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Old 06-29-2010, 07:42 PM
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:10 PM
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John, The yard sign looks great! oh yeah...and the sod job looks pretty good too lol. Nice job!
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:12 PM
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Looks Great Metro......Hope the Homeowner is watering the crap out of it.....
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:41 PM
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Looks Great Metro......Hope the Homeowner is watering the crap out of it.....
We installed the sprinkler system too. I set all zones for 20 minutes twice a day for a week then back to normal once a day.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:42 PM
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John, The yard sign looks great! oh yeah...and the sod job looks pretty good too lol. Nice job!
Yeah, I picked it up from Speedy Signs... rofl j/k everyone knows you make all my signs.
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:16 PM
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Nice job John! What do you charge? $1sqft?
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:30 PM
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The right people are the fly by night buys with junk flopping around in their trailers no DOT's ect.
In my eyes its the big guys that should be getting it. Just as many big guys have junk flopping on trailers. Although I do have my DOTs and inspections ect.
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:32 PM
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Hit by East Lansing Pd commercial enforcement today. 2 Tickets...1 for a tire on my trailer being to bald and 1 for my trailer e brake saftey cable not hooked up bc it was broke. Each ticket was $300. Also had to escort me to closest wal mart (was his choice) to have everything fixed or he was going to impound my trailer. They wanted $125 per tire ( i ended up needing 2) and didnt have a brake cable. Spent all afternoon driving around Lansing getting all of this fixed before coming back to Ypsi bc he warned if I was pulled over without having these things fixed...it would be a $800 fine and impound the trailer. Are you freaking kidding me? Little punk on a Bmw enduro looking motorcycle. He sat in the woods across from the apts I was doing until I pulled out...He came screaming off a nature trail to come get me. What a day.
I don't necessarily agree with the excessive fine structure that they have instituted, especially for secondary (non-safety) issues. It appears to be a money grab for local departments. I also realize that an officer having a bad day can result in piling on questionable tickets. However, some people have to be told to fix what is broken, instead of doing it on there own. Therefore, the fines should be a deterrent. An expensive lesson.

It's not like we haven't been warned. The rules are not secret. They have told us for some time now to bring our equipment into compliance and follow accepted safety regulations. Yet there are guys out there that ignore the rules and are the first to cry "foul" and plead ignorance when they are ticketed.

You ended up replacing 2 tires that were bad and installed a breakaway brake cable that was not hooked up because it was broken. These are major equipment safety issues, that you must have been aware of, yet did not correct. You chose to operate with defective equipment. I can't muster any sympathy for you, sorry. You made a choice and took a chance, and you got caught. Live and learn.

You spent $600 in fines plus your down time and probably a day in court. The repairs only cost $250. Seems to me that the prudent thing to do would be to address the maintenance issues before they become a problem. You would have saved a pile of dough and a considerable amount of time.

Your defective equipment operates on the same roadways my family and I travel on. If you want to put your safety at risk, that is your business. When you put that risk on a public road, you put everyone around you at risk also. That is not acceptable. Be thankful that you were caught before you were the cause of a tragic accident.

I'm not trying to single anyone out by directing this to your post. Yours is just the latest of many similar posts on the subject.

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Green Acres - Was it Officer Hernandez from East Lansing PD? Where were you exactly so I can avoid that area?
If you are avoiding the area because you have a problem with this guy, then ok. If you are avoiding the area because your equipment won't pass inspection then learn from Green Acres lesson and fix it.

Alright, I'm stepping down from the soapbox now.

Dan
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:46 PM
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Metro,

Take advantage of the mutiple programs and start times on the new timers. Run 5-7 min. every 1hr the first week. Every 3 hrs. the second week and 10-15 min. the third week. show the customer how to change the timer so you do not have to go back. 15-20 days after the sod is layed it will be well rooted and dry enough to run a zero turn across it.
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:52 PM
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Got hit again today. This time they stole the auger attachment. They left the strap holding it to the trailer and the police got a good set of prints.
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