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 > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Glad I don't live in California....


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-15-2009, 10:28 PM
SuperiorPower
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Talking Glad I don't live in California....

I keep seeing these stickers and warnings signs that say "contact with lead is known to the State of California to cause blah, blah, blah".

Or like this one on an Echo owners manual: "The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm". So the first thing that comes to my mind is, glad I don't live in California..... ROFL!
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 11-16-2009, 07:10 AM
BladeRunnerLC04 BladeRunnerLC04 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 27
Rep Power: 6
BladeRunnerLC04 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
So what they are saying is that I shouldn't hold the trimmer exhaust in front of my face and breath in........check!!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-16-2009, 10:51 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,343
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Why is that though?

If something is dangerous, how can it only be dangerous in one state and not others? Should these warnings be applied nationwide or should each state pick and choose what they should warn users about?

Can you imagine if more states were as progressive as California? We'd have stickers everywhere!

__________________
- 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
  #4  
Old 11-16-2009, 06:14 PM
SuperiorPower
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Yea, california is crazy. Plain nuts!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-16-2009, 08:52 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 29
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

I've also noticed that too. When you go buy a new mower for example, it also ask you if you live in California that you need a special kit to adapt to California for your mower
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-16-2009, 10:09 PM
SuperiorPower
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I know in reality it is simply that California has decided that certain things can not be sold there or have to be restricted if they are sold there. But..... Here is a good example of why California is a pain.... Why do they have to be such a pain? I mean, they are not any greener than the rest of us.

Think about the whole Toyota thing. The Prius is the "greenest" vehicle out there but its the dirtiest vehicle to manufacture. So in my opinion, if you drive a vehicle that is so dirty to manufacture, then you are as dirty as the factory that makes it. You are as dirty as the dirtiest link in the chain. Am I wrong? Because if it were not that you wanted that car, then they would not have had to be "dirty" in their manufacturing.... Just a thought...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-16-2009, 10:19 PM
SuperiorPower
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Oh, and Steve, I love the picture! Its priceless!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-17-2009, 11:45 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,343
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

From the site you posted.


Models
String Trimmers
KTF27A KBL27B KGT35A
KGT27B KBL27BC KBL35A
California String Trimmers
KTF27AC KBL27BC KBL35A
KGT26AC KGT35A

Look at all the models that are for California only! My gosh!
__________________
- 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
  #9  
Old 11-17-2009, 05:10 PM
SuperiorPower
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Yeeh, you are right. Think about all the extra work that these manufacturers have to do to get all this done. For what? Just to be "permitted" to sell equipment in California. I am just amazed at the extra hassle that this causes and yet manufacturers comply and don't really fight it. I still say, shove California off into the Pacific ocean.... lol
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-19-2009, 01:00 AM
Little's's Avatar
Little's Little's is offline
Brandon
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Shasta Lake CA.
Posts: 814
Rep Power: 8
Little's is on a distinguished road
Default

Please dont shove us off into the ocean. Yes cancer stickers are annoying, and at first they bugged the hell out of me, but after many years of them, I am not bothered at all. In fact everything that causes cancer has a sticker on it here. You would be floored and completely shocked if you actually knew all the things that cause it (trust me you dont know half of them, and I do, thanks to the stickers).

But seriously, the stickers really do remind you every time you are handling a product or material, etc to be a little more careful when you do. Look around, how many people do you know have, or have had, or died from cancer. The warnings arent such a bad thing.

As for the smog equipment on mowers etc, I havent noticed a thing. It may be on there, but performs as expected, so I dont see the issue. The total population here in CA says that we should do our best to minimize our air pollution. But, I live in the FAR, FAR Northern CA. (Think mountains, deer and elk hunting, huge lakes, snow, you get the idea). But Ive been to L.A. many times and the air is sickening, so if you had ever been there, you would agree about the air pollution here needing to be regulated.

But, call me a hypocrite if you want, I drive a Suburban. Its 4 wheel drive (I told you about the deer and elk hunting, right? Oh yea I also have 3 kids) And I see all the people driving around in their little Prius cars and Mini Poopers, and I chuckle at them and how they are saving the world (in their minds anyway). Im not a liberal, but I do think that our conditions over here warrant a little air control. I dunno

Just my 2 cents.
__________________
Northern California
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
California tax question? jasonw Starting a lawn care business. 4 07-23-2009 11:00 PM
I am so Glad that I found this site..... ALOD Introduce Yourself 3 04-09-2009 04:10 PM
Glad I Found This chipster Introduce Yourself 6 01-25-2009 10:22 PM
New guy in California khazelet Introduce Yourself 8 12-24-2008 12:57 AM
California Fire Steve General Talk 0 10-23-2007 07:37 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
More Rain or Less?
Steve
05-20-2015 12:06 PM
Today 12:23 AM
by SGL1
10 160
new here ! need help
pgrace
Yesterday 11:29 PM
Yesterday 11:29 PM
by pgrace
0 16
Equipment dealers
mattthelawnguy
05-21-2015 04:33 PM
Yesterday 10:24 PM
by Chilehead
3 76
Irrigation
pboy8634
02-21-2010 12:46 PM
05-22-2015 10:05 PM
by biglee
25 8,396
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 11:45 AM
05-22-2015 09:58 PM
by biglee
37 9,062
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 11:54 AM
05-21-2015 11:23 PM
by biglee
13 328
Peace garden ideas
SGL1
05-13-2015 03:15 PM
05-21-2015 07:51 PM
by avetslawncare
16 465
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
05-21-2015 03:07 PM
05-21-2015 03:07 PM
by Just for Cuts
0 69
problems with a customer
LawnCareMan280
05-19-2015 06:28 PM
05-21-2015 02:58 PM
by Just for Cuts
4 144
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
05-20-2015 09:18 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
84 6,738
Total yard rehab
SGL1
04-23-2015 03:59 PM
05-19-2015 08:22 PM
by SGL1
15 780
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
05-19-2015 04:12 PM
by NinaMarie86
1,223 389,130
New Lawn Service
carmelitaslawnservice
05-19-2015 10:02 AM
05-19-2015 02:51 PM
by Steve
1 95
Landscaper Jailed After...
SGL1
05-18-2015 08:15 AM
05-19-2015 02:37 PM
by Steve
5 193
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
05-19-2015 02:29 PM
by Steve
38 1,961
feeling like im being...
Bradcook21
05-17-2015 07:33 AM
05-19-2015 02:11 PM
by Steve
6 202
good news yesterday
Bradcook21
05-17-2015 07:08 AM
05-19-2015 06:16 AM
by Bradcook21
3 134
ignition coil
jasonw
05-12-2015 05:31 PM
05-18-2015 12:07 PM
by Steve
3 253
Anyone need help? I have...
biglee
05-06-2015 12:22 PM
05-18-2015 12:06 PM
by Steve
13 660
Big (to me) mulch job
tl757
04-23-2015 05:32 PM
05-15-2015 08:46 PM
by biglee
22 1,466
big dog mowers?
Bradcook21
05-13-2015 04:03 PM
05-14-2015 10:55 AM
by Steve
4 279
Small HOA Bid
lxarth
05-06-2015 10:37 PM
05-13-2015 11:55 AM
by Steve
9 494
New company in Michigan
SEM
04-24-2015 09:27 PM
05-13-2015 11:51 AM
by Steve
11 628
Fired for refusing to...
Mr. Mow
05-09-2015 06:15 AM
05-12-2015 01:36 PM
by Steve
6 491
What a JERK!
Chilehead
05-06-2015 08:13 AM
05-12-2015 01:14 PM
by Steve
9 565
I have ZERO confidence...
Just for Cuts
05-01-2015 04:24 PM
05-12-2015 03:53 AM
by jrs.landscaping
31 1,066
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
05-11-2015 01:15 PM
by Steve
6 1,008
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
05-10-2015 07:50 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 1,034
Bought my first STIHL...
Mr. Mow
05-09-2015 06:29 AM
05-10-2015 08:36 AM
by Mr. Mow
9 404
advice wanted please and...
CHenricks
05-07-2015 08:40 PM
05-08-2015 04:20 PM
by CHenricks
7 422
Hello
SallyBorowicz
05-06-2015 11:14 AM
05-08-2015 02:21 PM
by Steve
3 333
Mower Advice
tl757
05-06-2015 02:31 PM
05-08-2015 01:45 PM
by Steve
6 455
Home today...Still...
biglee
05-06-2015 11:59 AM
05-07-2015 12:06 PM
by biglee
2 333
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
05-07-2015 11:17 AM
by Steve
79 3,928
color fliers?
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:32 PM
05-07-2015 10:57 AM
by Steve
16 1,018
Looking good
mrsmichigan
05-06-2015 09:47 AM
05-07-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
1 285
What are your biggest...
Steve
05-05-2015 01:24 PM
05-07-2015 10:52 AM
by Steve
2 328
is craiglist good to...
JBENI
04-16-2015 11:11 AM
05-06-2015 07:15 PM
by TheYardGuy
12 1,090
Go daddy web site and...
jcurr33
05-04-2015 06:00 PM
05-05-2015 11:57 AM
by Steve
2 359
How busy are you now?
Steve
05-04-2015 01:10 PM
05-05-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
4 396
mowfinder
scaypa
04-27-2015 05:44 PM
05-04-2015 01:14 PM
by Steve
1 427
Latest video, Facebook...
Sprinkler Buddy
05-01-2015 06:54 AM
05-04-2015 01:09 PM
by Steve
3 393
weed
avetslawncare
04-16-2015 07:56 PM
05-01-2015 11:38 AM
by Steve
8 808
so i need somehelp with...
dalvan0
04-28-2015 07:43 PM
04-30-2015 10:55 PM
by avetslawncare
3 704
Anyone have a Lawn Care...
nishirandall
04-28-2015 08:45 PM
04-30-2015 12:00 AM
by Steve
1 467
mowing pic
joshlawncare
04-25-2015 12:34 PM
04-29-2015 10:55 PM
by Steve
5 568
Help with a truck
bdodson89
04-27-2015 08:15 PM
04-29-2015 10:47 PM
by Steve
4 464
Ford F250 Wheel loaders...
jrs.landscaping
04-28-2015 05:34 AM
04-29-2015 07:47 AM
by jrs.landscaping
2 427
Correct me if I'm wrong...
SGL1
04-26-2015 02:41 PM
04-28-2015 06:57 AM
by SGL1
12 596
equipment marketplace?
jrs.landscaping
04-27-2015 04:49 PM
04-27-2015 06:09 PM
by jrs.landscaping
2 400
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades blowout bob villa collections commercial contract help curb appeal services demonstration design edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental facebook ferris flyers foreman grass growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills hiring husqvarna hydraulic landscape services lawn aeration lawn care lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave ordinance past due patio install per hour charge pricing profit on employee pto push versus ride running a business scag v-ride scripts secrets to landscaping seo shell shreaded small engine repair sq ft square foot sulky toro grand stand tractor auger trailer trailer mate pro tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape web design website website design winterization won't return wright stander rh www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:38 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:38 AM.

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