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Old 12-15-2012, 01:19 PM
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Herrick Herrick is offline
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Location: Metamora, Illinois
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That's just it, I had this huge job, and the rest were jobs that took me less than an hour by myself. I'm not paying 4 guys to watch me mow, or turn an hour job into 30 min. One of my biggest issues was my help... Dad liked to ride around on the mower... No walking for him. My wife, as much as I love her, liked to duck out on the hard work too. So I had one worker that was working at 50% and one at maybe 75%.

Fuel cost was a lot more than $70.... At least 30 hours a week x 1.5 gal/hr x $3.50/gal=$157.50. And that's only when gas is that cheap... We saw over $4/gal for a while this year.
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 HD Mega Cab 4x4 w/Meyer Plow and salter
16'X8.5' Haulmax Enclosed Trailer
2011 Exmark 29hp Kohler EFI 60" ultracut 6
2008 Exmark 31hp briggs 60" triton w/QDS Ultra Vac
2012 Deere 1026R/60" 7-iron
Honda HRX 21"
Stihl handhelds
Billy Goat Truck loader
33 years old - Since 2007 - Solo - FULL TIME
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