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Old 03-08-2014, 02:35 AM
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Originally Posted by TPendagast View Post
Funny thing is, the guy probably got a lower price than yours.

You're 36" will dominate smaller properties anyway…nothing wrong to try and take one on like this shopping center occasionally (after all you need one or two BEFORE you run out and buy a bigger mower) but you'll make better money and likely have less competition for smaller ones, where "the big boys" are going to not want to waste time jamming in a big rider.
Well i know from my experience the past few years, with my 21" went fast for the most part on smaller properties, and my 36" will dominate. Smaller properties get done a lot quicker, where you could maybe do one bigger job in an hour for $40. I could do 2 smaller ones providing they were close for $30 each and still get done before that hour is up. So i want to stick with smaller properties. I have 3 properties this year that are right next to each other, a 3/4 acre total between them, i can get them done super fast. About a lil over an hour with trimming. That's $75 for a lil over an hour of work. That's real good money.
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Goal is at least 30 regular mowing accounts for 2015!
2011 Ferris 48" Comfort Control DD
2001 Toro 36" Belt Drive
5x12 Carry On Trailer
2001 Ford f-150 XLT
Echo Trimmers
Stihl BR600
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