Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-26-2003, 12:07 PM
RCap17 RCap17 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Central, Pa.
Posts: 2
What is the best??

Hi I am thinking about starting a mowing service in Central Pa. I have a few questions though. Like what kind of mower triimer edger works best in this area? What is the average price here? How many weeks a year should I base my billing on? Do you charge extra for cemetaries? I have one cemetary that wants me too mow, but Im not sure what to bid them the size is around 1 acre and it is full of headstones!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-26-2003, 01:09 PM
twins_lawn_care's Avatar
twins_lawn_care twins_lawn_care is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 957
A cemetery with lots of head stones? there's a surprise!
Just kidding man,
My only opinion on the cemetery deal is to try it out, and then figure a price for them. There is a whole lot of trimming around each one of those head stones, and chance are it will take a lot longer to trim, than to actually mow it.
as far as your area, I am not too sure about the type of grass etc, but being new myself, I would suggest to buy the highest quality equipment you can afford. It costs a little extra now, but it pays for itself real fast!
Working on broken equipment day in and day out lengthens every job you do, and doesn't bring you in any money.
Good luck with the business though!
__________________
TWINS Lawn Care
Give your lawn that first impression people will look twice at!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-27-2003, 08:25 PM
RCap17 RCap17 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Central, Pa.
Posts: 2
Any more thoughts?? Any would hep. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-10-2003, 04:06 AM
kerrazy kerrazy is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: St Louis Mo
Posts: 16
Buy the best equipment you can afford, and a mower with the biggest cut that will be practical for the majority of your lawns. You dont want to buying new/cheap trimmers and blowers or replacing parts on your mowers every year.

Wasted time is wasted money!!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-10-2003, 08:50 AM
dave80 dave80 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Central PA
Posts: 42
Where are you at in PA RCap? Might be somewhere near me...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:44 AM.

Page generated in 0.07203 seconds with 9 queries