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Old 04-27-2013, 05:27 PM
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15-20 minutes with the right tools
...coulda done that with a backpack blower. Now you have to clean the street.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:32 PM
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Backpack takes twice as long and creates a dust storm.
Neighbors don't like dust.

This was sand on city property in front of house.
City cleans the streets every spring and fall.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:09 PM
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Great pictures.....thanks for showing them. Do you charge by the hour? Why I am asking is we usually only do the areas like you have shown as part of a spring cleanup. One of our customers wants the entire lawn done and he has 3 sites. I have never priced this out before. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:21 PM
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Does anyone know how to price out power brooming? Is it by the hour or sq. ft. or acre?
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I think you should charge a dollar for the whole job that should cover all your labor, fuel, ins, and overhead and deprecated tools...
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:40 PM
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Hire the expert

The property owner needs to trust your expertise.

Power brooming removes the crap from the surface of the grass.
Called brooming, it is done with rubber paddles.

Using bristles is fine on hard pavement surfaces, but would damage the grass.

I work at about 20 minutes for the first 500 sq ft. It is actually work because
I have to push the unit forward while it pushes backwards to clean. I follow with a quick blow to fluff up the grass.

The property owner is suggesting Power brooming which removes the crap from the surface of the grass. If you, the expect, think that the lawn needs the dead debris needs to be removed from below the grass surface tell him what he NEEDS done and HOW it should be done. If he does not want to to it properly tell him he will see poor results from not following his Lawn Expert. Be nice, Be professional, Be firm.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:54 PM
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Thank you for sharing your comments and advice.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:08 PM
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Ive seen these for sale at my STIHL deal, always thought "what the hell is that for?"

I have a hard time understanding why a JRCO tine rake + bagger wouldn't be used on this instead? much faster and fluffs up the lawn at the same time.

What Im getting at is when would this be appropriate in a substitution for a power rake?
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:12 PM
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Ive seen these for sale at my STIHL deal, always thought "what the hell is that for?"

I have a hard time understanding why a JRCO tine rake + bagger wouldn't be used on this instead? much faster and fluffs up the lawn at the same time.

What Im getting at is when would this be appropriate in a substitution for a power rake?
A power rake won't get sand and rock salt out of the turf. My dad used to make hand broom the street edge of our yard after a NY winter. Really helped bring back the turf. I would use a power rake on the turf itself though.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:00 PM
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A jrco rake and power rake should not mentioned in the same sentence.......
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:58 PM
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wow never actually looked at what power rakes are. I had always thought a dethatcher as more of a slitseeder without the seed.
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