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??

Winterization


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 10-25-2011, 02:39 PM
FaccLndscpng FaccLndscpng is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Phila PA
Posts: 118
Rep Power: 8
FaccLndscpng is on a distinguished road
Default Winterization

Hey guys, long time no post! This has probably been brought up before but what does everyone do to winterize their equipment? In the past I have used a product that keeps the gas fresh, keeps water out of the system and bla blab la… and when I go to start up in the spring it seems like the equipment has trouble until that tank of gas is spent. Not a lot of trouble just some hesitations and slow starts, minor stuff but once it gets going all seems fine. I was thinking about just draining the system for the few months that they’re not in use. My question is what does everyone else do? Maybe start a poll, unless this has been discussed many times I apologize and will just have to look harder. Thanks guys for your input.
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 10-25-2011, 07:28 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,927
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Welcome back! How's everything been going?

Quote:
This has probably been brought up before but what does everyone do to winterize their equipment?

We were just talking about this the other day. Check it out here.
http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=15016
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-26-2011, 06:56 PM
FaccLndscpng FaccLndscpng is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Phila PA
Posts: 118
Rep Power: 8
FaccLndscpng is on a distinguished road
Default

I figured it would be somewhere in here, I guess I didn't look hard enough. Thanks for the link the info was helpfull, as always. I'm going to try draining the system this year as opposed to the stabilizers to see how that works out in the spring. As for me, i'm so so, Lyme Disease beat me up pretty bad which is something I guess i'll have to bring up in another post. Just to be sure that everyone takes extra time out to check for ticks. So basically I've been working untill exhaustion (which isn't long at all) and sleeping so I haven't had much time to come on but with the close of the season I have more time to revisit the site.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-27-2011, 06:26 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,927
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I am sorry to hear that!

I don't think we talk much at all about lyme disease and I bet it effects alot of lawn care business owners.

What is your view on how best to protect yourself from this? Are there things lawn care business owners should be doing to prevent this from happening?

Also, if you do get it, what's the best way to deal with it to minimize it's effect on you?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-02-2011, 06:37 PM
FaccLndscpng FaccLndscpng is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Phila PA
Posts: 118
Rep Power: 8
FaccLndscpng is on a distinguished road
Default

Steve,
Sorry I couldn’t write back sooner, I have been busy trying to get all my Snow Removal Bids in… anyway, I have seen so many Infectious Disease drs, and done so much research that I could be your Resident Lyme Disease Specialists! I don’t want to bore everyone with a lengthy post but basically the best prevention is bug sprays containing DEET, but they only last a few hours and who wants to have those chemicals on their skin all the time? Probably get cancer or something, who knows. The ticks that more often than not carry Lyme Disease, the deer tick, are so small that they can fit on a period at the end of the sentence. So if you are lucky enough to find the tiny tick get to a dr immediately and they will most likely start a course of Antibiotics just to be safe and hopefully prevent the disease from setting in. Do you think I should move this post to another area of the Forum and maybe give as much info as I can as opposed to being buried in a post titled “Winterization”?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-03-2011, 10:54 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,927
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Do you think I should move this post to another area of the Forum and maybe give as much info as I can as opposed to being buried in a post titled “Winterization”?
Absolutely and don't think you are boring us because you are not. You actually could be saving a member(s) life with what you have learned.

Who knows how many of our members are already afflicted with this disease and have yet to get it checked out to find out what it is. Or know how to prevent it from happening in the first place.

Anything you could share is most definitely appreciated.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
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
What is a good Winterization Treatment in Georgia jallwine Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 8 11-10-2009 10:41 AM
Free Irrigation Winterization Postcard Template Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 0 09-23-2008 06:26 PM
Winterization of Irrigation tiedeman Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 0 01-05-2007 05:35 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
WAnna Watch Telugu...
lawrencejennifer119
Today 02:03 AM
Today 02:03 AM
by lawrencejennifer119
0 35
Did this job free to...
JJand M Lawncare
05-02-2016 02:33 PM
Yesterday 08:09 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
2 46
Correct way to quote a...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-02-2016 11:52 AM
Yesterday 10:59 AM
by Steve
1 38
How to tell Cust. to...
GeeGood
04-09-2008 09:55 PM
05-02-2016 02:45 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
13 5,208
Having an issue with...
Mr. Mow
04-27-2016 03:58 PM
04-28-2016 05:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 119
Hello From Virginia
JJand M Lawncare
04-25-2016 01:02 PM
04-27-2016 05:20 PM
by Steve
5 148
knowledge is Key
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-23-2016 02:23 AM
04-25-2016 02:40 PM
by Steve
2 134
Hello from Calgary
Freshcut
04-22-2016 06:10 PM
04-25-2016 02:38 PM
by Steve
1 123
Echo Bed Redefiner...
NPM_LLC
04-12-2016 10:54 AM
04-22-2016 06:15 PM
by Freshcut
4 324
Has anyone done a garden?
Brian3137
03-28-2016 10:42 AM
04-22-2016 04:42 PM
by biglee
13 9,767
What would you charge?
markty
04-18-2016 03:28 PM
04-22-2016 09:01 AM
by chris2500hd
6 303
Replaced Mower Engine
Sprinkler Buddy
04-15-2016 06:21 AM
04-19-2016 11:03 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
6 268
Hello from Oklahoma
Ron Hall
03-24-2016 06:59 PM
04-16-2016 03:51 AM
by Ron Hall
9 9,476
Laying down some stripes
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:55 PM
04-14-2016 11:55 PM
by Steve
3 344
Find out what business...
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:58 PM
04-13-2016 12:32 PM
by MATTNAPIER89
2 297
Hello my name is Matt
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:46 PM
04-13-2016 12:58 AM
by Steve
1 245
How to drop some...
nickeckes
04-11-2016 01:07 AM
04-12-2016 05:22 PM
by Steve
4 323
Trash Receptacle for a...
tannerduncan
04-12-2016 05:02 PM
04-12-2016 05:19 PM
by Steve
1 225
Small Project Lawn
tannerduncan
03-31-2016 08:21 PM
04-12-2016 05:16 PM
by Steve
7 9,356
Please Help! Bidding...
Dorali
02-15-2016 12:02 PM
04-06-2016 01:08 AM
by Steve
36 13,077
Hello
pbcleff
04-05-2016 07:45 PM
04-06-2016 12:35 AM
by Steve
1 417
Hello
llewelwa
03-18-2016 12:47 AM
04-05-2016 12:14 AM
by Steve
3 9,347
Poop and Scooping
llewelwa
04-01-2016 05:48 PM
04-05-2016 12:08 AM
by Steve
1 9,130
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
04-04-2016 05:33 PM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
2 9,298
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:52 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:52 AM.

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