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How do they get away with this?????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LAWNS AND MOWER, Sep 17, 2002.


    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,129

    I'm sure we've all seen this. A lco (use the term loosely) driving around town and all they have on their trailer is a tractor or walkbehind. I see this at least 4 times a day. How about a weedeater, blower, trim mower??? Just irrates me that people can do such sloppy work and get away with it. I think I feel better now.

  2. Mr_Marc

    Mr_Marc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 218

    They keep the good stuff locked in the trunk.

    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,129

    How much stuff can you fit in the trunk of a Ford Escort????

  4. Mr_Marc

    Mr_Marc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 218

    Can you say quick attach, or fold down the seats.
    You can hang the blower from the garment hook behind the driver door. A siphon could be used from the gas tank. LOL
  5. marley

    marley LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    For a long time the only I pulled around thing I put in my trailer was my walk behind. The trimmer, blower, other tools were in the truck bed. Maybe that is what the lco you are refering to is doing. Now I have an enclosed trailer and everything goes in there. Try not to worry to much about what the other guys are doing. It won't do you any good.
  6. marley

    marley LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    OOOPPPS!!! Sorry for the jumbled words. Guess I should have read my post before submiting it.
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    One thing that you have to consider, is that every truck and trailer with a mower of some sort, even if it's a walkbehind, isn't a lco. People DO transport their machines to and from the shop, to other props they own, friends props, etc. There was a thread on here not too long ago about pushmowers in trucks and trunks, and there almost seems to be a paranoia around here about it.:)
  8. thfireman

    thfireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 541

    This is no lie.... there is a guy that passes by my station once a week pulling a trailer with a push mower, weedeater and blower.

    So what you say? Well he is pulling it with a MOPED!!! No Sh**! He cuts a couple of lawns in the hood behind the station. I dont worry about it too much, he is no threat. Maybe someday. Anyone that has that much determination could be dangerous.

    :D :D
  9. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,076

    This is easy to see where I live. The reason "they" can get away with it is that quality doesn't count. Not all customers' care about what the finished product looks like as long as "the big stuff is knocked down." There is a niche for all levels of lawn service. Just be the best you can!
  10. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 443

    Hey, we all may not have started with 16' trailers, ZTM's, the most powerful backpack and trimmers on the market all being towed behind a brand spanking new F-550 Powerstroke with a 14' Dominator dump body.
    Honestly, about 18 years ago, I had been working for another landscaper, had a disagreement, and we parted company. I figured I could go out and make a go of it with my Dad's old lawnboy and a Ryobi bent shaft trimmer (was all I could afford) along with a push broom for walks and drives. This all went into the trunk of a '76 Catalina. In a few weeks, I had almost 20 accounts from just going door to door for $20 a pop. I was just trying to do something I knew how to and make money at it. I did this part time, eventually getting a van ( yes, I was a van-scaper for a while) and upgraded my equipment as I could afford, then decided to go into it full time. At that point I got a pick-up and enclosed trailer, and completely upgraded all of my equipment. It took time and a lot of hard work, but it has all paid off and as I look back, it was worth it.
    Yes, we all have looked at someone else who has less experience and equipment and class them as a Scrub. I as well as many others here have at one point fit into that classification too ... I guess as long as you realize the need to improve both yourself and your business and actually go ahead an do it, it might just be OK to be called a Scrub for a while ....

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