lets get colorado going

Discussion in 'Network: West' started by Diablo, May 30, 2006.

  1. Diablo

    Diablo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    Hey Cochino, I still owe the service another year or two, so during that time I will not be doing anything but solo work. Afterwards I would like to hopefully set up a crew specifically for the lawn maintenance stuff. I want to get more into custom installs myself. Do you think the 32" would be the way to go out there or would a 36" fit most lawns as well? You said the stander is too big. Is that too big for the actual lawn, or are you dealing with alot of gates? Thanks for the advice. Oh by the way, are you in Colorado Springs as well?:usflag:
     
  2. colawn

    colawn LawnSite Member
    from co
    Posts: 141

    there are tons of gates out here. I run 32 exmarks hydros and a couple of 21. If exmark would ever fix the 26 to work properly it would be the way to go IMO. Good luck with the move. The springs is a great place to live.
     
  3. Diablo

    Diablo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    Thanks colawn, good to see someone else from Colorado. Do you live in the Springs? Im heading out next week with all my crap, that should be fun. Hoping to find a house to buy during my visit. Happy cutting.:usflag:
     
  4. twwlawn

    twwlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 283

    Thought I drop in here, I use a Gravely 34Z, 36" walk-behinds and 21" mowers mostly. Small gates with large lawns is what a mow. I sold all my bigger mower's when I stop doing commercial accounts. Anyhow, stay in touch and I would look forward to meeting up someday.
    Best Regards,
    twwlawn
     
  5. Diablo

    Diablo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    Welcome twwlawn:drinkup: Do you have any problems with those 36"s on residential properties? I am so used to cutting grass here in NC that its hard for me to imagine using 21" mowers. The lawns here are about 5 times as large though. I know the houses I am looking at buying in the springs all have only around 6500 sf lawns. Also, what do you guys charge for a 7000 sf lawn in Colorado?
     
  6. twwlawn

    twwlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 283

    I use the 36" mowers only on lawns area's that have slopes, because the 34Z is like sled and it is not safe to use. 6500 to 7000 sq. ft. lawns 35.00 to 45.00 per cut, depends on what the customer wants done to their lawn and also the area location. Also, the location in town you are in is a factor on what to charge. The 21' mower's I use on small lawns to where the 34Z can't go.
     
  7. Diablo

    Diablo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    Thats great news! $35 to $45 is what I would charge for a 20,000 sf lawn in NC. I can't wait to break into the business out there. Hopefully we can keep this thread going and scratch each others backs a little. Hope everyone had a great 4th of July by the way.:usflag: :usflag: :usflag:
     
  8. colawn

    colawn LawnSite Member
    from co
    Posts: 141

    Yeah I live in the Springs but work in Denver.
     
  9. Diablo

    Diablo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    That seems like quite a commute colawn, too far for me. Is the business better there?:usflag:
     
  10. colawn

    colawn LawnSite Member
    from co
    Posts: 141

    Yeah the money is better. I bought the business up there and am planning of trying to get lots of business down here in the springs next year. Basically use the denver stuff the float the startup down here. I do have some work down here this year but no advertising. The commute is not fun but it's good money.:hammerhead:
     

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