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Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 04-23-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,522
Posted By Chilehead
Never hired an illegal alien, never will. It's a...

Never hired an illegal alien, never will. It's a matter of patriotism for me. For the record I support capitalism, but patriotism trumps capitalism in my book.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-19-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By Chilehead
Okay. You win, You win! Sheesh....!:rolleyes:

Okay. You win, You win! Sheesh....!:rolleyes:
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-19-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By Chilehead
You are intermingling terms. Everything I...

You are intermingling terms. Everything I mentioned is per UGA College of Environmental Sciences, and GA Extension Service. FYI, Clemson, Texas A & M, and others say the same thing to substantiate...
Forum: General Business Discussions 04-17-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Chilehead
:DHA! Story of my life!

:DHA! Story of my life!
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-17-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By Chilehead
Truth be told, aeration has less to do with...

Truth be told, aeration has less to do with improving the dirt and more to do with improving the soil, which in turn can make the growing environment for turf roots improve. In GA, we have a...
Forum: General Business Discussions 04-15-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Chilehead
I have to say.....it's a real good sign that I'm...

I have to say.....it's a real good sign that I'm not the only one having a stellar year. Now everyone go back to work....we have millions of dollars to make!:D
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-14-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By Chilehead
The positive aspects of aerating a lawn far...

The positive aspects of aerating a lawn far outweigh the negative ones. If you only have a pickup truck, you can purchase a ramp that attaches to your hitch to hold/transport the aerator. IMHO, Plugr...
Forum: General Business Discussions 04-13-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Chilehead
90% of this year's new customers has come from an...

90% of this year's new customers has come from an online source. The other 10% has been a referral. Newspaper ads died 10 years ago for me. In 2003, I placed a 4-line classified ad that netted 25 new...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-13-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Chilehead
I've seen this material alot, but tend to use the...

I've seen this material alot, but tend to use the pro-level fiberglass material instead. Black plastic isn't permeable, whereas fiberglass fabric is. I've seen many a mulch bed washed away in a heavy...
Forum: General Talk 04-12-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Chilehead
I like string trimming after I mow. The logic...

I like string trimming after I mow. The logic behind this is to first get everywhere you can possible with the mower, then have a minimal amount to touch up on with the trimmer.
Forum: General Business Discussions 04-10-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Chilehead
I spent the winter building my online presence. I...

I spent the winter building my online presence. I also made the decision to be a grounds care-only company last summer (no more design/build). I think this has led people who are tired of...
Forum: General Business Discussions 04-09-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Chilehead
Unreal

This year is turning out to be flat-out awesome. We're only 9 days into April, and I'm already up 30% over last year in new clients. I've been running around so much that 16-hour days seem like...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 04-07-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By Chilehead
This is good to know. I am currently leaning...

This is good to know. I am currently leaning towards Ferris' Snapper Pro twin, the SW35. It's practically the same mower, just a hair cheaper to purchase.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 03-14-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Chilehead
The site is easy on the eyes overall, but your...

The site is easy on the eyes overall, but your "description" and "keywords" meta tags need some help. Search for some articles on "how to choose keywords", and "effective description meta tag". This...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 03-14-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Chilehead
Good deal. Is this a new headquarters for you, or...

Good deal. Is this a new headquarters for you, or an additional location?
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-12-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By Chilehead
Ferris' customer service rep told me to work out...

Ferris' customer service rep told me to work out a demo appointment with a local dealer because that is their policy. Looks like Ferris needs to get their &%$@ together!:mad:
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-12-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By Chilehead
My local stores sell used equipment all the time....

My local stores sell used equipment all the time. I was tempted to buy a powered aerator for $300.00, but didn't like that it wasn't stable on even the slightest hill.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-12-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By Chilehead
FYI, I'll pick up Echo SRM-230 string trimmers...

FYI, I'll pick up Echo SRM-230 string trimmers for $149.00 from some of my local Home Depots. They are in almost-new condition.....great deal!:cool:
Forum: General Business Discussions 03-11-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,781
Posted By Chilehead
It's mid March through late April for us. I get a...

It's mid March through late April for us. I get a few calls in May, and then nothing till the following March. Atlanta, GA is known to be one of the most competitive markets in the country. We'll...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-10-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By Chilehead
Ferris FW35 questions

This is the year that yours truly is going to get a new walk behind mower. I know what I want in a machine, and am VERY familiar with how Exmark, Toro, and Scag's numerous decks perform under various...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-08-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,436
Posted By Chilehead
This is a good point. The best built trailers...

This is a good point. The best built trailers I've seen don't have a tongue welded to the trailer frame, but rather the frame and tongue are all integrated with reinforcements welded at key stress...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-07-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,436
Posted By Chilehead
I'd have to agree....it looks bent. Once empty,...

I'd have to agree....it looks bent. Once empty, bend it back so it's straight, and then get some beefier angle iron to add as reinforcements. Attach via welding.
Forum: General Business Discussions 03-05-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By Chilehead
I measure all turf areas before doing any kind of...

I measure all turf areas before doing any kind of service on them. Not only does it keep you from going broke, it allows you to offer competitive pricing.
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 03-05-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,343
Posted By Chilehead
Baby Crap ain't crappy at all. I had thrown...

Baby Crap ain't crappy at all. I had thrown around the idea of getting a new 6X12 trailer myself and enclosing it like you did to your smaller trailer. The price of an enclosed trailer vs....
Forum: Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions 03-02-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By Chilehead
Tough break. I have known so many guys down here...

Tough break. I have known so many guys down here that share your story word-for-word. One guy had an excavation business grossing 8 figures annually. Today, he is working in retail.
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