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Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 01-07-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,604
Posted By Shark1611
Not at all. About to lay eight pallets for an...

Not at all. About to lay eight pallets for an apartment complex.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 01-06-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,604
Posted By Shark1611
I've heard that before about the color, but I...

I've heard that before about the color, but I get my crews going and they can move the bags. We set pallets all around our complex and my guys haul them very fast. No clean up as well.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 01-05-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,604
Posted By Shark1611
Glad someone agrees with me. :)

Glad someone agrees with me. :)
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-05-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,754
Posted By Shark1611
Interesting how it's different in other areas. ...

Interesting how it's different in other areas. We also have a very bad drought here and the height has kept the lawns alive.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 01-05-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,604
Posted By Shark1611
I started off buying mulch by the bag and still...

I started off buying mulch by the bag and still am doing it today. Guess a creature of habits. I have looked at bulk, but seems like having it dumped, shoveling it into a wheel borrow, then dumping...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-05-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,754
Posted By Shark1611
We have looked into organic and even are set up...

We have looked into organic and even are set up as a vendor, but most of my customers do not want to pay that kind of money for the service. Most go with two fertilizing a year and with organic it's...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 12-05-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,998
Posted By Shark1611
You cant beat the RedMax 8500. Same goes for...

You cant beat the RedMax 8500. Same goes for there trimmers and hedge trimmers.
Forum: General Talk 11-07-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 677
Posted By Shark1611
Podcast

Any of you know of current Podcast that the discussion is on our industry? Most of the ones I have heard are very old and no updates.
Forum: General Talk 11-07-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,845
Posted By Shark1611
Steve I have to look at my overall cost and I am...

Steve I have to look at my overall cost and I am always looking at the business that is ahead so as to know what I need to put back for, what I call an emergency fund. It averages to around 10%. ...
Forum: General Talk 11-05-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,845
Posted By Shark1611
I save a great deal on money during the summer so...

I save a great deal on money during the summer so I cam keep operation. I also start slimming down my crews as they start dropping off. I shrink from 14 employees to around 8. Also continue to do...
Forum: General Talk 08-19-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,983
Posted By Shark1611
Thumbs up Thank you for some options.

Thank you for some options.
Forum: General Talk 08-16-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,983
Posted By Shark1611
Fuel Can Spouts

I HATE THESE NEW SPOUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Takes WAY too much time to fill up our mowers. Guess we are just stuck with the crap! Okay...I feel better now. Yall have a great weekend.
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 08-12-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,229
Posted By Shark1611
Steve I was told that you cannot pay everyone who...

Steve I was told that you cannot pay everyone who works for you on a salary. Also many do not even take taxes out. Do you know if this is good for some states and others cannot?
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-12-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By Shark1611
Welcome it is a great place to share ideas.

Welcome it is a great place to share ideas.
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 01-30-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,792
Posted By Shark1611
Thank you for the advice.

Thank you for the advice.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-20-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By Shark1611
Fuel Gauge - Dixon

I know that Dixon is not the only company that has these type of gauges but I cannot find a replacement part any where. Goes on a 44" Black Bear Dixon. It pops in with a rubber grommet. Very easy...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-17-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,152
Posted By Shark1611
We use the foam pipe wrap. Not much money and...

We use the foam pipe wrap. Not much money and easy to put on. Hugs our trimmers in place.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-17-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,231
Posted By Shark1611
I have had much better luck going to my friends,...

I have had much better luck going to my friends, Facebook, and real estate offices. Flyers never did very will for me and like was said check the city codes on this.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-17-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,864
Posted By Shark1611
okay, my crew is out using it right now and I...

okay, my crew is out using it right now and I will have them take a photo.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-16-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,513
Posted By Shark1611
big box mowers

Those of you that use homeowner mowers. How many crews do you have? Are you mowing commercial large properties? I just can't see doing that so I need convincing.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-16-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,864
Posted By Shark1611
One of my mowers has solid rubber one. The...

One of my mowers has solid rubber one. The material is like that of a mud flap. I love it just don't know where to buy them. Much better than the plastic that comes on them.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 01-16-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By Shark1611
I agree. Good job.

I agree. Good job.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 01-05-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,292
Posted By Shark1611
I have a number of properties like this. Not...

I have a number of properties like this. Not looking at this one I'd say $100.00 a month plus tax.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 12-24-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,810
Posted By Shark1611
I bought a JD about three years ago and hated it....

I bought a JD about three years ago and hated it. From what I see they are a much better mower now. Are you in agreement?
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 12-20-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,810
Posted By Shark1611
John Deere

I am looking at replacing my Dixon mowers that I have had for three years. Anyone use the Deere Z925M with EFI? The other one is the Z930M EFI? I tested one of these out last month and liked it...
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