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leveled a home owners deck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jimslawncareservice, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Messages: 4,143

    Mowed a lawn this spring as a one time deal. The guys neighbor comes over. He looks pissed. So I get my self ready for a butt chewing. Well he asked if I could tell him what was wrong with his mower. We walk in the back yard to find the side cutting 2" or so shorter then the right. He said I will give you a hundo if you can make it better. So at the end of the day I picked it up. Spent about 20 minutes and a trip to town to get new blades. Drop it off and gives me 50 more. So I get home tonight from doing field work and find the guys mower sitting by my shop door with a note and boxes of stuff. The note said please change oil sharpen blades change plugs and air filter. Oh and the big box is a bagger. The note also contained 300 bucks.

    I take it he must have been burned in the past by repair shops, or maybe he sees how my stuff runs smooth and cuts level. His cheapo mower stripes about as well as any other mower. Oh well what's one more mower to maintain and few more dollars in my pocket
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  2. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    Some days you wonder why we mow yards....
  3. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,099

    Good for you Jim. You probaly had it back to him to use the in record time compared to most dealers.:dizzy:

    A few years ago, I made more money each summer by doing spring/fall tune-ups/clean-ups than from mowing. I would clean the entire engine so that it looked like new, service everything that needed servicing, level the deck (again, since most were people who were abusive to their stuff:rolleyes:, and were repeat customers), air the tires properly etc., etc.

    Some I even charged a minor pick up and delivery charge to, and they were happy to pay since I charged about exactly half of what all our local dealers do for less service by far than what I gave, and I still made good money.
  4. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,023

    Reading the title I thought it was going to be a story of how you took out a deck attached to a house. You making money sounds better.
  5. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    LOL I did to! Glad it wasn't!
  6. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Messages: 4,143

    I guess I should have said it differently
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  7. cvcook

    cvcook LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    I thought the same thing LOL!
  8. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,352

    I thought the same thing as several others. I was wondering how rotten the deck had to be,and/ or how fast the mower was going? :)
  9. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,536

    was looking for pictures of a second floor deck riped from a house. Oh well. hahha
  10. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Messages: 4,143

    Yeah yeah. I know I moss worded it. I guess I would think the same thing if it wasn't my post. Haven't been getting much sleep for the last 3 weeks
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