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Old 03-28-2013, 04:17 PM
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double cut twice a week non irrigated

Customer is requesting this. To me that is to much traffic on a yard. Even with my walk behind I feel like that is a lot. Am I way out of line thinking this way or should I just do it since it Is what the customer wants? Let me know your thought.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:37 PM
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Is there a particular reason that he stated why he wants it mowed that often? Any other time then the spring it seems like a little much. I would explain your thoughts to him on the issue. Yet do not forget that it is more money in your pocket and a happy customer is always a good customer.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:04 PM
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If one wants to TRULY subscribe to the 'removing 1/3 of the length of grass' rule...then cutting 2x/week is about the only way to do so...especially in the Spring. However, I've yet to find even one customer that will 'subscribe'.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:10 PM
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If one wants to TRULY subscribe to the 'removing 1/3 of the length of grass' rule...then cutting 2x/week is about the only way to do so...especially in the Spring. However, I've yet to find even one customer that will 'subscribe'.
Yup, same here.
No subscribers at this time.
Most want to take 6-8 inches at a time.
Some people are broke, some are stupid, most are a little of both.
Hard to PRETEND to be a people person in the service industry.
I hide my disdain just long enough to get back in the truck.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:26 PM
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Just make sure you don't go in the same tracks. Use like 4-5 different directions and offset you tracks. You could checkerboard a yard up quick mowing it so often.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:57 PM
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Thats the other things wants stripes north south east west every time. I think if I don't go in same tracks it will just look very cluttered?
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:56 PM
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if you're gonna double up/ twice a week that property will have some serious stripes that really won't be stripes anymore-you might as well stay with his request and cut it in 2 directions-at least the stripes will remain visible.

I cut this property 4 directions-but usually not twice a week with a double to boot.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:34 PM
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explain your concerns to the customer, but in the end if he is paying for it and requesting it either do it or drop him.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:15 PM
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Well turned in the quote to him we will see what it says. I priced it a 52 mows we usually cut 26 here in Iowa for slightly cheaper then what i would usually charge someone with the same size yard for a double cut knowing that i will never have to cut much off and that weed eating should be slim to none the second time each week. Hope he goes for it could be a big account for me. thanks for the help guys
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:32 PM
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I have a whole route like that. Tuesday and Friday. Luv it. We skip when needed but only on tuesday. They are hit every friday no matter what. And no irrigation on any of them.
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