electric rechargeable power blowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BCLM, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. BCLM

    BCLM LawnSite Member
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    Hi, Has anyone had any dealings with a electric rechargeable power blower, I have a Vancouver City building which insists the residents have one complaint, the stihl blower, even though we only use this on idle, this site has the benefit of collecting everyone elses leaves, We need a system with a 30 min power pack, maybe 2 batteries if need be, has anyone any ideas, any feed back would be greatly appreciated, we dont want to lose this client, we need to think different or charge more $$$$, thanks Ian BCLM
     
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    Yes, never invest in equipment because of one client (and one client only).

    And if that client is so important that this appears to be the only choice,
    then I know I made a mistake somewhere, because no one client should
    command such authority over the business.

    Another way to say it is, if I'm willing to do something special for one client,
    then I should be willing to do that same thing for all my clients, and if that
    is not possible then this one client shouldn't be treated different, either.

    Not saying I'm perfect because I don't always see it either :p

    Also there do exist ways to handle this gracefully, you might still lose
    the client but handled properly it at least minimizes that chance.
     
  3. RLS24

    RLS24 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,597

    if they don't like it, let them find someone else to do it. don't spend $10 to make $7, if you know what I mean.
     
  4. BCLM

    BCLM LawnSite Member
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    thanks for the reply guys, the owners of this one condo block nets me 4 other condo blocks nearby, to lose 1 I lose 4, not that landscape maintenance is my main work golf course green keeping is, but im looking for alternative methods of collecting leaves than a noisy blower, the property management company have suggested a rechargeable blower as an alternative method and could I look into this so I guess he has ammo tothrow at the next meeting, anyone ever used a rechargeable blower let me know it sounds like a pain and slow to use, thanks again
     
  5. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205

    I use a B&D 18 volt blower,( top pic) at a interior garden at the local hospital, as noise is a factor. It works well enough, nothing like or gas blowers, but B&D should have a 36 volt blower out next year, and that should be awe-sum, much like there 36 volt trimmer( bottom pic). We also use this around boardroom windows, at some company locations that have meetings during the day.

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  6. riverwalklandscaping

    riverwalklandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    too big for a rake?
     
  7. BCLM

    BCLM LawnSite Member
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    hey guys thanks for the mail, when the 36 volt comes out I will certainly be checking that out & let the residents know they will have to suffer until one is available, as for too big for a rake yes the area is all brick pavers, roadway, stairs, patios, and walkways, what debris lands on the grass I can pick up no bother with a rake, this we do its just the rest of the site, the other 3 complexes wont be a problem, thanks again
     
  8. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    Ok, I have a question... if the blowers and trimmers are too loud, why are the MOWERS not?
     
  9. traman

    traman LawnSite Senior Member
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    mowers dont turn 10000 rpms
     
  10. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205

    cuz it's electric too !

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