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??

Highway Speeds


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 01-20-2013, 08:22 AM
jsslawncare jsslawncare is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 42
Rep Power: 4
jsslawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

In my area when it snow's usually by the time we get dressed to go out side the snow melts and is all gone. So I guess I don't know. If I were you I'd try 120 whatever.
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 01-22-2013, 05:02 PM
CS-LawnService CS-LawnService is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Paw Paw West Virginia
Age: 50
Posts: 133
Rep Power: 4
CS-LawnService is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by thom View Post
60 to 70 MPH isn't excessive speed.
Is this something you are wanting to fix yourself?
he is on snow covered roads in blizzards doing 70
__________________
Chris Hoeltke
serving Winchester Virginia and surrounding areas
C&S Lawn Service

Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-23-2013, 12:33 PM
The Cleaning Doctor's Avatar
The Cleaning Doctor The Cleaning Doctor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Helena, MT
Posts: 927
Rep Power: 6
The Cleaning Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default

Have you checked your tire pressure lately? Low tire pressure can cause them to roll from side to side.
__________________
Pat
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-25-2013, 09:04 PM
cpenn481 cpenn481 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: east central Georgia
Posts: 28
Rep Power: 3
cpenn481 is on a distinguished road
Default

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, this means there is more weight on their controlling tires than your giving them more traction thereby allowing them the extra control and passing you. If you have recently added a plow or a different plow this too can be a source of your problem. As the extra weight up front pushes down the front the rear will rise affecting the balance of the vehicle and take weight from the rear. My advice is check the tire pressures and shocks. Easy way to check shocks is if after a 30 minute or so drive touch them. If they arent warm, they are bad. Warm may be relative considering where you live. If all is good with tires and shocks you are left with two choices, put about 100 pounds of weight in the back or slow down a little even though 70kph isn't all that fast it just may be too fast. Where does a guy from Georgia get this expeience that forms his opinion you ask? In a former life I was an over the road truck driver with well over a million accident free miles driven in 49 of the fifty states plus all 5 provinces of Canada. My other business is still a small trucking company, I just dont have to drive the trucks anymore. Got folks hired just for that. Btw cheese i love the videos, they were a part of my decision to buy a toro, along with some other advice I got here. Hope this insite helps.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-25-2013, 09:46 PM
bruces bruces is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 828
Rep Power: 0
bruces is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cpenn481 View Post
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, this means there is more weight on their controlling tires than your giving them more traction thereby allowing them the extra control and passing you. If you have recently added a plow or a different plow this too can be a source of your problem. As the extra weight up front pushes down the front the rear will rise affecting the balance of the vehicle and take weight from the rear. My advice is check the tire pressures and shocks. Easy way to check shocks is if after a 30 minute or so drive touch them. If they arent warm, they are bad. Warm may be relative considering where you live. If all is good with tires and shocks you are left with two choices, put about 100 pounds of weight in the back or slow down a little even though 70kph isn't all that fast it just may be too fast. Where does a guy from Georgia get this expeience that forms his opinion you ask? In a former life I was an over the road truck driver with well over a million accident free miles driven in 49 of the fifty states plus all 5 provinces of Canada. My other business is still a small trucking company, I just dont have to drive the trucks anymore. Got folks hired just for that. Btw cheese i love the videos, they were a part of my decision to buy a toro, along with some other advice I got here. Hope this insite helps.
All 5 provinces in canada eh ?which of the ten did we get rid of when I wasnt looking ?Hopefully,we finally got rid of Quebec [even though Cheese lives there]
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-26-2013, 07:03 AM
cpenn481 cpenn481 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: east central Georgia
Posts: 28
Rep Power: 3
cpenn481 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bruces View Post
All 5 provinces in canada eh ?which of the ten did we get rid of when I wasnt looking ?Hopefully,we finally got rid of Quebec [even though Cheese lives there]
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. You stand about as good a chance of getting rid of Quebec as we do of ridding ourseleves of California. Cheese is a funny guy we will take him down south if ya'll don't want him. Of course he might need to learn to speak spanish if he wants to hire a crew.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-26-2013, 10:55 AM
bruces bruces is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 828
Rep Power: 0
bruces is on a distinguished road
Default

thats bad news for us,I figured we finally got rid of those quebec seperatist buggers .Anyways just bustin your balls ,but the northern provinces are actually territories ,I bet you havent been to newfoundland,pei,and manitoba .I think I can talk for most canadians when I say we will happily trade california for quebec ,and to sweeten the deal we will include Cheese even though he is entertaining .
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-26-2013, 07:51 PM
cpenn481 cpenn481 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: east central Georgia
Posts: 28
Rep Power: 3
cpenn481 is on a distinguished road
Default

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. Its the only state I know of you can go fishing or surfing on the beach, bike riding in the desert and snow skiing in the mountains all on the same day. I lived out there 3 years while in the military, loved it.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-26-2013, 09:03 PM
bruces bruces is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 828
Rep Power: 0
bruces is on a distinguished road
Default

it was a balmy -18 here today,the warmest we have had in a week ,California sounds fantastic to me right now .I actually spent 6 months working at the epcott centre in florida when I was in grade 10 ,January was really strange coming from where I live in northern ontario to such a mild climate as that .
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-27-2013, 08:50 AM
cpenn481 cpenn481 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: east central Georgia
Posts: 28
Rep Power: 3
cpenn481 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bruces View Post
it was a balmy -18 here today,the warmest we have had in a week ,California sounds fantastic to me right now .I actually spent 6 months working at the epcott centre in florida when I was in grade 10 ,January was really strange coming from where I live in northern ontario to such a mild climate as that .
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 pretty green grass there too. Year round cutting. A lawn mans paradise. Lol
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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mowing speeds lawnman3fl Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 7 04-29-2012 10:39 AM
Truck front end wobble at high speeds. Bobcat1 Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 11 08-25-2011 07:29 AM
Highway collapse justin_time Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 6 05-01-2011 06:38 PM
Tall grass on highway entrances are great 4 marketing Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 1 06-04-2010 12:33 PM
Ford brings Wi-Fi to the highway... SuperiorPower General Talk 6 12-28-2009 10:39 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
I'm BACK!
SuperiorPower
12-16-2014 11:08 PM
Today 01:58 PM
by SuperiorPower
6 208
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
Yesterday 09:45 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
189 16,637
Georgia Boys!
Chilehead
12-18-2014 10:23 PM
Yesterday 09:36 PM
by Chilehead
2 91
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 08:15 PM
Yesterday 07:48 PM
by SuperiorPower
9 313
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
Yesterday 06:00 PM
by homey
5 170
Repair or replace the...
lxarth
12-17-2014 05:07 PM
Yesterday 05:44 PM
by stevef1201
7 216
Has Obamacare helped or...
Steve
12-18-2014 04:37 PM
Yesterday 05:43 PM
by stevef1201
3 113
what do you "love" to...
calebmoss
07-06-2011 10:05 PM
12-17-2014 05:09 PM
by Chilehead
28 8,947
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 02:56 PM
12-17-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
23 2,978
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 09:51 AM
12-17-2014 09:40 AM
by SuperiorPower
34 6,128
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
12-17-2014 09:13 AM
by SuperiorPower
15 1,323
New to Gopher Haul-from...
323k13l
12-12-2014 10:34 PM
12-15-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
3 296
hi
creteland
12-12-2014 09:06 AM
12-15-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
5 294
New addition to my small...
googus
12-12-2014 07:36 PM
12-15-2014 07:47 AM
by googus
4 367
Ferris IS700Z
rmccutchan
12-14-2014 01:10 AM
12-14-2014 11:41 PM
by rmccutchan
4 265
Charge what the market...
Billy Goat
12-09-2014 12:39 PM
12-14-2014 06:39 PM
by biglee
20 815
Hi from IL
steveinil
11-25-2014 02:07 PM
12-12-2014 07:18 AM
by steveinil
4 812
Utility Company Right of...
eastsidelandcare
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
by eastsidelandcare
0 285
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 05:24 PM
12-11-2014 04:50 PM
by eastsidelandcare
33 4,083
suggestions on full lawn...
Brian3137
12-10-2014 07:18 PM
12-11-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
6 393
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 11:20 PM
12-11-2014 09:43 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
18 3,374
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
12-10-2014 02:45 PM
by WesleySnips
7 631
Echo pb200 blower fuel...
googus
12-06-2014 09:03 PM
12-09-2014 06:35 PM
by Steve
3 485
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
12-09-2014 06:24 PM
by Steve
36 9,812
Are you prepared for the...
Steve
12-02-2014 04:13 PM
12-09-2014 06:22 PM
by Steve
7 906
Email Address Name
Just Cuts
12-07-2014 09:49 PM
12-08-2014 03:15 PM
by Steve
3 433
Inspection form
stevef1201
12-07-2014 10:38 AM
12-08-2014 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 429
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
12-08-2014 12:37 PM
by jrs.landscaping
108 34,199
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
12-07-2014 06:35 PM
by stevef1201
24 1,715
Innovation by mandate
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 01:33 PM
12-06-2014 03:27 PM
by SGL1
12 980
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 10:07 PM
12-05-2014 11:06 AM
by Steve
9 2,265
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
12-04-2014 01:32 PM
by stevef1201
15 1,458
How many hours is too...
Just Cuts
12-04-2014 09:00 AM
12-04-2014 01:02 PM
by Just for Cuts
6 608
Does this sound like a...
googus
12-03-2014 07:47 AM
12-04-2014 12:37 PM
by Steve
5 691
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
12-04-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
14 1,229
New website
SGL1
12-02-2014 10:55 PM
12-03-2014 11:17 PM
by BLC7
19 860
Websites, how long...
Dan Tanner
03-09-2014 08:29 AM
12-03-2014 11:12 PM
by SGL1
21 3,242
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 11:04 PM
12-03-2014 10:36 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
8 1,872
GPS trackers for...
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:09 PM
12-03-2014 07:17 PM
by Steve
8 712
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
12-03-2014 06:31 PM
by SGL1
17 1,456
Hiring Subs over Temps
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:26 AM
12-03-2014 01:24 PM
by Steve
3 642
Thanksgiving cards
Steve
11-10-2008 11:57 AM
12-02-2014 11:11 PM
by SGL1
11 9,531
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
12-02-2014 02:17 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 1,490
Pressure Washing...
WesleySnips
07-31-2014 07:13 PM
12-02-2014 08:47 AM
by SGL1
6 1,503
old contracts
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 11:10 AM
12-01-2014 11:20 AM
by Steve
3 713
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
12-01-2014 10:54 AM
by Steve
9 1,282
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
12-01-2014 10:45 AM
by Steve
32 15,187
Intuit Quickbooks...
CDLAWNCARE
11-30-2014 10:19 AM
11-30-2014 10:19 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
0 620
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
11-28-2014 01:36 PM
by Just Cuts
1,196 355,799
Hello from Kentucky
TRV
09-30-2014 06:42 PM
11-28-2014 10:49 AM
by Steve
13 2,338
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 aerocore apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades bush care charge christmas collections edging employee problems equipment rental estimate foreman four wheel drive georgia gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business hills holiday husqvarna jobs john deere quik trac labor cost landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lighting lighting brass outdoor lights marketing mowing mr dave mulch mulch estimate new buisness new business new mower ordinance past due per hour service podcast profit on employee pto push versus ride running a business savannah search engine optimization seo shreaded small engine repair sprayer starting a business steep lawns theft toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack wood
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:59 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:59 PM.

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