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Old 12-25-2012, 10:11 AM
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This topic has been to death!
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:03 AM
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personally I'd like to think I landed every single account based on my excellent quality at an affordable price.

just because you have the newest and cleanest equipment doesn't mean you do the best work. I've seen guys who have the cleanest rigs in town yet the quality they turn out can't even compete with the guy who is pulling a trailer full of equipment purchased at home depot with his buick la saber.

I'd say maybe half my clients got a look at my rig before they hired me. the other half I was either in just my truck on a weekend or not even my own vehicle.

I've been out with family or friends on a day off and at them stop at a place so I can do an estimate.
I was saying that it's a package deal, everything is important, not just a clean rig, that is only part of the equation. Obviosly, quality is right at the top of the list along with superior service.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:10 AM
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well I guess I was saying I'd put a clean rig at the bottom of the list, if even on the list.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:46 AM
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There are hundreds of companys around me that also do great work. Its cut throat out there. You have to stand out. Having clean equipment, trucks, trailers and uniforms are very high on my list. Acting and looking professional is important to me.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:48 AM
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well I guess I was saying I'd put a clean rig at the bottom of the list, if even on the list.
It's definitly on the list! and your running a professional organization it's near the top.
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:34 PM
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It's definitly on the list! and your running a professional organization it's near the top.
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:24 PM
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Oh lets start a thread on washing equipment.
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:29 PM
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It's amazing what a little soap, water, and elbow grease will do to older equipment! Even new equipment that has been worked a few days - to a week benefits from a wash.

I wax my mowers 2-3 times a season to give them some shine. My 05' 757 Z has almost 3000 hrs - and it still looks good because of maintenance and cleaning regularly.

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Old 12-25-2012, 03:46 PM
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I would have to say a 7. I think appearing neat, maintained, and clean is more important than new and loaded with money. I drive a somewhat humble rig, yet I have awesome customer retention and gain plenty of new work.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:20 PM
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Oh lets start a thread on washing equipment.
we can but from the day I purchase a mower it never sees any water except rain water from getting caught working in the rain.
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