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Old 03-11-2009, 09:47 AM
IN2MOWN IN2MOWN is offline
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Hey KC and In2mowin didnt you guys have this same conversation last spring? I only wish that my customers would let me start mowing weekly before the grass starts growing. I guess it is kinda like pre treating before a snow storm, you can bill it as pre mowing.
Yup. We sure did.

I do things a little differently then most companies. I dont cut it short in the fall so in the early spring I cant cut a layer of brown off and underneath is all green. It gives the grass a jumpstart and with the fert in the pre-em it starts to grow sooner and quicker.

If they call and ask for the cut then Im doing it.
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Old 03-11-2009, 10:03 AM
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I don't think they're talking about really mowing. They should be talking about the first mowing and clean-up. We are almost done with our first round of clean-ups. Looks like equipment work today though!!


Thats exactly what Im talking about. First cuts. Some of my yards will need cutting the following weeks though. I usually have 100% of my yards started by the 4th week in April. Later in April because of the zosia.
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:56 PM
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Not sure if anyone is looking for a new mower, but I found this deal on criagslist and I have talked with Doug, so I thought I would share. He has:
4 - 52" Everride Scorpions (23hp 2 Kawasaki's ($4,999) and 2 Kohler ($4,799))
4 - 48" Everride Scorpions ( I think they are for $4,500)
4 - 34" Great Dane Stand ons (can't remember how much in the 4k area though)
1 - 66" Everride Warrior for $7,000
1 - Everride Hornet, for $5,500, I don't remember how big the deck was on it.

His number is 816-898-6712 and his name is Doug

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/grd/1048502270.html
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Old 03-11-2009, 04:48 PM
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I always go back and look at invoices from the past years for start times.... It's hard to judge sometimes.... But I always seem to be out the first time from March 17th to the 20th.... And why.... Cause my main job in in drywall all over....And when you drive all over doing clean up, and going to the dump, And if all the BIGGER crews are out doing it.... There no reason the little guy can't... I am ready, can't wait..... This 18 hr a week crap is getting old!!!!!!!!!!!!! My grass money was " play money" now it's pay the bills money............ Everybody hang in there, I hope this turns around soon... I only lost 1 cut, but it was due to the owner selling the building... And the new owners use one of the BIG guys.... Oh well, Just try and pick up another some where...................
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:27 PM
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Yea, we go around and around every year. Every year is different, so I just try to call it as I see it. No hard feelings. Fun to cuss and discuss. Who do any of you use for tree work. I can do ornamental stuff, but I need a outfit that can do take downs, specialty pruning in big trees etc...

Any ideas...

We all really need to do a lunch sometime and do a meet and greet.
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:38 PM
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Your right we need to all meet up before we get to busy!
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:41 PM
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Yea, we go around and around every year. Every year is different, so I just try to call it as I see it. No hard feelings. Fun to cuss and discuss. Who do any of you use for tree work. I can do ornamental stuff, but I need a outfit that can do take downs, specialty pruning in big trees etc...

Any ideas...

We all really need to do a lunch sometime and do a meet and greet.



I gotta buddy who owns a tree company called Franzwa Tree Care. His # is 913-422-9444. His name is Mike. Been in business a while now. He's got a forestry degree from Iowa State. Certified arborist. Liscenced and insured to the hilt. Little pricey but his work is worth it. He's out of western Lenexa but goes all over.
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:37 PM
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GO HAWKS
anyone else taking a long lunch watching the game?
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:40 PM
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Great game...
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:44 PM
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that sucked. missed 2 hours of work for that! damn.
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