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Old 04-16-2014, 10:38 AM
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It seems nobody fully understands what I'm trying to get across here.

This really has nothing to do with me. It just makes me wonder because all I ever hear on this forum are condescending comments towards anyone who would even dream of using a 21" mower - period.

I mean, if you really have that mindset, and you only mow where you can utilize a zero turn mower, how many calls are you turning down every day just based on incompatibility of the equipment vs the lawn? It has to be maddening.
In general terms better to use larger mowers.

However the best results is when the equipment used is best suited to the job. Also using a 21" when the job is priced right will make a good profit.

Hill?

What hill?

That's why you only buy 21" self propelled.

Retaining wall?

What retaining wall?

All the people that start with a 21" and load the mower in the trunk of their sedan should be able to get a 21" over a retaining wall.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:44 AM
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I dunno, but it makes me nuts turning them down because I'm trying to only take stuff I can use my 36" mower on, so I can't imagine what it's like to only offer "ZTR service" and turn away 95% of the calls.

No reason to go nuts. You have a full schedule then you turn down the work. If not then you take it on.

Then you can always take on those that are more profitable and cut your low profit ones.

Or add employee and grow the business.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:46 AM
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^^ I personally love the 21'' self propelled mowers. I make sure we have one on each truck. They have gotten us out of a tight spot more than I can count.

^^ Like others have said. We have tossed em over fences, walls, we even carried one over a swamp to cut a lawn on the other side. Can use em on soggy lawns that can't handle the weight of the commercial ones as well. 21'' mowers are necessary no matter how many ZTRs you have!
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:48 AM
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I have one that is a 21" job. but its a small lawn. in fact i put in seeding and fertilizing for free

what it comes down to is time. if you are in an area where all the laws are small, itl take less time, and you make more money. but if your lawns are bigger, then ur not going to make money spending an hour on a 25 dollar lawn. unless they are willing to pay more than 25, to pay for that hour long lawn.
The problem is not $25, or 21" mower, or 1 hour to do it.

It is the combination of those numbers.

Another problem is seeding and fert for free. That is indirect low balling
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:43 AM
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Clearly nobody understands the question posed here.


This really has nothing to do with me.

Read the thread title. The word "you" is right there in the question.



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Old 04-16-2014, 12:18 PM
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Clearly nobody understands the question posed here.


This really has nothing to do with me.

Read the thread title. The word "you" is right there in the question.




I clearly understood the question, and clearly responded in my response though long. Lol
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:38 PM
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I also understand the question. I figured its obvious. You politely decline the job. Pretty sure that's already been said and examples were given on how to do it.

No, no thank you, I'm not able to do it, it doesn't fit into the way we work, etc... Doesn't get any easier than that.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:05 PM
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I also understand the question. I figured its obvious. You politely decline the job. Pretty sure that's already been said and examples were given on how to do it.

No, no thank you, I'm not able to do it, it doesn't fit into the way we work, etc... Doesn't get any easier than that.
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LOL

I've never had this much trouble having a discussion on a forum before.

You obviously don't understand.
I don't need instructions on how to say "Sorry, but..." LOL

Perhaps I'm not being clear enough, but after explaining it at least four times, I'll just let it go.

I just can't help but think that you guys using big equipment have to get SO FREAKING TIRED of turning down work you can't do because of the equipment you use.
(look ^ I essentially "explained" it yet again. LOL)
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:12 PM
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LOL

I've never had this much trouble having a discussion on a forum before.

You obviously don't understand.
I don't need instructions on how to say "Sorry, but..." LOL

Perhaps I'm not being clear enough, but after explaining it at least four times, I'll just let it go.

I just can't help but think that you guys using big equipment have to get SO FREAKING TIRED of turning down work you can't do because of the equipment you use.
(look ^ I essentially "explained" it yet again. LOL)
I think they just do not live in place that have that many lawns like that
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:18 PM
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Not sure why anybody would get so tired of it. You take the job or you don't. Use a 21" in places you need to or don't. Only takes a few minutes to check out an estimate. Not a big deal.
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