Michigan LCO's

Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by tiedeman, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. magnatrac

    magnatrac LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    The rain today was both good and bad. I have alot of jobs that needed it as far as mowing is concerned but I also had work to do today. My bother and I have a track job that we stared yesterday. We are building a r/c track for a club up in clio and needless to say the rain slowed us down. Rain and clay dont get along :dizzy: As long as it's dry tomorrow we'll get it done !!!

    , shaun
     
  2. RVC_Lawncare

    RVC_Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    I found a trac vac on craigslist on friday night...went right after work(like 10 at night. lol) to get it because i know how fast they sell. Single can, 6.5hp ohv briggs..everything included-tubes,can,chute for the mower deck...all for 600 bucks in excellent condition. All i have to do is fabricate/weld brackets for my Scag Cub. Clean-ups will be much easier this year...the past 3yr's ive used one of those metal catchers that hangs off the deck..what a P.I.T.A.
     
  3. LawnVet

    LawnVet LawnSite Member
    from SE MI
    Posts: 220

    So has anyone had to deal with hornets? I haven't had a run in for close to 13 years. Then 3 weeks ago we were doing a trim job, finished, taking pictures and saw a huge hornets' nest right above some of the boxwoods we were trimming in a large spruce tree. I sent the homeowner an e-mail and a pic. He was grateful and they sprayed the piss out of the nest at night from a car.
    Last Thursday I was mowing a church and out of nowhere, not sure if the nest was in one of the bushes or the ground, I was instantly swarmed. I got some pretty nasty bites on my head, neck and face (one left me with some major muscle pain in my neck all weekend).
    I returned to that customer's house today to remove a tree that fell in last night's storm. Talking with the homeowner about the hornets we walked to the tree to discuss how to remove the nest. As we were talking I saw things flying around but not anywhere near the nest so I investigated further and found another, larger nest up a bit higher and back further into the tree.

    So is it just me or are they more active this year?
     
  4. Allor Outdoor

    Allor Outdoor LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    Hey Guys,
    I know it might be a bit early for some of you, but I figured I would put this out there for. I am (as of right now) able to deliver salt for $75/ton plus delivery. If this sparks anyones interest, please email me at brian@alloroutdoorservices.com.
    A $20/per ton deposit is taken, with the remainder due 24 hours prior to scheduled delivery. Most deliveries can be made within 7 days.

    If interested, shoot me an email.
    Thanks!
     
  5. NIXRAY

    NIXRAY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 511

    Does any one work with the Genesee County Land Bank?
     
  6. TheGrassBandit

    TheGrassBandit LawnSite Member
    Posts: 86


    I have noticed this too. The wasp and bee population seems like it is way up. My other crew leader has had all kinds of encounters with them this year. I have been stung and I just came across a pretty big wasp nest last week. Call me stupid, but I couldn't help but throw a rock at it and run when I was done (property is vacant).
     
  7. AffordablelawncareMi

    AffordablelawncareMi LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    last thursday I was trimming a hedgerow and I got swarmed by a bunch of smaller black bees or something. needless to say I dropped my hedge trimmer and ran like I little girl lol. I'm not sure what they were but they did not look freindly and I wasn't trying to get too close of a look
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  8. grassmaster06

    grassmaster06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 332

    got stung today too ...darn bee 's
     
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    I've done work for them in the past. It was either through the green and clean program or the weed and seed,...as well as a bunch of work down in the east side of Flint clearing old lots. The clearing of lots was done through a friend of mine who was hooked up through the land bank and was funded through the Mott foundation somehow.
     
  10. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    I'm looking to pick up either a 60" or 72" Landscape/York rake. If anyone has one their looking to sell, send me a PM. Thanks!
     

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