$29 Irrigation System check, what would you do?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by adam.neusbaum, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    There is no doubt that the generation that committed so much in WW 2 deserved so much of our gratitude. Most of them are however now dead.
     
  2. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I actually like working for retired folks. They can appreciate hard work. In fact several of my reitred clients have referred me to tens of thousands of dollars worth of work. And usually by the end of the project, they are clients for life. And you will never get a bounced check from them.

    I think the $29 thing is worth a try. I am the estimator for my company, and sometimes i will do system checks for free. Last week i sold an $850 repair job, a $750 insurance claim job for a controller and a couple solenoids, a $300 controller, another $900 insurance job.

    Once your on site, it gives you a leg up. If you are backed up 1 month... its probably not in your interest.
     
  3. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    I understand that too. I stay backed up most of the spring and early summer. I could run a special in late summer and late winter.

    Good point.
     
  4. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yea, Ive talked to many customers over the years about that war. Some break out crying. Our generation has never seen anything like it or the factories that helped win that war.
     
  5. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Those folks earned it. Again most are in their late 80's or more if not gone.
     
  6. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    Mike I have 10 different models on the market covering every known model of sprinkler head presently on the market. The TAS Trimmer fits on any straight shaft line trimmer on the market. It is classified as a brush cutter attachment.
    The TT will not work with a bent shaft line trimmer, or an electric line trimmer. Most users will leave the TT on their back up line trimmer so at least if their mainstay line trimmer takes a powder the back up line trimmer can be converted usually in 30 seconds and your back to work. I believe I may have received a call from someone in your neck of the woods but no message was left? Call tomorrow and I will be happy to answer any other questions you may have. All the best
    easy-lift guy
     
  7. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    I would never have time to use that during spring start ups. Plus keep it and attachments on the truck.
     
  8. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    my grandpa is one of the many of the last WW2 vets. barely but still kicking.:usflag:
     
  9. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    I understand. I at one time worked much harder as well, than I chose to work smarter. I have never looked back and continue to look forward.
    I wish you the best.
    easy-lift guy
     
  10. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    I don't think it's that. You live in an area where you can service year-round even when you're slow. Come up with crap that might make you money.
     

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