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 > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Starting a lawn care business.

Starting a lawn care business. How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.

New toy help?


Starting a lawn care business.

How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-12-2009, 01:21 PM
jasonw's Avatar
jasonw jasonw is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,008
Rep Power: 7
jasonw is on a distinguished road
Default New toy help?

Ok so yesterday I literally melted my poor old reliable weed eater cutting a fire break so I had to get a new one. This thing is awesome. 29CC 4 stroke ar ar arr. I have only bee able to play with it in my back yard and love it so far but I have a problem. I got an attachment to help with the fire break as regular orange line that the spool holds wont cut it with this job but I need to take the entire spool off and replace it. How the heck do you get it off? Its a Troy Built TB575SS Any help is appreciated. Check out the picture compared to my old one.

I am getting a database error and cant attach a picture. You have the make and model so maybe you can go off of that and I will try to attach a picture later.
__________________
White Company
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 07-12-2009, 06:23 PM
MikeO
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default re:

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
this the right one?

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=24702

see what that says usually you just push them in on the sides and the cap comes off. or is that the new ones where you just stick the pice of plastic in on the sides?. cant see from the pictures ive looked at. throw it against a wall a few times till it comes off.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-13-2009, 01:25 AM
jasonw's Avatar
jasonw jasonw is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,008
Rep Power: 7
jasonw is on a distinguished road
Default

Thats a bummer. I really like the thing but it looks like I will have to return it now as I can not change the head on it. I had a feeling I should have stuck with the good ol green.
__________________
White Company
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-13-2009, 09:34 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,381
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I am getting a database error and cant attach a picture.
I think the problem with it is the image is too large. Try making it smaller and then reposting 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
  #5  
Old 07-13-2009, 10:59 AM
jasonw's Avatar
jasonw jasonw is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,008
Rep Power: 7
jasonw is on a distinguished road
Default

That could be it Steve, It was a rather large image. I will resize and retry with this message. The good news is I found out how to use universal heads on my new Trybilt today. It was a simple matter of sitting down, taking a deep breath and reading. The manual says nothing about it but the back of the packaging the new head came it illustrates exactly how to do it on Trybilt equipment so I am very happy now. The true test however will come this afternoon when I finish the job that melted down my little green guy.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCI0055.JPG (186.8 KB, 10 views)
__________________
White Company
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-13-2009, 11:07 AM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 28
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonw View Post
That could be it Steve, It was a rather large image. I will resize and retry with this message. The good news is I found out how to use universal heads on my new Trybilt today. It was a simple matter of sitting down, taking a deep breath and reading. The manual says nothing about it but the back of the packaging the new head came it illustrates exactly how to do it on Trybilt equipment so I am very happy now. The true test however will come this afternoon when I finish the job that melted down my little green guy.
You run those as commercial equipment ? Those won't last you very long
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-13-2009, 12:09 PM
jasonw's Avatar
jasonw jasonw is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,008
Rep Power: 7
jasonw is on a distinguished road
Default

My property before this was an acre. Now I have a half acre. My little green guy has lasted me 5 years with no problems until now. Paid for itself many times over. I read reviews and did research and saw all the problems with both of these models but all I have to say is a lot can be said for proper maintenance. People think they can take these things and run them all day and night without ever so much as blowing them off. If you maintain them and dont beet the hell out of them they will last for years. A perfect example is the green one. Its given me 5 years of very reliable great service but 3 hours of brush cutting and chopping down hundreds of 1/4" pine trees proved to be to much for it. I beet on it for 3 hours non stop and she finally gave in, it dose however still run great but I will no longer be using it for stuff like that. The green one is just a direct drive which I am sure all the hitting trees and dirt bringing it to a dead stall is one of the things that caused the problems. The new one has a clutch and I would assume as with everything ells the jolts like that will not affect the motor in such a way as the clutch should soak it up. On top of that a lot can be said about 4 stroke reliability as well as B&S motors. I have never ever had an issue with a B&S motor that was not human caused. My mower is the same story, 5 years old and still going strong. I have to agree but disagree with your opinion. I am sure this new one would not stand up to the rigors of a 12 hour day for to long. I however at this time have only 4 clients. I average about 3 hours of work a week at this time and only 2 of those clients require the use of a weed eater so I am sure this new one will be up to the task of taking me to the next level in this business. The availability of all the attachments is a bonus that is sure to save my some money and storage room on future jobs as well. One of the biggest complaints I have read about this one is about the motors not being reliable as well as the main seals in them going out but most complainants fail to realize the manual says to change the oil after 10 hours of use for the first time and 25 hours every other time thereafter. I could very well be wrong and if so I hope it burns up in the first 30 days so I can take it strait back to lowes. If it dose or even when it dose if I don't think it has given me good service I will try a different brand. I hear JD makes good equipment, do they make weed whackers? Anyway truth be told I was very iffy when shopping for this as my Weed Eater brand has been so darn reliable for so many years I really thought I should just stick with them. Also the green one was 1/4 the cost of the new one.
__________________
White Company
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-13-2009, 02:00 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 28
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonw View Post
My property before this was an acre. Now I have a half acre. My little green guy has lasted me 5 years with no problems until now. Paid for itself many times over. I read reviews and did research and saw all the problems with both of these models but all I have to say is a lot can be said for proper maintenance. People think they can take these things and run them all day and night without ever so much as blowing them off. If you maintain them and dont beet the hell out of them they will last for years. A perfect example is the green one. Its given me 5 years of very reliable great service but 3 hours of brush cutting and chopping down hundreds of 1/4" pine trees proved to be to much for it. I beet on it for 3 hours non stop and she finally gave in, it dose however still run great but I will no longer be using it for stuff like that. The green one is just a direct drive which I am sure all the hitting trees and dirt bringing it to a dead stall is one of the things that caused the problems. The new one has a clutch and I would assume as with everything ells the jolts like that will not affect the motor in such a way as the clutch should soak it up. On top of that a lot can be said about 4 stroke reliability as well as B&S motors. I have never ever had an issue with a B&S motor that was not human caused. My mower is the same story, 5 years old and still going strong. I have to agree but disagree with your opinion. I am sure this new one would not stand up to the rigors of a 12 hour day for to long. I however at this time have only 4 clients. I average about 3 hours of work a week at this time and only 2 of those clients require the use of a weed eater so I am sure this new one will be up to the task of taking me to the next level in this business. The availability of all the attachments is a bonus that is sure to save my some money and storage room on future jobs as well. One of the biggest complaints I have read about this one is about the motors not being reliable as well as the main seals in them going out but most complainants fail to realize the manual says to change the oil after 10 hours of use for the first time and 25 hours every other time thereafter. I could very well be wrong and if so I hope it burns up in the first 30 days so I can take it strait back to lowes. If it dose or even when it dose if I don't think it has given me good service I will try a different brand. I hear JD makes good equipment, do they make weed whackers? Anyway truth be told I was very iffy when shopping for this as my Weed Eater brand has been so darn reliable for so many years I really thought I should just stick with them. Also the green one was 1/4 the cost of the new one.
John Deere trimmers
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-13-2009, 07:37 PM
jasonw's Avatar
jasonw jasonw is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,008
Rep Power: 7
jasonw is on a distinguished road
Default

I have an update. I just got back from finishing the job and I absolutely love this thing. The auto feeder was awesome until it got tangled up. I tried the big reel that hold 4 of the big purple line and it bogged the motor to much to be really to useful and made me worry about burning it up so I removed the large lines and added 4 of the smaller orange lines and it kicked but. Very low RPM cutting the hell out of the weeds. After Saturday I estimated another 4 hours before finishing the job. Well I did it in 2 hours. WOOHOO. This is only the first job its been on which means nothing as far as its reliability. I will keep everyone posted.
__________________
White Company
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-14-2009, 05:17 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,381
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

How does the machine handle being a 4-stroke vs. a 2 stroke? I would figure it run differently.
__________________
- 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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
09-01-2014 10:17 AM
Yesterday 09:57 PM
by curts lawn care
4 820
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
Yesterday 08:42 PM
by curts lawn care
57 6,595
new to the forum
SGlawncare
09-16-2014 11:20 PM
Yesterday 08:29 PM
by curts lawn care
3 124
Looking for feed back on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
Yesterday 08:38 AM
Yesterday 05:10 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
2 92
Price to apply fertilizer
SS.Lawncare
09-15-2014 11:10 AM
Yesterday 03:58 PM
by stevef1201
8 268
Help With Snow Blowing...
Robertf31
09-13-2014 10:55 PM
Yesterday 12:34 PM
by Steve
11 465
Non-Stop Summer?
SouthallMowing
09-14-2014 10:51 PM
Yesterday 10:48 AM
by stevef1201
6 276
Tribulations of working...
stevef1201
09-13-2014 08:37 AM
09-16-2014 10:43 PM
by SGL1
6 352
Poll - net income
Dan5082
11-15-2010 08:08 PM
09-16-2014 04:44 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 3,121
Getting lowballed!
PineHillLawn
06-27-2012 07:23 AM
09-16-2014 01:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
24 4,777
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
09-16-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
21 1,201
Compare this summer to...
Steve
09-03-2014 12:52 PM
09-16-2014 11:20 AM
by Hanks Lawn Care Services
15 1,006
thinking about throwing...
veteranslawncaresystems
09-09-2014 10:31 PM
09-15-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
12 695
Hello
Robertf31
09-12-2014 10:34 PM
09-15-2014 03:17 PM
by Steve
2 310
Newbie......Again
Jibber
09-13-2014 12:17 PM
09-15-2014 02:54 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 308
Replacing a Shindi T-27
Dan Tanner
09-13-2014 12:59 PM
09-15-2014 02:31 PM
by Steve
1 271
need help with starter...
GoGreenerKS
09-12-2014 04:23 PM
09-15-2014 02:25 PM
by Steve
3 325
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
09-15-2014 02:16 PM
by Steve
12 1,015
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
09-15-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 795
Employee uniforms
Gerardo_Landscape
01-21-2014 11:11 PM
09-15-2014 02:12 PM
by Steve
5 919
Greetings from the north
Northwoods Outdoors
09-13-2014 08:55 AM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Steve
1 289
darleneh
darleneh
09-15-2014 12:33 PM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 154
My 1st bid
WesleySnips
06-11-2014 03:13 PM
09-15-2014 02:05 PM
by Steve
29 1,712
New Aerator
Chaz
09-09-2014 11:43 PM
09-15-2014 01:50 PM
by Steve
9 536
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
09-15-2014 01:23 PM
by stevef1201
8 1,186
Scag turf tiger hydrolic...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-04-2014 10:55 PM
09-14-2014 03:06 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
8 707
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
09-13-2014 09:14 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
116 7,929
getting ready to start
calebmoss
05-23-2011 09:35 PM
09-11-2014 12:21 PM
by Steve
34 11,202
Stihl pull cord replace
SGL1
09-03-2014 09:22 PM
09-10-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
9 720
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
09-10-2014 12:16 PM
by Steve
18 1,445
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
09-09-2014 08:05 PM
by Landscaper1165
4 933
New truck and trailer...
Johnny Rocket
05-14-2012 03:41 PM
09-09-2014 07:23 PM
by Matther777
18 6,530
What gets you bad press?
Steve
09-09-2014 11:48 AM
09-09-2014 07:21 PM
by Matther777
2 422
Signs on your snow plow?
Steve
01-15-2007 01:07 AM
09-09-2014 11:42 AM
by Steve
19 6,166
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
09-08-2014 08:08 PM
by avetslawncare
12 1,228
New to the business
flamingyouth87
09-05-2014 11:52 AM
09-08-2014 11:55 AM
by Steve
3 632
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
09-08-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
7 909
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 08:36 AM
09-07-2014 07:35 AM
by avetslawncare
24 7,698
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
09-06-2014 02:09 PM
by Bradcook21
8 994
billing matters
sbuchanan8154
09-05-2014 09:56 AM
09-05-2014 03:00 PM
by Steve
3 604
Thoughts
googus
09-05-2014 07:28 AM
09-05-2014 02:23 PM
by Steve
2 561
Backflow Tester
flowcheckllc.2014
09-03-2014 04:37 PM
09-05-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 646
Collections & collection...
jscarolina
09-03-2014 04:39 PM
09-04-2014 03:14 PM
by Steve
2 662
Sod
RosalesLawnCare
08-27-2014 03:47 PM
09-04-2014 02:42 PM
by RosalesLawnCare
4 919
Lawn needs top soil What...
jymie
08-26-2014 11:01 AM
09-03-2014 12:07 PM
by Steve
7 986
Hello! New here and...
CaliforniaFriendly
08-29-2014 11:30 AM
09-03-2014 11:15 AM
by Steve
4 890
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
09-02-2014 03:11 PM
by Steve
5 880
New to the industry-...
Lsmain
08-31-2014 10:53 AM
09-02-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
1 801
Walk Behinds and Texas...
SGL1
08-26-2014 03:53 PM
09-01-2014 11:36 PM
by SGL1
7 994
Stihl engine isn't...
Marcintosh
08-12-2014 08:30 PM
08-28-2014 09:28 PM
by Marcintosh
12 1,298
» Popular Tags
4wd apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate auger butterfly gardens charge christmas credit card processing deliquentaccounts estimate exmark fall ferris first truck foreman franchise gopherhaul grass gravely hills holiday how much to charge how to bid husqvarna introduction john deere quik trac kansas city labor cost landscape services late lawn lawn care business 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 cleanup lesco lighting managing a lawn care business marketing mowing mulch estimate new and restored landscapes new buisness new business new mower podcast property management company push versus ride reo rotating scag scripts search engine optimization season seo snow plowing starting a business starting a lawn care business start up lawn care business steve stihl theft tips toro trailer walker
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:16 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:16 AM.

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