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Old 08-14-2013, 09:30 AM
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Well, started this thread a couple years back when i worked for another guy doing this on the side, so wasnt that big, this year i went out and advertised and just talked to people and ended up with around 30-35 total, alot of recommendations go a long way, plus i was in the process of taking over my fathers accounts in a different area then i maintenance my 35, in general its been fun, was on the late side this week with a employee leaving, guy i had trained to do it all and then he finds his dream girl and goes to cali...go figure.
That's rough. I'm worried about breaking the barrier of hiring people. Are you running just yourself and one employee?
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:33 PM
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Ran more earlier this year, my older Yukon died and just ran one sometimes two other guys depending on work load, its sometimes more confusing then what its worth.
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-08' Exmark Lazer Z 28HP EFI/60" Triton
-05' Ferris 15HP/48" Ultrabelt GD
-09' Craftsman 7.5HP/22"
-98' MTD 5HP/21"
-00' Shindaiwa T-230 Trimmer
-06'/12' Shindaiwa T-242 Trimmers
-12' Shindaiwa LE-242 Stick edger
-11' Redmax 7150 BP Blower
-00' Redmax 4300 BP Blower
-06' Craftsman 5HP Edger
-05' HaulinUt 6x12
-13' PoulanPro 18" Chainsaw
-02' Craftsman Bushwacker HedgeTrimmers
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:29 PM
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Keep up the good work Tyler!! Check out my thread, Kleen Kutz
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SERVICING THE RIVER PARISHES AREA
2008 Isuzu NPR 16ft
2002 Chevy Silverado 1500
7x14 OPEN TRAILER
5x10 OPEN TRAILER
36" HUSTLER ZTR
48" SCAG ZTR
61" SCAG TT ZTR
1 SRM 266T ECHO TRIMMER
1 SRM 2601 ECHO TRIMMER
1 PE 200 ECHO STICK EDGER
1 PB 770H ECHO BLOWER
1 PB 413H ECHO BLOWER
2 21" SNAPPER WALK BEHIND
1 22" TORO WALK BEHIND
1 ECHO SHC 225S HEDGE TRIMMER
1 ECHO CHAINSAW
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:53 PM
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Keep up the good work Tyler!! Check out my thread, Kleen Kutz
Thanks man and ill take a peek.
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Equipment:
-97' F-250HD Ext. Cab Long Bed 5.8L 4x4
-08' Exmark Lazer Z 28HP EFI/60" Triton
-05' Ferris 15HP/48" Ultrabelt GD
-09' Craftsman 7.5HP/22"
-98' MTD 5HP/21"
-00' Shindaiwa T-230 Trimmer
-06'/12' Shindaiwa T-242 Trimmers
-12' Shindaiwa LE-242 Stick edger
-11' Redmax 7150 BP Blower
-00' Redmax 4300 BP Blower
-06' Craftsman 5HP Edger
-05' HaulinUt 6x12
-13' PoulanPro 18" Chainsaw
-02' Craftsman Bushwacker HedgeTrimmers
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:59 AM
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Some pics, a $5 dollar bolt takes a 7k machine out of service
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Tyler's Lawn Maintenance
65 accts
Equipment:
-97' F-250HD Ext. Cab Long Bed 5.8L 4x4
-08' Exmark Lazer Z 28HP EFI/60" Triton
-05' Ferris 15HP/48" Ultrabelt GD
-09' Craftsman 7.5HP/22"
-98' MTD 5HP/21"
-00' Shindaiwa T-230 Trimmer
-06'/12' Shindaiwa T-242 Trimmers
-12' Shindaiwa LE-242 Stick edger
-11' Redmax 7150 BP Blower
-00' Redmax 4300 BP Blower
-06' Craftsman 5HP Edger
-05' HaulinUt 6x12
-13' PoulanPro 18" Chainsaw
-02' Craftsman Bushwacker HedgeTrimmers
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:11 PM
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Oh ok, now I see what your talking about with the deck. It's amazing with that 1 bolt can do. But the over grown grass on the sidewalk look like it was horrible. You did a good job on it.
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KLEEN KUTZ LAWN CARE SERVICES, LLC
SERVICING THE RIVER PARISHES AREA
2008 Isuzu NPR 16ft
2002 Chevy Silverado 1500
7x14 OPEN TRAILER
5x10 OPEN TRAILER
36" HUSTLER ZTR
48" SCAG ZTR
61" SCAG TT ZTR
1 SRM 266T ECHO TRIMMER
1 SRM 2601 ECHO TRIMMER
1 PE 200 ECHO STICK EDGER
1 PB 770H ECHO BLOWER
1 PB 413H ECHO BLOWER
2 21" SNAPPER WALK BEHIND
1 22" TORO WALK BEHIND
1 ECHO SHC 225S HEDGE TRIMMER
1 ECHO CHAINSAW
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:13 PM
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Do you have a helper or your solo?
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KLEEN KUTZ LAWN CARE SERVICES, LLC
SERVICING THE RIVER PARISHES AREA
2008 Isuzu NPR 16ft
2002 Chevy Silverado 1500
7x14 OPEN TRAILER
5x10 OPEN TRAILER
36" HUSTLER ZTR
48" SCAG ZTR
61" SCAG TT ZTR
1 SRM 266T ECHO TRIMMER
1 SRM 2601 ECHO TRIMMER
1 PE 200 ECHO STICK EDGER
1 PB 770H ECHO BLOWER
1 PB 413H ECHO BLOWER
2 21" SNAPPER WALK BEHIND
1 22" TORO WALK BEHIND
1 ECHO SHC 225S HEDGE TRIMMER
1 ECHO CHAINSAW
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:08 AM
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Do you have a helper or your solo?
Well, let see two part time helpers, actually one, one guy left with his dream girl to cali and then i get my dad to help one or two days a week if stuff is straight backed up due to weather, thanks about the edging it was a pain in the a** but now its a normal maintenance account, got alot of requests from non-normal customers this year for edging, just walk up to me, usually a neighbor of the accounts that bye me doing there neighbor they now look bad, i mean **** 20 bucks, 10 minutes if its not that bad obviously all goes into gas looked into another new truck, a 1995 F350 Standard Cab long box, 460CI, 128k for 2500, has some rust but my buddie is a body shop guy in training and can do it for close to free to put new panels in
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65 accts
Equipment:
-97' F-250HD Ext. Cab Long Bed 5.8L 4x4
-08' Exmark Lazer Z 28HP EFI/60" Triton
-05' Ferris 15HP/48" Ultrabelt GD
-09' Craftsman 7.5HP/22"
-98' MTD 5HP/21"
-00' Shindaiwa T-230 Trimmer
-06'/12' Shindaiwa T-242 Trimmers
-12' Shindaiwa LE-242 Stick edger
-11' Redmax 7150 BP Blower
-00' Redmax 4300 BP Blower
-06' Craftsman 5HP Edger
-05' HaulinUt 6x12
-13' PoulanPro 18" Chainsaw
-02' Craftsman Bushwacker HedgeTrimmers
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:33 AM
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Yes you can make extra money doing that as well, but the only thing is if you don't have the right blade on it, you can mess up your engine.
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KLEEN KUTZ LAWN CARE SERVICES, LLC
SERVICING THE RIVER PARISHES AREA
2008 Isuzu NPR 16ft
2002 Chevy Silverado 1500
7x14 OPEN TRAILER
5x10 OPEN TRAILER
36" HUSTLER ZTR
48" SCAG ZTR
61" SCAG TT ZTR
1 SRM 266T ECHO TRIMMER
1 SRM 2601 ECHO TRIMMER
1 PE 200 ECHO STICK EDGER
1 PB 770H ECHO BLOWER
1 PB 413H ECHO BLOWER
2 21" SNAPPER WALK BEHIND
1 22" TORO WALK BEHIND
1 ECHO SHC 225S HEDGE TRIMMER
1 ECHO CHAINSAW
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:09 AM
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Yes you can make extra money doing that as well, but the only thing is if you don't have the right blade on it, you can mess up your engine.
Right, yeah to be honest the thing never gets worked to hard, spring for a couple weeks and then the edges are pretty much always there, lol since i bought it i never really found how far/how over grown it could take, for being the smallest model it fared well, and some of the other deals with the other vehicles fell threw, but found yet another 1997 F250HD 5.8 with 129K for 3800(though he said the price is negotiable), it also had a western 8ft straight plow on it, were trying to work out the cost if the mount stays on, the plow stays or nothing stays on the truck, i would prefer a V-Plow(got to use them at my previous company and they were sweeeet) but i know with my first year on my own i might need to settle for a bit less, also need to factor in i need another trailer and a trac vac or ultravac used if i can find any.
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Tyler's Lawn Maintenance
65 accts
Equipment:
-97' F-250HD Ext. Cab Long Bed 5.8L 4x4
-08' Exmark Lazer Z 28HP EFI/60" Triton
-05' Ferris 15HP/48" Ultrabelt GD
-09' Craftsman 7.5HP/22"
-98' MTD 5HP/21"
-00' Shindaiwa T-230 Trimmer
-06'/12' Shindaiwa T-242 Trimmers
-12' Shindaiwa LE-242 Stick edger
-11' Redmax 7150 BP Blower
-00' Redmax 4300 BP Blower
-06' Craftsman 5HP Edger
-05' HaulinUt 6x12
-13' PoulanPro 18" Chainsaw
-02' Craftsman Bushwacker HedgeTrimmers
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