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03-02-2004, 06:19 PM
Just curious -- what time do others start in the morning? Any problems with complaints about noisy equipment?etc.
We leave the yard at 7am and are usually cutting by 7:05am or so mon thru fri. ,sat 8am. only had one complaint from neighbor of our customer in many years.
03-02-2004, 06:23 PM
We usually leave at 8:00, mowing around 8:10. Everyone comes in around 7:45 checks their equipment, gets schedules, & loads. Often times there is a lot of dew on the ground, which is the reason for starting a little later.
03-02-2004, 06:24 PM
My guys leave the shop at 7 and are mowing shorlty after depending upon travel time.
03-02-2004, 06:26 PM
We leave at 8am and are usually mowing by shorty after that.
03-02-2004, 06:30 PM
Usually start right at 7. 8-9 on weekends.
03-02-2004, 06:50 PM
Majority of my clients dont like clippings so to disperse them I have to wait to the grass is dry!
03-02-2004, 07:04 PM
I would say usually around 9 am or so...gives customers a little extra time to sleep!
03-02-2004, 07:19 PM
I start as eary as possiable.
most of the time around sun up.
03-02-2004, 07:45 PM
Start at 9 am go to dennys and eat a good breakfast, drink 3 cups of coffee , get to first job by 11 or so , break for lunch at 12 , realize its too nice of a day to work , grab the fishing rod enjoy the sunshine . And then.................................the alarm goes off at 6 30 am , and the dream is over.
03-02-2004, 08:34 PM
We leave shop at 8:am
03-02-2004, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by Lawn Dog2001
We leave at 8am and are usually mowing by shorty after that. Same
I have been at the job site cutting by 6 am.
03-02-2004, 10:41 PM
out of yard by 5:30 start mowing as soon as i can see 5 feet in front of me
03-02-2004, 10:54 PM
jeeeez, if you started mowing my neighbors lawn @ 6am you'd find yourself with a couple flat tires. i hope you're doing commercials at that hour!
I like to start early to but have to stay out of the city limits.
There are noise restrictions in my area no machinery before 7:30AM in the city.
Do you other guys not have this problem? I see that many of you start early. Are you working in cities without any problems that early?
Had a nice note left by a neighbor one morning.l0l
03-02-2004, 11:04 PM
Sure, in a perfect world we would all have the crews running 24/7...in Alaska.
This business is very weather dependent. Just because I have grass to cut or a wall to install does not mean that I am going to trash a property just to get the job done. I see alot of companies doing that... and not getting asked back next year.
Do it when the time is right. On a perfect day, we are mowing by 9:00. On a installation day, if it has not rained and we have materials on site we are there by 8:00..on site and working.
But then in the summer we are there as early as we can get there, or when the sun rises...
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