Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Search Forums

» Welcome to the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum
Showing results 1 to 25 of 32
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: OldRedFord
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 09-16-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,138
Posted By OldRedFord
New to me blower...now some questions

Picked up a Redmax EBZ7100 blower from the local dealer that had been traded in for $300.

I dont have a instruction manual. All the manuals on the Redmax site show this goofy arm on the opposite...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-27-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,139
Posted By OldRedFord
Equipment insurance

What are you guys paying on average for insurance coverage on your equipment?
I only have one ZTR and a push mower. Then the blower, string trimmer, edger etc.

I was quoted 3 grand a year.
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 08-25-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,065
Posted By OldRedFord
Lawn vac for leaf collection

Thinking about getting a Little Wonder lawn vac to fight the battle in the fall against...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 08-25-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,415
Posted By OldRedFord
Ive found that going over the rows of clumps with...

Ive found that going over the rows of clumps with the mower set 3/4" to 1" higher then the cut height disperses the clumps ok.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 08-25-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,424
Posted By OldRedFord
Weekly sharpenings a good interval? How long can...

Weekly sharpenings a good interval? How long can one expect a set of blades to last? One month?
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-25-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,027
Posted By OldRedFord
I started back in June. So far I have 14...

I started back in June. So far I have 14 properties and 5 customers. I have found a good way to get the ball rolling here is to get in touch with anyone you know in the real estate field. That is how...
Forum: General Talk 08-15-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,989
Posted By OldRedFord
Trucks

So I am doing some window shopping looking at replacing my Ranger.

Why?

Transmission is acting up. Im getting a whopping 12 mpg towing a 3000 lb trailer full of lawn equipment around. Truck also...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-11-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,179
Posted By OldRedFord
Sales tax and other stuff

Can anyone tell me if I need to be charging sales tax for providing lawn maintenance in GA?

I know you need to be licensed to spray weedkiller commercially in GA. Does this apply to fertilization?
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 08-11-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,587
Posted By OldRedFord
I took me about a hour each. I do think next...

I took me about a hour each.

I do think next time will be faster. Might try using my big mower then.
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 08-10-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,895
Posted By OldRedFord
I got the steel from a steel supply house outside...

I got the steel from a steel supply house outside of Winder GA.

At home I cover the mowers with a tarp.

I plan to keep a small tarp with me so I can cover the cage up if I need to during the day....
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 08-10-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,895
Posted By OldRedFord
I have about $230 in materials. Two solid...

I have about $230 in materials. Two solid afternoons of work in it.

I added a pretty slick feature to it today. I went down to Lowes and got a bunch of eye bolts. I was just using bunjee cords and...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 08-10-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,587
Posted By OldRedFord
Dust was actually minimal. Used my 21" push...

Dust was actually minimal. Used my 21" push mower.

Took a after picture to show how it turned out. Not too bad considering.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 08-10-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,415
Posted By OldRedFord
Aside from cutting tall grass... One of the...

Aside from cutting tall grass...

One of the properties I mow weekly i have this problem. Come to find out they have a irrigation system. Had no clue about it till I showed up at noon today to cut...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 08-10-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,587
Posted By OldRedFord
What to charge for this property

I have two more properties I am taking on. They are about a 1/4 acre each. Lawn is in pretty poor condition. The lawn is in fact typical condition for this particular neighborhood.

I am going to...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 08-08-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,895
Posted By OldRedFord
Lawn trailer modifications

With all the hand tools I have bought lately I wanted somewhere to lock them up besides just having them lay in the bed of my truck. Just too easy for stuff like that to grow legs.

So I decided i...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 08-02-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,449
Posted By OldRedFord
Took it back this morning. They looked at it...

Took it back this morning. They looked at it while I was there and said that the belt for the deck had came off a pulley. They said it might have been because of me cutting tall, thick grass too...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-01-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,825
Posted By OldRedFord
What if you stick it between the mailbox and the...

What if you stick it between the mailbox and the post?

Some of the neighborhoods around here have a sign out front saying no soliciting so a newspaper add is the best bet.
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 08-01-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,449
Posted By OldRedFord
I got my mower back Saturday morning. I took it...

I got my mower back Saturday morning. I took it off the trailer and parked it.

This afternoon I tried to cut my neighbors lawn. Every time I hit the PTO switch to turn the blades on the engine would...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 07-28-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,449
Posted By OldRedFord
Im seriously thinking about it. The loner mower I...

Im seriously thinking about it. The loner mower I got is a 2010 Exmark Lazer Z Advantage Series X, with a 48" deck and a 22 hp Kawasaki engine. Even though there is only a 2hp difference between them...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 07-27-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,192
Posted By OldRedFord
What turbo is that?

What turbo is that?
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 07-27-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,449
Posted By OldRedFord
Sorry I didn't get any pictures. But it was on...

Sorry I didn't get any pictures. But it was on the mower frame in such a way it looked like it was coming from where the oil drain hose threads into the block.

Update...

Just got back from the...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 07-27-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,415
Posted By OldRedFord
It is clumping in the chute mostly. I noticed if...

It is clumping in the chute mostly. I noticed if I have the chute up it about eliminates the issue. Just that I cant cut like that all the time.

I picked up some Gator Blades today. Ill try those...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 07-27-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,415
Posted By OldRedFord
2009 Exmark Lazer Z AS. 48" deck. Blades are just...

2009 Exmark Lazer Z AS. 48" deck. Blades are just the factory ones. Ive only got 14 hrs on this machine.

I guess that info would have helped a bit.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 07-26-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,484
Posted By OldRedFord
I went and looked at a property similar to this,...

I went and looked at a property similar to this, but with kudzoo. I would have seriously considered renting a tractor and brush hog.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 07-26-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,415
Posted By OldRedFord
Clumping grass

Whats the best way to deal with clumping grass, besides cutting more often? Would different blades help? All of the properties I mow are every two weeks.

I like to cut my lawns at 2-2.5"
Showing results 1 to 25 of 32

 
Forum Jump
» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
New customers keep...
stevef1201
Yesterday 05:34 PM
Yesterday 09:54 PM
by BelleCityLawn1
3 70
Pushy customers
christopherhicks82
04-22-2014 08:22 PM
Yesterday 07:41 PM
by t-10yrs2retire
10 226
New Trailer
bobwill2009
04-23-2014 12:46 PM
Yesterday 01:34 PM
by B&B Lawn Services
4 108
Back for this year
xandrew245x
02-21-2014 04:30 PM
Yesterday 12:46 PM
by xandrew245x
20 1,044
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 12:01 AM
Yesterday 12:39 PM
by Steve
80 25,401
Pond...
xandrew245x
04-22-2014 03:29 PM
Yesterday 12:23 PM
by Steve
5 126
Mangwi Landscaping
bondservojc13
04-23-2014 09:56 PM
Yesterday 12:22 PM
by Steve
2 84
Acerage Rake
acrajchel
04-23-2014 07:23 PM
Yesterday 12:17 PM
by Steve
1 55
2.5 acre mowing
xandrew245x
04-18-2014 06:55 AM
Yesterday 12:05 PM
by Steve
16 380
Advertising On...
JacobsLawnMowing
03-17-2014 03:21 PM
Yesterday 11:58 AM
by Steve
14 913
In a bit situation need...
googus
04-22-2014 08:01 AM
04-23-2014 10:03 PM
by googus
9 188
Any greenhouse operators...
GoGreenerKS
04-15-2014 11:21 AM
04-23-2014 12:37 PM
by Steve
7 228
The $20 Mow Job
Dan Tanner
04-21-2014 07:24 PM
04-23-2014 12:06 PM
by Steve
5 208
quickbooks users
CDLAWNCARE
04-20-2014 09:03 AM
04-23-2014 06:48 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
4 185
Looking for advice on a...
Tekeda1
04-13-2014 09:53 AM
04-22-2014 07:55 PM
by Just for Cuts
23 593
About D@## Time!
TamMik
04-02-2014 08:10 AM
04-22-2014 05:14 PM
by BelleCityLawn1
19 886
What Was Your Setup When...
superrman77
02-11-2014 10:53 AM
04-22-2014 12:29 AM
by Tony317
22 1,737
Sulky and Turf Tracer
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:44 PM
04-22-2014 12:07 AM
by Tony317
9 451
danny 2
danny2
04-19-2014 10:19 PM
04-21-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
3 141
this mower is driving me...
boog
04-17-2014 12:07 PM
04-21-2014 12:10 PM
by kslawn
13 378
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
04-21-2014 12:02 PM
by kslawn
20 624
I Got Taken...,
Dan Tanner
04-19-2014 06:26 AM
04-21-2014 11:49 AM
by Steve
4 235
new to this forum!
mower13126
04-18-2014 07:37 PM
04-21-2014 11:39 AM
by Steve
4 157
REO calling
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 05:03 PM
04-21-2014 11:33 AM
by Steve
12 361
employee pay
4 seasons maintenance
04-10-2011 09:34 PM
04-20-2014 04:40 PM
by Dan Tanner
20 6,902
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
04-20-2014 11:13 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
32 1,229
Lawn Renovation
stevef1201
04-11-2014 12:00 PM
04-20-2014 11:11 AM
by kslawn
10 381
Customers droping like...
goodtimez
04-18-2014 09:53 AM
04-19-2014 08:09 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
7 240
Best Bulk Mulch delivery...
Steven Virgadamo
04-18-2014 09:52 AM
04-18-2014 05:34 PM
by Steve
2 107
Steve Virgadamo,...
Steven Virgadamo
04-18-2014 09:49 AM
04-18-2014 05:08 PM
by Steve
2 94
Instagram
Gerardo_Landscape
04-16-2014 11:28 AM
04-18-2014 04:51 PM
by Steve
3 201
Help with weed liability!
Prolawnofchatt
04-15-2014 09:10 AM
04-18-2014 04:47 PM
by Steve
5 262
Nationwide lawn care...
Billy Goat
04-15-2014 05:21 PM
04-18-2014 04:39 PM
by Steve
9 274
Truck Signage
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 11:00 PM
04-18-2014 04:04 PM
by stevef1201
10 301
leaf removal
tlf59263
04-15-2014 10:00 PM
04-18-2014 03:59 PM
by stevef1201
6 250
Pay per click advertising
roostertail
02-12-2014 07:26 PM
04-17-2014 07:11 PM
by yardrate
10 648
Accepting credit cards,...
Darksteel
03-17-2014 08:01 PM
04-16-2014 01:02 PM
by jymie
15 818
Trimec
acrajchel
04-15-2014 08:24 PM
04-16-2014 11:10 AM
by Steve
3 154
Gopher Forum Discount!
BlackRain75
04-12-2014 10:44 PM
04-16-2014 10:50 AM
by Steve
9 355
hello
NFrailey
04-15-2014 01:39 PM
04-16-2014 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 145
Pricing a Mulch Job
dmcalpi
04-07-2014 02:16 PM
04-16-2014 09:40 AM
by jymie
21 801
google earth
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 03:24 PM
04-16-2014 09:36 AM
by jymie
8 302
There has to be an...
CDLAWNCARE
04-14-2014 12:59 PM
04-15-2014 04:06 PM
by Dan Tanner
6 241
First Day Back!
BelleCityLawn1
04-09-2014 09:13 PM
04-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
11 374
Mow America
stevegredler
04-13-2014 01:02 PM
04-14-2014 09:53 PM
by kslawn
5 283
Power Broom
acrajchel
04-14-2014 07:46 AM
04-14-2014 12:47 PM
by CDLAWNCARE
2 156
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
04-14-2014 11:34 AM
by Steve
1,176 287,189
Equipment reviews
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-09-2014 07:17 AM
04-14-2014 11:27 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
13 539
Aerating Prices?
Dan Tanner
04-08-2014 03:16 PM
04-14-2014 10:31 AM
by Steve
13 549
Estimating help
acrajchel
04-11-2014 06:06 PM
04-14-2014 10:20 AM
by Steve
3 249
Read more about these lawn care business marketing categories.
General Business:
GopherHaul, Podcast
How to Estimate - Services To Offer:
Aeration, Apartment / Condo, bed edging, Color Change Plantings, Dethatching, Edging, Fall Leaf Cleanups, Foreclosed Homes, Gutter Cleaning, Hardscaping, Hedge Trimming, Home Safety Inspection, Irrigation, Landscape Project, Lawn Mower Repair, Mowing, Mulch Jobs, Outdoor decoration, Parking Lot Cleanups, Pet Waste Removal, Pressure Washing, Property Management, Snow plowing, Stump Grinding, Tree Removal
How to Estimate Jobs:
Lawn Care Business:
Barter, Bikini Lawn Care, Business Failure, Business loan, Business Plan, Debt, Debt Collection, Estimate or Proposal Form, Franchise, Fuel surcharge, How to sell, Insurance, Job Tracking, Lawn Care Contract, Lawn Care Customer Survey, Lawn Care Uniform, Lawn Care Videos, Operational Costs, Overhead Costs, Prepay, Pricing, Start up, Tiger Time Lawn Care,
Lawn Care Business Books:
Lawn Care Customers:
Buying customers, Commercial Customers, Customer Retention, How to get, Residential Customers
Lawn Care Employees:
1 Man Lawn Crew, Bonus Pay, training, Your First Employee
lawn care equipment:
bed edger, Lawn Care Truck, Leaf Sweeper, Mower, New Arrival, Trailer, UltraVac
Lawn Care Marketing:
Billboard, Brochure, Business Card, Community Projects To Promote Your Business, Coupons, Cross Promotion / Synergy, Direct Mail, Door hanger, door to door, Free Giveaway Contest, Free Lawn Care Flyer Template, Gift or Discount Cards, home show, Internet, Lawn Care Business Sales Letter, Lawn Care Logo, Lawn Care Marketing, Lawn Care Truck & Trailer Signs, Lawn Care Website, Lawn Signs, Magazine Ad, Magnets, Mailing list, Marketing on Craigslist.com, Newspaper Ads, Parade, Postcards, publicity stunt, Referrals, Review My Lawn Care Marketing Material, t-shirt, Welcoming Kit, Word Of Mouth
Seasonal Promotion Ideas:
4th of July, Armed Forces Day, Christmas, Election Day, Fall, Halloween, Memorial Day, Spring, Summer, Valentine's Day, Veteran's Day, Winter:
Software:
Estimation Software, Landscaper Software, Landscaping Business Software, Landscaping Estimate Software, Landscaping Software, Lawn Care Business Software, Lawn Care Estimating Software, Lawn Care Software, Mowing Software
Uncategorized:
Video:
Website:
Search Engine Optimization
» Lawn Care Business Discussion Categories
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:24 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:24 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy