Gas will be over 3.00 a gallon! this summer

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Full throttle lawn care, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. Full throttle lawn care

    Full throttle lawn care LawnSite Member
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    I'm going to raise my prices before it gets here! What a fair amount for the increase? My guess is 5 to 7 bucks per client! Are you guys going to do the same?:dizzy:
     
  2. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
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    Im going to use the fuel surcharge and charge accordingly to the price that week. If it goes back down (which I think we have seen the last of under 3 bucks a gallon) I will take it off. Im looking for it to get closer to 4 bucks a gallon. It jumped today another dime today:cry: Greedy **** SOBs
     
  3. Full throttle lawn care

    Full throttle lawn care LawnSite Member
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    How does that figure it out?
     
  4. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Get use to higher fuel cost and pass themm all on. That includs the cost to heat the shop and HOME, Yes your home unless your not in this to make a living. everything is going to cost more because of fuel, so pass it on
     
  5. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
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    YES I WILL...

    I anticipating around $3.25 in my area.
     
  6. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
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    Fullthrottle, I know exactly how much gas I use on every yard from my truck to the mower and weedeaters. If the yard takes me 3 gallons of gas, anything over 2 bucks a gallon I will factor that in. If its 3 bucks a gallon instead of 2 then the increase will be 3 bucks. If it goes to 4 a gallon then it will be 6 more. Anyone that does not like it can cut get someone else or do it themselves. Im not absorbing that big of a hit.
     
  7. Freddy_Kruger

    Freddy_Kruger LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thought you yanks were suppossed to get FREE gas when you invaded Iraq? what a waste, should have invaded canada instead. Then again we won the war of 1812..
     
  8. Full throttle lawn care

    Full throttle lawn care LawnSite Member
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    I''m going up 5.00 per client! I'm going to tell then it's because of the riseing gas and the increase of supplys.
     
  9. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    Gas prices are killer around here. I'm already planning to add the surcharge in. I'm not even sure I will wait until summer to include it. It might just start from the beggining of the season! I'm still deciding.....
     
  10. Freddy_Kruger

    Freddy_Kruger LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well the good thing about this is that everyone is in the same boat the competition doesn't have an advantage. I wonder if there will be a Japanese low-fuel lawn mower coming out soon to grab market share from the "Gas Guzzlers" like Toro, lol.:canadaflag:

    Canada is self sufficient in energy, we have more oil than Saudi Arabia (oil sands) but we still get our prices jacked much higher than americans. Right now gas is 99.9 cents a litre. How many litres in a gallon I don't know and I don't want to know.:cry: :canadaflag:
     

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