Yard Rolling

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sasquatchmonk88, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. sasquatchmonk88

    sasquatchmonk88 LawnSite Member
    from Lansing
    Posts: 12

    If you charge for lawn rolling, do you normally charge less or more than you do to mow....I figure more because your filling up the barrel and emptying it....
     
  2. Hell on Blades

    Hell on Blades LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 513

    A couple of options ...
    1) if you're rolling multiple yards, just charge what you do to mow and the extra 10 min on either end will be spread among each job... or
    2) figure out how much extra time you'll need or how much slower you'll have to go and add it to the fee.
     
  3. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    Can you explain "why" you would empty the roller when you finished at one job? Are you actually looking for ways to be inefficient? If you are, then by all means keep doing what you're doing.
     
  4. sasquatchmonk88

    sasquatchmonk88 LawnSite Member
    from Lansing
    Posts: 12

    I was thinking of the scenario as if I was doing one job...ya know I come on here looking for advice and never find it because of ass holes like you make it impossible to find it. If you do not have an answer or any thing worth posting, why do you even bother to reply? So the real question is, are you looking for ways to be a inefficient by being a ******* ******* to every rookie in the industry?
     
  5. snowjeep

    snowjeep LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 454

    Easy guys. I use a tow behind brinley ploy 36"x 24" and filled it with sand so its about 900 lbs. On smaller lawns that I charge $24 a cut I charge $50 to roll. My larger lawns are $60-$75 and never had anyone say no to my prices.
     
  6. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,013

    Why would you intentionally compact the soil in the first place........................I guess you can then sell a aeration job which is only beneficial for about 30 days...............
     
  7. Weekendwrench

    Weekendwrench LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 35

    Don’t empty the roller!!!!! R u going to use the customers water and charge them to roll their yard? I bring 2 rollers with me when I roll lawns. 1 about 40” to get threw gates the other just over 55” both weigh just over a 1000lbs + 800lb tractor on my trailer.
     
  8. mbrew

    mbrew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 491

    I'm curious also. The only time I've ever rolled a lawn was right after it was seeded to insure good soil contact with the seed, but I've never done it to an established yard.

    Thanks, Mike
     
  9. Weekendwrench

    Weekendwrench LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 35

    Frost Heave. Makes our clay soil like a mine field every winter. Not so much a problem down south.
     
  10. mbrew

    mbrew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 491

    Thanks! I understand now.
     

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