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  1. Trucks, Trailers and ATV/UTV
    I need a new truck for hauling material, primarily mulch and compost with the occasional pallet of stone and gravel. I only have 26’ of space in my driveway between my other truck and the grocery getter. I am decided on a single cab with a 12’ dump bed. I probably won’t put more than 10k miles a...
  2. Mechanic and Repair
    Do you recommend adding methyl hydrate to my lawn equipment? I am aware you don't add it to the weedeaters or blowers. How much methyl hydrate should I add to my ferris gas tank(5 gallons)?
  3. Business Operations
    Hey everyone! Does anyone know what the Kawasaki engine fuel consumption is? I'm trying to calculate my fuel consumption per hour on my mower engines. Right now, I'm working on the FX600V. I've tried to find info on Kawasaki's website but was unsuccessful. Any info, opinions or suggestions...
  4. Heavy Equipment & Tractors
    leaning towards a ventrac because we can use it about 40 hours a week year round and a skid would be more like 20 hours a week 9 months out of the year. My main concern is I heard it will overheat easy and living in Texas with temps above 100 throughout the summer, this would be a huge...
  5. Heavy Equipment & Tractors
    I brought my 2009 SK650 to the dealer to get some hydraulic hoses replaced. He indicated that it would take a week so I asked about getting a rental. They didn't have any available but they told me where to go to rent one. I rented a SK800 for 7 days this morning. I was SHOCKED by how...
  6. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Gas prices are expected to rise by approximately 17-20% this year over prices in 2016 and 2017 during peak landscaping season. I would appreciate some advice on how to incorporate that predicted increase into the prices that we charge our customers. Experience with this? Thanks, J.P.
  7. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    What is better a diesel zero turn or a gas zero turn? Thanks for your advice
  8. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    After having to clean handheld equip gas tanks, im wondering if anyone ever tried installing a little screen in the gas tank to help stop buildup.. or even putting one on a funnel and placing it in the tank when refueling. Anyone have exp. with this? also is there a way to clean (br600) gas...
  9. Business Operations
    So been mowing for a living now About 10 years not new to the industry just new to the forum. Just had a significant increase in business due extreme economic boom in my area. Just hired new guy on and will have a crew running on their own now. The employee is willing to use his vehicle for...
  10. Business Operations
    How much do you pay a year in over head? Insurences, advertising, gas, ect.
  11. Marketplace
    Walker mower MT 20HP Kohler for sale. Mower in mow ready condition, only cosmetic flaws are the seat tear, battery gauge glass cracked, and the gearbox cover needs a bracket put back on. Battery two years old. 10 bushel hopper. 3165584628
  12. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    In your commercial mower/mowers, do you use non-ethanol gas,or the regular gas from your local gas station?
    gas
  13. Mechanic and Repair
    Hey guys, sorry about the multi posts, so I own a TroyBilt tb130, I know allot of people don't like them and this and that, but I've had mine for two years and I mow 8-10 lawns a week from May to October and she runs strong. But I use straight gasoline now, should I be putting in stabilizer or...
  14. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    I purchased this mower from an older fellow. It is a 2008 Kubota zg20 with 213 hours on the mower. Kohler command pro engine, shaft driven mower, came with the KUBOTA bagging system and KUBOTA mulching system. Mower recently serviced with all fluids and oil. I paid the man 2,600$. How did I do...
  15. Lawn Mowing
    We usually offer a 10% discount for customers who prepay for the season but are unsure about what to do with the questionable gas prices. Any suggestions?
  16. Lawn Mowing
    I have been searching for new gas cans like the old blitz ones but I can't seem to find them anywhere. Now all I can find are ones that have the "safety" where you have to push it down in order to get gas out. Does anyone know where I can find the old cans where you can just pop the top off and...
  17. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Hi, I am looking to buy another zero turn and have seen that just about every brand has a propane offer for one of their mowers. What are some of the pros and cons of propane and how do they stack up against diesel and gas engines Also are they cheap to run? Thanks for ahead of time for...
  18. Lawn Mowing
    I am looking to buy a new mower and leaning toward a diesel (Ferris IS2500). But a small engine guy told me that he preferred a big gas engine to diesel engine because of torque. He said it was his experience that a gas engine could maintain blade speed better in thicker grass and he attributed...
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