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Things that make work easier and better

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by brucec32, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    List any tools, devices, etc that make your work day go easier and just more pleasant in general, from electrical gadgets to work machines. I came up with:

    The edgit for string trimmers
    XM/Sirius radio
  2. JosephLawnCare

    JosephLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 809

    A/c in the truck. And the yellow work tunes.
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  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I got nothin. I don't even turn the radio on in the truck let alone wear wear buds or anything like that. I do use some cheap foam plugs though. I've customized most of my equipment but it would take a whole thead just to outline it all.
  4. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,253

    Basically cutting down on the amount of trimming you have to do is the best way, this is what chews up so much of my time, so I try to get to as much as I can with the mowers first. If only the customers didnt want us to trim, just mow, blow and go, and we would be outta there in 20-25 minutes!
  5. lsylvain

    lsylvain LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 778

    This is so funny I just got on here specifically for this question figuring I would have to start a new thread. I'm going back to Solo and thinning out my accounts. But I'm planning on keeping a ton so I need every trick in the book to speed things up.
  6. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,253

    Another good thing to do is keep the routes tight, and if you have to get rid of customers that are kinda out of route, its hard to do , but if your driving out of your way to service one person, thats not worth it, or try to pick up a few of their neighbors?
  7. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    I like my employees :) I couldn't get anything done without them.

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    I would like to name a few....
    Exmark Navigator
    Truck loader
    XM/Sirius radio
    GPS Unit
    and as much as I hate the thing....my blackberry
  9. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    i would have to say truthfully, keeping the best machines and make darn sure the run at optimum.

    that and the ability to tune out working and just have fun!!!

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    my 48'' WB is such a relief to use over the old way (21'')

    music also helps

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