Remember When?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SR Landscaping, Feb 26, 2003.

  1. SR Landscaping

    SR Landscaping LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 49

    Bobcats were about the only Machine?
    And they were ORANGE!
    Gas powered Hedge trimmers weighed a ton?
    So we all had Little Wonder Electrics, and a long orange extension cord with alot of black electical tape on it from our mistakes and splices!
    When you thought a 5HP Ground Blower was POWERFUL?
    1000.00 a week was GREAT MONEY?
    5.00 an hour was great pay for our laborers?
    Briggs&Stratton made the best engines?
    Having to use PAYPHONES?
    Especially when your BEEPER went off!
    When your Wife and/or Girlfreind thought you were NUTS for spending over 1000.00 on a Mower, you had to WALK BEHIND?
    When that FIRST BIG check came in?
    That great Spring Smell the first day LAST YEAR?
    Well its almost that time again! Lets go out and have a Great Season, be safe and be HAPPY:blob3:
    AND! Lets take it easy on these YOUNG GUNS. They don't know what they missed out on.;)
  2. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Those are some really good memories. I was hoping for a break between snow and spring cleanups but it doesn't look like I will get much of one.

  3. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    May They return SOON.
  4. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,143

    Man I'm pumped now! :blob4: :blob3: :blob1:

    Half that stuff probably still exists to some people.

    Remember the chain zero turns from Pro Star?
  5. SR Landscaping

    SR Landscaping LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 49

    I don't remember the pro-star, I had a zero turn with chains called a Mowin-machine.
  6. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    Don't remember most of those things. How much was gas back them?
  7. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,847

    you guys are showing your age. :bday:
  8. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    I used one of those orange Bobcats when I worked for my father, I took off the tip of my middle finger with a Little Wonder electric trimmer and I still have a 5hp blower that I use around the yard where I park.

    Now all my mowers are red and hydro, trimmers are gas powered extended reach units and I wouldn't waste my time putting a 5 hp blower in my trailer unless it has shoulder straps.
  9. djsmokin

    djsmokin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    I am way too old. I remember push reel mowers(no engine) with grass catchers, 23 cent gasoline and 20 cent packs of smokes. Oh yeah, $1900 new pickup trucks too.
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Shoot, what's a beeper? If that's a memory then you are a youngin'. I remember when we got a TV for the first time, when we got our first color TV and first cable TV. Electric trimmer, what's that? We used to only have those hand grass trimmers. A lot of houses went untrimmed in those days. When I was real young we had a party line telephone. All of the phones were black and you left them behind when you moved out of the house. When we moved up in the world we had to dial 5 numbers to make a local phone call. Now we have to dial 10. Toys were either made of metal or wood. Propeller driven aircraft ruled the skies. When I went to elementary school we practiced the nuclear weapons drill where you got under you desk, stuck your head between your legs and kissed you butt goodbye.

    I could go on and on.

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