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Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-13-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,024
Posted By Rdelahunr
When should the season be done for a student?

I'm starting my business next summer and was wondering when I should end the season. I am thinking that when too many leaves fall for me to mow normally I should send a letter explaining that I'm...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 09-22-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,071
Posted By Rdelahunr
His show is called coffeetime. He takes calls and...

His show is called coffeetime. He takes calls and talks about pretty much anything. Sometimes it's sports, community issues, etc., but it usually ends up being politics. He has a great personality...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 09-22-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,071
Posted By Rdelahunr
The M-F 930 to 10 is popular and I might get on...

The M-F 930 to 10 is popular and I might get on that. Live in a town of 4500 but the radio hits an audience of 80 to 100 thousand in the summer.
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 09-20-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,071
Posted By Rdelahunr
I'm going with radio because I get it free. You...

I'm going with radio because I get it free. You can record your own ad and I work a few days a week there as it's family owned. The typical ad is 9 to ten dollars, not the 200 some of you have...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 09-20-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,071
Posted By Rdelahunr
In our daily rush, do you wish you could be on...

In our daily rush, do you wish you could be on the lake or playing on the course, but the lawn needs to be cut? There's a solution. Call RD Lawn Care at 218xxxxxxx. RD Lawn Care specializes in...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 09-19-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,071
Posted By Rdelahunr
In our daily rush, do you wish you could be on...

In our daily rush, do you wish you could be on the lake or playing on the course? It only seems to get harder and harder to find time to do these things. RD Lawn Care specializes in reclaiming...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 09-19-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,071
Posted By Rdelahunr
Radio Ad Script

Just trying to get my ducks in a row for my start up this coming spring. I just made a script for my lawn service (just a mow, trim, blow) ad that will go through around 4 stations. It will be 30...
Forum: General Business Discussions 09-16-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,072
Posted By Rdelahunr
Bi-Weekly- Please note: If you want a bi-weekly...

Bi-Weekly- Please note: If you want a bi-weekly basic package (see above) you will be charge 1/2 times the weekly estimate rate in addition to the weekly rate, Example: If your initial estimate was...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 09-16-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,485
Posted By Rdelahunr
Not the cheapest method, but in the videos they...

Not the cheapest method, but in the videos they made with it it sure looks nice.

http://www.toro.com/en-us/homeowner/mowers/walk-power-mowers/pages/model.aspx?pid=lawnstripingsystem20601
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 09-15-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,485
Posted By Rdelahunr
RD Lawn Care Stripes, Mower

What do you guys think? I made them on my 48" 2004 Simplicity Citation, my start up mower. I realized the deck was pitched higher in the front and read that it robs horsepower and does not stripe...
Forum: General Talk 08-23-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,219
Posted By Rdelahunr
I have the same issue. Although I have yet to...

I have the same issue. Although I have yet to start my business (starting next spring), people who hear about my business and ideas come out and say it's stupid and I won't make it. Now what the hell...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 08-19-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,136
Posted By Rdelahunr
Slogans. Which do you like best?

And any ideas of your own? Not trying to make a funny one or anything but serious, to the point, and effective. But if it does those things and is still funny, then I think we have a winner.

Thanks
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 08-18-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,552
Posted By Rdelahunr
Does anyone have any experience with a scag...

Does anyone have any experience with a scag freedom z? I live about 45 minutes from the dealer. Is that too far to go for major repairs you think? It would be nice because of the price and I hear...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 08-17-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,552
Posted By Rdelahunr
Well my parents thought I was going to buy a 5500...

Well my parents thought I was going to buy a 5500 dollar new mower, so maybe now that I found a couple deals I could still probably work down a bit on a z master I could probably get a good used...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 08-16-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,552
Posted By Rdelahunr
No mexicans in Minnesota, but my grandparents...

No mexicans in Minnesota, but my grandparents from AZ would definately agree with you. My current trailer is only big enough to hold one mower, so I will have to get one quality one. Due to size...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 08-16-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,552
Posted By Rdelahunr
ZTR recommendations? Lots of constraints...

Starting a lawn care business next summer and looking at a new ZTR. The dealer I will go through sells John Deere and Toro, but I'm definitely leaning towards the Toro. I like the Titan MX4880 but...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-28-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,566
Posted By Rdelahunr
I would advertise on all eight and they cover...

I would advertise on all eight and they cover almost every category, including oldies, soft hits, hot country, talk, etc. I would get them for free so it's a nobrainer but want I know what kind of...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-28-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,566
Posted By Rdelahunr
They give me everything I need but things like...

They give me everything I need but things like golf clubs, spending money, etc. I have to get on my own. And it's a group of eight stations throughout my whole family, my immediate family only owns 1...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-28-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,566
Posted By Rdelahunr
Has anyone here tried advertising through radio?...

Has anyone here tried advertising through radio? My family owns eight stations and I get free advertising. Will that fill me up with 20 accounts within a month?
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-27-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,317
Posted By Rdelahunr
Could you also give me some opinions on ZTR...

Could you also give me some opinions on ZTR mowers versus the typical tractor? We are getting a newer mower before next season and would like to hear your input. Also explain which brands offer the...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-27-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,317
Posted By Rdelahunr
Equipment/Miscellaneous Questions

Hi, I'm new to the lawncare business and plan to start my own next summer. I'm 16, will be 17, and live in northern Minnesota.

Is a simple mow, trim, blow and go proper or do you think I need to...
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