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Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 04-15-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,552
Posted By cpenn481
I wish we had the St.Augustine problem here its...

I wish we had the St.Augustine problem here its such a pretty grass buT we dont have any yards with it. There are some around but they are few and far in between. Mostly what we see around here is...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 04-13-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,552
Posted By cpenn481
Thanks for the positive input. There are those in...

Thanks for the positive input. There are those in the world that will always believe that there is no way a residential will offer as good a cut as a commercial unit but from what I have seen that...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 04-13-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,552
Posted By cpenn481
Don't get me wrong I am in no way suggesting it...

Don't get me wrong I am in no way suggesting it is a better all around mower than those commercial mowers but I am saying from a quality of cut stand point, which means how good it looks after being...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 04-13-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,552
Posted By cpenn481
Latest update after using the machine a fair...

Latest update after using the machine a fair amount. Spring has finally broke full swing. We are enjoying the great weather for the Masters Golf Tourney this week. We work that general area. Been...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-30-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,957
Posted By cpenn481
Talking I love the recon section myself. Got a 4cycle...

I love the recon section myself. Got a 4cycle edger from it. It was dumb luck when I did. Up till then I didn't know about it. I stumbled by a row of equipment which had the edger in it. It was...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-29-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,957
Posted By cpenn481
My. O2 worth. I recently bought a residential ztr...

My. O2 worth. I recently bought a residential ztr and did a ton of research before I bought it. The research and reviews on both the mowers you are looking at weren't exactly all good. Many folks...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-27-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,606
Posted By cpenn481
Florida like California is a wonderful place. I...

Florida like California is a wonderful place. I want to retire there someday. I was not made for the cold. If it get below 30 here i say screw it and and dont go outside. They have lots and lots of...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-26-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,606
Posted By cpenn481
You are correct I haven't been to those. I will...

You are correct I haven't been to those. I will say I like the BC area best its very pretty over there. As for California it is one of our finer states as far as land goes. The people not so much....
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-26-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,606
Posted By cpenn481
My apologies to my northern brethren, that should...

My apologies to my northern brethren, that should have read all but 5 not all 5. I have not been to Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the other two are so far north I dont know their names....
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-25-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,606
Posted By cpenn481
It is my learned experienced opinion that and...

It is my learned experienced opinion that and speed that causes a lose of traction ( back end wanting to swing) is too fast. You also have some other factors, most cars today are front wheel drive,...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-25-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,552
Posted By cpenn481
Thanks guys. Weather here wasn't the best today,...

Thanks guys. Weather here wasn't the best today, cold with a little icey stuff falling late in the day but we did get it unloaded and an initial testing of sorts. First impressions are this will be a...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-25-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,552
Posted By cpenn481
Ok Mr lawnboy after much study and agonizing I...

Ok Mr lawnboy after much study and agonizing I finally broke down and bought the toro timecutter ss5000 yesterday. Going to pick it up this am. I really wanted the badboy mx because of its welded...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-26-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,981
Posted By cpenn481
Thanks, this is probably a dumb time of year to...

Thanks, this is probably a dumb time of year to try to start this but reaction has been good so far so I see good potiential, I can hardly wait till spring.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-26-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,975
Posted By cpenn481
I think that the only way it works is to hook up...

I think that the only way it works is to hook up with the larger or mega clubs as I call them and be able to offer a full service to them. I'm talking about clubs or people leaseing over 1000 acres...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-24-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,981
Posted By cpenn481
Thanks Steve, the signs have been ordered should...

Thanks Steve, the signs have been ordered should have them in a few days. I tried to post some pictures of the yard but when I clicked on the choose file button nothing would happen. Not sure if it...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-23-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,981
Posted By cpenn481
Did our first lawn today!

It's been a fast and furious few days. I got back from a business trip saturday afternoon and found my son had our old trailer stripped to the frame ready for rebuild, motor and deck was out of the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-19-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,975
Posted By cpenn481
Thanks and I can't even begin to explain how...

Thanks and I can't even begin to explain how excited I am to see what we can build. I'll check with my son and see if he has some from his personal hunting area we can put up for ya.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-18-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,975
Posted By cpenn481
Talking Yea Im not thinking of doing that right away...

Yea Im not thinking of doing that right away either but it is something I can see us doing in the second year. We can spend the money now but I think it better to see what kind of business we can...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-17-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,975
Posted By cpenn481
Thumbs up Great minds think alike! The more services we can...

Great minds think alike! The more services we can sell a customer or club on the more we can charge. The thing most people dont realize on this is if you maintain it year round it doesnt really take...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-16-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,975
Posted By cpenn481
I can see how someone not familiar with this...

I can see how someone not familiar with this activity would have alot of questions, I'll do the best I can to explain it. I'll start with the last question, yes farmers do plant fall/winter crops...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 10-15-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,552
Posted By cpenn481
Talking Yea I imagine the cost of living where I am is...

Yea I imagine the cost of living where I am is fairly low compared to most. That said like everywhere else thats relative. My moms house in Houston is alot nicer than mine but she gave 30 grand less...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 10-15-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,552
Posted By cpenn481
That's great info, especially on the pricing. Our...

That's great info, especially on the pricing. Our area is mostly rural and suburban. average rural yard is 2-3 acres most suburb yards here are 1/2 to an full acre leaning more towards the full acre...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 10-15-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,552
Posted By cpenn481
Thanks for the info Lawn boy. out of curiosity...

Thanks for the info Lawn boy. out of curiosity how many hours you think you put on it in a week? Also what would you say the averagew size yard you cut with it is? I find it interesting that you say...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 10-15-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,552
Posted By cpenn481
Bad boy MX series or toro Titan?

So I'm new to all this and am looking into buying a good mid to high end residential mower. My mind isn't ready to fork out the 8-10 grand for a commercial ztr just yet. Any way I demoed a Bad Boy...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-15-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,975
Posted By cpenn481
Question On the line about new equipment I've been looking...

On the line about new equipment I've been looking at some mid to upper end residential ztr's. Would this be the right place to ask questions about?
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