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Old 09-07-2012, 11:35 PM
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$50,000 truck
$7000for trailer
$17000 two mowers
$400 blower
$650 two string trimmers.
Cost of equip. Only.
No labor, insurance, fuel, replacement cost, or any other misc. Costs!

No mrs. Needlebaum,
I cant mow your lawn for $15.00 dollars.
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Well.....you really dont need a $50k truck for mowing a 15,000 square foot lawn. This can be done with a Ford Ranger with the bed removed and a small flatbed installed.

So no trailer needed.

$17K for 2 mowers?? Thats ridiculous for residential. There are ways to own mowers for far far far less.

Lawn guys have no idea how to keep overhead as low as possible. They buy big trucks, they use big trailers and big mowers. And they mow a lawn on the east side of town, then load the equipment and travel over to the west side of town to cut another lawn. Very foolish. And not seeing the big picture.


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Old 09-07-2012, 11:41 PM
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I couldn't agree with this more.


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Well.....you really dont need a $50k truck for mowing a 15,000 square foot lawn. This can be done with a Ford Ranger with the bed removed and a small flatbed installed.

So no trailer needed.

$17K for 2 mowers?? Thats ridiculous for residential. There are ways to own mowers for far far far less.

Lawn guys have no idea how to keep overhead as low as possible. They buy big trucks, they use big trailers and big mowers. And they mow a lawn on the east side of town, then load the equipment and travel over to the west side of town to cut another lawn. Very foolish. And not seeing the big picture.


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Old 09-08-2012, 06:58 AM
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Dvs you could use a chisel and a hammer to cut pavers but i bet you have a saw.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:22 AM
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There is a Lawnsite member whom
I am friends with that started and is running a multi-million dollar successful lawn mowing company. Using only small trucks, not a single trailer, and buying new mowers that cost a fraction of the $17k.

You get guys with no education and no ability to understand economics cutting lawns and their focus is more on ego than business and economics.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:57 AM
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How do you know how I started?
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:13 PM
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come on guys....the op asked about giving onsite bid...not about how much lawn mowers and trucks cost. I simply brought up the cost of equipment to point out the most people don't realize the costs associated with hardscaping, therefor they don't understand why a hardscaping job could be so expensive.

Off this tangent and back on topic. My apologies to the op.
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Old 09-08-2012, 01:17 PM
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come on guys....the op asked about giving onsite bid...not about how much lawn mowers and trucks cost. I simply brought up the cost of equipment to point out the most people don't realize the costs associated with hardscaping, therefor they don't understand why a hardscaping job could be so expensive.

Off this tangent and back on topic. My apologies to the op.
"op"?

What on earth is an "op"?
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:08 PM
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"op"?

What on earth is an "op"?
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I thought you knew it all...very common abbreviation for "original poster"
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:40 PM
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I thought you knew it all...very common abbreviation for "original poster"
Thanks die the rePly! The correct term is "topic creator", as "original poster" refers to folks that posted back when the forum was new. Derived from "original settlers".

Now - you're not the 'Hardscaper in Chief' here. I am. Id we veer off topic , that's life. Ever go to do a patio estimate and you end up talking about your wife's busy schedule?

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Old 09-08-2012, 02:42 PM
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I thought you knew it all...very common abbreviation for "original poster"
Thanks for the reply! The correct term is "topic creator", as "original poster" refers to folks that posted back in the old daya when the forum was new. Derived from "original settlers".

Now - you're not the 'Hardscaper in Chief' here. I am. If we veer off topic , that's life. This isn't a stuffy serious forum here we're a happy family. Ever go to do a patio estimate and you end up talking about your wife's busy schedule or your football playing days?



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