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Old 11-05-2012, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by matt_e_o View Post
Thanks for the reply! What I plan on doing is if this year goes well then I will get insurance, and look into a business licence and taxes. I've made more money that I had first thought. I've been keeping track off all my expenses, earnings, and wages to my business partners. I've bought all my equipment myself (used) and do the maintenance my self as well.

Like "Davideslawncare "said, I'll look at all my expenses and then work from there to see how much I want to make as profit off of that.

And as for methods of leaf removal, what do you think is the most efficient? Using the truck mounted leaf Vacs would to me be the best way but right now I can't afford anything like that right now. Any experience with mulching?

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The way you are doing it is the good given the equipment you have. That is the way I did starting out. I now use a mower with a dump-from-seat system with a debris loader on a dump bed truck which is way more efficient but this is a HUGE investment.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:02 AM
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I would charge by the hour to make sure your getting paid enough for the time you spend there...leaves are a lot of work so make sure you charge enough
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:38 PM
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I charge $80/hr. The city picks up leaves here, but when they want them bagged it's an additional $1/bag.

I have yet to find the BEST way to do leaf jobs. If I get enough jobs I will probably purchase a used leaf vac I found for $800. I have a job coming up tomorrow that has a lot of roots & I don't know if I'm going to take the mower in there. Will be mostly blowing & raking
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