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#31 Nascar3244888 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 06:07 AM

Well, I've been thinking a lot about that and so I been Secretly Retooling My Fleet to keep the CO$T of Lawn Care Down.
Here's a sneak Preview...The one with the Mower Deck is my Heavy Duty Commercial Utility Mower, The one with the Baskets doubles as my New Pickup Truck!!!!!!!!
Just wonder If the Savings on Gas will Balance out with the COST of Preporation H and and Ben Gay ? I Doubt it!


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Posted March 06, 2011 - 07:47 AM

Life goes on. We are paying $8.55 for a US gallon over here if my maths is right. (£1.35 per litre).

We have a big problem with fuel theft.


Mjay, wow. That's enough to keep me from turning the key! Here in the US we have about $0.45 per gal in federal tax for the road... Do you have some additional taxes that bring that number up some?

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 10:12 AM

edit...missed the lb/$ rate diff. What's the exchange rate these days?

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 12:35 PM

Actually I was wrong. This morning I paid £1.38/litre and there is about 3.79l to the us gallon, making it $8.50/gal. (I did the £ to $ in google). It costs me $130 to fill up my truck and $224 to fill up my tractor!!

Alot is tax, and we also get charged 20% VAT on top of that on everything non-essential (fuel for cars is included).

That said, its my choice to drive such a large vehicle, so I'm not complaining too loudly!

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 01:03 PM

No change for me. I will mow at least once a week to keep it looking neat and clean.

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 01:19 PM

Actually I was wrong. This morning I paid £1.38/litre and there is about 3.79l to the us gallon, making it $8.50/gal. (I did the £ to $ in google). It costs me $130 to fill up my truck and $224 to fill up my tractor!!

Alot is tax, and we also get charged 20% VAT on top of that on everything non-essential (fuel for cars is included).

That said, its my choice to drive such a large vehicle, so I'm not complaining too loudly!


You sure have some high taxes over the pond Jim! Good to see you posting here!

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 04:36 PM

The VAT (Value Added Tax) is in fact a tax on a tax. Only in Britain would you get away with a scam like that. I would say that greater than 50% of the cost of a litre of fuel is going into the Goverment coffers.
Have to come up with an engine that runs on logs, but I'll keep that one to myself or big brother will get on the Tax wagon for that as well.
Diesel is the way to go which is my favourite fuel, due to cost of red diesel and economy of the diesel engine.
There is talk now that with the problems in Gulf region the price at the pump could move towards £2 per litre here in England, unbalievable. That will drive down the amount of motorists on the road (reduce tax revenue) and push up haulage charges. Where will it end?

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Posted March 10, 2011 - 03:24 PM

No matter the price,I will still mow the same , 8 acres give or take.

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Posted March 10, 2011 - 05:14 PM

Maybe we should get sand from the middle east, no grass just sand to play with the toys!:yelclap: But with no oil, we have to stick together, one to push the tractor, one to crank the tractor (need hydro lift) one to steer, we can take turns!:confuse::spanka:

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Posted March 10, 2011 - 06:50 PM

I will sharpen the blades put it in high range and get 99% in half the time my case 448 has been a great machine

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Posted March 29, 2011 - 06:48 PM

concrete (instead of grass) is looking better and better all the time. Long years and years ago I actually saw one of those old GE Electracs at a small engine/case/ingersaw dealer's place and I knew I should have bought it.

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Posted May 24, 2011 - 02:49 PM

The VAT (Value Added Tax) is in fact a tax on a tax. Only in Britain would you get away with a scam like that. I would say that greater than 50% of the cost of a litre of fuel is going into the Goverment coffers.
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It's the same in Sweden except the VAT here is 25%...:( With todays prices a gallon would cost aprox 8$ and it was 8.50$ just a couple of weeks ago and aprox 60% of the price is some kind of tax. Here in sweden we don't complain, we just put our fists in our pockets and move on with our life.




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