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    Re: How long can we do this work?

    If it actually comes to fruition I'll post a pic of the bus so you recognise us....:)
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    Re: How long can we do this work?

    I'm with you DavidS, sold my business 3 weeks ago, just finished the handover, and heading off to Alice Springs in a couple of weeks to do a bit of tour guiding (a previous occupation) until the wife...
  3. Thread: Wont start

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    Re: Wont start

    I had to replace the solenoid on my Ariens (Kohler engine) a while back....it was doing similar apart from the rocking. Turn the key.....nothing.....do that a few times then it turned over and...
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    Re: Time to move on

    I'm heading back up to Alice Springs for a few months to do some tour guiding to keep the money coming in while Deb sells the cafe. Then she's heading to Italy and Uruquay to see her family who she...
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    Time to move on

    I've decided it's time for me to move on. The wife has her cafe on the market and with the lack of rain and consequent lack of work I've decided to move on to something else. My business is in the...
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    Re: Buying/Selling a customer

    Bb1's point is good though. When you buy customers you get them on the understanding that the quote stands. I got some that were underpriced, and some that were overpriced. On average it was about...
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    Re: Buying/Selling a customer

    When I bought my round the customers were valued at $8000 for 41 customers....in round figures, $200 each....with a cut value of around $2000. I had individual customer prices ranging from $25 to...
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    Re: Anyone had a bung knee?

    Had bad knees for years. Had my first arthroscopy in my left knee in 1993 and it's still pretty good. Had one in my right knee in 1997 and they did a crap job. Had it redone in 2000 and then 6 weeks...
  9. Thread: Gravely ZTR

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    Re: Gravely ZTR

    I've got an Ariens ZoomXL 42 which I understand is a Gravelly with different badges. I'm very happy with it however any searches I did for the ZT34 came up with pressed decks, mine has a fabricated...
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    Re: just a whinge !!!

    I have a real estate (my only one) with a $25 mow (handkerchief sized unit lawn) and they got three invoices behind. One day I printed them all out walked in, laid them on the desk and said "If I was...
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    Sticky: Re: hows the weather

    60mm in the end, hopefully we'll get a follow up this weekend
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    Re: What plants for here?

    Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'll let you know what happens when I do it next week......depends what I can source locally as well.
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    What plants for here?

    One of my clients want me "fix that up". He wants the middle shrub out but the rest is up to me. Anyone have any suggestions. I was looking at leaving the two bushes at the side since they have...
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    Sticky: Re: hows the weather

    About 30mm here, hopefully we'll get some more out of this system......most of that will have just disappeared down the cracks in the soil....:).
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    Re: Hints for Keeping clients on two-weekly mows??

    I got a couple of "when I call you types". It got to the stage with a couple of them that I gave them a choice, let me decide when it needs a mow or go on an hourly rate. One of them asked how much...
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    Sticky: Re: hows the weather

    Starting to feel like I'm back in the Alice.......forecast since June has been fine and warm to hot. In Alice the forecast from Oct to April is "fine and warm to hot with a possible afternoon shower...
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    Well it seems to be worked out. The shop couldn't replicate the problem....until they put it on a trailer and bounced around the block over some bumps. From what they can work out bouncing around on...
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    Problem with going to the manufacturer is.....which one, the mower manufacturer or the engine manufacturer. There's an invisible line through the middle.....on one side is Ariens and the other is...
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    I bought a brand new Ariens 42" ZTR 18 months ago. As mower it's great but a couple of months after I bought it it started being intermittently hard to start....it floods, starts on one cylinder and...
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    Re: trailer decisions

    Good choice mate.
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    Sticky: Re: hows the weather

    Apparently people have also been nicking stuff off the firetrucks as well.

    As far as weather goes.....as well as needing rain for the fires, I need rain here too.....badly. It's almost slower than...
  22. Re: I've got six grand in my hand and want a zero turn!

    I bought a mulch kit for mine when I bought it.....lasted about 4 days and I took everything off except the plug on the out chute.....was too easy for everything to clog up if the grass was even...
  23. Thread: Jokes R Us

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    Re: Jokes R Us

    Woman:
    Do you drink beer?

    Man: Yes
    Woman:
    How many beers a day?

    Man:
    Usually about 3
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    Re: Pressure cleaner purchase

    The concrete contractor over the road from me bought a pressure cleaner from eBay (can't remember how much but it was pretty cheap) with a Honda motor. He uses it a lot and he's very happy with it.
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    Re: trailer decisions

    If I was in the market for a new trailer, I'd definitely go the 8x5 tandem with brakes, and probably galvanised as well (I live near the sea). Tandems tend to ride flatter and be more stable......I...
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