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Old 05-02-2008, 07:37 PM
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Are these people for real

I have read multiple times on this site where people say they are solo and cut 20 yards in a day or two. PLEASE TELL ME THE SECRET. Or the one that say me and another guy did 80 yards today....how big are these yards? are they 10 sq ft. or is there something im missing. Im solo and I do 5-6 yards a day ranging from 12,000 sqft.-50,000 sqft. By the time i get home i dont wont to move. So somebody tell me what im doing wrong..if these guys arent cutting anything or if they are just BS. Buy the way i work with a quick 44, 21in. toro, echo 413 blower and a echo 200 edger.
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:44 PM
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Full time job working swing shift, Air Force Reservist(23yrs) 30 paying yards a week plus mine, plus the folks, 148 acre beef farm, 2 teenage GIRLS!!!! I know what feeling whipped is. Also a solo guy!!! Mowing is what keeps me SANE!!!
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:46 PM
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i just went back to solo this year. i'm doing around 26-30 accounts. right now i'm working around 15-20 hours a week. i could easily double that so i dont think doing 80 by yourself is totally impossible.
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:55 PM
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im solo and do 125 yards a week-and one day i do 38-40 yards-all in one development-florida is smaller sized yards in some areas-the great thing here is this is year round for me
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:02 PM
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I range from 85-95 a week... these yards are tiny...I'll have 3 in a row and knock em out in an hour. 20 in a day is no problem if they are in the same subdivision...get a few together...you are golden.

I have seen some of the pictures of yards elsewhere (on lawnsites) and they are huge...don't get that much down here and if you do...it's some nasty bahia yard.
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:03 PM
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Do I have the wrong equipment or im i just a p#%^y. I mean i work 8-9 hours a day and just cant physically do anymore. I should probably also metion im alittle of a perfectionist and only 24yrs old. It shouldnt be that hard should it
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:08 PM
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i mow 60 a week by myself and i do it in 4 days, i'm at the first house by 7:00am and i finish at 3:00 and am at school by 6:00pm. i do 15 lawns a day and have monday off it works out well. but i know what you mean by being dead by the end of the week.
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:12 PM
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I can see doing 20 a day if they are all small, flat and very few obstacles and grouped close together. The areas where I cut take a long time because of the slopes, ditches, alot of trimming, etc. I do maybe 6 in a day, but don't start until about 8 or 9 AM and finish by 4 or 5 PM. I'm 61 and have to pace myself.
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Do I have the wrong equipment or im i just a p#%^y. I mean i work 8-9 hours a day and just cant physically do anymore. I should probably also metion im alittle of a perfectionist and only 24yrs old. It shouldnt be that hard should it

You don't have the wrong equipment....Your just a p#%^y.
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:13 PM
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it's just grass, mow, trim and blow. Your done. I'm doing 6 in a day, I start at 9:30AM and finish by 2PM. 2 were over a acre.
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