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Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 05-26-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,258
Posted By biodale
Replace primer bulb

Replacing the primer bulb solved a similar problem on my stihl trimmer.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 04-07-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,119
Posted By biodale
Smile clutch

Check to see you stator and regulator are putting out the proper voltage and amperage. Check voltage by putting a voltage meter across the battery terminals with the engine running. The voltage...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-04-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,158
Posted By biodale
pricing sprinkler winterization

I don't know anything about spraying. I subcontract that out.

I will comment about pricing for sprinkler winterization. It is a service that everyone in a cold climate needs. Even if they mow their...
Forum: General Talk 02-01-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,851
Posted By biodale
go or no go

I agree with the previous post. Definitely go for it. Don't turn business down. OF course, that means good profitable business.

I find myself in a similar situation. My growth may exceed my...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 01-31-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,833
Posted By biodale
Free Cuts

Be careful about giving away services for free. I try to price my services fairly so I don"t have the markup to give away services. However if your original offer was 3 free cuts if they signed up I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-31-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,158
Posted By biodale
winterizing sprinkler system

Where I am from it freezes down a foot or so in the winter. When I winterize a system I isolate the system from city or irrigation water and using an air compressor empty the lines of water. Its big...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 01-30-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,896
Posted By biodale
hour meter wiring

That is the way the john deere manual said to do it. So when I added it that is what I did. The wiring was already there for it.
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 01-29-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,896
Posted By biodale
Hour meter

My hour meter is wired to the electric clutch. So the meter is running only when the blades are turning. The few hours when the engine is idling is not important (in my mind). It will keep an...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-28-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,158
Posted By biodale
Smile Here's how I got 600 customers

I use signs.
Strategically placed signs. Most competitors signs are placed in the bar ditch and weeds at busy street corners. That is a mistake for two major reasons. 1) People from all over see the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-28-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,158
Posted By biodale
Response to Steve's questions

My original intentions with the sprinkler blowouts was to do about 150 - 200 a year (working just weekends) and make an easy $5000. I got into it because I thought they charged too much and the work...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-26-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,604
Posted By biodale
Smile Help with JD walkbehind

I am adding electric start to a John Deere Gs-30. Its all hooked up except I cant find a good place for the battery. Does anyone know where the factory placed the battery on a GS-30.
I'd appreciate...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-26-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,158
Posted By biodale
New member - Hello

Hello. Glad I found this forum. It has been interesting and informative to read the postings. While I have blown out sprinkler systems (winterizing) for 8 years, I am just starting to mowing this...
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