed...

Ride-on Mower, trailer, walk behind mower, weed trimmer, hedge trimmer, power-rake, shovels, rakes, etc. Business license, insurance, name registry, website, business cards, logo design, etc.
Yes, I...
Forum: General Talk 08-29-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,183
Posted By Localboyslawn
Yesterday. Haha. No seriously, it was yesterday....

Yesterday. Haha. No seriously, it was yesterday. I realized it was the end of the month & for the first time I still had money in my account & didn't have to use it to buy equipment.
Forum: General Talk 08-29-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,619
Posted By Localboyslawn
I got tired of the office life. 10 years behind a...

I got tired of the office life. 10 years behind a desk I knew my lifestyle had to change. I enjoyed lawn care personally & had worked on a professional level with many landscapers so I knew I'd enjoy...
Forum: General Talk 08-29-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,185
Posted By Localboyslawn
I've set the bar high on this. I won't have made...

I've set the bar high on this. I won't have made it until I'm stuck at home answering phone calls while a fleet of trucks are out there doing my bidding.
Forum: General Talk 08-29-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,325
Posted By Localboyslawn
I haven't had a trick played on me...yet. Mostly...

I haven't had a trick played on me...yet. Mostly my competitors are friendly. There are some douche bags at the green depot but most are quite friendly. Even had a guy come help me shovel out my...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-20-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,059
Posted By Localboyslawn
Last update. Here's a video of it in action. I'm...

Last update. Here's a video of it in action. I'm offloaded while the dump trailer boys are still backing up. http://youtu.be/MBDTQ0Xj8Js
I've used it for clippings, lava rock, topsoil, bark mulch,...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-09-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,059
Posted By Localboyslawn
Just an update guys: I got my Loadhandler (HD...

Just an update guys: I got my Loadhandler (HD version just like Tom) in the mail last week & have used it a few times already & have to say I'm impressed. Saves me lots of time.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 06-13-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,059
Posted By Localboyslawn
The Loadhandler

Anyone ever use a truck bed conveyor system like this one?:http://www.unloadapickup.com/unload/
Looking for feedback if you have. The good, the bad, the ugly...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 06-13-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,174
Posted By Localboyslawn
I have that mower & its amazing in dry...

I have that mower & its amazing in dry conditions. Makes the lawns look great & it's pretty fast. The big plus aside from the wide cut is the big bag. Con: It's terrible in even slightly wet grass....
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 05-04-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,413
Posted By Localboyslawn
I'm planning on digging each hole, soaking them,...

I'm planning on digging each hole, soaking them, covering & giving bone meal. approx 15 minutes each tree I imagine.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 05-04-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,413
Posted By Localboyslawn
30 cedar hedges

Any help with bidding on a job involving installing 30 - 4ft cedar hedges? The ground is soft & should be easy to dig. I can get the hedges for about $8 a piece.
Thanks,
Forum: General Talk 05-04-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,088
Posted By Localboyslawn
I hear you!

In my area we've been raining almost non-stop this month. I'm way backed up. If I have time to be on here it means I'm not out making money. I've been filling the hard rain days with mulch, soil &...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-31-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,237
Posted By Localboyslawn
Dethatch-Power-rake techniques

Any advice on power-raking for a newby? I have a Stihl MM-55 multi tool with the little tines not a "real" dethatcher. Anyone out there used one of these or have general tips on power-raking?
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-31-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,427
Posted By Localboyslawn
The biggest thing I would tell them is to simply...

The biggest thing I would tell them is to simply show up. So many small start up companies in my area only work in fair weather for beer money. Anyone serious about making a go of the business has an...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-28-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,427
Posted By Localboyslawn
Probably many things that got me interested but...

Probably many things that got me interested but mainly I needed to get out of the office. I've been an office jockey for almost 11 years & I just couldn't do another day of it. I've advised many lawn...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-26-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,427
Posted By Localboyslawn
Hey guys.

Must be that time of year as I'm new to the site & the business as well. I see many fellow newby's.
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