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Old 08-02-2009, 04:27 PM
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how did you start out in this business? What equipment did you use?
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I get paid to keep the property looking good. It is not hard what we do like anything else in life, added will power, desire and the ability to look for solutions not excuses then you will succeed.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:17 PM
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:34 PM
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Nice set up!! I really like your shops.

If you don't mind me asking what is wrong with your merc. on the boat?? I used to work in a boat yard. PM me.
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:06 PM
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:19 PM
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how did you start out in this business? What equipment did you use?
thats a long story. at 12 my friend and i decided to cut grass together, we each had our fathers 21" push mowers. mine had a bagger, my buddies didnt. the first and only lawn we got the first year needed to be bagged. my buddy never got a mower with a bagger. at 13 i picked up 2 more. at 14 i used the money i saved to buy a used bolens riding mower 38" i think. at 16 i bought a brand new riding mower and at 17 a 48" walkbehind, 19 my first new 48" walkbehind and i didnt buy a 61"ztr until i was 24. a few years later bought a new one. and so on. i did all of this while working many different long term jobs. stop and shop through highschool. roofing, video store late teens/early 20's. budweiser "marketing" team and police community service intern postion in college(what a mix huh?). full time police/fire/ems dispatcher for 5 years. i gave it all up in....05 i think. how is that for a story?
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:24 PM
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Nice set up!! I really like your shops.

If you don't mind me asking what is wrong with your merc. on the boat?? I used to work in a boat yard. PM me.
the day i bought my boat i called and said i though the fuel tank was bad. the cap didnt thread on correctly. the tank sits down nearly in the water. the dealer said there was nothing wrong with it and in turn the manufacture then refused to listen to me over the year that it was bad until last month another dealer finally said it was faulty and let water in.. so i know engines dont run on water. each and every time the water was removed it ran good. now that the tank is fixed it runs like garbage and they cant figure out why. i have the best luck ever! i sent them an itemized list for $7100 for all the repairs, lost wages, fuel, truck fuel, boat depreciation, etc, that it has cost me over the last year. we'll see where we end up. if i get the money it will be worth the trouble.
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:01 PM
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WOW!! I have never heard of that. But then again i only worked on center consoles,walk arounds etc. That is totally rediculas that they would put the gas tank near the water. How old is the gas in the tank?? The ethanol makes gas go bad really quick and that would make it run really bad.
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:15 PM
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thats a long story. at 12 my friend and i decided to cut grass together, we each had our fathers 21" push mowers. mine had a bagger, my buddies didnt. the first and only lawn we got the first year needed to be bagged. my buddy never got a mower with a bagger. at 13 i picked up 2 more. at 14 i used the money i saved to buy a used bolens riding mower 38" i think. at 16 i bought a brand new riding mower and at 17 a 48" walkbehind, 19 my first new 48" walkbehind and i didnt buy a 61"ztr until i was 24. a few years later bought a new one. and so on. i did all of this while working many different long term jobs. stop and shop through highschool. roofing, video store late teens/early 20's. budweiser "marketing" team and police community service intern postion in college(what a mix huh?). full time police/fire/ems dispatcher for 5 years. i gave it all up in....05 i think. how is that for a story?
wow, your the master of all trades! what happen to your buddy? he still working with you? i work for a landscaping company now(Turfscape Inc) and the guy started with a push mower and a blazer, 21 years later he's worth about 7mill, pretty amazing!
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:41 PM
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can anyone guess how many squares this roof took including the attached garage. if give you a hint, its not what it looks. there is also a wing off the back of the house. this is the most fun anyone can have.
I'll play... I say 23 square. I just put 37 square (had someone put on) on mine. Just about 4 grand in shingles, felt and freeze guard.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:43 PM
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By the way, Your stuff looks great. Do you still have the old Kubota??
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