View Full Version : What is the best innovation ever?

04-03-2007, 07:45 PM
:gunsfirin So what has been the best innovation in the lawn mowing industry ever? Not counting the lawn mower? Hows bout the zero turn rider? Back pack blowers? Diesel engines in mowers? Cheaper labor? I was wondering. This is an industry filled with ideas and tactics just used over and over again. What has been the foundations for this industry?:gunsfirin

04-03-2007, 08:30 PM
The internet.

04-03-2007, 08:48 PM
Grass Seed?

David Grass
04-03-2007, 08:51 PM
I love my turfeq sidewinder bedshaper. I did 3 customers this morning in an hour and a half, and made more than mowing all day long. It is expensive, but so were commercial mowers at several thousand dollars in the late 80s, now look what we pay!

lawnboy dan
04-03-2007, 09:02 PM
this is an easy one -string trimmers! i have been doing this long enough to remember using hand snips on my knees

04-04-2007, 03:25 PM
Mulch blowing trucks.

reliable employees -- oh, they haven't prefected those yet.

RedMax Man
04-04-2007, 03:45 PM
LOWBALLERS... wouldn't be able to survive without them:gunsfirin

heather lawn sp
04-05-2007, 07:12 AM
this is an easy one -string trimmers! i have been doing this long enough to remember using hand snips on my knees


04-05-2007, 07:24 AM
Free enterprise!

04-05-2007, 08:14 AM
how about the velke....

or in general Hydrostatic drive....its what makes ZTR a ZTR....

I'd say the computer, from an office management point of view....

04-05-2007, 08:57 AM
Customers that pay their bills on time and don't jerk ya around :laugh:

04-05-2007, 10:16 AM
Customers that pay their bills on time and don't jerk ya around :laugh:
thats a failed invention though and doesn't count since it doesn't exist...

04-05-2007, 10:42 AM
Since I invented the MEG MO blade it has saved us so much time and money. Went from 17 employees to 9 and doing 30 times the work. We can do this for any type of mowers.

04-05-2007, 11:38 AM
I was wondering how long it would be until the self promotion came out....

Meg...I looked at your product for the first time today....Looks like a good product. but I looks like sharpening the blades is a PITA....Looks like a knockoff more or less of the blade sets used by bush-hog type decks.

Also I noticed when watching the video, that you actually promoted mowing frost covered grass? :rolleyes:

We all know that mower with their chutes wide open or non existent will disperse the clippings much better. and only a couple mowers actually had their side chutes down which still resulted in rows of clippings...

04-05-2007, 12:10 PM
Nothing has changed the world of walk behinds like the Velke. Although I've had one, I prefer the Proslide. But the Velke is what changed things forever.

04-05-2007, 12:16 PM
My favorite.....IRRIGATION, i love my customers that watter.:cool2:

04-05-2007, 01:28 PM
changed my mind.

The Lawnsite -- calendar girl threads.

Doesn't help me work, but sure makes this job worthwhile. ;)

04-05-2007, 03:04 PM
Boobies !!!!

04-05-2007, 03:19 PM
I've held out for as long as possible. Here it comes...

FLUID FILM! (http://www.eurekafluidfilm.com)

I've been ready to burst, really. Man, I feel so much better now. :waving:

04-05-2007, 03:27 PM
Me too :laugh:

JW Lawn
04-05-2007, 09:28 PM
air conditioning:cool2:

RedMax Man
04-05-2007, 10:35 PM
Ear protection with AM/FM radio:headphones: