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Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 08-14-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,902
Posted By gil500
I was working for a lawn care provider in my town...

I was working for a lawn care provider in my town for several years while accumulating enough equipment and gaining enough customers to start my own business. I have been in business now full time...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 08-14-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,137
Posted By gil500
Hand Made Blade Sharpener

I saw a picture of one somewhere that was similar to this one and I built this out of scraps I had in the shop. It maintains a nice angle and the blades looks like they were sharpened by a pro. I am...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 03-04-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,338
Posted By gil500
Looks Good

It looks real good, and will look great on a black background. It looks very professional.
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 03-04-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 30,178
Posted By gil500
Toro ZTR

How do you like the Toro ZTR? It looks really nice and it has a bagger. Does it fit thru most of the back yard gates where you mow?
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 02-26-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,501
Posted By gil500
Spring Assist Gate Lift

I spent many hours searching for some way to solve the same problem with that heavy gate and finally went with the Elegator Spring. This is the best investment I have made since starting. I have...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-20-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,971
Posted By gil500
Rig after clean up

That is really a nice looking rig.
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 01-18-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,785
Posted By gil500
Congratulations on the New ZTR

Congratulations, great buy and I hope it runs as good as it looks and lasts a long time. That is something to look forward to in the future. Hope you have fun with it while its puts money back in...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-17-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,164
Posted By gil500
Inspiration

THANK YOU

You sound a little like me, In the winter when it is too cold (Below Freezing) to work outside I spend almost all my time reading. It doesn't matter how much you know, how skilled, or...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-17-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,164
Posted By gil500
Thank you, Yesterday after trimming 3 trees and...

Thank you, Yesterday after trimming 3 trees and hauling off all the limbs I felt like an old timer but this morning I woke up feeling like doing it all again.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-17-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,164
Posted By gil500
Attracting New Customers

Currently I am getting almost all my new customers from CraigsList. I plan to start advertising in the local Chisholm Trail Shopper Classifieds in April which is normally the beginning of our Mowing...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-17-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,164
Posted By gil500
Still Some Good Ones Around, We Just Have To Be Able To Recognize Them.

I know where you come from. I have an old John Deere 175 riding lawn tractor that I purchased from a garage sale and I spend a lot of time every week working on it just to keep it going. I feel...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-14-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,164
Posted By gil500
Help with business

He is willing to do anything to help me build up the business. I feel very lucky to have someone like him with his experience as a mentor. I have never worked with anyone at any age who can keep up...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-14-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,164
Posted By gil500
THANK YOU I like the tall sides because I don't...

THANK YOU
I like the tall sides because I don't have a garage or secure place to park it and all the equipment I have stays on the trailer.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-14-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,164
Posted By gil500
THANK YOU It was my first and probably last...

THANK YOU
It was my first and probably last attempt at sign painting. The peel and stick vinyl lettering worked pretty good. The best thing about this trailer is how easy it is to lower and raise...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-14-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,164
Posted By gil500
Branching Out

Yes, he already knew I was mowing for a few neighbors when he first asked me if I would help him. I keep him informed about any new customers and if he has nothing going at the moment he will help...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-13-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,164
Posted By gil500
The New Old Man

Hi, I have been working for a local Lawn Service provider for the past 5 years and just beginning to get enough equipment to take on a few customers of my own. I was the victim of getting too old so...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-15-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,187
Sticky: Say Hello !!!
Views: 333,821
Posted By gil500
Hi

I am new to all this and not sure what I'm doing. I would appreciate any advice and/or suggestions to help me get started.
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