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When one thing goes wrong, everything goes wrong....

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by PicturePerfectLawns, May 1, 2014.

  1. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,478

    Stuff happens.

    I used to get pissed when something breaks, but I figured getting pissed every 5 minutes was hard on my health.
  2. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Alabama
    Messages: 5,957

    Ever weedeated a bi-weekly and couldn't see it then get face splattered that's one bad way to start the day :laugh::laugh::laugh:
  3. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Alabama
    Messages: 5,957

    After about 1300 hours I was working on my gravely everyday after working all day fixing broke parts I literally have a mass supply of everything on that mower because everything keeps breaking. Not even used it yet since I got new seals on it lol. Should have about 80% new hardware all grade 8 stuff for bolts, washers and nuts.

    You should of checked ebay first you would of saved at least 60% in cost from buying them at dealer.
  4. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    Exactly. Though never had so much go wrong so close together before.

    Though I have been letting it roll of my back.

    Thing is I bought a new Sthil FS90R, and a JD 36" WB this spring with a mulch kit and a bag for leaves in the fall. Had to borrow the $4,250 from my son to pay for it. Told him I would pay him in one full payment back by Memorial Day, then Fourth of July, now Labor Day. Though I think I will pay him August 11 on his birthday.

    Still do not have a full time schedule though I am having my best year and much better then last year. Though every time I am about $100-200 away from having the money to pay my son. Bam we're getting hit with another major bill. :laugh:

    Thank God the tires just passed inspection on the Suburban. I got me 12 months to save up and replace the racing slicks that are on the Suburban now. :drinkup:
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2014

    GARDENGATE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    YEAH SAME HERE:rolleyes:
  6. lyube

    lyube LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,597

    Makes my off day cutting grass look not so bad. I use mostly old stuff I bought off my last LCO. Walk behind, Redmax/stihl trimmers, stihl blower, etc.
  7. Tanum

    Tanum LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    Unbelievable but true: 28th of May 2014, okay here it goes.
    6 30am start;
    1st: 7am. Beavertail truck head goes in engine,I have to come back from other job (driving Toyota 4x4 (Tacoma) and 16' trailer) and drop it back to warehouse, pick up back up truck then drive to first breakdown.
    2nd: When getting taxi back to warehouse I get news that a company that we did landscpaing for has gone bang, I won't be getting the €18k for the job.
    3rd: Get back to warehouse and Toyota won't start (do get it going eventually)
    4th: Heading back out I nip into spraying job, the muppet puts round-up in sprayer instead of lawn week killer!
    5th: I head to my original job, go to pick up turf cutter from large country house on way back I hired out, owner drives out ahead of me, I stop to take a call, when I get to the exit I am locked in behind massive gates. I go to ring buzzer and see two evil guard dogs running for me.
    6th:I get back into the Toyota and wait and wait and two and a half hours later get out but only after I had to take a leak in a plastic bag, which transpired had a hole in it. Meanwhile dogs are on the bonnet trying to eat me alive. I thought they were crazy till I tried to empty the contents of the bag through the window,no luck in my panic the contents spill all over me. Toyota now has 1 million scratches.
    7th: Get back to warehouse put Toyota and trailer back in side. Park my personal hilux (different one to previous mentioned) outside when a friend pulls up, "God man you look like you are having a bad day" while standing to the rear, a car drives head on into the front of my Hilux!!!! While lying under the back I just laugh, like how bad can one day be?
    8th: I get home at 9 30pm, have a nice day? No, shower & bed. Oh btw there is no hot water!@#!@.

    I posted this already, by far it was the worst day in my professional career. I have added up the total cost as follows. New head on truck & repairs €4k, New Nissan NV400 vans €25k, repairs to lawns €15k, loss of earnings €20k, Non payment of account €18k.

    Next year and every year after I am taking the 28th of May off.
  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,360

    You need to break it down for the yanks here. A muppet is a dumazz and the bonnet is the truck hood. I have no idea what todays pound conversion rate is.
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  9. Tanum

    Tanum LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    € = Euro that is the currency of the European Union. 1 Euro is $1.36 U.S Dollars.
    £ is the symbol for pound usually accociated with the British pound sterling £1.00 is $1.71 U.S dollars.
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  10. JLC Lawn Care

    JLC Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 659

    Well another thing happened... Last week my truck tire got a nail and i had to get it patched... Today i backed the trailer over one of those spiked rakes for seeding yards and now it had a flat tire... Hopefully they can patch this one too... For some reason "nobody" left the rake laying there lol
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