Some ideas I had.. Are they good or are they stupid?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by FredMaxwell, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. FredMaxwell

    FredMaxwell LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 13

    I am a new guy over here but I have a couple of interesting ideas.

    1. I have two gas tanks in my truck. I plan to use one to carry lawn mower gasonline.. It that a bad idea? I figure I will pump it out of there through an inline filter and I can check the level with the switch inside of the cab there. (I have to get my own pump since my truck is older and there is no electric fuel pump inside the tank there)

    2. I have kidney trouble and plan to drink water while mowing. I don't want to have my customer seeing me stop to piss so I figure I will drill a hole in the floorboard on the passenger side and always park over grass so I can piss anytime I care to without becoming arrested.

    3. If my mower doesn't want to cut the grass, say it's too tall for example, can I put it in neutral and make someone pull me along behind the truck.. I mean will it cut better in that it's not having to move itself along?

    4. If I go door knocking in a ritzy style area driving a fine automobile and wearing a well made suit and tie, get the job and then return in a hawaiian shirt - shorts - a 1983 chevy - with a four year old mower, will they become mad and angry with me?

    5. Should I relocate once I establish a client base... Is it as bad of an idea as I think it is or will it help to be able to say "I've been cutting for ____ time and here are some references" I ask this because this godforsaken state full of ignorant and hostile idiots doesn't have cutting all year around and one winter working outside was enough for this guy.
  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Yes all those ideas are very very good ones,you go ahead and get to them,very very good ideas every one will work just fine.
  3. pagefault

    pagefault LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    1. Get gas cans.
    2. Get a big water jug and label it clearly so you don't ever drink from it.
    3. Won't work.
    4. Wear a clean work uniform when you knock on doors and when you work.
    5. Relocate before you start.
  4. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 963

    Sounds like a plan to me!
  5. betterlawn

    betterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 426

    The scariest posts are the ones when you can't really tell if they're serious or not... He had me until the "pulling the mower with the truck" thing... Everything sounds like something that has been seriously discussed before. ;)
  6. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    pagefault your on the wrong page.
  7. fel

    fel LawnSite Member
    from Jax Fl
    Messages: 34

    Great reply Marko, LMAO!!!
  8. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 743

    What about this, when your takin a piss have the customer come out and sharpen the blades for you so they dont see you.
  9. pagefault

    pagefault LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    Yeah, but it's in the newbie area, so I thought I'd post a serious answer anyway. Only took 14 seconds of my time...
  10. FredMaxwell

    FredMaxwell LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 13

    I may be an odd character over here but of course I was serious.
    Why would I not be?

    When I'm out cutting a larger lot and my mower won't cut with me on it, why would it not help to pull it along with the truck?
    Doesn't the mower use some of the power from the motor to move itself along?

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