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Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by BCFLawnLandscape, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. BCFLawnLandscape

    BCFLawnLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 333

    Was just on a skid steer question and have been wondering this for a while now, what is the most effective way to "advertise" the fact that you can do Bobcat work? We've done a few jobs where we've needed a Bobcat and also use it on the feedlot for cattle, but I am looking to maximize our profit w/it. I want the Bobcat out and working every single day. Do you target builders? Excavators? Where do I go to advertise or get the word out that I have a working bobcat just waiting to be used???
  2. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

    Lots of opportunities down on the gulf coast...
  3. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 492

    get real.... the guy probably wants to get paid BEFORE HE DIES

    to answer your question, word of mouth goes VERY far
  4. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

    I got my $$$ when I was there...
  5. BCFLawnLandscape

    BCFLawnLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 333

    So i'd just drive to LA or MS and unload my bobcat, what are they paying per hr. down there? Just out of curiosity?
  6. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 550

    i would talk to some landscapers and concrete guys they are the bigger customers for me
  7. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,649

    I started my business from scratch with a bobcat. 10 years later and on 3rd. bobcat with many attachments i have a strong business. Itwas tough at first but hang in there. Yellow page ad very expensive but works. Advertise under landsc., and excavation. New paper is fair but will etyou buy until next year pnoe book ads. Yes you cant beat word of mouth, try contractors, go in to new developments beat on doors if you have too. I don't have too but if i had eq. sitting and this time of year it needs to be working do what you have to do. There is nothing like making money and no one is going to give it to you. Good luck.

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