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??

Run once a week, once a month, what?????


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 10-11-2012, 07:12 PM
cuttingedgeron cuttingedgeron is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 73
Rep Power: 3
cuttingedgeron is on a distinguished road
Default Run once a week, once a month, what?????

The winter months are coming, well for some of us it is. Just wondering what do you guys do with your equipment when you are not using it during the down time? Do you start them up at least once a week or what? I would like to know what everyone does on this. Thanks.
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 10-11-2012, 09:13 PM
WorkForMySelf WorkForMySelf is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 210
Rep Power: 0
WorkForMySelf is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Most guys pawn it to buy groceries. I just run whatever I am not going to use till it is out of gas and store it.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-11-2012, 09:45 PM
willshome willshome is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Mass
Posts: 865
Rep Power: 0
willshome is on a distinguished road
Default

run it with a LOT of Sta-bil in the tank for five mins. then put it away
Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-12-2012, 07:02 AM
Caskey Lawns & Landscapes's Avatar
Caskey Lawns & Landscapes Caskey Lawns & Landscapes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Gettysburg PA
Posts: 282
Rep Power: 4
Caskey Lawns & Landscapes is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by willshome View Post
run it with a LOT of Sta-bil in the tank for five mins. then put it away
Image and video hosting by TinyPic


I totally agree I actually use sta-bil all year long in everything but the truck, It may be wishful thinking on my part but it seems that equipment lasts longer and runs better......Don't forget to blow out the powerwashers also I didn't last winter but I definately will remember to do it this year with my NEW one
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-12-2012, 11:06 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,270
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Don't forget to blow out the powerwashers also I didn't last winter but I definately will remember to do it this year
Yikes! What happened to that? Did the tubes/hoses freeze over?
__________________
- 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
  #6  
Old 10-12-2012, 03:53 PM
stevef1201 stevef1201 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 1,236
Rep Power: 7
stevef1201 is on a distinguished road
Default

Just wondering what do you guys do with your equipment when you are not using it during the down time?

Down Time? Here I mow 12 months of the year, there is no down time. I also offer free snow removals to all my customers (located in west central florida) this gets quite a chuckle when people read the ad
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-12-2012, 07:24 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

I know that most say to "run it dry", but I'm not convinced that this removes ALL the gas, and as I understand it, it's not the gas itself that destroys everything - it's the ethanol.

I couldn't say if the following is a good thing to do or not, but it's what I did last season when I put things into storage...

I ran each "dry", then I added a little ethanol-free canned fuel and let each piece of equipment run for 15-20 minutes. Then I put them away.


Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-13-2012, 06:06 AM
Caskey Lawns & Landscapes's Avatar
Caskey Lawns & Landscapes Caskey Lawns & Landscapes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Gettysburg PA
Posts: 282
Rep Power: 4
Caskey Lawns & Landscapes is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Yikes! What happened to that? Did the tubes/hoses freeze over?
Apparently ( according to the dealer ) there was water inside the pump and lines that froze and cracked the pump housing ?

When I started it in the spring for the first time I had water flying everywhere..
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-13-2012, 09:01 AM
cuttingedgeron cuttingedgeron is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 73
Rep Power: 3
cuttingedgeron is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by willshome View Post
run it with a LOT of Sta-bil in the tank for five mins. then put it away
Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Would you also disconnect the battery from mower or whatever else you are using?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-13-2012, 09:39 AM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

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
Done for the week! Sprinkler Buddy General Talk 8 06-11-2012 01:26 PM
WOW What A Week! kdexpd General Talk 1 04-16-2010 08:01 AM
My Last Week! CHEESE2009 General Talk 9 10-18-2009 11:52 AM
What a week! swstout Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 8 08-23-2009 05:51 AM
What a week!!! tiedeman General Business Discussions 16 04-04-2006 07:04 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
Yesterday 10:08 PM
by avetslawncare
31 1,267
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Yesterday 08:49 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
71 5,754
I have ZERO confidence...
Just for Cuts
05-01-2015 04:24 PM
Yesterday 05:32 PM
by jrs.landscaping
16 265
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
05-01-2015 01:13 PM
by jrs.landscaping
70 3,006
Latest video, Facebook...
Sprinkler Buddy
05-01-2015 06:54 AM
05-01-2015 01:09 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 100
weed
avetslawncare
04-16-2015 07:56 PM
05-01-2015 11:38 AM
by Steve
8 461
so i need somehelp with...
dalvan0
04-28-2015 07:43 PM
04-30-2015 10:55 PM
by avetslawncare
3 179
Anyone have a Lawn Care...
nishirandall
04-28-2015 08:45 PM
04-30-2015 12:00 AM
by Steve
1 148
mowing pic
joshlawncare
04-25-2015 12:34 PM
04-29-2015 10:55 PM
by Steve
5 252
Big (to me) mulch job
tl757
04-23-2015 05:32 PM
04-29-2015 10:51 PM
by Steve
14 427
Help with a truck
bdodson89
04-27-2015 08:15 PM
04-29-2015 10:47 PM
by Steve
4 185
Ford F250 Wheel loaders...
jrs.landscaping
04-28-2015 05:34 AM
04-29-2015 07:47 AM
by jrs.landscaping
2 134
New company in Michigan
SEM
04-24-2015 09:27 PM
04-28-2015 11:56 AM
by Steve
6 223
Correct me if I'm wrong...
SGL1
04-26-2015 02:41 PM
04-28-2015 06:57 AM
by SGL1
12 281
Total yard rehab
SGL1
04-23-2015 03:59 PM
04-27-2015 06:57 PM
by SGL1
11 349
equipment marketplace?
jrs.landscaping
04-27-2015 04:49 PM
04-27-2015 06:09 PM
by jrs.landscaping
2 137
Buying contracts /...
greenscaper123
04-26-2015 04:46 PM
04-27-2015 05:59 PM
by Steve
2 172
Lawn Care Service in...
Friscobob
04-24-2015 03:33 PM
04-27-2015 05:44 PM
by Steve
4 247
mowfinder
scaypa
04-27-2015 05:44 PM
04-27-2015 05:44 PM
by scaypa
0 111
what's the big deal...
Tony317
04-25-2015 02:19 PM
04-27-2015 05:43 PM
by Steve
3 187
Newb Question - Multiple...
DependiLawn
04-24-2015 11:36 PM
04-27-2015 05:36 PM
by Steve
1 174
maintandlawndispatch...
SGL1
04-21-2015 03:31 PM
04-24-2015 04:42 PM
by Steve
9 326
Thoughts on Undocumented...
element009
09-25-2011 11:08 AM
04-23-2015 09:32 PM
by Chilehead
56 15,725
Hello Everyone
DesignsByBnC
04-22-2015 04:07 PM
04-23-2015 02:19 PM
by DesignsByBnC
2 205
The upcoming rainy...
5StarLawnscaping
04-21-2015 01:22 PM
04-23-2015 12:54 PM
by Steve
7 296
color fliers?
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:32 PM
04-23-2015 12:50 PM
by Steve
12 505
WARNING! Especially to...
SC93
04-19-2015 12:05 PM
04-22-2015 01:39 PM
by Steve
14 563
Could be great news for...
SC93
04-14-2015 11:06 PM
04-22-2015 01:28 PM
by Steve
15 619
quick pic
joshlawncare
04-14-2015 07:49 PM
04-21-2015 05:01 PM
by joshlawncare
4 437
Got Inspected today
swstout
08-09-2010 10:31 PM
04-21-2015 03:53 PM
by SGL1
10 4,120
Smoked my first belt!
SGL1
04-20-2015 08:46 PM
04-21-2015 03:28 PM
by SGL1
4 273
lawn care business...
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:56 PM
04-21-2015 06:18 AM
by holymoly
3 364
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
04-20-2015 10:02 PM
by SGL1
4 598
Poll & Discussion...
CHEESE2009
09-16-2011 06:16 PM
04-20-2015 08:20 PM
by avetslawncare
27 5,797
Aerating / Dethaching...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-12-2015 07:53 PM
04-19-2015 08:49 PM
by Chilehead
17 729
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
04-19-2015 09:21 AM
by KJ90
8 1,126
bidding a cemetery....
NPM_LLC
03-28-2015 10:56 AM
04-19-2015 05:26 AM
by RSE
22 1,179
Hustler Raptor
SGL1
04-13-2015 09:27 PM
04-18-2015 07:53 AM
by SGL1
15 636
is craiglist good to...
JBENI
04-16-2015 11:11 AM
04-17-2015 10:25 PM
by Wolf4dk
11 546
Am I missing something...
googus
04-11-2015 06:33 PM
04-17-2015 08:01 PM
by avetslawncare
10 680
Hello
sonny54
04-16-2015 09:49 PM
04-17-2015 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 299
Unreal
Chilehead
04-09-2015 09:12 PM
04-17-2015 08:27 AM
by Chilehead
11 692
starting a lawn care...
JBENI
04-14-2015 09:03 AM
04-17-2015 08:03 AM
by JBENI
14 706
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
04-16-2015 07:52 PM
by avetslawncare
23 1,520
New 14 x 7 Enclosed...
whitepropertydetail
04-15-2015 06:46 PM
04-16-2015 03:40 PM
by Steve
1 362
older used dump trucks
SECTLANDSCAPING
09-22-2011 12:33 AM
04-16-2015 12:41 PM
by biglee
21 8,181
Tax Poll
Steve
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
by Steve
0 344
lawn care by Aj
aj10261984
04-14-2015 06:50 PM
04-15-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
2 385
Contact last years...
googus
01-28-2015 08:13 AM
04-15-2015 12:54 PM
by SC93
7 1,390
trying to sign up for...
JBENI
04-14-2015 10:20 AM
04-14-2015 12:11 PM
by Steve
1 1,233
» Popular Tags
aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter blades blowout bush commercial deliquentaccounts demonstration design ditches door hangers employee problems equipment rental estimate facebook ferris foreman free advertising google growing a lawn care business how to husqvarna hydraulic jobs john deere quik trac landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan managing a lawn care business marketing more customers business mulch new business new mower patio install per hour service pricing pto scag v-ride secrets to landscaping sell the vision shell shreaded snow plowing sq ft square foot starting a lawn care business steep lawns theft toro toro grand stand tractor auger trailer trailer mate pro tree up sell employee web design website website design winterization wood wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:27 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:27 AM.

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