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Old 02-15-2013, 11:03 AM
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most of the stuff you guys carry in your trucks I don't even keep in my shop. if a belt breaks or I need a new spark plug I'm left using my back up mower until I get one. about the only thing I keep in my truck for mowers is oil and tools to tighten nuts and bolts that come loose.
That's how I used to do it until there was a 2 week wait on the part, more than once have I been surprised over the years and luck would have it my backup didn't break down too, but it could happen... Every once in a moon the part is discontinued and there's simply no more, too. But them's not the kind to have in the truck, spark plugs on the other hand, or a belt can ruin a day.

Driving by the dealer, have to order the parts, whip out the credit card, pay...
And go back home, three days later swing by the dealer again, get the part.
Two stops, one part.

Last but not least, ordering parts from aftermarket bulk is usually cheaper.
Until we get the wrong part, anyway.

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Old 02-15-2013, 12:07 PM
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in my little head I don't carry all that stuff because if its gonna take me more than 20 min to do the repair I'm either gonna finish the day with my backup mower or go home and repair it.

most of the stuff you guys carry in your trucks I don't even keep in my shop. if a belt breaks or I need a new spark plug I'm left using my back up mower until I get one. about the only thing I keep in my truck for mowers is oil and tools to tighten nuts and bolts that come loose.
I understand working it that way to. No point working in the dirt/mud if you don't have to.

I got used to carrying everything from doing large commercial properties and having just one mower running, I wouldn't be able to finish everything I had scheduled. It all has to do with what type of work you are performing and personal preference.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:42 PM
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Change your shirt and socks half way through the day and then hope nothing breaks.

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what? seriously? why?
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:29 PM
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:21 PM
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I don't feel like standing in sweat drenched clothes all day long, plus they usually get some mud or grease wiped on the shirt.

So I look more professional and I feel more comfortable.

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Old 02-16-2013, 04:21 PM
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I don't feel like standing in sweat drenched clothes all day long, plus they usually get some mud or grease wiped on the shirt.

So I look more professional and I feel more comfortable.

-Michael
you must sweat like a pig.

I wear the same shirt, pants, underwear, socks and boots all day long. I feel just as comfortable in the afternoon as I do in the morning.

we work outside. anyone expecting us to keep our cloths spotless all day is nuts. so what if I show up in the middle of my route to do an estimate and I have some grass or mud stains on my shirt or pants. you can clearly see I'm out working by the fact I'm pulling a trailer. if I were just the estimate guy expected to look spotless I wouldn't be pulling a trailer full of equipment.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:29 PM
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I use walk behinds and I work 10 hour days. I do all the work, I am 20 and am more fit than 90% of the industry.

I am assuming your sitting on a ZTR if your not sweating in 90-100 degree weather with the sun beating down on you.

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Old 02-16-2013, 05:18 PM
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I use walk behinds and I work 10 hour days. I do all the work, I am 20 and am more fit than 90% of the industry.

I am assuming your sitting on a ZTR if your not sweating in 90-100 degree weather with the sun beating down on you.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:38 PM
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A stethoscope.
For listening to engines that are making funny sounds.

Spark plug tester
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:11 PM
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I use walk behinds and I work 10 hour days. I do all the work, I am 20 and am more fit than 90% of the industry.

I am assuming your sitting on a ZTR if your not sweating in 90-100 degree weather with the sun beating down on you.

-Michael
no, I'm 31 and overweight.

I use mostly my 52" grandstand. not sitting, standing but not walking. I do all the work myself. I have yards where I only use my 21 incher and its not self propelled.

uh yeah I sweat but not enough to need to change shirts half way through the day. that's a little overkill if you ask me.
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