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 > Business > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.

If you had to choose


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-16-2006, 07:14 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,752
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

If you had to choose one of these for your next work truck, which would it be?
__________________
- 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

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 11-16-2006, 07:14 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,752
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Ford
__________________
- 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 11-16-2006, 07:14 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,752
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Or Toyota
__________________
- 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 11-16-2006, 07:35 PM
tiedeman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

If I was going just by looks it would be the Ford. But it really depends on the mileage, towing capacity, etc.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-17-2006, 08:54 AM
NickN NickN is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 99
Rep Power: 11
NickN
Default

Since my 2005 F150 SuperCrew is in the shop having the heater core replaced,I'll go with the Toyota.
I did quite a bit of research with the problem I was having and it's amazing at how many problems I found online with Ford trucks.Not small problems either.
1.Massive amounts of heater core damage.Been going on for years.Have to pull the dash to remove and install a new one.
2.Lots of spark plugs BLOWING OUT OF THE HEAD.Crank it,hear are boom,and the spark plug has shot out.I mean completely blown out.
3.Head problems resulting in blown engines.
4.Catching fire,burning down houses,killing people,catching anything near them on fire.

I'll never,ever,own another domestic vehicle.My first truck was a 1988 Isuzu P'up 4x4.I still have it and it runs fine.
Second was a Ford Ranger 4x4.Broke the motor mount somehow.
Third was a Jeep Liberty.Fried the electrical system and battery due to bad wiring.
And now this F150 SCREW.Leaking wheel cylinder at 7K,blown heater core at 36,300 miles.
Never again.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-17-2006, 04:38 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,752
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

How is it that a truck like the F-150 which has been around forever, to this day is having problems with heater cores when they are only a year old?
Shouldn't we expect that over time, Ford would refine it's product to perfection? Or close to it?
__________________
- 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
  #7  
Old 11-21-2006, 09:06 PM
MJK MJK is offline
Members
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 29
Rep Power: 8
MJK
Default

I'd buy american. IN the service industry if my clients don't have a job neither do I!!!! Buy American!!!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-21-2006, 09:11 PM
MJK MJK is offline
Members
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 29
Rep Power: 8
MJK
Default

[img]http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A9iby6LFv2NFXhsA3bOjzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN 0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=11flbclqb/EXP=1164251461/**http%3a//jd3.com/IM003529.JPG[/img]
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-22-2006, 08:22 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,752
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Now THAT's a nice truck
__________________
- 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
  #10  
Old 11-23-2006, 06:22 AM
ritchiem
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

North American vehicles are great. I love the way power and torque come first and handling and comfort take a back seat. And its about time their trucks are finally turning the ugly corner and making their vehicles look good, not just square boxes on knobby tires anymore. I find the NA vehicles have floaty suspensions that result in bad handling especially during hard acceleration. But their modern day look and style is somewhat sexy...for a truck that is.

Jap/Euro vehicles are also nice. They seem to focus more on handling and style. Oh, and making sure they run for years. You cannot argue their usually excellent warranties. Their steering is nice an tight and hugs the corners like their sport car counterparts. Would I drive an import...yes. Can I afford one...no. The biggest difference here would be price. You get what you pay for.

I am on my 5th Chevy truck, and I am sure there will be a few more.

Domestic = Modern Brute
Import = Old School Tuning
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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
quickbooks users
CDLAWNCARE
Yesterday 09:03 AM
Yesterday 09:58 PM
by MBLC
3 75
this mower is driving me...
boog
04-17-2014 12:07 PM
Yesterday 08:26 PM
by boog
9 218
employee pay
4 seasons maintenance
04-10-2011 09:34 PM
Yesterday 04:40 PM
by Dan Tanner
20 6,818
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
Yesterday 01:19 PM
by phlawncare
17 468
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Yesterday 11:13 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
32 1,123
Lawn Renovation
stevef1201
04-11-2014 12:00 PM
Yesterday 11:11 AM
by kslawn
10 302
danny 2
danny2
04-19-2014 10:19 PM
Yesterday 05:13 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 94
I Got Taken...,
Dan Tanner
04-19-2014 06:26 AM
04-19-2014 08:15 PM
by Dan Tanner
3 155
new to this forum!
mower13126
04-18-2014 07:37 PM
04-19-2014 05:34 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
3 115
REO calling
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 05:03 PM
04-19-2014 11:17 AM
by kslawn
11 281
Customers droping like...
goodtimez
04-18-2014 09:53 AM
04-19-2014 08:09 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
7 191
Back for this year
xandrew245x
02-21-2014 04:30 PM
04-19-2014 07:59 AM
by xandrew245x
14 883
Any greenhouse operators...
GoGreenerKS
04-15-2014 11:21 AM
04-19-2014 07:49 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
4 151
Looking for advice on a...
Tekeda1
04-13-2014 09:53 AM
04-19-2014 04:22 AM
by Tekeda1
17 406
2.5 acre mowing
xandrew245x
04-18-2014 06:55 AM
04-18-2014 08:57 PM
by xandrew245x
6 142
Best Bulk Mulch delivery...
Steven Virgadamo
04-18-2014 09:52 AM
04-18-2014 05:34 PM
by Steve
2 77
Steve Virgadamo,...
Steven Virgadamo
04-18-2014 09:49 AM
04-18-2014 05:08 PM
by Steve
2 67
Instagram
Gerardo_Landscape
04-16-2014 11:28 AM
04-18-2014 04:51 PM
by Steve
3 114
Help with weed liability!
Prolawnofchatt
04-15-2014 09:10 AM
04-18-2014 04:47 PM
by Steve
5 203
Nationwide lawn care...
Billy Goat
04-15-2014 05:21 PM
04-18-2014 04:39 PM
by Steve
9 227
Truck Signage
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 11:00 PM
04-18-2014 04:04 PM
by stevef1201
10 245
leaf removal
tlf59263
04-15-2014 10:00 PM
04-18-2014 03:59 PM
by stevef1201
6 197
Pay per click advertising
roostertail
02-12-2014 07:26 PM
04-17-2014 07:11 PM
by yardrate
10 616
Accepting credit cards,...
Darksteel
03-17-2014 08:01 PM
04-16-2014 01:02 PM
by jymie
15 755
Trimec
acrajchel
04-15-2014 08:24 PM
04-16-2014 11:10 AM
by Steve
3 121
Gopher Forum Discount!
BlackRain75
04-12-2014 10:44 PM
04-16-2014 10:50 AM
by Steve
9 289
hello
NFrailey
04-15-2014 01:39 PM
04-16-2014 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 107
Pricing a Mulch Job
dmcalpi
04-07-2014 02:16 PM
04-16-2014 09:40 AM
by jymie
21 656
google earth
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 03:24 PM
04-16-2014 09:36 AM
by jymie
8 247
There has to be an...
CDLAWNCARE
04-14-2014 12:59 PM
04-15-2014 04:06 PM
by Dan Tanner
6 191
First Day Back!
BelleCityLawn1
04-09-2014 09:13 PM
04-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
11 327
Mow America
stevegredler
04-13-2014 01:02 PM
04-14-2014 09:53 PM
by kslawn
5 230
Power Broom
acrajchel
04-14-2014 07:46 AM
04-14-2014 12:47 PM
by CDLAWNCARE
2 121
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
04-14-2014 11:34 AM
by Steve
1,176 285,938
Equipment reviews
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-09-2014 07:17 AM
04-14-2014 11:27 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
13 485
Sulky and Turf Tracer
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:44 PM
04-14-2014 10:51 AM
by Steve
8 381
Aerating Prices?
Dan Tanner
04-08-2014 03:16 PM
04-14-2014 10:31 AM
by Steve
13 471
Estimating help
acrajchel
04-11-2014 06:06 PM
04-14-2014 10:20 AM
by Steve
3 190
Need help bidding church...
GreenRidge Lawn&Landscape
04-07-2014 08:01 PM
04-14-2014 09:49 AM
by Steve
12 456
Hello all
Griff20114
04-12-2014 05:08 PM
04-14-2014 09:46 AM
by Steve
1 127
Step by Step Spring Lawn...
WarriorLawnscaping
04-10-2014 07:01 AM
04-14-2014 09:43 AM
by Steve
5 269
Jeff Cowden
jcowden
04-11-2014 07:27 PM
04-14-2014 09:39 AM
by Steve
1 120
Exmark Commercial 30...
Dan Tanner
04-11-2014 05:35 AM
04-14-2014 09:37 AM
by Steve
4 215
What Was Your Setup When...
superrman77
02-11-2014 10:53 AM
04-14-2014 08:04 AM
by acrajchel
21 1,623
Small guy time to get a...
googus
04-08-2014 08:16 AM
04-13-2014 07:18 PM
by A. Kulak Landscaping
9 353
Weekly vs. Bi-weekly
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 01:48 PM
04-13-2014 06:03 PM
by kslawn
9 363
Weed ID help
TwinBrosLC
04-12-2014 10:39 AM
04-13-2014 07:40 AM
by stevef1201
4 187
Lexington, KY
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:06 PM
04-11-2014 09:49 PM
by acrajchel
1 152
Food Plot Management
BlackRain75
04-11-2014 10:20 AM
04-11-2014 03:51 PM
by Steve
4 153
Estimating a job
acrajchel
04-08-2014 11:07 AM
04-11-2014 03:32 PM
by Steve
6 332
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:20 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:20 AM.

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