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    Re: It Pays To Have Good Equipment Insurance

    Complete new transaxle, then complete hydraulic flush, new filters etc - there is 2-3 hundred dollars of oil alone. I would say repair bill getting up towards 8-10 grand.
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    It Pays To Have Good Equipment Insurance

    I own a Ventrac and operate on Sunshine Coast. Some weeks ago I reversed into a palm tree and hit the truck with one of the dual wheels. Looking down at contact area noticed oil coming from rear...
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    Re: Drought affecting business?!

    I haven't turned a wheel in the last six weeks - very dry here on Sunshine Coast and hardly no rain. Poor guys who have financial commitments etc.
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    Re: tool / blade sharpener

    I have a Magna Matic complete with balancer. Best bit of kit I could have. Saved me lots $ in replacing blades or outsourcing the sharpening. I am talking for a ride on which has 3 blades, I get at...
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    Re: registration for ride ons??

    In QLD you need conditional rego on any ride on / small tractor if you unload on the road or mow the verge out the front of your client's property. Not a joke or the case of it doesn't matter - a...
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    Re: 15% GST proposal, good, bad or is it a non issue?

    You are so right - end user pays - but that includes the "beer money Bobs" who plague our industry. It catches the cash economy and everyone pays, and those doing the right thing by being registered...
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    Paying $163.95 for rego for ride on mower / lawn tractor in QLD. A cobber of mine got pinched by the law, unloading his ride on on the road and driving onto the property. That day apparently, coppers...
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    I love my workplace.

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    Mount Ninderry, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Mowing and slashing where large wheeled tractors won't operate.
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    Re: kubota zg 227 ztr

    I have a Kubota ZG222 - 20hp petrol / zero steer / 48 inch deck. All I can say is absolutely brilliant - other than blade replacements / sharpens and oil & filters - no probs in 2 yrs of ownership. ...
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    Re: Charging re, travel etc

    A bit of a different "kettle of fish" - acreage mowing & slashing, but to cover my travelling, I have calculated out the cost to run my truck & tandem trailer, over a year, based on true operating...
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    Re: Bosch Keo 10.8V Rechargeable Pruning Saw

    I liked mine so much and found it so handy, I went out and bought the battery trimmer with the three attachments for trimming and shaping shrubs. Another great piece of kit.
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    Re: leaflet longevity

    I am still getting calls from the brochures and fridge magnets put out 10 - 12 months ago. I make a point of asking where the customer got my details from, and 90% say they have my magnet on the...
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    Re: Whadda you think of this for a plan?

    The other point to consider is that the work pattern is quite different from domestic / smaller area mowing. Come winter time, as we all know, stuff stops growing, and that is where your work stops...
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    Re: Work Pics! Show off ya good/bad!

    Beautiful job - looks great.
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    Re: Whadda you think of this for a plan?

    I concur with the last post - try them all out first, and a good try out not just two quick runs. I got into acreage mowing over a year ago - hard slog to build up a good customer base and I have...
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    Re: oregon blade grinder

    Got mine direct from Magna Matic in the states - cost landed incl freight &gst -= $1300. Decision to buy one was made when local machinery dealer charged me $150 plus gst to sharpen & balance 3...
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    Re: oregon blade grinder

    Try looking at www:magna-matic.com. I have just purchased a magnamatic 9000 and am saving heaps on blade re sharpening for ride on.
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    Re: Jim's Mowing Operator Found

    I spend most of my time mowing and slashing steep acreage properties in un-populated areas on the Sunshine Coast. I give my wife ( the Minister of War & Finance) my list for the day and how long...
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    Grassmaster Acreage Mowing & Slashing

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    Servicing Queensland Sunshine Coast. (Located at Dulong)

    Acreage Mowing & Slashing. Slope Mowing & Slashing with our special Ventrac All Terrain Machine.

    Reclaim your property without...
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    Re: thing that make me laugh

    Got asked to do a quote on a small rear part of a steep block. Caller said property occupier could'nt afford much - (danger signs already) - anyway went to quote. Steep is hardly a word - could not...
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    Re: Echo PB2455 Blower Fuel ratio

    Been using one for many years - 25:1. New models are definitely 50:1. Echo dealer advised - if using synthetic 2 stroke oil, then 50:1 okay in new ones, but if a mineral oil then 25:1 even on the new...
  22. Thread: Which Ute to buy

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    Re: Which Ute to buy

    I use low range 4x4 for reversing up slopes - does being in 2wd make a difference?
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    Re: Which Ute to buy

    Just a "heads up" re buying a ute for towing. I have a 97 Ford Ranger ( beautiful truck to drive) but unfortunately while reversing my trailer up a small slope, ran out of clutch pressure and pedal...
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    Re: Trailer Signage for Newbies

    Your signage is certainly eye catching Gary. Looks absolutely professional. Well done mate. GAMS
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    Re: Trailer Signage for Newbies

    7026702770287029I am a great believer in vehicle signage - reflects a degree of professionalism. I also like the calls originating from being spotted on the highway which equates to $ - and that's...
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