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Old 02-20-2010, 10:11 PM
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1st Day in the Lawn Business

Well today was the 1st day in the lawn business, Sun Out 68 degrees, had a $175.00 clean up, So the son & I headed out, got to the job, told my son we will be finished in under 2 hours, so he grab the weed eater & I jumped on the new Snapper Pro ZTR, well 30 minutes in to mowing I heard a STRANGE noise,, well the belt had come off,,, NICE,, Long story short I got a crash corse in taking apart the under carrage,, now we are going into the 3rd hour,,,,,took 3 hours to do, now I REALLY understand about all the fun times yall always talk about,,,,


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Old 02-20-2010, 10:26 PM
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Well today was the 1st day in the lawn business, Sun Out 68 degrees, had a $175.00 clean up, So the son & I headed out, got to the job, told my son we will be finished in under 2 hours, so he grab the weed eater & I jumped on the new Snapper Pro ZTR, well 30 minutes in to mowing I heard a STRANGE noise,, well the belt had come off,,, NICE,, Long story short I got a crash corse in taking apart the under carrage,, now we are going into the 3rd hour,,,,,took 3 hours to do, now I REALLY understand about all the fun times yall always talk about,,,,


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Old 02-21-2010, 04:32 PM
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belts

make sure you keep spares for when they break and any tools need to change them.....

if your cutting thick wet stuff, you could go though alot of them
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:04 PM
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Lol…welcome to the greener side of the fence

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Old 02-21-2010, 05:19 PM
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Employees using my equipment when I'm not there= gothic nightmares!
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:49 PM
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Ya I remember when I was working for a company, I couldn't care less about their new aerators, but now i'm thinking, well my employees won't care for my equipment also lol.
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:53 PM
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Running over anything that makes a funny sound so that you and your buddies can share a laugh. Yikes!!!!
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:56 PM
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tht sux mark!

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Old 02-21-2010, 07:42 PM
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My son is terrible about walking every new yard before mowing. I usually insist on it and make him come with me. Seems like he hits something or breaks a belt way to often on new yards. I always carry a spare belt for everything and the tools to change it. Having a spare mower on the trailer can save your day also. Congrats on the 1st day and have a successful season.
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Wait till its pushing 100 degrees with high humidity. It’s almost like they try and find away to break stuff so they don’t have to work
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