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Whats the most overpriced equip. or supplies in our biz?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CharlieBingo, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. CharlieBingo

    CharlieBingo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 400

    I think 3 peices of flat steel ( a mulch kit) for $300 about takes the cake for me. I bought the steel locally for $8 and 1 hour later I was mulching. Some things like trimmers for $300 bucks are a great deal and others insane.
  2. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Posts: 4,909

    A ZTR $10,000.00 You can buy a new car for less than that
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    How about the $45 "hitches" for the ZTRs? Better yet, how about a bottle of fungicide or specialized herbicide that costs between $90 and $130 for a 2 oz. bottle?
  4. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    How good is the cut from that car?
  5. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    The only car that will make you money is a checker cab.

    Y'all rememebr how expensive roundup used to be before their patent expired...
  6. premierlawncare

    premierlawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    LABOR is the most expesive thing. And edger blades are pretty high cost too.
  7. EXspyguy

    EXspyguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 163

  8. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    I can think of an area that oodles of money is spent and most products are made to be sold and not used. With the exception of a couple new poisons and old reliable traps a lot of money is blown off trying to get rid of moles.

    Agree or disagree ?

  9. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    blades, steel costs me $.52 per lb...
  10. alwaysgreener

    alwaysgreener LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    And these are good reasons some of your bigger LCO's are removing lawn maintenance all together. Not enough money is being made. Yes sure you can buy a ZTR for $10,000 but you have to also include schedule maintenance, and someone to operate it, were talking lots of money for a $60.00 lawn job.

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