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Looks like I'm a lawn mower guy

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Stormin
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 Looks like no grass will grow under your feet, Mick.

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Dan.gerous
2 hours ago, Mickwhitt said:

HI all,

 

Looks like I have fallen into being a lawn mower guy.

A local resident posted on social media he needed a mower fixing.

Turns out there are no repair shops anywhere nearby.

So I offered to have a look at it.

Mountfield self propelled, bit old and tatty but essentially sound and looked after.

Cable clamp had broken so just needs replacing. 

Charged him a fair price and he's over the moon.

Now I'm getting more calls... 

Maybe I can make a bit of pocket money at this.:tools-wrench:

Mick 

 

What have you done?! 😁

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953 nut
5 hours ago, Mickwhitt said:

Now I'm getting more calls..

Next thing you know the authorities will be calling to ask about your business license.              :hide:

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Dan.gerous
8 hours ago, 953 nut said:

Next thing you know the authorities will be calling to ask about your business license.              :hide:

Better start thinking about a business name, logos, recovery vehicle, renting a garage, employing staff, pension schemes.....

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Mickwhitt

Hey hey, slow down there! 

Before you have me on the apprentice shouldn't I show there's a business in there lol.

We don't have business permits or licensing over here, but insurance might be necessary in case someone loses a foot to me fitting a new grass box. 

Going to just test the water and see if there's a need for my work.

If not I'm not worried about it, all my tools are for my hobby anyways.

Thinking of offering a hibernation package to put the mower away for the winter, clean and dry, ready to start first time in spring.

Mick 

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Mickwhitt

Well, another orphan mower turned up today. Guy just walking past said he'd heard I was tinkering with petrol mowers.

He'd just bought a new one and said I could pick up the old one.

It runs but the rear roller adjuster is damaged, a pretty quick fix. So i will do it up and sell it on.

By the way, replacement engine for the hyundai mower is £165 so I'm going to order one and fit it. The deck is like new so I will have a very smart new mower.

Mick 

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Stormin

From little acorns oak trees grow. ;)

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Dan.gerous
8 hours ago, Mickwhitt said:

Hey hey, slow down there! 

Before you have me on the apprentice shouldn't I show there's a business in there lol.

We don't have business permits or licensing over here, but insurance might be necessary in case someone loses a foot to me fitting a new grass box. 

Going to just test the water and see if there's a need for my work.

If not I'm not worried about it, all my tools are for my hobby anyways.

Thinking of offering a hibernation package to put the mower away for the winter, clean and dry, ready to start first time in spring.

Mick 

The hibernation package sounds like something that you could easily sell, such a good idea for often neglected machinery.

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