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??

Starter Rope


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
  #1  
Old 04-08-2013, 10:46 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default Starter Rope

While doing my spring tune ups and restocking parts. I noticed I didnt have any starter rope. I always have one break at the worst time like in a blizzard. My new thing is having spares for everything.

I went shopping for 100ft roles when I realized theres like 10 different sizes. So I thought I should get a #3 and #6 and that should cover it. But then I thought of Paracord.

Do you guys think paracord could be a universal starter rope? It has a break strength of at least 550lbs. Its small enough to fit into a trimmer but strong enough for a mower.
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


  #2  
Old 04-09-2013, 12:38 AM
ratchetmaster2 ratchetmaster2 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 185
Rep Power: 5
ratchetmaster2 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
When I was in a real pinch, I used some nylon trimmer string as a starter rope on my Toro push mower. Still works fine 2 years later. Small enough for a trimmer, strong enough for...anything.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-09-2013, 05:27 AM
LawnBoy0311 LawnBoy0311 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,169
Rep Power: 0
LawnBoy0311 is on a distinguished road
Default

Paracord (5-50 cord) is awesome. We used that stuff for EVERYTHING when I was in the Marine Corps. Boot laces, clothes lines, fixing weapons systems, making good pistol grips, trip wire, we even strung up a line or two and had a guy hang from it with a full combat load. It held for a few seconds. That stuff is very strong.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-09-2013, 10:47 AM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LawnBoy0311 View Post
Paracord (5-50 cord) is awesome. We used that stuff for EVERYTHING when I was in the Marine Corps. Boot laces, clothes lines, fixing weapons systems, making good pistol grips, trip wire, we even strung up a line or two and had a guy hang from it with a full combat load. It held for a few seconds. That stuff is very strong.
I found another good use. We could tie down Greg and shave off that fro. MARINE CORE!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-09-2013, 11:09 AM
LawnBoy0311 LawnBoy0311 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,169
Rep Power: 0
LawnBoy0311 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING View Post
I found another good use. We could tie down Greg and shave off that fro. MARINE CORE!
That young man needs it! Especially since he lives in the same town as the 2nd Marine Division!

Maybe Lawncareman can make a homemade helicopter so he can fly to his customers. Swing it around his head real fast till he lifts off the ground?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-09-2013, 11:20 AM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

yeah paracord is a must for a camping or survival kit. I have about 25 ft laying around that I'm going to test out. I really wont know till its used for a while but it looks to be stronger and more rot resistant then nylon braid.

What really got my attention though is how thin it is. Its diameter is so small it could fit in any machine. It has multi use and can be found in rolls of 100' for less then 10 bucks.

That sure beats buying 2-3 different pole cords to find out none fit a machine I have.
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
Rope pulls a few inches then stops.  HELP GeeGood General Business Discussions 1 06-11-2008 03:10 PM
Starter Kit clarklandscaping Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 5 11-29-2007 11:36 PM
Starter businesses Steve General Business Discussions 0 06-16-2006 09:59 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
fliers
joshp
08-19-2016 03:23 PM
Today 12:42 AM
by SC93
9 511
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 06:51 PM
Yesterday 11:36 AM
by joshp
17 2,838
fert/lawn programs
joshp
Yesterday 10:43 AM
Yesterday 10:43 AM
by joshp
0 87
Landscaper taking on odd...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 06:57 PM
Yesterday 10:31 AM
by joshp
7 701
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
08-27-2016 10:51 AM
by Steve
7 1,828
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 07:43 PM
08-25-2016 12:55 PM
by Steve
19 2,158
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 06:58 AM
08-24-2016 09:05 PM
by Stephen Alberts
10 1,920
Facebook advertising
Just for Cuts
12-13-2015 07:49 AM
08-24-2016 08:59 PM
by Stephen Alberts
14 13,110
Breaking into commercial...
SGL1
08-19-2016 07:02 AM
08-24-2016 10:12 AM
by mowandblow1980
7 503
Snow Plow
acrajchel
08-17-2016 10:21 AM
08-22-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
5 475
Quarter Acre Woodland...
ew411
08-16-2016 06:50 AM
08-18-2016 12:25 PM
by Steve
4 459
Bidding Bushhogging
acrajchel
08-15-2016 11:52 AM
08-17-2016 05:32 PM
by acrajchel
4 456
Hello From the Florida...
KevinShuman
08-15-2016 08:57 PM
08-16-2016 01:52 PM
by SC93
2 450
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
08-16-2016 12:42 AM
by SC93
5 748
A quick Intro
BLE
08-14-2016 05:17 PM
08-15-2016 10:54 AM
by acrajchel
2 447
New Customer - Gettting...
acrajchel
08-05-2016 05:00 PM
08-15-2016 10:52 AM
by acrajchel
4 714
helping out a friend set...
Doug D
08-13-2016 11:33 AM
08-15-2016 09:45 AM
by Steve
1 455
Small bed job
Bradcook21
08-09-2016 09:52 PM
08-10-2016 03:51 PM
by Steve
1 574
Hello from NoVa
jtwlawn
08-03-2016 11:20 AM
08-09-2016 10:45 AM
by jtwlawn
4 711
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
08-08-2016 04:33 PM
by Steve
27 6,660
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
08-07-2016 10:21 AM
by Just for Cuts
18 19,829
New Site Hows it look
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 10:32 AM
08-07-2016 08:37 AM
by Lawnline
8 11,296
Hey guys! Greetings from...
thegardener
08-05-2016 05:45 AM
08-05-2016 03:26 PM
by Steve
1 620
First Time Bidding-Need...
capitallawncrew
08-01-2016 08:30 AM
08-03-2016 09:52 AM
by Steve
3 695
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
05-21-2015 03:07 PM
08-01-2016 08:28 PM
by ExclusiveLawns
7 3,801
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
07-31-2016 10:36 AM
by joshp
13 5,949
» Popular Tags
apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding break business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts deck lift dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawn lawncare lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care safety scag snowblower snow plowing snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service video web design websites 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 08:29 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:29 AM.

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