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Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-16-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By lxarth
Pricing out topiary pruning

Yet another questions about pruning. (I swear, everyone wants jobs to be done for pennies. I think I'm going to start telling people to go out and buy a pruner for $500+, buy a pickup while they...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 03-04-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,951
Posted By lxarth
It's a no-go on the Ferris I was considering. The...

It's a no-go on the Ferris I was considering. The guy ignored my requests for better pictures. Pictures to verify it was a hydro. And wouldn't give me his address.

I'm tempted to just forget the...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 03-03-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,951
Posted By lxarth
I'm going to head up tomorrow to get bit. I just...

I'm going to head up tomorrow to get bit. I just hope it checks out ok.

There is another one that is belt drive, and local. But it's 48", so I'm worries it's too big. Though maybe I should get it...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 03-03-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,951
Posted By lxarth
I found a 2001 36" hydro Ferris. Comes with a...

I found a 2001 36" hydro Ferris. Comes with a grass catch and sulky. They guy will sell it for $700. I feel like it's a good deal. But I have to drive over 2 hours to get it. I hope it's in decent...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-28-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,643
Posted By lxarth
I went to the property today...it's not an acre. ...

I went to the property today...it's not an acre. Well, the lawn isn't. The lawn is only about 13,500 sq-ft.

I bid it at $505...for labor, cleanup, dump fees, and rental.

Based on the size, it...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-28-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,643
Posted By lxarth
I'm not afraid to tell a customer it's too much...

I'm not afraid to tell a customer it's too much for me, and this account might be.

But if it's not, I would like to price it right, and use the right equipment. I'm not going to hook up some tines...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-27-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,643
Posted By lxarth
Dethatching an acre lawn!

:eek:

So I get a call from a lady looking to have to lawn fixed up. She says that she called someone to come out and kill all the moss in the lawn, and now she has to rake it up.

She then says...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-22-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By lxarth
I don't mean to sound like an ***, but if I know...

I don't mean to sound like an ***, but if I know how long the removal would take, and hour fast I can instal sod, then I would know the bid already.

My problem is that I have no idea, so I posted...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-21-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By lxarth
Help with a landscape removal and lawn instal bid

I just got a call from a customer who is looking for a bid on tearing out their current juniper bushes and installing a lawn.

To be honest, I have never installed a lawn. Sure, I can handle grass...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 02-18-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By lxarth
I'm writing the customer now to remind them to...

I'm writing the customer now to remind them to look into it. Any suggestions on a fix, if it is an irrigation leak?
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 02-15-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By lxarth
We got hit with a huge snowstorm last weekend,...

We got hit with a huge snowstorm last weekend, but that's it. And we have been getting rain. The customer said the backyard (the on with the ruts) is normally soggy, but the whole yard has never...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 02-15-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By lxarth
Exclamation What the hell is wrong with this yard?!

So I show up at this property to begin service for the first time. I already knew the lawn would need some work when I first bid it, but it was while it was dry, and leaves were on the lawn. Though...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 02-13-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,951
Posted By lxarth
I may have found something...

A 2003 36" eXmark Viking hydro. Sold with sulky and grass catch. He had it posted for about $1,200 and now just lowered the price to $1,050.

Is it worth that, or what is it worth?
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-08-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By lxarth
Another great idea from Steve. If they are...

Another great idea from Steve. If they are friends, just do it for free to get the hang of it. Or maybe say you will do it for $12 a hour, that way you make something.

If you know your minimum...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 02-08-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By lxarth
Actually, yes. When they first hired me they...

Actually, yes. When they first hired me they talked about how the front garden beds where horribly overgrown with blackberries, and that the landlord had hired a group of guys to clear them out. ...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-06-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,090
Posted By lxarth
It's one thing to tell a customer a baseline of...

It's one thing to tell a customer a baseline of price. "Lawn care starts at..." But like the other posters said, you really have to be there.

I just posted about a customer telling me she needs 2-3...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 02-06-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By lxarth
I agree with Steve. I would be a little peeved at...

I agree with Steve. I would be a little peeved at someone dropping stuff in my lawn.

Maybe you can do it at your local park. Perhaps contact your local chamber of commerce to make sure it's all...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 02-06-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By lxarth
I'm with Extreme, looks immature, and lots of...

I'm with Extreme, looks immature, and lots of poor grammar. Not that I'm some English professor, but still.

I actually just went to VistaPrint and got 1,000 cards made up. Figure I'll try my hand...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 02-06-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By lxarth
I don't think I had many crazy customers this...

I don't think I had many crazy customers this year. But I do remember one rather annoying customer.

This older couple hired me to maintain the property that they were renting. It was simple, just...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 02-06-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By lxarth
Thumbs down So I get a call from a customer...

So I get a call from a POTENTIAL customer on Tuesday (it's Thursday now) to get an estimate on clearing away some debris she has, and also to trim back a "couple" fruit trees (notice the quotations)....
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 01-26-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,951
Posted By lxarth
I need a larger mower...suggestions?

I'm in the market for a larger mower. Right now I just use ~21" walk behinds. While I would take anything if the price was right, I can't find anything used for cheap right now. So I think I have to...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-23-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,716
Posted By lxarth
The service is similar (in not an identical...

The service is similar (in not an identical model) to CreditYES.

A customer goes online looking for a service, they fill out some information on what they are looking for and then that information...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-21-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,716
Posted By lxarth
This reminds me of when I was called by Service...

This reminds me of when I was called by Service Magic last year. Pay for leads that other companies are getting at the same time, so we all call the customer at the same time trying to act like a...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 01-21-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,969
Posted By lxarth
While I have access to a grinder, I don't have...

While I have access to a grinder, I don't have access to a welder. Even once I fix it I still need to find a way to keep them from breaking. Trials and tribulations, eh? :rolleyes:
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 01-21-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,969
Posted By lxarth
When I bought the trailer, it was from a guy who...

When I bought the trailer, it was from a guy who was getting out of the business. He said something about how they are for trimmers, but you have to by an extra part to make them work and he never...
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