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Old 02-19-2013, 09:47 PM
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Got my EMyth Landscape business book the other day. Started reading today and I'm currently 150 pages in. Such good information I hated to put it down. Completion tomorrow then read it again!
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:18 AM
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I'll be doing the same ^
I'm at about pg 130 and will probably read it again before spring.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:14 AM
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In my honest opinion the best truck for landscape / hardscape construction is that vehicle between 26-33k GVW. with airbrakes. Beyond that you can have stuff trucked in. I've talked in length on this here in this thread. You can barely haul 5 yards of mulch in a 1 ton dump without being overloaded. It's not just unsafe, its illegal and your running the risk of seriously hurting someone on the road because you can't stop quick enough.

I just don't see the need for a bigger roll off truck. Its been interesting to watch those friends that have graduated to this size truck based off what what has been said here. I'd venture to say if you checked with anyone of them they'd never go back to the 350 or 450. My maintenace costs for these larger trucks is half, if not less, than my F-550. They are just built for the workload.
Would you consider that the perfect size to what jobs you take on or just in general?
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:07 PM
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Just read most of the thread and I can't believe the high standard of the projects and also the professionalism of yourself and your company. Great thread and I can't wait to read more.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:47 PM
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Finished the EMyth Landscape Contractor today. This is a must read, not a should read, a must read. Now I need to read it again....and try to implement the concepts.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:19 PM
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That's what I've been saying to everyone I know that is in this business. If you don't read it and implement its concepts, you're basically doing it wrong.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:16 PM
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Is this not on ibooks? I found his other books
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:26 PM
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I wonder if it just comes from Tony Bass' website?
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:40 PM
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ETW,

I know that this has been touched on at least once before in this thread but it has been quite some time ago. What do you use for business software, if any? What do you use for billing and estimating?
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:03 AM
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Help

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I'm having some family members over and was wondering if you could recommend a good recipe? Thanks and stay green!

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