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.

Birthday Disaster


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-17-2010, 02:58 PM
MAKLawnCutter MAKLawnCutter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central FL
Age: 30
Posts: 249
Rep Power: 5
MAKLawnCutter is on a distinguished road
Default Birthday Disaster

SO, my birthday was the 13th. Which wasnt bad... but, the days leading upto it, SUCKED!

*venting*

Saturday July 10th, i was heading home from a mulch job, empty bed, no mulch, no trailer, a few shovels and my wheel barrel.

I pulled down the last street to get to mine and the transmission shifted up twice with in 20feet, then i coasted to my street.

Called my techie buddy out and he is screaming at me "SLOW DOWN!" i was doing about 3MPH at 4500RPMs, was awesome!

It went in reverse like a dream, blew out both forward pumps on the transmission...

In tail - I went truck hunting for something USED, preferably NOT a Chevrolet again (no offense). I found a lot of older fords (1997+) but, i wanted something in the 80s, i had an 83' F350 Dually with a BBF in it when i lived in KS... I found a 1987 F150 i6 300, granny 4 speed. GOt there and talking to the guy, and my friend Amy comes walking out "WTF?" Turned out to be her dude selling the truck, i got it for 650$, he had it on the list for 1500$. Thank God i know people and the world is small!

The day of my birthday i worked for 14hours, awesome.

Day after, i destroyed my phone. I guess sweat and Blackberrys dont go well together. Played broke with the chick at sprint and she sent me a used/referb Nextel BlackBerry.

GOOD STUFF.

I am officialy broke tho. The pregnant Fiance took me for all i have for baby clothes and a crib. Im going back to work.

No More typing.

Have a wonderful weekend.... .... .... .... ....
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 07-18-2010, 02:50 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,192
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
WOW! First off, Happy Birthday!

Did you happen to look into how much it would cost to rebuild your transmission?

Do you know how to get the transmission out from under the truck and then take it to have it rebuilt?
__________________
- 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 07-18-2010, 05:23 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 9
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
WOW! First off, Happy Birthday!

Did you happen to look into how much it would cost to rebuild your transmission?

Do you know how to get the transmission out from under the truck and then take it to have it rebuilt?
Depending on what he was driving, get one from a junk yard, cheaper and faster. Transmissions are easy to swap out and require few tools, just rent a transmission hoist, they are worth their weight in gold.

Back in the 80's as a hobby I raced and built race engines, when we blew a transmission, we simply bought one from the auto salvage yard and I don't recall ever having an issue. I used to even race a Chevy Short Box, I had a 396 in it I built, it was a sleeper that would blow whatever off the road. I blew two transmissions in it, I use to put the quick shift plates in it as it was automatic but it had so much power and I guess the racing abuse, in three years two transmissions, at the time they were cheap and it was my hobby and as we know hobbies can be expensive.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-20-2010, 11:50 PM
MAKLawnCutter MAKLawnCutter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central FL
Age: 30
Posts: 249
Rep Power: 5
MAKLawnCutter is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
WOW! First off, Happy Birthday!

Did you happen to look into how much it would cost to rebuild your transmission?

Do you know how to get the transmission out from under the truck and then take it to have it rebuilt?
THank you sir!

Well, the transmission that was IN the truck, was a LONG SHAFT TH350. IF it would of been a short shaft could of gotten a referb for about 350$. I called around, no such luck on a long shaft, called a friends, friend about rebuilding it, got into this long hour long conversation about how the LONG Shaft TH350 was over taken by the NHRA in the early 80s, about 1500 still existed, was about 1300$ for a rebuild kit, i guess the clutch kits were all built blue and red, made them better?

The 1987 Ford F150 I got was a STEAL, ill be dropping about 500$ into a windshield and weld work to patch the rust, other than that, its kosher, runs like a dream!

Matt
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-21-2010, 02:10 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,192
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Show us some pics of what you are working on!
__________________
- 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
Lowballing Disaster CHEESE2009 Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 22 03-24-2010 10:05 AM
Stepfathers Birthday HELP!!!!! CHEESE2009 Community Assistance 9 01-28-2010 02:53 AM
Happy birthday justin_time General Talk 2 07-02-2009 04:43 AM
Happy birthday justin_time General Talk 7 05-19-2009 02:19 PM
Disaster tax situations Steve Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 2 04-15-2009 12:03 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Today 12:20 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
78 4,423
Left handed edging with...
SGL1
07-23-2014 08:59 PM
Yesterday 10:56 PM
by SGL1
10 176
new trailer help
mattthelawnguy
07-11-2014 08:21 PM
Yesterday 06:31 PM
by mattthelawnguy
13 429
Echo Edger 'Neutral'
WesleySnips
Yesterday 05:28 PM
Yesterday 05:58 PM
by Just for Cuts
1 41
Single tree, mow customer
WesleySnips
06-27-2014 10:12 AM
Yesterday 05:43 PM
by WesleySnips
13 552
New from Texas
Livingston Lawn Care
Yesterday 11:17 AM
Yesterday 01:47 PM
by Steve
1 58
You know it;s gonna be a...
stevef1201
Yesterday 08:50 AM
Yesterday 01:34 PM
by Steve
1 62
Customer letters
kslawn
07-23-2014 06:17 AM
Yesterday 01:20 PM
by Steve
5 153
Texas lawn care company...
Livingston Lawn Care
Yesterday 11:29 AM
Yesterday 01:18 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 71
Got my first lawn job...
SGL1
06-11-2014 09:19 PM
07-24-2014 07:09 PM
by SGL1
29 1,207
Need help determining...
Jbss861
07-20-2014 02:33 PM
07-24-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
13 340
Should I ?
googus
07-22-2014 04:06 PM
07-24-2014 12:10 PM
by Steve
4 181
My First Apartment...
SSLCtn
05-26-2014 10:17 PM
07-24-2014 06:46 AM
by kslawn
15 880
Crop Rotation Techniques...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:47 PM
07-24-2014 06:38 AM
by kslawn
3 189
Selling lawns like...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:51 PM
07-24-2014 06:28 AM
by kslawn
3 235
Scag new "Eliminator"......
ExtremeLawncareServices
07-20-2014 10:45 AM
07-23-2014 05:37 PM
by Just for Cuts
9 264
need professional advice...
Fiddlers_green
07-20-2014 07:21 PM
07-23-2014 12:42 PM
by Steve
3 172
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 10:20 PM
07-23-2014 12:40 PM
by Steve
15 1,364
Lawn Service back in...
LawnCareMan280
07-18-2014 09:00 PM
07-23-2014 11:48 AM
by Steve
4 215
Overspray?
stevef1201
07-21-2014 04:20 PM
07-23-2014 11:39 AM
by Steve
3 119
Hello Everyone! Newbie...
SLKlawn
07-17-2014 06:22 PM
07-22-2014 01:53 PM
by Steve
6 254
Proper height for lawn
rob lederhilger
05-26-2014 08:01 AM
07-21-2014 02:53 PM
by LawnDoctor
9 644
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 12:31 PM
07-21-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
9 478
What's my business worth?
Chaz
07-16-2014 01:35 PM
07-21-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
4 262
1.5 Acre Jungle
WesleySnips
07-15-2014 05:57 PM
07-20-2014 11:31 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
21 574
Gopher schedule software
Ray
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
by Ray
0 152
2006 Chevy fuel pump...
KevinsLawns
07-17-2014 08:39 PM
07-18-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
1 156
Halfway point of year!
Steve
07-01-2014 12:08 PM
07-18-2014 11:38 AM
by Steve
14 704
I got told to leave and...
gwilson98
06-16-2014 02:07 PM
07-17-2014 11:43 AM
by Steve
16 1,018
Hey guys this is the...
prmenter@gmail.com
07-07-2014 08:23 PM
07-16-2014 08:10 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
28 743
Mowing the hills
prmenter@gmail.com
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
07-16-2014 05:00 PM
by Just for Cuts
18 679
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
07-15-2014 05:38 PM
by icon2000
1,184 319,096
need some help geting...
dalvan0
07-13-2014 09:28 PM
07-15-2014 11:56 AM
by Steve
5 255
Classified Ad Template...
bcfb
06-05-2013 02:40 AM
07-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
15 3,690
Husqvarna pz 60
CDLAWNCARE
07-06-2014 06:50 PM
07-15-2014 08:53 AM
by kslawn
10 434
Lowballers
Chaz
07-11-2014 03:55 PM
07-14-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
5 358
My new side job
Sprinkler Buddy
05-10-2014 05:23 AM
07-14-2014 12:15 PM
by Steve
10 816
Illegal spraying
GoGreenerKS
07-04-2014 09:11 AM
07-13-2014 10:36 PM
by GoGreenerKS
10 539
New Mower and Trailer
Chaz
06-25-2014 12:04 PM
07-13-2014 06:25 PM
by SGL1
7 550
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
07-12-2014 07:36 PM
by SGL1
21 1,867
Fuel and fuel additives
SGL1
07-06-2014 10:23 AM
07-11-2014 07:53 PM
by SGL1
15 535
Questions for a patchy...
jumcgee
07-09-2014 08:42 AM
07-11-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
1 204
toro proline blades wont...
boog
06-25-2014 06:26 PM
07-11-2014 05:28 AM
by kslawn
18 639
Contents of Marketing to...
prmenter@gmail.com
07-09-2014 05:25 PM
07-10-2014 03:23 PM
by Steve
3 299
Shindaiwa
CLB454
05-13-2014 09:04 PM
07-10-2014 03:04 PM
by Steve
14 781
Starting New in FL
mmcuttrim
08-06-2010 09:22 AM
07-10-2014 02:44 PM
by Steve
48 11,260
Bid help 45 on acre...
Priggan
06-26-2014 12:56 PM
07-09-2014 08:38 AM
by kslawn
7 517
need help bidding fence...
veteranslawncaresystems
07-03-2014 10:33 AM
07-08-2014 12:00 PM
by Steve
5 381
Trimmer or Knife?
gwilson98
07-04-2014 09:56 PM
07-07-2014 02:41 PM
by Steve
6 342
Started a New Solar Lawn...
Solar Lawn Care
06-08-2013 01:40 AM
07-07-2014 01:55 PM
by Steve
37 7,416
» Popular Tags
4wd advertisement article marketing auger bid butterfly gardens charge christmas lighting christmas light service courtesy call customers decorating estimate exmark ferris first truck fundraiser gopherhaul grass gravely hills holiday holiday decorating holiday lighting how much to charge introduction john deere quik trac lawn lawn care lawn care business book lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website leaf lighting marketing monthly mow mulch mulch price new buisness new mower organize outdoor environments payment podcast property management company pto reo scag schedule scripts seo snow starting a business starting a lawn care business start up lawn care business steve stihl theft toro toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack walker winter winter services zero turn
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:47 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:47 AM.

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