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Forum: General Talk 08-21-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By SouthallMowing
I've gotten rid of one this year. Simply because...

I've gotten rid of one this year. Simply because she didn't understand why I wouldn't jump over an electric fence for a cattle field and trim 6 feet away from the fence.

1. Electric hurts.
2. Not...
Forum: General Talk 08-21-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By SouthallMowing
I just bought some of those yellow vent caps on...

I just bought some of those yellow vent caps on ebay for these "no spill" POS cans. Drilled the hole, popped that bad boy in there, and I'm off. It fills up a lot quicker. :)
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-21-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By SouthallMowing
Welcome to the forums! Just like Steve said,...

Welcome to the forums!

Just like Steve said, doing business with friends, family, etc can get messy in a hurry. I just ruined a long friendship because I had to fire one of my friends for not...
Forum: General Talk 08-21-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By SouthallMowing
Steve has a pretty good setup there. I don't do...

Steve has a pretty good setup there. I don't do contracts like that, even though I can. But, his plan is pretty good, and must work for him.

For bushes and hedges, I usually charge $5 a bush,...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-21-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By SouthallMowing
No one around in Southern Ohio does contracts...

No one around in Southern Ohio does contracts with individual clients unless it's for the full service year round. Here's a saying I usually go with, "Contracts are for people that cannot be...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 03-31-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By SouthallMowing
For the 44" deck, they are supposed to be one...

For the 44" deck, they are supposed to be one turn open. The left one was two, and the right was three and a half. 5 turns is wide open so that you can push the mower without it being started.

Took...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 03-29-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By SouthallMowing
After a while fooling around with it, the by-pass...

After a while fooling around with it, the by-pass valve on the hydros were open halfway for some reason. So I closed them and it works excellent. Now it's ready for new tires, blades, fluids, and...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 03-25-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,734
Posted By SouthallMowing
I have a 2005 Toro 38" Zero turn that I've been...

I have a 2005 Toro 38" Zero turn that I've been mowing 15 medium to large lawns with for the last 4 years. New oil every month, and regular maintenance. It's lasted 9 years. 5 with a .24 acre yard...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 03-25-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By SouthallMowing
Take four on pictures. VBulletin doesn't like me...

Take four on pictures. VBulletin doesn't like me tonight.

http://s217.photobucket.com/user/JohnSouthall/library/Toro%20Proline
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 03-25-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By SouthallMowing
Exclamation Toro Proline 44" Hydro Question

I purchased this unit ( Toro 44" Proline Walk Behind Model 30187) yesterday. I got out today and played with it a little in some leaves and such. However, it being a 2005 (not commercially used) it...
Forum: Truck & Trailer Sign Design, silk screened apparel & uniform discussion 01-31-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,558
Posted By SouthallMowing
I've heard of using a heat gun (which is what I...

I've heard of using a heat gun (which is what I do to heat up the surface you'll be applying the vinyl to so it gets excellent adhesion.) But a blow torch?!?!? C'mon man. TELL US!!!!!:D
Forum: Truck & Trailer Sign Design, silk screened apparel & uniform discussion 01-29-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By SouthallMowing
I agree with Steve. I'd at least put a phone...

I agree with Steve. I'd at least put a phone number. I have a polo shirt I purchased that just has "Southall Mowing" on it with a logo that I wear on estimates and some other stuff. I've been asked a...
Forum: Truck & Trailer Sign Design, silk screened apparel & uniform discussion 10-29-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,558
Posted By SouthallMowing
Magnets for the side of the bed....

Anyone know anywhere that makes magnets for the side of the bed of a truck? The WHOLE side? I've got door magnets, and want to go a little bigger. I don't want to letter the truck. I know it's going...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 05-14-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,833
Posted By SouthallMowing
It was about 18 inches. I honestly don't...

It was about 18 inches. I honestly don't understand why you'd charge so much. I'm not trying to bash you guys, but that's outrageous for around here. If you'd say that, you'd get laughed out of town....
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 05-13-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,833
Posted By SouthallMowing
Court houses....

A co-worker of my father just got this house in a settlement. The previous owner (ex wife) did not mow it at all from December until this week when I got the job. He called me kinda frantic as the...
Forum: General Business Discussions 05-13-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,490
Posted By SouthallMowing
Surprisingly, most have been in the price range....

Surprisingly, most have been in the price range. Most of the time, when I ballpark, I give about $5 more than I should, then take it off if need be, and make it sound like a deal. :D
Forum: General Business Discussions 05-13-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,490
Posted By SouthallMowing
If I'm at home or at the station when I get a...

If I'm at home or at the station when I get a call for an estimate, I look at this real quick to give them a ballpark and make sure that they know it could change dramatically if there's a ton of...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 12-03-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,515
Posted By SouthallMowing
Started using one of these bad...

Started using one of these bad boys.

http://themojack.com/
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 09-20-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,964
Posted By SouthallMowing
Steve, I'm liking where this is going. It's all...

Steve, I'm liking where this is going. It's all coming together now. I think this winter, I'm going take all of the ideas from everyone, and make a few different prototypes, because it works, but it...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 09-19-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,964
Posted By SouthallMowing
Spring system! Great idea! I was trying to think...

Spring system! Great idea! I was trying to think of something that would help it. I mowed with it on hills and stuff. I didn't have any problems with it. But I don't want to get into that one in a...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 09-19-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,964
Posted By SouthallMowing
Custom Striping kit for the small Toro Timecutters!

After having just the mower making the stripes, and doing a good job at it, I decided it's time to make a striping kit. However, nowhere makes one for my 38" cut. So I made one....for under...
Forum: General Business Discussions 08-15-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,585
Posted By SouthallMowing
I see what you mean. Oh well, It's flat, doesn't...

I see what you mean. Oh well, It's flat, doesn't take too long to mow. And I only have about 20 in expenses with that lawn. So I still make money. But I'm expanding into broader places. More...
Forum: General Business Discussions 08-14-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,585
Posted By SouthallMowing
Dispite the negative comments and such on this......

Dispite the negative comments and such on this... around here mowing an acre is $35.00 everyone charges that. It's almost SOP. I mowed it today. It was easy. She gave me a good tip too. Whoever said...
Forum: General Business Discussions 08-13-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,585
Posted By SouthallMowing
High Price? No Problem!

Today I got a phone call from a woman about 5 miles outside of my service area asking for an estimate. I nicely told her I'd take the job, but it's out of my service area. She wanted me to cut it...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 08-11-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,282
Posted By SouthallMowing
I don't know what kind of truck you have but I...

I don't know what kind of truck you have but I have a 2006 Ram 1500. Nice little Hemi. :D But I can have my trailer loaded with my normal stuff and it pulls it without any problem. You can barely...
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