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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by lsu03, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    1. what size lawns do you cut?
    2. how many crews do you have?
    3. what do you pull those 5 dixies with? what size trailer is it?

    thanks. just interested
  2. gorrell

    gorrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 536

    lsu03, I guess you could say I've got 3 crews. 2 are two person crews and one is solo. I use one of the 230 Steiners and my helper uses one of the DC's. The second crew uses 2 of the DC's, and the solo guy uses one of the other Steiner 230's. We've got several large properties. A large manufacturing concern is 45-50 acres, a college in our home town is approx. 45 acres, a high school/grade school/middle school in our county is also 45+ acres. We also do 3 properties for the Corps of Engineers that total 15 acres. We only have about 20 residentials. I pull 2 Steiners and a DC with a 2002 GMC Duramax/Allison 4 door crew cab dually on a 27' triaxle trailer. The other crew uses a 2001 Powerstroke with 14' trailer with two DC's and the solo guy uses a 2006 1500 Silverado with the 230 Steiner on a 6.5 x 12 trailer. Any other questions please feel free to ask.......................Lynn
  3. MeadowsLawnCare

    MeadowsLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    Must be nice :) Congrats on all your success!
  4. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    Can I see a pic of the two DC's on a 14' trailer?

    What do you average per acre on those large accounts?


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