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Most profitable tractor jobs

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by morningstar, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. morningstar

    morningstar LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    What are your top three profitable jobs using a compact tractor and attachments?
  2. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,279

    I think you will find everyone has a different answer to this question based on what they charge and what they offer. Once you purchase and pay off a tractor attachment it's all profit except for maintenence,travel etc. If you are spraying,spreading,seeding,etc, then there are material cost.
  3. morningstar

    morningstar LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Let me re-phrase the question. What are your most popular jobs using a compact tractor and attachments with customers?

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    i use mine to pick up really fat chicks on Friday night
  5. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    Road work after they put in new water, sewer lines, electric etc. nothing works better or faster for fixing the area up than a compact with attachments. 3 guys can do 3 miles of work per day. Thats grading with a harley rake seeding & blowing on straw. The area is usually about 20 ft wide x 5400 ft x .8¢-.13¢ sq.ft = lots of $$$$ when they do a 30-40 stretches of rd.
  6. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,279

    Spraying flight control is very lucrative as we charge material x 4 and its a very expensive product. My favortie service is fertilizing athletic fields. Snow services generate some big cash flow due to many hours of post storm snowblowing and loader work.
  7. CutRight

    CutRight LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 257

    finish raked a new house lot in a development. Kubota BX-23 , york rake, 14,000 square foot lot, .14 cents a square foot, 4 hours. see ya later bye (do the math)
    and my price was actually lower than some other bidders, kind of surprised by that

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