Gonna take some getting use 2....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Nelson, Apr 19, 2002.

  1. Nelson

    Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    I tell ya ...I am gonna have to get use to this physical labor...
    I guess its all because...I sat behind a desk 4 15 years...

    I just laughed 2 my self today in about 86 degree weather & said it will be worth it. Tuff it out.... It's gonna get HOTTER big boy ..lol

    Sure beats answering 2 anybody + being @ the office @ a certain time...

    Anyone felt like this when they were first starting in business?:cool:
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Yep...spent 18 years in the corporate world berfore starting my own biz in '94. I know where you're coming from!
  3. ealbertson

    ealbertson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    13 years behind a desk. This is year two and it is better in all aspects.
  4. CLM1103

    CLM1103 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    Nelson...Hang in there and you will see your health improve along with your accounts. Good luck!!
  5. 2 man crew

    2 man crew LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 403

    I feel like that for the first two or three weeks every year. Totaly our of shape! The only problem is I seem to get more out of shape every winter.
  6. Nelson

    Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Thanks peeps......

    It's gonna get better CLM1103... I truly believe this...

    My Health & business... I have No other choice......

    Because I refuse to get another job working behind a desk for some company.. That U can only achieve so many things & then that is as far as U can go....

    With my Lawn Service ....The Sky is the Limit..... That is totally up 2 me....:blob3:
  7. stahls2

    stahls2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    I feel the same way. However, I am still working my full time job and lawn care full time. I have only been getting about 3-4 hours of sleep a day, but I wouldn't change it for the world. Except quitting my full time job. I like the idea that I create my own destiny. Either sink or swim. I prefer to swim.
  8. Bob's Lawn

    Bob's Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    I sat in an office for 11 years and this is officially week 2 in the biz. I love the excercise.

    I have a simple question, for all you old timers:

    When making passes, how do you turn the mower without leaving wheel marks in the turf. Do you zero turn? Also, do you shut off the blades during the turn?

    Just trying to make the lawns look as good as they can.

  9. stahls2

    stahls2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Keep the blades on all the time. The blades are not causing the turf damage, the rear tires are. It occurrs when the inside rear tire is stopped and the outside tire continues to roll. Most recommend a three point turn.

    1. Go to the end of the lawn turn 1/3 of the way you which to proceed.

    2. Back up continuing to turn another 1/3.

    3. Go forward and turn the final 1/3 until you are heading back in the same direction for a complete 180 degree turn.

    It will take some practice to perform efficiently.

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