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Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 07-28-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,555
Posted By Godslapper
lol. I've done 12 yards in one day by myself....

lol. I've done 12 yards in one day by myself. Never again.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 07-28-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,555
Posted By Godslapper
Wow ! You should do the job and give her about...

Wow ! You should do the job and give her about $2000.00 because if you do that job that's what happening. I get mulch for $28 a yard. I charge $90 a yard. That gets it to their house and gets it...
Forum: General Talk 07-28-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,478
Posted By Godslapper
That's great, You must do good work and will only...

That's great, You must do good work and will only loose a customer when they die. The only thing I would think about is the price you charge. It's quite low and I think they know it. That's fine as...
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 07-24-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,314
Posted By Godslapper
What ? This lady has a lawn crew that she wants...

What ? This lady has a lawn crew that she wants you to manage ? Sounds fishy. Can you give more details ? Does she own a mowing biz. Way to go. Wish I started at your age. Don't forget about school.
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 07-22-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,339
Posted By Godslapper
I would try a little engine restore. Check valve...

I would try a little engine restore. Check valve covers. I have a John Deer walk behind that has been blowing blue smoke on start up for years, and is still running strong.
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 07-22-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,441
Posted By Godslapper
No I have never done such a thing. There is so...

No I have never done such a thing. There is so much work out there that even a rat can get fat on just the crums.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 07-20-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,758
Posted By Godslapper
I think an acer is about 45,000 sq' so you have a...

I think an acer is about 45,000 sq' so you have a little over that, but I would not worry so much about the size of the place but how long you're there. If it takes me about an hour I feel pretty...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 07-20-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,104
Posted By Godslapper
I thought that would be a good addition to the...

I thought that would be a good addition to the biz. What I found out was the the installation part was more than I wanted to get into, mostly because the competition can do it way faster and cheaper...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-20-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,270
Posted By Godslapper
When can I get one and how can I get one ? How...

When can I get one and how can I get one ? How much will it cost ? I can't wait to add this to my business. I think with one of these I should be able to dubble my business and my productivity....
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-19-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,302
Posted By Godslapper
Well mike, I have to say that if you want to fly...

Well mike, I have to say that if you want to fly under the tax and legal system then please don't start this business.

You will be screwing all of the hard working idiots that have been doing it by...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 07-19-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,505
Posted By Godslapper
Not bad. I have a Blue Bird power rake that works...

Not bad. I have a Blue Bird power rake that works so good that I'd have to stick with that. I like to rent the areator and the one I rent might be old school. It has weights on the side and is a very...
Forum: General Talk 07-19-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,906
Posted By Godslapper
Having insurance opens up a lot of oppertunity....

Having insurance opens up a lot of oppertunity. You have been lucky so far. I pay about $850 a year here in NY. A lot of guys around here also have no insurance. I guess that's one of the reasons so...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 07-18-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,289
Posted By Godslapper
lol. Think small stay small. I'm sure the wife...

lol. Think small stay small. I'm sure the wife and kids will respect you all the same.lol.
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 07-18-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,289
Posted By Godslapper
I have 21" mowers on my trucks. There toros and...

I have 21" mowers on my trucks. There toros and come to think of it the last time I bought one was two or three seasons ago. The only time we use them is when there is a spot that the big mower can't...
Forum: General Business Discussions 07-18-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 23,694
Posted By Godslapper
I always tell my guys Quality over quantity. Then...

I always tell my guys Quality over quantity. Then I tell them to go faster.
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 07-18-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,289
Posted By Godslapper
First, if you sell your motorcycle to buy a lawn...

First, if you sell your motorcycle to buy a lawn mower I will find you and kick yer azz. What the F are you thinking ! Second, there is no such thing as a 21" commercial lawn mower !

You need to...
Forum: General Talk 07-18-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,962
Posted By Godslapper
Dude, just tell em it's $100 bucks a week and...

Dude, just tell em it's $100 bucks a week and that's a deal compared to what you charge the other people.
Forum: General Talk 07-17-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,167
Posted By Godslapper
Yeah !

Just got off the phone with a customer. They couldn't say enough nice things about one of my guys. He just did 5 yards of mulch for them and I guess it looks GGGGGGRRRRRRate ! They did say it's about...
Forum: General Business Discussions 07-17-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 23,694
Posted By Godslapper
lol. A few weeks ago some baby bunnys forgot to...

lol. A few weeks ago some baby bunnys forgot to duck their little heads. I still brought them home to my 6 year old, but some how it just wasn't the same as when I bring home the little guys with...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 07-17-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,075
Posted By Godslapper
My first mower was a John Deer 48" walk behind....

My first mower was a John Deer 48" walk behind. Commercial type. I could only mow as fast as I could walk and after a while my knees started to give me problems. So I bought a brand new Toro 52" Z...
Forum: General Business Discussions 07-17-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 23,694
Posted By Godslapper
If you want a happy life marry an ugly wife.

If you want a happy life marry an ugly wife.
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 07-16-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,371
Posted By Godslapper
I'd put 2 guys on it and give them 2 hours maybe...

I'd put 2 guys on it and give them 2 hours maybe 3. $ 2-250.
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 07-16-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,259
Posted By Godslapper
Most of the time when I'm trying to sell a job...

Most of the time when I'm trying to sell a job face to face the customer will ask if we bag it. I say only when we need to.

A few of my customers that are on the high end side. The ones that water...
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 07-16-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,670
Posted By Godslapper
Includes everything. Worth every penny. I'm...

Includes everything. Worth every penny. I'm simple minded and don't want to know how it works. I just called in the hours for three guys and my part time sec. Their pay checks will be here tomarrow....
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-16-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,270
Posted By Godslapper
Will it work on steep hills or does the lawn need...

Will it work on steep hills or does the lawn need to be flat. What about wet leaves ?
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