Hypothetical question about EOW mowing

Youngandfree

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
VA
Sounds like you are just creating your own headaches to me if you already know how high the grass gets in 2 weeks.

Bi weeklies are at least a 50% upcharge in cases like that.
 

ArTurf

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Ark
Ask your self this. Does grass grow at the same rate the whole year?
Answer: No
At times it may need to be cut weekly, every 2 weeks or once a month or none at all.

So why do people (both HO's and LCO's) seem to think it needs to be cut on the same schedule the whole year. Go figure.
I think the OP wants to buy a specialized piece of equipment to solve a problem that doesn't exist or at least it shouldn't exist. So the grass is too high to cut after 2 weeks. Soooo cut it more often vs. buying a special piece of equipment to deal with it.

It seems to OP wants this "farm" business for whatever reasons. I think he'd be better off business wise giving them a discount for weekly mowing vs. buying and dealing with a special piece of equipment
 

ArTurf

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Ark
Biweeklies are 2/3 of my weekly routes. I think the only way to do a biweekly is a one pass job. 3 out of my 4 mowers will mow very cleanly with one pass, Deere 36” stander, snapper 32” walk behind and the Honda hrx217. The only mower that leaves stragglers is my Turfmaster but I think high lift blades would fix that.

It’s been stated over and over here that biweekly accounts are not allowed to complain about clippings left after a mowing. If they want it pristine after the service they can subscribe to a weekly service.

One pass mowers aren’t unicorns, they’re just properly set up quality equipment. Why are you seeking biweeklies??
I think the lawns you're mowing are very different than the farm yards the OP is speaking of. Both in the grass types and the maintenance as a whole
 

Hurryupelectric

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Charleston
I think the lawns you're mowing are very different than the farm yards the OP is speaking of. Both in the grass types and the maintenance as a whole
Yeah, I realized that after the fact. I’m thinking that land rich money poor customers are about last on my list of clients to target lol.
 
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fitph

LawnSite Senior Member
The only problem I see is....
Are you a business?
If you are a business then figure out if a flail mower is a NEED or a WANT.
If it can't be justified then don't buy it.
Throwing in my wife says. "Ok" Doesn't matter.
I am a business and the flail is not a need but I sure do want it. If I can find a way to make money with it then it makes it easier to swallow the cost. Because this is a want and not a need the wife's opinion does come into play. I am sure everyone here who is married understands this. Without her support the business would not work. It is nice to have a good woman especially after having an ex who did everything she could to tank anything I did.
 
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fitph

LawnSite Senior Member
Sounds like you are just creating your own headaches to me if you already know how high the grass gets in 2 weeks.

Bi weeklies are at least a 50% upcharge in cases like that.
The flail will mow it like it isn't even there. Just a lot of money for the flail deck. My business does not mow anymore so this would be a new service line.
 

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