View Full Version : Whats on your Christmas wish list ?
09-09-2000, 05:49 PM
Well i really don't need much santa but since your wanting to know here it is.
3.power ploe saw. sthil extenable
5.10 new residentail accounts at $125 per service
If this is a little much i will settle for the 6 winning lottery numbers for the big game and i'll take care of the list myself/...
p.s anyone can email this list to my wife i won't mind.
09-09-2000, 07:54 PM
Cool idea send cd;s to potentail customers thats useing your noodle
09-09-2000, 08:51 PM
A Walker bed shaper & aerator big$
09-09-2000, 08:57 PM
For Christmas, I want:
1. New eXmark W/B with the new steering grips (similar to Toro)
2. New Overseeder
3. Self-Propelled Bed Shaper/Trencher
4. Box of Cubans
09-09-2000, 09:04 PM
A BED shaper....i brought a trecnh master for $600. from a local rental place check them out the like selling equipt that does not rent well.Save that cheeze.."i like cheeze"
09-09-2000, 09:10 PM
You got a real deal on your Trench Master. I'd settle for $600.00 TM. Some guys have all the luck! Merry Christmas!
09-09-2000, 09:19 PM
I want a new F-350 and a 24 ft enclosed trailer...but only if Santa is buying.
09-09-2000, 09:23 PM
I want to get a message on my answering machine saying,
"hi, this is bill gates, I would like to know if you would like to do a 'little' landscaping at my house for the next 20 years. Merry Christmas, and I'll send the chopper to pick you up to give me an estimate!"
09-09-2000, 09:27 PM
Here's my list:
1.New Exmark 48" Turf Tracer with floater deck.
2.Stihl FS 85 trimmer
Santa's little elves will be working their tails off this year!:)
09-09-2000, 09:31 PM
A deal maybe i'll tell you the story about my $50 D.c and thw 2 walker for $250 some day
09-10-2000, 02:22 PM
12,000 GVW Isuzu NPR with 4 man extra cab, a chipper that will take 18" trunks, Walker GHS diesel, 7x16 enclosed trailer, 3500 sq ft house (wife'll kill me if I don't get something for her) and a new 'vette. Black. :)
09-11-2000, 12:25 AM
All that I want is employees. Ones who are sober, on time, and trust worthy. Am I asking too much?
09-11-2000, 01:06 AM
Besides good emploies?
A new 2001 3/4 ton ext cab 4x4 longbed
a 24 foot gooseneck stock trailer for the equipment and my horses.
a new walkbehind
and the accounts I bid last week the way I bid them.
HOHOHO Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
09-11-2000, 10:21 AM
i want a few good commerical contracts, and some more residential so i can leave my full time job, and enjoy lawn care all the time.
Santa i like it. i love it. i want to do more of it.
09-11-2000, 12:07 PM
Quote>>All that I want is employees. Ones who are sober, on time, and trust worthy. Am I asking too much?<<
LOL, you better ask for something else, because Santa is already out in fact he's been out of good Employees?
Good Employees are hard to find, do not know answer. I had all kinds of problems at first. Then when I started hiring ones that had transportation & good driving record only. My employee problems really went down. At least this elininates quite a few bad ones in my book. It was also a plus if they had family but those were few & far between.
Then when you do find good employees they are hard to keep, my last 2 years in business, I had the same 4 & they were best crew there was. Of couse I took good care of them, they got Christmas Bonus, tried to take them out to eat at least once a month to nice resturant, payed them 40 hrs. in winter if they worked or not. Main thing they must keep my accounts caught up. It's easy to pay them in winter if you have all year round maintenance contracts.
I would like:
A Walker GHS with all the possible attachments
A nice big enclosed trailer
And some well paying commercial accounts.
A nice areator wouldn't be so bad also.
Any of the above are fine santa.
09-11-2000, 05:26 PM
i like the part about the employees. I bet we all would wish for someone to take a little load off.
09-11-2000, 05:31 PM
well lets see. my christmas list would be a weedwacker, maybe a blower, and maybe a commercial mower. and to be honest i think there are great possibilities that santa will be good to me and get me one of those.
09-11-2000, 10:03 PM
My list would include 20 acres (15 for the horses, 4 for the lawn& firewood service and 1 for the house) and a few million . that would make my christmas.
09-13-2000, 06:10 PM
1 More time to spend with family and the fish.
2 More of #1.
Peace on earth, goodwill towards man,..........and a machine gun! I saw this on a comic strip one time!
09-13-2000, 09:04 PM
Why was Mr Stones post about making CD's to give to customers deleated? I think we need to expand on that idea as it would be a great marketing tool!
09-13-2000, 10:26 PM
trimmaster i don't think it was in this thread do a search.i thinks its still there.i liked that idea also
Five Star Lawn Care LLC
09-14-2000, 07:11 PM
my christmas list includes:
24' enclosed wells cargo trailer
60" deisil Dixie
2 good employees (slackers need not apply)
2001 Yamahah GPR1200
2001 Yamahah Raptor
A Cabin on Higgins Lake
Cya on X-MAS
09-14-2000, 09:59 PM
May as well add my .02 worth:
2001 Ford F-450 12' dumping stake body w/ CATERPILLAR engine!!!
20' Wells Cargo enclosed
Another Chopper, this time diesel
26' Mako with 2 - 250 Yamahas
A crew of 3 topless go-go girls to do the weedeating and BLOWING!
The courage to tell ALL LATE PAYING CUSTOMERS TO KISS MY BUTT
09-21-2000, 11:53 PM
And a set of alluminum alloy wheels for my walker.
09-22-2000, 12:43 AM
-My two front teeth.
-An Elian Gonzalez autographed inner-tube.
-New blade grinder
11-16-2000, 09:30 AM
just thought i would bring this back up
11-16-2000, 10:22 AM
I want a digital camera like Kirby has and for all professionals in this business (like us) to have a productive and profitable 2001.
11-16-2000, 02:09 PM
Gas back at $0.90 per gallon. (or less)
Phil Nillson to write just one more post as A-1.
Bill Phagan to come back and help.
Chuck for President.
Lots of snow to cover the leafs that I didn't get picked up.
11-16-2000, 08:50 PM
I've been really good this year. I haven't told any customers to take a hike or chewed any dealers or mechanics out either. I'd really like a Redmax backpack blower, a few attachments for my Stihl FS85 trimmer, oh and a Diesel Dixie Chopper would be nice to. I'll leave you some beer and pickled eggs out for you.
P.S. Santa could you bring me some more high paying accounts in the new year. I'd like a Classen 48" aerator too.
[Edited by Davis TLC on 11-17-2000 at 02:02 AM]
11-17-2000, 12:04 AM
if u been naughty u get a scoop for all your reinder poop......thats what my customers are reindeer poop.my wish for christmas is that all my costumers come to my house next year and cut my lawn,do my hedges,rake my leafs plow my driveway,just kidding my customers are all nice i hope they have a merry little christmas.i just want good health for my family plus a billion dollars.so please mister santa dont dissapoint me like all those other years......
11-17-2000, 01:21 AM
Yeah that A-1!
That was alot of fun. Kinda like Grassboy.
A-1 is a chip, so I would wish it a silicone Xmas.
11-17-2000, 01:38 AM
Sorry guys, no offence I hope. All I want for Christmas is for people and businesses to stop using X-mas, drives me nuts. Stores are raking in money from the Christmas holiday but are afraid to leave "Christ" in Christmas. "Happy Holidays", X-mas, & "Seasons Greetings" have replaced the true word - CHRISTMAS.
Oh, I really would like a Kubota diesel tractor.
11-17-2000, 10:20 AM
This year I would like Exmark walkbehind, prefferably a 36" floater and a sulky. A new Stihl trimmer would be nice too. I think maybe an extended hedge trimmer would also be a great gift for the holidays. An Exmark Lazer would be nice, but I don't need one, oh well, throw that in there too. The only problem is that I don't know if your elves can actually make these things so I guess you'll have to go out and buy them. No big deal, they're probably run you in the neighborhood of about $10,000, plus all the other guys on lawnsite that want stuff too. I hope you win the Lotto, you're gonna be needin' it this year.:)
P.S.If you bring my Lazer (which you should), please don't land on the roof. Thank you, have a Merry Christmas
11-17-2000, 03:35 PM
A 16 hp Billygoat truck loader please.
11-17-2000, 03:49 PM
What I would like for Christmas is for all LawnSite members to continue to abide by the LawnSite Posting Guidelines, which makes the job of the Moderators of this forum, much easier. BTW, thanks everyone for your emails and IM's of encouraging support.
I could also use a new computer or at least a keyboard for this one. I've about wore out this keyboard. :)
11-18-2000, 12:18 AM
A silicone enhanced blonde, with shorts and a company shirt to do the weedwhacking while i do the mowing.
-an autographed picture of Gore and Bush stuffing a ballot
box, I love those guys
-a real picture of Lawrence Stone to hang in the shop
-enough Roundup to kill all the lawns that won't give me
their business, no make it Finale
-free gasoline for life
-a bottle of Monica Lewinsky stain remover
-box of Clinton cigars
-Barney, he's still hip ya know
11-23-2000, 10:37 PM
2 of these http://springmail.com/pmvdnld/import+dump.JPG?fv_sid=d6ce9413fa4891c36b56d25cd2fdba77&fv_folder=INBOX&fv_id=4&fv_partno=3&fv_action=v&fv_filename=import+dump.JPG&fv_protocol=pop3
Just one of these
or one of these
But then i'd need a bigger truck, ok just the little one
[Edited by Toddppm on 11-24-2000 at 03:41 AM]
11-24-2000, 12:03 PM
A bering truck with the 15' landscape bed.
How bout' a 350 supercab superduty, diesel, auto,6.5' bed,a stainless steel v-box spreader, a 9' plow and some snow.
11-24-2000, 10:53 PM
A new xwd2600 Dixie Chopper, a new lever action 30-06, and my $450 deer lease paid. And many more new friends like I met at the Dixie Chat Conference a couple of weeks ago
11-25-2000, 06:45 AM
I'd like an Isuzu FSR650,another Walker,some decent staff,
and an M60 to sort out the bad staff.:)
11-25-2000, 09:45 AM
Ford F 250 4x4
exmark metro 52"
11-25-2000, 09:53 AM
My contractor to get my shop up and closed in
Chevy 1 ton with 12' dumping stake rack
Ford 4610 diesel tractor and 7' flail mower
11-25-2000, 11:34 AM
I'll settle with a 750 or higher laptop with a 10gig dvd 128ddram and 15" screen from santa!!! Not too much =)
More employees... of the reliable variety.
With more of them means more work to be done.
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