I hear an overwhelming majority of contractors on here who say "$1/Min" for mowing, etc. So why is it the same people who say $30/pmh or $35/pmh is good for doing leaves? I understand large operations with multible employees need this method to insure costs are covered, however why stoop to $30 or $35/pmh for HARD WORK? mowing is easy, leaves are a beast. What happened to $1/min? Why do you all say "buy the biggest baddest mother fxkcing leaf blower" you can when all you're getting is $30/pmh? If you are going to stick with the $30/pmh rate then what is your incentive to buy the more effecient equipment? There is none. you should be using a back pack blower, rake/tarp and maybe a 5hp barrel blower because its going to take much longer to pay off the blower that costs 2x as much. I shoot my estimates a lot more than $30/hr, but I'm also in and out in significantly less time because I A) have powerful (aka efficient) equipment, B) the right tools for the job.