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Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-17-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,385
Posted By ratchetmaster2
NAH!!!!! To hell with replacing the actual recoil...

NAH!!!!! To hell with replacing the actual recoil spring. **** that. It's almost impossible.

What I meant was Toro sells the entire pull string assembly. It's enclosed. It unbolts from the crank in...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-16-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,385
Posted By ratchetmaster2
Pull string on Toro power head broke

So my Toro powerhead finally gave me a problem. The recoil spring in the pull string mechanism broke. Found the replacement part from Toro online for $25 + $8 shipping. I already replaced the...
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 07-04-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,551
Posted By ratchetmaster2
AHHHHH!!!! no matter how many times you say this,...

AHHHHH!!!! no matter how many times you say this, IT'S STILL NOT VALID

Your customer isn't qualified to make that decision. They aren't aware of the risks involved, or the likelihood that you will...
Forum: General Talk 07-04-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,246
Posted By ratchetmaster2
I have strongly considered this, but...I'm not...

I have strongly considered this, but...I'm not sure of the possible backfire.

Wouldn't that make me seem like a jerk?
If I put something in my ad like, "I speak perfect English", "no illegal aliens...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 07-01-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,695
Posted By ratchetmaster2
Well....not exactly. If they can actually tell...

Well....not exactly. If they can actually tell you the lot size, you're fine (mostly). But if you start the conversation off like this, you have yet another reason to ask for their address. Not just...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 07-01-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,441
Posted By ratchetmaster2
That's pretty well done. I agree. I like the...

That's pretty well done. I agree. I like the uniformity of it. It's still a truck, but looks more refined. Just curious, what Toro push mower is that?
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 07-01-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,695
Posted By ratchetmaster2
Ha! I've never had that much trouble getting an...

Ha! I've never had that much trouble getting an address, but I do completely understand. Maybe it's the area I live in, but I get a lot less phone calls and more e-mails and texts. I guess people...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 07-01-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,441
Posted By ratchetmaster2
truck cap? How do you feel about those? Of...

truck cap? How do you feel about those? Of course, you will have a biased opinion because you have one, but I'm curious.

I feel like they could be useful, but also restricting because of the roof
Forum: General Talk 07-01-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,287
Posted By ratchetmaster2
what the actual ****. are you being serious right...

what the actual ****. are you being serious right now?? I literally cannot comprehend your brain function.


So...you're telling me that having shiny equipment is MORE important than you, yourself,...
Forum: General Talk 06-30-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,287
Posted By ratchetmaster2
One thing I will never understand. I see it all...

One thing I will never understand. I see it all the time and hate it so much. I don't care if you have washboard abs and a 6-pack or whatever, you better be clothed if you're ever going to work on my...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 06-30-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,230
Posted By ratchetmaster2
hmm...not any weed I've ever seen. Doesn't look...

hmm...not any weed I've ever seen. Doesn't look like it would keep lit very well. I would pass and get a new guy.
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 06-30-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,441
Posted By ratchetmaster2
Why bother locking your vehicle? All the good...

Why bother locking your vehicle? All the good stuff to steal is in the back, i.e. your equipment.

Ok, maybe not for all of you, but for me it's true.
"oh, you want to take advantage of my unlocked...
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 06-30-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,551
Posted By ratchetmaster2
That's true. There are alternatives.

That's true. There are alternatives.
Forum: General Talk 06-30-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,246
Posted By ratchetmaster2
Of course the owner is paying taxes. No issues...

Of course the owner is paying taxes. No issues there. Of course he also has insurance. These types of guys do everything. They do mowing, mulching, planting, tree trimming and cutting, stump...
Forum: General Talk 06-30-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,246
Posted By ratchetmaster2
$25 a cut? Yeah, that's what all the big...

$25 a cut?

Yeah, that's what all the big companies around here charge.
The landscaping companies around here are so large that they charge a flat rate, no matter how big your lawn is (up to 2 acres...
Forum: General Talk 06-29-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,287
Posted By ratchetmaster2
but Greg...no..you're wrong. You're so far off...

but Greg...no..you're wrong. You're so far off it's ridiculous.


"great" service (getting your mowers stuck) ISN'T "all that matters". Your image is immensely important. ESPECIALLY when what you...
Forum: General Talk 06-29-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,146
Posted By ratchetmaster2
nuoh my god. Are you for real? I can't even...

nuoh my god.

Are you for real?


I can't even...
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 06-29-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,551
Posted By ratchetmaster2
I do understand the predicament... I've felt the...

I do understand the predicament... I've felt the same way. This past Sunday, the weather forecast predicted heavy thunderstorms every single day until Saturday (today). It rained a bit in the night...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 06-29-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,679
Posted By ratchetmaster2
To be honest, I'm actually very comfortable right...

To be honest, I'm actually very comfortable right now. It seems like every time I look at my bank account, it has grown by leaps and bounds. I have about 42 customers. Most of them are biweekly, but...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 06-29-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,318
Posted By ratchetmaster2
This thread is more than 5 years old. Jody isn't...

This thread is more than 5 years old. Jody isn't even a member anymore.

That being said, I was EXTREMELY skeptical when I read the OP's post. 15 calls in one day?? I don't care if your ad says...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 06-19-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,770
Posted By ratchetmaster2
Those power heads can definitely get mega...

Those power heads can definitely get mega expensive. Sometimes I go on Stihl's website and see what kind of new gadgets they have conjured up recently. The prices are usually astronomical. They have...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 06-19-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,162
Posted By ratchetmaster2
Cheese, I understand what you mean. Thanks for...

Cheese, I understand what you mean. Thanks for the pricing, I never would have thought of it like that. I just don't have customers with tens or hundreds of feet of hedges. When I said "$10-20 worth...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 06-19-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,162
Posted By ratchetmaster2
lolol that's like a double win. Actually, that...

lolol that's like a double win.

Actually, that could work out really well. I bet you that manager will give you less of a hard time about pricing because he knows how damn expensive all your...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 06-18-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,062
Posted By ratchetmaster2
I disagree with this. People don't openly agree...

I disagree with this. People don't openly agree to $45/hr, they will agree to it if they don't know it. For example, a $135 job that will take 3 hours. No problem. Openly asking for $45/hr, "ARE YOU...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 06-18-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,162
Posted By ratchetmaster2
Cheese, what is your example of hedge trimming?...

Cheese, what is your example of hedge trimming?
I've actually been trimming a lot of hedges lately, but it's only $10-20 worth. If a woman has 2 or 3 medium sized Azaleas or a couple of boxwoods....
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