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MMLawn
02-27-2006, 07:46 PM
I think that was the name of this LCO I happened up on.... :drinkup:

Sorry for the bad pic but it happened so fast I could only use my cell phone to get a quick pic. Of course this is his rear engine lawn tractor sticking out of the trunk of his Olds....the blower is also in the truck and the trimmer was sticking out the window.

nobagger
02-27-2006, 08:05 PM
Great picture! It almost looks like he was stealing it. I honestly would be soooo embarassed to conduct business like that.

grass-scapes
02-27-2006, 08:08 PM
Hey mike,
That was me... Im trying to cut costs so I got rid of the trucks, the good mowers, the good trimmers and cut my prices by 75 percent. Didn't you recognize my bald head behind the wheel?

MMLawn
02-27-2006, 08:15 PM
Hey mike,
That was me... Im trying to cut costs so I got rid of the trucks, the good mowers, the good trimmers and cut my prices by 75 percent. Didn't you recognize my bald head behind the wheel?



:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Yeah, sure you did J....I guess you unloaded the new dump and mowers to huh? :waving:

grass-scapes
02-27-2006, 08:22 PM
LOL. Wouldn't that be a hoot. I did get an offer for 8 grand for the Fuso Dump. Ive been driving it all week. I think 12 foot is too long for that bed. It touches the ground when I dump it. OH, I got that Neary Grinder mod 440 for $250. I talked em down. Ive got the old grinder listed here for sale.

Jpocket
02-27-2006, 08:31 PM
I find it puzzling that a succesful business owner like you MMLawn has so much free time, that he goes around taking pictures of the scr*bs. You would think that someone like yourself would have more important things to do. People like that guy in the pic don't pose any real threat to a real business, I personally consider them to be NOTHING...

CAG
02-27-2006, 08:39 PM
Man thats some funny *hit!! Did he have his business name on the car? lol. I wonder if he is able to fold down the back seats for brush and mulch jobs.

MMLawn
02-27-2006, 08:52 PM
I find it puzzling that a <b>succesful business owner</b> like you MMLawn has so much free time,


.....That's EXACTLY why I DO have so much free time my teenage friend :laugh: which came from....27 years of not just hard but more importantly "smart" work....

BTW, though it was work as I was on the way to a bid meeting....

Jpocket
02-27-2006, 08:54 PM
.....That's EXACTLY why I DO have so much free time my teenage friend....:laugh:

BTW, though it was work as I was on the way to a bid meeting....

Yea right....

freddyc
02-27-2006, 10:46 PM
OK the real quesition....

how did he get that thing in there in the first place and how can he get it out to mow a few lawns a day???

He must be one tough scrub! :weightlifter:

Great pic though,,, cell camera or not.

Makes me wonder if he has some help???

Actually, the olds isn't sagging that much either.

mcwlandscaping
02-27-2006, 11:12 PM
WOW, thats great, would be even better if he did have the biz name on the car!!

stevo22
02-28-2006, 12:34 AM
just a thought...maybe the guy is going to go cut a lawn for a friend or relative...have you ever thought about that...when i was around 20-22 i put my honda, trimmer, blower in the back of a 92 mustang gt to cut my fathers yard...if i would have seen someone taking a photo of me i would have politely asked what the deal was then prob politely kicked the chit out of them...none of their business...i personally could care less if someone has a mower sticking out of their trunk...doesn't bother me one way or another...ever thought that they might not have a truck yet???
ever thought that he might be starting out, claims all income, and runs everything legitamately and will get a truck/trailer when he can afford it...it gets really tiring to listen to people pass judement on people they don't even know...it is pathetic...walk a day in their shoes and and you might not be so quick to pass judement...just my opinion..

brucec32
02-28-2006, 02:02 AM
My brother called me one day laughing to describe a truck he saw out on the road. It was an old truck formerly used by some gutter company now being used by a lawn service. How did he know its former use?

Because they had painted out the name of the former owner, replaced it with "Rodriquez's" or whatever, and painted out the G in "gutters" with a "c" to form "Rodriquez's Cutters"

Way to cut down on those high signage costs, guys.

dcanfield
02-28-2006, 03:32 AM
When I was in highschool I was using a small mazda glc station wagon and a Murray lawn mower from walmart. Oh yeah, I had my moms Black and Decker electric trimmer with about about 50 feet of extension cord. I was doing real good. I ended up rolling my car and for the rest of the year I had to use my moms Chevy Corsica. I held the Murray in the trunk and would fold down the bars.

I would have 4-5 trash bags full of grass in the backseat also.

Although I now look back at that with a bit of embarrasment I relished that time in my life. I was making better money then I ever had. I plan on purchasing new gear this year and getting set up to do it full time next year. I of course will have quality equipment this time around.

By the way...about a month into my first summer of full time lawn mowing I purchased a gas trimmer. I was spending upwards of 15-30 minutes at each lawn just untangling my extension cords.

Out of all the jobs I have had I enjoyed that one the most. That is why I am going to make it a career. Instead of going with a crappy mower again I am going to set myself up with good equipment this year and then go into it with a vengance. I know if I can be successfull with a murray mower I feel confident I can succeed again with A honda Commercial mower.

Tonyr
02-28-2006, 03:55 AM
Oh Mike,

mate that's nuthin'!

You should see my J.D 997 shoved in the boot of my old ford escort!

Now, you try picture that LOL!









Yes, I'm kidding! lol.

hey, I thought you were coming over to see a real mower cut in real conditions, not that wussy stuff you guys call grass! lol.

I'll fill the fridge with coldies.....

stuie
02-28-2006, 05:35 AM
Thought you had a Morris minor Tony?? Wow had that way wrong!!!!:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :clapping: :usflag: :canadaflag:
Wheres the aussie flag!!!!!!!! I wanna know!

Richard Martin
02-28-2006, 07:56 AM
In an effort to cut down on vehicle overhead costs I'm currently testing this new rig for pulling my Dixie around.

Tyner Lawn Service
02-28-2006, 08:12 AM
Saw 2 guys last year with an old caddilac and a little junk trailer and a old Exmark, saw a old van with a trailer, a Suburu pickup with a 36 stuffed in the back and Jpocket out pretending he was a lawn service.:)

Jpocket
02-28-2006, 08:16 AM
Saw 2 guys last year with an old caddilac and a little junk trailer and a old Exmark, saw a old van with a trailer, a Suburu pickup with a 36 stuffed in the back and Jpocket out pretending he was a lawn service.:)

NO comment...im not gonna stup to that level. It's cool though.

Tyner Lawn Service
02-28-2006, 08:24 AM
It's spelled stoop. I'm just having fun, you seem cool.

vanguard
02-28-2006, 08:44 AM
Hey, isn't that the same guy that was on the cover of Turf Magazine last year! :confused:

Sammy
02-28-2006, 09:08 AM
just a thought...maybe the guy is going to go cut a lawn for a friend or relative...have you ever thought about that... ...it gets really tiring to listen to people pass judement on people they don't even know...it is pathetic...walk a day in their shoes and and you might not be so quick to pass judement...just my opinion..

Good points. Maybe a guy going to cut his grandma's place 'cause she is in hospital for a week.:usflag:

kc2006
02-28-2006, 09:39 AM
I'd honestly have to say, I think that is just someone bringing the mower somewhere...I couldn't see trying to stuff that in a trunk 10-15 times a day.

It's hard enough putting my 21" into the hatchback of my 85 chrysler laser.