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how many new LCO's?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tiedeman, Nov 20, 2004.

  1. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    How many new LCO's have you seen that started up in your area this past year?
  2. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    i saw alot of new guys. but i'm not sure if they just bought lettered trucks for the first time, or they are new to the biz. i was around almost 3 years before i had a lettered truck, many thought i was new.
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I have seen 3 new ones this year. One of them had a lot of Z's on his trailer.
  4. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    pro's 2-3
    lowe's mowers on a rickety trailer behind a station wagon 10 or so.
    i generally don't worry as 75% of the pro's will be out of business in 3 years.
    the bubba's are mowing the yards that the people won't pay more than $10.00.
    so they are filling a market need.
  5. Duramax99

    Duramax99 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    I have seen 10 -15 new lawn care people. Every other truck I see has a trailer on it with mowers.
  6. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    I've noticed about 10 new LCO's this year, but I know of at least that many that are calling it quits after this year. Low prices are taking a toll on a lot of legit LCO's. A lot of good guys won't be back next season and it will sure hurt the business in my area.
  7. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    I don't know, because I am pretty new. I usually don't pat that much attention to the other LCOs. I try my best to keep my customers happy and don't pay much attention to what others are doing. But, I'm not sure if that's good or bad.
  8. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    good attitude
    happy customers = more business
  9. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    Geeze, too many to count. See how many are around next year though, and how many new faces too. Saw a guy today with a wodden trailer and ATV tires on it. Man oh man. ;)
  10. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    Some days I wish I had a rooket launcher. Just blow up the whole operation.

    Every redneck with a pick up near me has a snow plow, trailer and ZTR. None legit. I love it when they say $40 on the same job I am getting $75.

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