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I have been doing more and more of these style of jobs since I purchased my Honda multi tool and hedging attachment and extension pole.

 

While mowing still continues to be the biggest earner,I am hopping to get more of these hedging jobs,so far around art galleries,surgeries and shopping centers.Some of the benifits include no dog poo or dog bones,much fewer 'beer cowboys' to under cut me,little waste to take away,quick payment via eft,and generally a good sense of satisfaction after you walk away from a job like this.

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 08:10 AM

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Nice job.

Yes, they are satisfying I agree.

 

"Beer Boys" Ha. Did a quote yesterday. Complete job, would have been very neat etc - $45. She says " But next door which is larger was getting theirs done for $30". Cool, they got a bargain. See ya.

 

Little sh#t of a dog nearly bit me too.


Posted 24 January 2017 - 04:26 PM

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Nice job.

Yes, they are satisfying I agree.

 

"Beer Boys" Ha. Did a quote yesterday. Complete job, would have been very neat etc - $45. She says " But next door which is larger was getting theirs done for $30". Cool, they got a bargain. See ya.

 

Little sh#t of a dog nearly bit me too.

Yes- know what you mean- more than happy to say good bye to them in those situations!.


Posted 24 January 2017 - 07:25 PM

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whenever i get the old " old mate will do it for xx amount"  i just leave a card and politly let them know when "old mate" becomes unreliable or simply stops showing up ill be happy to come back at my qouted price and leave a card with them

 

surprising how many call back a month or 2 later hahaha


Posted 25 January 2017 - 12:52 PM

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Yes have plenty of people ring back when their mowing man becomes unrealiable.

 

More than happy to get a few knock backs on the street much better than knocking my body and gear around

for no or very little gain.


Posted 25 January 2017 - 04:25 PM

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Wow man you did an outstanding job. I am wondering how much time did you spend on this job?


Posted 17 March 2018 - 01:27 AM

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Wow man you did an outstanding job. I am wondering how much time did you spend on this job?

its a regular job to keep these in that shape.The owner started it many years ago but is now quite elderly.He had other species that he had really done some amazing things too to get a refined shape-cutting particular branches out and tying rope to-pulling into shape,I ended up learning a bit from him. 


Posted 17 March 2018 - 08:02 AM

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These are the only hedges I have to look after. They were already shaped before we moved in, but staying on top of them is a full time job.

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 09:21 AM

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Good job Z - my lumbar discs are bulging just looking at the photos  :lol:


Posted 16 November 2018 - 02:55 PM

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Will finish this tomorrow after 5 days.

Pic was taken from a previous time & is only a small section of the hedge.

Kinda looks like an old fashioned ocean liner ... lol.

 

Cheers Fred.

 

Sorry, not the exact pic I wanted to show, having probs posting pics atm.


Posted 16 November 2018 - 08:16 PM

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l don't know how you keep doing them year after year Fred - kudos, you're the best l've ever seen


Posted 17 November 2018 - 11:31 AM

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5 days Fred!! - tell me you've got a couple of 20 year olds with shoulders of steel doing the high bits? - awesome job BTW

 

I had 2 jobs back to back on Friday with chest/waist high hedges and shrubs (and those dinky little topiary balls) and I was knackered at the end and muttering to myself about dropping them - good regular payers so I'll keep them but do them on different days rest of summer.


Posted 17 November 2018 - 03:32 PM

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Thanx CGAHS & Croc, I do get great job satisfaction at the end but, half way through it can be a struggle.

Bit of a mind game/roller coaster, you think your in front sometimes, behind other times.

Not sure if its the smartest decision doing this type of work long term.

I make good $ out of it which the missus likes but, if the shoulders go in a big way, she knows she's the delegated wiper  :D.

 

The machine in picture is a shindaiwa muti with a pole chainsaw attachment, with the head swapped for hedger head.

It was great but, don't think I could do it with that anymore.

I now use Stihl hla 65/85 cutters.

This is where battery gear comes into its own, the USEABILITY factor.

On a job like this, its the ultimate consideration.

 

Cheers Fred.


Posted 18 November 2018 - 07:49 AM

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Like the look of the HLA65 - pity Ego won't come on board as I really don't want to shell out for another battery system - but it probably makes better sense than the Honda Versatool if it's a tank - more research to do.

 

 

and that back harness has returned  under another brand:-

 

https://www.betontoo...hants-trunk-et2

 

expensive but think if I bought one of those I wouldn't be steering clear of so much hedge work.


Posted 18 November 2018 - 12:05 PM




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