One Job leads to Another

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deere4320

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Hi All,
I have successfully finished the brush hogging job!! I took all of the great advice from the helpful TBN members and completed the job with no problems. I arrived this morning at 8:30 ready to work. After walking through the fields several times on the weekend, i walked through again to check the condition of the field again to see how it was after the rain on sunday. There were no debris, but i was wet and kind of muddy. After 5 mins. of pacing back and forth, i decided to take the risk and go for it! I kept the FEL low. When i would get into the mud i would lock the diff. ,4WD wasn't necessary. The height of the brush was about 16 inches tall, but my 4320 with the old woods had no problem. Sadly when i was on vacation i dropped our camera and broke the lense. I was able to get a picture with my phone, but it has i a crappy camera and the picture came out really blurry so i didn't bother posting it. After i finished i drove over to the owners house to make them aware that the job was finished. The owner of the land trust farm was over at their house for lunch. I introduced myself and told Elaine (the landowner) that i was done! The owner of the land trust farm overheard what i was doing and told me how she go her Massy MF 2605 (2WD) stuck while tilling. The farm is a 20 acre vegetable farm. She asked me if i was willing to bring my tractor and work for her. I couldn't say yes fast enough. She has a large number of pto attachments that you really need a 4WD tractor to run. She was also was loading her manure spreader with a hand shovel. She said i could start not this week but next weeks on Wednesday,Thursday, and Friday!
 
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Glad the job went well for you. The title of your post is exactly right. When I started my business 30 years ago an old timer told me that 'for every good job you do it will lead to two more and for every bad job you do you will lose ten.' Keep up the good work. Sounds like you might have something steady started for the summer.

MarkV
 
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That is good news and for a job well done, I am sure. I bet, in a year or 2 you will need a helper to keep up with a growing business. Just be careful at all that you do around tractors and equipment! Ken Sweet
 
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Congatulations! I bet you cant wait to try out those PTO implements on your Deere.:thumbsup: I got 3, the tiller, brush hog, and auger. If you ever consider some PTO implements, be sure to have a tiller and auger on your list! :thumbsup:
 
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Thats one of the best ways of getting your name out there/public..good on you. :)
 
  
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deere4320

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Congatulations! I bet you cant wait to try out those PTO implements on your Deere.:thumbsup: I got 3, the tiller, brush hog, and auger. If you ever consider some PTO implements, be sure to have a tiller and auger on your list! :thumbsup:

Tiller definitely...but it would be hard to find a use for auger
 
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Man, 4320, that is alllll-right.

It's hard to stumble into new work these day. Congrats......
 

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i'd bet if u can find people getting ready to build a pole barn with 15-20 poles to set, u could make money on a auger. i did 14 or 15 holes for my neighbor. i didn't charge him, but it saved him a lot of time & work.
 

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Congratulations on your successful completion of the job and your new one; sounds as though you are well on your way.

We hired a couple of young men, sixteen years, for a couple of days work earlier this summer and we have them working every week now.
 

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When I was 16, I had to get a "work permit" from the school board for a public summer job. I did and for my Junior and Senior year summer vacations, I did construction work as a material handler. I worked side by side with the 30 and 40 yr olds and was taught a lot of good work ethic lessons. Ken Sweet
 

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When I was 16, I had to get a "work permit" from the school board for a public summer job. I did and for my Junior and Senior year summer vacations, I did construction work as a material handler. I worked side by side with the 30 and 40 yr olds and was taught a lot of good work ethic lessons. Ken Sweet

I have always preached that the most important thing a person can have is a good work ethic and the best time to develop one is while you are young. This has been really good for these kids; kept them off the streets and exposed them to some good role models working around the farm and my sons' business on the farm; lots of law enforcement and military train there.
 
  
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Congratulations on your successful completion of the job and your new one; sounds as though you are well on your way.

We hired a couple of young men, sixteen years, for a couple of days work earlier this summer and we have them working every week now.

Can they operate tractors?
 
  
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deere4320

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The Draft should have never been stopped. That taught a work ethic and made men out of boys. I see a big difference in this country since the draft was haulted.

There are others ways to teach work ethic besides the draft though.
 
 
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