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Rob_In_MO

Rob_In_MO

Age : 45
Location : Park Hills, MO
Registration date : 2011-01-19

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PostSubject: Been one heck of a summer for me   Been one heck of a summer for me EmptyMon Sep 07, 2015 6:30 pm

Well all, it's been one hell of a spring/summer for me.  Many of you know I got into the lawn care business a while back, and have been working on growing the business.  

Luckily i've been roughly doubling the amount of business I have each year, and this year was no exception.  I actually had to cut back to 3 days a week at the store for a while, and just now am only back to 4-days a week. Granted I try to take off Sundays so I have at least 1 day a week off, but even that doesn't always work. I haven't even been flying my RC Planes very much this year as a result of mowing & working at the store.

I added a 42" Zero-Turn mower to my fleet this spring, and it's made the biggest difference of all.  My father also gave me a 12' tilt trailer, I only had to replace the wood decking on it.

Now that it has finally quit raining here and the grass has slowed down, I now have more time available.

(some of you also know I took an intentional break from BoB for another reason, but that was stupid of me and somewhat childish - but all I can do is try to make things right from here on out)

While it's only a 42" Z-turn, it's the perfect size for what I  do - which is small to med. residential work.
For the technically curious, Big Dog mowers are made by Excell corp - the same company that makes Hustler mowers.  Same frame, same deck, same engine, just not all of the bells & whistles. A more familiar comparison would be like a Ford Expedition & a Lincoln Navigator.

Hey - we all had to start somewhere.  Cool


Been one heck of a summer for me Big_do11
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PostSubject: Re: Been one heck of a summer for me   Been one heck of a summer for me EmptyMon Sep 07, 2015 6:37 pm

Great to see ya Rob! It's been a while, but sounds like your business is really picking up. Just keep your toes out from under the mower, and your fingers out of the props in the planes... albino

One of these days maybe Harlock will pay us a visit again. Dude's been off the grid for years now. scratch

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Rob_In_MO

Rob_In_MO

Age : 45
Location : Park Hills, MO
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PostSubject: Re: Been one heck of a summer for me   Been one heck of a summer for me EmptyMon Sep 07, 2015 6:48 pm

MisterE wrote:
One of these days maybe Harlock will pay us a visit again. Dude's been off the grid for years now. scratch

Yeah, no doubt! I just looked him up in the membership. Hard to believe he's been gone that long.
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DrumsAndBeer

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Age : 46
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

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PostSubject: Re: Been one heck of a summer for me   Been one heck of a summer for me EmptyMon Sep 07, 2015 7:38 pm

Hey Rob,

Good to see you back around these parts. Cool

Congrats to you on your fruitful business..
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Age : 66
Location : Arid-zona
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PostSubject: Re: Been one heck of a summer for me   Been one heck of a summer for me EmptyMon Sep 07, 2015 7:50 pm

Always good to see one of the gang return to the fold. And very pleased to hear you're thriving in the new biz.

Missed ya Rob, ya big galoot. Now c'mere and gimme a big hug...



Cheers,

RR

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Rob_In_MO

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PostSubject: Re: Been one heck of a summer for me   Been one heck of a summer for me EmptyMon Sep 07, 2015 7:55 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Missed ya Rob, ya big galoot. Now c'mere and gimme a big hug...


Been one heck of a summer for me Albund10
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Briar Spirit

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PostSubject: Re: Been one heck of a summer for me   Been one heck of a summer for me EmptyTue Sep 08, 2015 3:09 am

This is so AWESOME, both Rob & Kyle are back, man I think I'm gonna cry with joy. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Been one heck of a summer for me   Been one heck of a summer for me EmptyTue Sep 08, 2015 7:11 am

Briar Spirit wrote:
This is so AWESOME, both Rob & Kyle are back, man I think I'm gonna cry with joy. Smile

Now don't go getting all emotional, Kirk. Laughing

Good to talk with you too, Sir!
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PostSubject: Re: Been one heck of a summer for me   Been one heck of a summer for me EmptyTue Sep 08, 2015 8:42 am

Rob_In_MO wrote:


Now don't go getting all emotional, Kirk. Laughing

Good to talk with you too, Sir!


Can't promise anything Buddy but I'll sure try... Smile
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Dutch

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PostSubject: Re: Been one heck of a summer for me   Been one heck of a summer for me EmptyTue Sep 08, 2015 5:24 pm

Great to see you back Rob! When you find time, come post up in the music forum again too!
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PostSubject: Re: Been one heck of a summer for me   Been one heck of a summer for me EmptyTue Sep 08, 2015 7:22 pm

Dutch wrote:
Great to see you back Rob! When you find time, come post up in the music forum again too!  

Will do, Sir.
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George Kaplan

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PostSubject: Re: Been one heck of a summer for me   Been one heck of a summer for me EmptyTue Sep 08, 2015 8:07 pm

You mean the "What is Dutch listening to" thread?
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PostSubject: Re: Been one heck of a summer for me   Been one heck of a summer for me EmptyTue Sep 08, 2015 8:44 pm

George Kaplan wrote:
You mean the "What is Dutch listening to" thread?


This........

is true!

But I'm diggin' on it all the same!

cheers



Cheers,

RR

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Dutch

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PostSubject: Re: Been one heck of a summer for me   Been one heck of a summer for me EmptyWed Sep 09, 2015 4:11 am

George Kaplan wrote:
You mean the "What is Dutch listening to" thread?

George, doesn't the music selection encourage you to post more often? I could use some new suggestions myself! Laughing

You were on a roll with Lake Street Dive! Cool
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AJ

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PostSubject: Re: Been one heck of a summer for me   Been one heck of a summer for me EmptyWed Sep 09, 2015 4:19 pm

Good to see you posting again Rob. Glad your business is taking off and I like the looks of your mower. How many times have you popped a wheely? Oh, how about taking the time to fly your RC planes and post some videos. I've really missed watching them. Smile

AJ
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PostSubject: Re: Been one heck of a summer for me   Been one heck of a summer for me EmptyWed Sep 09, 2015 4:50 pm

Will do, Ajn.

Surprisingly that Z-turn is very stable and you really have to try to wheelie.  With the low center of gravity and wide stance it does great on hills and slopes - much better than a standard riding mower.

As far as videos, I need to get  another camera but it's on my to-do list.
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PostSubject: Re: Been one heck of a summer for me   Been one heck of a summer for me EmptyWed Sep 09, 2015 5:14 pm

Rob_In_MO wrote:
Will do, Ajn.

Surprisingly that Z-turn is very stable and you really have to try to wheelie.  With the low center of gravity and wide stance it does great on hills and slopes - much better than a standard riding mower.

As far as videos, I need to get  another camera but it's on my to-do list.

Thanks Rob. I'll be on the lookout. Smile

AJ
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Been one heck of a summer for me   Been one heck of a summer for me EmptyWed Sep 09, 2015 6:44 pm

Always cool to get a new toy for the jobs!!

Congratulations on a fine tax write off, and sound investment in your business......
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PostSubject: Re: Been one heck of a summer for me   Been one heck of a summer for me EmptyWed Sep 09, 2015 7:26 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:
Always cool to get a new toy for the jobs!!

Congratulations on a fine tax write off, and sound investment in your business......

Yes Sir.  This has made the single largest difference for me.  Before this, the largest mower I had (I still have it actually) is 30" Walkbehind mower. I still use it for a few lawns with  fenced in backyards which only have 36" gates.  No way to get anything much larger in and out, so it has it's place too.



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