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Old 07-27-2014, 08:17 AM
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We use snappers. Each guy mowing is a crew chief, we do not use trailers. Each truck goes out with a trimmer, mower, blower, other miscellaneous tools, and loading and unloading ramps.

We found that working in groups reduced productivity. Maybe that was due to poor management on our part, but we have definitely increased productivity using this method.
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:53 AM
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I have a couple lawns that were too small to get my 48 or 61 on.. so for last few years been hitting them with 21". But this last week I fired up a back-up older Jake (crew-king) that has a 32" cut. The 'reverse' as so called.. is the pits but boy did it make the mowing easier. shaved some time off too, but time isn't real big factor on my end. If you have never ran a 80's Crew-king I"d say this- very close to Scag SW. I had/have them both and they are very near the same. Use same rear hubs, same drive belts, ect. Scag has bit more stout handle bars but again very close. Hard to find any anymore though. All in all- my 32" is in the mix now when possible, 21" where needed.
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:13 PM
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We Do! We Are Currently Just A Push Mower Company. Using All 21" Mower's & A 22" John Deere Self-Propelled Mower. Hoping To Upgrade To Larger Mower's Soon.
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:11 PM
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I know company here advertises that they only use small mowers. Its a great idea until the clients see your using large walk behinds.
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:19 PM
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I know company here advertises that they only use small mowers. Its a great idea until the clients see your using large walk behinds.
Please define "Large walk behind"

to me a 'large' walk behind is a 52 or larger.

a 36 or 32 isn't "large"

can easily, honestly be referred to as a "small mower"
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:58 AM
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:17 AM
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I think it all comes down to the area, around here 90% of residential homes are done with either a 21 mower, however I haven't seen too many LCOs using the 30" in my area. I too used to only use a 21" for the simple reason that it was the only mower that can properly cut the yards in the area, then the 30" mower was released and I knew it could be used on some but definitely not all of the yards. I recently bought a 36" Ferris Hydro but I still primarily use the 21" mower, on an average day I do about 15 lawns and use the walk behind on about 5, next year I am hoping to add the 30`exmark to the fleet, so that way I will have the best mix of mowers for the small yards I service. It all comes down to the homes you service and the size of the property and amount of obstacles and the terrain. The only zero turn or standers you see around here are used on larger commercial properties, however even those properties have many areas that still get the 21.
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:27 PM
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I don't think most guys on Lawnsite can relate to you and I. They don't have yards like you and I maintain anywhere around where they live. Most of the LCOs on this board have lawns this size everywhere in town.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:47 PM
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Cash is nice because you don't have to go to the bank and such. But if you're saying cash is nice bc you feel you don't have to report it, this makes me sick. I report all earnings cash or check. I know some people think I'm crazy and that we get shafted by the government enough as it is. But that's not the point. The point is doing the right and honest thing. Posted via Mobile Device
Sorry, you must not know where youre taxes are going.
1) Killing kids and women in war.
2) People abusing welfare.
3) CIA / FBI / DEA drug running / terrorism business
4) Lazy government workers who make a lot, get good benefits and work 2-3 hours a day or less
5) When the economy crashed, the government took our tax money and bailed out the banks, the CEO of the banks got $100 million bonus (with our taxes?!) a lot of the people working for that bank got fired...
6) Good stuff like schools, roads, paying honest people
Im not saying not to pay taxes, but I am saying there are a lot of immoral things happening with taxes that in fact you ARE supporting IF you do pay taxes. So it would be immoral to pay taxes if you are against that thing.
*I am paying 100% of my taxes and I feel bad about where it is going.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:50 PM
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no, I don't want to use a 21" mower lol
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