View Full Version : Electric mowing service, anyone do it?

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:

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

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

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

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.

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08-29-2010, 08:07 PM

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

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

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

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

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.

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