These are the days on our lawns 2014

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  1. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yesterday and last night we had a family fun alcohol free, good time
    200 friends, guest and kids
    Started the grill at 10:30am and cooked all day
    Last guest left at midnight, just got the place cleaned up this morning.

    50 lbs of ribs, pork, burgers, franks,
    5 gallons of baked beans
    10 head of cabbage
    40 ear of corn.
    150 Easter eggs and more for the kids
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  2. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    So today I went out to the gravely guy and I feel it is time to move on, he has had several weeks now to get trailers , just one and today was the same " I don't know"
    A dealer down.

    We are 4.5-5 weeks shy of our baby being born.
    My wife has been pregnant a full year at this point and it tires her (first attempt had issues at 3 months)
    Once that's all clear it's buy time, back at our original dealer.

    Went by there today as well and got current prices ad I feel it's in my best interest to deal with them.
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  3. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    If the weather lets us we will be doing some trimming and bed work on, I will get some overal property pictures as its to wet to mow today. I should have 8-10 jobs to post.
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  4. Leland Lawn

    Leland Lawn LawnSite Member
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    How many dealers do you/have you gone through over the years for mowing equipment?

    I've been working for the same one for 5 years now and after placing half of my spring order at the beginning of April I haven't seen a single mower. I ordered 7 mowers to start and am still waiting for them to get a rider that I want to demo before committing. They have 4 mowers in stock, 2 just came in Friday, I found that out yesterday. And they weren't assembled yet, nor could they get them done till Monday, and yesterday (Saturday) was the only day this week I could have made the 1.5 hour trip to pick them up. I'm a little bit mad over the slow shipping, as well as not working with me to get those mowers assembled, and not calling me back when they say that they will.

    Do you think I should be looking for a new dealer?
     
  5. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    As for your issues it is something for you to decide.
    As for my dealers.

    For 12 years I had a very few dealers on total.
    Dealer 1# 1998-2000 Dixion
    Dealer 2# 2001-2011 Husqvarna dealer who carried walkerGhs and ferris for us for 2-3 years. We bought every brand of parts from him and all Husqvarna 2 cycle for all those years. (bought 45+ string trimmers, 25+ blower, 12# Husqvarna Rz3016 , 12+ walkers, 3 ferris from.( stoped stocking ferris and walker in 2005

    In 2005- bought 2 scag turf tigers from the dealer 1# to compete with ferris .

    Dealer 3# In 2006-20013 had a new walker, worldlawn dealer( retired this spring

    Dealer 4# last summer after the one dealer informed us he was retiring and dealer 2# became mechanic poor I was in a spot needing a new go to dealer.

    When my exwife started her mess in may 2013 dealer 2
    Left us as he was her families friend.

    This year I tested 4-5? new dealers and decided dealer 4#
    Would be our go to and I would keep two dealers in other areas of the state.


    We basicly used 1or 2 major dealers at any one time ( different applications) and would use say 6 other dealers as parts pick up for the crews spread over the state.
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  6. Leland Lawn

    Leland Lawn LawnSite Member
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    Wow that's pretty amazing. Sounds like it's all payed off for you in the long run though. Thanks!
     
  7. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    We have major storm fronts moving through the area today, many capable of tornados, we are out in it hoping that if a tornado hits we can catch it on film. I left tupelo MS a few minutes ago heading up toward Tennessee, it has been a fun morning
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  8. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    We did not get any real events on video as it got worse after dark it has been rough
    We have had 2 on the ground events but I won't know the real damages 6-7 dead many missing is all they said
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  9. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    30" Husqvarna Ztr Stripes[​IMG]

    Field cutting 12" grass to 3" one pass perfection,... Ok not perfect but still ok to not be bagged or mulched.
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  10. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Field was cut with new 48" T handle Bradley ,
    Couldn't pass up the deal , less then $3'000.00 out the door.
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