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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, May 11, 2006.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    those "helicopter" things are falling, they are everywhere. who takes the time to clean them up? how much extra do u charge? does the client complain about the additional fee?
  2. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    It'll be a couple more weeks before they start falling here I blow them off of hard surfaces only, no extra charge.
  3. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,196

    absolutely. i charge $3725.17 per minute, only use electric equipment to save on fuel, and then drop the customer for taking 2.1 seconds too long opening his wallet. time is money after all.
  4. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,196

    oh yeah, then i hit his dog with a shovel while walking back to the truck.:weightlifter:
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    If clients want em cleaned up, then its a cleanup, priced and estimated seperatly.
  6. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Posts: 1,237

    God put them there, and God will take them away.:laugh: :laugh:
  7. I don't bother with the whirleybirds. But had something similar this morning. Big windstorm last night blew a lot of trash from DHL's parking lot onto my client's grounds. I looked around and decided that cleanup is going "on the clock". I have a labor rate charge for extras. It's printed on my bill. If it's significant I bill for it.
    It seems if you notify customers in advance like my little statement on the bill they accept it without question.
  8. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,306

    I dont bother, if the customer wants me to blow their beds out and then suck them up with the catcher no problem but itll cost ya....

  9. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    Personally I think you should have addressed this issue when you went on the estimate. If you saw large MAPLE trees on the property, then you should have known and remembered about the helicopters. You could have found out at the time of the estimate how or if they wanted their helicopters cleaned up.
  10. CutInEdge Lawn Care

    CutInEdge Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 677

    What they dont have helicoptors pads in NJ??? J/K

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