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Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 08-12-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,934
Posted By MBLC
check the muffler, see if the restrictor is...

check the muffler, see if the restrictor is plugged. It's that goofy screw in part about the size of a spark plug. They get gummed up on my stihls all the time. Then they are removed, and the...
Forum: General Talk 05-05-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By MBLC
Two years ago we serviced a lawn and the guy flat...

Two years ago we serviced a lawn and the guy flat out stiffed us. I had words with him, but the amount was too small to bother my in court with my time, and too small to file a theft of service...
Forum: General Talk 04-20-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By MBLC
you should be able to go into your customer...

you should be able to go into your customer center, click on either Excel (export customer list) or Word tab (prepare customer letters), and import your data into either. This also can be done in...
Forum: General Talk 04-15-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By MBLC
I use Quick Books. I have a clip board that...

I use Quick Books. I have a clip board that holds papers that I carry everywhere. In the clip board I have a small plastic envelope that holds all receipts for the week or until I empty it and put...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 04-09-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,612
Posted By MBLC
I like the concept you have here, however if you...

I like the concept you have here, however if you could include the model number of the machine you are reviewing that would clarify things immensely. Thanks in advance and I will post to this when I...
Forum: General Business Discussions 04-08-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,255
Posted By MBLC
try them here http://prowrap.biz/

try them here http://prowrap.biz/
Forum: General Talk 04-02-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By MBLC
My "quality" call of the day. me: Hello MBLC...

My "quality" call of the day.

me: Hello MBLC this is Mark (that's me) how can I help you?

woman: Hi I need lawn care estimates.

me: fantastic! what services were you interested in?

woman: lawn...
Forum: General Talk 04-01-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By MBLC
Quick update regarding how well the post its...

Quick update regarding how well the post its stick on cold windy days. They were great and not blowing all over the streets. Added Bonus: my fingers didn't freeze off in the high 30 degree weather...
Forum: General Talk 03-31-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By MBLC
Had a pretty nice day temperature wise- mid to...

Had a pretty nice day temperature wise- mid to high 60's. Was pretty windy. Notes stuck well. Now just need the responses (fingers crossed)


We looked into larger stick pads but the minimum...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-29-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By MBLC
driving that thing up ramps while it is wet out...

driving that thing up ramps while it is wet out could be scary. Backing that down ramps.... no thank you. I am picturing atv style 2 track ramps not a flat full surface ramp. If you plan on...
Forum: General Talk 03-27-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By MBLC
Used Vistaprint. Pack of 50 sheets cost 1.25...

Used Vistaprint. Pack of 50 sheets cost 1.25 each. Also was helpful that they had a 30% off your order instant coupon that day. There are a ton of sites that you can order these from however...
Forum: General Talk 03-26-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By MBLC
We got sticky notes for this year. I have always...

We got sticky notes for this year. I have always used half sheets of rolled or folded traditional fliers in the past until last year. Last year we did a test run of 2000 or so sticky notes stuck on...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-23-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By MBLC
I am not familiar with that machine or the filter...

I am not familiar with that machine or the filter location BUT could you replace that filter with a longer one that extends out further from the machine?
Forum: General Talk 03-20-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,628
Posted By MBLC
my stuff is protected by my company insurance. ...

my stuff is protected by my company insurance.

Except for the stuff that is less than the deductible. i.e. mowers, aerator or trailer get stolen, I get a check. anything else (trimmers blowers...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-17-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,361
Posted By MBLC
Make sure that if you need permits in that town...

Make sure that if you need permits in that town to get them before you start. If you have your guys wear shirts with your logo that can help too.
Forum: General Talk 12-20-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By MBLC
have you tried accounting software? quickbooks...

have you tried accounting software? quickbooks does all that
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 12-10-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,604
Posted By MBLC
What about taking the plow stuff off and donating...

What about taking the plow stuff off and donating the truck to a charity? Get a little tax write off, still have your parts
Forum: General Talk 12-05-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,603
Posted By MBLC
The real question is; as the house burned down...

The real question is; as the house burned down and cameras caught it all, did the yard look good?
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 10-24-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,254
Posted By MBLC
in the long run those products will rust/corrode...

in the long run those products will rust/corrode the rim
Forum: General Talk 09-05-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,975
Posted By MBLC
This guy in particular is located across the...

This guy in particular is located across the street from a two pack I have. He flagged me down a few weeks back, said that his guy was overdue and could I give him a quote for mowing. I gave him...
Forum: General Talk 09-03-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,975
Posted By MBLC
Just had a PITA today. Guy was mad that I didn't...

Just had a PITA today. Guy was mad that I didn't catch the clippings last week. Problem is that I did. And he watched me do it. I told him as much. He admitted that he knew it was bagged.

Then...
Forum: General Talk 09-02-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,975
Posted By MBLC
What? That has got to be the most ridiculous...

What? That has got to be the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of. Just get a 900 number, only give it to this lady and the other PITA customers. Hell, I'll do you a solid and give that 900...
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 08-25-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,549
Posted By MBLC
does your mower have a bagger? bag it up, make a...

does your mower have a bagger? bag it up, make a nasty pile in the middle of the yard somewhere. then go round and round not taking the bagger off and turning the leaves into dust. large pile is...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 08-25-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,291
Posted By MBLC
Is it a tine rake dethatcher? I've never used...

Is it a tine rake dethatcher? I've never used one, only used flail types. But never JRCO. Googled it and saw people attach them to their mowers and now I'm damned curious too.
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 08-22-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 21,071
Posted By MBLC
This is true. When I was 17, I worked for a LCO...

This is true. When I was 17, I worked for a LCO that "hired" everyone either fully under the table, or as "subs". Everything was fine for years prior and up until the moment when something bad...
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