Verticut only with no seed....ok?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by walker-talker, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Going to give estimate in about an hour for verticutting a guys lawn, but he wants to seed himself. Anyone have a request for this service??? I tried to explain to the man on the phone how my verticutter works. Blades cut through to the soil, disk rides in the slits and then seed drops directly into the slits making contact directly with the soil. I even told the man that I would load my hopper with his seed.

    I was just wondering if many of you have a request like this and how you handle it. I will have to adjust my price structure a little since I am not paying for the seed and fertilizer.

    MATT
     
  2. Yup have done it for people like that, just charge accordingly.

    Give no warranties or guarantees.
     
  3. bluemoon

    bluemoon LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 114

    Matt,
    What kind of verticut machine do you use?
    I am curious, what everybody uses, here I rent a classen.
    Its ok, just curious what being used out there.
    Bluemoon
     
  4. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    I think I did alright. Estimated time is 1.5 hours and told him $140. One thing I hate is when you give a customer an estimate and before you can blink they stick out they're hand wanting a handshake saying "ok, ok....it's a deal". Then I am left standing there with the thoughts of "why the hell didn't I tell him $40 more?" I am not upset, I am making what I need to.

    Bluemoon, I am using a Jacobsen AerKing 1321. Very similar to the Ryan Mataway, but slightly better (larger engine, tighter disc spacing and brake steering). Costly, but a very professional machine.

    MATT
     
  5. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    all part of the business
     
  6. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    heres a pic

    jacobsen front.jpg
     
  7. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    and a pic of the rear

    jacobsen rear.jpg
     
  8. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    Nice Machine! :)

    Why are u not using the kees vericutter?
     
  9. Cause he would have to buy a nother one ans this ones seem to be working just fine.
     
  10. jaredslawncare

    jaredslawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    hey what is a verticutter?
     

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