Hourly rates?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Mike Royce, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. kyles landscape

    kyles landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    How's thee gravely workin out for u ? Any major/minor problems? Good cut quality? I run a 36 wright stander and 36 wb bobcat bought both new and not sure I want to drop 10grand on a 52 stander for next season
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  2. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
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    no major problems at all. I have put 470 hrs on it this year and all I have had to replace was a strut bolt, because it vibrated loose and made one side of my deck hit the dirt. Luckily its got those little chains holding it up.
    Its just like a commercial mower, but its like a hybrid between homeowner and commercial. I was only out of 5 grand on it too.
    The mow quality is amazing too. I have had an exmark lazer and I would rather have the gravely than that anyday!
     
  3. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Those do seem like nice mowers for the price. I just can't understand why they went with 1/2 inch cutting height adjustment rather than 1/4 inch.
     
  4. kyles landscape

    kyles landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Which gravely do you run? The one with the stand on plate like the toro grand stand or the stand on plate like the wright stander? I think the one with the stand on plate like grandstand also has an adjustable deck which I think I like seeing as I change it quite often
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  5. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
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    its not a stand-on.
     
  6. kyles landscape

    kyles landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Oh ok I don't think they even sell non stand on gravely by me is it fairly new?
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  7. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
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    its a 2011
     
  8. BLS 2002

    BLS 2002 LawnSite Member
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    Not sure if it was mentioned but join Planet - wealth of information! I believe they have some resources/spreadsheets/books that can help you figure your hourly rate based on your costs.
     

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