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Old 08-29-2012, 06:40 PM
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Sometimes I think Lawncare is a Hobby

I hop in the truck this morning and listen to the exhaust leak that Im wating for the off season to fix. The cost will likley be 300$ to 400$.
So I get to the 2 houses that I service on Wednsday, pull the mower off the truck, all while looking at the soon to be bald tires and know the mower will need over 500$ worth of stuff to get another year out of her.
I then proceed to edge, I had to struggle to get the edger coupled onto the Stihl Kombi because its about worn out, get it hooked up but the pos kombi wont start.
So off to the Stihl Store and 380$ and over an hour later Im finally working.
Everything went smooth after that, then I get a call from my neighbor wanting to use my mini excavator so the feller he hired to cut his grass to replace me could put a new water main line in.

At least I do enyoy this business.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:09 PM
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Sounds like a normal day for us as well!
Your not alone, chin up and keep moving forward. Good luck.
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:22 PM
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Only two accounts a day? no wonder your struggling, I remember when I was there myself, just a year or so ago. We do 8-9 a day now and struggle to keep up.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:16 PM
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Only two accounts a day? no wonder your struggling, I remember when I was there myself, just a year or so ago. We do 8-9 a day now and struggle to keep up.
The houses take about 3 and 1/2 hours each, they do pay fairly good. Plus Im solo.
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:37 PM
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I am right there in that boat with you, glad I am not alone lol.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:41 PM
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I know what you mean, got a list of repairs for equipment building. I did have an ex-employee call last week wanting me to loan him some equipment, no sir.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:50 PM
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I started my day airing up my rear drivers side tire just so I could drive without causing a blowout. It has a nail stuck in it that I haven't had a chance to take care of... thus the slow leak I gotta keep an eye on. Everything else was going alright up until my 5th account when a shoulder strap on my blower broke. Also while I was at that house, I ran over and broke a sprinkler that I didn't have a replacement for on hand. Just another day in paradise.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:20 PM
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I started my day airing up my rear drivers side tire just so I could drive without causing a blowout. It has a nail stuck in it that I haven't had a chance to take care of... thus the slow leak I gotta keep an eye on. Everything else was going alright up until my 5th account when a shoulder strap on my blower broke. Also while I was at that house, I ran over and broke a sprinkler that I didn't have a replacement for on hand. Just another day in paradise.
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Its alaways fun to dig up sprinklers that you didnt install.
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:04 PM
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I started my day airing up my rear drivers side tire just so I could drive without causing a blowout. It has a nail stuck in it that I haven't had a chance to take care of... thus the slow leak I gotta keep an eye on. Everything else was going alright up until my 5th account when a shoulder strap on my blower broke. Also while I was at that house, I ran over and broke a sprinkler that I didn't have a replacement for on hand. Just another day in paradise.
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I use to deal with that sprinkler head issue, think most of us lawn guys do. Yet, irrigation pros claim a properly installed sprinkler head can withstand the weight of our heavy commercial mowers, time after time. That is until it breaks. lol

Don't you wish you could see the sprinkler heads when you got close to them to avoid running them over with the mower tires. I heard some lawn care guy invented such a product. Wouldn't you know it, it actually works pretty darn good too. How do I know? I invented it.

Sorry I can't share it with you, this site doesn't allow it.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:55 PM
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I use to deal with that sprinkler head issue, think most of us lawn guys do. Yet, irrigation pros claim a properly installed sprinkler head can withstand the weight of our heavy commercial mowers, time after time. That is until it breaks. lol

Don't you wish you could see the sprinkler heads when you got close to them to avoid running them over with the mower tires. I heard some lawn care guy invented such a product. Wouldn't you know it, it actually works pretty darn good too. How do I know? I invented it.

Sorry I can't share it with you, this site doesn't allow it.
First thing that popped into my head was the curb feelers my grandfather had on his old Buick station wagon.
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