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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by amobcp, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. amobcp

    amobcp LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    I am really thankfull for this site. Spent many hours on it but still have to a this question. I just sold out of a masonry business. I have decided and am determined to do Lawn Care business next. I do have a Kioti Tractor and Trailor already from old business. Would it be a possible option to add emplements to the tractor and market services such as bush hogging, large acreage mowing, stump removal, maybe mini escavating ect, or Just start with the brochures, newspaper and go for the slow low investment residential lawn mowing route.
  2. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,939

    You've already got the tractor, go for the niche. At least then, if you get into residential mowing, you can offer once a month bush hogging for the cheapskates who don't want weekly mowing (just be sure to charge almost four times the weekly rate).
  3. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,180

    Yes if you have the equip go for it. crawdad had a good idea.

  4. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    Make use of what you have and build upon it,the possibilities are always endless.
  5. amobcp

    amobcp LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    Thanks for the input, does anyone have any sugestions on how the best way to market these services
  6. precisioncut

    precisioncut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 654

    Talk to alot of people. Get business cards printed and start circulating them. You can print flyers but remember they have a typical low responce rate. Papers are another. The possibilities are endless, just depends on how much time and/or money you wish to put behind you.
  7. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,454

    The tractor would be great for the services you mentioned. I may be reading it wrong, but if you do "lawn" service, the tractor isn't going to help much other than very large properties where quality of cut isn't an issue. Plus productivity would suck anyhow on anything less than an acre or two.
  8. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,410

    Go for the bush-hoggin. Around here, we have call for a lot of bush-hoggin. Does your tractor have a front loader? Comes in rreal handy.

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  9. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    Trust me call every tom dick and harry that mows lawns. I belive I get about 15-20 calls a month for one or two time bush hawging. If I get that many there has to be others that get some to.
  10. KL Squared

    KL Squared LawnSite Member
    Posts: 113

    Advertise as much as possible. Ads in paper, flyers, cards, and anyhting else that you can afford to do. If possible, I would make sure that I could had enough basic equipment to do some residential lawns. These are the bread and butter of most lawn care companies. As time goes on you can build your clientel nad be more selective in the type of work that you do. Good Luck

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