Having back-up mower as a sales pitch, good idea or no.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by monoshock, Jun 28, 2013.

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Does it help to tell new customers you have back-up mowers?

Poll closed Jul 4, 2013.
  1. Yes, it helps.

    4 vote(s)
    12.5%
  2. No, it doesn't matter, gust mow the dang grass.

    28 vote(s)
    87.5%
  1. Southern Lawn Care  LLC

    Southern Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 314

    Why would they care if you have a back up mower or not. It's YOUR responsibility to up hold your end of the deal and that's to cut grass. If you don't have a back up mower and you can't cut the grass you run a chance of someone just finding someone else. Iv never been asked this or has to worry about it. I'm OCD about my equipment so I make sure it's top notch 100% of the time. Yes, things come up and happen. ALWAYS have a alternate plan in case of failure.
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  2. Tom-N-Texas

    Tom-N-Texas LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 370

    I've never mentioned a single time to any customer in 20 plus years what kind of machinery I do or don't have. There's nothing to gain or lose by doing so.
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  3. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,984

    A business decision to have a back up mowers is not a selling point at best.

    At the worst is telling a customer that you have back up mowers is going to make many wonder and worry how bad is this guy's equipment that it must be breaking down all the time that he needs back up equipment.

    This guy does not sound dependable. I want a dependable guy so I am not going to hire him.
     
  4. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,805

    If you're old enough to drive, then there's a good chance that nobody cares as long as their grass is cut.

    If you're 12, then yes, I could see that being a good selling point.
     
  5. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,517

    Who gives a ..... Not a customer.

    What about a back up truck , gotta get the mowers to the job.
     
  6. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,081

    Good point! :)
     
  7. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,271

    I have that also. :)
    I have enough equipment for two crews, but not enough lawns to use them.
    I'm just part time for now.
     
  8. vegandude

    vegandude LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 450

    Been asked a couple of times as I had taken over lawns from fly by nights. I always reply that my back-ups have back-upsback-up.
     
  9. vegandude

    vegandude LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 450

    Been asked that a couple of times as I have taken over lawns from fly by nights. I always reply that my back-ups have back-ups and not to worry. :drinkup:
     
  10. buckhigh

    buckhigh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 279

    Do you have a back up truck??
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