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LandTechandNLS
08-29-2010, 07:05 PM
I am debating on looking into a cordless mower, blower and trimmer set up to offer my customers.

Worx mowers, trimmers and blowers. With extra batteries and power inverter to charge the hand held equip.

Does anyone do this type of service now? :usflag:

LandTechandNLS
08-29-2010, 07:09 PM
And I have already looked into clean air lawn care.

cut level
08-29-2010, 07:25 PM
This may be a dumb question but why?

LandTechandNLS
08-29-2010, 07:30 PM
I have been asked about it by 2 of my organic lawn care customers.

ProMo
08-29-2010, 07:45 PM
hustler has an electric ztr but not going far on 80 minutes of run time. I would be interested in electric but the technology isnt quite there yet.

cut level
08-29-2010, 08:07 PM
why?

Is it the "green" factor? 80 minutes on a ztr is not where they need to be yet.

twobroslawns
08-29-2010, 08:22 PM
how bout lehr propane?

edit: http://www.golehr.com/

kilgoja
08-29-2010, 09:47 PM
i'm sure that is the way everything is heading...dunno how long for it to be considered the norm....could easily have an electric mower that is charged while you cut by solar panels as well as plugging it in overnight...they have to perfect the tecnology first....it's getting closer but still not where it needs to be...right now it only suits homeowners with a pretty small yard and it's really expensive

TheGoat
08-30-2010, 07:36 PM
I think the electric products are premature.

If you want to "green" it up for your concerned customers, target purchasing a diesel or propane, mower. either are more environmentally friendly than most other mowers out there and you can still expect the same utilization out of them as gas mowers.

Don't forget to point out that by just having you mow their lawn in a quarter of the time it would take them you are lessening the environmental impact of lawn care.

CaptainPike
08-30-2010, 11:08 PM
If your customers want green, sell them green spray paint.