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Old 11-16-2011, 06:04 PM
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new cleanups $0.25 per leaf for vac?

i was thinking about using this cool new leaf vac for my truck and hauling leaves. do you think 25cents per leaf is a good starting point? let me know what you think. its a nice 5hp so it should be fast and do a nice job,right?
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:15 PM
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I'm confused... are you going to charge .25 cents per leaf? Do you plan on counting every leaf you collect? Most leaf loaders are 16 to 18 hp so it might take you a while to load them into your truck.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:27 PM
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I'm confused... are you going to charge .25 cents per leaf? Do you plan on counting every leaf you collect? Most leaf loaders are 16 to 18 hp so it might take you a while to load them into your truck.
I think you missed the sarcasm!
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:27 PM
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:37 PM
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Good plan!
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I'm confused... are you going to charge .25 cents per leaf? Do you plan on counting every leaf you collect? Most leaf loaders are 16 to 18 hp so it might take you a while to load them into your truck.
so should i charge $0.50 per leaf. when i count the leaves should i do it in piles of 10 or 100?
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I would bring a triple beam scale and weigh 100 leaves and just go by weight from that point on. It will be faster then counting them out all the time.
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There was a time i would have given my nuts for that thing.

The guys with the vacs that could suck a cow through may laugh at him.

But there are plenty of guys with rakes and tarps that would drool over that
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:39 PM
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I had no idea you were being sarcastic!
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:50 PM
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I know what I am putting in my next contract at that price I'll bring in more then a million a week in fall. How many leaves fit into a shredded yard in a leaf box?
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