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This big LCO has found a way to beat the scrubs.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by toby, Mar 30, 2002.

  1. toby

    toby LawnSite Member
    from ontario
    Posts: 66

  2. nu83

    nu83 LawnSite Member
    from omaha
    Posts: 238

    not a bad idea, maybe....
     
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Don't think I would want to mow 9,000 sf with a 21" for $18.
     
  4. totallpm

    totallpm LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Posts: 50

    It works.

    We have 2 company names.

    1 Total Landscaping - premium residential and comercial, Run 2 crews full time, trucks, trailers, and equipment always look great. Absolutly no short cuts.

    2 DJ Landscaping- Mow and go (cut, trim and blow) no more no less. quick and cheep. Have a two guy crew and work in consentrated area to cut on drive time. We clear about $ a week after overhead.


    Kevin Total landscaping
     
  5. This guy must be doing what totallpm does.

    Chack out this other site.

    www.justicelawns.com

    Dave
     
  6. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    lets see im over 9000 so xstra 2.50.thats 20.50.
    three acres for that aint bad.
    :) just kidding,to be honest ,this idea that there is one way to run a lawn service,is destined, im afraid for the dinasaurs
    fate.those who adjust an adapt,will survive.i get a great deal of enjoyment from making a lawn look its best.however that equipment needs to be making me money all the time.
    so i do what ever it takes to make that happen.more than one way to skin a cat.
     
  7. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,743

    Why dont they mow with 36"-48" walk behinds ? why 21" pushes ??? Its a damn shame that they will be putting all that effort into those yards for only 18 bucks....you figure a 2 man crew it will take what 25 minutes to mow,trim,edge,blow that means if you have to good workers working for 10.00 per hour that would mean that another 4 bucks off the 18 bucks for the lawn $2 dollars for fuel, $1 dollar for other material (i.e trimmer line,ear plugs ect.) So thats $11.00 bucks profit before taxes for the owner . To me is sucks. I wont step into a yard for under $35.00 most lawns I do are $55+ per cut for 10,000 sq. ft. lots
     
  8. toby

    toby LawnSite Member
    from ontario
    Posts: 66

    Bunton Guy, how do you figure a 2 man crew taking 25 min with a 21". My crews can knock off 5 or 6 $17 lawns per hr. if they are side by each.
    Push mower is faster & safer in the hands of employees doing smaller lawns.
     
  9. MuskTurfKing

    MuskTurfKing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 338

    I guess some people have it figured out and make a killing, you have to remember that it is cheaper to run a 21" than the bigger mowers. I'd think it'd even out somewhere though.

    Hank
     
  10. stick9

    stick9 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 262

    I think that the second is the most irritating website I have ever been to. That music .. oh my. They're obviously using the 'quantity over quality' theory. There's NO WAY they can do a great job!! Probably EXTREMELY average. I do like the "our fleet of trucks start every Monday out at the carwashblahblahblah". Ok! Sounds good.

    StiCK-nine
     

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