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Old 08-25-2013, 11:42 PM
wiltslawncare wiltslawncare is offline
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riding down the road after finishing all your lawns for the day and realize your trailer gate and 21 inch mower are no longer on the trailer.

drove 35 min to the begining of your route to realize you left your safety glasses on your tool box.

cut half a yard and realized you never dropped the mower deck
2007 silverado 1500 z71
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All tools and ppe needed to cut lawns
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Grassmaster9 View Post
Lol at the guys who take extra string to trim 1 place. Makes me laugh because when I worked for somebody else, we did the same thing and the boss would get so mad. He'd say if you're using string, you're hitting things and marking up/damaging trees, etc. He was right. Eventually we would get 3 fills of string a week and had to make them last. You didn't want to have to be the one to call him needing more. We hated it! But looking back, I'm very grateful because now I mow/trim all day 5-6 days a week and only fill my trimmer once every 2-3 weeks. And I'm not hitting things like trees. Tip of the string guys, tip of the string!
You must only do a few yards a day. String is my least expensive consumable. Our yards have more trimming than mowing. Some areas can only be trimmed and having full string out is most efficient. Keeping an extra load of line in your pocket is efficient. Chain link fence, stucco and using it to edge will wear it down no matter how careful you are. I want speed from my guys. Rationing line is just penny wise and pound foolish.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:34 PM
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The only one that has to mow with a 1700lb mower and get stuck when it's wet because all the push mowers are being used.

Runs out of WD-40 when he needs it most.

Never runs out of string while trimming far away from the line holder YAY!!

Dosen't put his line in water to be cool like others.

Last but not least... Runs out of water when its 45 degrees out... We've all been there.
You know, the usual stuff and more...
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Caddyshack Lawn Care View Post
Tell me I'm not the only one:

1. Begging for some rain right now.

You don't need rain was down there last weekend and Green lawns Come north 90 miles you'll see brown lawns
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