Made a cold call yesterday at a local fire equipment company. They sit on 20 acres of well maintained property, very few mowing obstacles. I approached the secretary inside about the possiblility of submitting a proposal for the grounds maintenance. She replied that they do it themselves and showed me the mower they use. A Toro 580D and they hired a guy to mow the grass and to be a "gopher" the days that he is not mowing. Also they buy a new mower every 2 years. She proudly said it takes the guy 2 days to mow it now. I said in 2 years or less it will be taking him a week and you'll have to hire a another "gopher". Now I'm not sure but these mowers are in the 50K range not to mention the gophers pay and benefits. Why do these companies and municipalities not understand that outsourcing work creates competition and drives prices down. He should be mowing this place in 1/2 day with that mower. We can do it cheaper and still make money because of our efficiency.