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Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 11-07-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,666
Posted By Hedgemaster
Oh, and while it was in getting the exhaust work...

Oh, and while it was in getting the exhaust work done they noticed two transmission lines were leaking.

Had those replaced this week. $250
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-07-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,452
Posted By Hedgemaster
Note that he did not mention anything further...

Note that he did not mention anything further than his love for "cutting grass".


At this point it is just as likely that he walks around with a pair of scissors in his pocket "cutting grass" when...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 11-01-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,666
Posted By Hedgemaster
Pipes and muffler were replaced. Sounds worse...

Pipes and muffler were replaced. Sounds worse now. LOL

I had too many things going on to even consider "options" for a muffler.
I assume it was just a "generic" muffler that was installed. The truck...
Forum: Truck & Trailer Sign Design, silk screened apparel & uniform discussion 10-30-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,159
Posted By Hedgemaster
What deductions? Are you talking about oil, gas,...

What deductions? Are you talking about oil, gas, repairs, etc?


I don't deduct that way - I just deduct mileage and I've never heard anything about "lettering" of any sort in that regard.
Forum: Truck & Trailer Sign Design, silk screened apparel & uniform discussion 10-30-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,159
Posted By Hedgemaster
I know you didn't ask for my opinion, but that's...

I know you didn't ask for my opinion, but that's going to look cheesy.

Door magnets look cheesy to begin with (looks like you aren't fully committed to your business) and adding MORE to the bed is...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 10-30-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,666
Posted By Hedgemaster
Heh. Had the truck in the shop for state...

Heh. Had the truck in the shop for state inspection and it needed a new exhaust from the cat back. I THOUGHT the truck sounded a little loud. There was a nice hole rusted through the muffler.

They...
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 10-30-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,357
Posted By Hedgemaster
Seatbelts on a walk behind? :D

Seatbelts on a walk behind?

:D
Forum: General Talk 10-29-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,373
Posted By Hedgemaster
You ain't kidding they're "big money." I was...

You ain't kidding they're "big money."

I was next to a Ford dealership the other day and decided to walk over and look at some window stickers.

As a point of reference, I bought my truck new (as a...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 10-25-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,734
Posted By Hedgemaster
I did a leaf cleanup today. There will be more -...

I did a leaf cleanup today. There will be more - leaves still falling.

I used my 36" walk behind (with mulch kit) and pulverized them.
They were oak leaves and very dry. POOF!

Worked great. I only...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 10-24-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,734
Posted By Hedgemaster
I turn down big leaf jobs. Unless you have the...

I turn down big leaf jobs. Unless you have the right equipment, you can get overwhelmed if the property is large and has a lot of trees.

Trailers fill FAST and bagging is just not practical at all.
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 10-23-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,357
Posted By Hedgemaster
Haha! Yeah, definitely a "drawer checker". I've...

Haha! Yeah, definitely a "drawer checker".

I've had minor slip-ups where I tend to "hang on" and get jerked before I can slam the brake on, but this time the thought of my feet headed towards the...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-23-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,926
Posted By Hedgemaster
There ARE probably people out there who won't...

There ARE probably people out there who won't care.

It's more an issue for those of us with a set schedule. Throw in some rain, or requests for extra work in the schedule, and things get hairy...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 10-23-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,734
Posted By Hedgemaster
The only catcher I own is the bag for my...

The only catcher I own is the bag for my 21".

:(
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-23-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,926
Posted By Hedgemaster
I just picked up a new customer a few weeks back....

I just picked up a new customer a few weeks back. Right next to one I've been cutting for several years. I mow there on Fridays.

Last week it began to rain hard on Fri, so I stopped by on my way...
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 10-22-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,357
Posted By Hedgemaster
I had my first scare with my 36" walk behind last...

I had my first scare with my 36" walk behind last week.

I was mowing a lawn I've cut all season and went around an obstacle in the back yard from a different direction this time. Bad move.

The back...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 10-22-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,734
Posted By Hedgemaster
http://www.protoolreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/p...

http://www.protoolreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/ptr/4227.jpg


http://preview.turbosquid.com/Preview/2012/10/10__20_37_48/thumbnail.png5f4272f8-c31b-4dee-9227-a22d5bc4297fLarge.jpg



http://uncrafty...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 10-21-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,925
Posted By Hedgemaster
It seems nobody grasps the concept of "jobs you...

It seems nobody grasps the concept of "jobs you don't WANT". LOL


If I don't want to do a job, more money isn't going to change that.
If money is enough of a motivator, the job couldn't have been...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 10-10-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,927
Posted By Hedgemaster
You need to maintain the 40s theme with the rest...

You need to maintain the 40s theme with the rest of your equipment too.

http://www.oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/sites/default/files/images/cub01.jpg
Forum: General Talk 10-09-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,547
Posted By Hedgemaster
I'm mowing leaves here. A Frosty makes for a...

I'm mowing leaves here.

A Frosty makes for a nice mid-day treat.

Dewy mornings and wet shoes.

Oh look, a penny!
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 10-07-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,757
Posted By Hedgemaster
You say "but" a lot. :D

You say "but" a lot.

:D
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 10-03-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,911
Posted By Hedgemaster
"Lawn monkey". I just made that up, but...

"Lawn monkey". I just made that up, but apparently it was appropriate.

LOL at the WOT blower stuff. Amazing.
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 10-03-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,666
Posted By Hedgemaster
They salt the roads if it RAINS here. I...

They salt the roads if it RAINS here. I swear.

At least my bed was still in good shape, or they could have just punched up through it.
Forum: General Talk 10-02-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,316
Posted By Hedgemaster
Not in areas where people don't water their...

Not in areas where people don't water their lawns. ;)


I have roughly 50-60 regulars and only one has irrigation. I think it was last used in the 70s.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 10-02-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,911
Posted By Hedgemaster
If you work right to left, almost NO clippings go...

If you work right to left, almost NO clippings go in the bed - they all go in the lawn where they belong.

Unless you're just a lawn monkey wailing away full throttle at all times even when it's not...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 10-02-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,666
Posted By Hedgemaster
No pics. They were rusted. Said it's common. My...

No pics.

They were rusted. Said it's common. My mechanic says he sees it on Chevy's - the spring shop (they deal with big rigs, and HD pickups mostly) said they see it on all makes.


I wondered...
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