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Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 06-29-2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,333
Posted By Little's
Husqvarna Titanium. But ive only used the...

Husqvarna Titanium. But ive only used the .095
Stuff lasts forever!
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 06-04-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,633
Posted By Little's
Thats the reason I dont do drive anything that...

Thats the reason I dont do drive anything that has a motor other than my truck and my boat. Im currently looking into disability insurance. I had a friend who owns a good business and got sick with...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 05-30-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,533
Posted By Little's
I have 3 Stihl chainsaws. 2 Stihl backpack...

I have 3 Stihl chainsaws. 2 Stihl backpack blowers. Weed eaters too. Never had a single issue with them. They are the best made. At least the best made TO LAST. But Ive never had to put anything...
Forum: Promote your products or services 05-25-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,747
Posted By Little's
BREEZE BITCH! Hahahaha!!

BREEZE BITCH!
Hahahaha!!
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 05-18-2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,997
Posted By Little's
When I first started, I took every job I couldnt...

When I first started, I took every job I couldnt handle. Its what got me where I am today. It gives you motivation to grow. If I didnt know how to do it, I would take the job and do research before I...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 05-18-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,052
Posted By Little's
Interesting question. With all do respect, around...

Interesting question. With all do respect, around here brush is cleared with chainsaws. Not weed eaters or mowers. If you are referring to clearing weeds, it still depends on the type of weed eaters...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 05-16-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,622
Posted By Little's
I used a very similar company. $10 per lead. I...

I used a very similar company. $10 per lead. I called each lead, left a message (very nice and professional) and never got a single return call. The service got my $40 and I canceled the service. Too...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 05-16-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,697
Posted By Little's
Thats great. I usually charge the price of the...

Thats great. I usually charge the price of the timer plus $75 for doing a replacement. Its different though if you need to do a new install.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 05-15-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,697
Posted By Little's
If its a plug in type. Should take about 15...

If its a plug in type. Should take about 15 minutes. Assuming you are replacing one, all the wires are already there. If you are replacing a hardwire, then 1/2 hour or so.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 05-12-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,511
Posted By Little's
Oh there are soo many. Just keep kicking around...

Oh there are soo many. Just keep kicking around stuff and you'll come up with something. But whatever you go with, lose the exclamation point. It does nothing for a slogan and actually looks kinda...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 05-09-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,467
Posted By Little's
Keith is absolutely correct. My daily wear is...

Keith is absolutely correct.
My daily wear is nice enough that I dont need to worry about changing for them. My opinion is that they would like to see you ready to go.
Forum: Community Assistance 05-05-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,466
Posted By Little's
Some people change LCO's like they change...

Some people change LCO's like they change underwear. I run into a customer like this about once per year. Im getting good at sniffing them out, but I was taken last week by one. He hired me on the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 05-02-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,506
Posted By Little's
Are you sure about these prices? "Weekly Basic...

Are you sure about these prices?
"Weekly Basic Service $30.00 per month"

So you will go to their house and mow their lawn (up to 5000 sq. ft) for $7.50?

I wont even get out of my truck for less...
Forum: Promote your products or services 04-28-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,919
Posted By Little's
I saw a local company with 3x5 size carbon copy...

I saw a local company with 3x5 size carbon copy paper that said "We were here on...." "We performed these services..." "Call us if you have any questions". etc.
The nice thing about that is if there...
Forum: General Talk 04-28-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,052
Posted By Little's
Good design and layout. Better, brighter colors...

Good design and layout. Better, brighter colors are what you need to make it POP! Theyre just a bit dull. But great job on the design.
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 04-09-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,815
Posted By Little's
Yes it may be sap. But sap doesnt just leak out...

Yes it may be sap. But sap doesnt just leak out of a tree for no reason. You just need to treat the problem, most likely a canker. I read through the link posted by Steve, (no offense intended) and...
Forum: General Talk 04-04-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,626
Posted By Little's
Out here we charge $250 minimum to trap at...

Out here we charge $250 minimum to trap at someones house. Its usually a 3 trip process (or so). 1st trip we set all necessary traps, 2nd trip check all traps, reset them, 3rd trip we collect all...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 04-04-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,815
Posted By Little's
It's a canker. Needs to be treated right away if...

It's a canker. Needs to be treated right away if you want to save the tree. Take the picture to a nursery and theyll tell you what you need to put on it.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-25-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,510
Posted By Little's
6x12 Fits: Riding mower Snapper Push Mower Weed...

6x12
Fits:
Riding mower
Snapper Push Mower
Weed eater
Hedge Trimmer
Backpack Blower
2 Brute Garbage cans
and random brush/limbs/whatever else ends up in there throughout the day.
Forum: General Talk 02-10-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,878
Posted By Little's
Hey Guys. Been off for a few months too. Just...

Hey Guys. Been off for a few months too. Just decided to check by today. Finished 09 better than 08, so thats a good sign!
Forum: General Talk 12-01-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,622
Posted By Little's
hahahahahahahahahah Thats great

hahahahahahahahahah
Thats great
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 11-20-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,698
Posted By Little's
Heres what I would do, and what I did. Pick up a...

Heres what I would do, and what I did. Pick up a used mower for $100. Buy a new weed eater for $150. Buy a new handheld blower for $100. Buy some rakes, shovels, garbage can all at yard sales for...
Forum: General Talk 11-19-2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,273
Posted By Little's
Please dont shove us off into the ocean. Yes...

Please dont shove us off into the ocean. Yes cancer stickers are annoying, and at first they bugged the hell out of me, but after many years of them, I am not bothered at all. In fact everything that...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 10-25-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,841
Posted By Little's
Not understanding Eli's comment, but maybe he can...

Not understanding Eli's comment, but maybe he can make sense of it. I know that Stihl is the only of the 3 he mentioned that DOESN'T have a consumer grade. Husqvarna is sold throughout Home Depot and...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 09-27-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,597
Posted By Little's
One of my best investment was a 24 ft extension...

One of my best investment was a 24 ft extension ladder with adjustable feet. In situations like this, it has been used many, many times. I would recommend picking one up if you plan on doing many...
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