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ways customers are saving money

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GrassBustersLawn, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 983

    I was in a local hardware store today, buying some miscellaneous small parts when I overheard a women talking to the store owner. She was interested in an 18" REEL PUSH MOWER for $150. She was going to buy it because "she had been using a lawn service and this way buying the PUSH REEL MOWER was going to pay for itself!"

    I was literally laughing out loud at her statement. She kind of looked at me in a puzzled way. When I was a kid, 7 or 8 years old, we had one of those reel mowers. THEY SUCK. NOt only are they a ***** to push, but you have to go over everything twice to get a decent looking yard. Plus you have to take them somewhere to get the reels sharpened. I'll bet she uses that thing once and calls her LCO back to sign up again for lawn service!

  2. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,157

    All jokin aside if the baldes are kept sharp they cut pretty nice. But i have to agree they stink pushing around ! She will be calling her LCO Back when the temps get over 90 :laugh:
  3. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    If the blades are dull or if you're trying to cut tall grass it will look bad.
    It's all my 19hp Kawasaki can do sometimes to get through some of the stuff I cut. Tony
  4. Damian

    Damian LawnSite Member
    Posts: 242

    Yeah, if her family/neigbors don't call an ambulance first...
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,192

    Battery powered mowers are poping up all over our area....little greenies love the idea. We might have to offerthat service in the future.
  6. Audrey

    Audrey LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 570

    Well there you GO! :usflag:
    What innovation! That's the American way!

    Invest in a fleet of LawnBots (or whatever they're called). Just drive around in the early AM and turn them loose. Mosey on by and trim later on. Swing by later and scoop up the bots as they finish.

    Save on employees, truck rig, fuel costs, insurance...

    For the slow pays, use goats instead! :laugh:
    The greenies will really love you!



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