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nosparkplugs
05-31-2008, 12:53 AM
It had poured rain for at least 4 hours the night before, These are pictures of a 3 acre farmhouse we maintain pays $350.00 per cutting customer wants it manicured. I use to Mulch this yard wit h2 Scag tiger cubs & 48" velocity decks. The Scags could not have mulched this account on this wet morning, we would have been a day behind. With the Walker we were still able to maintain a manicured cut on a wet yard. Also we are able to dump on site, as you can see from the pictures the Walker did have some clumping under the deck, but I left it to document that it still was able to outperform our Scags hands down. Also the GHS screen was totally clogged with wet grass, and the GHS blower still was able to create some serious vacuum,and their was no blower clogging this is with the base model MT20; we are excited to be purchasing a second Walker this fall with some of our new profits the current Walker has generated.

shovelracer
05-31-2008, 12:56 AM
I think you forgot something

nosparkplugs
05-31-2008, 12:58 AM
I know not pasting I'm working on it

LawnTamer
05-31-2008, 12:59 AM
The third pic says it all.:rolleyes:

nosparkplugs
05-31-2008, 01:03 AM
Switched computers sorry here they are

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/nosparkplugs71/Walkerscreen.jpg
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/nosparkplugs71/GHSblower.jpg
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/nosparkplugs71/Walkerark.jpg
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/nosparkplugs71/Walkerhopperwet.jpg
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/nosparkplugs71/GHS42deck.jpg
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/nosparkplugs71/Walkerrain.jpg

02DURAMAX
05-31-2008, 02:36 AM
The grass on the third pic looks short...Nice job.

JosephLawnCare
05-31-2008, 10:10 AM
That looks heavy and stinky!

ATouchofGrass
05-31-2008, 10:33 AM
You should get the bigger screen, i beleive they are 3/4 instead of 1/4.. Not too sure on that but it does help on those wet mornings or for this kind of job. It makes a world of a difference! It should be in your manual witht he part number, its only like 70 or 90 bucks, but it does help.

deere615
05-31-2008, 11:26 AM
Nice pictures

farmboy52787
06-14-2008, 09:22 PM
Yeah the bigger screen helps alot and you dont even have to take it out to clean it, but its not good for use during cleanups and dry conditions. Also the reason you dont clog is because your using a 42" deck and not as much grass in being processed. All my decks are 48" and i think everyone elses are too around here in Maine, but o well, whatever works for you. Also how much time do you use taking all these pictures during a job, my customers would be pissed if they saw me not working, they'd say hey I'm not paying you $$ to take pictures and stand around and I totally agree with them!

Supper Grassy
06-14-2008, 09:36 PM
That Look good

Toy2
06-14-2008, 09:38 PM
Might sound like a dumb question....what do you do with grass??

Chestnut Oaks Prez
06-14-2008, 10:21 PM
Man what I wouldn't do for 4 hrs of heavy rain:) Been a long time since I have had to fight the green arm you get when it's like that:nono:

ATouchofGrass
06-16-2008, 08:50 PM
I think he said that there was a place on site to dump it.. And also he could just be cutting a flat rate not hourly, which most guys around here do because most people would b*tch about the money.. " Fake Millionaires"

k911lowe
06-16-2008, 08:55 PM
looks like baled hay.they sure do a good job of catching.

derekarbeiter
06-22-2008, 11:35 AM
How big is the property that you cut there?

nosparkplugs
06-22-2008, 02:24 PM
Just over 1 acre

Happy Frog
06-22-2008, 04:18 PM
Yeah the bigger screen helps alot and you dont even have to take it out to clean it, but its not good for use during cleanups and dry conditions. Also the reason you dont clog is because your using a 42" deck and not as much grass in being processed. All my decks are 48" and i think everyone elses are too around here in Maine, but o well, whatever works for you. Also how much time do you use taking all these pictures during a job, my customers would be pissed if they saw me not working, they'd say hey I'm not paying you $$ to take pictures and stand around and I totally agree with them!

Do they pay you by the hour? If not, they should keep their big mouth shut...
It is your equipment and your time, not theirs...

nosparkplugs
06-22-2008, 04:47 PM
All my contracts are bid monthly, and while most LCO are unable to stay caught up because of rain or wet grass? we have the ability to continue to work, makes the work fun again, and gives use time for pictures too. i stop and talk with my customers whenever possible, and they appreciate that even like us taking pictures of their property/yards. Good old customer service involves slowing down, and listening to what they want.

Self_Paid1
07-07-2008, 07:22 AM
The Lawn Looks tight