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1 acre with 22"

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by 24ON48OFF, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. Appalachian landscape

    Appalachian landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 453


    The point is I did put money back for new equipment, professional fees, marketing expenses, new equipment, and I HAVE INSURANCE. I knew I was going to want accounts like this when I got a bigger mower, I have the bigger mower now and one more account that I don't have to look for. As far as the new guy comment is concerned, yeah I haven't been in business for myself that long, and I'm still learning about how to run this thing legit. Don't question my ability with out knowing who I am, I've been doing this since I was a little kid and have over five years in turf grass management at a local golf course. I've been only been doing landscaping professionally for about 2 years though.
     
  2. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205






    This statement if true simply makes you sound like a fool.
     
  3. Appalachian landscape

    Appalachian landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 453

    It's a good freind of mine's yard. If that helps. Didn't mean to sound like a fool, I just wanted to support the original poster in his endeavors. If he can bid the job at a good price and he has plans to get a bigger mower, maybe he should get the account now while he can. Worst case, he dosen't get as much money as he wants per hour and he learns a lesson about what he can and can't do.
     
  4. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205






    Now your sounding a bit more intelligent.
    This board is chock full of people that have a bit of insight into reality, listening is sometimes better than speaking.
    Yes, anybody can buy a 21" mower at home depot, question is what will they do with it then?
    There in lies reality.

    Just some thoughts............................
     
  5. Cut

    Cut LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    2 of those a day and thats $120. Should be able to buy a rider ain a few weeks ?
     
  6. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205




    Actually the quote this is referring to was concerning a $75 cut..............
    That would be $150 for 2 cuts.

    Let's see,$150 minus costs and taxes gets you to somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 for 8 hours work.
    $12.50/ hr.

    That is of course if your doing it legally..........................You are right?
     
  7. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    My grandma has a 1 acre lot and a 21" mower. I go over there to help her out on her lawn. I have never timed it but it takes around 2 hours. You gotta do what you gotta do to help family out. :)
     
  8. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
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    Tell granny you need $500 and you will go find a used rider to keep at her house.
     
  9. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,036

    you will absolutly hate that account when it's the middle of summer that $60 will start to look like a very unfair exchange.

    did the guy that owns the property cut it himself? if he did, he probably has a rider on his property. you might be able to use it until you get a larger mower.

    or, you could try cutting with TWO 21" mowers at the same time. there was a guy who used to be here that did this. I think that the guys user name was twotoros. it's really amazing to see how it works. here's a link to the thread that shows how it's done. http://lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=18706 this guy is really masterfull. if you are using light home owner 21"s it should be easier that using a proline.
     
  10. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    I don't mind the walking. It is a good work out.
     

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