Do You Prepare for Winter?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by jeeperscrow, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    My back up tow vehicle/vacation car, going to wedding car, going out to eat car, show off my wealth, is my wife's 01 Suburban that we bought new when times were a lot better.

    Well this may state inspection resulted in rear disc brakes and new rotors $325, front hub bearing about another $400. Fuel filler neck replaced for a CEI repair, replace all the brake lines, very badly rusted, ABS wheel sensor. Another $1,375.

    $2,100. Not trying to top you but point out that when I say I feel your pain I am. And the tires just passed inspection. They need to be replaced before the winter.

    All I can afford to do is to replace the front tires with the rear tires and replace the rears with the tires that were on the front. :laugh:
     
  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    The way this month has been going I was just thinking I should have saved for summer.
     
  3. jeeperscrow

    jeeperscrow LawnSite Senior Member
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    We had one big snow (big for us) this past year. And our state got made fun of all over the media because of what a mess it was! The two years before that we didn't get to see a single flake of snow. So that's off the table here.

    Of course we get a bit of a longer mowing season, but winter still sucks! lol
     
  4. jeeperscrow

    jeeperscrow LawnSite Senior Member
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    Good idea! I've never done Christmas cards...think I will this year. :clapping: But what about your customers who don't celebrate Christmas?
     
  5. jeeperscrow

    jeeperscrow LawnSite Senior Member
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    We're getting a ton of rain in Georgia right now...rained all day Friday and Saturday and had to cancel work. Not getting any in Alabama?
     
  6. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Alabama
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    It has rained so much this weekend here it's crazy the yards flooded hard Friday late and yesterday, rain chances all week more today, glad I got ahead last week gave me yesterday off to do some things around here.
     
  7. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think the rain goes around Pell City.
     
  8. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Alabama
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    You need to move upstate larry near me stays soaked all the time usually lol, fixing to test my new G6s on a couple wet bi-weekly's
     
  9. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    All of my customers get the same Christmas cards. 75% of my customers either call me when they receive the card, send me a card or mention how much they loved the card when I see them in the spring. A little effort goes a long ways to keep and retain customers. Edit...purchase them now while you have the money.
     
  10. jeeperscrow

    jeeperscrow LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well you couldn't have a better mower to test it on!! Love my JD 920M 54" :) Just got it this year, and it's a wonderful mower with fantastic QOC.
     

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