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Michigan LCO's

Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by tiedeman, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. scraper69

    scraper69 LawnSite Senior Member
    from mi
    Messages: 477

    possbly 2-3" still too early to tell.
  2. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    I gotta tell you, I've had nothing but problems with mine. Heated handle bars didn't work. Blown fuse. Then the shute control that locks it in so you don't have to hold the handle broke. Headlights blew out, and then finally overheated and melted the plastic housing around the headlight. I had problems with the engine quitting on me several times. I wore through the shoes and scrape plate after 3 snowfalls. For as much as I paid, I wish I hadn't.
  3. amar

    amar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    Toro Snow Comander

    Faster Lighter Cheaper

    I never understood the two stage blowers. Unless you live where it snows deep snow alot.

    Demo one they drag you along jogging speed if the surface is smooth. I have two Comander's and one 3650. The Comander stays on course the 3650 you kind of have to man handle.
  4. cgrappler135

    cgrappler135 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 193

    just watched the news looks like they are saying 1-2 thurs. and maybe less than an inch on friday thats for metro but who knows. need it though $700 truck payment coming up fast again, with seems like no work.
  5. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    I'm not going to start anything but the majority of us work snow.The people who are new to the biz are easy to pick out because they are hurting for money.Snow is not guaranteed to happen so you need to have other means of money.We are doing mulch jobs already (until this past Saturdays storm) and doing clean ups and I have a part time job when we have no work.This is a rough snow season for sure but you must learn to adapt...
  6. amar

    amar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    I was almost lynched when I told my employees we were going to do some cleanup's. All they want to do is sit on unemployment and only do snow removal. It kind of pisses me off. They get paid well in the summer up to $12 an hour for cutting grass thats $18 on overtime which can be over 20 hours a week of OT. I pay for there nextel's $70 mo each. 1000 min peek and one of my ding dongs still goes over on his minute's and expects me to pay. I caught this "ding dong" scamming unemployment (ME) by not claiming any wages. For every $1 I pay him he looses $.5 of unemployment. He got 10 weeks at full benefits. Three of which he was working 50 hour weeks. UIA was sent his earnings by me they are so unorganized it was entered on week 12. Government agency's suck. They are so under staffed / some of the employees are brain dead.

  7. scraper69

    scraper69 LawnSite Senior Member
    from mi
    Messages: 477

    This is so true.. you just gotta learn to manage and go with the flow.:cool:
  8. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    Mine does'nt have the heated handles, been great so far, But we probably don't use it as much as most people do.
  9. cgrappler135

    cgrappler135 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 193

    camland hope that wasn't geared towards me about running out of money, just got back from a 10 day cruise and spent more than expected so it would be nice to make some $$ before another truck payment goes by with barely using it. so as far as thinking i'm new, think again just new to this site. also my customers would be pissed if i started doing their mulch in feb.
  10. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    Camlands comment wasnt geared towards anyone. so chill out man. Everyone does stuff different I guess, to each their own.

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