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Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 04-21-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By kslawn
Good eye, I never noticed that....boog what you...

Good eye, I never noticed that....boog what you got there!

It would explain why its not in the grooves eh!!!
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-21-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 611
Posted By kslawn
Yep, May through October is the cutting season....

Yep, May through October is the cutting season. We usually get started mid April and can go to mid November average season but the last couple years have been long winters...come earlier and last...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 04-21-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By kslawn
boog, also take a look at the same pic, and look...

boog, also take a look at the same pic, and look at the wheel clutch strap (#1 on pg 5 of your book). it looks like the right side is in a different hole than the left, but cant get a good look at...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 04-21-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By kslawn
boog, in the middle pic, it looks like the belt...

boog, in the middle pic, it looks like the belt is not in the groove of the pulley and also look at the grooves behind the tire, it looks like something is under the belt, like grass or dirt or...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 04-20-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By kslawn
Hey boog, if your sure the book you have came...

Hey boog, if your sure the book you have came with that mower then its probably right on the size belts it takes. But if its so tight that it already has so much tension on it then I would say wrong...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-20-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 611
Posted By kslawn
I cut my lawns up here in the cooler climate at 2...

I cut my lawns up here in the cooler climate at 2 1/2" to 3" no higher...a couple I have even want it cut shorter at 2" and I can tell you it grows good and thick with minimal weeds...In fact I could...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-20-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By kslawn
Yeah Rye and Fescue both do good up here in the...

Yeah Rye and Fescue both do good up here in the cooler climate.
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 04-20-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By kslawn
Give me the model# and serial# and any other #s...

Give me the model# and serial# and any other #s you can find ON your mower and I'll contact my guy. He is a master mechanic and can tell me exactly what belts should be on it... Then you know for...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-19-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By kslawn
Steve1201, its looking good! Do you know exactly...

Steve1201, its looking good! Do you know exactly what type of grass seed is in the mix?

We have a mix that works well up here...a mix of Rye/Fescue and Bluegrass, and it works really good even in...
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 04-19-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,890
Posted By kslawn
I am the owner and the crew supervisor. The guys...

I am the owner and the crew supervisor. The guys start getting paid at the first job site to the last job site and they get 2 paid 15 min breaks, one in the morning hours and one in the afternoon...
Forum: General Talk 04-19-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By kslawn
I would think that there is a good profit to be...

I would think that there is a good profit to be made doing the "hardscapes" side of the business. I don't have that much of this type of work where I'm at but i will say that the "maintenance of the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-19-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By kslawn
General rule of thumb is $60 per hour but depends...

General rule of thumb is $60 per hour but depends on location and varies a little from one area to the other.

Good luck in your start up!!!
Forum: General Talk 04-19-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By kslawn
Lol...Dan, that is where the real money is on...

Lol...Dan, that is where the real money is on these REO's because of the fines the banks endure if they don't comply with them. If you go to a home and your taking pic's make sure you get the pic's...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 04-19-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By kslawn
You will need to have the same size belts. Put on...

You will need to have the same size belts. Put on it what it calls for and see what it does. You will have to start at the beginning to adjust it from there.

When you put new drive belts on, you...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-18-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 349
Posted By kslawn
$20.00 discount isn't bad, I say go ahead and see...

$20.00 discount isn't bad, I say go ahead and see what she says. Make sure you explain the discount to her, or maybe say you will give her a discount if she in turn tells her friends and neighbors...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-18-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By kslawn
Lots of good info on here Steve, welcome to the...

Lots of good info on here Steve, welcome to the forum!
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-18-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By kslawn
Sounds good, yeah they do freak out a bit...

Sounds good, yeah they do freak out a bit sometimes. I had a customer I did a spring clean up for and he didn't have a fall clean up the year before. The bill was $510.00 Me and one other guy then...
Forum: General Talk 04-18-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By kslawn
Dan, do you do any carpentry work at all or know...

Dan, do you do any carpentry work at all or know someone who does?

I ask because the banks that these companies work for have to meet codes as far as structure and overall safety requirements and...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-17-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By kslawn
I'm thinking he meant 4 hours total with 2 guys,...

I'm thinking he meant 4 hours total with 2 guys, him and his helper.
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 04-17-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By kslawn
Does the left side work like it should? Did you...

Does the left side work like it should?

Did you adjust the brake?

Will the mower track good and straight and or does it pull to one side or the other?

Give us some pic's if you can so wee can see...
Forum: General Talk 04-17-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By kslawn
Thats the whole thing about this type of work is...

Thats the whole thing about this type of work is that they are few and far between and they want the extra work with pic's, then you have to put the time in to download everything....

It does depend...
Forum: General Talk 04-17-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By kslawn
There are a few threads on this subject, do a...

There are a few threads on this subject, do a search.

Basically its not worth it unless you have enough volume in your area to make it worth your time. The prices they give you are negotiable but...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-16-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By kslawn
Set up a meeting with the Association President...

Set up a meeting with the Association President to talk about this further. I would have all the info you need on this before hand like, why you need to put more applications down and the overall...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-16-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By kslawn
You mean you are looking to having a spray...

You mean you are looking to having a spray company fertilize your customers lawns?
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-16-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By kslawn
2 men on crew at your hourly rate per man x 4...

2 men on crew at your hourly rate per man x 4 hours + dump fee's.
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