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    Quote Originally Posted by joeymoey View Post
    It kills me! I love having a chat with clients, but when they want to waffle on for half an hour I just want to head to the next job.
    Welcome back Joey, how was the army? & hows the truck going ?
    Hope Ive got the right guy ? ...........

    Cheers Fred.

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    Fred! great to be back, just crappy circumstances (old man who was running the business had a fatal heart attack at 60)
    I'm still full time in the Army, looking at my options for getting out and becoming a free man
    Got married in the meantime, how are you mate?

    Truck is going well, just looking at trailer options atm.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fred's mowing View Post
    Welcome back Joey, how was the army? & hows the truck going ?
    Hope Ive got the right guy ? ...........

    Cheers Fred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeymoey View Post
    Fred! great to be back, just crappy circumstances (old man who was running the business had a fatal heart attack at 60)
    I'm still full time in the Army, looking at my options for getting out and becoming a free man
    Got married in the meantime, how are you mate?

    Truck is going well, just looking at trailer options atm.
    Hi Joey, Im doing fine but, very sad to hear about your dad.
    Hope your transition out of the army, back to the gardening game goes well.

    Thought the truck idea was to get away from the trailer ? traffic congestion is the worst Ive ever seen!

    Cheers Fred.

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    Just a warning to others
    On another site that there has been a discussion about the Bunnings Trade Card and apparently if you use it when buying something that is non commercial they can and do deny warranty because using the card implies that it's been bought for trade use ie: Ozito power tools are warranted for DIY use only so if you scan your card you will lose your warranty, note you may also get no or very little discount on this product
    Anything Ian says may or may not be garbage, it may also be his own opinion or it may not be his opinion at all, it may just be something he felt like stating anyone following his advice does so at their own risk and may be doing something Ian would actually advise against.
    And if you don't like what Ian has to say use the ignore function if you don't know how ask i will gladly tell you

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    Turned up to do a lawn at a rental and the tenants have left and taken their dog with them The tenants weren't great they were ok but the dog was great I'm going to miss him
    Anything Ian says may or may not be garbage, it may also be his own opinion or it may not be his opinion at all, it may just be something he felt like stating anyone following his advice does so at their own risk and may be doing something Ian would actually advise against.
    And if you don't like what Ian has to say use the ignore function if you don't know how ask i will gladly tell you

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    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 warranty on my last Ryobi Brushcutter because of it. But they allowed the replacement warranty on it due to not many of the staff at the time of purchase knowing that the warranty not applying with the trade card.

    All staff in our local area have all now been trained in the correct procedures in regards to what is and what isn't covered whilst using the trade card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djkgrounds View Post
    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 warranty on my last Ryobi Brushcutter because of it. But they allowed the replacement warranty on it due to not many of the staff at the time of purchase knowing that the warranty not applying with the trade card.

    All staff in our local area have all now been trained in the correct procedures in regards to what is and what isn't covered whilst using the trade card.
    If you paid for it with a gold/platinum credit card, you might have extended warranty (1 yr extra usually) insurance as a 'complimentary benefit of your card'.
    Worth reading the fine print of what your bank offers. .... Got me 'out of jail' when a 2wk old brushcutter seized and it was blamed on me using wrong fuel.....

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    Wearing a peaked cap which restricts your vision above eye level and consequently walking into a tree branch while mowing around it, banging my head. What's worse? Doing it again because I forgot the last occasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankitup View Post
    Wearing a peaked cap which restricts your vision above eye level and consequently walking into a tree branch while mowing around it, banging my head. What's worse? Doing it again because I forgot the last occasion.
    It now deserves a free prune to stop it happening again
    Anything Ian says may or may not be garbage, it may also be his own opinion or it may not be his opinion at all, it may just be something he felt like stating anyone following his advice does so at their own risk and may be doing something Ian would actually advise against.
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    Can't do that. It's the first major branch (about 5 inches thick) of a Peppermint tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kakegc View Post
    Was enjoying a slow/late start to the day, when I heard a contractor slashing the high grass on the front of the empty rental next door. My wife's car & our caravan in our driveway, right alongside of where he was working To make matters worse, there are stones & gum-nuts under the high grass! Flew outside in my slippers, but it was too late! Grass & crap all over the wife's car. Ripped him a new arsehole, but the damage was done! Sad thing is that he thought what he was doing was OK Washed the car, but the stone chips don't wash off! Doesn't anyone knock on the neighbor's door before they slash high grass next to cars anymore? All he had to do was start out the back & I would have heard him & moved the car. Don't even get me started on technique, once around the outside with the mower, before you whip high grass! Or, doesn't anyone do that anymore either? He even stuck his whip into the weeds growing in the gravel driveway, stones flying everywhere. Really, really peeved!
    Same thing happened at the Bunnings car park at Parafield on Monday this week! A contractor slashing weeds put a whip into the ground right next to parked cars & covered them in all kinds of debris! Geez! How hard is it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kakegc View Post
    Same thing happened at the Bunnings car park at Parafield on Monday this week! A contractor slashing weeds put a whip into the ground right next to parked cars & covered them in all kinds of debris! Geez! How hard is it!
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    Mowing and Edging $20 per hour

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macka View Post
    Mowing and Edging $20 per hour
    ^^^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 seen a lot of dumped stuff in local bush lands lately with the new QLD dumping rules
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