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Michigan LCO's

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

  1. macomb-lawn

    macomb-lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    :confused: Well, ain't nothin' you can't do with Hot Glue and Duct Tape :dancing: :drinkup:
  2. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    Have you seriously ever tried to glue anything with hot glue besides macaroni noodles? That crap SUCKS. Now super glue... maybe :)

  3. Jason Pallas

    Jason Pallas LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,335

    Finally some good news. As many of you know we had one of our trucks stolen along with the trailer and the equipment that was on it. No sign of the trailer or equipment (48" Metro HP Floating deck - 3 Shindaiwa T-270 whips, 3 Redmax 7001 blowers , 1 LE 260 Shindaiwa stick edger, 6.5HP Lawnboy, lots of tools, etc). BUT WE DID GET THE TRUCK BACK - and it still had my wallet in it! No battery, 2 blown tires and an empty tank - but otherwise fine (CD changer, radio and lots of other stuff still in it). Cops found it at Philip and Evanston in Detroit.
    Since we got ripped off I've talked to about 2 dozen LCOs that have had their entire rigs (truck, trailer and equipment) stolen this year. This is really scary - it's happening everywhere from Detroit to Grosse Pointe to Westland to Shelby Twnsp. BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR STUFF!!! It's no longer a blower or trimmer that they get from you - it's your whole rig!! It's not long before these guys will just start taking the stuff at gunpoint (I talked to one LCO that did get carjacked for the whole rig last year).
    BTW - we've been chasing down this Metro HP we lost - lots of friends on the street with big ears and eyes. No luck yet - but I did come in contact with some A-hole that had lots of stolen equipment and was selling the stuff near Van Dyke and Lynch. He didn't have my stuff but he did have someone's newer Exmark 48" Lazer HP with a Vac Trac that he sold for $3000. Yeah - that wasn't stolen - Hope that wasn't anyone's here on Lawnsite. Be safe guys and WATCH YOUR STUFF. Our stuff was stolen when a guy jumped in the truck when a guy was only 25 ft away (back turned while he stick edged a driveway).
  4. macomb-lawn

    macomb-lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Not if you use the right stuff. You can't buy the stuff from KMART and expect miracles. You gotta use the industrial stuff. Hot glue rocks.

    P.S. I wish I would've had this attachment for that one job. We would have been in and out of that place in 20 minutes, seriously.
  5. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    I have extensive experience in industrial manufacturing applications, including but not limited to automotive.... and I have yet to recall one where hot glue was prominent, or even present for that matter. lol. Spray on glue, now thats another story... but it still wasnt hot. Sonic welding was gaining prominence when I left the industry, and co-injected plastics were becomming very common (i.e. the rubber grips on your toothbrush). Tell me what industry relies on hot glue, and where there is a supplier of industrial hot glue... and I MAY give it a second chance. But for the life of me I cannot think of one application that a better glue or method does not exist. The last time I remember seeing hot glue in action I was in kindergarten.

  6. macomb-lawn

    macomb-lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    :confused: :dizzy: I thought you were a lawn jockey like the rest of us :confused: Lawn jockey with a PhD in glue :confused:

    Uhm.. ok. Then I know who to call when I break something again. :waving: :drinkup:
  7. DRLawnInc

    DRLawnInc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    Well on the hot glue story... when I was in plastic injection molding we did all interior panels for the sn-95 mustangs and behind all door, side and rear windows we had to HOT glue sound deading material and the beck of each. I don't know what kind or who it was from but let me tell you what , if you screwed up when putting it on you had to trash the panel cause it was stuck for good.
  8. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    How many of you smaller operations (not you macomb) are just banking this year? I've got work booked 6-days a week, I could work 7 but I'm forcing myself to take Sunday's off! :usflag:
  9. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    Right now we are going 6 and a half days a week I call the troops in at Noon on Sundays except today we all have off...
  10. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    Certainly I am a lawn jockey, but I started out with 10 years experience in the plastics injection molding industry, 8 of which were spent doing field service work. We did mostly automotive tooling, but we did get other stuff from time to time, medical supplies, lawn chairs, garbage cans, oakley sunglasses, etc. etc.. I needed a break, so I started the lawn biz.


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