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GPS who uses them ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JKOOPERS, Dec 11, 2006.


    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    well i asked for a garmin gps system for christmas and and i was told i got one. just wondering if anyone else uses them and if so what kind and model. seems like a great way to speed up the driving process.
  2. B&M

    B&M LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    I have streets and trips. Great program and gps unit. I use it all the time.

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    i beleive its the streetpilot c330 can they route the jobs for ay too ?
  4. B&M

    B&M LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    I use the streets and trips gps to get to new lawns all the time.
  5. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    I just bought a Garmin c330 for my wife for Christmas. Seems like a very cool little unit. You can enter you customer's addresses, save them, then select them off a list to route to....
  6. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,775

    It seems quite simple to use the gps software built into Microsoft's Mappoint and the antennas are real cheap off ebay. I think we may upgrade to the "dots" with that combo if it's as easy as it looks. Has anyone used this before?
  7. ltw77

    ltw77 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    Me and the fam just took a roadtrip to florida from Va. Its pretty obvious how to get to florida but once your there the gps is a gold mine!! What do you want to eat? Search restaurants........bam! You have a list based on your location. If you know the name, maybe someone recc a place. Type it in and you ready to go. Not to mention when your on vacation for a week and don't have a set agenda, this thing really shines. If it did this well in unfamiliar territory it will be great where you live!
  8. www.rs-lawn.com

    www.rs-lawn.com LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    i have a gps handheld that goes in the truck. it holds customer jobs (in an optimized order) and production time. it allows me to see exactly how much i am making. at the end of the day i plug it into the pc and it automatically invoices. it also had a post production truck tracking, so i can see if my guys are goofing off or milking the clock.
  9. BQLC

    BQLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 574

    What is the brand on that one. It sounds like what I have been looking for
  10. www.rs-lawn.com

    www.rs-lawn.com LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    it is program called lawn and pest assistant 3. made by real green. www.realgreen.com . it is for invoicing, reports, production, payments and all kinds of other things. i even have scanners so i dont mix up payments. it cost me about 5k for the program. i bought a laptop for 2k. it was well worth it though. i used to use quickbooks and hated it. this is about 15 to 20 mins a day on the computer and does everything for you.

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