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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cubedmack, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,448

    Using WB machines instead of gas hog ZTR and no sulkies. Converting gas hogs to Propane as quick as possible.
  2. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    In August 2004, I spent $50 to fill up my F350. The young girl working the register said, "wow! $50 to fill up a truck." She was stunned.

    Sometime in late 2007, I spent over $50 to fill up my Mustang. Much smaller tank, but 93 octane.

    In June 2008, I spent $50 to fill up my Ranger.

    In April 2011, I spent over $50 to fill my mower.

    I figure it will eventually cost $50 to fill my two-cycle mix can.
  3. Truitt Lawn Maintenance

    Truitt Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 499

  4. scottslawncareav

    scottslawncareav LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    4.00 for 89 octane and 4.49 diesel
  5. freshcut419

    freshcut419 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 155

    Im selling my 24 foot long enclosed trailer and buying a open trailer that will fit in my garage. I have to keep my enclosed trailer at a storage lot . So Ill be getting rid of my storage fee and the gas and time to drive to pick up my trailer and drop it off, which is about 5 miles one way.
  6. milkie62

    milkie62 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 834

    I know i would lose about 25% of my customers if I raised my prices.It is affecting everyone,not just you.You will have to suck it up like the rest of the country.
  7. tradeyouraccounts

    tradeyouraccounts Banned
    Messages: 343

    How do you know you would lose 25%, curious to know what makes you think that amount? Prices always go up over time to cover inflation and sometimes the rise in service charge and the possibility of losing some customers at the end of the day can be a wash.
  8. grincon

    grincon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    My gas bill has gone up about $100 a month more than average since prices have gone up. Its a hard hit but I dont think its anything to panic about... yet
  9. rain man

    rain man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,794

    Rich people buying stock in oil.
  10. tradeyouraccounts

    tradeyouraccounts Banned
    Messages: 343

    Sometimes a price increase isn't the only option, you can always look at your accounts and find the ones that are further out of your normal route radius and costing you more than others to get to them, these accounts maybe more worth while to another LCO to service so a trade may suit for something closer to your regular route.

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