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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Agape, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well.....you really dont need a $50k truck for mowing a 15,000 square foot lawn. This can be done with a Ford Ranger with the bed removed and a small flatbed installed.

    So no trailer needed.

    $17K for 2 mowers?? Thats ridiculous for residential. There are ways to own mowers for far far far less.

    Lawn guys have no idea how to keep overhead as low as possible. They buy big trucks, they use big trailers and big mowers. And they mow a lawn on the east side of town, then load the equipment and travel over to the west side of town to cut another lawn. Very foolish. And not seeing the big picture.


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  2. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
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    I couldn't agree with this more.


     
  3. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Dvs you could use a chisel and a hammer to cut pavers but i bet you have a saw.
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  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    There is a Lawnsite member whom
    I am friends with that started and is running a multi-million dollar successful lawn mowing company. Using only small trucks, not a single trailer, and buying new mowers that cost a fraction of the $17k.

    You get guys with no education and no ability to understand economics cutting lawns and their focus is more on ego than business and economics.
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  5. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How do you know how I started?
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  6. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    come on guys....the op asked about giving onsite bid...not about how much lawn mowers and trucks cost. I simply brought up the cost of equipment to point out the most people don't realize the costs associated with hardscaping, therefor they don't understand why a hardscaping job could be so expensive.

    Off this tangent and back on topic. My apologies to the op.
     
  7. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    "op"?

    What on earth is an "op"?
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  8. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I thought you knew it all...very common abbreviation for "original poster"
     
  9. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks die the rePly! The correct term is "topic creator", as "original poster" refers to folks that posted back when the forum was new. Derived from "original settlers".

    Now - you're not the 'Hardscaper in Chief' here. I am. Id we veer off topic , that's life. Ever go to do a patio estimate and you end up talking about your wife's busy schedule?

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  10. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks for the reply! The correct term is "topic creator", as "original poster" refers to folks that posted back in the old daya when the forum was new. Derived from "original settlers".

    Now - you're not the 'Hardscaper in Chief' here. I am. If we veer off topic , that's life. This isn't a stuffy serious forum here we're a happy family. Ever go to do a patio estimate and you end up talking about your wife's busy schedule or your football playing days?



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