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scaglawnsnj
11-30-2005, 07:59 PM
is it me or do leaves suck,
I am booked solid with clean ups for a month. I have been doing them all day every day for 2 weeks. next year i will not touch a leaf i'll send out a crew.
point is im sick of them. but money talks

jpmako
11-30-2005, 08:27 PM
It aint just you,

Leaves Suck! there is no other way of putting it.
Wet leaves, frozen temps, wind all adds up to clean-ups suck.
I like you am just tired already. Hopefully by next Wednesday we will be done.

Jason

BSDeality
11-30-2005, 08:31 PM
if you're booked solid for a month raise your prices! chances are the nasty weather is coming back and wet, nasty leaves suck.

scaglawnsnj
12-01-2005, 06:10 PM
if you're booked solid for a month raise your prices! chances are the nasty weather is coming back and wet, nasty leaves suck.



Rates went up 25% last week. I feel a little better about that but, all day every day. They suck.. I am going to build a 3'x35' retaining wall next week and look forward to that. I've been waiting for one of these, Thank GOD !

gvillgrasscutter
12-12-2005, 05:37 PM
what is the best backpack blower and vacuum shredder on the market? Is there even one?

TURF DOCTOR
12-12-2005, 05:39 PM
There are alot of best backpack blowers on the market redmax here.

scaglawnsnj
12-12-2005, 10:25 PM
what is the best backpack blower and vacuum shredder on the market? Is there even one?

I think that is a good ??..
I run all the echo stuff. I've done alot of research on trimmers and blowers. echo weighed out with price and quility. they are rated for 300hrs 2yr commercial. just like all the other crap. so i vote echo. and i'll by two for the price of 1 redmax. i did run redmax though. there good but to much money. aint spendin 500 on a blower thats stupid.

rodfather
12-13-2005, 07:21 AM
aint spendin 500 on a blower thats stupid.

not if you get finished sooner:confused:

scaglawnsnj
12-13-2005, 11:12 AM
not if you get finished sooner:confused:


when im making 150k a year i'll buy all the best, like redmax. and a red f-550
and a red 14ton trailer. caint wait

BSDeality
12-13-2005, 01:54 PM
why do you equate owning a redmax to a f550

thats like equating an electric horse merry go-round to a horse barn.

The Cowboy
12-15-2005, 12:26 AM
when im making 150k a year i'll buy all the best, like redmax. and a red f-550
and a red 14ton trailer. caint wait

:nono: Whats the matter with you? Go spend the extra 30 bucks and treat yourself to double the blowing power for crying out loud. I spoil myself with the best tools possible, there ain't no way I'm going to cheap out on the tool I use the most. You'll save so much time you could raise your price and take on more work.payup I had the extra cost of the new blower justified in about a day. :)
The truck and trailer are a different story, I get by with mine.:mad:

BTW, leaves suck.:realmad: i got 2 weeks of cleanups still scheduled, and almost 8 inches of snow on the ground.:help: :mad: Just hope it doesn't melt on christmas day.:cry:

TURFLORD
12-15-2005, 07:31 AM
I love leaves.payup . I really don't care what I'm doing as long as I have a 3 man crew doing it.payup

scaglawnsnj
12-16-2005, 09:24 AM
I love leaves.payup . I really don't care what I'm doing as long as I have a 3 man crew doing it.payup

This week I tried to pull a swift one:: like doubling my price t osee if i was too cheap. the deal i go to a 99.00 clean up i tell them 209.00 very small yard. they say i'll call you back. you know what that means... so i wait till 8pm no call back. so I make the move call them. i said was the price to much,
he said we got a quote from another local for 99.00 wow, he said the only reason he called me because his friend said im the best in island heights. so i got the job 129.99. he'll be back for another round in spring..same goes for the other 65

DixieFerris
12-16-2005, 02:19 PM
what on earth are you talking about? have you been eating too much salt water taffy down there in New Jersey? doubling your price only to devalue your product by 40% later? what? is this a joke?

scaglawnsnj
12-16-2005, 08:59 PM
what on earth are you talking about? have you been eating too much salt water taffy down there in New Jersey? doubling your price only to devalue your product by 40% later? what? is this a joke?


shake that laffy taffy, that laffy taffy. read it. it explains itself. i tried to double my price. but it doesn't work that way. when you know your costs.
shake that laffy taffy, that laffy taffy....i'm still booked solid w/ leaf clean-ups... dammn sick of them$$$$$$$$$ getRdone

Coreyb
12-18-2005, 10:58 PM
what are you guys using for leaf clean ups? we blow everything to the street and then vac it into the dump truck. seems to work the best unit i decide to buy a vac for the mower. but i charge by the man hour plus a dump fee. i give cusotmers a rough estimate but still stick to the man hour rate. how do you do it?

TURFLORD
12-19-2005, 06:36 AM
what are you guys using for leaf clean ups? we blow everything to the street and then vac it into the dump truck. seems to work the best unit i decide to buy a vac for the mower. but i charge by the man hour plus a dump fee. i give cusotmers a rough estimate but still stick to the man hour rate. how do you do it?
The same way you do.

scaglawnsnj
12-24-2005, 09:43 AM
is it me or do leaves suck,
I am booked solid with clean ups for a month. I have been doing them all day every day for 2 weeks. next year i will not touch a leaf i'll send out a crew.
point is im sick of them. but money talks


still booked leaf leaf leaf