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Please review my product selling at WW Grainger for fall cleanups

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by slapon, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,192

    Most of us have seen the website too. The advice was to change it to HTML vs Flash so search engines can index it better.
  2. slapon

    slapon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    For those of you interested, I have a link on the www.slapon.net website that links to the compostable bag company that I am partnering with. It is at the bottom, right hand corner of the Home page. Compostable bags are different than the plastic bags in that the compostable bags are biodegradable and will turn back to the earth from which they came.
  3. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    Don't worry. Someone will come along soon enough to b!tch about THAT too.

    Some people can't be pleased. ;)

    Also, I hate you. I was raking debris into a round can the other day and wished I had a can with flat sides. You're gonna end up costing me money! LOL
  4. slapon

    slapon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    Good hearing you again. Hope all is well. Regarding your first point, all I can do is try. Regarding your second point, what are you waiting for? Time to put down the money. Honestly, I am hoping that those that buy the product share their experience with others on this forum, where I am hoping their experience is positive. Take care, Eric
  5. slapon

    slapon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    Oaknut, I hope you know I was kidding regarding having you buy the Slap-on attachment. I have thought about it a long while and realize what I was trying to communicate may not have gone over the way I intended, so I apologize if that is the case. I would be honored if you or anyone were to buy the Slap-on attachment, but in no way would I expect anyone to do so. Anyway, thanks for your contributions to this thread and hope things are going well. Sincerely, Eric
  6. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    Funny you should post! I was just thinking that you should be bumping this thread since it's "leaf time".

    No problem - I didn't take it the wrong way at all.

    Another funny thing - I was going to suggest (unless I already have and forgot) that you consider an attachment that goes on the "ground side" that acts as a "dust pan", or "funnel" to allow faster/easier loading of leaves into the can.
    Then tonight in Lowes, I saw a new trash can with a "dust pan" lip. The lip snaps on/off and can be used to secure a trash bag - although, it doesn't secure it to the "top" as your device does.
    It was $20, but only 33 gal. in size.
  7. kawasaki guy

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  8. slapon

    slapon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    I know the product well. It is the "Trashpan". I actually spoke with the owner of the company. I shipped him my product and he shipped me his for each of us to examine. He liked my product a lot and it works really well on his container. His product has the same problem you will have with any container that has a can liner. The liner collapses inside of the container without the Slap-on attachment. He introduced my product as an accessory to his with Lowes, but they were unwilling at this time to carry it. Thanks for getting back with me.--Eric
  9. slapon

    slapon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    I know what you mean, and I may actually end up making a Slap-on attachment for round receptacles one day, but square receptacles have so many natural advantages over round receptacles if you are intent on setting the container on its side to be used as a collection bin. With a round receptacle, only a small part of the receptacle opening lies flat with the ground, which makes it more difficult to sweep or rake debris into it. That is why dustpans are made flat and not round. These receptacles being sold at Grainger have a 23 1/2" square opening, which is the perfect size to rake debris into. These are quality, commercial grade containers, similar in durability to the Brute receptacles sold by Rubbermaid. You may give it a try and see if you like the square receptacle.
  10. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    Personally I can't see myself using the Slap-on device.

    However, it does look to me like one of the more useful leaf bagging aids...better than all these funnels and plastic hands and such. I appreciate that the product literature does not hype it up to be something it isn't the way some products do, and I also think that "Mr. Slapon" is presenting both his product and himself very well here, taking questions and criticism without getting all personal about it.

    I can see myself recommending this as a leaf cleanup solution to those I know that do their leaves themselves without much for powered equipment, and will do so should the opportunity arise. Usually I wouldn't do that without trying it myself, but it seems to present a relatively cost effective and simple solution for those "self baggers".

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