TIPS, Do's and Don'ts tips for the new guy

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Eric ELM, Apr 16, 2001.

  1. CLARKE

    CLARKE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    ALWAYS WEAR EAR PROTECTION,,I know that the sound
    of the mower sounds kool to us sometimes, But once
    you get Tinnutis it NEVER gos away. there is no CURE...
    in cass you might not know what Tinnutis, its also called
    RINGING IN THE EARS. I have it in my left ear and there
    is no cure for it, (Doc) say no cure for it at this time.
    things that could cause it,, loud mowers,loud train horns,
    loud backpack blowers,I also work at a carwash in the winter all 5 pumps running at the same time not a good thing. if you think a contsant ringing in your ear or ears
    would be kool :-(( then DON'T WEAR EAR PROTECTION
    CLARKE OWNER CLARKE'S TOTAL LAWN CARE..NO QUEIT NITES EVER!
     
  2. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    that 10% thing by eslawn. if all young people followed that one rule . wouldnt be any poor old folks.
     
  3. Eager Beaver

    Eager Beaver LawnSite Member
    Posts: 95

    Something I always do is padlock the trailer when I hook it on and take it off. It gets to be a habit and you will never forget to latch the trailer. Also before you get in your truck to leave a site make one quick walk around the site and your trailer and truck. This way you will not forget anything on site and you may catch something on the trailer that was just set there and not latched down,something wearing,low tire,no trailer lights etc. When you get in a hurry or a customer starts talking with you you sometimes forget and just drive away. It only takes a minute and its a good routine to get into.
     
  4. Mid Rivers

    Mid Rivers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 209

    If you are pulling your trailer in the garage for the first time, make sure the gate is going to clear the garage door.

    Smile, it could be worse!
     
  5. eslawns

    eslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 712

    make sure the gate is going to clear the garage door.

    Too late. :(

     
  6. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    Typical helpful Eric,

    I will add on:

    Lock your truck and loose tools when vehicle is unattended. A thief is an opportunist, eliminate the opportunity.

    Refill your blower and trimmers on your trailer, spills kill the grass, spills on the street are low class. Also overfilling will leak out the cap and kill grass if you don't start on fire first.
     
  7. chargincharlie5

    chargincharlie5 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    BE HEALTHY EAT YOUR HONEY
     
  8. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 590

    Thats true about the wasps or bees. They allways rember you!
     
  9. mike payne

    mike payne LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    Have a new spart plug for every piece of equipment.
     
  10. Garry

    Garry LawnSite Member
    Posts: 184

    And the number one response for the new landscape guy.........

    Put your glasses on when you weed wack!

    If you put your eye out today.........................you probably will miss work tomorrow...(damn, maybe even a coupla days)

    Hey, I'd have to get someone new anyway.
     

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