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Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 10-22-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,157
Posted By Johnny_boy02
Removing clippings doubles the time and effort....

Removing clippings doubles the time and effort. Once you take on a large scale job you will see its not that much. Costs add up fast.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 10-15-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,157
Posted By Johnny_boy02
Honestly I probably would not have bid the whole...

Honestly I probably would not have bid the whole property because the time needed would have forced me to put off other work. But after working on many foreclosed homes if I was forced to price it I...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 10-12-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,157
Posted By Johnny_boy02
Around here the banks would never approve/ pay...

Around here the banks would never approve/ pay for the whole property to be cut. They would approve what they call a "perimeter" cut and it would be 75-100' around the house and the grass clippings...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 09-04-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,774
Posted By Johnny_boy02
I dont see how you could not include edging. A...

I dont see how you could not include edging. A unedged yard looks like garbage. I had a few properties that I could skip a week here and there in winter but it should always be done as part of a yard...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 09-02-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,709
Posted By Johnny_boy02
I have never had any issues other than regular...

I have never had any issues other than regular wear and tear. I always run premium fuel and Stihl mix at the recommended ratio.
Forum: General Talk 08-14-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,880
Posted By Johnny_boy02
The last house I rented was new when we moved in....

The last house I rented was new when we moved in. The landlord hired the cheapest Mexicans he could find to pour a walkway, back patio and put in irrigation.

Their rototiller blew a tire and it...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-31-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,469
Posted By Johnny_boy02
http://www.junglejimsap.com/

http://www.junglejimsap.com/
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-27-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,089
Posted By Johnny_boy02
Move slower while cutting and charge your clients...

Move slower while cutting and charge your clients more.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-27-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,153
Posted By Johnny_boy02
1) Return that attachment. 2) Go buy a decent...

1) Return that attachment.

2) Go buy a decent edger.

3) Keep the blade as close to the cement as you can.

I typically have a "if it works for you use whatever equipment you want" attitude. But...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-25-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,469
Posted By Johnny_boy02
I have my truck set up like this for days I dont...

I have my truck set up like this for days I dont want to use the trailer.
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p283/johnny_boy02/P5303962.jpg
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-23-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,270
Posted By Johnny_boy02
Life is to short to not trust your gut. Move on.

Life is to short to not trust your gut. Move on.
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 07-19-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,710
Posted By Johnny_boy02
Nice. My Stihl stuff has been ok but not...

Nice.

My Stihl stuff has been ok but not perfect. I have a telescoping limb saw that paid for itself with 2 jobs, that thing was a great investment.

Be careful.
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 07-18-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,414
Posted By Johnny_boy02
I am 2 weeks in to a new job in a completely...

I am 2 weeks in to a new job in a completely different field. It has been wonderful. While I still have the stress of management I dont have to sweat anything else. And I now work 5 minutes from my...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-18-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,902
Posted By Johnny_boy02
You really should make sure you know what you are...

You really should make sure you know what you are talking about before running your mouth.

It will really depend on his area and the type of yards. Around me most lots are 10,000sf or less with the...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 06-29-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,149
Posted By Johnny_boy02
I have a Echo hedge trimmer from Home Depot. I...

I have a Echo hedge trimmer from Home Depot. I don't think it is "commercial" grade but it has been great for me.

If I had to do it over again I would watch craigslist and pick up a used unit.
Forum: General Talk 06-26-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,462
Posted By Johnny_boy02
Unless you drink to much and your insides...

Unless you drink to much and your insides suddenly decide they want to be outside. Nothing worse than trying to rush through a job before you crap yourself.
Forum: General Talk 06-26-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,462
Posted By Johnny_boy02
Sports drinks are a relatively new invention, you...

Sports drinks are a relatively new invention, you don't need them. But mixing a gatorade in with your daily water intake wont hurt you.

Get the biggest straw hat you can find, work a bit slower...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 06-17-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,311
Posted By Johnny_boy02
I found a slightly better picture of the rails. I...

I found a slightly better picture of the rails. I removed one side of mounts because I rarely use the edger and I stupidly bent one of the trimmer rack mounts....
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 06-17-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,311
Posted By Johnny_boy02
Yes the square tube is welded like a "T". I will...

Yes the square tube is welded like a "T". I will get some better pictures of it tomorrow.

The thing on the tailgate is a folding ramp. I use it to load my mower on days I don't need the...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 06-16-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,311
Posted By Johnny_boy02
I use Jungle Jim racks. I took some 2"x2" angle...

I use Jungle Jim racks. I took some 2"x2" angle and welded 1"x2" tube where my stake pockets are then bolded the racks through the tube and the bed rail.

Hopefully this picture will explain what I...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 06-16-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 53,491
Posted By Johnny_boy02
I dont use toro's but I am going to guess they...

I dont use toro's but I am going to guess they are all pretty much the same.

1) Yes. You simply let go of the self propel handle and pull the mower back.

2) My 2 push mowers only have 2 speeds...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 06-13-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 53,491
Posted By Johnny_boy02
Everyone should use what works best for them....

Everyone should use what works best for them.

With the self propel I don't have any issues moving the mower around. The Toros Weigh about 90 pounds and my commercial 21" mower weighs 107. Not much...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 06-13-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 53,491
Posted By Johnny_boy02
A comercial push mower does not cost...

A comercial push mower does not cost $2,500-$3000.

My main reason for choosing to spend the $$$ on a decent push mower is durability. I have hundreds of hours on my mowers and I have not worn...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 06-11-2012, 03:10 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 53,491
Posted By Johnny_boy02
I would spend more to get a comercial grade mower.

I would spend more to get a comercial grade mower.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 06-04-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,697
Posted By Johnny_boy02
Where are you located, what preservation company...

Where are you located, what preservation company is it?

I have had the opposite experience that everyone has posted here. The majority of my work load is preservation work, last year I let most of...
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