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A new updatated version of the Green Industry Mowing Contractors Classification Test or GIMCCT is now available.

Answering “Yes” to the following adds 1 point to your total.

Equipment: Section A:

I own or operate

1) Handheld Blower
2) Curved Shaft Trimmer
3) Any non-commercial handhelds
4) Any electric powered handhelds or mower
5) Walkbehind Vacs on turf (Billy Goat and their ilk)
6) Non commercial 21” (Toro Recycler, Honda Harmony, Lawnboy Gold and their ilk)
7) Troy-Bilt 33”
8) Homeowner rated Zero-Turn
9) Lawn Tractor
10) Handheld leaf vacs (Echo shred’n’Vac & its ilk)
11) Attachment series stick tools (Stihl Combi System and its ilk)
12) Power Edger’s (unless this is strict necessity in your market)

Equipment : Section B:

13) I believe double sided hedge clippers are better than single sided because they have two sides.
14) I sharpen blades with a bench grinder or angle grinder or hand file. I have no dedicated blade sharpener.
15) My Dealer is Home Depot/Lowes/Costco/Wal-Mart
16) I have made a significant equipment purchase at any of the above outlets.
17) I have no back-up units
18) I have rented a hedge trimmer or chain saw
19) I work out of a truck bed or the back of a mini-van
20) I haul a trailer with a mini-van or car
21) My trailer is made of wood
22) My trailer has no drop gate
23) The lighting system on my trailer does not function
24) My trailer is not plated

“Yes” adds a point to your total.

Total
5-9 Riff Raff
10-22 Scrub

If your Total remains less than 5 you may continue, otherwise your classification stands and you may not proceed. If able to proceed please add totals from previous sections.

Work Procedures Section:

1) I enjoy chatting with elderly customers and doing them small chores.
2) I will do almost anything a customer asks even if it's not green industry related.
3) My garage is my shop
4) I do not carry pre-wound bump heads
5) I do not carry extra gas or gas/mix
6) I or my employee (s) wear wife beaters and or cut-offs while working
7) I or my employee(s) smoke on the jobsite
8) I or my employee(s) relieve themselves on the jobsite
9) I or my employee(s) eat lunch sitting on a customer’s front lawn
10) My wife/girlfriend is my secretary or works with me in the field
11) My friends or relatives help out when things get busy
12) I am part time (Add 2 Points)
13) I sharpen blades a few times a season

“Yes” adds a point to your total.

Total
6-9 Riff Raff
10-15 Scrub

If your Total remains less than 6 you may continue, otherwise your classification stands and you may not proceed.

Business Procedures Section:

1) I wait to get paid after each service visit.
2) My business cards consist of my number hand written on a piece of scrap paper.
3) I have collected money from under a door mat
4) Billing is sent out in no specific time frame
5) Billing is hand written
6) I do not carry liability, equipment, and commercial vehicle insurance
7) I pay my employee(s) cash
8) My personal bank account and or phone # is same as business'
9) I declare less than 70% of earnings
10) My employee (s) are primarily illegals or relatives or friends
11) My employee (s) are not paid and covered as per my States laws
12) I call myself a landscaper when my primary focus is maintenance

“Yes” adds a point to your total

1-4 Member of Green Industry Elite
5-8 High Class Scrub
8-12 Riff Raff
 

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why does it matter if you use a handheld blower? it does the same job on driveways or walkways except on leaves. why does it matter if you have a tail gate, ramps or a long tilt bed do fine. also the large majority of people do house their equipment in the garage. i would would venture to say that the majority of people dont have a dedicated blade sharpener.

this thread is pointless
 

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Fareway Lawncare said:
A new updatated version of the Green Industry Mowing Contractors Classification Test or GIMCCT is now available.

Answering “Yes” to the following adds 1 point to your total.

Equipment: Section A:

I own or operate

1) Handheld Blower
2) Curved Shaft Trimmer
3) Any non-commercial handhelds
4) Any electric powered handhelds or mower
5) Walkbehind Vacs on turf (Billy Goat and their ilk)
6) Non commercial 21” (Toro Recycler, Honda Harmony, Lawnboy Gold and their ilk)
7) Troy-Bilt 33”
8) Homeowner rated Zero-Turn
9) Lawn Tractor
10) Handheld leaf vacs (Echo shred’n’Vac & its ilk)
11) Attachment series stick tools (Stihl Combi System and its ilk)
12) Power Edger’s (unless this is strict necessity in your market)

Equipment : Section B:

13) I believe double sided hedge clippers are better than single sided because they have two sides.
14) I sharpen blades with a bench grinder or angle grinder or hand file. I have no dedicated blade sharpener.
15) My Dealer is Home Depot/Lowes/Costco/Wal-Mart
16) I have made a significant equipment purchase at any of the above outlets.
17) I have no back-up units
18) I have rented a hedge trimmer or chain saw
19) I work out of a truck bed or the back of a mini-van
20) I haul a trailer with a mini-van or car
21) My trailer is made of wood
22) My trailer has no drop gate
23) The lighting system on my trailer does not function
24) My trailer is not plated

“Yes” adds a point to your total.

Total
5-9 Riff Raff
10-22 Scrub

If your Total remains less than 5 you may continue, otherwise your classification stands and you may not proceed. If able to proceed please add totals from previous sections.

Work Procedures Section:

1) I enjoy chatting with elderly customers and doing them small chores.
2) I will do almost anything a customer asks even if it's not green industry related.
3) My garage is my shop
4) I do not carry pre-wound bump heads
5) I do not carry extra gas or gas/mix
6) I or my employee (s) wear wife beaters and or cut-offs while working
7) I or my employee(s) smoke on the jobsite
8) I or my employee(s) relieve themselves on the jobsite
9) I or my employee(s) eat lunch sitting on a customer’s front lawn
10) My wife/girlfriend is my secretary or works with me in the field
11) My friends or relatives help out when things get busy
12) I am part time (Add 2 Points)
13) I sharpen blades a few times a season

“Yes” adds a point to your total.

Total
6-9 Riff Raff
10-15 Scrub

If your Total remains less than 6 you may continue, otherwise your classification stands and you may not proceed.

Business Procedures Section:

1) I wait to get paid after each service visit.
2) My business cards consist of my number hand written on a piece of scrap paper.
3) I have collected money from under a door mat
4) Billing is sent out in no specific time frame
5) Billing is hand written
6) I do not carry liability, equipment, and commercial vehicle insurance
7) I pay my employee(s) cash
8) My personal bank account and or phone # is same as business'
9) I declare less than 70% of earnings
10) My employee (s) are primarily illegals or relatives or friends
11) My employee (s) are not paid and covered as per my States laws
12) I call myself a landscaper when my primary focus is maintenance

“Yes” adds a point to your total

1-4 Member of Green Industry Elite
5-8 High Class Scrub
8-12 Riff Raff
WOW another wonderful thread. I'm learning more and more everyday from people like this. :sleeping: :sleeping:
 

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I guess your outa luck Farside. I don't see a moron class for you. :waving:
 
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You might be a scrub if......... Your name is Fareway Lawncare and all you do is post worthless information on Lawnsite.com

seriously grow up and quit posting useless junk on here
 

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Please do your best to improve by 1 point every week. By doing so, some of you may join the ranks of Full Time Mowing Contractors who do not need to offer Low Rent Landscaping or Spraying.... or have a Part Time Job to survive.

Good Luck and Remember....Baby Steps..
 

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You forgot one.

Do you take pictures of extreemly poor edging jobs your workers did, because you are more concerned with whether or not someone would use a backpack, or a handheld, than taking care of your customers lawn properly?

If so add at least 10 points.
 

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Extra weed wacker heads give me a break that point is not being counted. And do you even know how to trim bushes Fareway double-sided trimmers are the way to go if you are using the single sided Fareway then it is you that needs to add a point. I have 3 sets all are double sided including my new Fs80s with the 30 inch blade perhaps you don’t like them because they are to heavy for you Calvin.
 

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Your 30" Double Sided are Toys...Once You Learn the Art of Hedge Trimming and The Hidden Secrets of the Offset Handle...Known Only By the Non Riff Raff and Non Scrubs....Only Then Will 40" Single Sided Become Your Weapon of Choice..

Good Luck and God Bless.

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Add one point for every "yes"...

1) I go as fast as I can, paying little attention to detail
2) I would put a 10,000 lb machine on a postage stamp if it would make me a buck
3) Every lawn is cut at the same height; because I say so
4) If there's trash in the yard, mow it!
5) I never take time to avoid blowing grass into traffic
6) If it's not in the contract, somebody's going to pay
7) Old people are good for one thing only; money
8) Customer complaints make me mad, I never learn from them
9) My equipment is filthy; it shows I work hard

3-6 points= you don't much about staying in business
7-9 points= you're not much use to anyone but yourself

Poor quality from ultra-ego pseudo-professionals gets me a lot of business. The "make a buck NOW" crowd is creating a bad reputation for the rest of us who deliver high quality at reasonable rates; but not scabbing. If you don't have time to chat with a LOL (little old lady) for 10 mins, you need to re-think your priorities, and perhaps you entire attitude! I bet a glass of lemonade on the front porch is out of the question!
 

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Fareway Lawncare said:
Please do your best to improve by 1 point every week. By doing so, some of you may join the ranks of Full Time Mowing Contractors who do not need to offer Low Rent Landscaping or Spraying.... or have a Part Time Job to survive.

Good Luck and Remember....Baby Steps..
Remember to add 75 points if you live in Canada and wear snow goggles from September to May!! Seriously, it's important. Otherwise, you could be a scrub! :drinkup:
 
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