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Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-19-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,879
Posted By psparaco
ok measure it 2 ways. first pull up their address...

ok measure it 2 ways. first pull up their address on google earth. it has a ruler tool to measure in any unit including inches or feet. once you have a good estimate of how much area you have. then...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-10-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,420
Posted By psparaco
This is the return email i sent the guy.. Yea...

This is the return email i sent the guy..



Yea sorry to say but I canít foresee it being less than $50. I am thinking between $90-120 range. After talking with a few other colleagues online there...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-08-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,420
Posted By psparaco
Well i inquired about what their price range was...

Well i inquired about what their price range was and he said if its gonna cost more then $50.00, that he'll just do it himself and i am fearing it would be more than 50 to manually rake up. we're...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-08-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,420
Posted By psparaco
Best way to remove Sweet gum tree pods

I have a client who needs an job done in the next 3 weeks.

They have a 10,000-20,000 Sweet gum tree pods all over their yard.

See link for description...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-29-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,642
Posted By psparaco
Action Pictures

Just when i thought i didn't have any pictures. I discovered on my fiance's cell phone she had a few i never knew about. Typical woman.lol.
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 02-09-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,251
Posted By psparaco
I feel your pain Scott. So far this winter we...

I feel your pain Scott. So far this winter we have received 1 inch of snow total , 1/8" of ice total and thats it. average day time temps since december 1st has been 40-60. night time temps 20-40....
Forum: General Talk 10-04-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,813
Posted By psparaco
Never thought to use a fictional character. I...

Never thought to use a fictional character. I tell people how it is. Either they agree or disagree. Can't please everyone. 9 out of 10 times the issue is resolved and everyone is happy. I do sleeep...
Forum: General Talk 09-09-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,540
Posted By psparaco
Talking Let me give you a ballpark example of a typical...

Let me give you a ballpark example of a typical "NON RAIN" week for me lmao.

I cut about 31 properties a week.

21 - I used to use my old 30 inch craftsman tractor which might I add fit through...
Forum: General Talk 09-09-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,540
Posted By psparaco
Well update on the hourmeter install. I...

Well update on the hourmeter install. I discovered I don't have all the materials needed or skill to properly do it correctly. So I am taking the ZTR tomorrow to my mechanic who is a mechanic who...
Forum: General Talk 09-08-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,642
Posted By psparaco
try a product called njoy. We sell it at my part...

try a product called njoy. We sell it at my part time job. its an electronic cigarette. you breath in water vapor with nicotine mixed with it. so u get the nic and no harmfull crap. i'm considering...
Forum: General Talk 09-08-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,540
Posted By psparaco
Personally I don't see the point of blowing...

Personally I don't see the point of blowing $6000+ on a commerical ZTR when a homeowner model is all the same. As long as you do the maintenance on it as required and keep it clean and working, it'll...
Forum: General Talk 09-07-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,540
Posted By psparaco
OH YEA DOH! 2010 Toro Timecutter Z series Z4235...

OH YEA DOH!

2010 Toro Timecutter Z series Z4235 Model# 74366
-3 gallon gas tank
-42 inch twin blade deck
-22 horsepower kawasaki engine
-hydrostatic drive
-Belt deck drive
-600lbs operating...
Forum: General Talk 09-07-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,540
Posted By psparaco
My New "cheese" Inspired Ztr

OK I moved the post to a new thread since the original thread was irrevelent.

Orginally I was asked to look at a craftsman 50 inch ztr but after dealing with a craftsman 30 inch tractor for 8 years...
Forum: General Talk 09-05-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,708
Posted By psparaco
Well here in Baltimore, Maryland we sorta got...

Well here in Baltimore, Maryland we sorta got nailed by Irene. I was working my part time job at 7-11 from 10pm-6am when the peak of the storm hit. I recall coming out at one point around 2am to...
Forum: General Talk 09-05-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,851
Posted By psparaco
I have the same issue with one lawn i cut...

I have the same issue with one lawn i cut (waterfront) . I used to use my 30 inch craftsman tractor on the back yard only. They fired their last lawn care guy cause he used a big 60 inch ZTR on the...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 08-06-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,007
Posted By psparaco
I only use the AC when I am traveling between...

I only use the AC when I am traveling between clients more than 5 miles. If I have 6 clients within 1-2 min of each other but far enough apart not to park in one place. I do not use the ac. It wastes...
Forum: General Talk 08-06-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,452
Posted By psparaco
Let's see I play a few games. PC: -...

Let's see I play a few games.

PC:

- Locomotion
- Unreal Tournament 2004 onslaught online. My call sign is Skeletor. Long story on that name. It has a history behind it. If you have the game and...
Forum: General Talk 08-06-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,292
Posted By psparaco
I have used RoundUp Weed & Grass Killer. Its...

I have used RoundUp Weed & Grass Killer. Its rainproof in 10 minutes. You spray or foam what you want to kill. visible proof in 4-6 hours the plant on the surface turns brown and is dead. Complete...
Forum: General Talk 08-02-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,519
Posted By psparaco
90% of my clients i either just side discharge or...

90% of my clients i either just side discharge or mulch with the tractor. I do however have one (1) client who just requested i bag the front yard only (its a waterfront home) every 3-4 weeks....
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 07-03-2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,818
Posted By psparaco
Ok i think i may have answered my question as...

Ok i think i may have answered my question as well as a few others on here. The model number on the Kawasaki Engine is FR651V and listed as a 22 HP engine. I combed through toro's website and based...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 07-03-2011, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,818
Posted By psparaco
Glad your back Cheese. You had me worried for...

Glad your back Cheese. You had me worried for awhile. I was hoping your season just got busy and you weren't on due to that. One day i hope to own a toro ZTR. I also one day hope to cut a lawn that...
Forum: General Talk 06-07-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,594
Posted By psparaco
Unhappy I hope you feel better Scott. We all miss you...

I hope you feel better Scott. We all miss you here no matter how busy we are day to day.
Forum: General Talk 06-06-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 61,632
Posted By psparaco
I attached the General service argreement(*.doc)...

I attached the General service argreement(*.doc) for those who can't read the *.docx" file
Forum: General Talk 05-24-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 61,632
Posted By psparaco
I would have knocked on the door and explained...

I would have knocked on the door and explained the grass has grown alot higher in these past 2 week then the last time you cut the grass due to the hot and rainy weather and that the $25.00 would...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 05-19-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,434
Posted By psparaco
hedges look great hedge. but on a lighter note....

hedges look great hedge.

but on a lighter note. I hope you didn't do the mulch for the gardens for this client. If ya did i have a good tip for ya. If you didn't then the previous lawn guy's screw...
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