Greetings to all. I am new to LS. after lurking for a year, I dropped a couple of replys to things that I have strong opinions on (saftey issuses), but I forgot to introduce myself properly with due respect to long time members. My name is Rick (the fireman) and my biz is in Tampa, Fl. I have been an LCO for over 10yrs. and while my lawn biz is a sideline, I take it very seriously. I am neither a scrub (as my biz has to be legit) nor am I soley dependent on my small biz. Either way I own a small biz and share many of the same concerns as the rest of you. I have enjoyed advice from all the old guys, been impressed with the patience with the upstarts remedial questions, and have found the different viewpoints interesting. I look forward to lively debates and will never hold back on any input, especially where safety is concerned. I hope I will be welcomed into the Lawnsite community. Rick IAFF local 2294 Tampa, Fl. Hurricane Capital Of The Universe.