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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HOMER, Jun 30, 2000.

  1. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    Bill, I never thought of it that way, thats some pretty wise thinking! I guess you right. I'd rather lose one $25 a week customer than lose one $300 a week customer. Bigger shoes to fill!! I Got it!<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://communities.msn.com/guidosequipmentpics/&quot;&gt;&quot;Guido&quot;&lt;/a&gt;<br>David M. Famiglietti
  2. homer wrote:<p>&gt;I got your e-mail but my Outlook Express won't let me &quot;send&quot;, only receive! I'm gonna work on it tomorrow.<p>Homer Outhouse express is the worst mail client known to the free world. It is a bloated pig of a app that can be easily hacked via a VB script.<p>Pegasus Mail a freeware app is the best mail client for windows.<p>Download for FREE at:<br>http://www.pegasus.usa.com/
  3. Bobby wrote:<p>&gt;I looked at a yard last month. It was an acre and a half. I figured I could do maby seven 25.00 yards in the time it would take me to do this one big yard. When I told her it would be 175.00 a cut, she looked at me like I was crazy. She said she was paying 125.00. <p>Hey Bobby where do you find a sucker that will put out a buck twenty five to mow a <br>SMALL 65K homesite.<p>In the real world (my world)a job like this will sell for between $45 (.70/1k sq ft) to a high of $65 (1.00/1k sq ft).<p>BTW what size mowers do you have?<p>If you want to run with the big dogs you need<br>a 62&quot; mower or you better stay on the porch.<br>$65
  4. AGG Lawn Maintenance

    AGG Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    from Elberon
    Posts: 422

    Homer,<br>You can look at from two different sides.<br>1. The bigger jobs that are priced right = less accounts less head aches and less travel time. Although it is very very compettive and the lower man wins in some cases if you stick to your prices and put out great work you can make a killing.<br>2. With the smaller jobs they can be good also if you route all the jobs in the same area. We hit jobs in two's and three's. I try to keep my travel time to a min. You should run a time test to see where your least and most time and money are. I ran a time test today with two really good workers and one new guy the did 13 lawns from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm. Thats pretty good counting they took 1/2 an hour lunch and where stuck in traffic for about 45 minutes due to beach traffic. I sat by and watched them.<br>Travis AG&G Lawn Maintenance :eek:)
  5. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,361

    Sorry L. Stone, but your price is too low for residential work in my area. Unlike a huge sports field, that property probably has power edging and lots of weed-eating to be done before the lady will pay a dime. And if the back yard is fenced, a 48&quot; is probably the largest mower possible. <p>----------<br>Lanelle<br>

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