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Old 04-01-2004, 11:07 AM
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$845 per app if full five app program which includes grub control.
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Old 04-01-2004, 04:09 PM
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a minimum price would be 150 per acre - 4.6 x 150 = 690.00
the peolpe that said the 375.00 & 350.00 are nuts cannot have a handle on thier costs. Too many bad businessmen in this line of work
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Old 04-01-2004, 04:20 PM
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i'd charge 4.65 acres $ 670.00 per application
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Old 04-01-2004, 04:32 PM
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the exact measurement for 200,000 ft2 is 4.59 acres to be specific
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Old 04-01-2004, 05:10 PM
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Your quick to jump on people for being bad business people while having no idea of there costs. Here all break it down for you ---

200,000 Sq Ft
Fertilizer $56
Herbicide $25
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total product cost $81

375- 81 =$

2 hours production time = $147 per hour

maby before you call others bad business men you should learn how to compeat with the big guys
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Old 04-01-2004, 05:18 PM
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No offense Trimmasters but how do you come up with $81 for your total product cost? This could be an issue of geographic location but my cost for premium fertilizer is in the ball park of 50/acre not to mention the cost of herbicide. There is no way I could use quality product and do quality work at a cost of $81 for over 4.5 acres of turf, unless of course I used ag. products, which I am sure you are not doing ; ).
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Old 04-01-2004, 05:19 PM
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$56 in fert. to treat 200000 sq ft. sounds way cheap. Also whats the deal with the free spray>?
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Old 04-01-2004, 06:44 PM
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Tony, on offense taken, 24-5-11 at 1/2 pound N per thousand will treat about 24,000 sqft 200,000 / 24,000 = 8.3 bags at around $6.75 per bag = $56. 3 way at 1.25 oz per thousand and 10 cents per oz = $25. is it a premium program? heck no, but do most people want to pay for a premium program for almost 5 acres?


its just a different way of doing business, some (most on here it seems) like to target the 10% of people that donít mind paying allot for the best possible materials and service. we chouse to target the other 90% off people that just want a decently green lawn with few weeds at a price they can afford. different ways work for different people, we took the volume route.


Kootoomootoo--- Free Spray is nothing more than a name --as it did with you it gets peoples attention and brings the calls in.

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Old 04-01-2004, 06:58 PM
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Trimmasters, thanks for the input, the reason I started this thread was to get info from companies of all types, I personally don't se anything wrong with what you are doing as long as your customers are happy. I think that it is better that you are able to provide the service at a price they can afford and get so-so results rather than them neglecting the property because they cant afford a program. You backed up your #'s and proved you can make $ charging what you do.
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Old 04-01-2004, 08:02 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by trimmasters
Your quick to jump on people for being bad business people while having no idea of there costs. Here all break it down for you ---

200,000 Sq Ft
Fertilizer $56
Herbicide $25
------------------

total product cost $81

375- 81 =$

2 hours production time = $147 per hour

maby before you call others bad business men you should learn how to compeat with the big guys
What kind of app equipment are you using?
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