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    Re: Great to Return To Mowing Industry

    Welcome to the forum :welcome
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    Re: A question re ride ons,,

    He has a couple more questions if anybody can help out ? cheers,,



    Thanks for the info. I have increased my budget to $5500 and am now looking at ZTR mainly Ariens Zoom 42" (Kohler Twin 22hp)...
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    Re: A question re ride ons,,

    Cheers fellas will let him know,,
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    A question re ride ons,,

    A friend on a fishing forum asked me this question,,i don't use ride ons has anybody got any advice that i can pass on to him ? cheers,,

    As you are a lawnmowing contractor I thought you might be...
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    Re: New theory

    I had one very fussy customer that never wanted to pay much and wanted top servivice with not a leaf out of place,she would ring every 6 weeks or so that seems to defeat the purpose ,it would look...
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    He might be that busy but he is mowing illegally that time of day on a public holiday.

    Last week was my busiest week ever and my Aunty was saying today her lawnmower man said the same, so some...
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    Re: Queston on Responsibilities

    I think weed spraying and so forth is for licensed pest controllers mainly,they are licensed and have access to the best chemicals, but if i do get into it a bit in the future and i have thought...
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    Re: getting into xmas spirit

    Got today to go in my biggest week of lawnmowing ever,seems most of my customers wanted to get squeezed in,i decided not to have next week off but i think i have done them all anyway,lol,it will be...
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    Re: Getting abused!

    Yep to early for that bloke, 8am/9am/10am's to early for others,,had one neighbour abused me at 1pm saying it was to early as he was alsleep after night shift.

    Actually had a bloke warn me...
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    What i hate is getting ready to cull a few PITAS and have a fresh start for 2012 and a couple good lawns cancel,been doing them a couple months to rave reviews (much better than last bloke,fantastic...
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    Same here next week will be the busiest of the year,,it will be crazy and i bet i will get plenty of calls to fit more in before then,,
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    Re: Where is the big money in the game?

    You might get a few at $30 a month,,forget about trying to get $500 upfront.
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    Re: Christmas Break

    No theres never any chance of getting xmas to new year off and if i did probally could not enjoy it knowing i have to work twice as hard to catch up a week later,lol

    Winters the best for lawnies...
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    Re: new to forum

    Welcome along i mow in Safety bay a lot i probally see you all the time, watch out for the smash and grabbers on or near Safety bay rd its been bad lately,,
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    Re: Buy an existing round or start new one?

    If would cost you more than 8 cuts ,,then theres the costs involved in mowing them 8 times its not free.

    My take is probally 90% that start there own business from scratch fail within a year where...
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    It sounds like a free tip for the public,you being a commercial enterprise you might normally have to pay but it sounds like they let you off if you take your signs off ?
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    Re: Honda brushcutter keeps stopping

    Fuel filter weight,spark plug,repair kit (Carby?),gasket rocker,air filter,connector fuel,primer bulb,workshop supplies,clean cooling fins,labours around $123

    I guess they are major services but...
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    Re: Honda brushcutter keeps stopping

    Cripes it costs me up to $250 to get a Stilh serviced,just got a bill for over $400 today for two i put in,,a weeks time they will be running like crap no doubt they hate summer (i should have...
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    Re: Quoting

    This is the best place because it gives contractors a good idea about what they should be chargeing, contractors that have taken the time to do research and visit a forum such as this would generally...
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    Re: Business tough

    Things in the West are going better this coming up to summer than they have in a long time,,i think its because a few lawnies have dropped off,it shows the importance of getting to know all the other...
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    Re: Freebies for Customers

    Thats exactly where i am at as well after the same lenght of time, i told myself it takes about 5 years to build up a good business i have fell a bit short but its a poor area around here,i think at...
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    Re: Freebies for Customers

    I helped my father on a job yesterday arvo and a couple women are going are you going to trim all the creeper on the fence by the pool(i thought they might be trying to get extra stuff done for...
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    Re: cancelations

    I was thinking about this thread today and i was thinking the main problem is that most of these are causal customers not regular ones,,nothing wrong with that in fact i have a few that ring up every...
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    Re: cancelations

    When i did a lawnmowing type course over here in the West we were told never ever ring anybody before hand its to easy for them to say no and put it off, also i would advise on some of them take your...
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    Re: Lawn Mowing $20per hour

    Well i guess potential customers see the hourly rate and think its the going rate for that area,,
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