How bad are the losers in lawn care?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mdvaden, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    It's only about once per two months that I lose or forget a piece of equipment.

    Most often, its my pruning hand saw, which I always drive back for.

    So far, I'm just a small loser.

    I don't think that I've forgotten a piece of landscape construction equipment.

    Once, I forgot a chainsaw, and the lady put it at the curb overnight and left me a message - now that was a loss. Two hundred bucks worth - my only real lost item. So that's on the pruning end of things.

    How's it work out in the lawn care phase of work. Anybody run into a common item that gets lost or forgotten?
  2. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 775

    snips that I use to cut/snip triimer line off spool.....then i got smart and welded a small chain to the snips and to the trimmer line spool holder.
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Rakes and tarps, sometimes a sweater :cry:

    As for silly stuff, when I go swap equipment I always leave the used one idle for a minute while I start the new one so the engine cools (especially the Wb)... More than a few times have I gone off string trimming, come back 15 minutes later and there's the Wb just putt-putting along :laugh:

    Because I don't carry extra fuel onboard I tend to run short on fuel somedays but I've never ran out.
    Once or twice I ran short of trimmer string, that rarely happens anymore (I carry the whole 3 lb. spool lol).
    > btw you can 'cut' string with a lighter :)
    Sometimes I forget to fill up a sprayer with mix.
    The edger I've forgotten at home, that one sux, gtg back 4 it.

    First day out cutting grass this year I didn't have my string trimmer with me, but it was ok since the Wb decided to crap out on me anyhow lol, it's one of the reasons I like to get started kinda early, make sure everything's ship shape before things really get going.

    My first year was really bad, I'd fill the rest of this page if I listed it all.
  4. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
    Messages: 1,657

    I just started receiving calls from previous customers, it's really not even beginning yet here we still have some snow on the ground and the yards are soaking wet, anyway. I forgot how to answer the phone, I don't have my new prices on the tip of my tongue. I take notes but forget little things like the day of the appointment.. have to phone back. lol. Takes me a week of heavy phone calls to get the hang of it in the spring.
  5. johnnywill08

    johnnywill08 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA z6
    Messages: 383

    if i don't dbl check EVERYTHING my helpers will leave something behind. 21 yr old guys and they're borderline ********. 2 rakes @ my mother-in-law's the other day, that inspires confidence.....
  6. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    I've set countless # knives and feclos , pliers,m and small tools on the bumper of a truck or on the side rails only to forget it and drive away....

    I've probably thrown away a few rakes and hand tools at the landfill.

    Key it to have a place for everything such that when you are done, a quick glance can tell you everything is where it needs to be.
  7. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    once i ran out of gas i forgot the gas can on the lawn. but i think thats about it.
  8. fargoboy

    fargoboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    lost my mind once, but I went back and got it
  9. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    I will lose 3 or 4 pair of sunglasses a year. either lay them on top of my truck or on top of my tool chest on my trailer. The just drive off.
  10. scholzee

    scholzee LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Messages: 130

    Lost my virginity to a 50 year old MILF who invited me in for ice tea !!!

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