Does anyone remember me :)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ChadsLawn, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    Hello all. Yes Ive been away for ooooo about alittle over a year. I took a career change and went full time(management) with my reg job I HAD!.Well today I got canned because of a inventory issue. Im thinkin of getting back into the lawn business. But I have 3 problems.

    1) My mower wont keep the battery charged? old kees ztmax 52. 22hp kohler.
    2) I have absolutley 0 clients.
    3) I dont have any $ for backup. Now my wife(got married last April wooohoo) is working but doesnt make enough to cover the bills.

    My main concern is what the problem is with my mower.. Any help please.

  2. Ol'time Lawncare

    Ol'time Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 497

    Leave the mower in the shed with the dead battery.keep looking for a job as a manager! The lawn industry isn't takin applications!
  3. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,282

    The charging wire might be frayed or disconnected, blown fuse, or the charging system could be bad.......You gotta look at it.
  4. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    I agree.:dizzy:
  5. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    charging wire could by off or rubbing or alternator is shot. Any squirrells living in the shed or on the mower? They chew lines.
  6. Sky King

    Sky King LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    You May have a bad battery
  7. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    have you tried a new battery? Where I used to work we'd have to replace 2/3's of the batteries every year after winter because they'd go bad.

    If the misses can't cover the bills, why not get a part time job or even a full time job and get back into business part time and then move into full time in a transition? Go for it!
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,652

    The reason I'm with these guys is because you have to ask yourself why you got out of this business in the first place.
    Reason we say this should be obvious, but if it isn't, if the wife can't support at least the bare basics then your first year will likely put both of you under. I barely made it, and I had 5 thousand dollars cash to start out with, all my stuff was paid for, no loans.
    Career change isn't good enough, that's just the standard canned book answer, your real reason is what you need to find and you need to be honest with yourself. No, don't tell me, this is a question you must answer yourself.
  9. evergreenedmond

    evergreenedmond LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 310

    I would say the battery is shot, take it & have it tested. I would also recommend finding another job & work on building your business in the nights & weekends.
  10. evergreenedmond

    evergreenedmond LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 310

    what is the point of being so negative towards somebody trying to better himself?

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