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What are the most unneeded things we do as LCO's?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CharlieBingo, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. CharlieBingo

    CharlieBingo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    Balance blades, too frequent oil changes,plug changes etc, washing and waxing mowers? I'm not saying any of this is not necesary just looking to save time?
  2. betterlawn

    betterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 426

    I don't know about anyone else - but that's the kind of work I do when I have no other work to do (i.e., raining, drought, snowing, etc.) Its kind of like repainting your snow plow in the fall - nobody does it in January (I don't think)...
  3. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    I'd rather spend some time maintaining my equipment than cutting more grass because I have to buy new ones. Plus, I really like working with nice, well-maintained, dependable equipment rather than junk. Just my thoughts.
  4. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    probably not in the vein you are looking for, but IMO we hack each other and unnecessarily lower our own prices.

    As far as labor goes, mowing when it doesn't need it because we charge by the cut.

    No such thing as too much maintenance. If you are busy that will be self regulating.
  5. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    I wash my mowers at the beginning and end of the seasons. Maybe once in the middle. I think its a waste of time to do it more regulary. Just my 2 cents.
  6. ChadA

    ChadA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 521

    My thoughts exactly. I cut all day in the rain today so the mower was pretty nasy looking. Spent two hours cleaning it tonight.
    It makes you look good when your equip looks good. I know a guy with a similar mower with about ten more hours on it than mine, Hasn't cleaned it once and it looks like crap. Mine looks brand new. Sure they both cut the same. But its just nice to have good looking stuff. Take care of it and it will take care of you.
  7. rshofcols

    rshofcols LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 86

    go to work
  8. tstrong

    tstrong LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    For SOME people its post on lawnsite. :waving:
  9. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,484

    If I ever waxed a mower...someone shoot me :dizzy:
  10. MJhnson Lawn

    MJhnson Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    Wax a mower ha ha ha ha ha ha........!

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