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Why does every rookie do this?

Discussion in 'Employment' started by xstatikplus, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,452

    I can't stand that
  2. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Posts: 2,552

    You mean the guys in the Chevy Cavaliers and Ford Probes with the 8" rice burner exhaust.... those 4 cyl with K&N filters are pretty awesome you know! :rolleyes:
  3. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,204

    My ricer sounds more like a crotch rocket. The owner of one of my dealers wanted me to rev it in town because he hasn't heard a vtec in awhile, the sound bounced off every building hahaha. It's only like a 5 inch racing exhaust though :).

    I always like the "what do I do now?". One time I kinda went off, you have been working for me about 500 hrs now, you tell me? We mow, trim, and blow. You trimmed, I am mowing, so what does that leave?
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  4. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    I ain't no rookie and you'll rarely see me running my blower full throttle on hard surfaces, my Husky 580 is loud as hell and will rip up the crack-seal if I do that :p
  5. xstatikplus

    xstatikplus LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 294

    Don't point blower nozzle straight down rookie ;p
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  6. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,307

    You guys totally missed the biggest rookie mistake....cutting the whole lawn but forgot to drop the deck (on a zero turn). I had a guy cut a 3 acre lawn with the deck in the transport position. :hammerhead:
  7. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,087

    That's not a rookie mistake. Everyone does that. Infact I did it Sunday lol
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  8. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,307

    I bet it wasn't 3 acres though
  9. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,087

    Had a guy that had been with our family business for 10 years do it on a 15 acre field.
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  10. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from NJ
    Posts: 1,558

    I have done in many times. I never did it on anything that big, and normally realize the lawn doesn't look right after a few passes. Where I have done all or most of the lawn, I try reassure myself that the lawn needed to be double anyway.:drinkup:

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