New Method I Might Try Out!!!

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by APV's Mowing, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. APV's Mowing

    APV's Mowing LawnSite Member
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    I am a firm believer in the look of a 21" cut, i think that it stands out and makes it look unlike any cut a larger mower can provide--on residential lawns. But for the sake of time and money, i had an idea. Use a quickie 32 for the sides and back yard, then use a 21" for the front yard. Do you think this will work, have you tried it, or would it just be a waste of time to go and switch out lawn mowers?:confused: I just bought a 21" Toro Commercial last summer and i dont want to not use it either!!! I also want to beable to get lawns done quicker then in 45 mins to an hr. Another idea i have is to charge diff. rates for people that want a diff. cut- all 21 more expensive, so on so on. ANY THOUGHTS ON THIS IDEA ARE WELCOME!!
     
  2. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    Keep the 21" for a backup. Being solo, you dont have time to do your lawns with a 21". A couple years ago I did quite a bit of 21" mowing, because my other option was a 30" Dixon that, well, wasn't cutting it. But when I upgraded to a (good) ZTR, i found my 21" gets used as little as possible. And FWIW, I fell my Walker cuts better than any 21" could ever dream of doing.
     
  3. APV's Mowing

    APV's Mowing LawnSite Member
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    my 21" Toro Commercial cuts great, its more of the look that i love. after putting countless hours in using a 21" im a master at stripping with a 21" haha. But i understand that its all about time, im thinking of doing about 30 lawns, this is my second year in the bizz and im still in highschool. I just dont know what else im going to do with my brand new $800 lawn mower. If i were to switch completly to a larger mower i would go with a 36" So i could do even more since i wouldnt be chargeing a premium on the extra time spent with the 21"
     
  4. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    Why not keep the 21" for gated areas and get a 42-48-52 WB or ZTR?
     
  5. Grass Happens

    Grass Happens LawnSite Senior Member
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    I often wondered about offering different levels of cutting quality. I settled on not, as i want things as simple as possible, and it makes standardization much easier. the stripes on the 36 and 48 won me over as well...
     
  6. landstroker51

    landstroker51 LawnSite Member
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    Buy a Ferris and it will look like a golf course. Everytime.
     
  7. landstroker51

    landstroker51 LawnSite Member
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    Buy a Ferris and it will look like a golf course. Everytime.
     
  8. TwistedSister

    TwistedSister LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 81

    just use the quick as much as possible an use the pusher as a backup. If you only use the pusher once in a while, you will never have to worry about buying one ever again. But also consider that the operating cost of a quick is much higher than any push mower so just remember that when figuring rates.
    Profit=Income-EXPENSE
     

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