Customers Equipment

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Marshall's Yard Service, May 17, 2019.

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Using a customers equipment.

  1. Great idea

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  2. Horrible idea

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  3. Undecided

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  1. Marshall's Yard Service

    Marshall's Yard Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    What do you think about using a customers equipment?
     
  2. Matthews Lawn Care

    Matthews Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Why would anyone even think about it?
     
  3. Andrew H

    Andrew H LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,672

    Who's responsible if it breaks?
     
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  4. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,300

    You break it I'm sure they will make you buy it. But it really is similar to hiring a paint crew to paint your house and telling them, no, don't use your high quality brushes or paint rig that can spray a righteous coat of paint on my house... Instead use these cheap chip brushes that will leave strands of paintbrush bristles (hair) in my paint job etc. Just not a good idea
     
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  5. Mumblingboutmowers

    Mumblingboutmowers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    NO WAY! All they are looking for is a cheaper price, you are liable for any damages and you did not buy your own equipment and go into business for yourself to work for someone else that most likely want to pay a low hourly wage.
     
  6. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,504

    What, like sneaking a mower out of the shed and using it for all your lawns, then sneaking it back in at the end of the season?
     
  7. OP
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    Marshall's Yard Service

    Marshall's Yard Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    Don't get me wrong. I am not advocating for it. Just wanted to see what the opinions on the matter are.
     
  8. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,771

    just get it in writing that if it breaks down while you are using it that you aren't held responsible.
     
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  9. OP
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    Marshall's Yard Service

    Marshall's Yard Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    I thought of that and was wondering if anyone else would have that idea.
     
  10. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,559

    I was doing a mulch job with friends a few years back, and they had a hustler Z with a wagon on the back. We filled it up with mulch and I was backing it in to where the mulch went and the hitch snapped. They said it was fine but man did I feel bad about it.
     
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