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Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job Yesterday, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By kslawn
Did you actually walk off the lawn? and if so,...

Did you actually walk off the lawn? and if so, did you walk off the entire lawn with the customer?

I find that taking the extra time to actually show the customer personally what your looking at and...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By kslawn
I offer my customers a few choices: Monthly...

I offer my customers a few choices:

Monthly payments, the same payment every month for x amount of months...(All monthly payments are due by the 5th of every month for me)

Pre-Pay for the entire...
Forum: General Talk Yesterday, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By kslawn
When you do a walk through....look at it in...

When you do a walk through....look at it in sections as though you were bidding each section separate. Then add all the sections up for your bid. Some sections may have more work than others. Doing...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-20-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By kslawn
I agree, clean carb out again and change all fuel...

I agree, clean carb out again and change all fuel lines and filters and clean out the fuel tank.
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 02-10-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By kslawn
I think it looks good as is....nice job!!!

I think it looks good as is....nice job!!!
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-06-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,375
Posted By kslawn
I do work for the USPS here in Michigan and in...

I do work for the USPS here in Michigan and in our area at least, you have to be able to accept payment by credit card. I was sent a letter from them stating that by Oct 2013, we would have to be...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-22-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,434
Posted By kslawn
I changed my route around last season so I could...

I changed my route around last season so I could save a lot of time and money from back tracking. It also allowed me to gain new customers comfortably.

By changing my route i saved about a full days...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 01-22-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By kslawn
Bradcook21, in my opinion I think that your over...

Bradcook21, in my opinion I think that your over thinking this a bit.

Just give them a discount for Pre-paying or monthly plans or something like that. I think 50% and 25% is way too much of a...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 01-21-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By kslawn
For my existing customers, I usually just give a...

For my existing customers, I usually just give a flat rate. But there are the few bigger clean ups that I still charge an hourly rate every spring or fall. This is because I might be on there lawn...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 12-01-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,868
Posted By kslawn
Don't know if that question was for me Steve, but...

Don't know if that question was for me Steve, but I will not be changing over any time soon.

I have a lot of questions about the propane...like the cost of converting as mentioned before and also if...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 11-30-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,868
Posted By kslawn
I know that the Schwan's ice cream company,...

I know that the Schwan's ice cream company, around here anyway use propane for their trucks. The driver didn't seem to have much insight about it though when I asked about it. He said he couldn't...
Forum: General Business Discussions 11-29-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,062
Posted By kslawn
Are you looking to see what the company that is...

Are you looking to see what the company that is servicing the property now is charging them??? Ask, they might tell you.

Ask the property manager when they will be accepting bids for the property in...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 11-29-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,425
Posted By kslawn
If you are pulling trucks in loaded trailers and...

If you are pulling trucks in loaded trailers and all....maybe put a door on each end of the building so you can pull in one way and drive out the other.

A buddy of mine has a big building like...
Forum: General Talk 11-29-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,877
Posted By kslawn
Well, I know it doesn't hurt to ask a customer or...

Well, I know it doesn't hurt to ask a customer or potential customer questions to figure out what exactly they want or need.

Most people are good at telling you what they want, but some you have to...
Forum: General Talk 11-27-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,877
Posted By kslawn
Well the one account I under bid last year and...

Well the one account I under bid last year and had to raise the price, the guy figured he would be better off buying a truck and doing his own plowing. these guys were very hard to work with...very...
Forum: General Talk 11-21-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,877
Posted By kslawn
Lots of snow plowing going on here for...

Lots of snow plowing going on here for sure...since the 11th almost every day. can't complain though $$$$$ is good!!!

Them guys out west of me are just getting spanked though...some of them had...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 11-07-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By kslawn
What kind of mower? How do the blades engage? ...

What kind of mower?

How do the blades engage? With a switch? (electric pto) or a lever? (manual). etc...

If its an electric clutch engagement they will come to a stop fairly quick but not at...
Forum: General Business Discussions 10-15-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,925
Posted By kslawn
Wesleysnips, You have gotten a lot of feed back...

Wesleysnips, You have gotten a lot of feed back on this....have you decided on how your going to approach this or if you are going to go through with it still?

I would like to hear if you have found...
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 10-15-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,654
Posted By kslawn
CD, I haven't had any issues with Workman's Comp...

CD, I haven't had any issues with Workman's Comp Ins. yet but I would think that if he injured himself at work, then yes you could claim it.

You said personal injury... did he injure himself while...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 10-14-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,708
Posted By kslawn
This will probably be alright to start. See if...

This will probably be alright to start. See if you can get some more customers on the same street so you don't have to keep loading and unloading the blower. Get as many as you can in the same area!...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 10-12-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,624
Posted By kslawn
And ya know it isn't a bad side gig to find and...

And ya know it isn't a bad side gig to find and fix older or broke equipment.

Sometimes you can get stuff on the side of the road that someone is throwing out, and sometimes they just can't fix it...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 10-12-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,017
Posted By kslawn
You probably have a deck that is out of whack! It...

You probably have a deck that is out of whack! It could be both spindle shafts are bent, but it sounds to me that the deck is bent.

Do this, take the belt off of the pulleys....Then grab the pulleys...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 10-12-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,708
Posted By kslawn
gwilson98, are you looking into snow blowing...

gwilson98, are you looking into snow blowing because thats what you have to use or because the customer wants it done that way???

80 foot walkway? Does it go from the house to the street and then to...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 10-12-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,624
Posted By kslawn
I have to rag on you a little on this...

I have to rag on you a little on this one...LOL!!!

Now Extreme....You just had a post on here about not being able to fix what you thought was a carb issue and also a hydro issue and now you want to...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 10-10-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,751
Posted By kslawn
I charge a flat rate for most of my clean ups but...

I charge a flat rate for most of my clean ups but I have a couple that I charge an hour rate (man hour/per person) because they are very large clean ups and you never know how much time you will have...
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