Front Page of Turf Mag

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Eddie B, May 13, 2005.

  1. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
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    First year in business my partner and I worked out of the back of my trunk. If he had to go alone to cut, he'd stuff the mowers in his backseat. Kinda reminds me of the good ole days.

  2. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt LawnSite Senior Member
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    I got a kick out of that too but, I absolutey broke out in laughter when I SAW almost the same thing this morning. Let me set the mood, I'm headed out to finish two places this morning that I missed this week, a late model buick or oldsmobile goes by me with an old ford lawn tractor stradling the trunk just like the picture on turf mag. Also, note the Vt license plate on the picture and my location. I almost turned around to chase him down and snap a picture.
  3. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That is a good artical. It is a miror image of my solo company. I have embroyderd shirts,letterd truck and clean mowers and tools. I evn keep claen shaven and keep a clean work shirt in the truck to meet with people.I am thinking of doing a little newsletter with my invoices now that i have read the artical.
  4. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    but i dont unload from the trunk of my car. Nor do i wear a Motly Crew T-shirt.LOL
  5. weve

    weve LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Central Illinois
    Messages: 383

    I'm on page A-10 also --- bottom left pic.
  6. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    On the mower? How do you like wearing those uniforms in hot weather? That's always a big hangup for me. I sweat my butt of in a tshirt and shorts during the summer, I can't imagine having to wear a full uniform like that.

    I agree with most of those points. I try to run my business like any other, and communications are a big part of that. The only thing I have a disagreement with is the equipment. I keep mine working fine, no duct tape, but I don't keep it as clean as I should. It gets fast just as dirty, and I don't have time to devote to such a sissyphusian effort.

  7. beransfixitinc

    beransfixitinc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    Can somebody scan and post a picture of this?

    Is TURF a free subscription type thing?

    We are a dealer, and not an LCO, but it might be kind of nice to get a magazine that might help us better understand what kind of relationship a commercial cutter needs with a OPE dealer.
  8. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,924

    Got a free copy last month, signed up for a subscription....nothing yet.....can't find it at Barnes...What's up with that!!
  9. lqmustang

    lqmustang LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    The subscription is free, but watch out when that Fredrick's of Hollywood catalogue come to you, among others that will follow. The wife was wondering who my girlfriend was when that showed up. I didn't tell her tho. ;)
  10. jimslawns

    jimslawns LawnSite Senior Member
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