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Old 08-24-2013, 04:48 PM
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mulcher or bagger?

Hey gang, trying to figure out what will be better. I have a toro ss5000, 50 inch, mulch kit or bagger? we all know time is money so I was thinking mulcher. just want opinions. thanks
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:19 PM
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Hey gang, trying to figure out what will be better. I have a toro ss5000, 50 inch, mulch kit or bagger? we all know time is money so I was thinking mulcher. just want opinions. thanks
Really depends on your market, a lot of people in nj are adamant about bagging for some stupid reason. They just like the clean look it provides, regardless of the fact they wouldn't need to spend 700 a year on true green service if they just threw a bag of weed and feed down and mulched their clippings.

See what your competition is doing, if its a lot of bagging, get a bagger. When you lose opportunities to not having the right equipment you'll be thankful.
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:37 PM
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:59 PM
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Really depends on your market, a lot of people in nj are adamant about bagging for some stupid reason. They just like the clean look it provides, regardless of the fact they wouldn't need to spend 700 a year on true green service if they just threw a bag of weed and feed down and mulched their clippings.

See what your competition is doing, if its a lot of bagging, get a bagger. When you lose opportunities to not having the right equipment you'll be thankful.
anyone using trugreen doesn't give a sh*t about quality anyway
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:20 PM
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Really depends on your market, a lot of people in nj are adamant about bagging for some stupid reason. They just like the clean look it provides, regardless of the fact they wouldn't need to spend 700 a year on true green service if they just threw a bag of weed and feed down and mulched their clippings.

See what your competition is doing, if its a lot of bagging, get a bagger. When you lose opportunities to not having the right equipment you'll be thankful.
Educate your clients on the benefits of mulching. Rutgers Fact Sheets are helpful. Charge extra for bagging. Don't try to match the big guys prices, sell quality.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:21 AM
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Anyone know of good Scag dealer in the South Jersey area that actually stocks Scag equipment? None of the so called scag dealers around the Cherry Hill area stock anything. It's all special order. I'm interested in making the switch from Wright Standers to Scag V-Rides. Some of these guys don't even know what a V-Ride is. But they're a dealer. Where's everyone getting there Scag V-Rides? I'm willing to travel the state a little too. Thanks.
Middlesex power in middlesex nj they might be on the high end on price but are super knowledgeable on what they sell
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:44 PM
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anyone else starting to cut their every week customers every other week? these lawns aren't growing at all right now. usually i go till the end of october but it's hard to imagine that if it doesn't start raining.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:46 PM
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Middlesex power in middlesex nj they might be on the high end on price but are super knowledgeable on what they sell
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i go to middlesex power.. they don't carry scag equipment there. it's mainly toro, bobcat and wright mowers. redmax and stihl blowers and trimmers.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:46 PM
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i go to middlesex power.. they don't carry scag equipment there. it's mainly toro, bobcat and wright mowers. redmax and stihl blowers and trimmers.
They sell them. The most they have is v rides once in a blue moon. My friend bought my scag in 04 from them plus they carry every part for them.
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:03 PM
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anyone else starting to cut their every week customers every other week? these lawns aren't growing at all right now. usually i go till the end of october but it's hard to imagine that if it doesn't start raining.
None of my lawns seem to be growing much. We definitely could use some rain, but I don't see any in the forecast.
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