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Old 10-11-2009, 04:58 PM
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I suppose it's a good thing a thread like this takes off as well as all those threads talking about charging kazillion dollars.
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:04 PM
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Not doubting you but how do you average 3 lawns an hour on crew A. Just curious. Are you running multiple Zs or what.
If the lawns are clustered together, that shouldn't be hard at all. I have one stop with 7 lawns. 1 gets cut entirely with the 32" due to a fence. 2 others have fenced in back yards. 1 has a gate that only a 21" mower can fit through. The other 2 get cut entirely with either my 52" or 61" mower.

Myself and my helper are out of there 2 hours and 10-15 minutes.

If I could build a few more stops like that, I could knock out 25-35 lawns in 2/3 of a day. Come to think of it, that would be a great addition to my 2.5 days of mowing so far!
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:49 AM
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man this sounds great. a lot of reading here adn a lot of good info. my best route so far is three neighbors and one down the road in the same neighborhood. but nothing like 40 a day. man am i jealous. good for tj and his dad. now i got something to shoot for. vince
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Old 10-12-2009, 12:00 PM
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well i read the old stuff long enough and i will post .
we did the lowballer thing tooafter 10 years in bus.
we handed out flyers in 1 location and it read Total lawncare service $22.50 std lotor 25.00 corner lot ,per cut weekly or bi-weekly includes mowing weed-eating and blowing also bagging , trimming shrubs under 5' ,edging, as needed 100% quality or you dont pay !
we handed out 2500 flyer and in the first month was at 120 home we obtained 500 customers by fall last year and the other non-discounted work goes 500 leaf cleanups ,220 mulch installs only ,102 landscape touch ups, 120 seed aerates, and we trimmed 300 bushes outside our agreement and this was all completd with 5 guys doing mowing services and 2 guys doing landscapework this year we started off with the 500 properties andparked the pushmowers and 3 people completed the services with 2 z's a 48" walker and a 30" side discharge unit averaging 8 lawns an hour wih each mower paying the crew a set price per lawn and the business personally keeping 15.00 of every job off the top . volume makes it nice and it keeps it fun
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:48 PM
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well i read the old stuff long enough and i will post .
we did the lowballer thing tooafter 10 years in bus.
we handed out flyers in 1 location and it read Total lawncare service $22.50 std lotor 25.00 corner lot ,per cut weekly or bi-weekly includes mowing weed-eating and blowing also bagging , trimming shrubs under 5' ,edging, as needed 100% quality or you dont pay !
we handed out 2500 flyer and in the first month was at 120 home we obtained 500 customers by fall last year and the other non-discounted work goes 500 leaf cleanups ,220 mulch installs only ,102 landscape touch ups, 120 seed aerates, and we trimmed 300 bushes outside our agreement and this was all completd with 5 guys doing mowing services and 2 guys doing landscapework this year we started off with the 500 properties andparked the pushmowers and 3 people completed the services with 2 z's a 48" walker and a 30" side discharge unit averaging 8 lawns an hour wih each mower paying the crew a set price per lawn and the business personally keeping 15.00 of every job off the top . volume makes it nice and it keeps it fun
that sounds like alot...
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:20 PM
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Very good read. Always something new to learn about on this site.
I do like the idea of fixed pricing, and the auto bill pay system.
I think I am going to try that for snow plowing this winter.

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Old 10-12-2009, 07:06 PM
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One thing I can't figure out though, is how he can get lot size from the internet.
I went to my county website, and can't find anything there.
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:46 PM
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....try Zillow.com
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:29 PM
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That seems to work for homes that are for sale...
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:12 AM
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.....look alittle deeper.....they have sq ft of property.
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