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New Truck

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by ClippersLC, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,114

    a truck isnt really a truck without a plow
     
  2. ClippersLC

    ClippersLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 130

    I was hopping the 30K lb B&W gooseneck hitch and the 20K lb hitch in the back would make it be considered a truck... Or small semi atleast... Lol
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  3. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,114

    shrugs. im lucky to even have a truck still. this year almost killed me
     
  4. ClippersLC

    ClippersLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 130

    What all services do u provide? Where are u located?
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  5. Nick's Lawn Care

    Nick's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 662

    Nice truck! but for $70k i woulda bought 2 haha thats just me though.

    At least your riding in style!
     
  6. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    kalamazoo michigan. mowing. landscaping. tree removal. drive seeling (only done one so far. need to put out a few more quotes) i have done moving services. plowing.

    just dont have many clients. and my equipment keeps breaking. 4500 mower im paying on but caint afford the wheel motor that went out a month or so after buying it.

    i have been gaining clients from craigs list lately yellow pages was quite disappointing tho.
     
  7. ClippersLC

    ClippersLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 130

    Yeah craigslist has been a gold mine for me. Yellow pages was a flop for me. Might I suggest signs for your truck. And if you have business cards always keep them on you and get in a habit of leaving cards behind. At restraunts, stores, and on local bulletin boards. Also at church make your presence known and your service you provide. Attending local events also helps. Just a few suggestions... Hope it helps. Above and beyond all of that, word of mouth has been the strongest most helpful way to get jobs for me...
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  8. S-205

    S-205 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 1,292

    So you don't turn the truck on and off if you dont have to? I ordered a 6.7 2500 and I'm worried about it on my maintenance route. My jobs are very close together, most of my commercial accounts are like 30-40 mins, I have a few big ones. Most of my resi's are about the same, 30 40 mins. So I'm just not sure what to do?
     
  9. ClippersLC

    ClippersLC LawnSite Member
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    its hard to say really. i mean 45 minutes is a long time to idle really. some of my accounts fortunatley are in very close proximety so i can park in one driveway and do 2-4 houses in a row, if thats the case then i shut it down. but i have 2 guys that work with me so i rarely get ahold of any lawns that take us more than 20 minutes. but if its a 15-20 minute job i let her idle, because usually within the last 5 minutes of a job i have to move it anyhow to finish blowing so really it only sets idle for 10-15 minutes. I my rule of thumb if if its gonna set less then 20 minutes let it run. but 45 minutes to an hour i'd shut it down. 15+ starts a day on any engine is bad, but on diesels its even harder. just use good judgement is all. i guess im used to the old diesel motors in some old equipment that required 3 guys, starting fluid and a combination of tricks to get it to start so you would leave it running once you brought it to life. lol. also i try to schedule similar lawns in groups small lawns all on a certain day or within a certain time window, then bigger accounts i group together, then commercial accounts, so my scheduling plays into it as well :waving:
     
  10. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    What is a plow??
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