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Old 04-22-2011, 01:41 PM
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Just saw R _ _ Cutting Their WHOLE Route!!!!
Are You kidding me!!!! They were even whipping!
I Drove around the block and could see all the houses they had/ stole from me.

Hey Guys:
Is it worth Starting the season off with complaints and Ruts in the grass?!?!?!?!?!?!??
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:05 PM
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Who services Bloomfield Hills area? Around 75 and squirrel road.
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:17 PM
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Who services Bloomfield Hills area? Around 75 and squirrel road.
I might know a couple guys why?
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:18 PM
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Who services Bloomfield Hills area? Around 75 and squirrel road.
I service that area.
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:41 PM
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Anyone know of a Company that makes systems like Switch-n-GO????
Too bad no one sells them within a 100 miles from us!

My buddy has a international Pickup and would like to keep the Pickup bed for it But also use it as dump truck.... Is there anyone out here that makes Setups like switch-n-go..
Just a different name?

I thought about a Pickup bed lift but i dont think the pickup bed would be strong enough for a heavy load like stone and stuff..
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:43 PM
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couldn't believe some company's were cutting today in the rain. I cant even walk on my lawn without sinking.
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:50 PM
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Wow, just got the call we lost a complex in Howell that we were mowing for $150 which I thought was cheap. The accepted bid was $85 This place with 1 guy takes 3hrs, our best time with three guys was around 1.5hrs It takes one guy 1.5hrs just to line trim it.

$.47 per minute...just wow! I expect to be spending around $.15 per minute on gas alone this season. I have always calculated running a Z to be $.15 per minute, so just for gas and mower its already $.30 per minute. So with just that the new lawn guys will be making $10.20 an hour.

I have a feeling I will get a call mid-season for us to take over the account again.
That is just nuts. But he is prob a professional and knows his costs If i was only getting paid .47 a min I would have no motivation at all to be out there working. I would also be curious as to who would bid the job that low and think they can make money with gas prices to be $4+. Oh well Cole, if they are willing to pay that low sounds like its not a customer you want anyways.
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:52 PM
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These guys are desperate for $ or they need to keep thier salary guys busy or they just dont know any better. Either way, i dont want the phone ringing with crying clients. I;ll wait to get the calls after all these hacks rut out all thier lawns.
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:56 PM
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That is just nuts. But he is prob a professional and knows his costs If i was only getting paid .47 a min I would have no motivation at all to be out there working. I would also be curious as to who would bid the job that low and think they can make money with gas prices to be $4+. Oh well Cole, if they are willing to pay that low sounds like its not a customer you want anyways.
I just heard this morning its $4.90 in Cali and soon to be $6/gal by July all over. This is gonna cripple everyone.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:03 PM
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I just heard this morning its $4.90 in Cali and soon to be $6/gal by July all over. This is gonna cripple everyone.
I heard that too but hopefully that's only stipulation. Also I heard Obama just hired on gas task force to look in to the gas prices
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