Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??

Looking for a B/S Muffler


Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 01-13-2012, 11:18 AM
Ducke's Avatar
Ducke Ducke is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Duck Pond
Posts: 844
Rep Power: 0
Ducke is on a distinguished road
Default

look I can't talk for Turf &Tree and I know he is right now relaxing on a beach down south somewhere.
But I do believe he was only being a nice guy to a fellow member.
I have been working for the last 19 hours straight with 5 hours sleep and then back out again.
I am tried cold and cranky.
You got to do what ya got to do and I must do what I must do.
I think that makes sense.
good night I off to bed again.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #12  
Old 01-13-2012, 12:08 PM
SuperiorPower SuperiorPower is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 84
Rep Power: 6
SuperiorPower is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ducke View Post
look I can't talk for Turf &Tree and I know he is right now relaxing on a beach down south somewhere.
But I do believe he was only being a nice guy to a fellow member.
I have been working for the last 19 hours straight with 5 hours sleep and then back out again.
I am tried cold and cranky.
You got to do what ya got to do and I must do what I must do.
I think that makes sense.
good night I off to bed again.
Good night, Brother, get some sleep. You deserve it.
__________________
One of a dying breed; the servicing dealer. A Servicing Dealer services what they sell and are factory certified to make these repairs. Find & support them.

B&S Master Service Technician, Kohler Expert Technician & Honda Engine Technician. Website
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-13-2012, 12:27 PM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 6
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ducke View Post
All good points.
I was thinking while I was out clearing snow again today why is it i can get a muffler for $11.00 plus like $10.00 postage so total $31.00 but the B/S authorized Dealer up here wanted $75.00 for the same muffler ?????? talk about your mark up
here let me try to answer your questions the best I can.

first off he is selling you an after market part not an OEM.
second you are talking USD and I can assure you that it will most likely be more then $10 postage.
3rd I agree with you on part of this as my list price is $20.95 for that part from Briggs, apparently I need to open a shop in Canada. Unless the import tax is that high.
__________________
I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-14-2012, 08:35 AM
turf&tree turf&tree is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 67
Rep Power: 0
turf&tree is on a distinguished road
Default

I was kind of shocked to wake up to this!
To superior power, I should not be explaining myself but here goes. Like yourself I have invested a lot of time and money in both of my businesses. Landscaping and equipment repair. I know both of my markets very well. On the repair side I am EETC certified in 2and 4 stroke engines and soon will be a Honda master tech. On the landscape side I have a 4 year degree in horticulture and landscape design from Ohio State. I have just as much knowledge if not more than you do.
1) My mower repair business was started so I could buy parts cheaply for my landscape business.
2) I wanted to learn how to fix my own machinery instead of getting HOSED by my local repair shop like I was for so long. For instance $ 175.00 to install a belt that took them 20 minutes. Another example is a carb on a Honda engine for a lawn edger I waited 3 months for. That I was charged for and should have been warranty.
You don't know me nor do you know Ducke. In the nicer forums we sometimes HBO or Help A Brother Out!
I understand you wanting to promote your company on here but chill out. I do not do this for everybody. Ducke had a rough patch a while back, and I thought I could help him out with this, it also seems like he does not have many options for parts in his area.
I also maintain a huge inventory and can get parts overnight. As far as shipping you should look at Rotary Corp. free shipping with orders over $ 100.
So now I do all kinds of work on my homeowners machines and some for about 10 local landscapers. $ 35.00 per hour labor rate for repairs and $ 50.00 per hour for landscaping.
I hope this helps explaining what I did, if not you might want to join the Pers forum.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-14-2012, 01:07 PM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 6
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by turf&tree View Post
I know both of my markets very well. On the repair side I am EETC certified in 2and 4 stroke engines and soon will be a Honda master tech. On the landscape side I have a 4 year degree in horticulture and landscape design from Ohio State. I have just as much knowledge if not more than you do.
how can you keep a quality mechanic at $35 an hour and pay them threw the winter, and be certified to work on all of the engine brands.

Also I did not think you could get Master Tech certified on Honda for at least another year, most likely 2 or 3 before they release that test. My understanding is that the test has not be finalized yet. And I am sure it will be much harder then the EETC test, I took that recently and will not even list it here as I was embarrassed by the difficulty of the exam.
__________________
I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-17-2012, 02:11 PM
SuperiorPower SuperiorPower is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 84
Rep Power: 6
SuperiorPower is on a distinguished road
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by wandfsmall View Post
how can you keep a quality mechanic at $35 an hour and pay them threw the winter, and be certified to work on all of the engine brands.

Also I did not think you could get Master Tech certified on Honda for at least another year, most likely 2 or 3 before they release that test. My understanding is that the test has not be finalized yet. And I am sure it will be much harder then the EETC test, I took that recently and will not even list it here as I was embarrassed by the difficulty of the exam.
Agreed 100%. If you really are a Honda dealer and have access to their training, then you might know the availability of their Master Technician certification.
__________________
One of a dying breed; the servicing dealer. A Servicing Dealer services what they sell and are factory certified to make these repairs. Find & support them.

B&S Master Service Technician, Kohler Expert Technician & Honda Engine Technician. Website
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
Today 09:38 AM
by SC93
9 137
Newbie
Jhoell
Today 03:28 AM
Today 03:28 AM
by Jhoell
0 16
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
Today 01:27 AM
by SC93
14 672
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
Yesterday 07:26 PM
by acrajchel
9 10,057
Exmark Turf Tracer
acrajchel
02-01-2014 11:34 AM
Yesterday 07:23 PM
by acrajchel
5 2,096
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
Yesterday 06:59 PM
by acrajchel
7 3,000
3 Applications or 5...
stansg1fresh
02-18-2013 12:02 PM
Yesterday 06:48 PM
by acrajchel
2 1,360
Checmial Applications
acrajchel
Yesterday 06:44 PM
Yesterday 06:44 PM
by acrajchel
0 21
Ybravo 25 mowers
SGL1
06-11-2016 09:52 AM
06-21-2016 03:44 PM
by acrajchel
5 260
Great Arborist Ladder
SGL1
06-04-2016 09:56 AM
06-17-2016 08:46 AM
by SGL1
10 350
Help a Brother Out -...
Hedgemaster
01-23-2012 04:19 PM
06-17-2016 08:28 AM
by SGL1
94 34,372
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
06-17-2016 06:08 AM
by SGL1
20 794
anyone interested in a...
GoGreenerKS
06-16-2016 01:00 PM
06-17-2016 02:58 AM
by SC93
4 150
Prolin
rmccutchan
05-21-2016 04:53 PM
06-16-2016 05:28 PM
by acrajchel
3 303
Laying new grass, Sod...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-23-2016 10:07 AM
06-16-2016 05:27 PM
by acrajchel
2 293
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
06-16-2016 05:24 PM
by acrajchel
6 406
Upgraded to a new mower
Stevenor92
05-17-2016 08:17 PM
06-16-2016 05:22 PM
by acrajchel
9 512
How can I fix my...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
06-10-2016 07:47 PM
06-16-2016 05:19 PM
by acrajchel
2 205
Need a lil help
Cpadgett
06-05-2016 09:51 AM
06-16-2016 05:17 PM
by acrajchel
5 329
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
06-16-2016 05:01 PM
by acrajchel
4 9,726
New Member from...
tiptoppmanager
06-15-2016 07:39 AM
06-15-2016 03:18 PM
by SC93
2 142
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
06-14-2016 08:16 AM
by poppyanne
1,252 437,568
Brand new fish pond
Flynn landscaping 2016
06-12-2016 09:53 AM
06-13-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 128
Whats up??
Cpadgett
05-27-2016 10:57 AM
06-06-2016 08:46 PM
by Cpadgett
11 469
New Member from Texas
NathanR
06-02-2016 06:13 PM
06-03-2016 09:17 PM
by SC93
7 301
Edging Fad...
Tree geek
05-10-2016 11:29 PM
06-03-2016 07:02 PM
by SGL1
3 475
To mow weekly or Biweekly
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-11-2016 04:09 PM
06-03-2016 06:42 PM
by SGL1
11 739
Your Time Lawn Care
yourtimelawncare
05-31-2016 01:12 PM
06-02-2016 10:11 PM
by SC93
2 271
» Popular Tags
become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss break business education business help business management contractor hacks deck lift dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade hydro jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawncare lawn mowing lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch new business planting plowing raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care roundup safety scag snowblower snow plowing snow shovel solo solo backpack sprayer sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up swzt toro timecutter tree tree pics tree service video walk behind what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:01 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:01 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy