Ohio Lawn thread

Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by Sydenstricker Landscaping, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. ncls

    ncls LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just Google enclosed trailers Michigan. For some reason, trailers are cheaper in Michigan. A trailer that cost 2350.00 in Ohio, I got for 1850.00 at American Trailer Mart.
     
  2. CreativeLawncareSolutions

    CreativeLawncareSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hello from Cincinnati!
     
  3. fannin76

    fannin76 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 137

    What's up man
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  4. MDHomeSVCS

    MDHomeSVCS LawnSite Member
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    Hello everyone. It's a nice day to be outside! I am out doing aerations right now. I just bought a Lawnaire V. If anyone needs any help let me know!!
     
  5. fannin76

    fannin76 LawnSite Member
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    And he has a crew to pay I don't get it
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  6. King_Cooper

    King_Cooper LawnSite Member
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    I charge ~$58/yd to spread or ~$87/yd to spread and edge. If I have a good customer I usually round it down a bit.
    How does this sound? Only my second year in business.

    With contractor prices, Earth 'n Wood charges $27/yd contractor for colored mulch and Mulch Makers charges ~$22/yd. Don't know about Mulch Makers but Earth 'n Wood always gives me 1 1/3 - 1 1/2 yd for every yd I buy.
     
  7. fannin76

    fannin76 LawnSite Member
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    So do they pay for the mulch or you? You get it for 27 bucks charge 58 so you make 31 bucks. I pay 25 charge 85 make 60
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  8. King_Cooper

    King_Cooper LawnSite Member
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    I do, unfortunately. I don't have much overhead so it works okay for me. I've tried charging more but people expect me to work for peanuts since I'm young. It took me 4 different stops to find a good dealer because of this, too. One dealership treated me like I was stupid the whole time, and lied to me about the condition of his products, trying to sell used and repaired ones as new.
     
  9. fannin76

    fannin76 LawnSite Member
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    How old are you? What type of shop did you go to?
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  10. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Soft profiting $31 per yard installed will bite you in the a$$ when you hit your late 20's and your body is junk. I say soft profit because that 31 doesn't include fuel, equipment, maintenance on equipment, insurance, advertising, taxes, office costs, so what did you really make? $5-10 bucks maybe for an hour to spread a yard of mulch.

    I'm not trying to be mean, just trying to open your eyes. Don't fall for the prey most lawn jockeys think, "Oh I have alot of work I have to be making more money!" NO, charge more work less, then you have more money.
     

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