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Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-09-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 127
Posted By Chilehead
Lucas Synthetic.....love the stuff.

Lucas Synthetic.....love the stuff.
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 02-07-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By Chilehead
Haaaaa-le-lu-jah!!:d

Haaaaa-le-lu-jah!!:d
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-03-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Chilehead
I've offered freebies contingent with a service...

I've offered freebies contingent with a service contract before, but never something free with the hope that someone will buy.....you'll go out of business really quick doing that. If you're going to...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-31-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Chilehead
I've had it happen both ways.

I've had it happen both ways.
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 01-30-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By Chilehead
Just remember, it only gets better from here....

Just remember, it only gets better from here. Best wishes.:cool:
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-29-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By Chilehead
Welcome! You've found a very helpful spot. Where...

Welcome! You've found a very helpful spot. Where are your operations?
Forum: General Talk 01-28-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By Chilehead
On the surface, it appears to be a good buy....

On the surface, it appears to be a good buy. Inspect/operate the machine. If everything checks out, start by offering $3000.00. My bet is the owner will come down to at least $3500.00.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-28-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Chilehead
All my non-residential clients ask for my EIN and...

All my non-residential clients ask for my EIN and send me a 1099. Normal practice, as stated above.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-28-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,152
Posted By Chilehead
My story exactly. Now here I am starting my 13TH...

My story exactly. Now here I am starting my 13TH spring with a stellar client base, high margins, and enough work to keep my employee on full time through the winter. Professionals like us are worth...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-28-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By Chilehead
This is great advice. Mr. Mow, I would do this if...

This is great advice. Mr. Mow, I would do this if I were in your shoes with a tight budget.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 01-28-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By Chilehead
Applying lime is all too commonly overdone. It...

Applying lime is all too commonly overdone. It only needs to be done once every five years (plus or minus a year) in highly acidic soils, generally clays and loams. The problem is that when most...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-27-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By Chilehead
I can see that. Many mowers use transaxles by...

I can see that. Many mowers use transaxles by Hydrogear. Scag really surprised me by putting their 2800 Series unit on a commercial walk-behind when Hydrogear says on their website that only the 3100...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 01-27-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By Chilehead
I did end up educating the customer on the...

I did end up educating the customer on the general science behind different fertilizers/lawn chems. The customer did not have me apply granular only. Instead, they trusted me to apply whatever was...
Forum: Money, Finances, Stocks, Bonds, & Investments. 01-27-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Chilehead
Let me clarify, I filed jointly as head of...

Let me clarify, I filed jointly as head of household.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 01-26-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By Chilehead
Absolutely. Moisture is what activates the...

Absolutely. Moisture is what activates the fertilizer. Granular will always last longer. Also, liquid fertilizers can cause a lot of extra work if rainy. One of my clients had another LCO apply...
Forum: Money, Finances, Stocks, Bonds, & Investments. 01-26-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Chilehead
Historically, I always filed as Head of...

Historically, I always filed as Head of Household. At the time, my spouse was unemployed. The IRS would always treat her as a dependent as reflected by the tax credit incurred.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 01-25-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By Chilehead
I prefer using granular products due to their...

I prefer using granular products due to their residual effects. The only liquids I use are herbicides when a quick kill is needed, or fungicides in the summer. Liquid fertilizers are dirt cheap, but...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-25-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By Chilehead
My opinion of the Toro mower you reference is...

My opinion of the Toro mower you reference is that it is fine as a residential grade mower. If you are going to use it commercially, you can do the following to maximize it's longevity:

1.) Avoid...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-15-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,937
Posted By Chilehead
I always admired Gravely's machines. They are...

I always admired Gravely's machines. They are very well-built (perhaps, overbuilt), last a long time, and put down a great cut. They are also very pricey. This factor alone led me to find a less...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-15-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,937
Posted By Chilehead
UPDATE: I have made some purchase since this...

UPDATE: I have made some purchase since this post. I ended up buying a Gravely 48" hydro walk-behind instead of the Snapper Pro. I also bought a new 5'x10' trailer. Hope to pick up the other tools...
Forum: General Talk 01-13-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By Chilehead
I think Trump is the most pro-small business of...

I think Trump is the most pro-small business of the bunch. If anyone knows about business, it's him.
Forum: General Talk 01-13-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By Chilehead
The state of the nation is poor when compared to...

The state of the nation is poor when compared to a historical view of our country. Despite what the media says, unemployment is still high because millions have quit looking for work, and thus, are...
Forum: General Talk 01-13-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Chilehead
Yelp is biased to posting negative reviews. I...

Yelp is biased to posting negative reviews. I have had several positive and negative reviews, and they only are using negative ones. The positive ones are listed, but don't count towards a business'...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-09-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By Chilehead
Nothing wrong with self-improvement. Make it...

Nothing wrong with self-improvement. Make it happen, man!:cool:
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-09-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By Chilehead
I am looking to have 50% more clients by the end...

I am looking to have 50% more clients by the end of May. I have been fortunate enough to have exceeded my 2015 goals, one of which was hiring an employee. Well, he has stuck with me for several...
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