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Here's some real competition

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by naturescaretaker, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    For all of you that moan and grown about scrubs, I saw this today driving by. He's cutting 1/2 acre yards for $10.00 and works sun up to sun down. Go figure.

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  2. LightningLawns

    LightningLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 279

    how do you know how much he is cutting the yards for?
     
  3. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

  4. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850


    We saw him later that day and asked him. The customer came up also while we were there and paid him the $10.
     
  5. LightningLawns

    LightningLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 279

    That is insane, how long do you think it takes him to mow that 1/2 acre, with his stuff? He would be better off working fast food!
     
  6. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    u have to pay taxes when u flip burgers
     
  7. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Posts: 3,256

    I almost feel bad for a guy like that. If he's willing to work sun up to sun down, then he's obviously a hard worker, he's just not smart enough to know that he can and should be charging more for his hard work.

    I'd probably point him to lawnsite, and hope that he has enough sense to take the info from here and make something of all his hard work.
     
  8. Appalachian landscape

    Appalachian landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 453

    point him to what? hire the guy and pay him $11 /hr I bet he can't get one yard all the way finished in one hour. That would be "good money" for this fellow. It's hard to find help that can endure the heat all day.
     
  9. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Looks like a lot of the "rigs" I see around here. Especially the hoodless '79 model 10hp 38" gear drive lawn tractor. He's in-line on pricing too....
     
  10. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,905


    Lawnsite?? I'm kinda doubting the dude even owns a computer..

    I've heard of cheap guys, but 1/2 an acre, for $10?? what does he net 10 cents a job? I feel bad for the guy too.
     

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