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Michigan LCO's

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

  1. Tight Angles

    Tight Angles LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 297

    We start @ 7:00 every morning, and there was a light rain this morning, but nothing major. We just went ahead and cut our normal route all day long. Still ended up cutting about 60 houses, but no edging and a lot of blowing. The forcast calls for a lot of rain, so there is not much you can do. Just do your best or fall real far behind.
     
  2. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 823

    I got feeling froggy when I got back, seen a break in the clouds, and went and did a few fert apps :) Had a few that I've been waiting for the right window to throw some Confront down on, and today was perfect, wet grass, and no heavy rain so far after the app. but more rain on the way in the next few days. Those weeds should be history.

    This was an amazingly productive day considering all the rain.

    Kevin
     
  3. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    I for one hope the rain holds of for tomorrow. I have about three days worth of work scheduled. Even if it is raining light, I'll work through it.
     
  4. Five Star Lawn Care LLC

    Five Star Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,006

    exactly....unless its pouring then im working....i guess its one advantage of haveing a fleet of dixies ....the excelent in the wet weather :)
     
  5. Five Star Lawn Care LLC

    Five Star Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,006

    any one do work in ann arbor like right bordering the U of M campus....we have a chance to pick up quite a few smaller houses and aprtment complexes(about 42 from a managment company) out there....just wondering if anyone has ever worked in this area and can give me any insight as what to expect...

    i know parking is horible....plan on getting a carrier rack like thee use for perma greens and just carrying a 36 hydro and all my whips edgers and blower in the bed of the truck.....plan on one guy maybe 2 if we get behind to handle these in a day....they are all within one mile of the campus borders so travel time is next to nothing.....some are 2-3 per stop even

    havent seen them yet im going to check them out on monday....im hoping it can work out b/c there is a good chance for some renivations on some of the houses and snow and ice managment
     
  6. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    Eric, Get ahold of MTDman he works in Ann Arbor...
     
  7. Axl

    Axl LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    Hey guys can anybody tell me what type of an effect 4.10 gears would have on fuel mileage versus 3.73 Im looking at a new F250 XLT ext cab with 5.4 V8, 9200 GVWR, and 3.73 gear for $32,482. I just want to know want to know what you guys think overall for this truck. Will the 5.4 with 3.73 be strong enough for towing? What about plowing?
     
  8. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 823

    4.10 vs 3.73 should cost you about 1-2 mpg normal driving. It may actually do slightly better pulling a heavy trailer around short city trips though.

    I would guess your fuel economy to be somewhere in the ballpark of 12 mpg.

    Kevin
     
  9. Axl

    Axl LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    Thanks Kevin, I need all the help I can get because so that I make the right decision. I dont want to be kicking myself in the ass for the next 5years.
     
  10. lowdakboy98

    lowdakboy98 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    man this rain is really killing me. Just curious but how far behind is everyone? My ratio of accounts behind schedule to total accounts is 15/53.
     

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