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Old 12-21-2013, 01:27 AM
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...The clients I am targeting most likely wouldn't be impressed with sub-par equipment that doesn't display a certain level of professionalism...
Those of us who service this sector of the market understand the importance of presenting a professional image at all times…which includes but is not limited to keeping our equipment looking new.
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:35 AM
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AW - I had the logo designed on Freelancer.com. You basically fill out a job and people from all over the world bid on it. Once you assign a bid you work with that company/person until you're satisfied. At that point you release the funds. Within an hour of posting I had nearly 30 people submit bids. I looked at their portfolios and chose one. Most are from India, Pakistan or countries near there. I was able to get that design in under a week with about 4 modifications until we came up with the right one. Cost me less than $80. If anyone is interested. I can give you my spec sheet and then you just post it and see what you get. I requested three unique concepts so that gave me several different ideas to start from. The spec sheet is one I modified from what we used to design our church logo. It was written up by a tech guy so it is pretty involved but covered all the things I wouldn't have known to put in there...
This thread had some discussion of getting a logo professionally designed…you might want to post your experience there so the OP and others can read it.
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Hustler X-One 60"
Wright Stander RH 36"
eXmark 21" ECXKA21 Mower
Stihl FC110 Edger
Stihl FS90 Trimmer
Stihl FS55R Trimmer
Stihl HS56C Hedge Trimmer
Stihl MS391 25" Bar Chainsaw
RedMax EBZ7100 Blower
Earthquake 16" Rear Tine Tiller
Honda 9" Mini Tiller FG110
2014 GMC Sierra Denali HD
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Old 12-21-2013, 11:25 AM
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Those of us who service this sector of the market understand the importance of presenting a professional image at all times…which includes but is not limited to keeping our equipment looking new.
So what happens when you have a great running mower that isnt so attractive? Get rid of it and buy another new one? No matter how hard you try your equipment will get beat up and lose its brand new look. Or are you going to invest hours ($60hr) to take it all apart and touch it up every month? Dont get me wrong i want my equipment to look its best, we have a hot water pressure washer and always want our trucks and equipment looking its best. Check out my work thread, i have pics of used mowers that i have acquired and you will see that they are not junk.
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:21 PM
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So what happens when you have a great running mower that isnt so attractive? Get rid of it and buy another new one? No matter how hard you try your equipment will get beat up and lose its brand new look. Or are you going to invest hours ($60hr) to take it all apart and touch it up every month? Dont get me wrong i want my equipment to look its best, we have a hot water pressure washer and always want our trucks and equipment looking its best. Check out my work thread, i have pics of used mowers that i have acquired and you will see that they are not junk.
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I checked out your thread the other day and posted in it. You got a great deal on that Scag. I also bought a used Scag…thought I got a good deal until I read your thread…mine is a 36" and I paid the same price as you did for your 48". I'm the third owner of the Scag and it has some scratches but runs fine. I'm planning on painting it during the off season if I can find the time. When I got it, I did pressure wash it real well and cleaned it up pretty good and that was a major improvement. The Scag is not my primary mower so it is not seen often or for long periods of time. My X-One is the primary mower and when I am near other objects, I take just a little extra care to make sure I don't hit the stone retaining wall or that tree or the foundation on the side of the house…my trimmer is the tool that was designed to get close to these objects…it takes the same amount of time and effort to trim 2" - 3" of turf surface as it does to trim 6" - 8" of turf surface so there is no need to get the mower within a fraction of an inch of all objects and risk hitting things and damaging your mower or your client's property.
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Hustler X-One 60"
Wright Stander RH 36"
eXmark 21" ECXKA21 Mower
Stihl FC110 Edger
Stihl FS90 Trimmer
Stihl FS55R Trimmer
Stihl HS56C Hedge Trimmer
Stihl MS391 25" Bar Chainsaw
RedMax EBZ7100 Blower
Earthquake 16" Rear Tine Tiller
Honda 9" Mini Tiller FG110
2014 GMC Sierra Denali HD
7' x 16' Enclosed V-Nose Trailer
6' x 12' Dump Trailer
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:14 PM
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The OP's financial situation is none of your business and he didn't ask for your financial advice nor does he need it.

The OP is not some under-educated fool with a 10 year old mower and a bright idea of using it to mow 8 lawns an hour for $5 a piece thinking he's going to be rich because he'll be getting paid $40 an hour and will be bringing home $400 a day because he can mow 10 hours each day.
Evidently you do not think he is smart enough to answer on his own.
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:41 PM
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Evidently you do not think he is smart enough to answer on his own.
"Evidently", you are making an assumption…which, by the way, happens to be an incorrect assumption.
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Hustler X-One 60"
Wright Stander RH 36"
eXmark 21" ECXKA21 Mower
Stihl FC110 Edger
Stihl FS90 Trimmer
Stihl FS55R Trimmer
Stihl HS56C Hedge Trimmer
Stihl MS391 25" Bar Chainsaw
RedMax EBZ7100 Blower
Earthquake 16" Rear Tine Tiller
Honda 9" Mini Tiller FG110
2014 GMC Sierra Denali HD
7' x 16' Enclosed V-Nose Trailer
6' x 12' Dump Trailer
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Old 10-18-2014, 01:51 PM
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I' going to make an assumption. I think everybody here is the same person. Welcome to the forum thank you , I'm glad to be here
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