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  1. Re: Cox Ride On Mowers Are They Are They Still Worth Getting

    I had an older Greenfield. Built strong as are the Cox. I used to plow although slowly through 3-4ft feral properties with the Greenfield. Only had the 8hp Briggs on it as well. Worst decision I made...
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    Re: Drought affecting business?!

    Thanks all. I have a background in Warehousing and Machinery operation, as well as manufacturing. So I should be able to find some work in that industry again. Its not easy looking for work though....
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    Re: Drought affecting business?!

    Had three unit complexes to mow today pretty much next door to each other, The amount of dust and dirt that we needed to clean off the mower after was crazy, Not looking forward to seeing what the...
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    ^^^That ^^^as well as: Rubbish and Greenwaste removal $25 per trailer load. I cant even drive into the local tip for under $25, so where are these "Contractors" dumping their waste?? I know I have...
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    Re: Drought affecting business?!

    Yep same here. Im on the Northside of Brisbane.
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    Re: Drought affecting business?!

    Im hoping to hang in there. I have a minor side business doing Leatherwork. So if anyone wants, Belts, Collars, bag, wallets, etc. made up. Look up DJ's Leathercraft on Facebook. But even that...
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    Re: Drought affecting business?!

    About the same here. I actually have a few big jobs next week or the start of the following week, They will bring in a couple of thousand dollars total, but the cheap owners only want the job done...
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    Re: Drought affecting business?!

    There is a 40% chance of rain here at the end of the week. But cant see that being over land though. I have lost about 60-70% of my business this season as nothing is growing around our area.

    Im...
  9. Thread: newbie

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    Re: newbie

    Best advice Gazza.

    I still take on some horrid jobs, those horrid jobs have landed me with some good word of mouth jobs and regular clients.

    Learn to quote properly and never undercut...
  10. Thread: Tip fees

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    Re: Tip fees

    What a Nightmare the new QLD waste levy has caused. I went to my local, not even to dump anything, just to go to the local waste recycling shop with my kids. And had the gates shut on me by traffic...
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    Re: Capel Sound/ Rosebud 28/06/19

    Oxygen thieves is what they are.

    I had that happen to me a few years back, They took the gates completely off the back of my trailer. I didn't even know they could come off as I thought they were...
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    Re: I knew i was doing it wrong

    Thats talent. If only I could balance on one of those things
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    Re: Keen as Mustard

    Nearly bought a Gravely ZT SP push mower a few months back. It was near brand new and going for a good price. Was going to use it for my own yard, and as a back up to my JD SP mowers when they are...
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    Yep, I was told this buy the Manager of our local Bunnings. With Ozito, Ryobi, etc. they will only offer a 3 month warranty with some power tools using the trade card.

    I near lost a replacement...
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    Re: Superway dicamba m

    I use 5-8ml per litre on all lawns except buffalo, I use Superway chemicals all the time. I usually get it direct from the maker at Beerwah QLD
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    Re: Which top handle Chainsaw ?

    Just don't use your Bunnings Trade Card or it will down grade the warranty to 6 months. This is what my local Bunnings Manager told me a few months back when I purchased a Ryobi Brushcutter (He also...
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    Re: Longest lasting equipment.

    Picked up an original 1974 Victa side throw last year for $10 from a mower shop. Apparently it wasn't running very well and they told the original owner that it wasn't worth fixing. All it ended up...
  18. Re: What hourly Rate are contractors getting on the Sunshine Coast Queensland.

    Thats about average lately for us as well. I see atleast 2-3 new contractors with their brand new trailers and equipment and the Oldies running out the back of station wagons starting up around here...
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    Re: Which top handle Chainsaw ?

    I dont use chainsaws that often, or if I do it is only small jobs I need it for. Couldn't justify the prices of some of the electric ones though
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    Re: Which top handle Chainsaw ?

    https://www.tradetools.com/product-range/outdoor-power-equipment/chainsaws/renegade-euro2-45cc-18-bar-2-stroke-chainsaw
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    Re: Which top handle Chainsaw ?

    I picked up an 18" 45cc Renegade from Tradetools for $198. does a good job, didn't miss a beat for the 4-5hrs of use yesterday.
  22. Re: What pre-emergent for weed control in established garden beds? Including grasses?

    I myself wouldn't use Simazine. I used to use it in the pet industry making fish tank chemicals ect, and its nasty stuff. Burns your nose and eyes, even with good ventilation. Cant help you on...
  23. Re: Climbing Palms - tall palm pruning/maintenance?

    Cherry picker all the way, and add the cost in the quote. Safest way of doing the job at that height.
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    Re: Rake / Shovel

    I have never had any issues with the Cyclone rake from Bunnings, I have 2 of them they get used all the time, My last one died after about 4 years. and I finally lost a tooth on one of the ones I use...
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    Re: Invoicing and Tax

    I used to use invoice2go as well, but lost interest when their prices went up. I now use Wave invoicing: https://www.waveapps.com/invoicing It has a phone app and can also access it on the PC as...
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