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Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 09-18-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,189
Posted By Martywdx
Gout for me lasts one or two weeks. The most pain...

Gout for me lasts one or two weeks. The most pain is in the first 1-5 days. Ibuprofen is the only thing the knocks most of the pain out.
allopurinol is drug that lowers uric acid which help decrees...
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 09-16-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,189
Posted By Martywdx
LawnBoy0311, I get gout. for me, liverwurst or...

LawnBoy0311, I get gout. for me, liverwurst or peanuts are a trigger. I drink plenty water. 1/2 to 1 gallon daily. Keeps the kidneys flushed less uric acid kidney stones which are super painful and...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 09-16-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,955
Posted By Martywdx
NW Iowa here, I'm in a pocket of super dryness....

NW Iowa here, I'm in a pocket of super dryness. Less then 1.5 inch of rain since the last week in June. This is the worst 12 months since I started in 1990.
Looking for a good leaf season. But with...
Forum: General Talk 08-14-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,668
Posted By Martywdx
"How does all that work in your area? Who chooses...

"How does all that work in your area? Who chooses it and how do you use that to further promote yourself? "

The Men's club, a civic minded club the promotes the town.

As for promoting myself.
I...
Forum: General Talk 08-12-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,668
Posted By Martywdx
thanks hedgmaster

thanks hedgmaster
Forum: General Talk 08-12-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,668
Posted By Martywdx
another of my yards got yard of the month in town

Makes a guy feel good

4th lawn in as many years
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 08-10-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,890
Posted By Martywdx
Sucks when equipment fails. Out here in the...

Sucks when equipment fails. Out here in the boonies of Iowa with repair shops 1-2 hours away I've learnt to repair. I've learned that most parts that fail aren't repairable just replaceable, and if...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 08-09-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,399
Posted By Martywdx
Same thing happen to me. Three wires were bare...

Same thing happen to me. Three wires were bare which ground it out. So I wrapped electrical tape around the wires, and use a couple zip ties keep the harness for coming in contact with the deck.
Forum: General Talk 07-28-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,936
Posted By Martywdx
Crazy mowing here in Iowa May and June. Some...

Crazy mowing here in Iowa May and June. Some accounts every 5 days. July the rain stopped. many account went to biweekly. Now every third week. Like last year.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 07-28-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,241
Posted By Martywdx
Post-Emergent crabgrass killer

Drive xlr8 -
anyone work with it?
does it work?
Forum: General Talk 07-19-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,986
Posted By Martywdx
nice new mow

nice new mow
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 06-29-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,383
Posted By Martywdx
Real gas is 3.49 E10 is 3.39. I always a dime...

Real gas is 3.49 E10 is 3.39. I always a dime some times 11-12 cents difference here.

Back in 2008 when gas spiked I used E10. In hide sight it cost me more then then savings. With phantom carb/...
Forum: General Talk 06-23-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,565
Posted By Martywdx
You know your clients. Do what you have been...

You know your clients. Do what you have been doing with your father.
Also make sure your clients know your the go to guy if there is a problem-IE introduce yourself to all 40!
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 06-23-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,832
Posted By Martywdx
I cut wet grass. But never when rain is falling....

I cut wet grass. But never when rain is falling. Wet grass is hard enough on equipment. Also clients don't like it.
Forum: General Talk 06-23-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,958
Posted By Martywdx
Looking good.

Sometimes a little diversion is good for the sole.:D
Forum: General Talk 05-20-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,311
Posted By Martywdx
Nice to kick back with friends and beer.

Nice to kick back with friends and beer.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 05-20-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,451
Posted By Martywdx
If you do a crappy job I guess you deserve to be...

If you do a crappy job I guess you deserve to be pitched out by another lawn guy. Personally I've never did that- soliciting door to door. Like Hedgemaster said,"if you do consistently good work,...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-14-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,347
Posted By Martywdx
Nice to have if you have a lot of snow cleaning...

Nice to have if you have a lot of snow cleaning to do.
A few ppl have them around here. But they need to learn not to tear up the lawn. If I was their client I would be very unhappy with torn up sod...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 11-27-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,560
Posted By Martywdx
Just a thought- My land slopes to a reveen, and...

Just a thought-
My land slopes to a reveen, and I've been dumping mulched leaves and grass clipping from 20-30 clients for going on 20 years. I have yet to see any noticeable filling of the slope....
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 11-12-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,156
Posted By Martywdx
yes, so I guess the white ones are stonger

yes, so I guess the white ones are stonger
Forum: General Talk 11-12-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,116
Posted By Martywdx
I've been thinking of bolting somewhere. Leaves...

I've been thinking of bolting somewhere. Leaves are all done and day time highs in the 50F/dry for the next 10 days. Seems like the perfect time
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 11-09-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,609
Posted By Martywdx
You will never ever make any money' raking '...

You will never ever make any money' raking ' leaves
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 11-09-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,156
Posted By Martywdx
pops another beer-

pops another beer-
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 11-09-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,022
Posted By Martywdx
Kersten LBV blower on Kubota ride-on mower

that should move some acorns


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDMkLA7v1xY
Forum: General Talk 11-09-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,411
Posted By Martywdx
this what the east coast gets for voting obama-...

this what the east coast gets for voting obama- that and sandy
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