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Electric mowing service, anyone do it?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by LandTechandNLS, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. LandTechandNLS

    LandTechandNLS LawnSite Member
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    Messages: 31

    I am debating on looking into a cordless mower, blower and trimmer set up to offer my customers.

    Worx mowers, trimmers and blowers. With extra batteries and power inverter to charge the hand held equip.

    Does anyone do this type of service now? :usflag:
  2. LandTechandNLS

    LandTechandNLS LawnSite Member
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    Messages: 31

    And I have already looked into clean air lawn care.
  3. cut level

    cut level LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    This may be a dumb question but why?
  4. LandTechandNLS

    LandTechandNLS LawnSite Member
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    Messages: 31

    I have been asked about it by 2 of my organic lawn care customers.
  5. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    hustler has an electric ztr but not going far on 80 minutes of run time. I would be interested in electric but the technology isnt quite there yet.
  6. cut level

    cut level LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295


    Is it the "green" factor? 80 minutes on a ztr is not where they need to be yet.
  7. twobroslawns

    twobroslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 299

  8. kilgoja

    kilgoja LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 944

    i'm sure that is the way everything is heading...dunno how long for it to be considered the norm....could easily have an electric mower that is charged while you cut by solar panels as well as plugging it in overnight...they have to perfect the tecnology first....it's getting closer but still not where it needs to be...right now it only suits homeowners with a pretty small yard and it's really expensive
  9. TheGoat

    TheGoat LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    I think the electric products are premature.

    If you want to "green" it up for your concerned customers, target purchasing a diesel or propane, mower. either are more environmentally friendly than most other mowers out there and you can still expect the same utilization out of them as gas mowers.

    Don't forget to point out that by just having you mow their lawn in a quarter of the time it would take them you are lessening the environmental impact of lawn care.
  10. CaptainPike

    CaptainPike LawnSite Member
    Messages: 234

    If your customers want green, sell them green spray paint.

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