Fair Lease Price

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by coyotekid, May 11, 2005.

  1. coyotekid

    coyotekid LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    First off, I'm new here, so I've been busy reading all I can!

    I'm just starting my own lawn care business--I'm not new to lawn care, as I've done a lot of it when I worked for a landscaping company.

    Now that I'm going solo, I will be leasing my dad's Grasshopper 928D mower with a 61" deck.

    I plan to bid my accounts, but I think the lease needs to be worked out on an hourly basis based on the Hobbs meter on the mower.

    Does anybody have suggestions for price per hour?
  2. A+ Lawncare

    A+ Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 503

    how many accounts ya got now, give us guys a lil more feedback on u & ur company....
  3. coyotekid

    coyotekid LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    Well right now I only have two accounts lined up, but both of them are large areas. I have many more in the works, though.

    What does this have to do with a fair lease price?
  4. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Cause A+ is just a johnny come lately High School kid that wants everybody on here to think he is a big shot LCO, only problem is he hasn't really cut any grass yet except for his mom and dads. I mean he couldn't have because he is in School most of the day and then is averaging 12 post a day here so that leaves no time to cut anyone's grass ;) He doesn't even have any equipment yet (well except for his dad's Z that he calls "his" once in a while) cause he is on here every day asking about it. Last time he had gone from a 48" wanna buy to a 21" Homeowner goina buy. He'll also throw some "forumla's" on you that he "uses in his business".

    As to your lease question I would work out with your dad a fair "split" from your profits.
  5. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,433

    Speaking of losers....
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,558

    I guess I better inform my sons that I will be sending them a bill for all the old junk equipment that I bought and is still being used!! What do you think a rental place would charge if you tried to lease that thing(probably $80 half day).
  7. coyotekid

    coyotekid LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111


    So are you guys calling me a loser for leasing equipment from my father?

    He has a commercial-quality unit which has low hours, and it will work well for both of us: he can regain some of the money invested in the unit, and I can earn a decent wage operating it.

    By the way, what do you guys think of this mower? I think it's awesome, but I will not claim to be very experienced in the professional lawn care industry.
  8. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,433

    Not you....
  9. coyotekid

    coyotekid LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    Any more suggestions?
  10. Rinker97

    Rinker97 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    How about coming up with a length of time you want to lease it, a fair total price, and divide it out by the number of months? And only consider working months, not off season, so you will only pay when using it.


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