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Old 06-03-2014, 08:21 PM
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4 was normal for us. 15 on 2 properties

Commercial is a slightly different game than residential
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I saw 7 guys packed in a crew cab Isuzu the other day. They were maintaining a shopping center I frequent.
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:23 PM
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I saw 7 guys packed in a crew cab Isuzu the other day. They were maintaining a shopping center I frequent.
Someone actually makes 7 seaters I believe.

We took 4 crew cabs for that property lol
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:43 AM
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Im not missing I understand I have 3 guys in the truck I'll have 3 mowers running Everybody mows and every body trims Its faster and at end of the day not one guy is beat
^this.

There is 1 mower and 1 trimmer for every man on a crew.
and by mower I mean something bigger than a 21/30
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:51 AM
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:09 PM
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i think i'd be scared to hire a helper these days. hard to find good help or at least someone that would stick around. what happens when you get double the amount of yards and then your helper decides to quit mid july? you can't do them all yourself. would be hard to find help that quickly.
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:28 AM
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^this.

There is 1 mower and 1 trimmer for every man on a crew.
and by mower I mean something bigger than a 21/30
Yep most of the time I'm hauling 2 72'' and 1 60'' but there is days I'll haul 2 60'' and one 72'' or just haul 3 60''
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:52 PM
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It is inevitable that you will have to expand to include a second crew. If you want to try that out on the cheap, go buy a used trailer and advertise for an experienced guy who will bring and use his own truck. You'll have to pay a little more, of course, but it is a good transition into that second crew. As you become more comfortable with the two crew set up, and have access to additional revenue as a result, you can purchase your own second truck and crew it normally.

We use Isuzu NPRs, but I keep a couple of trailers around for short periods when we get in a crunch, and I have a couple of guys who will bring their own truck to pull my trailer and equipment. I've always had lots of spare mowers, so that is never a problem. This gives me the flexibility to add another one (or even two) man crew for short periods when craziness happens and we are faced with getting behind (weather, surges in new business, etc.).It works for us.
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:43 PM
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Okay I've got way more work than I can handle for 3 workers including me. That's two mowers and one weedeater man. I want to grow, but in order for me to accept any more work, I'm going to have to get another truck and trailer and equipment and crew and a foreman. How do you make the transition from one crew to two crews to be able to accept work. I really want this to happen, but I just simply don't want to go into more debt. Debt of course being my truck and mower payment. Yeah sure I'm making it, but this is a cut throat business. It can all change next season for the worst. And that's what I'm scared of. I don't want to grow another finger and then have to cut it off to save my whole hand next year.
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