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Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job Yesterday, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By lxarth
He walked the lawn with me. He and his wife have...

He walked the lawn with me. He and his wife have been handling it, so he knows what it takes. He even told me he could show me the spots that his mower typically slips in the lawn (from it being so...
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 03-28-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By lxarth
Just go get any job. Any job is better than no...

Just go get any job. Any job is better than no job.

If you want to work outside look into construction companies too. Home construction, railroad construction, etc.

When I was about 16 I helped...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-27-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By lxarth
I estimate 2 hours because the lawn is so soggy...

I estimate 2 hours because the lawn is so soggy we would have to use 21" mowers on it. In the past it's taken 90 minutes to do 20,000-25,000 sq-ft of wide open lawn with a 21".

I didn't think he...
Forum: General Talk 03-27-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,506
Posted By lxarth
I had my sister-in-laws mom cancel service last...

I had my sister-in-laws mom cancel service last year. She does it all the time. Cancels when she is laid off, cancels in the winter...always (to be fair I would cancel lawn service if I got laid...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-27-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By lxarth
Take it. Bust your ***. Because when you get a...

Take it. Bust your ***. Because when you get a bigger mower you will know you earned it.

That lot size will probably take 2 hours. So bid it accordingly. But also remember that if she gets other...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-27-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By lxarth
I bill using QuickBooks. The customers sign a...

I bill using QuickBooks. The customers sign a contract to pay by the 15th or incure a late fee.

I've had customers complain about it, and they are the ones that can't pay anyways. I am totally...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-27-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By lxarth
You give us almost no details except that it is...

You give us almost no details except that it is 10 acres. Okay...so about 480,000 sq-ft of lawn.

An hour per acre with a 72" mower. So 10 hours of work with a large mower. So...$600?

You really...
Forum: General Talk 03-25-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By lxarth
I got one job from ThumbTack. And I don't have a...

I got one job from ThumbTack. And I don't have a problem with them aside from being underbid all the time.

The one time I asked for a refund I got it fast. The customer indicated they wanted...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-25-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By lxarth
Yes. Edging: 2,650 linear feet, most being...

Yes.

Edging: 2,650 linear feet, most being actual edging, with a very little being cutting around trees and such, where the grass grows right up to the trunk.

Grass: 27,500 sq ft. This is 5...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-25-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By lxarth
Dude, sorry to say, but it's fried. Any debris...

Dude, sorry to say, but it's fried. Any debris in the tank will leach into the gas. Forget about gumming up the carbs, it's going to score the chambers and, essentially, blow up the engine. You...
Forum: General Talk 03-25-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,701
Posted By lxarth
I like seeing other companies truck and trailer...

I like seeing other companies truck and trailer and knowing that my setup is better than theirs now.

I also like seeing properties and knowing mine are still looking great.

Never gotten any...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-25-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By lxarth
What is the square footage of lawn to be...

What is the square footage of lawn to be maintained? What about edging?

There is a handy-dandy calculator:
http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?p=43299#post43299

Is it 22 acres of pure lawn? ...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-25-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By lxarth
I have flagged them in the past, but I do so...

I have flagged them in the past, but I do so little aeration jobs now I don't think about it when I get a job like that. I need to remember, so I don't have to pay for new heads.

I had a customer...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-22-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By lxarth
This is the highest priced bid I've sent out,...

This is the highest priced bid I've sent out, including commercial accounts such as large apartments. It came out to a range of $975-$1,255 per month. Depending on the type of service he wants to...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-22-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By lxarth
Well, I set up a spreadsheet and started figuring...

Well, I set up a spreadsheet and started figuring stuff out. After buying product, estimating time to apply, gas expenses, etc. I'm coming up with just about $140 per week in just expenses.

My...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-22-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By lxarth
Bid for large home $1,000/month?!

I'm working on an estimate for a rather large house.

Edging: 2,650
Grass: 27,500
Beds: 11,200

This is all calculated with satellite imaging software. Except the edging, which I walked with a...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-17-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By lxarth
I don't think the shipping would be worth it!

I don't think the shipping would be worth it!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 03-17-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By lxarth
My first take on the site is this: don't use...

My first take on the site is this: don't use photos that are not of your lawns.

I have some stock photos on my site as part of headers, just to make it pretty, then a "gallery" page of my actual...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-17-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,778
Posted By lxarth
The biggest PRO was the price. At $5,500 is was...

The biggest PRO was the price. At $5,500 is was the same price as the regular SWZ Scag. But with a bigger engine.

I would have wanted to find a sulky if I went with the pistol grip style SWZ, so...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-17-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,056
Posted By lxarth
Yea, he showed me. I had one piston in right,...

Yea, he showed me. I had one piston in right, and the other was upside down. I didn't know there was a difference and it cost me another piston and about $500 in shop fees.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-15-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,049
Posted By lxarth
That's awesome man. It will take a long while...

That's awesome man. It will take a long while to spread, probably 2 days with 2 guys, but it's good money.

Let us know how it works out.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-14-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,056
Posted By lxarth
Once I got all the parts in and started diving...

Once I got all the parts in and started diving into the machines it was just too hard to try and take pictures and work on it.

So...I got it all together, and found out I put the pistons in the...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-14-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,778
Posted By lxarth
After much personal debate I decided to go with a...

After much personal debate I decided to go with a new mower.

I manged to get a personal loan from a family member as I secured a line of credit.

I went with a Scag V-Ride, with a 36-inch and a...
Forum: Truck & Trailer Sign Design, silk screened apparel & uniform discussion 03-14-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,746
Posted By lxarth
I used the same place that made my company...

I used the same place that made my company shirts...they also do vinyl. They did both sides, and the tailgate for $60 and they installed it. I think it was too cheap, and would be fine with...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-13-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By lxarth
My first ever walk-behind was a hydro, so I never...

My first ever walk-behind was a hydro, so I never had to learn a belt-drive (thank God).

I'm picking up a NEW Scag VRide tomorrow. They ran a special...$5,500! I'm stoked about it. I'll be...
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