Another blower complaint!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sheppard, Nov 15, 2001.

  1. Fine Lines Lawn

    Fine Lines Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    Big thumbs down on her... that's the silliest thing I've ever heard.
  2. Dochere

    Dochere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    Next she'll ask you to cut with a push reel mower. What the hell does she think your mower has on it? One of those big hampster wheels with a rodent running in it? Dump her.
  3. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    :blob3: i'm a firm believer, for ever one you drop there's two waitin, pick up the neighbors on both sides and BLOW your brains out she'll go nuts.T:p
  4. gusbuster

    gusbuster LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,928

    This is such a big problem, but not with my own clients. It's always the neighbors who complain. I always find out later that they're the Pain of the block.

    As far as this complaint goes, on my own clients, take it or leave it attitude. Do you know of any lawn care company that uses hand or manual tools and is successful????

    Drop her!

    Just out of curiosity though, if you have a chance, ask her the reason she doesn't like the machine. Too much noise? Dust? Educate this poor soul that
    1. If she's worried abut noise pollution, ask her what kind of cleaners, drain chems ect... those are more dangerous than they seem due to mis-use
    2. If she's worried about dust pollution...
    A. She should be wearing a filter when outdoor. You see the dust caused by a blower because of concentration but not the air born pollutants.
    B. A drive to the grocery store causes more pollution than the exhaust and dust blown by blowers. Cars and trucks win by default due to the engine size and volume of fuel burnt by vehicles.

    Just my two cents
  5. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    I had these two old ladies (neighbors) call me up to mow their lawn. I go over their and they expect me to use ELECTRIC push mowers and SCISSORS to trim the grass. I laughed and then left.
  6. keifer

    keifer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    What is the prob just dont blow. Charge the same plus it will take less time.
  7. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    OK boy's, start the clock.................I got it stuck up her azz and now we're gonna see how long it'll take her to pop!:cry:

    I wouldn't hesitate to let this one go.
  8. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I've had 2 leaf job calls today. BOTH asked me to give them a ballpark figure. I refused of course.

    Both also said, "can you give me a price for raking leaves?" RAKING? haha.
  9. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662


    Just tell 'em that the raking is partly what you do when you are cleaning up once you've finished the job to ensure that the curbside is clean as a whistle. :D

    Then see if they still want that quote for the rest of the clean-up.

  10. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    :D Rake?? What's a RAKE? :D

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