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Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 01-16-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By bruces
Amazingly you just answered your own question...

Amazingly you just answered your own question ,what's your hourly rate multiplied by two hours ? Then add any extras .
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-05-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,241
Posted By bruces
You guys should read the whole thread ,he knows...

You guys should read the whole thread ,he knows his equipment is homeowner and chose it on purpose ,he stated many times this is an experiment ,he runs a real company already and is doing this for...
Forum: General Talk 01-02-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,558
Posted By bruces
It has been snowing here a bit,but the real...

It has been snowing here a bit,but the real kicker is its so bloody cold -30 this morning .Anybody want to trade for a while ?
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 01-01-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,184
Posted By bruces
This site has lots of info already in place on it...

This site has lots of info already in place on it ,no need to add to the thousands of useless " how much" threads when all you need to do is use the search function .
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 12-31-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,713
Posted By bruces
Why not look through the info on this site about...

Why not look through the info on this site about figuring out your costs ,then figure out your own price from that ? Many in this thread alone have given you some hints to get you started in figuring...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 12-31-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,713
Posted By bruces
Your balls are dragging !

Your balls are dragging !
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 12-29-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,058
Posted By bruces
I don't know if your willing to just hack...

I don't know if your willing to just hack something together ,but if it's just the lights you might be able to make up your own separate light harness if your handy enough .Just an option that I...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 12-29-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,058
Posted By bruces
That only works with a straight blade from what I...

That only works with a straight blade from what I am seeing , have you looked at plowsight for answers ?
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 12-29-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 927
Posted By bruces
You need a larger unit to do any real...

You need a larger unit to do any real sandblasting ,probably not going to be able to move it around unless you get a gas powered unit ,I have an 80 gallon tank ,8 horsepower ,2 stage 185 psi ,14...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 12-23-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,744
Posted By bruces
Why get rid of him when your own guys said a 5...

Why get rid of him when your own guys said a 5 year old would of broken it ,for $40.00 it's just not worth doing anything other than repairing it and just move on .The homeowner will understand when...
Forum: General Business Discussions 12-17-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By bruces
Realtors are full of promises of more work ,Which...

Realtors are full of promises of more work ,Which usually never comes and they need you to do them a favor and do the job for less than half your regular fee .Sorry ,but it's just not worth it .
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 12-16-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,244
Posted By bruces
You can often disconnect the metal filler pipe...

You can often disconnect the metal filler pipe from the flexible hose ,then just drain it from there .I have an old in tank pump with some long wires on it and a long hose and just run that untill...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 12-15-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,241
Posted By bruces
Too bad your giving up ,I was hoping to watch...

Too bad your giving up ,I was hoping to watch this unfold in the new year .
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 12-12-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,244
Posted By bruces
Another thing to look at is the fuel pump driver...

Another thing to look at is the fuel pump driver module if your bus has one ,they rot out and leave you stranded because they are awesome ,and many people swap the pump only to find out its the...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 12-12-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,244
Posted By bruces
Crawl underneath with a ball bat and thump your...

Crawl underneath with a ball bat and thump your tank a few times ,if it starts head to the shop to get it replaced or better yet replace the whole bus .
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 12-10-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Posted By bruces
I haven't done any since the first week of...

I haven't done any since the first week of october and probably won't do anymore untill the end of may
Forum: General Business Discussions 12-10-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,692
Posted By bruces
Obamacare is fantastic ,and you guys are just a...

Obamacare is fantastic ,and you guys are just a bunch of whiny haters !! ,of course I live in Canada so it doesn't effect me at all .;);):p
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 12-10-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,453
Posted By bruces
I would just move on to the better same model...

I would just move on to the better same model truck and switch everything over , it sounds like its roached out too far to be worth fixing and since those trucks are now 4 model designs old you...
Forum: General Business Discussions 12-09-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,823
Posted By bruces
Let's say with a blower you can do 10 driveways a...

Let's say with a blower you can do 10 driveways a night ,with a blade you can do 50 while your sitting in a warm truck ,whatever you might save on your insurance will be quickly overcome with the...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 12-08-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,404
Posted By bruces
Can you share how you came up with 8 hours ?Not...

Can you share how you came up with 8 hours ?Not all cemeteries are the same size we do a few in under 3 man hours total ,most are much larger for sure ,but throwing a dart and coming up with 8 hours...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 12-07-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,241
Posted By bruces
I don't know anything about the place other than...

I don't know anything about the place other than I sold some jeep parts to a guy that lives there .If your up to it,then go for it .
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 12-07-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,241
Posted By bruces
Let's go with mitchellville tennesee .

Let's go with mitchellville tennesee .
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 12-07-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,241
Posted By bruces
Nome Alaska sounds like the perfect place to try...

Nome Alaska sounds like the perfect place to try this .
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 12-04-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,484
Posted By bruces
At under $2.000 each to purchase ,I am not...

At under $2.000 each to purchase ,I am not worried about anything as they can be sold at good profit if they become an issue ,besides if they each run a week or two they will be paid for and the rest...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 12-04-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,484
Posted By bruces
I recently bought 12 2012 kubota zero turns at an...

I recently bought 12 2012 kubota zero turns at an auction in a lot ,none have more than 500 hours ,most are under 200 ,10 diesels ,paid $20,000 for the entire lot .They had a company tech doing the...
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