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Anyone do BIG cemeteries?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by UpstateServices, Dec 26, 2019.

  1. OP
    OP
    UpstateServices

    UpstateServices LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    I happen to really like doing them. Peaceful.... if they pay good enough and you’re not the only one trimming headstones . What warrants your response?
     
  2. Crazy 4 grass

    Crazy 4 grass LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,181

    I'd think about using my Milwaukee string trimmer to add to the peacefulness.
     
  3. Matthews Lawn Care

    Matthews Lawn Care LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,154

    Yeah just need 1,000 batteries to be able to complete 1/3 of the trimming.
     
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  4. Crazy 4 grass

    Crazy 4 grass LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,181

    You obviously have never run one then.

    Would I use it for heavy thick stuff? No

    But for weekly light trimming, around dozens of small things? In a case where peacefulness and quiet is part of the reason I'm taking on the job? Absolutely.
    I have trimmed with mine for an hour with a 9ah battery many times.

    A side benefit worth mentioning- lack of vibration.
    I own an operate gas power trimmers as well and for non stop heavy load they are where its at.
     
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  5. zlandman

    zlandman LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 962

    Love the electric trimmers for general maintenance trimming. Batteries last quite some time. It would take a handful to go all day but they last longer than a tank or two of fuel. And yeah, super quiet!
     
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  6. OP
    OP
    UpstateServices

    UpstateServices LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    As has been said in other threads, I would definitely be interested if the battery life equaled that of a gas powered. Especially with the amount of gas used on 5400 stones plus some fence.
     
  7. Mark Stark

    Mark Stark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,180

    All of this talk about cemetery's is killing me :cool2:

    @UpstateServices what town are you guys based out of?
     
  8. Crazy 4 grass

    Crazy 4 grass LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,181

    I zeroed in on the word peaceful and thus the suggestion.
    I for one would be very interested to hear real feedback on how many batteries would be gone through in an 8 hour shift for this application. My guess would be four 12 amp hour batteries.
     
  9. Matthews Lawn Care

    Matthews Lawn Care LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,154

    Haha, right so you think trimming for an hour at a large cemetery(1400+ headstones) would be achievable with an electric trimmer? Don’t kid yourself.

    So, use the correct tool for the correct job. In this particular case, unless you have 1,000 batteries, an electric trimmer isn’t going to be sufficient.

    Also, before assuming things about people, you should prob get a little more info. Yes I have used an electric trimmer, husqvarna don’t remember the model. Dealer gave it to me for a week to demo. I found that I could get
    1.5 hrs per full battery on weekly maintenance accts. Not even close to doing 1400+ headstones.

    Any questions?
     
  10. OP
    OP
    UpstateServices

    UpstateServices LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    Not to mention 5400 headstones. Love the concept, hope they can become relevant in the commercial field soon.
     

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